April 11, 2014 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The last time Phil Mickelson missed a cut at the Masters, he was 26, sputtering out of the 1997 tournament as Tiger Woods was lapping the field. But after stumbling to a 36-hole total of five over par, Mickelson missed this year's cut by a stroke, done in by two triple bogeys - at No. 7 on Thursday and No. 12 on Friday. Coming into the week, Mickelson had never made a triple at the 12th and had twice as many birdies there (16) as double bogeys. But a weak tee shot Friday put him in the front bunker, and a three-shot beach party began.
April 6, 2014 |
Now that open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act is over for this year, healthcare consumers can begin to put their insurance policies to work. For many, it may be a challenge. A year ago, Norm Wilkinson, 61, retired after 35 years as a Teamster and signed on to a retiree health plan. He figured he'd enjoy the same comprehensive coverage he'd had for years, but soon learned that prescription drugs weren't covered. "I did not get a prescription drug plan with it, and that was the big killer," said Wilkinson, a resident of Whittier.
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April 2, 2014 |
Small tsunami waves and other unusual "water movements" arrived on the California coast Wednesday following an 8.2 earthquake that struck Chile's northern coast. Although officials stressed that no tsunami warning had been issued for California or the West Coast, the abnormal wave heights, tide fluctuations and current changes may have surprised boaters, they said. The first waves to strike California that were connected to Tuesday night's South American earthquake may have hit La Jolla about 4 a.m., said Bill Knight, an oceanographer with the National Tsunami Warning Center based in Alaska.
April 1, 2014 |
My whopper of a journey ended in a Burger King, in front of a darkened TV screen hanging in a corner obscured by a tall guy eating a bag of fries. The Dodgers game had just ended, and I had missed it. All of it. Every pitch, every hit, every Vin. My Tuesday afternoon quest to watch the Dodgers' first domestic appearance on their new SportsNet LA channel had finished in fast-food failure. Bad enough that this new channel reaches only 30% of Los Angeles. On the first day that would test the effect of the Dodgers' decision to cut a TV deal that has cut out the majority of their fans, the channel reached 0% of me. I tried.
March 26, 2014 |
Michael McFaul was a scholar from Montana when he made his first trip to the West's Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union. Thirty years later, he was President Obama's chief Russia expert, then the United States ambassador in Moscow. He left the ambassadorship last month, after two years in the job, to return to teaching at Stanford University, his alma mater. In 1994, after a neo-fascist Russian figure denounced him, someone shot a bullet through his Palo Alto office window. Now the architect of Obama's 2009 "reset" watches from a virtual window as Russia is once again on the outs with the West.
March 26, 2014 |
Encino Crespi Coach Russell White traveled to North Carolina last weekend to watch his former point guard, London Perrantes, help Viriginia win its first two games in the NCAA tournament, and it was an experience he'll never forget. "It was surreal," White said. "It was probably one of the best professional weekends of my life watching him go about his business. It was very fulfilling. " Perrantes was one of the top guards in the Mission League during his days at Crespi, and his composure under pressure for a freshman keeps coming through.