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Well That Was Something

I couldn't have imagined a more perfect setting for my final story on LAist. It was a perfect intersection between the two teams I covered the most on this corner of the net: the Dodgers and the Kings.

What Are the Lakers To Do Now?

Since I started here at LAist in 2007, the Lakers have won two titles and gotten to another NBA Final. Call it a hunch, but I don't think the Lakers will achieve either of those feats this season.

Report: Dodgers Give Clayton Kershaw Record Contract

ESPN is reporting that the Dodgers are giving Clayton Kershaw a seven-year, $215 million contract, a record deal for a starting pitcher.

How the NHL Will Create an Ice Rink at Dodger Stadium

"It's going to be the perfect weather for them," Luc Robitaille told me. This is just minutes after he gave a nervous laugh at a press conference at Dodger Stadium when he mentioned the warm weather we're having.

Here's What Hockey at Dodger Stadium Will Look Like

It's one thing to have a 200-foot by 85-foot ice rink in the middle of Dodger Stadium, but the NHL also plans to have a beach volleyball court and a roller hockey rink to add to the Stadium Series spectacle on Jan. 25.

Kings Somehow Lose to a Shorthanded Wild

Logic would dictate that the Kings would skate away with a resounding victory against the Minnesota Wild, but little about this Kings team follows the dictates of logic. They lost to the shorthanded Wild 2-1 in the shootout.

Jonathan Quick's Return Marks End to Kings Skid

There was Jonathan Quick coming in on his white horse back from a groin injury to save the Kings from themselves. The official announcement he was off the injured reserve list came 35 minutes before the puck dropped even though the decision to start him came after the loss in St. Louis on Thursday. When he was announced as the starting goaltender, the sold out crowd of 18,118 lost their minds.

Where the Lakers Are At

To tell you how awful this Laker season has gotten, here was an actual headline that I read on ESPN this morning: "Sources: Gasol-for-Bynum trade talks stall." I had to rub my eyes a bit since I had not really paid much attention to the NBA last month. I knew about the Laker injuries thanks to the emails I get, but had things gotten that bad? The short answer: Yes.

Sexiest Sportswriters Of 2013 In Los Angeles

It is that time of the year to compound indignities upon indignities and highlight the sexiest sportswriters in Los Angeles.

Tommy Lasorda Jinxes the Kings

Tommy Lasorda should be banned from Kings games. Nothing good can come from it, evidenced by the Kings 5-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.

Martin Jones' Extraordinary Save against the Sharks

After the Kings game against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday, it was clear goaltender Martin Jones was the story. He just became the first King goalie to win his first six starts with the team, and he was the third goaltender in NHL history to have three shutouts in his first six starts.

The Clippers Defense Is Starting to Take Shape

It would have been understandable if the Clippers suffered a letdown at home against the New Orleans Pelicans. They capitalized on the San Antonio Spurs 22 turnovers on Monday night to run away with a 115-92 win.

Kobe Bryant Is Out Six Weeks

Already down three point guards, the Lakers announced that Kobe Bryant is out for six weeks with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau fracture in his left knee.

Martin Jones Continues To Impress with Shutout of the Oilers

Martin Jones has done something no King has ever done. With a 3-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers, he became the first Kings goaltender to win his first six games with the club.

The Holidays Are a Mess, And So Are the Lakers

The holidays are such a miserable time. There's a myth that people enjoy being reunited with the family. Perhaps that is a good myth to be comforted by. The television commercials make it seem wonderful. The only problem is that it's a bloody lie.

Kobe's Return Marred by a Loss

The heavens looked down upon Kobe Bryant and smiled. On Friday Kobe announced his return for tonight against the team he scored 81 points, only second to Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game in NBA lore. The gods didn't even frown on the hubris of the embarrassingly melodramatic video that accompanied the announcement.

Kings Honor Great Larry Murphy, Win Ugly Against Long Island

Because the Kings are honoring one of their greats in Larry Murphy, they thought it would be appropriate to wear those horrible ugly purple sweaters that would be better served relegated to a five-year-old's pajama set. Since the game against the New York Islanders was a stinker, let's talk about Murphy.

Video: Kobe Bryant Will Return on Sunday

It wasn't the first game of the season. It wasn't Thanksgiving. It wasn't Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers. It's not tonight in Sacramento. Kobe Bryant will return to the Lakers on Sunday against the Toronto Raptors.

The Kings Stave Off the Blues

The Kings needed this 3-2 win against the St. Louis Blues. "We got away from our game the last couple of games," Tyler Toffoli said. You could say the Kings have been reeling a bit. Despite having an 11-game streak of not losing in regulation broken on Saturday with a 2-1 loss to the Calgary Flames, the Kings have lost four of their five games.

USC Hires Steve Sarkisian as Head Coach

USC has hired Washington Huskies head coach and former Trojan assistant coach Steve Sarkisian as their new head coach.

UCLA Beats USC in the Coliseum for the First Time Since 1997

I was wrong. This was my pregame prediction: USC 24, UCLA 20. Instead UCLA beat USC 35-14, the first time UCLA has beat USC in the Coliseum since 1997.

Kings Lose to the Devils Despite Controlling the Puck

I don't know how the Kings lost to the New Jersey Devils 2-1 in overtime. Actually, I know how. The Devils score first in the third period, a Ryan Carter goal that flew past Kings goalie Ben Scrivens' right shoulder at 5:52. Then 2:30 in overtime, Jaromir Jagr glided through the slot and shot the puck over Scrivens' left leg as Scrivens collapsed onto the ice.

Clippers Redeem Themselves in Minnesota

Los Angeles teams have had to fight the battle of expectations this season. The Kings looked like a subpar team early in the season, but in the last few weeks they have gotten their acts together.

Kings Keep Rising in the West, Beat Tampa Bay

Payback is a bitch. After being shellacked by Tampa Bay on Oct. 15 to the tune of 5-1, the Kings served it right back to the East's-best Lightning 5-2.

Clayton Kershaw Wins the NL Cy Young Award, Again

In a landslide, Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw won his second National League Cy Young Award as the league's best pitcher as voted by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Kershaw also won the award in 2011 and came in second in 2012.

Kings Hurt the Canucks Today

Friday night Nine Inch Nails played STAPLES Center. Call it ghosts, aurae, spirits, whatever you will. The Kings feasted on whatever it was that stayed in the building as they walloped the Vancouver Canucks 5-1.

Clippers Still a Work in Progress in Loss to Miami Heat

With the 102-97 loss to the Miami Heat, it's clear the Clippers aren't there yet. There are those, myself included, that expected the Clippers to look like a well-oiled machine right out of the starting gate. With Doc Rivers coaching, they were supposed to dominate all comers.

Clippers Hot Shooting Buries the Rockets

Watching the Clippers run out to a 20-6 lead over the undefeated Houston Rockets, one question sprang to mind: How the hell did they lose to the Lakers in their season opener? The Clippers shot out of their minds to beat the Rocket 137-118 making that Lakers loss that much more of a head scratcher.

DC Comics Is Moving to Burbank

DC Comics is leaving Gotham for the sunny Burbank by 2015 the website Comic Book Resources confirmed.

3 Things from the Kings 4-3 Overtime Win against the Sharks

The Kings played perhaps their most impressive game early this season, a 4-3 overtime win against the San Jose Sharks.

Underdog Lakers Stun the Clippers

The Clippers had no excuse to lose this one the way they did. They have new head coach Doc Rivers who always gets the most out of his teams. They have one of the best point guards in the league in Chris Paul. They have one of the most dynamic players in Blake Griffin.

Bob Barker To Return to 'The Price Is Right' for 90th Birthday

Bob Barker will celebrate his 90th birthday in perhaps the most fitting way: he will present one of the showcases during the Showcase Showdown on "The Price Is Right" reported the L.A. Times.

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy Will Stay After All

The teachers don't like him, but that didn't seem to matter in the end. A closed door meeting with the Board of Education yesterday ended days of speculation of LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy's future with a satisfactory performance review and an contract extension.

Two Injured in Gang-Related Road Rage Shooting

Here is another reminder that sometimes it's better to take a zen approach when being cut off in traffic. A man in his 50s was riding his motorcycle when he was cut off by five suspected gang members. Words were exchanged, and the group followed the man home to the 800 block of Indiana Ave. in Venice LAPD Pacific Station Lt. Marco Munoz told City News Service.

Mayor Fights War on Cyber Attacks

Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking aim on cyber attacks that could cripple the airports, harbor and other city services.

L.A. City Council Votes to Curb Swatting

The L.A. City Council unanimously voted to help crack down on people who make false 911 calls to celebrity and politician homes.

Dr. Conrad Murray Is a Free Man, Goes to In-N-Out

At 12:01 a.m., Dr. Conrad Murray became a free man after serving a maximum four-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.

Henry Rollins and KCRW Pay Tribute to Lou Reed

With the passing of Lou Reed on Sunday, Henry Rollins knew he had to change his normally pre-recorded Sunday night radio show on KCRW.

Ellen DeGeneres Could Be Back In The Sitcom Game

Ellen DeGeneres and NBC will partner for a lesbian-themed comedy.

Torso Found in Water Treatment Plant

A torso was found in a water treatment facility in the City of Industry ABC 7 reported.

White Power Vandals Hit Massage Parlor

Seal Beach police are investigating racist graffiti left in a massage parlor in Seal Beach over the weekend.

City Won't Challenge Ride-Share Apps

The L.A. city council voted against challenging state regulations that gave permission to ride-sharing services to operate in Los Angeles.

Update: Snoop Dogg's Son Suspended for H.S. Football Brawl, Team Forfeits

CIF ruled that all but seven players on Diamond Bar High's varsity football team was suspended for their game on Nov. 1 against Rowland High. Because of the lack of players they will have to forfeit the game.

LAUSD Students Are Really Out of Shape

It turns out Los Angeles schoolchildren can't keep up with the rest of the state in fitness. In figures released on Wednesday LAUSD fifth-, seventh- and ninth-graders lagged behind their counterparts in the state according to the California Department of Education.

Don Mattingly 'Under Contract', Will Manage 2014

Despite the strange press conference on Monday, it appears that Don Mattingly will manage the Dodgers in 2014 lame-duck status or no.

'Arrested Development' on 'Inside the Actor's Studio'

Thursday, November 7. 8 p.m. Bravo. Book it. "Arrested Development" will be featured on Bravo's "Inside the Actor's Studio."

Universal Studios Axes Homophobic 'Bill and Ted' Stage Show

In a stage show just for Universal Studios' Hollywood Horror Nights, "Bill & Ted's Excellent Halloween Adventure" was supposed to be funny and topical. Instead it was homophobic and racist and just about every pejorative adjective you could think of. In one sentence it was over.

Discount Store Murderer Caught on Tape

The LAPD released surveillance video that shows the alleged killer of a discount store clerk running out of the store then calmly walking down Broadway away from the scene.

Video: Project Angel Food Founder Marianne Williamson To Challenge Rep. Henry Waxman

Project Angel Food founder, author and lecturer Marianne Williamson declared her candidacy for the 33rd Congressional District on Sunday to challenge 38-year incumbent Henry Waxman.

Big Rig Crash Injures Nine

A big rig truck that crashed through the median of the Santa Ana Freeway in Dana Point crashed into six vehicles and injured nine people.

Updated: Roaming Bear Locks Down High School

A roaming bear near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena has forced John Muir High School into lockdown.

Barragan's Echo Park Restaurant Closing in December

I'm sure you can find another place to get margaritas and Combination #1, a beef taco and cheese enchilada. But come mid-December you can't get them at Barragan's Echo Park restaurant.

Video: Scenes from Don Mattingly's Awkward Press Conference

I'm stupid. I really thought all this Dodger offseason amounted to was how big Clayton Kershaw's contract was going to be plus some odds and ends in the bullpen and the bench. I was so very wrong.

Video: Snoop Lion's Son Is In Trouble After Football Brawl

Murder wasn't the case for Snoop Lion's (or Snoop Dogg's) son, but a brawl during a high school football game could get the rapper's son suspended from the team.

5 Videos To Honor Jane's Addiction's Walk of Fame Star

Sure the camera will get the images, but it's still a little shocking. The influential band Jane's Addiction will be immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Oct. 30.

Arts District the New Coffee District?

If you see a bunch of zombie-like people lumbering through the Arts District in Downtown, they're probably the poor caffeine-deprived junkies who are trying to fend off a really bad migraine.

Man Huffing Propane Sets Off An Explosion By Plugging In His Cell Phone

At around 12:25 a.m. on Tuesday, a man trying to get high off of propane caused an explosion behind a house in North Hollywood.

One Month Left for Unclaimed Powerball Ticket

Hollywood has been known as the land of dreams and for one person that dream could come to an end in a month.

Jessica Lange Calling It a Career?

She's been Frances Farmer, Blanche DuBois and "Big" Edie Bouvier. She's won two Oscars, two Emmys and five Golden Globe awards. After a career that started in the 1970's, actress Jessica Lange might see retirement in her horizon.

99 Cents Only Store Lays Off 160

Whether because of the economy or competition from other discount stores, the 99 Cents Only Store laid off 160 employees today.

City Controller Opens Up City Finances To Public

For anyone who wanted to see how much a Fire Captain has made, how much Los Angeles has paid Verizon or how much in business taxes the city has made, happy birthday.

Netflix Jumps HBO in US Subscribers

Thanks to original series Arrested Development, Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards, Netflix surpassed HBO in subscribers in the third quarter.

Three Power Play Goals Burn the Kings

I apologize yet again. Baseball distracted me, so there was a minimum of hockey viewing since the last hockey game I covered.

Mayor Garcetti Photobombs Compton Mayor Brown

It's nice to know that governing the second largest city in the United States has done nothing to affect Mayor Eric Garcetti's maturity.

Craigslist Meet-Up Ended L.A.'s 10-Day Homicide-less Streak

For a city of this size, not having a homicide reported for 10 days is quite the feat, but the streak didn't last.

CeeLo Green Cleared of Rape Charges, Still Faces Drug Charges

The "Lady Killer" might have gotten off, so to speak. The L.A. County District Attorney declined to file sexual assault charges against the 39-year old singer CeeLo Green whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Calloway according to the Los Angeles Times.

Photos: 'Steel Magnolias' House For Sale

"Honey. Time marches on, and eventually it is marching across your face." It's been 24 years since Dolly Parton as Truvy Jones uttered those words in Steel Magnolias. Time has indeed marched on, but now, according to People Magazine, the Steel Magnolias house is for sale. No face stomping required.

Don Mattingly Might Not Be Back After All?

Last week we reported that Dodger manager Don Mattingly would be returning as manager of the team in 2014, but his comments today threw a big cloud of doubt over that.

L.A. City Council to Challenge So-Called 'Bandit Cabs'?

The L.A. city council is considering challenging ride-sharing apps reports the L.A. Times

Video: Walter White's Grave Creates Controversy

Fans of Breaking Bad staged a mock funeral of Walter White for charity, but it's not without its detractors.

Dodgers Lose 9-0, Lose NLCS, Ends Season

The best pitcher in baseball made 48 pitches in that third inning that sunk the Dodgers. The Dodgers lost to the Cardinals 9-0 losing the NL Championship Series in six games. The Dodgers go home, the Cardinals go to the World Series.

Rare Whale Washes Ashore in Venice

A rare 15-foot Stejneger's beaked whale washed ashore in Venice Beach last night.

Infield Concert and Food Trucks Featured at Breeders' Cup

The Breeders' Cup announced an infield concert, food trucks and beer garden will bolster horse racing's richest races at Santa Anita on November 2.

Dodgers Challenge Cardinals Not Named Carlos Beltran, Lose

The Dodgers were not going to let Carlos Beltran beat them. Why would they? Matt Carpenter batting ahead of Beltran was only 2-for-11 in this series, and Matt Holliday batting behind him was 0-for-11. Put the pressure on them.

Shhhhh! Arcade Fire Secret Show Revealed

Get your flugelhorns and mandolins out in celebration! MTV Iggy and Intel previously announced that Arcade Fire would be playing an outdoor concert on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in a secret venue as a part of their Music Experience 2.0 concert series.

Another Marijuana Legalization Initiative Submitted

Californians might get the chance to vote to legalize pot twice in 2014. The "Marijuana Control, Legaliztion and Revenue Act of 2014" was submitted to the state on Friday.

Report: Don Mattingly Returning in 2014

According to various reports, Dodger manager Don Mattingly will return for the 2014 season.

LAX Dry Ice Bombs a Prank?

Apparently the dry ice bombs at LAX were a prank. Too bad authorities aren't laughing. 28-year old Dicarlo Bennett, a Servisair ramp supervisor at LAX, was arrested at his house in Paramount last night and booked on a felony charge of being in possession of an explosive or destructive device in or near an aircraft.

Where Is the Best Place to Trick-Or-Treat?

It's an annual conundrum. You're sick and tired of your kid getting these "fun sized" candies that are never big enough to be fun. Or worse, there's someone on your block who hands out floss!

Former L.A. Times Columnist T.J. Simers Told to Go Easy on Frank McCourt, Sues Paper

After a contentious departure from the LA Times, current Orange County Register sports columnist T.J. Simer is suing the Time for discrimination and wrongful termination.

Man Who Stabbed Teacher In Front Of Her Class Charged With Capital Murder

The man who stabbed a teacher in front of her students in a park in Long Beach was charged with capital murder.

Update: Baldwin Park Bear Found Dead in Littlerock

A sad update to report on. A three-year old male bear found in the trees in Baldwin Park on Friday was hit by a car in Littlerock yesterday.

Dodgers Backed Into a Corner Live for Another Game

There was no question about it. Game 5 was a must win for the Dodgers down three games to one in the best of seven series. Win and go to St. Louis on Friday. Lose and plan golf outings for the offseason.

Photos: Orlando Bloom's Hollywood Hills House, Once A 'Bling Ring' Target, Up For Sale

Orlando Bloom and his wife Miranda Kerr are ready to part with their Hollywood Hills house infamous for being hit by the "Bling Ring" in 2009.

Southeast L.A. County Smells Like Rotten Eggs

On Monday the Air Quality Management District confirmed that non-toxic hydrogen sulfide gasses from Ridgeland Energy Services was the cause of the smell. Residents of Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, Whittier and Pico Rivera complained of smelling ammonia, rotten eggs and gas.

Dodgers Hold Serve at Home in a Shutout of the Cardinals

It's amazing what a change of venue can do. The Dodgers pitching did just enough to get the 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the NLCS. The Dodgers still trail two games to one in the best-of-seven series.

Another Dry Ice Bomb Explodes At LAX

Another night, another dry ice bomb explosion. On Monday an explosion in a restricted area rocked the Tom Bradley Terminal at LAX. Again, no one was harmed.

Video: Where Did the Dancing Dodger Bear Mascot Come From? [Updated]

In the bottom of the eighth inning, there was a glimpse of someone dressed in a bear mascot with a Dodger shirt dancing on top of the Cardinals first-base dugout. It looked like the dancing bear was apprehended, but the action on the field was too much for Vin Scully to bother with narrating. Carl Crawford has just hit a one-out single, and the Cardinals made a pitching change with Mark Ellis at bat.

Custody Battle the Cause of Teacher's Stabbing?

The LA Times is reporting that the stabbing death of teacher Kellye Taylor on Friday afternoon could have been sparked by her role in a custody dispute involving her grandchildren.

Video: Don Drysdale's Call of Kirk Gibson's Home Run 25 Years Later

"In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened," Vin Scully intoned on the national NBC broadcast. "I don't believe what I just saw," Jack Buck exclaimed on the CBS Radio broadcast 25 years ago today.

USC Bans Weekday Frat Parties

USC banned weekday fraternity parties after repeated hospitalizations for alcohol-related problems.

Rare 18-Foot Oarfish Found Off of Catalina Island

Never did anyone at the Catalina Island Marine Institute imagine they would find one, but an oarfish fell into their laps, so to speak.

Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner: Banned from Public Office

Ex-San Diego mayor Bob Filner agreed to never run for office and give up most of his mayoral pension to avoid jail time reports the LA Times.

Study: Bacon Ruins Sperm

I hate to be a bearer of bad news for couples trying to conceive, but here it goes: bacon ruins sperm.

Australian Boy Band Janoskians Shuts Down Beverly Center

Who knew that mall bands were still a thing? An Australian five-piece boy band Janoskians brought the Beverly Center to a screeching halt on Sunday night.

Explosion Shuts Down LAX Terminal 2 on Sunday

A dry ice explosion in a men's employee toilet forced the closure of Terminal 2 at LAX at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Man Dies after Struggle with Police

Questions of police brutality arise after a man dies in police custody in Moreno Valley.

Foster Farms Chicken Included the Head

If the salmonella doesn't get you, perhaps this will. Orange County resident Jeannine Bognar found a chicken head inside her whole Foster Farms chicken.

California Has A New Law Making It Easier To Go After Hit-and-Run Drivers

Local Assemblyman Mike Gatto's bill to increase the statute of limitations to six years was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday.

'Fashion Police' Writer Expelled from Union

E! Network's "Fashion Police" is no laughing matter for the Writers Guild of America, West. The union announced that it has expelled one of its members for writing on the program despite a union-sanctioned strike against the program.

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