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So the Clippers aren't leaving after all. According the Los Angeles Times, the Clippers and STAPLES Center are close to an agreement to keep Donald Sterling's team playing in the same arena. The news comes after Anschutz Entertainment Group President Tim Leiweke told the Downtown News that STAPLES Center could make more money off of 5 concerts than 41 Clipper games. Leiweke claimed the statements were not a negotiating ploy.
"Though I love the newspaper, I don't believe you use the newspaper to negotiate," Leiweke said Sunday. "And in fact, it was a quote in the Downtown News. I certainly wouldn't have used that newspaper to negotiate."
Yeah, Tim... we were surprised you used the Downtonw News of all papers too. We've seen T.J. Simers make Leiweke look foolish in the past. Simers does that to a lot of people. But giving a scoop to the Downtown News? Come on, Tim, you're a smart sports executive. You should know better. That's embarrassing.
In the meantime, Clipper fans can rejoice that their future in Los Angeles is nearly secured, while basketball fans in Anaheim, Kansas City, St. Louis, and elsewhere bemoan another missed opportunity.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.