Archive for October, 2014

13-year-old twins among 3 dead in Santa Ana Halloween hit-and-run

Three 13-year-old girls, two of whom were twins, were killed by a hit-and-run driver Friday evening while they were trick-or-treating in Santa Ana, police said.

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Lakers are game, but Clippers own the game, and the city, at the end

Byron Scott’s confidence in the Lakers almost carried over to Friday’s game.

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UCLA is sloppy in 80-53 exhibition victory over Azusa Pacific

There is a brand new floor at Pauley Pavilion, but perhaps the water damage from a July flood left some rust. In its first exhibition game, against a Division II opponent, the UCLA men’s basketball team looked like a work in progress.

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Nate Thompson finds the sweet spot in Ducks’ 2-1 overtime win

As Nate Thompson jumped off the bench in overtime Friday and saw Corey Perry take a pass from an onrushing Cam Fowler, Thompson didn’t have to think about what to do.

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Big race for Untapable, big announcement by jockey Rosie Napravnik

They were a couple of strong females, and boy, did the Santa Anita crowd of 37,205 at Friday’s Breeders’ Cup hear them roar.

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Football: Hawkins QB Jorge Amaya passes for 739 yards in win over West Adams

Near perfect.

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Chicago Cubs hire Joe Maddon as manager

The Chicago Cubs, who have gone more than a century without a World Series championship, took what they hope will be a significant step toward ending that drought by officially hiring Joe Maddon as their manager on Friday, only hours after firing Rick Renteria.

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Possible ‘hybrid’ Net neutrality rules get chilly reception

Internet service providers, Web-based entrepreneurs and consumer groups are sharply divided over whether and how the Federal Communications Commission should try to preserve the Net’s status as an open, neutral platform for innovation.

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Pork chop feasts at L.A.-area restaurants

My husband loves to tell the story of a restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y., where, in his memory, a huge pork chop was served with a knife sticking out of it. And while he dug into that chop, a crescendo of arguing and cursing issued from the kitchen. Apparently one of the cooks had suddenly realized…

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Oscar Isaac set to simmer in ‘A Most Violent Year’

About midway through 2013, director J.C. Chandor began dropping by the Williamsburg home of actor Oscar Isaac

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