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Anze Kopitar and the Kings take their hot power play up north

Anze Kopitar didn't think it was a big deal that he needed several stitches to repair the damage done Saturday when a high stick cut through the side of his right ear in the second period of the Kings' game against San Jose.

Why 401(k)s Shouldn't Replace Pensions

It's not just basic finance, it's common sense: A large pool of money invested by professionals will yield far greater returns than small, separate accounts managed by individuals with no professional training in finance. So why do some...Show More Summary

‘Capital’ by John Lanchester

528 p. 2012 How can a writer fill over 500 pages largely about ordinary lives where nothing much happens and yet leave you wanting more? This was my selection for bookgroup but I must confess that I didn’t realize that … Continue reading ?

Go Ninja: Get psyched up for Ninninger's first promos

I may be late to the festivities once again, but it's time to look at Shuriken Sentai Ninninger's heroes in motion. Silly enough, these videos caught me by surprise, as I wasn't expecting to see a promotional video for the show yet. If anything, this means that the series lived up to its ninja motif before its Feb. Show More Summary

St. John Bosco QB Josh Rosen is The Times' player of the year

If someone wants to build a bronze statue commemorating Josh Rosen's days at Bellflower St. John Bosco, it would be understandable. He's a 17-year-old senior quarterback who helped change the culture and perception of the Braves' football program.

Centennial's Javon McKinley catches on as Times' back of the year

If anyone didn't know about junior receiver Javon McKinley of Corona Centennial High before the playoffs, they surely were aware of him afterward.

Matt Logan of Pac-5 champion Corona Centennial is Times' coach of year

Overcoming a season-opening loss to Santa Ana Mater Dei, using a two-quarterback rotation that no one else would dare try, winning the Pac-5 Division championship in his first attempt — those are just a few of the coaching achievements in 2014 for Matt Logan of Corona Centennial.

Craft Beer from Oakes Brew House

A VOA profile: Brewer Happy Sekanka (VOA / Darren Taylor) The world over, beer is a testosterone-fuelled industry. Advertisements for the globe’s most popular alcoholic beverage are almost exclusively aimed at men. But a group of women...Show More Summary

Long Beach Poly's Joseph Wicker is selected top lineman

Whether his opponent was strong or weak, Joseph Wicker of Long Beach Poly High always found a way to influence the game from his position on the defensive line.

Emerging Alternate Intellectual Property systems : China's "Gonkai" Open Source

Another reason why societies should allow the blossoming of homegrown IP systems. Bunny Huang highlights the difference between Western IP-heavy systems and China's bi-directional "Gonkai" framework: image courtesy of Bunnie StudiosShow More Summary

Like the chilly weather? This week to bring more of it, plus rain, chance of snow

Today's sweater weather was a preview of what forecasters say could be the chilliest week of the year.

Ex-President George H.W. Bush to stay in hospital for sixth night

Former President George H.W. Bush will remain hospitalized in Texas for a sixth night, his spokesman said Sunday, adding that they hope for “news about a possible discharge soon.”

Tharwa Drive to close temporarily in January

11 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) today announced a temporary road closure as part of the construction of the new South Tuggeranong Fire & Rescue station. “The building of the new emergency services facility on the corner of Drakeford Drive and Tharwa Road is at an advanced stage and is on schedule to be completed in [...]

Clippers' Jordan Farmar is struggling this season

Jordan Farmar is a two-time NBA champion and has been a starting point guard in the league.

Migrants can soon get driver's licenses, but it's been a long road

For decades, California has debated whether immigrants in the country illegally should be issued driver's licenses. It began during the anti-illegal immigration movement of the mid-1990s and continued as Latinos have gained significant political clout in Sacramento.

Syria Year-end Predictions and Analysis by Joshua Landis (28 December 2014)

Year-end Predictions and Analysis by Joshua Landis Syria Comment 28 December 2014 Syria will become increasingly fragmented in 2015. The Somalia-izaton of the country is inevitable so long as the international community degrades all centers of power in Syria and the opposition fails to unite. Show More Summary

As Hair Grows, So Does Fondness for a Barber

Metropolitan Diary: After a local barbershop shutters, a yearslong search for a new barber ends with a cut and a surprise.

Lakers claim Tarik Black off waivers, release Xavier Henry

On Sunday, the Lakers claimed former Houston Rockets forward/center Tarik Black off waivers.

year end… again

So again, I find myself at the end of another year, and I am sitting here asking myself, what has happened with this year? It has flown by. Since I started nursing school, and since being a nurse full time,… Read more ?

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