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Kings offense keeps buzzing in 5-1 win over Blues

Jake Muzzin and Tanner Pearson scored two goals apiece in the Los Angeles Kings' fourth victory in six games, 5-1 over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Trevor Lewis also scored and Peter Budaj made 21 saves for the Kings, who raced to a 4-0 lead early in the second period with a rare offensive...
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Kings’ Nick Shore on the Chargers’ move: Can’t wait for the Broncos to come...

Live updates: Will anyone care about the Chargers in L.A.? Jan. 12, 2017, 1:04 p.m. The Chargers are leaving San Diego for Los Angeles, owner Dean Spanos announced in a letter posted on the team's website. Jan. 12, 2017, 12:52 p.m. Kings' Nick Shore on the Chargers' move: Can't wait for the Broncos...
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3 Reasons Why Running A Business In Los Angeles Is Unlike Running A Business...

Los Angeles is a city unlike any other in the United States, and running a business here also makes for a unique experience. As the entertainment capital of the United States, Los Angeles is home to a number of trend setters, and other industries are quickly growing in the city as well. Small business ownership in L.A. is different than anywhere else, and here are a few reasons why. An ample pool of candidates With its thriving tech industry, and its contributions to the fields of biotech and biomedical research, Los Angeles has fast become a destination for bright people. The city is also home to three of the Top 25 Universities as named by U.S. News and World Report. In the L.A. area, you will likely find a large selection of smart, qualified employees and customers. Celebrity clientele could mean tons of publicity It’s no secret that Los Angeles is home to many of the rich and famous, and if your product becomes a celebrity fave, it could mean excellent publicity for your busine..
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Gibson, Silfverberg Power Surging Ducks Past Stars

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — John Gibson made 34 saves in his third shutout of the season, and Jakob Silfverberg had a goal and an assist in the Anaheim Ducks’ 2-0 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. Silfverberg scored a power-play goal in the second period, and the surging Swedish forward set up Andrew Cogliano’s top-shelf shot with 5:18 to play. Their line with center Ryan Kesler combined for 17 shots and largely dominated play for the Ducks, who stayed even with San Jose atop the Pacific Division with their fifth win in seven games. Antti Niemi stopped 36 shots for the Stars, who wrapped up their three-game road trip with their fourth loss in five games overall. Both teams played without their injured captains. Dallas’ Jamie Benn missed his fourth straight game with a foot injury, and Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf also missed his fourth straight game with a lower-body injury. Dallas lost defenseman Jamie Oleksiak to an upper-body injury shortly before Patrick Eaves went to the dr..
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Kings’ Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty Selected To Play In NHL All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — Even though John Scott won’t be playing, the rosters for the NHL All-Star Game are still brimming with talent. Los Angeles Kings’ forward Jeff Carter and defenseman Drew Doughty will be skating in their home rink on center stage as they were elected to represent L.A. during the NHL’s festive weekend taking place on Jan. 28-29. Congratulations to Jeff Carter and Drew Doughty!https://t.co/M2hpzqPWJ2 pic.twitter.com/izjcUbO7Ny — #LAKings (@LAKings) January 10, 2017 The nearby Anaheim Ducks are also sending their center Ryan Kesler and defenseman Cam Fowler. Rookies Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine were among the 40 players selected Tuesday to play in the NHL’s 62nd midseason showcase at Staples Center. The Chicago Blackhawks led the league with four players selected to play in the All-Star game. The game format will again be a 3-on-3 tournament featuring a team from each of the NHL’s four divisions. The players also will compete in a skills competition on Sa..
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Air Force Changes Tattoo Policy To Recruit More Airmen

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The U.S. Air Force is changing its policies on dress and appearance in regards to tattoos in an effort to recruit more airmen. The new policy, which will go into effect on Feb. 1, will allow airmen to display tattoos on their chest, back, arms and legs, according to a statement released by the Air Force. Hand tattoos will be limited to a single-band ring tattoo on one finger, on one hand, to ensure a formal military image. Airmen with existing hand tattoos that were authorized under the previous policy will be grandfathered under old standards. Body markings that are present on the head, neck, face, tongue, lips and/or scalp will remain prohibited. Markings that are obscene, associated with gangs, extremist and/or supremacist organizations, or that advocate sexual, racial, ethnic or religious discrimination will also remain prohibited in and out of uniform. The new policy eliminates a “25 percent rule,” which previously restricted members from displaying..
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Hudler Shoots Stars Past Kings In 6-4 Thriller

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jiri Hudler scored the tiebreaking goal with 12:16 to play, and the Dallas Stars blew a late two-goal lead before hanging on for a wild 6-4 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night. Hudler, Tyler Seguin and Devin Shore had a goal and an assist apiece for the Stars, who snapped a three-game skid despite giving up four goals to the Kings in just over 10 minutes spanning the final two periods. Drew Doughty scored the tying goal on the power play early in the third period, chasing Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen. But Hudler capitalized on a turnover behind the Kings’ net and scored the first goal of his first season the Stars moments later. Goalie Peter Budaj also was pulled by the Kings in the third period. Dallas’ Antti Niemi and Los Angeles’ Jeff Zatkoff finished the game in net, but Dallas clinched the win on Patrick Sharp’s empty-net goal with 52 seconds left. Both teams hit the midway point of their mildly disappointing seasons with a high-scoring thriller, b..
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Pearson Scores in OT To Lift Kings Past Wild

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tanner Pearson tipped home Alec Martinez’s pass for his 11th goal at 3:32 of overtime, sending the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Zach Parise scored the tying power-play goal with 42.1 seconds left in regulation for the Wild, but Pearson ended it with a slick deflection in front of Darcy Kuemper for his fourth goal in six games. Jeff Carter had a goal and two assists in the 12th multipoint game of his monster season for the Kings. They improved to 8-1 in games decided in 3-on-3 overtime play. Mikko Koivu and Charlie Coyle scored first-period goals and Kuemper stopped 32 shots for the Wild. They have lost two of three after their 12-game winning streak. Jake Muzzin scored the tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period for the Kings, but Parise evened it with Kuemper pulled for 6-on-4 play in the final minute after Drew Doughty was sent off for tripping. Marian Gaborik also scored and Peter Budaj made 21 saves fo..
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Rivers Scores 24 As Clippers Top Kings, 106-98

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Austin Rivers scored 24 points and the Los Angeles Clippers won their third straight game by defeating the Sacramento Kings 106-98 on Friday night. Rivers made four 3-pointers and the Clippers hit 13 overall in beating the Kings for the ninth straight time in Sacramento. Los Angeles hit five 3s in the fourth quarter, when it outscored the Kings 31-25. J.J. Redick drained five 3s and scored 20 points for the Clippers. DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and nine rebounds, and Chris Paul added 14 points and 12 assists. Paul made six free throws in the final minute to secure the victory. He missed the previous four games and seven of the past eight with a left hamstring injury. The Clippers won for the third time in nine games. DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Kings. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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Perez Hilton’s Daily Update: Coachella Owner Denies Claims He Is Anti-LGBTQ

Coachella fans began reconsidering their support after articles revealed tax forms showing the festival’s owner, Philip Anschutz, donated to an organization that defends the belief that marriage is only between one man and one woman. Philip Anshutz doesn’t just own Coachella, by the way. He also owns the LA Kings, LA Galaxy, and the Staples Center. However, Anschutz has come forward saying he does not support anti-gay organizations, calling the articles garbage and fake news. He addressed the 2013 tax forms showing the $10,000 donation that sparked the controversy by saying, “Both The Anshutz Foundation and I contribute to numerous organizations that pursue a wide range of causes. Neither I nor the Foundation fund any organization with the purpose or expectation that it would finance anti-LGBTQ initiatives, and when it has comes to my attention or the attention the Anschutz Foundation that certain organization either the Foundation or I have funded have been supporting such causes, ..
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Vanek, Coreau Power Red Wings Past Kings, 4-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thomas Vanek scored twice during a three-goal first period, Jared Coreau stopped 34 shots for his first career shutout and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 on Thursday night. Andreas Athanasiou also scored in the first period, and Coreau turned away Tanner Pearson on a penalty shot during the opening frame. Anthony Mantha added a goal in the third period to help the Red Wings end a two-game skid. Vanek scored in the first two minutes and last two minutes of the first for his 53rd career multigoal game, giving him nine goals this season. Jeff Zatkoff made 18 saves for the Kings, who had a two-game winning streak halted as they kicked off a critical seven-game homestand. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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What If The NFL Were Like European Soccer And Had A Loan System?

Tom Bogert, CBS Local Sports In European soccer, there are no trades and there is no draft. Players are developed through youth systems, some starting as young as eight years old, or they’re purchased from other clubs. Those are the two dominant methods of roster creation. There’s a third spear on this trident: the loaning system. It is exactly what it sounds like; the short-term transfer of a player with the view (typically) that they’ll be returned once the agreement is up in a few months or a year. (The British are very direct in naming things: for instance, ‘blinkers’ on cars are referred to as ‘indicators,’ which is simply delightful). Loans come in different lengths and with various stipulations. In the second division in England, the Championship division, late season loans are a regular thing. Mid-table teams that are stuck in a mediocre season with no chance of either being promoted up a division nor relegated down a tier, like to trim their wage bill by loaning some player..
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Kings Rally Past Sharks 2-1 In Overtime

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tanner Pearson scored 58 seconds into overtime to help the Los Angeles Kings rally for a 2-1 victory Tuesday night over the San Jose Sharks and a sweep of the home-and-home series. Jeff Carter tied it early in the third with his 21st goal and then set up the winner after San Jose lost possession in the offensive zone. Carter came in on a 2-on-1 and passed to Pearson for the one-timer that gave the Kings their league-leading seventh overtime win of the season. Peter Budaj made 26 saves and Los Angeles followed up a 3-2 win at home over first-place San Jose on Saturday night with another on the road to even the season series at two games apiece. Logan Couture scored the lone goal for the Sharks, who lost for just the second time all season when leading after two periods. Martin Jones made 33 saves. Trailing 1-0, the Kings tied the game early in the third with a power-play goal by Carter. With Justin Braun in the box, Jake Muzzin fired a pass from the point th..
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Kings rally past Sharks, 2-1, in overtime

Tanner Pearson scored 58 seconds into overtime to help the Los Angeles Kings rally for a 2-1 victory Tuesday night over the San Jose Sharks and a sweep of the home-and-home series. Jeff Carter tied it early in the third with his 21st goal and then set up the winner after San Jose lost possession...
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Charles Manson reportedly taken to Bakersfield hospital

LOS ANGELES >> Famed mass-murderer Charles Manson was reported Tuesday to have been taken to a hospital for an unknown ailment, but a state corrections official declined to confirm the report. TMZ.com reported that Manson, 82, was taken from Corcoran State Prison in Kings County to a hospital in Bakersfield.
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Trump presidency puts California Legislature in defense mode

The California State Assembly at the Capitol in Sacramento on Dec. 1, 2014.; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP Jonathan J. Cooper | APAs California lawmakers return to Sacramento on Wednesday, liberal dreams of expanding safety-net benefits and providing health coverage to immigrants are giving way to a new vision revolving around a feverish push to protect gains racked up in the past. After years of pushing forward a progressive agenda, legislative Democrats will be pushing back against conservative policies from President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Congress. Instead of expanding Medi-Cal health coverage to adult immigrants who can't prove they're legally in the country, Democrats are now concentrating on how to retain health coverage for those who already have it. And anti-poverty groups are focused on preventing cuts to food stamp and welfare programs rather than trying to expand them as planned. "There is so much uncertainty at the federal level, because they&#03..

Best Activities To Do This Week In Los Angeles – January 2

The 128th annual Rose Parade kicks off the first full week of the year, and is followed by several great musical and art shows. The Getty, The Geffen, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall all have fabulous performances in store, leading into a weekend of eating, drinking, and sports watching. Monday, January 2 (Credit: Tournament of Roses) Attend The 2017 Rose Parade Starts at Orange Grove Blvd. & Green St. Pasadena, CA 91105 www.tournamentofroses.com Traditionally held on New Year’s Day, this year’s 128th Rose Parade takes place today, keeping with a tradition started over a century ago to prevent churchgoers’ horses from being startled by parade noise. Olympic athletes Janet Evans, Allyson Felix, and Greg Louganis will Grand Marshal the “Echos of Success” themed parade, featuring amazing floral floats, top notch marching bands, and high-stepping equestrians. After the parade makes its way down Colorado Blvd, the floats will be on display along Sierra Madre and Washington Blvds. until ..
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2017 NBA New Year’s Resolutions – Western Conference

By Rahul Lal So many New Year’s resolutions go unfulfilled every year. And often it’s because people set the bar too high. NBA teams, even in the West, also have some room for improvement. And to see results, those goals can be modest. Here are what should be the 2017 New Year’s resolution for each team in the Western Conference. Dallas Mavericks: Give Dirk His Kobe Season It’s not secret that Dirk has struggled to stay on the court even though he’s been effective. Nowitzki seems about ready to join the retirement club with Kobe, KG and Tim Duncan. It’s imperative to let him have his moment in the sun to cap off his historic career. Denver Nuggets: Get Rid Of Unnecessary Players On Roster The Denver Nuggets have the second lowest payroll in the NBA and are loaded with young talent on friendly contracts. It’s time to cut or trade the extra fat on larger contracts, because the Nuggets have a chance to develop these young players who will undoubtedly demand large contracts one day. ..
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2017 NBA New Year’s Resolutions – Eastern Conference

By Rahul Lal So many of us set New Year’s resolutions every year as a way to better ourselves or become more successful in some way. Maybe I didn’t go to the gym as often as I set out to, but the intention was there. And, frankly, I’m already in pretty good shape. (Stop judging… I can feel you judging.) NBA teams, like people, always have some room for improvement, no matter how good they already are. In the spirit of giving this holiday season, I offer my advice to the Eastern Conference. If they follow these resolutions, their (post-salary cap jump) fortunes are sure to soar. Atlanta Hawks: Establish An Identity The Hawks look like an offensively dangerous team some nights, a defensive unit other nights and some weird mash-up of the two occasionally. Regardless, they have to establish an identity moving forward, and that begins by allowing Dennis Schroder and Kent Bazemore to run at a fast pace alongside Paul Millsap. Boston Celtics: Don’t Act Like A Surprise Team Anymore The C..
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Carter’s Goal Gives Kings A 3-2 Win Over Sharks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty and Tanner Pearson each scored a goal, and the Los Angeles Kings returned home to beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 on Saturday night. Peter Budaj made 18 saves and Alec Martinez had two assists, helping end the Sharks’ four-game winning streak. The Kings stopped a three-game losing streak by breaking out of an offensive funk that sunk their nine-game road trip. Los Angeles has now earned a point in 12 of 16 games at Staples Center this season. Brent Burns scored his 15th goal of the season, Kevin Labanc added a goal, and Martin Jones stopped 24 shots for the Sharks, who had won the first two games in the season series by allowing just two goals. After Burns scored a power-play goal 12 seconds into the third period, Carter responded with his team-leading 20th goal. Carter and Devin Setoguchi had a 2-on-1 break, but Carter held onto the puck all the way and buried a wrist shot to restore a two-goal advantage at 3-1. Labanc scored with 6:03 re..