Archive for May, 2016

C.J. Cron saves the day with walk-off homer after Angels blow big lead against Tigers

The crack off C.J.

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‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ writer and Jon Robin Baitz to premiere plays at Kirk Douglas Theatre

New plays by Jon Robin Baitz and “Beasts of the Southern Wild” screenwriter Lucy Alibar will be among the highlights of the 2016-17 season at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. The new season, which begins in September, also will feature a new “block party” series that will highlight three…

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Her blood was ‘drained’ from her: Canadian heir charged with torture killing of girlfriend in WeHo

An artist and screenwriter from a prominent Canadian family was charged Tuesday with torturing, killing and draining the blood from the body of his girlfriend at their West Hollywood apartment. Appearing in a Los Angeles courtroom, Blake Leibel, 35, pleaded not guilty to felony charges including..

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Baseball: Sophomore Jesse Bergin pitches Harvard-Westlake into Division 1 final

A year ago, there was lots of fuss being made around Harvard-Westlake that freshman Jesse Bergin might one day join the class of elite Wolverine pitchers in recent years such as Jack Flaherty, Lucas Giolito and Max Fried. But Bergin never got the chance to show his stuff because of injuries. Fast..

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Michigan’s Sierra Romero is the college softball player of the year

Michigan infielder Sierra Romero has been selected the Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball college player of the year.  The senior ranks in the top 10 nationally with a .465 batting average, 19 home runs and a .585 on-base percentage, and is in the top five with 77 RBIs and a .916 slugging…

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Faraday Future enters exclusive negotiations with Vallejo for factory

Gardena electric car company Faraday Future is now one step closer to establishing a vehicle manufacturing plant in California. The Vallejo City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to enter into a six-month exclusive negotiating agreement with FF LLC, a special-purpose entity created by Faraday…

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Murrieta Mesa advances to Southern Section Division I final in baseball

Murrieta Mesa opened in 2009 and had never made the Southern Section baseball playoffs until this season. Now the Rams are headed to the Division 1 championship game after a 6-3 win over West Ranch in nine innings on Tuesday night at Blair Field in Long Beach.

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After becoming one of Germany’s hottest young forwards, he’ll be playing with the U.S. team in Copa América

Bobby Wood was a shy 14-year-old from Southern California when he came to Germany with big dreams. It didn’t take long for that to turn into a nightmare, though, because Wood didn’t speak a word of German, couldn’t fathom how cold and dark the country and the people could be, and didn’t get any..

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Los Angels cuentan con exceso de brazos

Al comienzo de esta temporada la rotación de pitcheo de los Angels de Anaheim no gozaba de muchas opciones. Pero con las lesiones que sufrieron Garrett Richards y Andrew Heaney, al equipo ya no solo le faltaban brazos sino que le faltaba calidad en la lomita también. Los Angels aún no cuentan con…

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Basketball court plan in Runyon Canyon expected to get benched

In November, Los Angeles gave the OK for a private donor to build a badly needed retaining wall in Runyon Canyon Park, along with a basketball court that would bear his company’s logo. On Wednesday — in the wake of a public outcry, as well as a lawsuit from a group of neighbors of the very popular,..

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