Archive for July, 2017

Ed Norton lands John Lautner’s Stevens House for $11.8 million — half its original asking price

Ed Norton, who last year lent his voice to the animated comedy “Sausage Party,” has spent some serious mustard on an oceanfront home in Malibu. The actor and activist, by way of a limited liability company, has paid $11.8 million for the John Lautner-designed Stevens House in the gated Malibu Colony..

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Ronald Jones II, with regrown hair, is ready to lead running backs

Last season, Ronald Jones II didn’t feel like himself. Jones struggled to run the ball through the first several games, and by the midpoint of the season he was certain he knew why: He had cut off his dreadlocks. A year later, the USC tailback won’t make the same mistake

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Russia sanctions will stay in place

Track and field’s governing body is not ready to lift Russia’s suspension from competitions as the country fails to fully accept the findings of an investigation into its state-sponsored doping scheme. The meeting of IAAF member associations in London on Thursday will be asked to maintain the…

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Time will be the ultimate judge on if L.A. made a good deal to take 2028 Olympics

The mood was nearly giddy among Olympic athletes and city officials who gathered at StubHub Center on Monday. Local bid leaders had called a news conference to formally announce a deal with the International Olympic Committee that would pave the way for bringing the 2028 Summer Games to Southern…

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It’s a strange feeling having to wait 11 years for the prize

It’s wonderful. And it’s weird. The Summer Olympics are coming back to Los Angeles, the world’s premier sporting event finally returning to the world’s greatest sporting city

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Beautician accused in botched buttocks enhancement pleads guilty

A Monterey Park beautician accused in a botched buttocks enhancement that left a client in need of major corrective surgery pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge, officials said. Ana Bertha Diaz Hernandez — who pocketed at least $40,000 for “recklessly” performing injections on more than 10…

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Spending on international players sets up trade deadline moves for Dodgers

The three o’clock hour was underway, and so were the conference calls with the general managers. The trade deadline had passed a couple hours earlier, and now was the time for the Dodgers and Angels to explain their moves

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L.A. gains financial concessions in return for agreeing to host the 2028 Olympic Games

After weeks of intense negotiations with the International Olympic Committee, Los Angeles officials have agreed to host the Summer Games in 2028 — instead of 2024 — in return for a deal they hope will generate hundreds of millions in additional savings and revenues. The arrangement, which lets…

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Mother of man killed outside Ladera Heights gym sues Sheriff’s Department and county

The mother of a man who was shot and killed in March during an encounter with Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies has sued the county and the Sheriff’s Department, saying that deputies lacked proper training and used unnecessary force against her son, who suffered from a mental illness. The civil…

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A fit and healthy E.J. Gaines makes big plays in Rams training camp

A foot injury that required surgery and sidelined him the entire season two years ago is completely healed. So are the hamstring issues and other problems that slowed him in 2016

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