вход по аккаунту


Los Angeles Times – February 05, 2018

код для вставкиСкачать
© 2018 WSCE
Big shift
for U.S.
Under Mulvaney,
consumer watchdog
appears to shed its
aggressive reputation.
California battles with
Trump administration
to push tougher clean
air regulations, putting
carmakers in a bind.
By James Rufus Koren
The Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau last year
sued four lenders affiliated
with a Northern California
Native American tribe, alleging their costly loans violated interest rate caps in
more than a dozen states.
The enforcement action
came amid an inquiry into
yet another high-interest
lender, World Acceptance,
which the federal watchdog
was considering accusing of
consumer-protection law
Months later, the agency
issued tough regulations
aimed at reining in the practices of payday lenders, including limiting the number
of costly short-term loans
they can offer to cashstrapped Americans.
But since the start of this
year it’s been a different
The bureau asked a federal judge in Kansas to dismiss its case against the
ended its investigation of
World Acceptance and said
it may reconsider its payday-lending rules.
Welcome to the new
CFPB under White House
budget chief Mick Mulvaney,
appointed by President
[See CFPB, A11]
By Evan Halper
Chris O'Meara Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA’S Nick Foles holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Eagles defeated New England, 41-33, to win the Super Bowl, their first NFL championship since 1960. He was named the MVP.
Led by backup quarterback Nick Foles, the underdog
Eagles overcome a half-century of NFL frustration
Adrian! Meet your new
He is from the
heart of Philadelphia,
he is the soul of Philadelphia, and he came
off the deepest part of
the canvas Sunday night to knock
out the greatest heavyweight in NFL
He did it with a backup quarterback. He did it as such an underdog,
his fans wore canine masks. And
when the fight came to its exhaust-
ing, exhilarating conclusion, he did it
with one final desperate comeback
Battling the odds and more than
a half-century of frustration, the
Philadelphia Eagles landed a knockout punch for the ages in downing
the mighty New England Patriots in
Super Bowl LII, 41-33.
“Our team embodies our city,”
said safety Malcom Jenkins, his
green jersey sprinkled with green
confetti. “Lot of adversity. Lot of
hardship. But when we stepped on
the field, it was our time.”
In a U.S. Bank Stadium that
sounded like a South Philly bar, the
Eagles rewarded the deafening
hometown cheers with the franchise’s first Super Bowl win, and
they did it while imitating their city’s
famous fictional boxer.
Their quarterback, Nick Foles,
[See Plaschke, A7]
Fly, Eagles, fly
Nick Foles leads Philadelphia to
first Super Bowl title. SPORTS, D1
Same song and dance
Justin Timberlake gives a joyless halftime show. CALENDAR, E1
Journalists are
fleeing for their
lives in Mexico
By Kate Linthicum
EL PASO — During
sleepless nights in an immigrant detention center in
Texas just north of the border, Emilio Gutierrez Soto
has had a lot of time to think.
Shivering on a flimsy mattress under thin sheets, the
54-year-old Gutierrez finds
himself circling back to the
same question: Was it worth
Was it worth writing
those articles critical of the
Kate Linthicum Los Angeles Times
Omar Gomez now lives
under state protection.
Mexican military? Was it
worth having to flee Mexico
against his life?
Many miles away, in a
teeming Mexican metropolis, Julio Omar Gomez is not
confined behind bars, but
might as well be.
Since last spring, Gomez,
37, has been living under state protection in
a cramped, anonymous
apartment many miles from
home. He typically only
leaves for appointments
with his psychologist, who is
treating him for anxiety and
post-traumatic stress.
Gomez, too, wonders
whether his journalism was
worth it. Was exposing government corruption in his
home state of Baja California Sur worth the three attempts on his life? Was it
worth having to send his
children into hiding?
Last year, reporters and
photographers turned up
dead in Mexico at a rate of
about one per month, making it the most dangerous
country in the world for journalists after war-torn Syria.
They were some of the country’s most fearless investigators and sharp-tongued crit[See Mexico, A4]
Photographs by
Luis Sinco Los Angeles Times
DOLORES SANCHEZ, with daughter Gloria Alvarez, ran Eastern Group
Publications, a chain of six bilingual papers, until she closed shop last week.
Eastside loses a voice
Family-run newspaper chain ends after 39 years
By Hailey Branson-Potts
THE PAPERS were a vital institu-
tion to the immigrant community.
Dolores Sanchez, the 81-year-old publisher of a chain of Eastside community
newspapers, stood in the doorway of her
husband’s office last week and peered at
what was left inside: Framed family photos. Stacks of commendations. Bulldog
It’s been about 13 months since Jonathan Sanchez died of cancer at age 64.
The door to his office has been kept closed
ever since.
For decades, Dolores and Jonathan
ran Eastern Group Publications, a Lin[See Newspapers, A12]
WASHINGTON — An intensifying clash between
California and Washington
over getting cleaner, more
fuel-efficient vehicles on the
road has put auto companies in a bind as they contemplate what cars they
should be rolling onto showroom floors.
The signals to automakers couldn’t conflict more:
California, with the nation’s
largest auto market, is stepping up pressure to stay on
track with the state’s ambitious climate goals. The
Trump administration is
moving to free the companies of such obligations and
even has threatened to strip
California of its power to impose existing requirements
within its borders.
At stake: Gov. Jerry
Brown’s plan to get 5 million
electric vehicles onto California’s roads by 2030 as well
as the kinds of cars that drivers nationwide will be able to
buy over the next decade.
Carmakers are left to
gamble on how aggressively
to follow California’s blueprint as the Trump administration tries to undermine it.
The dilemma is largely of
the industry’s own making:
Car companies have lobbied
Trump to ease up on fuel
economy standards, which
currently call on them to sell
cars by 2025 that average 54
miles per gallon.
But those same companies are keenly aware that ignoring the plans laid by California can be perilous.
They can’t afford to manufacture different cars for
different parts of the country, and California plans to
keep the current, ambitious
fuel economy goal and the
electric vehicle mandate
that goes hand in hand with
it. So unless the Trump administration can block the
state from going its own way,
relaxing federal rules won’t
help the automakers much.
“The signal the administration is sending to auto
companies is: Do whatever
you want,” said Dan Becker,
who runs the Safe Climate
Campaign. “The world is
looking to California to resist these rollbacks that will
not just impede the growth
of electric vehicles, but also
the growth of more fuel-efficient gasoline vehicles.”
Market analysts agree,
saying the one thing standing in the way of Brown’s lat[See Automakers, A8]
Sunny and warm.
L.A. Basin: 78/54. B6
Printed with soy inks on
partially recycled paper.
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M
with Nabih Bulos
Putting the pieces back together
Beyond a bustling market in what was Syria’s largest city, the cost of the brutal civil war becomes clear
t first glance,
there is little
indication of the
vicious fighting
that took place
Gone are the barriers at
the exit of the market, Souk
al Zarb. The citadel’s courtyard, once a no man’s land of
dueling snipers, now is full of
people taking selfies before
a large #Believe_In_Aleppo
banner. Instead of a haunting silence, there is the
quotidian hum of traffic.
But it’s immediately
clear from the picture of
Syrian President Bashar
Assad hanging from the
ramparts of the citadel’s
tower who won the battle for
this city, and perhaps the
war that has engulfed Syria
for seven years.
Only when you look
beyond the square, at the
mountain of rubble that was
the Carlton Hotel, or the
hollowed-out remains of the
historic municipal headquarters, the Grand Serail,
do you begin to see the cost
of that victory.
It has now been more
than a year since the rebels
who seized much of what
was Syria’s largest city were
finally driven out.
The four-year battle
came to be known as Syria’s
Stalingrad, and for those
here now its conclusion —
celebrated by the people
who blamed the rebels for
the onset of a ruinous war,
lamented by the ones who
saw the opposition’s defeat
as the end of hope for Syria’s
future — has left little time
to contemplate the philosophical differences between
the two sides.
People here are struggling to rebuild shattered
lives — facing crippling
power cuts, material shortages and a reconstruction
process that seems to be
held hostage to political
maneuverings between the
government and the international community.
A third of the Old City
quarter, a 1.4-square-mile
labyrinth of elegant souks,
was obliterated in the fighting; the rest was severely
damaged. The area is now
the focus of the government’s most vigorous efforts
to rebuild.
Bulldozers rumble by the
perimeter of the Umayyad
mosque, clearing away a
15-foot layer of dirt and
debris to reveal the arches of
ancient shop fronts.
It’s painstaking work,
said Abdul Qader
Mughrabi, a bespectacled
worker making his way
through a newly opened
path leading to Souk al
“We have to gather the
ancient rocks from the dirt.
We can’t lose any of them,”
said Mughrabi. In some
cases, confined spaces must
be cleared with hands and
shovels when a bulldozer
won’t fit, or might inflict
further damage.
Within the mosque, a
craftsman hunches over a
worktable, delicately placing alternating pieces of
light and dark wood to form
octagonal shapes; they will
eventually make up a large
wooden hemisphere for the
mosque’s arches. (“Each
covering takes a month to
make. I’ll need 12 of them,”
says the craftsman with a
smile. “I come out of here
feeling dizzy.”)
The government, in
cooperation with the Aga
Khan Foundation and Germany’s official relief agency,
the German Technical
Cooperation Agency, has
prioritized the mosque’s
restoration. But the astronomical expense of the renovation for other ancient
areas (liable to run in the
tens of billions of dollars,
sums the cash-strapped
central government in Damascus does not have) means
residents and business
owners must pick up the
Over in the Old City’s
Khan Kheirbek, Mahmoud
Meimeh, a 60-year-old rug
merchant, watches a workman strike an interior wall
with a tooth-edged hammer,
stamping the characteristic
perforations in the stone’s
The rebels burned down
Meimeh’s shop within days
of taking over. He left, but
soon returned to open a
shop for army soldiers fighting nearby.
“There were only 200
yards between us and the
militants,” he said, pointing
to the other end of a walk-
Photographs by
Nabih Bulos For The Times
CHILDREN EXPLORE in Aleppo’s Old City, a third of which was obliterated and the rest severely damaged in Syria’s civil war.
THE DESTRUCTION in the Old City. “We’re not like we were,” says one resident, a 21-year-old law student.
MOHAMMAD Dawaleebi and his family live in a old market in Aleppo. Dawaleebi lost his house in the war.
Now he is overseeing
repair work in the area for a
number of merchants. “It
takes us two months to fix
each of these with six workers, and it costs roughly
$8,000,” says Meimeh,
pulling at a brick.
It easily gives way, crumbling to the ground. He
“I was a man of means, I
used to have four shops, and
now I have to remove dirt?”
The uprisings that swept
through Syria in 2011 as part
of the so-called Arab Spring
were slow to come to
Aleppo. The tribal tensions
in the country’s south and
the explosive sectarian mix
that had turned Homs into
a bloodbath were largely
absent here.
Instead the fight here
became a battle of haves
versus have-nots: Antebellum Aleppo was Syria’s
economic engine, with a
moneyed merchant class
fiercely proud of its entrepreneurial spirit and its
rivalry with Damascus.
But the opposition attracted those in the
countryside who had been
left out of the economic
prosperity and political
power. Rebel factions —
many of them Islamist
—marched on sprawling
industrial complexes outside the city, and finally
entered it in July 2012.
They overran government positions and, at their
peak, controlled 66 of the
city’s 106 neighborhoods.
East Aleppo was touted as
the foundation of their
vision for Syria.
Meanwhile, both sides
pummeled each other, the
rebels with rockets, mortars
and explosive gas canisters.
The government added
airstrikes to that mix. Whole
neighborhoods became
wastelands. More than
33,000 were estimated to
have been killed; hundreds
of thousands fled.
Those who stayed navigated between east and
west Aleppo, scurrying
behind streetwide shrouds
draped between buildings
(a foil for snipers) in neighborhoods like Bustan al
Qasr, which became known
as the “passageway of
death.” Eventually even this
passageway was closed,
forcing residents on an
18-hour trek to traverse
what had been once been a
walk across the street.
By the end of 2016, the
rebels, fragmented and
exhausted by a government
siege aided by Russia and
Iran, relinquished control of
the city, ending a battle that
had come to symbolize the
terrible cost of the war.
And Aleppo now is a city
of contrasts.
Markets are busy. In the
Tilal street market, one
seller hawks brightly colored lingerie, his voice roaring through the street above
the noise of the bustling
Hardware stores do brisk
business as customers flock
in to repair busted equipment. The city’s best-known
food and sweets are omnipresent, a reminder that the
city’s syncretic cuisine is a
result of successive invasions and migrations.
Only a few checkpoints
mark where the demarcation line between the government- and rebel-held
areas of the city used to be.
A more potent reminder of
the division is the devastation that lies on the side of
the city once held by rebels.
In some neighborhoods,
returning families catch
their children toying with
bullet casings as big as their
hands. They play among
buildings pocked like blocks
of Swiss cheese.
But even here there is
progress. More than 200,000
people have returned to east
Aleppo, according to the
United Nations, and in 2017
the governorate that includes Aleppo witnessed
the largest number of returnees in the country.
A full engineering assessment of east Aleppo’s structures will be released soon,
but for now aid groups have
focused on the least damaged neighborhoods, providing light assistance for
That means plywood,
tarps and other items of an
emergency shelter response
kit. In some cases the
United Nations gives up to
$1,500 to homeowners, but
even that is barely enough
for lasting repairs.
The key is that it’s called
rehabilitation, not reconstruction, and the difference
is politically tricky.
With the rebels militarily
weak, Assad’s Western and
regional foes see offers of
help in reconstruction, and
the enormous funds it requires, as the only leverage
they have to wring concessions from Damascus.
Sanctions have snarled
rebuilding efforts too, with
Syrian businesses unable to
import many items or even
pay for them in the first
And although all is calm
in Aleppo, the war isn’t far
A few dozen miles to the
northwest and southwest
there is still fighting — and
the legacy of that fighting is
never far from people’s
“People’s psychology has
changed. You just don’t feel
comfortable when you see
the destruction,” said Ahmad Bateetah, a 21-year-old
law student working at the
Khan Kheirbek. “We’re not
like we were.”
Bulos is a special
Twitter: @nabihbulos
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M
Ecuador’s voters back term limits
Outcome in effect
ends ex-leader Rafael
Correa’s aspirations of
a return to presidency.
By Pablo
Jaramillo Viteri
and Chris Kraul
QUITO, Ecuador — In a
demonstration of the sometimes fleeting nature of populist power and political alliances, Ecuadoreans overwhelmingly voted Sunday to
limit presidents to two
terms, ending the chances of
a return to office by the onetime popular Rafael Correa.
The passage of the initiative put forward by President Lenin Moreno essentially ends the aspirations of
his predecessor and former
patron, Correa, who prodded the congress in December 2015 to legalize unlimited
presidential runs, leaving
open the possibility of a return to power.
But much has changed in
Ecuador since Moreno succeeded Correa in May. Correa once commanded a
large, devoted following but
has fallen from grace, as
have many populist leaders
in Latin America. (Just last
month former Brazilian
President Luiz Inacio Lula
da Silva was sentenced to 12
years in prison for corruption.)
In Ecuador, an economic
crisis has deepened and
Moreno blamed the huge
debts taken on during Correa’s 10 years in office as the
primary cause.
Most of the loans came
from China in exchange for
future deliveries of Ecuadorean crude oil. Correa kept
the loan amounts shrouded
in secrecy, but Moreno has
lifted the veil, revealing over
the summer that Ecuador
owed the Chinese about 500
million barrels of crude, the
equivalent of three years’
In Sunday’s balloting a
“yes” vote meant ending unlimited reelections for president. The “yes” side carried
64% of the vote.
“Voting yes is an opportunity to be part of the change
because we can’t continue
with the same model of government of Rafael Correa
who left the country broke,”
said Marjorie Chavez, a 35year-old attorney, before
voting in Quito, the capital.
Moreno’s oil minister,
Carlos Perez, recently told
the nation the shocking
truth: that 97% of Ecuador’s
2018 oil production, the
Dolores Ochoa Associated Press
A VOTER gets her question answered in Quito, Ecuador’s capital. Sixty-four percent of voters opted to end unlimited presidential runs.
Cristina Vega Rhor AFP/Getty Images
PRESIDENT Lenin Moreno casts his ballot. Moreno has blamed the debts Ecua-
dor took on under his predecessor, Correa, for the nation’s economic woes.
country’s leading export, is
being shipped to Asia to reduce red ink.
China isn’t the only creditor: Petroecuador, the
state-owned oil company,
owed hundreds of millions of
dollars to contractors in-
cluding Schlumberger, the
oil field services firm based
in France and Texas.
The criticisms of Moreno,
who served as vice president
under Correa from 2007 to
2013, ended his friendship
with the man who hand-
picked him as his successor.
Their back-and-forth accusations have led to bitter acrimony aired out during the
campaign leading up to Sunday’s vote.
Correa’s once-high poll
numbers have also been be-
set by scandal. A former vice
president, Jorge Glas, recently was sentenced to six
years in prison for taking
bribes from the disgraced
Brazilian construction firm
On Wednesday, as Correa
gave a radio interview in the
small town of Quininde, 75
miles northwest of Quito,
Moreno supporters surrounded the station and
threw garbage as the expresident tried to leave. He
was forced to remain inside
for five hours, until police
were able to escort him out.
Correa’s reversal of fortune resembles the falls taken by other populist Latin
American leaders in recent
elections. Their costly social
programs, such as those
supported by oil revenue in
Venezuela, have been undercut by plunging prices of
commodities that once
made them feasible.
Before Correa came to
power in 2007, Ecuador’s
presidents were limited to a
single four-year term. But
midway through his first
term, he engineered a constitutional change that allowed additional runs. He
chose to not run again in 2017.
On Sunday, heavy turnout was reported among the
13 million eligible voters. Besides striking down indefinite reelection, they also
opted to terminate two
other Correa-era laws.
One law dealt with the
Council of Citizen Participation and Social Control,
widely seen as a vehicle to
place Correa partisans in
key regulatory and judicial
posts. The other was a capital gains tax that was touted
as a measure to limit real estate speculation but that
has had the effect of reducing home sales by 60%.
“I’m going to vote [to end
unlimited reelection] because I think the last 10 years
have been very bad for the
country and that this new
government can recover
something,” said commercial engineer Cecilia Tello,
44, before voting. “Ending
unlimited reelection will also
improve due process of law,
generate more jobs and give
families more security.”
Special correspondents
Jaramillo Viteri and Kraul
reported from Quito and
Bogota, Colombia,
U.S. considering a ban on Venezuelan oil
The secretary of State
seeks to rally support
in Latin America for
such pressure tactics.
By Tracy Wilkinson
United States is considering
imposing sanctions on Venezuela that could cripple its
oil industry and is probing
whether the plan would be
supported in the region,
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday in Argentina.
Tillerson and his Argentine counterpart, Jorge Faurie, also said in a news conference that their countries
had agreed to work together
to combat fundraising in
Latin America by the militant group Hezbollah, a rare
acknowledgment of the Middle Eastern group’s active
presence in the region.
Tillerson was in Argentina midway through a fivenation diplomatic swing
through Latin America and
the Caribbean. On Monday
he meets with Argentine
President Mauricio Macri
before continuing to Lima,
Throughout the trip, Tillerson has sought to rally regional support for a widening campaign to put pressure on the leftist government
President Nicolas Maduro.
Many leaders in the hemisphere as well as human
rights organizations accuse
Maduro of trampling on democracy and sending his nation into a humanitarian
and economic crisis.
The United States has
imposed sanctions on more
than 50 Venezuelan officials
and businesses in hopes of
isolating Maduro, and several countries in the region
have joined or applauded
the efforts.
But taking the next step
— banning sales of Venezuelan oil in the United States
and halting refining of Venezuelan crude by U.S. companies — is more complicated
because of the potential
harm to the already suffering Venezuelan people as
well as to American businesses and neighboring
countries that depend on
Venezuelan oil.
“Is it a step that might
bring this to an end, to a
more rapid end, to a more
rapid close,” Tillerson said of
the Maduro government’s
actions, “because not doing
anything to bring this to an
end is also asking the Venezuelan people to suffer for a
much longer time.”
Faurie also expressed
“We should closely follow
up on this to ensure an appropriate balance between
what the Venezuelan nation
needs and what is being
used by the leaders of the
Venezuelan government” to
enrich themselves, he said.
Several Latin American
and Caribbean countries
such as Colombia have been
Sebastian Pani Associated Press
REX TILLERSON, left, with Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Faurie in Buenos
Aires. They discussed Venezuela sanctions and ending fundraising by Hezbollah.
hesitant to cut off Venezuela’s oil revenue but at the
same time have expressed
frustration that sanctions
and talks so far have had little impact.
Maduro, after shutting
down congress and setting
up his own assembly of loyalists, called snap presidential elections to take
place by April 30. He will use
the vote to further solidify
his grip on power, critics say.
On the issue of Hezbollah, both Tillerson and Fau-
rie said they agreed to jointly
oppose efforts by the Lebanon-based group to raise
money in South America to
finance what the American
diplomat called terrorist operations.
“We did specifically discuss the presence of Lebanese Hezbollah in this hemisphere, which is raising
funds, obviously to support
its terrorist activities,” Tillerson said. “So it is something we jointly agree we
need to attack and elimi-
Faurie said that Hezbollah posed a threat to regional peace.
It was unusual for an Argentine leader to acknowledge the presence of the
group in his country. Argentina has a large Lebanese
population — a former president was of Lebanese descent — and a history of terrorist incidents, including a
deadly 1994 bombing at a
Jewish community center in
Buenos Aires that was
blamed on Iranian agents.
Hezbollah is often a proxy
for Iran.
Tillerson indicated the
discussion was broader than
Hezbollah, saying he and
Faurie spoke about how
countries in the hemisphere
“must all jointly go after
these transnational criminal organizations — narcotics trafficking, human trafficking, smuggling, money
laundering — because we
see the connections to terrorist financing organizations as well.”
Tillerson made a point of
welcoming Argentina back
into a role as a world leader,
praising Macri’s 2-year-old
government and its partnership with Washington. This
was an implied slap at the
previous, leftist government
of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
Even so, the two governments are at odds over
thorny trade issues, including high tariffs imposed by
the Trump administration
on imports of Argentine
Buenos Aires says are costing it millions of dollars.
Faurie said that he raised
the issue with Tillerson but
that talks would have to continue. Washington claims
the Argentine industry benefits from government subsidies. Argentina has said it
will file a complaint with the
World Trade Organization.
Twitter: @TracyKWilkinson
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M
Lack of
in Italy
Suspect in shooting of
six Africans may have
sought to avenge teen.
associated press
MILAN, Italy — A rightwing extremist suspected in
the shooting rampage that
wounded six Africans in central Italy was “lucid and determined, aware of what he
had done” and exhibited no
remorse for his actions, an
Italian law enforcement official said Sunday.
Luca Traini, 28, remained jailed as police investigated him on multiple
counts of attempted murder
with the aggravating circumstance of “racial hatred”
in the Saturday night attacks in the Italian city of
The five men and one
woman who were wounded
in the two-hour drive-by
shooting were from Nigeria,
Ghana, Gambia and Mali,
RAI state television said.
Italian authorities said
they seized Adolf Hitler’s
“Mein Kampf,” other publications linked to Nazism
and a flag with a Celtic cross,
a symbol commonly used by
white supremacists, from
Traini’s home Sunday.
Traini, who is Italian, was
an unsuccessful candidate
last year in a local election
for the anti-migrant Northern League political party.
Italy’s ANSA news agency
quoted acquaintances as
saying he previously had ties
with the neo-fascist Forza
Nuova and CasaPound
Photographs released by
police showed Traini with a
neo-Nazi tattoo on his forehead and an Italian flag tied
around his neck.
Col. Michele Roberti, a
commander in the Carabinieri paramilitary police in
Macerata, told Sky TG24
that Traini demonstrated
no remorse for the rampage
and “it’s likely that he
carried out this crazy gesture as a sort of retaliation, a
sort of vendetta” for the
gruesome slaying of a teenager a few days earlier.
A Nigerian man has been
arrested in the death of
Pamela Mastropietro, 18.
Her dismembered remains
were found in two suitcases
days after she left a drug rehab community.
Police said her bloody
clothes, a receipt from a
pharmacy where she bought
a syringe and knives consistent with the crime were
found in the Nigerian suspect’s apartment. Roberti
ruled out any personal connection between Traini and
the slain teen.
Francisco Robles AFP/Getty Images
A SON of Carlos Dominguez mourns over the coffin of the 77-year-old Mexican opinion columnist who was stabbed 21 times by three men.
Mexican journalists in hiding
[Mexico, from A1]
ics, shot down while shopping, while reclining in a
hammock, while driving
children to school. In January, 77-year-old opinion columnist Carlos Dominguez
was waiting at a traffic light
with his grandchildren when
three men stabbed him 21
Less known are more
than two dozen journalists,
who, like Gutierrez and
Gomez, have given up their
work, their homes and their
families to save their lives.
There are no good options for Mexican journalists
on the run.
Of the roughly 15 or so
who fled to other countries
in recent years, a majority
have sought refuge in the
United States, according to
press freedom advocates.
Though a few won asylum during the Obama administration, denials or prolonged detention have been
the norm under President
Trump. That’s despite the
fact that the U.S. government has made combating
violence against journalists
one of its priorities in Mexico, funding press freedom efforts and training about
3,000 media workers in recent years on a variety of topics, including security.
In May, Mexican journalist Martin Mendez dropped
his asylum claim in the U.S.
and agreed to be deported
after he was held in detention for nearly four months.
Gutierrez was denied asylum in November after
nearly a decade in the
United States. He was about
to be deported when the
Board of Immigration Appeals agreed to reconsider
his case in December.
Gutierrez, who has shaggy
gray hair and a serious demeanor, is certain he will be
Kate Linthicum Los Angeles Times
EMILIO GUTIERREZ SOTO is in custody in El
Paso after fleeing Mexico. He was denied asylum.
killed if he is sent home.
“They want to turn me
over to the same government that wants me dead,”
he said in an interview inside
the sprawling immigrant detention center in El Paso.
“I’m just looking for a place
to find peace.”
Journalists who go into
hiding in Mexico also face an
uncertain future. In 2012, two
crime photographers who
had fled the violent state of
Veracruz after receiving
threats were found dead,
their bodies dismembered.
That year, Mexico established the Mechanism to
Protect Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, a
program that provides reporters and photographers
who have been threatened
or attacked with security
guards and a panic button
that summons authorities.
At least 368 journalists have
sought these protections
over the last five years, although at least one of them
was killed anyway.
Mexican officials won’t
say how many journalists
are living in government safe
houses, but press freedom
advocates put the number
at 16.
The journalists can’t stay
forever. Gomez has about six
months left under protection. He feels helpless when
he thinks about what will
come next. “I am broken,” he
said at a cafe recently, tears
welling behind his glasses. “I
am without a future.”
Just a few years ago, his
future seemed so bright. The
son of an engineer in La Paz,
a few hours from the resorts
of Los Cabos, Gomez ran a
popular news website. He
chronicled an explosion of
violence in the region, often
filming at the scenes of grisly
killings, but his favorite stories highlighted government
In 2016, he told of a La Paz
man whose money had been
taken by police, who detained him because they
said he appeared drugged.
The man was not drugged;
he was mentally disabled.
Gomez drew attention to the
case, and eventually forced
the police to apologize to the
man and return most of his
money. Stories like that endeared him to his web audi-
How to contact us
(800) LA TIMES
Home Delivery and
Membership Program
For questions about delivery,
billing and vacation holds, or
for information about our
Membership program, please
contact us at (213) 283-2274 or
membershipservices@ You can also
manage your account at
Letters to the Editor
Want to write a letter to be
published in the paper and
online? E-mail
For submission guidelines,
Readers’ Representative
For print and online
advertising information, go to or call
(213) 237-6176.
Reprint Requests
For the rights to use articles,
photos, graphics and page
reproductions, e-mail or call
(213) 237-4565.
Times In Education
To get The Times, and our
newspaper-based teaching
materials, delivered to
your classroom at no cost,
contact us at
or call (213) 237-2915.
If you believe we have
made an error, or you have
questions about our
journalistic standards
and practices, our readers’
representative can be
reached at
readers.representative, (877) 554-4000
or online at
The Newsroom
L.A. Times Store
Schedule a tour of our
facilities. Call (213) 237-5757.
Have a story tip or
suggestion? Go to a
newsroom directory at or or call
(213) 237-7001.
Media Relations
For outside media requests
and inquiries, e-mail
Search archives, merchandise
and front pages at
A Tribune Publishing Company Newspaper Daily Founded Dec. 4, 1881
Vol. CXXXVII No. 64
is published by the Los Angeles Times,
202 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Periodicals postage is paid at Los Angeles,
CA, and additional cities.
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to
the above address.
Home Delivery Subscription Rates (all rates
include applicable CA sales taxes and apply
to most areas)
Print + unlimited digital rates: Seven-day
$15/week, $780 annually. Thursday–Sunday
$6.50/week, $338 annually. Saturday &
Sunday $4/week, $208 annually. Thursday
& Sunday $4/week, $208 annually. Sunday
$4/week, $208 annually. Monday–Saturday
$6.42/week, $333.84 annually (also
includes Sundays, except 3/26, 5/28, 9/3,
and 10/29). Monday–Friday $4.85/week,
$252.20 annually.
Print-only rates: Seven-day $814.32
annually. Thursday–Sunday $502.32
annually. Saturday & Sunday $294.32
annually. Thursday & Sunday $294.32
annually. Sunday $190.32 annually.
Monday–Saturday $624 annually (also
includes Sundays, except 3/26, 5/28, 9/3,
and 10/29). Monday–Friday $520 annually.
Pricing for all subscriptions includes the
Thanksgiving 11/23 issue.
All subscriptions may include up to two
Premium Issues per year. For each Premium
issue, your account balance will be charged
an additional fee up to $4.49 in the billing
period when the section publishes. This will
result in shortening the length of your billing
period. Premium issues scheduled to date:
Year in Review 12/31/17, Dodger/2018
Baseball Preview 3/25/18. Dates are subject
to change without notice.
Printed with soy-based ink on recycled newsprint from wood byproducts.
ence, but he thinks they
earned him enemies in the
His mentor, veteran La
Paz journalist Maximino
Rodriguez, once explained
the rules of reporting in
Mexico. Drug dealers will offer you money for favorable
coverage, Rodriguez said.
Never take it. He didn’t warn
Gomez that, sometimes,
writing about the government could be most dangerous of all.
Assassins tried to kill
Gomez three times. He’s still
not sure who they were, but
believes they may have attacked him at the behest of
the local government. Officials in La Paz did not respond to requests for comment.
The first two times, they
set fire to vehicles parked in
a downstairs garage at his
house. The fires caused major damage to the home and
Gomez lost two trucks, but
he and his wife and children
survived. A crudely lettered
note left at the scene the second time warned: “Don’t involve yourself in politics.”
After the second fire, the
protection program for journalists implored Gomez to
accept 24-hour bodyguards.
Gomez was distrustful at
first. After all, he thought it
was the government trying
to kill him.
But in April his mentor,
Rodriguez, was gunned
down after parking his van in
a La Paz lot while he was assisting his disabled wife. Distraught, Gomez decided to
accept the protection, and
soon a team of ex-marines
followed him like a shadow.
One night at home,
Gomez woke to the sound of
gunshots. One of his guards
had exchanged fire with
two assailants, and lay
wounded. That night, the injured guard died. The next
day, Gomez and his wife sent
their children into hiding
and boarded a flight to a city
far away.
People don’t typically flee
for their lives with a lot of
planning. It’s a decision typically born in a moment of
panic. Gutierrez made his
choice in 2008, shortly before
his 45th birthday, after he
says a friend warned him
that the army was out to kill
“You’ve got to leave now,”
said the tearful friend, a
woman who was dating a
Gutierrez says he had
first received threats three
years earlier, after he published stories accusing soldiers of raiding a boarding
house for migrants and
stealing their money.
The military, deployed
more than a decade ago to
fight drug cartels in the
streets, has been accused of
much worse. Between January 2012 and August 2016, the
National Human Rights
Commission received 5,541
complaints of human rights
violations by the armed
forces, including allegations
of rape and murder.
Still, calling out the military publicly was an enormous risk. Several days after
publishing his stories on the
boarding house raid in 2005,
Gutierrez said, he was summoned to meet with several
military leaders.
“You’ve written three idiotic stories,” Gutierrez said
a general warned him.
“There will not be a fourth.”
In the following years,
Gutierrez said, his home was
once ransacked by dozens of
soldiers, who said they were
searching for drugs. Another time, patrols of soldiers
drove slowly back and forth
in front of his house.
A few days after the warning from his friend, Gutierrez got in a car with his 15year-old son, whom he was
raising alone, and drove
north through the vast Chihuahuan Desert. At the border, he asked an immigration agent for political asylum.
“We’re not afraid,” he told
the agent. “We’re terrified.”
With his dramatic story,
Gutierrez thought he would
easily win protection in the
U.S. He was wrong.
Only a few hundred Mexicans receive asylum each
year — considerably fewer
than people from countries
including India, Ethiopia
and China.
Lucas Guttentag, who
was a senior advisor at the
Department of Homeland
Security under President
Obama and now teaches law
at Stanford University, says
he worries that denial rates
are high because judges fear
that lenient decisions could
fuel more migration from
“There’s a reluctance, an
aversion even to recognizing
an asylum claim from Mexico,” he said. “I worry that it is
unduly influenced by enforcement concerns rather
than humanitarian concerns.”
Gutierrez and his son
spent months in detention
before being released on
parole. In the intervening
years, Gutierrez moved to
Las Cruces, N.M., and
worked as a gardener, a cook
and food truck operator,
slathering cheese and mayonnaise on cobs of corn. It
wasn’t journalism, but he
felt safe.
Last year, Gutierrez was
honored in Washington with
the National Press Club’s
prestigious Press Freedom
Award. Shortly after, Gutierrez and his son were detained. His asylum denial
among many U.S. journalists and migrant advocates,
who have organized protests
outside the detention center
where he and his son are being held.
Deep inside a labyrinth of
cold concrete corridors,
Gutierrez can’t hear the protests. He rarely sees the sun.
He wishes he had chosen another career. Farming, maybe. Or masonry, like his father. Every week in detention, he says, he feels a little
less alive.
“I feel like I’m another
dead journalist,” he said.
If you believe that we have
made an error, or you have
questions about The Times’
journalistic standards and
practices, you may contact
Deirdre Edgar, readers’ representative, by email at
readers.representative@, by phone at
(877) 554-4000, by fax at
(213) 237-3535 or by mail
at 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. The readers’
representative office is online
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M
Vindicated? Some in GOP say no
Key lawmakers break
with Trump on secret
memo and support
Mueller’s inquiry.
By Laura King
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s claim of exoneration in the Russia investigation was undercut Sunday
by several Republican lawmakers, including one who
helped draft a controversial
memo the president has embraced, alleging the FBI
abused its surveillance powers.
Rep. Trey Gowdy of
South Carolina said in an interview on CBS’ “Face the
Nation” that the memo,
spearheaded by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare), did not
have “any impact on the
Russia probe.”
Gowdy is a member of the
committee and the only Republican on it who’s read
classified documents that
are the basis of the disputed
four-page memo.
On Saturday, Trump had
seized on the GOP memo,
which was publicly released
Friday after he’d declassified it over Justice Department objections, as confirming his repeated contention
that the investigation led by
special counsel Robert S.
Mueller III is a “witch hunt.”
In a tweet from his Florida
resort, the president declared that the memo “totally vindicates” him.
Even before seeing it, the
president also reportedly
told associates that the
memo bolstered the case for
ousting Deputy Atty. Gen.
Rod Rosenstein, a Trump
appointee who oversees
Mueller. Democrats as well
as some Republicans have
warned that such a move
Andrew Harrer Pool Photo
PRESIDENT TRUMP tweeted on Saturday that a memo released by a House panel “totally vindicates” him.
could spark a constitutional
Gowdy, a former federal
prosecutor, said the material the FBI used to win a secret surveillance court’s approval for its surveillance of
former Trump campaign associate Carter Page did not
prompt the bureau’s wider
look at whether the Trump
campaign colluded with
Russia to influence the 2016
election. Gowdy, who has
announced plans to retire,
also said he supports
Mueller “100%” in conducting the investigation.
A fellow Republican
congressman, interviewed
on CNN’s “State of the
Union,” also said the overall
Russia investigation is a
“separate issue” from mat-
ters addressed in the memo.
“It’s more looking within the
agencies, something we
have oversight over,” Rep.
Brad Wenstrup of Ohio said.
A third Republican on
the committee, Rep. Will
Hurd of Texas, also said he
disagreed that the memo
bolsters the case the White
House has been making for
months against the impartiality of Mueller.
“I don’t believe this is an
attack on Bob Mueller,”
Hurd said on ABC’s “This
Week.” Hurd, who formerly
worked for the CIA, added, “I
would say that [the Justice
Department] should continue doing their job.”
The comments from
Hurd, Gowdy and Wenstrup
were not only a break with
Trump’s stance, but with
that of many House Republicans who’ve suggested the
entire investigation is corrupted. The three lawmakers reflected the more measured stance of House
Speaker Paul D. Ryan, who
insisted on Friday that the
memo isn’t “an indictment”
of the FBI and Justice Department, nor does it “impugn” Mueller’s investigation or Rosenstein.
Democrats again decried
what they call Nunes’ politicization of intelligence in the
memo’s release, saying
Trump’s allies were inappropriately trying to use it to
discredit Rosenstein and by
extension Mueller.
“It is the duty of Congress
to focus on the Russia inves-
tigation” and not cherrypick facts in a bid to exonerate the president, Senate
Minority Whip Richard J.
Durbin of Illinois said on
“The information, the
facts, tell a totally different
story” than the narrative put
forth by Nunes with the support of Republicans on the
Durbin said.
Nunes has come under
heavy criticism from some
former intelligence community leaders, including exCIA director John Brennan,
who on Sunday termed the
memo “appalling.” Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the
Press,” Brennan said Nunes
had “abused the chairmanship” of the House Intelli-
gence Committee.
The committee’s ranking
Democrat, Adam B. Schiff of
Burbank, who is trying to
win public release of a 10page Democratic rebuttal to
the memo, on Sunday said
the Nunes-backed document was not a legitimate
attempt to exercise congressional oversight of law enforcement.
“The interest wasn’t
oversight,” Schiff said on
“This Week.” “The interest
was a political hit job on the
FBI in service of the president.”
A former senior Trump
aide, meanwhile, disputed
news reports that the president had ordered Mueller
fired last year but was dissuaded by White House
counsel Don McGahn, who
threatened to quit rather
than carry out the order.
Former White House
Chief of Staff Reince
Priebus, who was pushed
out in July, was still at his
post in June when Trump
was reported to have given
the order. Priebus, interviewed on “Meet the Press,”
said he “never heard” of any
such contention.
“I never felt that the president was going to fire the
special counsel,” Priebus
Many associates have implored Trump to stop talking and tweeting about the
Mueller investigation, fearing his public statements offer ammunition to the special counsel in building a
case of obstruction of justice.
Last month, the president startled aides with an
off-the-cuff declaration to
reporters that he was willing
to be interviewed under
oath. His lawyers quickly
stepped in to say that would
need to be negotiated.
Twitter: @laurakingLAT
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M
Philadelphia is flying high
[Plaschke, from A1]
caught a touchdown pass
from backup tight end Trey
Burton on a play called “The
Philly Special.” Jenkins
knocked out valuable Patriot Brandin Cooks with a big
hit. And their coach, Doug
Pederson, pulled a daring
fourth-down play out of his
pocket on the game-winning
“The guys keep coming,
play after play,” barked
center Jason Kelce, exhorting from a postgame podium like a preacher. “Nobody counted us in … but it
was about everybody going
out and giving everything
they’ve got on every single
They trailed by a point in
the final quarter. They
battled their way downfield
to take a 38-33 lead when
Zach Ertz leaped into the
end zone with an 11-yard
touchdown pass from Foles
with barely two minutes left.
Then they essentially
clinched the game in perfect
Rocky slugged and
stripped the great Tom
With 2:09 left, Eagles
defensive end Brandon
Graham knocked the ball
out of Brady’s hands as he
was being crunched in the
backfield, the Eagles’ Derek
Barnett recovered, and
chaos ensued.
“I snatched it right off,”
Graham said. “How much
sweeter it is that we beat the
The Eagles jumped
around in disbelief, their
tens of thousands of fans
danced and screamed, and
Brady sat stunned on the
turf. And that was only
barely the worst moment of
Brady’s game, as earlier he
dropped a pass on a trick
play that eventually killed a
Brady, the oldest position player to appear in a
Super Bowl at age 40, threw
for a Super Bowl record 505
yards, none of which meant
anything to him after he
trudged away as the victim
of a comeback one year after
stealing the greatest Super
Bowl comeback ever.
Tony Gutierrez Associated Press
SURROUNDED by Eagles, New England’s Rob Gronkowski unsuccessfully leaps for the ball in the end zone.
“It does suck,” Brady
said. “It sucks.”
In the final minutes, the
Eagles added a field goal
and then thwarted a desperate Patriots drive. The game
ended with a failed Hail
Mary pass that was, for
once, a Patriots miracle
unanswered. As green confetti fell and teammates
wildly jumped around the
field, Eagles safety Rodney
McLeod dropped to his
knees in apparent prayer,
then crumpled onto the
ground in tearful exhaustion.
“We were not going to be
denied,” said receiver Nelson Agholor. “We love this.
We really love this. No one
wants to respect you, you
don’t worry about that.
Respect isn’t given, so you
take it.”
The Eagles earned every
ounce of that respect by
beating the defending
champions, a team trying to
win its third title in four
years, and a quarterback
and a coach, Bill Belichick,
who both have a record five
Super Bowl rings.
“It’s been an incredible
journey,” Ertz said. “We’ve
been longing for this moment for a long time.”
It is the Eagles’ first
Super Bowl win in the
game’s 52 years, and ended
a 56-season pro football
championship drought for
Philadelphia. During that
time, each of the city’s three
other major pro teams —
basketball’s 76ers, hockey’s
Flyers, baseball’s Phillies —
has won titles, and even the
local university, Villanova,
has won two national titles.
During an in-game interview broadcast from the
field, former Eagles great
Brian Westbrook told the
roaring crowd that a Philadelphia win would be the
biggest sports championship in the city’s history,
and he’s probably right. The
city’s postgame celebration
after they won their confer-
ence championship two
weeks ago included fans
climbing greased light poles
and punching police horses
and driving a dune buggy up
the famed Rocky steps at
the Philadelphia Museum of
Who knows what happens now?
“To Eagles fans everywhere, this is for them,” said
owner Jeffrey Lurie, who
then praised his team. “I’ve
never seen a more incredible
group of men in all the years
of my life.”
They certainly played
that way, outdueling the
great Brady in a shootout
that featured a Super Bowl
record for most total yards
for both teams combined
with 1,151.
The Patriots’ offense was
so good, they also set a
Super Bowl record with zero
punts. But behind Super
Bowl MVP Foles — the
backup was a superstar,
with 373 yards passing,
three touchdowns and one
interception — the Eagles
kept coming.
It was a perfect ending to
an imperfect NFL season,
proof that for all its problems with protest and violence, our national pastime is still capable of producing an improbable
champion with unmatched
Pink sang a brilliant
national anthem that began
when she pulled a lozenge
out of her mouth. Justin
Timberlake performed a
powerful halftime show
whose highlight was a duet
with a music video of Prince.
Yet on a climate-controlled
evening in a domed stadium
that shut out the below-zero
temperatures outside, the
main attraction was the
scrappier team that created
its own heat and made
“No matter what happened, we just kept sticking
together, kept leaning on
each other,” Foles said.
The Eagles led by 15
points early, and by 10
points at halftime, but
Brady kept charging until
the Patriots took a onepoint lead with 9:22 left. It
was then that the Eagles
went on a 75-yard touchdown drive highlighted by
an Ertz catch on fourth
down and ending with Ertz’s
touchdown, which featured
him grabbing the ball at the
five-yard line and diving into
the end zone.
As soon as the score was
confirmed, Eagles fans
broke into their fight song,
one they sang all night, a
song whose title wound up
being a description of how
their team felled a giant.
“Fly, Eagles, Fly.”
Did they ever.
Twitter: @BillPlaschke
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M
A clash over clean air regulations
[Automakers, from A1]
est electric vehicles goal
could be the Trump administration’s plan to relax fuel
economy targets.
If the administration can
force California to join the
federal government in weakening standards, said Salim
Morsy, an analyst at
Bloomberg New Energy Finance, “there is no doubt
that would slow down electrification…. It would be a
blow for the state, and
whether it could reach that
5 million goal would become
California has unique authority under the Clean Air
Act, allowing the state to
keep aggressive mileage targets in place even if the federal standards are weakened. Other states are allowed to adopt California’s
rules, which 13 states and the
District of Columbia have
But the Environmental
Protection Agency keeps
threatening to challenge
California’s authority, pointing to the state’s outsize influence over what cars get
mean that one state can dictate to the rest of the country,” EPA Administrator
Scott Pruitt said at a Senate
hearing Tuesday.
The state is showing no
sign of flinching. Its power to
set its own vehicle emission
guidelines has been in effect
for 50 years. The state and
the EPA have been in negotiations in an effort to reach
a compromise that would
keep emissions targets uniform nationwide.
So far, not much seems to
be happening at the bargaining table. California has
little incentive to make concessions.
The tension will increase
next month when the EPA
completes a review of the
current rules and starts to
lay out its plans for rolling
back mileage standards.
The agency is under pressure from automakers objecting that there isn’t a
large enough market now to
support a big infusion of
smaller, lighter, less-polluting cars and trucks.
Jens Meyer Associated Press
E-GOLF electric cars hang in a Volkswagen plant in Germany last year. Automakers’ transition to cleaner tech is further along overseas.
It’s a familiar story in the
auto industry: Gas prices
are low, the profit margin on
sport utility vehicles is high,
and even as the companies
boast of plans to roll out dozens of new electrified vehicles in the next few years,
they would prefer to soak
up profits from the SUVbuying binge for as long as
Then-Ford Chief Executive Mark Fields warned the
president a year ago that unless the mileage standards
were more flexible, about 1
million American auto jobs
could be lost.
The warning was widely
dismissed by industry experts, who said it was based
on misleading assumptions
about gas prices, the cost of
battery technologies and the
types of workers who would
be hit. The same study
Fields cited envisioned another scenario in which
keeping the mileage rules
would lead to an increase of
144,000 jobs.
Many analysts say the industry’s reluctance to push
cleaner prototypes into the
market echoes faulty business decisions American
auto companies made more
than a decade ago that
helped precipitate a financial disaster for them that
required a massive government bailout.
At the time, a business
model that relied on selling
more and more of the biggest and heaviest passenger
vehicles drove the companies into financial distress
when gas prices spiked, climate consciousness increased and drivers went
looking for alternatives.
“GM went into bankruptcy with a promise to
stop making so many bigger
cars and start making littler
cars,” said Maryann Keller,
an analyst who has been
tracking fuel economy issues for three decades. As
long as gas is cheap and government incentives for driving low-emission vehicles
are limited, however, persuading drivers to buy them
is a challenge.
stands alone on this,” she
said. “Other countries are
moving forward…. Electric
vehicles do not sell themselves. They are sold because there is government
policy that supports their
Some of the same firms
lobbying to slow the transition here are racing to update their offerings abroad,
where the evolution to newer
technologies is much further
California Air Resources
Board Chairwoman Mary
Nichols called it “ironic” that
the companies are not focusing their lobbying on policies
that promote the use of the
“At the same time they’re
complaining that they’re
having a hard time with
meeting the fuel economy
standards, the industry is
rushing to meet the de-
mands from Asia and Europe, and not just California,
for all kinds of electric vehicles,” she said.
Wall Street analysts say
the transition to cleaner engines is inevitable here too,
as all the major auto companies plan for a future in
which the internal combustion engine becomes obsolete. The question is how far
America will lag behind
other nations in weaning itself off big cars and trucks,
and how much that lag will
undermine the fight against
climate change.
Currently, automakers
sell 150 types of electric vehicles and hybrids worldwide,
according to Adam Fowler of
Beacon Economics. Only
about 25 of them can be
found in showrooms in techand climate-conscious San
Francisco and Los Angeles.
In most states, he said, buyers will find only seven of
those clean-tech cars and
trucks on offer.
Environmentalists are
having a tough time persuading a climate-skeptical
administration that that is a
problem. So they are turning
their fire on the auto companies.
The Sierra Club and the
Safe Climate Campaign are
unleashing on Ford, rallying
public pressure on the company to support the current
fuel standard. As the Washington Auto Show got
underway, the groups released a video accusing Ford
of driving the nation backward, punctuated with a
driver whose SUV joltingly
flies into reverse and transforms into an antiquated,
low-tech Model T.
“We are targeting the
auto companies because it is
hard to target this administration,” Becker said. “What
can we say about the harm
they are doing that they are
not already out there saying
Twitter: @evanhalper
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images
CHINESE automaker GAC Motor plans to start selling an SUV in the U.S. next year. Above, GAC President Yu Jun speaks at the Detroit auto show last month.
Can China turn a corner?
Nation’s carmakers plan to enter U.S. market, but they face a rough road ahead
By Russ Mitchell
Germany was first. It
shipped the Volkswagen
Beetle to the United States
in 1949. It got off to a slow
start only to be embraced by
an enthusiastic American
Japan came next, winning U.S. customers in the
1970s with its own mass-market cars. After that, South
Korea offered its Hyundais
and Kias.
Now, it’s China’s turn.
Or is it?
Big, state-controlled Chinese automaker GAC Motor
plans to start selling a gaspowered seven-passenger
SUV priced around $40,000
in the U.S. next year. The
company said more models
will follow that vehicle,
called the GS8 — including
all-electric cars.
But a rough road lies
ahead. Chinese automakers
have tried to enter the U.S.
market before and failed,
crippled by sub-par quality,
failure to meet tough U.S.
safety standards, lack of
consumer awareness and illconceived import partnerships.
“Plans were hopelessly
optimistic,” said Bill Hampton, editor of AutoBeat
But GAC says this time is
“A few years ago, we were
not ready enough to enter
the U.S. market with our level of technology, quality and
competitiveness,” GAC Motor President Yu Jun said via
email. But, he said, things
have changed: “We are well
prepared to face the challenges in the U.S. market.”
That’s a plausible assertion, said David Sargent,
global quality research head
for J.D. Power.
“Over the last 10 years,
the quality of Chinese vehicles in China, as measured
by Chinese consumers, has
gotten dramatically better,”
he said. And GAC quality
“has been the best of the Chinese brands” based on surveys of new-car owners on
vehicle condition and performance.
GAC stands for Guangzhou Automobile Group.
Statistics vary by source,
but the company tends to
rank ninth or 10th on lists of
China’s biggest automakers.
Located near the concentration of Japanese auto suppliers in Southern China, GAC
was an early adopter of Japanese quality standards,
analysts say.
Whether the quality
proves good enough for the
U.S. market is yet to be determined. Yu Zhang, managing director of Automotive Foresight in Shanghai,
Erik S. Lesser EPA/Shutterstock
GAC’S ENVERGE . The company intends to introduce the electric concept car to the U.S. market after its
SUV debut. A minor player as recently as the late 1990s, China is now the world’s largest automobile producer.
calls GAC a “dark horse” in
the U.S. market with great
GAC made a splash at
the recent Detroit Auto
Show, with a spot covering
2,400 square feet on the main
floor of the exhibition hall, a
first for a Chinese car company. It was more than a token display: six vehicles
were shown.
Sexy models remain a fixture at auto shows in China,
and they appeared onstage
in Detroit at GAC’s appointed showtime. Two tall,
slim young women in svelte
red dresses stripped covers
off several GAC cars, including the Enverge electric concept car, which GAC intends
to introduce to the U.S. market after its SUV debut.
First, though, the company must establish a U.S.
dealer network. In March,
GAC executives will fly to
Las Vegas, where they’ll glad
hand potential distributors
at the National Automobile
Dealers Assn. annual convention.
Dealers have been teased
by Chinese automakers before, most notably in 2005,
when a colorful publicity
hound named Malcolm
Bricklin (best known for the
Yugo) announced plans to
import five vehicles from
Wuhu, China-based Chery
Automobile. But quality
wasn’t up to snuff, too few
dealers signed up, investors
dropped out and the deal
“Entering the U.S. market is like swimming in water
that is too deep. We are
scared of drowning,” Chery
President Yin Tongyue told
a Reuters reporter at the
time. “We need more time to
prepare. U.S. technology
and U.S. consumer habits
are too different.”
American car buyers
tend to be brand loyal, and it
has historically been difficult for newcomers — particularly from overseas. Last
year, Ford, GM and Ram
pickup trucks topped the
bestseller list, followed by
the Toyota Camry, the Nissan Rogue and the Honda
The Japanese and Koreans both struggled to gain a
foothold in the U.S., but now
the Asian brands, with 46.3%
market share, are neck and
neck with U.S. automakers,
at 44.4%. European companies account for the remaining 9.3%, according to Motor
But China’s rise in production volume and quality
has been breathtaking. A
minor player as recently as
the late 1990s, when it sold
about 2 million vehicles, almost all of them in China,
the country is now the
world’s largest automobile
producer. In 2017, 25.4 million
passenger vehicles — the
vast majority made by Chinese automakers — were
sold in China, according to
LMC Automotive. (In the
U.S., 17.2 million vehicles
were sold last year from U.S.,
Asian and European manufacturers.)
As state-owned car companies entered into joint
ventures with U.S., European, Japanese and Korean
surged and quality improved. Meanwhile, leaner
private Chinese companies
such as Geely are turning up
competitive pressure.
GAC’s U.S. foray will test
Chinese government ambitions to become a worldclass, high-quality exporter
of essential goods and services. The government’s
Made In China 2025 plan, released in 2015, identifies 10
key industries, motor vehicles among them, with an
emphasis on electric cars
and trucks.
Incentives and mandates
issued from Beijing and local
governments, including polluted mega-cities such as
Shanghai, have boosted
electric vehicle growth.
Electrified vehicle sales
expanded 53% in 2017, to
777,000 vehicles, said the
China Assn. of Automobile
Manufacturers — 652,000
all-electric vehicles and
125,000 plug-in hybrids.
In the U.S., almost
200,000 EVs and plug-in hybrids were sold last year, according to Inside EVs, up
about 25%. Though mass
consumer demand for EVs
remains tepid, automakers
have launched ambitious
electrification plans. A bill to
require zero tailpipe emissions for all new vehicles sold
in California by 2040 is in the
legislative hopper.
Although EVs are rising
fast in China, overall passenger vehicle sales are flattening out — up only 2.8% in
2017, compared with a 15.5%
increase the year before.
That puts pressure on
Chinese automakers to expand to new markets. Success in the U.S. will translate
into more sales back in
China, said Mark Wakefield
of the consulting firm AlixPartners. The idea: If U.S.
customers embrace a Chinamade car, it must mean the
quality is high.
“Competition in China is
tough and getting tougher,”
he said. “There’s a premium
for a brand that comes with
a [U.S.] stamp of approval.”
If GAC succeeds with a
2019 U.S. launch, it won’t
have the China-made market to itself.
Volvo Cars and Volvo’s
Chinese owner, Geely, have
joined forces to create a new
line of automobiles, named
Lynk & Co., designed in
Sweden and manufactured
in China. Lynk aims to export a compact SUV to Europe in 2019, and plans to distribute its cars through U.S.
manufacturing plants outside China are under consideration.
Polestar, another GeelyVolvo endeavor, plans global
distribution of high-end
electric cars and could bypass the need for auto dealerships through online sales.
SF Motors, an arm of China’s Chongqing Sokon Industry Group and headquartered in Santa Clara,
Calif., is planning its own
technology-loaded luxury
car line for the global market. SF Motors’ chief innovation officer is Tesla’s original
founder, Martin Eberhard.
Dozens of other small
Chinese or China-funded
companies want in, including Byton, headed by former
BMW executives, which introduced an electric compact SUV concept car at
CES in Las Vegas last
Threatening all these
plans is a political buzz saw
on trade policy. President
Trump has made clear his
distaste for imported cars.
But Democrats might
see political gain in knocking
China too. Soon after GAC
Motors’ Detroit event, Senate Majority Leader Charles
E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) referenced GAC’s U.S. entry plan
in a speech on the Senate
floor, calling China’s 25%
tariffs on imported cars
“manifestly unfair, and a
typically unfortunate example of China’s rapacious
trading policies.” U.S. auto
import tariffs are set at 2.5%
“We’re beginning to see a
lot of bad press on China” in
the U.S., said Taiwan-based
Greg Anderson of Pacific
Rim Advisors. “Right now,
an anti-China position is going to play well politically.”
Asked about that, GAC’s
Yu said, “No comment.”
He’s more focused on a
dealer network. “That’s an
expensive, time-consuming
and complicated thing to
do,” said AutoBeat Daily’s
GAC has joint ventures
with Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Fiat-Chrysler.
may be the company’s best
bet because it is dropping
many of its sedans and coupes to focus on SUVs and
trucks. The company is behind most other major car
groups in electric car development. GAC could fill
those gaps.
Meanwhile, GAC Motors
Trumpchi brand name outside China. The phonic similarity to the U.S. president’s
name “is a sheer coincidence,” Yu said. “Trumpchi
is similar to ‘GAC Motor’ in
Chinese pronunciation. In
Chinese, it means to deliver
happiness and auspiciousness.”
Twitter: @russ1mitchell
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M
A pullback by consumer watchdog
[CFPB, from A1]
Trump in November to temporarily lead the bureau after the departure of Obama
appointee Richard Cordray.
Between the bevy of recent moves by the bureau
and the launch of a wideranging review of its practices ordered by Mulvaney, a
picture is emerging of what a
Trump-era CFPB will look
like — and it appears it will
not the resemble the agency
that developed a pugnacious reputation over the
last six years.
Mulvaney outlined his
view in a memo, obtained by
news site ProPublica, criticizing the bureau for being
overly aggressive under Cordray and saying it would now
serve not only consumers
but the financial-services
companies it was created to
“We don’t just work for
the government, we work for
the people. And that means
everyone: those who use
credit cards and those who
provide those cards; those
who take loans and those
who make them; those who
buy cards and whose who
sell them,” wrote Mulvaney,
a free-market advocate who
once called the CFPB a “sad,
sick joke.”
For Lauren Saunders, associate director of the National Consumer Law Center, such a mission statement simply means unwinding consumer protections.
“I think we’ll see a lot of
rollbacks,” she said.
For now, the practical implications of the pullback
appear to be limited to the
agency’s more aggressive interpretations of consumerprotection law.
The lawsuit against
Golden Valley Lending and
other firms owned by the
Habematolel Pomo of Upper
Lake tribe is an example.
In that case and others,
the agency relied on what industry attorneys have described as a novel argument:
that lenders broke federal
consumer protection laws
that forbid unfair, deceptive
or abusive practices by collecting on loans that carried
interest rates higher than
state laws allow, in some
cases as high as 950%. In
other words, the argument
goes, the bureau piggybacked on state laws to allege a violation of federal
Saunders said dropping
the case looks to her like a
clear sign that Mulvaney,
who accepted contributions
from high-interest lenders
while serving in the House of
Representatives, plans to go
easy on players in that industry. Mulvaney in 2016 was
one of a group of House
members who argued in a
2016 letter to Cordray that
federal regulation of the payday loan industry ignored
states’ rights and would cut
off access to credit for many
“He seems to have a
Pete Marovich Getty Images
MICK MULVANEY , appointed by President Trump to temporarily lead the Consumer Financial Protection
Bureau, criticized the agency for being overly aggressive under Obama appointee Richard Cordray.
sweet spot for predatory
lenders,” Saunders said.
But Ori Lev, a partner at
law firm Mayer Brown and
former deputy enforcement
director at the CFPB, said
the bureau could be dropping the case for other reasons.
“When they first brought
these cases, the criticism
was they were federalizing
state law,” Lev said. “But it’s
not clear if Golden Valley
was dismissed because of
the novelty of the claim, because it was a payday case or
because of the involvement
of Indian tribes.”
Stephanie Robinson, another Mayer Brown partner,
said she also expects the
CFPB under Mulvaney will
be much less likely to bring
claims alleging unfair, deceptive or abusive acts and
practices — known as
UDAAP, the type of claim
made in the tribal lending
case — which some in the industry argue has become a
catchall for practices the bureau finds objectionable.
“Mulvaney did make a
statement about making the
law clear through rule making rather than through enforcement,” Robinson said.
“So I think we’ll see fewer
UDAAP enforcement actions and fewer novel theories like this.”
In his memo, Mulvaney,
complaints about novel legal arguments, said, “the days of
aggressively ‘pushing the
envelope’ of the law in the
name of the ‘mission’ are
That could factor into another recent shift. Just last
week, the Washington Post
reported, the bureau transferred a team focused on
lending discrimination out
of the bureau’s enforcement
division and made it part of
Mulvaney’s office, a move
critics said makes it less
likely that the bureau will
take action against firms
that appear to be violating
fair-lending laws.
Some of the bureau’s fairlending cases, notably several lawsuits filed against
auto lenders, were seen by
agency critics as prime examples of envelope-pushing
The bureau accused Ally
Financial, Toyota Motor
Credit and others of allowing car dealerships to saddle
black, Latino and Asian borrowers with loans than cost
hundreds of dollars more
than white borrowers paid.
In those cases, the bureau
used an algorithm — one developed for healthcare research — to guess the race of
borrowers, a tactic Republican lawmakers derided as
“junk science.”
Still, the bureau probably
will continue to bring some
enforcement actions in
bread-and-butter cases of
egregious fraud, Saunders
Scott Pearson, a partner
at law firm Ballard Spahr
who represents financial
services companies, said he
expects the bureau will focus
on cases in which firms are
accused of practices such as
overcharging customers or
charging illegal fees.
That could leave the door
open to more actions like the
one the CFPB took in 2016
against Wells Fargo & Co.
The bureau and other regulators fined the San Francisco bank $185 million for
opening checking, savings
and credit card accounts
Amtrak crash: ‘It was chaos’
Passengers recount
accident in South
Carolina that left two
dead and 110 injured.
associated press
CAYCE, S.C. — Passengers aboard the Amtrak
train that slammed into a
freight train before dawn
Sunday described being
jolted from slumber as seats
ripped away, awakening to
screams and crying.
“It was shaking, then it
started jumping,” passenger
Eric Larkin said.
He said he was suddenly
awakened as he felt the train
leave the tracks as it hit a
curve. His seat then broke
loose, slamming him into the
row of seats in front of him.
It was in the panic that
followed, Larkin said, that
he heard screams and crying
all around him as passengers sought to leave the
crumpled train. Other passengers were bleeding, he
said, and his right knee
throbbed from where it
banged into the seats in
front of him.
Two people were killed
and more than 110 injured,
authorities said.
Walking with a limp
hours later, Larkin said he
was dazed and didn’t even
know where he was when the
train finally came to a stop.
Soon after he got off the
train, Larkin said, arriving
police officers told him to
Tim Dominick The State
THE SILVER STAR was carrying nearly 150 people
when it slammed into a freight train in Cayce, S.C.
stop taking cellphone photos of the wreckage and not
to share any of the images.
Eventually he was shuttled to a middle school with
other passengers.
“It’s a blessing to be
alive,” Larkin said. “I
thought that I was dead.”
It was the third deadly
wreck involving Amtrak in
less than two months. The
Silver Star was en route from
New York to Miami with
nearly 150 people aboard
when it struck the empty
CSX train about 2:45 a.m.,
authorities said.
The crash happened
near a switchyard south of
Columbia, S.C., where rail
cars hauling automobiles
are loaded and unloaded.
Many of the passengers
were asleep.
played with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, said his 43year-old mother, Tronia
Dorsey, was on board. He
said she described massive
“It was chaos,” Neblett
said, describing what his
mother told him as he left an
American Red Cross shelter
where his mother’s purple
suitcase had been sent.
In the third rail car, a seat
had fallen onto Dorsey’s
legs, her son said. He added
that she described “a lot of
screaming” and babies crying in the dark rail compartment.
Some passengers called
their loved ones in the minutes afterward.
The State newspaper reports that Ryan Roberts
couldn’t believe it when his
wife, Alexandria Delgado,
awoke him with a call early
Sunday to their Raleigh,
N.C., home. He said he asked
her to repeat herself three
times when she said her
train had derailed.
without customers’ authorization.
Likewise, there’s an expectation across the board
that the bureau, even as it
seeks to pare back rules created under Cordray, will
write some new ones.
In his memo, Mulvaney
indicated that rules for debt
collectors are high on his list
of priorities — while also
suggesting rules for prepaid
card firms and payday lenders are less important.
“In 2016, almost a third of
the complaints into this office related to debt collection,” he wrote. “Only 0.9%
related to prepaid cards and
2% to payday lending. Data
like that should, and will,
guide our actions.”
Lev said debt collection is
an area where some in the industry “would welcome
some rules of the road,” and
Saunders said it’s possible
that advocacy groups and
the industry will be able to
agree to at least elements of
new rules.
“It’s not a zero-sum game
between responsible debt
collectors and consumer advocates,” she said. “There
are those in the collection industry who know there are
abuses that need to be curtailed and would like to see
more rogue actors reined
Though the bureau’s critics are happy with many of
the changes under Mulvaney, they were dealt a setback last week when a federal appeals court upheld
the legality of the CFPB’s
structure. Bureau opponents, including the Trump
administration, have argued
that the bureau’s structure
is unconstitutional because
it is run by a sole director
who can be replaced only for
cause and not at the will of
the president.
Though the ruling may
be appealed to the U.S.
Supreme Court, consumer
advocates cheered the deci-
sion, saying it means the
CFPB will remain strong
and independent, even if
now controlled by one of its
But some argue that, regardless of the court’s ruling,
the bureau might be better
off if its structure were altered — and that all the
changes under Mulvaney illustrate why. Instead of having a sole director, Pearson
and others suggest it should
be run by a bipartisan commission similar to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
“Having an all-powerful
director means you have a
greater possibility of having
big shifts in regulatory policy whenever you have a new
director,” Pearson said.
“Whereas if you have a commission, that makes it harder to create sudden swings in
Brian Knight, director of
the program on financial
regulation at the free-market think tank Mercatus
Center, agreed that a commission probably would be
less liberal or conservative
than sole presidential appointees, potentially resulting in fewer big shifts. Still,
he said there doesn’t seem to
be much support in Washington for that idea, at least
for now.
“There are people who
believe a sole director is
what you need,” he said,
“and that it’s worth having
some bad directors to keep
that structure in place.”
Indeed, Saunders of the
consumer law center said
she wants the bureau to
keep its current structure.
Even bipartisan commissions, she said, can make
abrupt policy changes — the
Federal Communications
Commission’s about-face on
net neutrality rules is one recent example — and can also
become politically hamstrung.
“They’re more paralyzed
and have more political infighting,” Saunders said.
“They’re less effective even
when you have a leader who
wants to protect consumers.”
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M
lease in
Washington state ends
contract at site where
a pen collapse in 2017
let loose thousands of
nonnative fish.
associated press
Luis Sinco Los Angeles Times
AFTER DOLORES Sanchez’s husband and son died, “I think something just went out,” said Gloria Alvarez, right, who served as manag-
ing editor. When Eastern Group couldn’t find a buyer, the family called it quits but hopes someone new will run the newspapers one day.
Family decides to stop presses
[Newspapers, from A1]
coln Heights-based chain of
six bilingual newspapers, including the Eastside Sun,
Montebello Comet and Vernon Sun. She ran editorial.
He handled the business
side as associate publisher
and chief operating officer.
His death in December
2016 came as a shock. Then,
less than three months later,
Sanchez III, died of a heart
attack. He had been the
chain’s chief financial officer.
The grieving family decided in August to sell the
newspapers. But a buyer never came. They published
their final editions Thursday
and closed the doors for
“When Jonathan died
and then when Joey died, I
think something just went
out,” said Gloria Alvarez, the
managing editor and Dolores’ daughter.
The sun has been setting
on newspapers big and small
for decades, a decline accelerated by the internet and
social media. But the death
of the Eastside papers has
been particularly painful because they covered a largely
Latino area that residents
say other media organizations typically ignore. Eastern Group was a longtime,
vital cultural institution on
the Eastside, covering the
little stories that built the
fabric of a bustling immigrant community.
Although the chain’s influence waned in recent
years, many Eastsiders wonder whether anyone else will
step in to provide the news.
It’s a question being asked in
an increasing number of
quarters. The billionaire
owner of news website LAist
and its sister sites in the Gothamist network abruptly
shut them down in November. Then, the secretive new
owners of LA Weekly gutted
the alternative newspaper’s
staff. This year, significant
layoffs have hit Southern
California News Group,
which includes the Orange
County Register, Los Angeles Daily News and San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Eastern Group Publications — whose other newspapers were the Northeast
Sun, Bell Gardens Sun and
Commerce Comet — had
only five employees in its final days, Alvarez said. Each
filled multiple roles — reporter, photographer, page
designer, translator — to put
out the weekly Spanish and
English newspapers, which
were delivered to tens of
homes for free.
Running the business
was always a family affair,
with three generations of the
Sanchez family working
there over the years.
Although Eastern Group
always had a small staff and
shoestring budget, it has
long been an important
voice in the Eastside, said
Michelle Levander, director
of the USC Center for Health
Journalism and the editor
and publisher of Boyle
Heights Beat, a youth-run
“There’s not really much
left of outlets that are serving communities in that
kind of intimate way,”
Levander said. “It leaves
people living in those communities feeling a little bit
alone, like their events are
not marked. If journalism is
supposed to be the first draft
of history, that history is being lost, too.”
Los Angeles Councilman
Jose Huizar, who grew up in
Boyle Heights reading the
Eastern Group newspapers,
said their absence would be
“On the Eastside, there
are a lot of people who don’t
have access to the internet,”
he said. “It’s another great
loss for low-income communities, for older Latino families who read the newspaper and don’t necessarily
go online to get their news.”
In 1979, Dolores Sanchez
was among a group of 12
investors to purchase the
newspaper chain, which was
on the brink of financial collapse after the death of its
founder and publisher, Joseph Kovner, who launched
the Eastside Sun in 1945. His
newspapers covered the
area as it transitioned from a
Jewish to a Latino enclave.
When Sanchez and her
fellow investors bought the
publications, the Eastside
received little outside attention unless something tragic
happened, she said.
“There was very little
mass media available to this
community,” Sanchez said.
“One could almost say it was
nonexistent. We felt this was
a perfect time to experiment, to say that if they
won’t talk about us, we’ll talk
about ourselves.”
For Sanchez, it was a priority to answer residents’
questions about changes to
their neighborhoods, such
as whether streets would be
torn up, buildings knocked
down, bus routes changed,
parks built.
“No one else ran anything,” she said “The bulldozers would just show up
one day. We made a big effort
to secure public notice.”
The newspapers covered
high school graduations and
football rivalries. They wrote
about grandmas turning 100
and children getting awards
at school. And they ran more
than 100 stories about toxic
emissions and lead contamination from the now-closed
battery recycler Exide Technologies in Vernon.
For years, Eastern Group
published children’s letters
to Santa Claus. There were
the typical requests for Nintendos and Barbies.
But there were others, Alvarez said, choking up, that
reflected the high rate of
poverty of the area: I need a
walker for my grandmother.
My little sister needs diapers. Can you get my dad a
job? We’re living in a garage,
and it has no water.
Whenever they could, the
Sanchez family and a group
of volunteers tried to help.
Every child who wrote got
something back.
One year, a couple wrote
about their young son, who
wanted a big, stuffed panda.
Dolores and Jonathan went
to their 6th Street apartment with the bear. Someone came to the door and
said, “They’re at the hospital. His leukemia got worse.”
The Sanchezes, who
hadn’t known the boy was
sick, found his hospital
room, and his surprised parents put the bear on his bed.
The boy leaned against it.
He died shortly thereafter.
The Sanchez family loved
helping writers learn their
A few years ago, they ran
an ad saying, “Aspiring Journalists Wanted.” A 78-yearold man from Pico Rivera
came in, saying he’d always
written for himself and
wanted to give reporting a
shot. They taught him how
to use a camera, and he
wrote for the newspapers for
about a year and a half before he became ill.
“He kept saying, ‘Send
me to a murder scene!’” Alvarez said.
“And we said, ‘But we
don’t have them anymore!’”
Sanchez said.
Among Eastern Group’s
alumni is Luis J. Rodríguez,
the author and former Los
Angeles poet laureate. The
Sanchez family gave him his
first newspaper job in 1980,
and he worked as a writer
while attending East Los
Angeles College at night.
One of his first stories
was about the head of a decapitated Mexican immigrant found in an alley near
Eastern Group’s old Boyle
Heights office. Someone
drew a shirt collar on the
photo of the head so it was
more palatable for print, he
Rodríguez wrote a boxing column and covered
mudslides in impoverished,
hilly neighborhoods. He was
one of two or three reporters,
and he also took photos and
answered the phones.
“It’s a thankless job,” he
said. “There’s not really any
money in it. The community
just needed to hear its own
stories.… I don’t want it to be
forgotten that they took a
chance on a young man like
In her final column last
week, Sanchez wrote that
when family members announced their intentions to
sell in late August, they
“truly believed there was
someone waiting in the
wings” to buy the newspapers.
They spent months unsuccessfully fielding offers
and negotiating before deciding to call it quits.
They still hope someone
new will run the newspapers
one day.
SEATTLE — Washington state officials Sunday
canceled a lease with Cooke
Aquaculture Pacific at the
site where net pens holding
farmed Atlantic salmon
collapsed last summer,
releasing thousands of nonnative fish into Puget
The decision came days
after a multi-agency state investigation found the Canada-based company negligent for failing to adequately
clean its nets, saying that directly contributed to the
net-pen failure in August.
The report released
Tuesday said the nets failed
because they were excessively laden with mussels
and other marine organisms. That increased the
drag on the nets from tidal
currents and overwhelmed
the mooring system.
State officials last week
also accused the company of
misleading them by underreporting how many fish escaped into Puget Sound on
Aug. 19 and over-reporting
how many fish were captured. It fined the company
$332,000 for alleged clean
water law violations for releasing invasive species into
Washington state waters.
“Cooke has flagrantly
violated the terms of its lease
at Cypress Island,” Public
Lands Commissioner Hilary
Franz said in a statement
Sunday. “The company’s
reckless disregard endangered the health of our waters and our people, and it
will not be tolerated.”
Cooke did not immediately respond to a call and
email Sunday about the
lease cancellation.
Last week, the company
criticized the state’s investigation as incomplete and inaccurate. Cooke disputed
the findings, including its accounting of fish. It said that
company employees were
under state supervision
when the recovered fish were
counted and that the state
relied on wrong estimates
about average fish weight.
This is the second Cooke
lease that Franz has canceled in two months. Franz
oversees the state Department of Natural Resources,
which manages and leases
state-owned waters. All of
salmon operations hold
state leases.
In December, Franz
ended the state’s lease with
Cooke at its marine aquaculture in Port Angeles, saying
the company violated the
terms of its lease by not
maintaining the facility in a
safe condition. Cooke has
challenged that decision in
Clallam County Superior
Cooke is the largest U.S.
producer of farmed Atlantic
salmon. Before the two lease
cancellations, the company
operated eight commercial
salmon net pens at four locations. The company bought
the facilities from Icicle
Acquisition Subsidiary in
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M / O P I N I O N
Time to move
from sizzle
to substance
Having covered the hot topics, the
candidates for California governor
need to expand to meatier issues.
acing off in recent debates, the
four Democrats and two Republicans leading the race to succeed
Gov. Jerry Brown have sparred on
the hot topics of the moment: President Trump, of course, as well as immigration, climate change, the proposed border
wall, single-payer healthcare and the candidates’ own history of smoking marijuana.
(In case you are wondering, half of them admitted to it.)
Those are matters worth debating —
well, most of them are — and it is fine to kick
off a campaign by focusing on provocative
issues that will rev up interest among voters.
But now that the June 5 primary is on the
near horizon, it’s time for the gubernatorial
candidates to start expanding their talking
points at public events and on their websites
to address less sexy but equally important
issues facing the Golden State over the coming decade.
The next few years will be crucial for California, which is facing crises in water supplies, housing stock and the growing homeless population. The next governor’s actions
on these issues, and on looming challenges
in University of California funding, public
pension obligations, crumbling infrastructure and other longer-term concerns, will
help determine the fortunes of the state and
its denizens.
Will Brown’s successor be a pennypincher like him or a Daddy Warbucks? It
would be useful for voters to get specifics
from the candidates on how they intend to
govern during the next recession. Assuming
the next governor serves two terms, it’s
painfully likely that he or she will have to
deal with an economic downturn and its effects on the state.
Voters should also know what they would
be getting from each candidate when it
comes to two of Brown’s signature infrastructure projects, high-speed rail and the
Delta tunnels. Will the candidates champion these projects, or let them wither and
die? If they don’t believe that building tunnels would ensure California’s future water
reliability or that a bullet train would improve public transportation, they ought to
spell out their ideas for what will.
And though this might glaze over a few
eyeballs, the candidates should offer their
solution to soaring public pension obligations that are threatening to swamp state
and local governments’ budgets. Where do
they stand on bail reform? Do they plan to
support rolling back the criminal justice reforms of Propositions 47 and 57? What’s the
prospect for some overdue improvements to
the state tax code and the California Environmental Quality Act?
The list goes on and on.
(This same message goes for candidates
in other statewide and Los Angeles County
races on the June 5 ballot. Voters will be
casting ballots for nine statewide offices,
and the race for lieutenant governor has
drawn a surprisingly competitive lineup of
candidates for such a useless job. County
voters will be weighing in on the sheriff, assessor and two supervisors, plus judges.)
The top candidates all have experience
that could help them grapple with these important issues. Gavin Newsom is California’s lieutenant governor and a former mayor of San Francisco. In additional to leading
Los Angeles for two mayoral terms, Antonio
Villaraigosa was speaker of the California
Assembly. John Chiang is state treasurer
and has served as state controller and a
member of the state Board of Equalization.
Travis Allen is an Assembly member. Delaine Eastin, the sole woman among the
race’s front-runners, is a former state superintendent of public instruction and Assembly member. Businessman John Cox is a veteran of multiple campaigns for state and
federal office. Doug Ose, a Sacramento Republican who joined the race too late to have
been included in the previous debates,
served six years in the U.S. House of Representatives. It is very likely two of these seven
people will end up facing each other in the
November general election.
Listen, there is room for glitz here. No
one wants a gubernatorial race that’s all
wonk. After all, whoever is the next governor
of California will be on the national and
global stage; he or she should be capable of
both enlightening people and keeping them
from nodding off. But that person must be
able to manage the more prosaic but no less
important demands of the job as well. That
test needs to start now.
How Trump beats Nixon
professionals. They are behaving much like an autoimmune
disorder in which cells that are
supposed to protect the body
politic turn against it.
Nixon lied; Trump lies
pathologically. Fact-checkers
have documented more than
2,000 falsehoods in his first year
in office. Nixon offered racist
slurs in private; Trump has
made racism and misogyny a
leitmotif in his administration.
Nixon was an experienced
politician and in many respects
an effective president. Trump,
despite majorities in both
houses of Congress, has gotten
precious little done and in some
areas — such as environmental,
immigration, trade and foreign
policy — he has been a disaster.
Above and beyond this, however, he manages to constantly
debase the office daily in ways
Nixon, for all his flaws, would
never have dreamed of doing.
The more the White House
tries to convince Americans
that special counsel Robert S.
Mueller III’s investigation is a
hoax and a witch hunt, the
clearer the danger to the nation
becomes: The president and his
supporters say he is “fighting
back” against unfounded attacks, but in actuality, with
cynical moves such as the release of California Rep. Devin
Nunes’ memo, he is eroding our
laws and values.
We congratulate ourselves
that the republic and its system
of checks and balances withstood the likes of Nixon. Will it
survive Trump?
It is hardly a certainty that
an effective firewall of conscience will finally emerge
within the GOP. And while the
minority party speaks out,
Democrats have such limited
power in Congress, their protests seem futile.
We must hope the special
counsel’s investigation and the
judiciary will successfully play
the independent role intended
for them. And we must recognize that our last best line of
defense in this crisis is the
American voter. Our ballots will
determine whether the damage
inflicted by Trump will be temporary, as it was with Nixon, or
catastrophic and enduring.
By David Rothkopf
he political crisis
now confronting the
United States is not
the worst since
Watergate. It is the
worst since the Civil War.
It is hard to escape the conclusion that President Trump
is waging a relentless, selfpreservation-driven campaign
to discredit the core of our
justice establishment and to
unseat anyone he sees as a
This is not to minimize the
damage Watergate did to
America. Richard Nixon oversaw an illegal effort to gain
electoral advantage and then
covered it up. He placed himself
above the law and sought to
shut down those entrusted with
the responsibility of bringing
him and his team to justice.
Watergate was, undoubtedly,
the gravest constitutional crisis
America had faced in the modern era, until President
Trump’s shenanigans began.
At its heart, though, Watergate was also just “a third-rate
burglary,” as then-White House
Press Secretary Ron Ziegler
termed it. It turned truly ruinous because of all that happened next. Today’s situation is
rooted in something considerably darker — an effort by a
hostile power to undermine
American democracy.
What’s more, regardless of
what we may learn about efforts within Trump’s campaign
to collude with the Russians, we
can be certain our enemies
have already benefited from his
Just last week, the White
House announced that it would
not be enforcing congressionally mandated sanctions
against Russia. In Moscow, an
anchor on Russian State TV
celebrated the decision:
“Trump is ours again,” she told
her viewers. Trump remains
reluctant to accept the unanimous verdict of the intelligence
community that the 2016 election was beset by Russiansponsored attacks. Instead of
recognizing an ongoing threat,
he has offered Russian officials
photo ops and dished out classified intelligence in private
Worse, agencies of the U.S.
government that are essential
to protecting against further
foreign attacks on our system
— the Justice Department, our
independent judiciary, the FBI,
our intelligence services — are
Washington Post
RICHARD NIXON at a news conference in 1971.
Jabin Botsford Washington Post
DONALD TRUMP in the Oval Office in January.
now being undermined in unprecedented ways.
Nixon had his “Saturday
Night Massacre,” in which he
sought to shut down the investigation into Watergate by firing
a special prosecutor only to
have to reappoint another after
two top Justice Department
officials resigned in dramatic
public protest. Trump’s slowmotion massacre removed one
FBI director, pressured a deputy FBI director into early retirement and pushed out an acting
attorney general. He reportedly
is demanding personal loyalty
of many who remain in office,
including Rod Rosenstein, who
manages the Russia collusion
As Watergate unfolded,
Republican Party leaders
stepped up and began to challenge Nixon. They eventually
forced his resignation. Except
for a very small minority, today’s Republicans have actively
joined in the president’s war on
the justice and intelligence
David Rothkopf is a senior
fellow at the School for
Advanced International
Studies at Johns Hopkins
University and a visiting
scholar at the Carnegie
Endowment for International
For a $5 theft, $350,000 bail
By Jeff Adachi
and Chesa Boudin
he case of a San
Francisco senior citizen accused of
stealing $5 and a
bottle of cologne
from his neighbor reveals the
obvious injustice of California’s
bail system, and may finally
lead to reform.
Kenneth Humphrey has languished in San Francisco
County Jail for more than 250
days on $350,000 bail. His
charges include robbery and
residential burglary for allegedly stepping into his neighbor’s room in their senior housing complex.
But in late January, a panel
of state appeal court judges ordered a new bail hearing for the
retired shipyard laborer. The
panel also stated that the laws
governing bail are the “antithesis” of what the Constitution requires before a person may be
deprived of liberty.
“A defendant may not be imprisoned solely due to poverty,”
the court said, a revolutionary
decision, if it’s upheld.
San Francisco is ground
zero for the state’s battle over
Since October, the city’s
public defenders have chal-
lenged bail amounts in virtually
every criminal case, demanding
that judges hold hearings to
consider alternatives to incarceration and inquiries into their
They have found a sympathetic audience in the state’s
appellate court judges, who
have ruled that only an immediate threat to the public justifies
Prosecutors and judges at
the local level, however, continue to undermine these appellate decisions by exaggerating
perceived public safety risk.
Humphrey’s case is extreme
in the sense that a $5 crime led
to a several hundred thousand
dollar bail, and even the district
attorney concedes he poses no
threat to society. But every day
in every county criminal courthouse in California, prosecutors
request sky-high bail amounts
from judges who are happy to
impose them. That makes a
mockery of the presumption of
innocence and equality before
the law, as poor people accused
of minor offenses wait in jail
while wealthy people go free despite the seriousness of their
Money bail as it’s currently
constituted punishes poverty,
and too often results in coerced
guilty pleas from those who
can’t get out of jail any other
How did we get here?
Humphrey’s incarceration is
not an aberration or an accident; “it stems instead from the
unwillingness of our society, including the courts,” the San
Francisco panel wrote, “to correct a deformity in our criminal
justice system that close observers have long considered a
That “blight” persists in part
because of the for-profit bail industry and its powerful lobby.
The published opinion includes
a devastating critique of arbitrary bail schedules, casts
doubts on the increased reliance on “opaque” algorithmic
risk assessment tools, articulates the staggering costs of pretrial incarceration, and holds
that the government must present “clear and convincing” evidence of immitigable risk in order to detain someone before
In Humphrey’s case, as in so
many, “the prosecutor presented no evidence that nonmonetary conditions of release
could not sufficiently protect”
public interests.
The law, rooted in precedent, is often slow to correct it-
self. And while the appellate
court decision put a crack in the
foundation of the bail system,
it’s up to the legislature to come
up with something new.
“Legislation is desperately
needed,” the appeal panel
As it happens, legislation is
at hand: Senate Bill 10, which
would effectively outlaw money
bail, passed the state Senate
and is now being held in committee in the Assembly. It just
needs a handful more votes and
the governor’s agreement to become law.
Humphrey is one of many
people behind bars simply because he’s poor, but he could be
among the last.
Jeff Adachi is the San
Francisco public defender.
Chesa Boudin is a deputy
public defender in San
Francisco and on the board of
the Civil Rights Corps, which
challenges money bail across
the country.
Please send letters to For
submission guidelines, see or call
1-800-LA TIMES, ext. 74511.
Ross Levinsohn
Jim Kirk
Colin Crawford, Scott Kraft
Christina Bellantoni, Shelby Grad, Mary McNamara,
Stephen Miller, Kim Murphy, Michael Whitley
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a president with the
moral authority to bring up #MeToo?
No one deserves to be raped — not even Larry
Did Trump actually listen to the “fake news”
liberal media when he chose not to fire Mueller?
M O N D A Y , F E B R U A R Y 5 , 2 0 1 8 :: L A T I M E S . C O M / C A L I F O R N I A
aims to help
mentally ill
State’s legal process
hasn’t kept pace with
progress in psychiatric
care, senator says.
By Jazmine Ulloa
Christina House Los Angeles Times
A SURFER WALKS through Redondo Beach on Sunday. Record-breaking heat swept the Southland and
other regions over the weekend. Temperatures reached a high of 89 in Woodland Hills and 77 in Palmdale.
In dead of winter,
California baking
Unseasonably warm, dry temperatures set records
statewide. Clear skies could last until next weekend.
By Rong-Gong Lin II
and Alene Tchekmedyian
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. —
Under a baking sun, Russell
Neches peeled off his longsleeved base layer to hit the
ski slopes at Royal Gorge
Cross Country Resort near
Lake Tahoe.
Early February should be
the dead of California’s winter, yet Neches was skiing in
— and sweating through —
his T-shirt.
“As soon as there was
sun, it was unbearably hot,”
said the 37-year-old Oakland
Unseasonably warm and
dry temperatures blanketed
California over the weekend,
shattering records across
the state and bringing clear
Robert Gauthier Los Angeles TImes
A SHAFT OF sunlight streaks through Pershing
Square on Sunday, when the weather in downtown
Los Angeles peaked at 81 degrees.
blue skies that were expected to linger through
next weekend.
At the resorts near Lake
Tahoe, the weather was so
warm — 12 to 18 degrees
above average — that the
snow was melting. Some
would-be skiers opted to go
hiking instead.
It was a dramatic change
from this time last year,
when Tahoe had so much
snow that figuring out where
to put it all was a challenge.
In Northern California,
residents in the famously
foggy City by the Bay traded
their winter coats and
sweaters for T-shirts and
shorts over the weekend.
The high temperature in
San Francisco was 74 on Saturday and Sunday, setting
[See Weather, B4]
Jerry Brown has earmarked
$117 million in his new state
budget to expand the number of treatment beds and
mental health programs for
more than 800 mentally ill inmates found incompetent to
stand trial.
State officials said they
have struggled to keep up
with the needs of a population that has jumped in size
by 33% over the last three
years, as judges are increasingly referring defendants to
treatment. But one state
lawmaker says additional
funds are not enough.
Legislators, he said, need
to update the laws used by
judges to evaluate the mental health of people charged
with crimes. And he has proposed his own legislation to
keep mentally ill offenders
out of the criminal justice
“It seems to me that the
health people, law enforcement, social work — everybody should get together
and try to solve that problem,” state Sen. Jim Beall
(D-San Jose) said at a recent
budget committee hearing.
“Because it’s like a bottomless pit if we don’t reform.”
Under California law, a
judge can find people
charged with a crime incompetent to stand trial if they
have a mental disorder or
that prevents them from
understanding court proceedings or helping their
lawyer with their defense.
Depending on the severity of the alleged crime, defendants are supposed to be
moved to a state hospital, a
community mental health
facility or a special jail unit to
receive treatment for 180
days before undergoing another court evaluation.
Felony defendants can
repeat that legal process for
up to three years, misdemeanor inmates up to one.
Inmates who do not improve
can be placed under the care
of a guardian or organization and some are confined
in mental health facilities,
but most are released back
on the streets without resources to address their
chronic conditions.
Beall argues the legal
process fails to reflect advances in psychiatric and
medical treatment. Defendants are committed to treatment for up to three years,
when it can take only
months or even weeks to determine whether medication will diminish the
symptoms of mental illness
and allow defendants to
stand trial, said Laura Arnold of the California Public
Defenders Assn.
“The competency system
is broken,” Arnold said. “The
main reason, I believe, is
that the three-year maximum term of commitment
hasn’t been revisited since
As of December, 840 inmates in county jails were
awaiting space in state hospitals or other treatment facilities. Most had a major
psychotic or mood disorder
and multiple arrests, according to state data. Nearly
half had been homeless and
did not have access to California’s healthcare system
for the poor, Medi-Cal, in the
six months before their arrest.
If the Legislature approves
budget, the state funds earmarked by Brown would
help counties create or expand mental health programs that divert inmates
away from jail and into treat[See Inmates, B4]
School official faces
a widening inquiry
D ORA DE LARIOS, 1933 - 2018
Prosecutors’ review
includes work at home
owned by two Santa
Monica politicians.
By Adam Elmahrek
Genaro Molina Los Angeles Times
The Boyle Heights-born Dora De Larios in her studio in 2014. Her ceramic art
forms were inspired by her Mexican heritage and ancient Japanese design.
By Carolina
A. Miranda
ora De Larios, an
inventive ceramic
artist known for
her bright public
murals, whimsical sculptures and the crafting of a set
of dishes on an impossible
deadline for a White House
luncheon, has died at 84.
Her death at her home in
Culver City on Jan. 28 came
after a four-year battle with
ovarian cancer, her daughter, Sabrina Judge, confirmed.
The artist, who over the
course of six decades produced work that has graced
museums, hotels and public
spaces around the world,
worked until the very end.
“She always said, ‘I want
to work until I plotz’ — and
she did,” Judge said. “She
was working, drawing until
probably six days before she
died. Her hand was still
sharp. The lines were still
great. What an incredible
way to live.”
When she died, De Larios
was preparing for an expansive survey of her work that
is scheduled to inaugurate a
[See De Larios, B5]
Prosecutors reviewing
possible conflicts of interest
involving Santa Monica politicians have widened their
inquiry to include architecture work at a home belonging to a school board
member and a city councilman, a spokeswoman with
the district attorney’s office
confirmed last week.
Meanwhile, the state’s
Fair Political Practices
Commission has opened its
own investigation into the
politicians’ business ties, an
FPPC spokesman told The
The Los Angeles County
district attorney’s office first
launched its inquiry in November after a Times article
detailed how Maria LeonVazquez — a board member
overseeing Santa MonicaMalibu Unified School District — cast several votes approving hundreds of thousands of dollars in contracts
with her husband’s consulting clients.
She also did not disclose
Kent Nishimura Los Angeles Times
SANTA MONICA school board member Maria Leon-
Vazquez is facing conflict-of-interest allegations.
the income from her husband’s consulting firm on almost a decade’s worth of
state-required financial disclosure filings, The Times
found. She had been disclosing the income but stopped
with the 2009 filing — the
same year her husband’s clients started winning contracts with the district.
The review by the office’s
public integrity unit, which
investigates municipal corruption, expanded after The
Times raised questions
about architecture services
provided to Leon-Vazquez
and her husband, Tony
Vazquez, who is also a city
The couple renovated
their home in the early
[See Inquiry, B6]
Capitol Journal
George Skelton’s column
does not appear today.
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M
Lobby groups spend
record $339 million
Fueled by activity from the
oil industry attempting to
influence the cap-and-trade
debate, interest groups
spent a record of more than
$339 million lobbying California government officials
last year.
The spending activity to
influence elected officials
and bureaucrats far exceeds
the previous record of
$314.7 million in 2015, new
lobbying reports show.
Those reports also shed
more light on how interest
groups have expanded their
“scope and sophistication”
beyond sending a lobbyist to
a public official’s office, said
Jodi Remke, chairwoman of
the state Fair Political Practices Commission.
One example: Special
interest groups produced
multimillion-dollar media
campaigns “to rile the public on oil and gas issues, who
in turn were relied on to
influence their public officials,” she said.
The two top spenders on
lobbying last year were
Chevron ($8.2 million) and
the Western States Petroleum Assn. ($6.2 million).
Tesoro Refining and Marketing Co. was fourth at
$3.2 million.
The spending by the
petroleum association
reflects “the enormous
number of issues confronting the energy industry
in California, and the potential impact those issues
have on energy producers,
refiners, consumers and
businesses,” said Catherine
Reheis-Boyd, the group’s
The Legislature voted in
July to extend the cap-andtrade program, which requires polluters to buy
carbon emission credits and
which opponents argued
will hurt businesses and add
to the cost of goods and
services for consumers.
The final version limited
air quality regulators from
adopting carbon-cutting
rules for refineries, a big win
for the oil industry.
“Unfortunately, money
talks in Sacramento, and oil
company money shouts,”
said Jamie Court, president
of Consumer Watchdog.
Other top 2017 spenders
were the California State
Council of Service Employees ($3.9 million), the California Chamber of Commerce ($2.8 million), the
California Hospital Assn.
($2.7 million), the California
Teachers Assn. ($2.4 million), the Howard Jarvis
Taxpayers Assn. ($2.1 million), the California Nurses
Assn. ($2.07 million) and
AT&T ($1.9 million).
The taxpayer group
unsuccessfully fought legislation that raised the gas
taxes and vehicle fees in
California to provide more
than $5.2 billion annually for
road and bridge repairs and
mass transit.
The medical industry
was engaged in efforts to
guard the Obama-era Affordable Care Act.
Twitter: @mcgreevy99
Christian Petersen Getty Images
STUDY participants were shown 14 videos, including a debate on whether college football should be banned.
Friends share the same
wavelength, study finds
Brain activity patterns
can be used to predict
our social networks,
researchers say.
Steve Yeater Associated Press
OIL INTERESTS last year led spending to lobby
California lawmakers. Above, the state Assembly.
What can an astronaut,
baby sloths, a sentimental
music video and an MRI
scanner reveal about your
friends? Quite a lot, a new
study reveals.
Researchers put 42
business school students in
an MRI machine and
showed them a series of 14
videos. As they watched the
clips, the scanner recorded
the activity in their brains.
Those patterns could be
used to predict which students were friends and
which were merely classmates, according to a study
published Tuesday in the
journal Nature Communications.
“Neural similarity was
associated with a dramatically increased likelihood of
friendship,” the team from
UCLA and Dartmouth
College reported.
“These results suggest
that we are exceptionally
similar to our friends in how
we perceive and respond to
the world around us,” they
That might seem obvious to anyone who’s ever
heard that “birds of a
feather flock together.” But
until now, no one had ever
put that maxim to the test
by examining the cognitive
activity of friends in real
The researchers, led by
UCLA social psychologist
Carolyn Parkinson, started
with an entire cohort of
students from Dartmouth’s
Tuck School of Business. All
279 of them were asked
whether they were friends
with each of their fellow
students. (A “friend” was
defined as someone you’d go
out with for a drink, a meal,
a movie or other “informal
Lottery results
For Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
SuperLotto Plus
Mega number is bold
10-29-41-45-46—Mega 10
Jackpot: $20 million
Winners per category:
5 + Mega
4 + Mega
3 + Mega
2 + Mega
1 + Mega
Mega only
No. of
of prize(s)
1 $20 million
Powerball number is bold
15-23-27-48-53—Powerball 6
Jackpot: $145 million
California winners per category:
5 + P-ball
4 + P-ball
3 + P-ball
2 + P-ball
1 + P-ball
P-ball only
No. of
of prize(s)
Winning jackpot ticket(s) sold in other
states: None
For Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
Fantasy Five: 1-10-11-16-38
Daily Four: 7-8-1-8
Daily Three (midday): 3-0-8
Daily Three (evening): 5-6-8
Daily Derby:
(10) Solid Gold
(1) Gold Rush
(9) Winning Spirit
Race time: 1:49.01
Results on the internet:
General information:
(800) 568-8379
(Results not available at this number)
Canadian Space Agency
ANOTHER video used in the study showed what
happens when an astronaut wrings a towel in space.
social activities.”)
If two students named
each other, they were considered friends for the purposes of the study. Researchers used those responses to reconstruct the
social network of the business school class.
In the next phase of the
study, 42 of the students
agreed to lie in a functional
MRI scanner while they
watched videos for 36 minutes.
The clips ranged in
length from 88 seconds to
more than 5 minutes, and
were chosen to evoke a
range of emotions in viewers.
For instance, a music
video for the song “All I
Want” was added to the reel
because some people might
consider it “sweet” while
others would see it as
“sappy,” the researchers
said. One clip presented a
debate on whether college
football should be banned;
another featured a discussion about a speech by
former President Obama.
The reel also included
video from a gay wedding, a
presentation by an astronaut on the International
Space Station showing
what happens when you
wring out a washcloth in
space, a documentary about
a baby sloth sanctuary and
highlights from a soccer
match, among other things.
While the students
watched, the scanner recorded the responses of 80
separate regions of their
brains. Then the researchers compared the responses
of each student with the
responses of every other
The 42 students could be
paired up in 861 distinct
ways. Some of those pairs
were friends, and some
Sure enough, the responses of friend pairs were
more alike than the responses of non-friend pairs.
And the more similar their
responses, the shorter the
distance between them in
the social network.
In statistical terms, for
each one-unit increase in
neural similarity, the odds
that two people were friends
increased by 47%.
Even when the researchers controlled for the similarities of people in each of
the 861 pairs — including
features like age, gender and
nationality — the correla-
tion between cognitive
response and position in
the social network remained.
That correlation was
most clearly seen in areas of
the brain involved in motivation, learning, attention,
language processing and
determining the mental
states of others, to name a
few examples.
“A more specific understanding of precisely which
cognitive and emotional
processes underlie these
effects will likely require
complementary follow-up
studies,” the researchers
Parkinson and her colleagues also found that the
brain responses alone could
do a pretty good job of predicting whether two people
were friends, mere acquaintances or total strangers.
All of the 861 pairs were
divided into four categories
of social distance. Friends
had a distance of 1; a friend
of a friend would have a
distance of 2; a friend of a
friend of a friend had a
distance of 3; and pairs that
were even further removed
had a distance of 4 or more.
If a computer program
was making random
guesses about a pair’s social
distance, it would guess
right 25% of the time. But a
program based on the brain
responses correctly identified friends 48% of the time.
It also recognized distance 2
relationships 39% of the
time, distance 3 relationships 31% of the time, and
distance 4 relationships 47%
of the time, according to the
study. (What’s more, when
the program was wrong, it
was usually off by only one
The study results offer a
new type of scientific proof
that “people tend to be
friends with individuals who
see the world in a similar
way,” the researchers concluded.
But the results don’t
resolve this fundamental
mystery about friendship:
Do we become friends with
people who already see the
world the way we do, or do
we come to see the world
through our friends’ eyes?
Long-term studies will
be needed to address those
questions, but the study
authors predict that the
answer is: both.
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M
Health costs
for retired
state workers
rise sharply
Estimated taxpayer
tab is $91.5 billion, up
from $77 billion a year
earlier, report says.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images
By John Myers
SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN raised $1 million in the final months of 2017 and lent her campaign $5 million.
It’s a lopsided money
race in Senate contest
Sen. Feinstein has
$10 million. Her top
rival has $360,000.
By Seema Mehta
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
has a considerable fundraising advantage in her reelection bid, starting 2018 with
nearly $10 million in the
bank, while her most prominent rival has less than 4% of
that amount, according to financial disclosures filed last
week with the Federal Election Commission.
State Senate leader Kevin de León of Los Angeles, a
fellow Democrat who is challenging Feinstein, reported
raising nearly $434,000 and
spending $74,590 between
entering the race Oct. 15 and
the end of 2017. He entered
the new year with about
$360,000 cash on hand and
more than $41,000 in debts.
In contrast, Feinstein
raised $1 million in the final
months of 2017 and lent her
campaign $5 million. The
cash infusions allowed the
veteran senator to kick off
the year with $9.8 million in
the bank.
The fundraising gap
shows the uphill battle De
León faces in taking on Feinstein. He is also little known
among the state’s voters, despite being a high-ranking
elected official. About 80% of
registered voters did not
know enough about De León
to form an opinion of him in a
recent USC Dornsife/Los
Angeles Times poll.
But De León does not
need to match Feinstein’s
money or name recognition
to place in the top two spots
in the June primary and advance to the general election. However, political
strategists said De León
would need to raise several
million dollars to properly
introduce himself to voters.
“Him sitting on $300,000
cash on hand isn’t going to
get him over the finish line.
He needs to really ramp up
his fundraising to be able to
penetrate in the minds of the
electorate who he is, and
then he also has to articulate
to them why he should replace an icon like Dianne Feinstein,” said Beth Miller, a
strategist who advised Carly
Fiorina’s unsuccessful campaign in 2010 against thenSen. Barbara Boxer.
She added that Feinstein
is well known among voters
because of her decades in
elected office, while De León
has little name recognition
outside his legislative district.
“He has quite a high hurdle to overcome because the
voters of California right
now really don’t know who
he is, what he stands for and
why they should elect him to
the Senate,” Miller said.
Courtni Pugh, De León’s
campaign manager, dismissed the financial disparity and noted that half of Feinstein’s bank account came
from her $5-million loan.
“We knew from the outset
we were not going to be able
to compete with Sen. Dianne
Feinstein dollar for dollar.
Kevin de León, like most
Californians, does not have
the personal riches to match
someone with her vast
wealth,” Pugh said. “We will
need the continued support
of grass-roots progressives
across this great state who
want a representative in
Washington, D.C., who will
fight for them.”
Some political observers
pointed to Feinstein’s loan
as evidence she is anticipating a tough campaign. But
California’s senior senator,
among the wealthiest members of Congress, also lent
her campaign $5 million during her 2012 campaign,
which was not a competitive
race. She later refunded herself the full amount.
Challenging an incumbent is a tall order, let alone
defeating a senator of Feinstein’s stature. She has
served in the Senate for a
quarter of a century, previously ran for governor and
was mayor of San Francisco.
But as California has
grown more liberal, Feinstein has angered part of the
Democratic Party’s base by
her perceived moderation,
including her call for “patience”
De León’s campaign is
founded on winning support
from progressives who believe Feinstein is not liberal
enough to represent California, as well as Latino voters.
It’s unclear how much support he has from either
But Maria Elena Durazo,
a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee
and prominent former labor
leader who is running for
state Senate in California,
offered some hope for the insurgent candidate.
Durazo, who is running
to take over De León’s state
Senate seat, said she was
considering supporting him
during a news conference
“I’m thinking about it, because I believe that everything that he has stood for is
what we should have in a
U.S. senator,” she said. “And
I am also highly disappointed in Dianne Feinstein, because she has not for many
years responded to the issues that I’ve talked about,
to the issues that I have
fought for. So I haven’t made
an official final decision.”
SACRAMENTO — California taxpayers are on the
hook for more than $91.5 billion to provide health and
dental benefits to state government workers when they
retire, according to a report
issued by the state controller’s office.
That’s a substantial increase from last year’s estimate, a result of changes
in the way the total debt is
calculated and changes
in the projected cost of
healthcare in the coming
Last year’s report put the
total liability at just under
$77 billion. The estimates are
a reflection of what the benefits to state government
workers — which are in addition to cash from pensions —
would cost in present-day
dollars. The debt, Controller
Betty Yee said in a state-
ment, will “remain a paramount fiscal challenge
over the next three decades.”
Yee’s office estimates
that the bulk of the new
debt, almost $10 billion, is a
result of trends in healthcare
costs. An additional $4.8 billion is attributed to new
rules adopted by the nationwide Government Accounting Standards Board. Those
changes require retiree
healthcare obligations be reported as part of annual financial statements, thus
pegging them to the same
kinds of investment assumptions that have partly
fueled the increase in projected pension promises. Yee
Wednesday as a step toward
more transparency about
state government’s true
Since 2010, state officials
have been pushing for prefunding of these costs during contract negotiations
unions. New employee contributions are being phased
in over several years.
Twitter: @johnmyers
Marcus Yam Los Angeles Times
Twitter: @LATSeema
Times staff writer David
Zahniser contributed to this
THE DEBT will “remain a paramount fiscal chal-
lenge,” Controller Betty Yee said in a statement.
Man dies after
Cities sound alarm on pensions being Tasered
by deputies
Report warns rising
costs could force cuts
to local services.
He suddenly became
violent as officials
tried to arrest him,
L.A. County sheriff’s
spokesman says.
By John Myers
SACRAMENTO — Citing limited options for raising local taxes, the association representing hundreds of California cities
warned that rising public
employee pension costs
might mean fewer services
and longer emergency response times over the next
several years.
“These pressures are not
only mounting, but will force
cities to make very tough
choices in the next seven
years and beyond,” said Carolyn Coleman, executive director of the League of California Cities.
The organization last
week released a new analysis
showing that 16% of the general fund budget in an average large city will go toward
pension payments in just
seven years’ time — close to
double the percentage paid
stipends as of mid-2007.
Most cities have pension
benefits managed by the
California Public Employees’ Retirement System, or
CalPERS. Returns on CalPERS’ $346-billion portfolio
haven’t met long-term ex-
By Anna M. Phillips
Carl Costas For The Times
CalPERS , above, lowered its investment return forecast, driving up cities’ costs.
years. As of the summer of
2016, the system was projected to have assets to cover
only 68% of its future obligations.
Local officials generally
must increase their contribution to worker pensions if
CalPERS investment returns shrink. The new analysis projects an average increase of more than 50% in
the annual pension payments made by the state’s
largest cities over the next
seven years. The association
found in a survey that most
of the communities with po-
lice and fire employees expect to soon pay 54 cents in
pensions for every dollar in
salary. In some cities, those
payments are expected to
rise to 76 cents per dollar of
“The impact of pension
costs are becoming such a
large element of so many city
budgets, that it is inevitably
going to cause the reduction
in services,” said Dan Keen,
the former city manager of
City officials who unveiled the report Thursday
didn’t immediately offer proposals to address what they
characterized as an “unsustainable” system in the near
Other than employer
payments and investment
profits, higher employee
contributions are the only
other outlet to pay for existing pension agreements.
Payments from local governments are rising this year as
part of a 2016 decision by CalPERS to begin lowering the
pension fund’s official longterm investment return predictions.
Twitter: @johnmyers
The Los Angeles County
Sheriff ’s Department is investigating the death of a
man who collapsed and died
after a confrontation with
deputies attempting to arrest him.
The man, whose name
has not been released, lost
consciousness after he was
shocked with a Taser and
handcuffed by deputies outside his home in northern
Los Angeles County on Saturday afternoon, according
to a Sheriff ’s Department
news release.
Sheriff ’s deputies were
searching for the man, who
was suspected of criminal
activity. They found him in
his backyard in the 40000
block of 176th Street East in
Lake Los Angeles, an unincorporated community east
of Palmdale.
A sheriff ’s spokesman
said that although the man
was initially cooperative, he
punched a deputy, sending
him to the ground. The man
then jumped onto the deputy and continued to attack
him, the spokesman said.
A second deputy used a
Taser on the man. But the
shock had no effect, a
spokesman said. The man
then turned and tackled the
deputy, the spokesman said.
A neighbor intervened and
the man was placed in handcuffs.
Soon after, deputies reportedly noticed the man’s
breathing was labored and
that he was unresponsive.
They tried to revive him
with CPR, as did officials
with the Fire Department,
but were unsuccessful, officials said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of his death remains under investigation.
Neighbors told NBC4 that
the man was a former Marine who may have suffered
from post-traumatic stress
Meanwhile, both deputies were treated at hospital
and released.
Twitter: @annamphillips
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M
Heat breaks
records for
winters in
Photographs by
Mark Boster Los Angeles Times
GOV. JERRY BROWN has set aside $117 million in his state budget for services for mentally ill inmates who
are found incompetent to stand trial. Above, inmates in the Twin Towers mental health housing unit in 2015.
Help sought for mentally ill
[Inmates, from B1]
ment in their communities.
Most of the money would
go to the 15 California counties with the largest populations of felony offenders
found incompetent to stand
trial. The highest number is
in Los Angeles County,
where the state plans to
spend at least $15 million in
the next year to treat up to
150 patients in community
Mental health experts
said they hope the funds will
encourage counties to divert
mentally ill offenders from
the criminal justice system
before they are charged with
a crime or are found incompetent to stand trial.
Anne Hadreas, supervising attorney with Disability
Rights of California, said the
state doesn’t have to overhaul competency laws to cut
the state hospital waiting
lists if officials rethink how
services are provided for defendants.
“Do we start trying to
provide them before someone gets arrested?” she said.
“Do we start trying to provide them in lieu of going to
jail at all?”
Beall has been thinking
the same thing. A bill he
STATEWIDE, L.A. County has the highest number of felony offenders found
incompetent to stand trial. Above, the Twin Towers’ mental health housing unit.
introduced this legislative
session would allow judges
to place mentally ill defendants in pretrial diversion
programs for up to two years
in lieu of prosecution. A similar proposal from Beall was
shelved last year amid fiscal
Beall says he hopes his
new legislation has a better
chance of passing.
“People tend to slide
backward when people are
in the jail and the prisons,”
he said. “It creates worse
and more expensive problems.”
Twitter: @jazmineulloa
[Weather, from B1]
new records for both days.
About 100 miles south,
Salinas also had two consecutive days of recordbreaking heat, reaching 81
on Saturday and 80 on Sunday.
Elsewhere around the
Bay Area, new records were
set Saturday at Oakland
International Airport, with
76 degrees; in Santa Rosa,
76; and in San Jose, 78.
Up in Sonoma County’s
wine country, temperatures
in Healdsburg rose to 80 degrees Saturday. That broke
a record of 75 set 112 years
ago, way back in 1906.
The city of Ukiah in Mendocino County hit a high of
78 Sunday. It was the fourth
consecutive day of tying or
breaking the daily temperature record.
Half Moon Bay also reached 78 degrees Sunday,
breaking a record for the day
and tying the record-high
temperature for the month
of February.
In downtown Los Angeles, where February is typically the wettest month of
the year, temperatures Sunday peaked at 81 degrees.
(That was still 10 degrees
cooler than the record set in
1995, when it was 91 degrees
on Feb. 4.)
Sandberg reached 82 degrees, breaking a daily
record of 74 set in 2015 and a
monthly record of 78 set on
Feb. 13, 2014.
also hit Woodland Hills,
which reached 89 degrees,
and Palmdale, which saw a
high of 77.
Daniel Swain, a climate
scientist at UCLA, said people have been noticing the
rising temperatures because the warmth has been
so extreme. One of the reasons, he said, is a persistent
pattern of West Coast ridging: an area of high atmospheric pressure that brings
mild weather.
“This year it’s been more
pronounced in Southern
California, but increasingly
it’s extended farther north,”
he said.
The warm, dry weather
can be traced in part to the
phenomenon known as La
Niña, in which there are
surface temperatures in the
tropical east Pacific Ocean,
Swain said. The warming in
the western tropical Pacific,
along with the loss of Arctic
sea ice, are also factors, he
Experts expect extreme
weather to become the norm
in the state as the climate
changes and global temperatures rise.
“At least in terms of
warmth, we know this is the
direction things are heading
... hotter summers and more
warm temperatures in the
winter that prevent Sierra
Nevada snowfall or snow accumulation,” Swain said.
“The key thing to keep in
mind, though: The evidence
does not suggest that California is heading in a permanently drier direction,” he
added. “We saw just last winter, even in a dry decade, we
can have a really wet year
that causes the opposite issue.”
The weather is expected
to cool down this week, but it
will still be warm, with
temperatures forecast through the
“It’s going to be up a
handful of degrees, down a
handful of degrees, not ever
really getting cold,” said Kathy Hoxsie, a meteorologist
with the National Weather
Service in Oxnard.
Hoxsie said in about 10
days, there’s a chance the
winter weather pattern will
start breaking down, which
could mean a chance of rain.
Her colleagues farther
south seemed less optimistic.
“Supposedly there’s going to be 6 more weeks of
Weather Service in San Diego posted on its Facebook
page. “I guess this means 6
more weeks of sunny, warm,
and dry conditions?”
Lin reported from Lake
Tahoe and Tchekmedyian
from Los Angeles.
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M
DENNIS EDWARDS, 1943 - 2018
T ERENCE MARSH, 1931 - 2018
Production designer
on Oscar-winning films
By Steve Marble
Spain into Russia
and returned the
streets of London
to an era of crushing poverty
and bleakness.
A decrepit electric chair
— wires looping through the
spine of the wooden device
— added an emblem of finality to the prison cellblock he
In film after film, Terence
Marsh was called on to do
the impossible — transport
viewers to a place that existed only in the imaginations of screenwriters and
He won Oscars, acclaim
and steady work for his vision as a production designer, from the Russian
Revolution epic “Doctor
Zhivago” to the prison
drama “The Green Mile.”
After battling cancer for
years, Marsh died Jan. 12 at
his home in Pacific Palisades. He was 86.
Marsh won Oscars for art
Zhivago” and “Oliver!” and
was nominated twice more
for “Mary Queen of Scots”
and “Scrooge.”
Prolific and comfortable
working with demanding
Lawrence K. Ho Los Angeles Times
Terence Marsh won Oscars for “Doctor Zhivago”
and “Oliver!” and was nominated twice more.
editors, Marsh created the
look and mood for a long list
of films nominated for best
picture Oscars, including
“Lawrence of Arabia,” “A
Man for All Seasons,” “The
Shawshank Redemption”
and “The Green Mile.”
Born in London on Nov.
14, 1931, Marsh initially was a
draftsman at the Pinewood
Studios but was lured away
by production designer
John Box and put to work as
an assistant on “Lawrence of
Arabia,” a hallmark film that
was nominated for 10 Os-
The film cemented a
friendship with director
David Lean, who reached
out to Marsh again when he
took on another epic, “Doctor Zhivago.”
Because the book had
been banned in what was
then the Soviet Union, the
movie could not be filmed
there and Lean settled on
Spain to fill in for Moscow.
So it became Marsh’s
task to find a location outside Madrid where he could
create two distinctly differ-
ent neighborhoods, one upper-class, the other distressed.
Finally, he told The
Times in a 2012 interview, he
ran into a builder whose
plans to develop a large
piece of land he owned had
“He had put the roads in
but hadn’t yet got around to
building the homes,” Marsh
recalled. “So we did a deal.”
In 1975 he moved to Los
Angeles, where he started
playing tennis with Mel
Brooks, Carl Reiner and
Gene Wilder. He made films
with all three and had a cameo in “Spaceballs,” Brooks’
parody of the original “Star
Wars” trilogy and other sci-fi
films of the time.
Marsh went on to work as
production designer on
“The Hunt for Red October,”
“Clear and Present Danger”
and “Basic Instinct.” His final movie, “Rush Hour 2,”
was released in 2001.
He was awarded a lifetime achievement award in
2010 from the Art Directors
Marsh is survived by his
wife of 42 years, Sandra; and
three daughters, Georgina,
Rebecca and Jocelyn.
Twitter: @stephenmarble
1933 - 2018
test of
[De Larios, from B1]
gallery at the Main Museum
in downtown Los Angeles
next month.
“Dora was an artist who
followed her own path,” said
Main Museum director Allison Agsten, who is curating
De Larios’ show. “There was
a time the kind of work that
she was making really felt
like it was outside the context of modernism, but
that’s what I appreciate
about her.
“She had a certain kind of
endurance. She made work
for decades — sometimes
people weren’t paying attention, but she still made work.
And it stands the test.”
In an interview with The
Times late last year, De Larios said she never felt the desire to conform to the artistic conventions of the 20th
century — be it abstraction
or minimalism.
“I had to follow my own
dream,” she said, retaining
an air of fierce grace even as
cancer claimed her body. “I
really didn’t care what others were making.”
Throughout her career,
De Larios’ work took singular forms — as small,
sprightly sculptures of animals and towering goddesses — inspired by her interest in pre-Columbian
craft and ancient Japanese
In a 1960 profile in The
Times, writer Beverly Johnson noted that De Larios’
sculptures “seem to have
sprung from the other side of
Alice’s looking glass — a curious but agreeable blending
of the primitive and the refined.”
That unusual blend was
shaped in part by the artist’s
Los Angeles childhood.
De Larios was born in
1933 in Boyle Heights to a
pair of Mexican immigrants.
Her father, who hailed from
Mexico City, admired culture and often took the family to museums — both in
where they would return
Bernard Judge
Dora De Larios fell in love with clay in high school. After graduating from USC,
she found studio space and began crafting work that she often sold herself.
regularly on family visits.
It was during a trip at age
6 to the National Museum of
Anthropology in Mexico City
— where she was fascinated
by the museum’s intricately
carved Aztec calendar —
that De Larios knew she
wanted to become an artist.
Her youth in Japanese
American districts in South
Los Angeles further shaped
her aesthetic worldview and
inspired a long-running interest in Japanese art and
culture. It would also result
in an experience that would
haunt her for the rest of her
life: the moment when the
U.S. government rounded
up her Japanese American
friends and neighbors and
hauled them off to internment camps during World
War II.
“As a child, it was very
traumatizing,” she said in
2017. “I mean, if they could go,
who would be next?”
De Larios fell in love with
clay during a ceramics class
at Dorsey High School in
South L.A. She later cultivated her craft in the ceramics studio at USC, from
which she graduated with a
degree in ceramics in 1957.
Her career was one of her
own devising.
Shortly after graduating,
she found studio space and
began crafting decorative
and functional work that she
often sold herself: dishes,
candle holders, eccentric animals. In 1968, with her friend
and fellow ceramicist Ellice
Johnston, she established
Irving Place Studio, where a
group of half a dozen female
artists all shared resources
and staged their own sales.
(They also exchanged childcare and recipes.)
“She was a woman of color who had to make a way for
herself at a time when there
wasn’t a natural path,” Agsten told The Times this
The hard work paid off.
By the 1970s, De Larios
began taking on architectural commissions, creating
bright ceramic murals and
large-scale monuments —
including a library in Compton and a sculpture in Nagoya, Japan. Among her most
notable works in this guise:
crafting the color and texture for an 18,000-squarefoot mural for the atrium of
Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Fla., based
on a design by Mary Blair.
But one of the most prestigious moments of her career came in 1977, when she
was asked to create 12 handpainted table settings for a
White House luncheon in
less than 40 days.
“It was crazy,” De Larios
told The Times late last year.
But her works — delicately
painted blue-and-white majolica dishes — were a triumph.
Throughout her life, De
Larios had a career that defied expectation.
When other artists were
crafting work inspired by
modernism, she continued
to examine her Mexican her-
itage. When other ceramic
artists quickly gave up, she
kept on hitting the studio.
She worked throughout her
ended in divorce in the ’80s)
and she worked while raising
her only daughter.
In 2012, she and her
daughter revived Irving
Place Studio as a company
selling De Larios’ decorative
and functional objects — a
way of introducing her work
to a younger generation interested in craft.
“It was sheer determination,” Judge said. “It was not
easy. It was not easy financially. Anybody else would
have given up because it was
too difficult. She didn’t.
“She was stubborn, that
was a part of it,” Judge added with a laugh. “When she
was dying, she said, ‘I’m
ready to go. But you know
me — I’m stubborn.’ ”
De Larios could simply
never imagine a life without
clay, without creating.
“There’s still so much to
learn,” she told The Times in
2015. “It keeps me charged
up. When I was sick, I’d come
to the studio, sometimes for
only two or three hours. It
saved my life by taking me
outside of myself.”
De Larios is survived by
her daughter; her son-inlaw, Aaron Glascock; and
her grandchildren Ume and
Mose Judge-Glascock.
Longtime singer
for Temptations
associated press
ennis Edwards, a
former member of
the famed Motown
group the Temptations, has
died. He was 74.
Edwards died Thursday
in Chicago after a long illness, said Rosiland Triche
Roberts, his longtime booking agent.
Edwards replaced founding member David Ruffin
in 1968, and his soulful, passionate voice defined the
group for years. A member
on and off for about two decades, he was part of the lineup that released hits “Ball of
Confusion (That’s What The
World Is Today),” “Cloud
Nine” and the chart-topping
“Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone.”
He possessed a “voice for
the ages,” with great range,
energy and artistry, Paul
Riser, a Motown arranger
and musician who worked
with Edwards during the label’s Detroit heyday and on
subsequent projects, told
the Associated Press. “That
voice was just flat-out outstanding — very well-defined.”
Edwards was inducted
into the Rock & Roll Hall of
Fame with the rest of the
Temptations in 1989.
In the 1990s, a federal
judge barred him from performing under his former
NBC via Getty Images
Dennis Edwards joined
the Temptations in 1968.
band’s name. Otis Williams,
the band’s lone original
member, sued Edwards for
trademark infringement after he had used variations
that included “The New
Temptations.” He was allowed to use “The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards,” and performed under that name for
nearly two decades, Roberts
“He is now at peace, and
our love and prayers go out
to his family,” Williams said
in a statement Friday. “At
this moment and always, we
acknowledge his extraordinary contribution to the
Temptations’ legacy, which
lives on in the music.”
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M
Couple’s dealings investigated
[Inquiry, from B1]
2000s, adding a second floor
and remodeling the first
floor and basement, according to building permits filed
with City Hall. Their architect on the job was Ralph
Mechur, who would soon receive school district work
and also be appointed to the
school board.
“Shortly after” Mechur
finished the remodel design,
Leon-Vazquez cast votes
awarding school district
purchase orders to Mechur
to provide architecture services, a school district attorney told the board last
month. She also voted to appoint Mechur to the school
board in 2007.
At first Mechur told The
Times that he charged the
couple fair market rate for
his services and said he
would provide the newspaper with records showing
the amount they paid. He
later refused to provide the
records or specify the rate he
charged, but insisted that
the couple did not receive a
If the couple did receive a
discount — a question district attorney spokeswoman
Shiara Davila-Morales confirmed prosecutors are exploring — that could be construed under state law as an
illegal gift and could also
make Leon-Vazquez’s votes
for the architect’s purchase
orders illegal.
The school district initiated its own investigation after The Times article and
found that Leon-Vazquez
voted on nine separate occa-
If the couple did
receive a
discount, that
could be
construed as
an illegal gift
and could also
make Maria
votes for an
purchase orders
Allen J. Schaben Los Angeles Times
TONY VAZQUEZ at a Santa Monica City Council meeting in 2015. His wife did not disclose the income from
his consulting firm on almost a decade’s worth of state-required financial disclosure filings, The Times found.
sions to approve contracts
with two of her husband’s clients: —TELACU Construction Management and the financial advisory firm Keygent LLC.
The Times later found
that the school district’s investigative summary incorrectly alleged that LeonVazquez voted for five contracts related to TELACU,
when in fact she voted for
spokeswoman Gail Pinsker
acknowledged the error and
issued a revised report.
The investigative summary stopped short of concluding
LeonVazquez broke the law.
That determination would
have to come from the district attorney’s office or
FPPC, school district leaders said.
The companies in question had paid Vazquez to
help them win contracts at
school districts by leveraging his personal relationships with high-level school
executives to arrange meetings, Vazquez said in a sworn
deposition obtained by The
In 2014 he arranged a
meeting between a Santa
superintendent and TELACU executives, he testified. The
school district’s former chief
business official also said
Vazquez attended a meeting
with her about construction
management and financial
advisory work. She said she
could not recall which companies were discussed.
Twitter: @adamelmahrek
M O N D A Y , F E B R U A R Y 5 , 2 0 1 8 :: L A T I M E S . C O M / S P O R T S
Frank Franklin II Associated Press
TIGHT END ZACH ERTZ dives into the end zone over Patriots safety Devin McCourty for a touchdown as the Eagles retake the lead late in the fourth quarter.
With an MVP-worthy
effort, Foles emerges
as newest Philly icon
Eagles win first Super
Bowl by dethroning
Brady and the Patriots
By Gary Klein
MINNEAPOLIS — Nick Foles was
threading it like Betsy Ross.
He could have squeezed his passes
through the crack in the Liberty Bell.
But the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback didn’t try to do it all Sunday in the
biggest game of his life.
“The big thing that helped me is knowing I didn’t have to be Superman,” said
Foles, standing at a lectern after the 41-33
victory over the New England Patriots, his
freshly minted Super Bowl T-shirt pulled
tight over his pads. “I had amazing teammates, amazing coaches around me. All I
had to do is go play as hard as I could, play
for one another, play for those guys.”
And play for a city that hadn’t won an
NFL title since 1960, long before any of these
Eagles were born, the guys passing the
Lombardi Trophy around and pretending
to puff on unlit cigars.
It was truly a
[See Farmer, D7]
Gregory Shamus Getty Images
TOM BRADY is stripped of the ball on the Patriots’ ensuing possession, giving the
ball back to the Eagles, who stretched their lead to 41-33 with a field goal.
Showing the heart of a champion
Bill Plaschke says the Eagles embodied the grit and determination of the city of
Philadelphia in upsetting the Patriots in the Super Bowl. A1
Rafael Arutunian can fix
uncomfortable figure
skating boots
and mend
bad jumping
habits with
equal ease, molding materials and technique with the
sureness of a coach who has
analyzed axels and scrutinized salchows for 40 years
at rinks in Armenia, Russia
and the United States.
But what makes him so
successful is his ability to
see into his skaters’ minds
and hearts and provide the
precise motivation they
need, a gift whose value goes
beyond teaching how to
make an efficient entrance
to a jump or nail a landing.
Arutunian, 60, will coach
Americans Nathan Chen
and Adam Rippon, and
Czech skater Michal Brezina at the Pyeongchang
Olympics, a trio he has
coached at the Rinks-Lakewood for nearly two years.
At the same rink he coached
Ashley Wagner, a 2014 Olympian and first Pyeongchang
women’s alternate, and
second alternate Mariah
Bell. Keeping so many
world-class skaters happy
and productive is a remarkable feat. Arutunian, who
works alongside his wife
Vera and assistant Nadia
Kanaeva, has created an
environment that’s purposeful but not cutthroat.
“It’s one of the most
positive rinks I’ve skated
at,” said Chen, a two-time
U.S. champion whose ability
to reel off difficult quadruple
jumps makes him a medal
contender at Pyeongchang.
[See Elliott, D3]
Lakers fight off
the Thunder
They get the upper
hand early and hold
on late for their 21st
victory of the season.
Arutunian helps three figure
skaters realize Olympic dreams
MINNEAPOLIS — About 30 minutes before kickoff of Super Bowl LII, former Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook appeared on the U.S. Bank Stadium
big screen and led the team’s boisterous
faithful in a thunderous version of “Fly,
Eagles, Fly.”
Before the New England Patriots got the
ball for the first time, “Gonna Fly Now,” the
theme from the movie “Rocky,” blared over
the speakers.
And when the game ended Sunday, the
Eagles, their fans and the city of Philadelphia were soaring.
Nick Foles, a backup at the start of the
season, passed for 373 yards and three touchdowns — and also caught a touchdown pass
— as the Eagles won the Super Bowl for the
first time by defeating the defending champion Patriots 41-33 before a crowd of 67,612.
Foles, who stepped in for injured Carson
Wentz in a Week 14 win, was named Super
Bowl most valuable [See Super Bowl, D6]
By Tania Ganguli
Gina Ferazzi Los Angeles Times
RAFAEL ARUTUNIAN , working with U.S. Olympic
figure skating first alternate Ashley Wagner, has
coached for 40 years in Armenia, Russia and the U.S.
Brandon Ingram raised a
long skinny arm as Carmelo
Anthony rose to shoot the
basketball. Ingram met the
ball right at its release point,
grabbed it and threw it
ahead to Julius Randle, who
was heading toward the
other basket all alone.
Randle’s thunderous dunk
with 1:08 left in the game
gave the Lakers a 10-point
lead and silenced Chesapeake Energy Arena for a
few moments and Randle
screamed into the crowd.
That wasn’t the end, and
they nearly gave away this
hard-fought win. But right
up until the final buzzer, the
Sue Ogrocki Associated Press
ers shoots as Thunder’s
Jerami Grant defends.
Lakers stubbornly refused
to succumb.
They’d taken two beatings at the hands of this
team in the past few weeks
and it wasn’t going to happen again.
On Sunday afternoon,
the Lakers punched first
and kept punching. They
beat the Thunder 108-104,
notching their 21st win of the
[See Lakers, D4]
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M / S P O RT S
at Detroit
Prime, ESPN
at Florida
at Toronto at Buffalo
Shade denotes home game
4 p.m.
Syracuse at Louisville
4 p.m.
Women, South Carolina at Mississippi State
4 p.m.
Bucknell at Lehigh
4 p.m.
Hampton at North Carolina Central
4 p.m.
Indiana at Rutgers
4 p.m.
Women, Florida at Missouri
4 p.m.
Women, Texas at West Virginia
6 p.m.
Southern at Jackson State
6 p.m.
Women, UCLA at USC
6 p.m.
Women, Oklahoma at Baylor
6 p.m.
West Virginia at Oklahoma
4 p.m.
Ducks at Toronto
5:30 p.m. New York Rangers at Dallas
4 p.m.
Portland at Detroit
7 p.m.
G League, Maine at South Bay
7:30 p.m. Dallas at Clippers
11:30 a.m. Italy, Lazio vs. Genoa
11:45 a.m. England, Watford vs. Chelsea
11:45 a.m. Spain, Las Palmas vs. Malaga
TV: CBS Sports
TV: Big Ten
TV: Pac-12
R: 1150
On the road to perfection
Good luck beating
Bishop Montgomery,
which is nearly at full
strength and 24-0.
With one week left in the
high school basketball
regular season, let me offer
an observation that might
produce a Sports Illustrated-like jinx: The opportunity to defeat Torrance
Bishop Montgomery has
come and gone.
At 24-0, riding a 39-game
winning streak and nearing
full strength after losing key
players to season-long
injuries, the Knights are
about to take their game up
another notch.
Anyone at L.A. Cathedral on Friday night could
see the nucleus of a championship team.
Gianni Hunt, a standout
junior point guard, was
back for his third game
since recovering from a
broken ankle. In the first
half, he looked rusty. His
teardrop floater down the
key was coming up short.
His three-point shots were
also short. But he was driving and dishing, creating
Crawford back might ruin it.
There’s so much talent with
underrated guard Josh
Vazquez and Boston University-bound Tynen,
among others.
“No, we’re going to get
better,” coach Doug Mitchell said.
And that’s the scary part
for teams such as Etiwanda
(25-1), Santa Ana Mater Dei
(18-6), Sierra Canyon (19-3)
and Encino Crespi (23-2), all
of which have title aspirations.
Bishop Montgomery has
so much more to offer this
season. The team has never
been at full strength dating
to the fall. On Friday, the
Knights weren’t at full
strength because star
backup player Oscar Lopez
was injured. Even with
players out, the Knights find
ways to win. They do the
little things so well — pumpfake to draw a foul; box out
to get a rebound; help defense to neutralize a 6-foot-9
“I’ll be excited when we
have our whole team back
and can compete,” Mitchell
Last season, Bishop
Montgomery won the
Southern Section and state
Open Division championships, taking down Marvin Bagley-led Sierra Can-
yon, Bol Bol-led Mater Dei
and Chino Hills, led by
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball.
That was extraordinary.
Good teams are certainly
capable of hanging with the
Knights, but to do it for 32
minutes when they are
healthy will be the toughest
of challenges. And the
Knights are definitely getting healthy.
“I still have to get my
rhythm back,” Hunt said.
“I’m a little out of shape.”
There’s a little twinkle in
Mitchell’s eyes knowing he’s
soon going to have a complete team. “We’ve been
waiting all year,” he said.
The playoffs don’t start
for two weeks. The eight
teams selected for the
Southern Section Open
Division field will be announced Friday at 3 p.m.
Mitchell will use the
remaining time in practice
to fine tune his nine-man
Good luck to opponents.
It will take a monumental
upset to prevent the
Knights from finishing
undefeated. Cantwell-Sacred Heart gets the final
crack in the regular season
Wednesday at Bishop Montgomery.
Twitter: @latsondheimer
TV: Prime R: 830
TV: SpecSN
TV: Prime R: 710,
TV: beIN1
TV: beIN2
Evans, White
lift Sun Devils
associated press
By Eric Sondheimer
Rk. School (W-L)
open shots for teammates.
By the third quarter,
Hunt was suddenly loose
and feisty. He made two
three-pointers and scored
eight of Bishop Montgomery’s next 10 points. He
finished with eight assists.
Also playing was 230pound Will Crawford, who
had been injured. He’s the
team’s best defender inside.
The Knights won 83-59.
UCLA-bound David Singleton scored 32 points and
couldn’t have been happier
reuniting with Hunt.
“It’s like old times,” Singleton said. “I missed him.
It’s like brotherly love. I
trust him. He trusts me.
We’re more of a cohesive
unit. We feed off each other.”
Bishop Montgomery has
come close to losing.
Westchester lost games by
one point and three points
to the Knights. Montebello
Cantwell-Sacred Heart
seemed a certain winner —
until Fletcher Tynen made
an off-balance three-pointer
at the buzzer two weeks ago.
Then there’s Chatsworth
Sierra Canyon, which somehow couldn’t beat the
Knights when they were
without Singleton, Hunt
and Crawford.
Some might think the
chemistry is so good now
that getting Hunt and
Next opponent (last week’s ranking)
BISHOP MONTGOMERY (24-0) vs. Cantwell-Sacred Heart, Wednesday (1)
at Upland, Tuesday (2)
at Orange Lutheran, Tuesday (5)
vs. McAuliffe, Tuesday (4)
at Venice, today (3)
vs. Nuview Bridge, Tuesday (6)
CRESPI (23-2)
vs. Chaminade, today (7)
OAK PARK (19-6)
at Moorpark, Thursday (9)
vs. JSerra, Tuesday (11)
FAIRFAX (18-8)
at Los Angeles CES, today (13)
at St. Francis, Wednesday (9)
ST. ANTHONY (22-2)
at St. Monica, today (12)
at Servite, Tuesday (10)
CORONA CENTENNIAL (16-10) vs. Norco, today (14)
at Los Osos, Tuesday (15)
DAMIEN (21-5)
at Rancho Cucamonga, Tuesday (17)
vs. Corona Santiago, today (16)
LOS ALTOS (22-3)
at West Covina, Tuesday (18)
vs. Burroughs, Tuesday (19)
vs. Lynwood, Tuesday (20)
at Yorba Linda, Tuesday (22)
at Estancia, Tuesday (23)
TAFT (23-7)
at Birmingham, Wednesday (24)
at Bishop Montgomery, Wednesday (NR)
ALEMANY (16-9)
vs. Loyola, today (NR)
PULLMAN, Wash. —
Shannon Evans II scored 23
points, Romello White had
21 and No. 25 Arizona State
beat Washington State 88-78
on Sunday.
Tra Holder had 20 points
for Arizona State (17-6, 5-6
Pac-12), which was coming
off a loss at Washington.
“I loved how we consistently built a lead in the second half,” coach Bobby Hurley said. “They charged back
and we responded. So it was
very good I thought.”
Malachi Flynn scored 22
points for Washington State
(9-13, 1-9), which has lost five
games in a row and is last in
the conference. The Sun
Devils shot 70% in the second half to hold off the
Cougars, who committed 18
“We got back to being
more active on defense,”
Hurley said. “We generated a
lot of live ball turnovers,
which got us out in the open
court and got the game to
the speed we like.”
An 11-2 run to open the
second half put the Sun Devils ahead 51-40.
Carter Skaggs made a
three-point basket for the
Cougars to tie the score 5959. Viont’e Daniels made a
9 2 19 5
8 3 17 7
7 3 17 6
7 4 16 7
7 4 13 11
5 5 15 8
Arizona State
5 6 17 6
5 6 13 9
5 6 13 10
Oregon State
3 7 11 1
2 9 8 16
Washington State 1 9 9 13
Arizona State 88, Washington St. 78
California at Colorado ..................... 8 p.m.
three-pointer to put Washington State ahead and
Skaggs followed with a three
for a 65-61 lead.
A foul and a technical foul
against White sent Robert
Franks to the free-throw line
for four shots. He made
three to tie the score 72-72.
Remy Martin made two
baskets and Evans made a
three-pointer to put the Sun
Devils ahead 82-74 with four
minutes remaining and the
Cougars could not recover.
Franks and Daniels each
had 18 points.
Young Kwak Associated Press
TRA HOLDER of Arizona State shoots over Viont’e
Daniels of Washington State in the first half.
No. 9 UCLA at USC ................................................................... 6 p.m.
Bates-Diop rescues Ohio State
associated press
With Illinois leading by 11
points with 8 minutes 45 seconds left in the first half,
Ohio State’s Keita BatesDiop went to work.
Playing in his 100th game
for the Buckeyes, BatesDiop made 11 consecutive
points to help No. 17 Ohio
State end the half up by four
points and outlast the Illini
75-67 on Sunday at Columbus, Ohio.
Bates-Diop finished with
a career-high 35 points. His
13 rebounds gave him his
10th double-double this season.
He made a three-point
basket with 5:04 left to tie the
score 63-63. He made 13 of 15
free throws, including three
in a row in the final 37 seconds to seal the victory.
“I think Keita showed
why he’s MVP of the league,”
Illinois coach Brad Underwood said. “We knew that
coming in. He’s a very, very
difficult matchup for us.”
The Buckeyes (20-5, 11-1
Big Ten Conference) have
won three games in a row
and 10 of their last 11.
Mark Alstork had 19
points for the Illini (12-12,
2-9), who have not won on
the road.
Fred Squillante Columbus Dispatch
OHIO STATE forward Jae’Sean Tate tries to squeeze by Illinois guards Mark
Alstork, left, and Trent Frazier during the first half.
at No. 1 Villanova 92, Seton Hall 76: Omari Spellman
had 26 points and 11 rebounds to help lift the Wildcats (22-1, 9-1 Big East) to
their ninth consecutive victory.
For about 25 minutes, the
Pirates (17-6, 6-4) gave the
Wildcats a serious scare.
Eric Paschall made a threepointer for Villanova that
tied the score 48-48.
Paschall had 10 points.
Desi Rodriguez scored 20
points for Seton Hall.
“You’ve got to almost
play perfect when you play
Villanova on the road,” Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M / S P O RT S
When: 4 PST.
On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830.
Update: The Ducks’ three-game swing through Canada
surely hasn’t gone as planned. Their three-game winning
streak came to an end against the struggling Ottawa Senators, but they escaped with a point after a last-minute goal
pushed the contest to overtime. The club wasn’t as fortunate
against the hapless Montreal Canadiens, losing 5-2. The
Canadiens chased goalie Ryan Miller to the bench with three
goals in the first 11 minutes. John Gibson remains day to day
because of a lower-body injury, so Reto Berra relieved Miller;
it’s unclear who will start against the Maple Leafs. ... Toronto
defeated the Ducks 3-1 in their only other meeting this season. ... The Maple Leafs, with 65 points, occupy one of the top
three seeds in the Atlantic Division. They’re led by wunderkind Auston Matthews, who has 40 points in 44 games,
but Morgan Rielly has been a force on the blue line with 32
points. ... Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was piling up multipoint games since returning from a fractured cheek bone,
but he’s gone scoreless in four consecutive contests.
— Mike Coppinger
Tony Gutierrez Associated Press
KINGS GOALIE Darcy Kuemper is congratulated by Kevin Gravel and Paul LaDue after a 3-0 win against
the Dallas Stars on Jan. 30. Keumper had another shutout in the Kings’ 6-0 victory over Arizona on Saturday.
Kuemper makes deciding
on a goaltender a challenge
San Jose
St. Louis
Note: Overtime or shootout losses are worth one
By Curtis Zupke
The plan that Kings
coach John Stevens has for
divvying up the goaltending
duty has become slightly
murky, though the latest results are crystal clear.
Stevens recently said
that he has numbers in mind
for how he wants to share the
starts between goalies Jonathan Quick and Darcy
Kuemper, and he wouldn’t
divulge that information. He
defused talk of altering that
plan after Kuemper ran his
shutout streak to 170 minutes 30 seconds with his second straight shutout Saturday night.
“We don’t have a script,”
Stevens said. “The funny
thing about a goalie is
there’s only two of them. So
when one guy plays and one
guy doesn’t play, then it
seems to be amplified, because it’s like a quarterback,
right? ‘Well, how come he’s
“There’s positions on
your team and I think our
goalies have both played well
for most of the year. Darcy’s
seeing the puck right now.
The puck’s hitting him. He’s
probably played as good as
he’s ever played, and he’s
really come in and played
sound for us. With a couple
days in between [games],
you don’t often get that. But
there’s no question we’re going to need both our goalies
to win hockey games as we
move along here.”
It’s a good problem for
the Kings that Kuemper is
making it an interesting
choice in net. Signed to a
one-year contract worth
Kuemper is 8-1-4 and with
points earned in 12 of his 13
decisions. He has allowed
one goal in his past three
Kuemper shut out the
Dallas Stars on Tuesday but
that didn’t earn him a start
in the next game. Quick got
the nod for the Nashville
Predators and wasn’t given
much help in a 5-0 loss.
Kuemper has received
considerably more assistance. The Kings shut down
the Stars with a superb
checking game, and didn’t
give the Arizona Coyotes
much to work with either in a
6-0 win that featured six goal
scorers in Alex Iafallo, Anze
Kopitar, Adrian Kempe,
Trevor Lewis, Jake Muzzin
and Dustin Brown.
It was Kuemper’s third
shutout of the season and
10th of his career.
New Jersey
N.Y. Islanders
N.Y. Rangers
Tampa Bay
“It’s been fun,” Kuemper
said. “I’m just appreciating
the way guys are playing in
front of me, making it easy
for me to just go and play. I
always think that a shutout
is a full team effort. No one
can do it all by themselves.
I’ve had a ton of help the last
couple of games.”
Kuemper didn’t shed any
tears when an Arizona goal
was called back on offsides
early in the third period, after Stevens said the Kings’
video crew, led by coordinator Samson Lee, alerted him
to challenge the goal.
“I had no idea,” Kuemper
said. “I caught a little break
there. The linesman came
up and apologized and said,
‘No, it’s not your fault. The
game happens fast.’ ”
Twitter: @curtiszupke
Alex Brandon Associated Press
VEGAS center Ryan Carpenter lunges to shoot the
puck against Washington goalie Philipp Grubauer.
Figure skaters learn from master
[Elliott, from D1]
“Raf is able to put all of us
together on the same ice
and we’re all very positive
toward each other. We all
push each other. I’m sure we
all would not be the skaters
that we are without each
other, training side by side
every day.”
Their support takes
various forms.
“Adam helps Nathan if
something in his costume is
wrong. And he fixes it. And
then Nathan helps too. They
try to help each other,” said
Arutunian, a native of
Tbilisi, Georgia, a former
Soviet republic that’s now
an independent country. “I
try to be honest with all of
them and that’s why it’s so
nice to see if somebody’s
music does not play loud
enough and somebody, a
competitor, comes up and
will fix it. That is interesting
to see how they help each
other. Fighting is only during competition.”
Arutunian has brought
the best out in technically
strong skaters like Chen
and those who lean more on
artistry, like Rippon. Over
the years Arutunian has
guided world champions
and Olympians such as
two-time Olympic medalist
and five-time world champion Michelle Kwan — who
came to him late in her
career to fix the fit of her
boots but stayed for his
advice on her technique —
Canada’s Jeffrey Buttle,
Turin Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen, Japan’s
Mao Asada and Russia’s
Alexander Abt.
Kwan appreciated that
he clearly demonstrated
each move he suggested.
“He’s definitely very
observant,” Kwan said.
“Some days he would say
very little to me. And some
days he was pushing me and
pushing me and pushing
me, and I think a good coach
is somebody that gives you
what you need that day.
“A good coach says different things to different skaters. It’s a way to connect.
Some skaters need that
extra positive reaffirmation.
Alex Tuch scored with 5:12 remaining, and the Golden
Knights won a matchup of division leaders.
Brent Burns had a goal and an assist, leading the Sharks
to a road win. Aaron Dell stopped 29 shots.
Artturi Lehkonen broke out of a 24-game scoring slump
with a pair of goals, powering the Canadiens to victory.
For complete NHL summaries, go to
DUCKS at Toronto, 4 p.m.
New York Rangers at Dallas, 5:30 p.m.
Nashville at New York Islanders, 4 p.m.
Tampa Bay at Edmonton, 6 p.m.
DUCKS at Buffalo, 4 p.m.
Washington at Columbus, 4 p.m.
New Jersey at Ottawa, 4:30 p.m.
Vancouver at Florida, 4:30 p.m.
Arizona at Winnipeg, 5 p.m.
San Jose at Colorado, 6 p.m.
Gina Ferazzi Los Angeles Times
COACH RAFAEL ARUTUNIAN greets youngsters at the Rinks-Lakewood
along with figure skater Adam Rippon, a medal hopeful in Pyeongchang.
And some skaters are, ‘I’m
much more efficient when I
don’t have a lengthy conversation. Just give me things
that help.’ ”
Brezina, who finished
10th at Sochi in 2014 and
eighth at this year’s European championships, initially
was taken aback by Arutunian’s forceful manner. But
during an Olympic sendoff
party at Lakewood Ice last
week, Brezina called Arutunian’s collaboration with
him “a miracle work at
certain times.”
Brezina added: “He was
very strong in the beginning. A lot of people don’t
like that because you get
pushed a lot to do what he
wants. But once you get
through that phase, at the
end it becomes easy and
then he doesn’t have to push
you. He doesn’t have to yell
at you and you realize, ‘Oh
my God, he was right,’ so all
the yelling actually paid off.”
More quietly, Arutunian
helped ease the financial
stress that impeded Rippon’s path. When Rippon
arrived in California a few
years ago he could barely
afford the gym membership
he needed to stay in shape
and he took apples and tea
home from the gym so he
wouldn’t go hungry. Arutunian co-signed a car rental
agreement with Rippon and
let him defer paying for
Rippon has flourished
since then, elevating his
already lyrical skating.
“I wanted so badly to be
an Olympian, to be a good
skater and I think Rafael
saw that I was willing to do
whatever it would take to
make that happen,” Rippon
said. “And I have. It’s amazing.”
Arutunian downplayed
his role in sustaining Rip-
pon’s career.
“Adam is one of the hardest-working guys I ever met.
So I knew with my experience of teaching and his
hard work, it could work,”
Arutunian said. “My experience would never help if he
would not be that hard
worker. I see he is a hard
worker and I start to realize
that I can help him get to
Olympics. So that’s what
Arutunian hesitated
when asked to assess Chen’s
and Rippon’s prospects. He
might work occasional
miracles but he doesn’t
pretend to be clairvoyant.
“Taking chances, it’s
always a big question. It
depends on how they will
get ready,” he said.
His work of mending and
molding is almost done.
Twitter: @helenenothelen
Vegas at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m.
Philadelphia at Carolina, 4 p.m.
Boston at Detroit, 4:30 p.m.
Minnesota at St. Louis, 5 p.m.
Calgary at Chicago, 5:30 p.m.
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M / S P O RT S
Standings have been arranged to reflect how the teams will be determined for the playoffs. Teams are ranked 1-15 by record. Division
standing no longer has any bearing on the rankings. The top eight
teams in each conference make the playoffs, and the top-seeded
team would play the eighth-seeded team, the seventh team would
play the second, etc. Head-to-head competition is the first of several
tiebreakers, followed by conference record. (Western Conference divisions:SCPS-Southwest; P-Pacific; N-Northwest; Eastern Conference divisions: A-Atlantic; C-Central; S-Southeast).
Ball is being handled with caution
By Tania Ganguli
1. Golden State
2. Houston
3. San Antonio
4. Minnesota
5. Oklahoma City
6. Portland
7. New Orleans
8. Denver
GB L10
81⁄2 5-5
111⁄2 6-4
121⁄2 6-4
10. Utah
12. Memphis
13. Phoenix
14. Dallas
15. Sacramento
.510 1
.462 31⁄2
.404 61⁄2
.346 91⁄2
.333 101⁄2
.321 11
.308 111⁄2
.692 2
.588 71⁄2
.577 8
.558 9
.556 9
.547 91⁄2
.500 12
1. Boston
2. Toronto
3. Cleveland
4. Washington
5. Milwaukee
6. Indiana
7. Miami
8. Philadelphia
9. Detroit
10. Charlotte
11. New York
12. Brooklyn
13. Chicago
14. Atlanta
15. Orlando
.442 3
.426 4
.352 8
.346 8
.302 101⁄2
.294 101⁄2
was no indication Lonzo Ball
would be able to practice on Monday as of Sunday afternoon, when
coach Luke Walton addressed reporters before the Lakers played
the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Ball is recovering from a sprained left medial collateral ligament in
his left knee that has caused him to
miss 10 games, on the heels of a
shoulder injury that sidelined him
for six.
Before the rookie point guard
plays in a game, he will have to complete a full practice and feel good
after it. Before he practices, he will
have to go through full-speed, noncontact drills.
The Lakers canceled Monday’s
practice, but Ball will be at the
team facility in El Segundo getting
treatment and rehabbing his knee.
The Lakers had Ball put his
knee through some more rigorous
work while they were in Toronto.
Ball felt some soreness, so the team
erred on the side of caution.
“There was some times where
we had him push it a little bit and
he felt something,” Walton said.
“Whether or not he could have
pushed through it, we decided just
as soon as he felt something to cut
it back right then and just stick to
the things he didn’t feel anything
Ball traveled on the Lakers’
five-game, 11-day trip to Chicago,
Toronto, Orlando, Brooklyn and
Oklahoma City. On Saturday night
he went to a dinner with the other
rookies and assistant coaches
Miles Simon and Brian Shaw.
“There’s always activities we
have on these road trips planned
for the young players,” Walton said.
“He’s done a really nice job talking
with the guys and staying engaged
and asking questions.”
The Lakers have not allowed
Ball to speak to reporters since
they announced they were treating
the injury like a long-term one. Ball
initially was referred to as day to
day after he suffered the injury, and
even listed as questionable for the
following game at Memphis.
A sprained MCL typically takes
one to three weeks to heal. Saturday marked exactly three weeks
since Ball suffered the injury.
Super Bowl bummer
Much to the chagrin of rookie
Josh Hart, the team was on its
flight home on Sunday when the
Super Bowl kicked off.
“I’m bummed,” Hart said before the flight. “I wanted to stay
here ... and watch the game.”
Hart said he’d try to rush home
to his apartment, about five minutes from the airport, hoping to
catch the second half.
”They had their hearts set” on
going home, Hart said. “It’s been a
long road trip. I’ll let this one go. I’ll
7:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
4 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
5 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
Horford wins it for
Celtics at the buzzer
at Toronto 101, Memphis 86: After
Toronto’s reserves opened the
fourth with a 12-4 run — turning a
two-point edge into a double-digit
lead with seven minutes remaining
— coach Dwane Casey let them
keep playing until the final buzzer.
The reserves, led by Delon Wright
(15 points), outscored the Grizzlies
bench 52-19. Reserve Fred VanVleet
added 13 points for the Raptors.
Milwaukee 109, at Brooklyn 94:
Eric Bledsoe scored 28 points and
John Henson had season highs
with 19 points and 18 rebounds for
the Bucks, who extended their winning streak over the Nets to 10
games. Brooklyn cut a 28-point
deficit to seven, but Milwaukee
scored the final eight points of the
Atlanta 99, at New York 96: Kent
Bazemore made a three-pointer
with 6.7 seconds left, and a costly
turnover by the Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. helped the Hawks hang on
for the win. Hardaway stepped on
the line while trying to inbound the
ball after Bazemore’s basket, then
later missed a potential tying
Charlotte 115, at Phoenix 110: The
Hornets bench ignited a 20-2 run to
start the fourth and helped complete the team’s biggest comeback
of the season. Charlotte, which
trailed by 21 points in the second
half, outscored the Suns 48-18 over
a 13-minute stretch.
Lakers 108, at Oklahoma City 104
— associated press
The Lakers have one more
game before the trade deadline,
Tuesday against Phoenix. Then
they play the Thunder again
Thursday, the day of the deadline.
… Brandon Ingram started at
point guard again Sunday despite
some groin tightness after Friday’s
game, and had 16 points, five rebounds and five assists.
Twitter: @taniaganguli
Hawks 99, Knicks 96
Hart...........39 5-6 2-2 1-11 2 1 14
Randle .......33 7-15 4-8 1-6 4 3 19
Lopez.........34 8-18 0-0 0-5 5 4 20
Caldwll-Pop.29 5-11 2-3 2-5 3 2 13
Ingram .......35 7-13 1-3 0-5 5 3 16
Clarkson .....23 6-12 2-2 1-2 2 2 18
Kuzma........15 1-4 0-0 1-3 0 1 2
Nance Jr. ....11 1-2 0-0 2-3 0 3 2
Caruso .........8 0-1 0-0 0-0 3 0 0
Brewer .........8 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 4
42-86 11-18 8-40 24 20 108
Shooting: Field goals, 48.8%; free throws,
Three-point goals: 13-30 (Clarkson 4-7, Lopez
4-9, Hart 2-3, Randle 1-2, Ingram 1-3, CaldwellPope 1-4, Brewer 0-1, Kuzma 0-1). Team Rebounds: 9. Team Turnovers: 19 (20 PTS). Blocked
Shots: 7 (Ingram 2, Caruso, Kuzma, Lopez, Nance
Jr., Randle). Turnovers: 19 (Randle 4, Clarkson 3,
Ingram 3, Caruso 2, Hart 2, Lopez 2, Nance Jr. 2,
Caldwell-Pope). Steals: 6 (Clarkson 2, Hart 2,
Caldwell-Pope, Randle). Technical Fouls: coach
Luke Walton, 00:54 first.
Dedmon .....29 4-9 3-4 4-14 1 1 12
Prince ........32 5-10 0-0 1-3 2 0 13
Plumlee......20 2-3 0-0 0-1 2 2 4
Bazemore ...29 7-17 1-3 1-3 2 3 19
Schroder.....31 2-16 6-6 2-5 6 1 10
Muscala .....23 6-8 0-0 1-6 1 1 15
Collins........22 2-8 2-3 3-5 1 1 6
Belinelli......20 3-7 0-0 0-3 1 0 8
Delaney......16 1-4 2-2 0-0 8 3 5
Dorsey .......14 3-5 0-1 1-4 1 0 7
35-87 14-19 13-44 25 12 99
Shooting: Field goals, 40.2%; free throws,
Three-point goals: 15-33 (Bazemore 4-7, Muscala 3-5, Prince 3-5, Belinelli 2-4, Delaney 1-2,
Dedmon 1-3, Dorsey 1-3, Schroder 0-4). Team Rebounds: 11. Team Turnovers: 16 (18 PTS). Blocked
Shots: 3 (Plumlee 2, Collins). Turnovers: 16 (Prince
4, Collins 3, Muscala 2, Schroder 2, Bazemore,
Belinelli, Dedmon, Delaney, Dorsey). Steals: 6
(Collins 2, Schroder 2, Belinelli, Delaney). Technical Fouls: team, 6:17 fourth
Hardawy Jr. .33 3-9 2-3 2-4 1 3 9
Porzingis.....32 9-20 2-5 3-8 0 4 22
Kanter........26 5-10 0-0 3-12 3 0 10
Jack...........26 5-10 0-0 0-1 4 2 11
Lee............27 3-10 1-1 0-5 1 0 7
McDermott..26 3-8 0-0 3-7 1 0 6
O’Quinn......21 4-6 3-4 3-6 3 1 11
Burke.........20 6-10 1-2 0-2 2 3 14
Beasley ......15 3-9 0-0 2-3 1 1 6
Ntilikina........6 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 0
Thomas ........2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
41-94 9-15 16-48 16 16 96
Shooting: Field goals, 43.6%; free throws,
Three-point goals: 5-23 (Porzingis 2-6, Burke
1-2, Hardaway Jr. 1-3, Jack 1-3, Ntilikina 0-1,
Beasley 0-2, McDermott 0-2, Lee 0-4). Team Rebounds: 13. Team Turnovers: 15 (15 PTS). Blocked
Shots: 8 (Porzingis 5, Hardaway Jr., Lee, O’Quinn).
Turnovers: 15 (Jack 3, Kanter 3, Hardaway Jr. 2,
O’Quinn 2, Porzingis 2, Beasley, Lee, Ntilikina).
Steals: 10 (Porzingis 4, Beasley 2, O’Quinn 2,
Burke, McDermott). Technical Fouls: None.
21 23 25 30— 99
New York
22 16 33 25— 96
Anthony......33 3-13 3-3 1-13 0 2 10
George .......39 10-19 3-4 2-7 3 5 26
Adams .......37 5-8 2-2 2-5 0 3 12
Ferguson ....11 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 0
Westbrook...39 15-25 6-8 1-5 9 1 36
Abrines.......26 1-4 0-0 0-1 2 4 3
Grant .........17 3-6 3-6 3-10 0 1 9
Felton ........13 2-6 0-0 2-2 2 0 5
Patterson ....12 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 3
Huestis.........8 0-4 0-2 2-3 0 0 0
40-89 17-25 13-46 17 18 104
Shooting: Field goals, 44.9%; free throws,
Three-point goals: 7-25 (George 3-6, Felton
1-2, Patterson 1-2, Abrines 1-4, Anthony 1-4, Ferguson 0-1, Huestis 0-2, Westbrook 0-4). Team Rebounds: 13. Team Turnovers: 17 (20 PTS). Blocked
Shots: 6 (Anthony 3, Abrines, Adams, Huestis).
Turnovers: 17 (Westbrook 7, George 4, Abrines, Adams, Felton, Ferguson, Grant, Huestis). Steals: 13
(Adams 5, Felton 2, George 2, Abrines, Ferguson,
Grant, Westbrook). Technical Fouls: coach Thunder
(Defensive three second), 5:40 third
25 26 31 26— 108
Oklahoma City
22 27 30 25— 104
Al Horford captured the attention of Boston sports fans even on
Super Bowl Sunday.
Horford made a 15-foot fadeaway jumper at the buzzer and the
host Celtics finished off the Portland Trail Blazers 97-96 Sunday,
giving fans plenty of time to go
home and watch their football
“Wanted to end the game so we
could go watch the Super Bowl,”
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.
Horford had 22 points and 10 rebounds, helping Boston win its
fourth in a row.
“[Stevens] had called a play for
Jaylen [Brown] but they were
ready for it so he kept yelling keep
the ball, keep the ball,” Horford
said. “It’s a shot I work on a lot and
it felt good when it left my hands.”
Damian Lillard only made six of
19 shots but scored Portland’s final
eight points, including a threepoint play with 7.2 seconds left to
give the Trail Blazers a 96-95 lead.
C.J. McCollum led Portland with 22
points. “They executed well down
the stretch, made some tough
shots,” McCollum said. “Credit
them for battling back and then
down the stretch they seemed to
match every basket.”
at Detroit
at Indiana
at Miami
at New Orleans
at Denver
at Sacramento
pick and choose my battles.”
Hart, who went to college in
Philadelphia, actually wanted the
New England Patriots to win out of
respect for quarterback Tom
Brady. Plus, Hart’s a fan of the
Washington Redskins, and the
Eagles are a hated rival.
His coach had a pregame prediction Hart wouldn’t have liked.
“The Eagles are going to win,”
Walton said. “Call your bookie.”
A—18,203. T—2:22. O—Jason Phillips, Nick
Buchert, Karl Lane
A—19,441. T—2:08. O—Leroy Richardson, Pat
Fraher, Jason Goldenberg
Raptors 101, Grizzlies 86
Photographs by
Sue Ogrocki Associated Press
LAKERS CENTER Brook Lopez shoots in front of Oklahoma City center Steven
Adams in the first half of the Lakers’ 108-104 victory. Lopez scored 20 points.
Lakers land counterpunch
[Lakers, from D1]
season a full month and a
half before they won 21
games last season.
“Feels great,” Randle
said. “That’s a great win for
us especially on the road.
We’re growing up as a
Every Lakers starter
scored in double digits, led
by Brook Lopez with 20
points, with Jordan Clarkson adding 18 points off the
bench. The Lakers overcame 36 points from Russell
Westbrook. Palmdale native
Paul George added 26 points
while Anthony scored 10 and
Steven Adams scored 12.
Josh Hart, who started
his second consecutive
game, notched another double-double with 14 points
and 11 rebounds. The 6foot-5 guard led the Lakers
in rebounds for the second
consecutive game.
“He’s got the heart of a
big,” Lopez said of Hart.
Randle finished with 19
points, Ingram scored 16
while starting at point guard
and Kentavious CaldwellPope finished with 13 points
and five rebounds.
On Jan. 3, Oklahoma City
came to Los Angeles and
the Lakers in a 37-point rout.
Then the Thunder outmuscled the Lakers, or “bigboyed” them as their coach
said, in Oklahoma, outrebounding them 54-30, en
route to a 24-point win.
This time, the Lakers
made their presence felt inside early with Lopez and
Randle setting a tone they
hadn’t been able to set in the
previous game.
After one quarter, Lopez
and Randle had eight points
each with Randle adding
four rebounds and Lopez
adding three assists. In their
previous trip to Oklahoma,
Randle had only one rebound the entire game.
The Thunder didn’t secure their first lead until
Celtics 97, Trail Blazers 96
Brooks .......26 4-10 2-2 0-5 0 5 12
Green.........25 4-9 2-3 5-6 1 3 11
Gasol .........36 6-16 6-7 1-6 5 3 20
Harrison .....30 6-12 2-2 1-4 3 3 16
Selden .......34 3-12 2-3 1-7 1 3 8
Ennis III......21 3-7 2-2 4-5 2 1 9
Davis .........19 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 0 2
Chalmers ....18 1-5 0-0 0-4 4 1 2
Martin ........17 0-5 4-4 1-5 0 4 4
Rabb ...........5 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 2
McLemore.....3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0
29-81 20-23 13-45 17 23 86
Shooting: Field goals, 35.8%; free throws,
Three-point goals: 8-25 (Brooks 2-5, Gasol 2-5,
Harrison 2-5, Ennis III 1-1, Green 1-3, Martin 0-1,
Chalmers 0-2, Selden 0-3). Team Rebounds: 7.
Team Turnovers: 19 (23 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6
(Davis 2, Gasol 2, Green, Harrison). Turnovers: 19
(Chalmers 5, Gasol 4, Selden 4, Brooks 2,
McLemore 2, Green, Rabb). Steals: 7 (McLemore
2, Chalmers, Ennis III, Gasol, Green, Selden). Technical Fouls: None.
Aminu ........33 4-13 0-0 1-8 2 2 11
Turner.........23 0-3 0-0 0-4 1 0 0
Nurkic ........27 7-13 0-0 1-8 2 6 14
Lillard ........37 6-19 7-8 1-6 9 0 21
McCollum ...35 9-22 1-2 1-3 3 2 22
Harkless .....31 7-12 0-0 3-8 0 3 19
Davis .........20 3-5 1-2 2-6 2 1 7
Cnnaughtn ..18 0-4 2-2 1-1 1 2 2
Collins........12 0-0 0-0 0-2 1 1 0
36-91 11-14 10-46 21 17 96
Shooting: Field goals, 39.6%; free throws,
Three-point goals: 13-31 (Harkless 5-5, McCollum 3-6, Aminu 3-9, Lillard 2-9, Connaughton
0-2). Team Rebounds: 6. Team Turnovers: 8 (7
PTS). Blocked Shots: 9 (Collins 2, Davis 2, Nurkic
2, Aminu, Lillard, Turner). Turnovers: 8 (Connaughton 2, Lillard 2, McCollum 2, Nurkic 2).
Steals: 4 (Davis 2, Harkless, Nurkic). Technical
Fouls: None.
Horford.......36 8-12 4-4 1-10 5 2 22
Tatum.........36 6-14 2-2 0-2 5 2 17
Baynes .......21 3-5 2-2 1-8 0 2 8
Brown ........34 6-15 0-0 0-6 4 2 16
Rozier ........36 5-18 0-0 1-6 5 1 11
Ojeleye .......27 2-7 0-0 2-6 1 2 6
Theis..........20 2-4 2-4 4-8 2 3 6
Nader ........19 2-8 1-2 0-5 1 2 7
Yabusele.......7 1-2 1-3 0-0 1 0 4
Allen............0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
35-85 12-17 9-51 24 16 97
Shooting: Field goals, 41.2%; free throws,
Three-point goals: 15-36 (Brown 4-7, Tatum
3-5, Horford 2-2, Nader 2-6, Ojeleye 2-7, Yabusele
1-2, Rozier 1-7). Team Rebounds: 10. Team Turnovers: 11 (12 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Baynes 2,
Horford 2, Ojeleye, Theis). Turnovers: 11 (Horford 3,
Tatum 3, Baynes 2, Brown, Rozier, Theis). Steals: 3
(Brown, Ojeleye, Yabusele). Technical Fouls: coach
Celtics (Defensive three second), 11:33 third.
26 28 19 23— 96
19 19 31 28— 97
A—18,624. T—2:08. O—Haywoode Workman,
Tom Washington, Sean Corbin
Bucks 109, Nets 94
JULIUS RANDLE keeps the ball away from Okla-
homa City’s Jerami Grant, left, and Paul George.
about 10 minutes remained
in the second quarter. They
led 29-27 when Patrick Patterson hit a three-pointer.
But where the Lakers
folded against a Thunder
counterpunch in the past,
they fought back this time.
Although they didn’t shoot
well to open the game, they
made up for that with second-chance points. At halftime the Lakers led that
statistic 16-3.
By the time their shooting caught up, the Lakers
were still in the game.
They made more than
50% of their shots in the second half and nearly 60% of
their fourth-quarter shots.
They defended fiercely
against a team with three
more fully grown stars than
they have.
As the fourth quarter
waned, the Lakers took a
double-digit lead. Oklahoma City wasn’t interested
in conceding.
“The game’s never over,”
Lakers coach Luke Walton
said. “We’re up 10 and our
guys are smiling. It’s not
over. They had a couple
shots that could’ve tied it, I
think. We’ve gotta keep our
composure and be strong
with the ball.”
Clarkson committed two
turnovers in the game’s final
minute and Ingram missed
two free throws, while the
straight points to get within
three of the Lakers. Randle
went to the line next, and
made one of two to give the
Lakers a four-point lead.
“We got pushed around
again today, which is fine, as
long as we pushed back,”
Walton said. “That was the
difference. We pushed back
tonight. It’s a physical game
and it should be like that.”
In the final seconds
Randle put his arms around
the ball and swung from side
to side as Adams, who collected only five rebounds,
desperately tried to take it
from him. The game expired
just like that, with Randle
unwilling to give up the fight.
Twitter: @taniaganguli
Antetoknmp 27 7-13 1-1 1-8 4 0 16
Middleton ...31 7-11 0-2 1-4 1 4 16
Henson ......30 8-14 3-5 7-18 3 4 19
Bledsoe......32 12-20 1-1 1-4 6 1 28
Snell..........31 0-4 0-0 0-3 0 0 0
Brown ........26 0-4 4-4 1-8 0 2 4
Maker ........17 4-8 0-0 3-6 0 1 8
Parker ........17 2-4 6-6 0-1 2 2 11
Dellavedova 14 0-1 2-2 0-1 2 1 2
Kilpatrick ......8 2-2 0-0 0-1 1 1 5
Terry ............1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Vaughn.........1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
42-81 17-21 14-54 19 16 109
Shooting: Field goals, 51.9%; free throws,
Three-point goals: 8-19 (Bledsoe 3-8, Middleton 2-3, Kilpatrick 1-1, Parker 1-1, Antetokounmpo
1-2, Brown 0-1, Dellavedova 0-1, Maker 0-1, Snell
0-1). Team Rebounds: 2. Team Turnovers: 13 (19
PTS). Blocked Shots: 7 (Henson 2, Parker 2, Antetokounmpo, Brown, Snell). Turnovers: 13 (Bledsoe 4, Antetokounmpo 2, Middleton 2, Vaughn 2,
Brown, Dellavedova, Parker). Steals: 3 (Bledsoe,
Brown, Parker). Technical Fouls: None.
Anunoby .....18 3-9 0-0 0-2 0 3 6
Ibaka .........22 3-7 0-0 2-5 0 2 7
Valnciuns....24 5-8 1-2 2-9 3 2 12
DeRozan.....26 5-14 3-4 0-2 2 0 13
Lowry .........26 4-11 2-2 1-3 2 2 11
VanVleet .....28 5-12 2-2 2-7 8 1 13
Siakam ......25 4-9 2-2 0-3 3 1 10
D.Wright .....24 6-9 2-2 0-4 2 1 15
Poeltl .........23 4-4 1-1 3-5 0 5 9
Miles .........14 1-3 0-0 0-2 1 2 3
Powell ..........5 1-3 0-0 0-2 0 1 2
41-89 13-15 10-44 21 20 101
Shooting: Field goals, 46.1%; free throws,
Three-point goals: 6-35 (Miles 1-2, Valanciunas
1-2, Ibaka 1-4, D.Wright 1-4, Lowry 1-6, VanVleet
1-6, DeRozan 0-2, Powell 0-2, Siakam 0-3,
Anunoby 0-4). Team Rebounds: 9. Team Turnovers:
11 (12 PTS). Blocked Shots: 7 (Siakam 3, Poeltl 2,
Ibaka, Valanciunas). Turnovers: 11 (Lowry 4, Poeltl
2, Miles, Powell, Siakam, Valanciunas, VanVleet).
Steals: 13 (D.Wright 4, DeRozan 2, Lowry 2, VanVleet 2, Anunoby, Powell, Siakam). Technical Fouls:
12** 86
— 101
A—19,800. T—2:03. O—Michael Smith, GedimiMemphis 24 20 30
Toronto 25 31 20
Hornets 115, Suns 110
Kaminsky....21 1-7 2-2 2-4 1 1 4
Kdd-Glchrst.34 3-7 2-2 4-7 2 0 8
Howard ......37 6-15 6-9 3-14 2 1 18
Batum........33 7-15 5-5 1-4 5 4 22
Walker........34 6-19 4-5 0-2 5 2 18
Lamb .........23 6-16 2-2 0-4 3 3 15
Graham......23 6-10 1-1 3-4 1 2 15
Cartr-Wllms .18 3-5 0-0 0-1 3 0 8
Zeller .........14 2-2 3-3 0-3 2 4 7
40-96 25-29 13-43 24 17 115
Shooting: Field goals, 41.7%; free throws,
Three-point goals: 10-38 (Batum 3-9, CarterWilliams 2-3, Graham 2-5, Walker 2-10, Lamb 1-6,
Howard 0-1, Kaminsky 0-4). Team Rebounds: 10.
Team Turnovers: 8 (13 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6
(Howard 3, Lamb 2, Walker). Turnovers: 8 (Walker
2, Batum, Graham, Howard, Kaminsky, Lamb,
Zeller). Steals: 12 (Carter-Williams 3, Howard 3,
Graham 2, Lamb 2, Batum, Kidd-Gilchrist). Technical Fouls: None.
Acy............21 2-6 2-2 1-4 2 0 7
Carroll........32 5-11 2-3 0-3 0 0 15
Allen..........27 7-11 0-0 1-7 0 2 14
Crabbe.......28 5-14 0-0 1-5 0 2 11
Dinwiddie ...28 3-11 2-2 0-0 10 2 9
Harris.........25 3-11 1-1 1-5 3 1 8
LeVert ........23 6-7 3-4 0-0 1 4 15
Russell .......18 1-8 0-0 1-1 7 6 3
Webb III......14 1-4 0-0 3-5 0 0 2
Okafor........10 3-5 1-2 3-4 1 1 7
Stauskas ......9 1-2 0-0 0-2 1 1 3
37-90 11-14 11-36 25 19 94
Shooting: Field goals, 41.1%; free throws,
Three-point goals: 9-29 (Carroll 3-5, Russell
1-1, Stauskas 1-1, Acy 1-4, Crabbe 1-4, Dinwiddie
1-6, Harris 1-6, Webb III 0-2). Team Rebounds: 7.
Team Turnovers: 9 (8 PTS). Blocked Shots: 1 (Carroll). Turnovers: 9 (Russell 2, Allen, Crabbe, Dinwiddie, Harris, LeVert, Okafor, Webb III). Steals: 5
(Dinwiddie 3, Acy, Okafor). Technical Fouls: coach
Nets (Defensive three second), 10:32 fourth.
36 26 21 26— 109
22 19 31 22— 94
Bender .......26 7-9 0-0 0-5 1 3 18
Warren .......36 8-14 4-4 0-2 2 2 21
Chandler.....33 1-3 1-1 1-10 3 4 3
Booker .......31 7-14 0-0 0-5 9 3 18
Jackson......26 10-14 0-0 0-5 1 2 23
Daniels.......25 3-10 3-3 0-3 1 1 12
Dudley .......21 0-2 0-0 0-1 2 0 0
Ulis............16 1-4 0-0 0-0 4 4 2
Len............11 2-3 4-4 1-5 1 5 8
House ........11 2-4 1-1 0-3 0 1 5
41-77 13-13 2-39 24 25 110
Shooting: Field goals, 53.2%; free throws, 0.0%
Three-point goals: 15-29 (Booker 4-5, Bender
4-6, Jackson 3-4, Daniels 3-8, Warren 1-1, Ulis
0-1, Dudley 0-2, House 0-2). Team Rebounds: 4.
Team Turnovers: 19 (27 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4
(Chandler, House, Jackson, Warren). Turnovers: 19
(Jackson 5, Booker 3, Chandler 3, Bender 2, Dudley 2, Daniels, Len, Ulis, Warren). Steals: 4 (Warren
2, Jackson, Ulis). Technical Fouls: coach Suns (Defensive three second), 6:56 first
25 23 38 29— 115
31 28 35 16— 110
A—14,392. T—2:04. O—Mitchell Ervin, Derrick
Stafford, Tony Brown
A—14,487. T—2:12. O—Bennie Adams, Rodney
Mott, Justin Van Duyne
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M / S P O RT S
‘Phenomenal’ start for Clippers duo
By Broderick Turner
The sample size was just
one game, but that was
enough to give the Clippers
hope that forwards Danilo
Gallinari and Tobias Harris
can become a dual threat at
their position.
They combined for 48
points on 18-for-33 shooting,
including six of 11 from threepoint range, in their first
game together since Harris
was dealt to the club as part
of the Blake Griffin trade
from the Detroit Pistons.
Gallinari, the power forward, had 24 points on eightfor-14 shooting, three of five
from long range in a 113-103
victory Saturday over the
Chicago Bulls.
Harris, the small forward, also had 24 points on
10-for-19 shooting, making
three of six three-pointers.
“I think if you look
around the league now,
that’s the name of the game,
is having dual forwards who
play different positions and
they feed off each other,”
Harris said Saturday afternoon. “I played with a guy
Marcus Morris (in Detroit)
who was able to create mismatches. So I have a good
feel for that and I think we
really complement each
other well out there.”
Gallinari and Harris frequently ran pick-and-roll
plays with each other, often
finding themselves wide
open in the process.
They even worked together with DeAndre Jordan, both Gallinari and Harris coming off screens set by
the center.
“Tobias and Gallo were
phenomenal tonight,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said.
“It’s just trying to figure out
what you have with those
two. Early on, when we start
the three guys — Gallo, Tobias and D.J. — you’re going to
have to put a three (small
forward) on one of them.
And we took advantage of
that by posting up Tobias.
So you’re going to have a
matchup that you can create
every night. I thought the
switching with that size was
The Clippers now have to
keep building on what they
established against the
Bulls. The Dallas Mavericks
are next for the Clippers on
Monday night at Staples
The team will then take
Tuesday off and practice
Wednesday and Thursday.
“For us, it’s just games.
We’ve got to get through this
next game and then at least
we have a couple of more
days to practice,” Rivers
said. “Those practices will
be really important, because
after watching them two
games in, we can kind of get a
feel on what to do.”
There are still a lot more
things for them all to learn.
Harris and Avery Bradley, who also arrived as part
of the Griffin trade, still have
to learn the entire offense.
All of the Clippers have to
learn how to play together
with the new faces.
“It’s just taking the next
step,” Harris said, adding of
Saturday’s game, “I thought
tonight we still need to do a
little bit better job of closing
out, especially when we’ve
got the lead. We kind of let
them slip back in. We’ve just
got to impose our will a little
bit more, clean up some
things defensively that I
think can help us. Like I said,
we just kind of got together,
but we’re expecting good
When: 7:30.
On the air: TV: Prime
Ticket; Radio: 570, 1330.
Update: The Mavericks are
shooting 44.6% from the
field, ranking them 26th in
the NBA.
Twitter: @BA_Turner
Colts LB hit, killed
alongside highway
wire reports
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two men
killed early Sunday when a suspected
drunken driver hit them as they stood
outside their car alongside a highway.
The Colts said in a statement the
team is “heartbroken” by the death of
Jackson, a 26-year-old who played 16
games for the team in 2016 but spent
this past season on injured reserve.
Police believe Jackson was being
driven by 54-year-old Jeffrey Monroe
when Jackson became ill. Monroe
pulled over to the side of the highway
and got out to help Jackson when
both were struck and killed by a
pickup truck. The pickup’s driver, 37year-old Alex Cabrera Gonsales,
tried to flee on foot but was captured,
Indiana State Police said. He was believed to be intoxicated and was driving without a license, police said.
Kevin Doyle, a three-star quarterback from Washington, D.C., decommitted from Michigan.
straight victory overall.
“It’s just been a perfect weekend,”
said Vonn, who plans to compete in
downhill, super-G and the combined
event at the Olympics. “It has really
been the exact preparation that I was
hoping for going into South Korea.”
In a scenario similar to Saturday’s
race, Vonn beat Sofia Goggia for the
win. Vonn clocked 1 minute, 37.92 seconds to beat her Italian rival by 0.11
seconds, after edging her by just 0.02
the day before.
Vonn’s 81st World Cup win left her
five short of the all-time mark set by
Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark.
“You get a little greedy,” Vonn said.
“Once you keep winning, you want to
win more. For sure, I will ski another
season and see how high I can get the
Ohio State guard Kam Williams
has been suspended indefinitely for
violating team rules. The fifth-year
senior is averaging eight points.
The NHL suspended Nashville
Predators forward Filip Forsberg
three games for a late hit on New York
Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey.
Rangers sign Colon
The Texas Rangers signed 44year-old Bartolo Colon to a minor
league contract and invited the
pitcher to spring training.
Colon was a combined 7-14 with a
6.48 ERA in 28 starts for Atlanta and
Minnesota last season. He has 240 career victories in 20 seasons with 10
teams including the Angels, for whom
he won the 2005 American League Cy
Young Award.
Vonn wins 3rd straight
Lindsey Vonn won her second
World Cup downhill race of the weekend in Germany, and her third
Defending champion France advanced to face Italy in the April
quarterfinals of the Davis Cup after
beating the Netherlands 3-1 for its
eighth win in nine matches at home.
Italy advanced to its fifth quarterfinals in six years by beating Japan 3-1.
Spain beat Britain 3-1 and will host
Germany, which beat Australia 3-1.
The U.S. completed a 3-1 win over Serbia and will host Belgium, which beat
Hungary 3-2. Croatia beat Canada 3-1
and will host Kazakhstan, which beat
Switzerland 4-1.
Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat
trick as Juventus beat Sassuolo 7-0 to
strengthen its pursuit of a seventh
straight Serie A title in Italian soccer.
... Harry Kane reached 100 English
Premier League goals by converting a
penalty in stoppage time to earn Tottenham a 2-2 draw at Liverpool.
Woodland works OT
to win Phoenix Open
associated press
Gary Woodland was surprised to
see infant son Jaxson with wife Gabby
late Sunday afternoon at the Waste
Management Phoenix Open in
Scottsdale, Ariz.
“My wife kind of surprised me with
him,” Woodland said. “I didn’t think
he was going to be there. I thought it
would just be her. For her to bring him
out, that was special and something
I’ll never forget.”
Jaxson was born prematurely in
June after a twin girl was lost in a miscarriage. On Sunday at TPC Scottsdale, he was in his father’s arms at the
trophy celebration after a playoff victory.
“For him to be here, it’s obviously a
miracle,” Woodland said. “I’m just so
excited to share this with him and my
family. Hopefully, it’s the start of
something special.”
Woodland beat Chez Reavie with a
par on the first extra hole.
Playing three groups ahead of
Reavie, Woodland birdied three of the
last four holes for a seven-under 64 —
the best round of the day — to finish
at 18-under 266. He opened with
rounds of 67, 68 and 67 after getting
some advice from instructor Butch
“Butch sent me a text Thursday
morning before I played and said,
‘Forget about everything else, let’s
just put four rounds together. Don’t
worry about what you shoot, don’t
worry about winning, just put four
good rounds together,’ ” Woodland
said. “I don’t know if that put me at
ease or what, but I definitely put four
good rounds together this week.”
Reavie, who got his lone victory at
the 2008 Canadian Open, made a 20foot birdie putt on the par-four 18th to
force the PGA Tour’s fourth straight
playoff and the event’s third overtime
finish in a row.
In the playoff on No. 18, Woodland
hit short of the green from the left
fairway bunker and chipped to two
feet to set up his third PGA Tour victory and first since 2013.
Sharma takes Maybank
Shubhankar Sharma of India won
his second European Tour title after
carding 10 birdies in a joint tournament-low 62 in the final round of the
Maybank Championship in Malaysia.
Spain’s Jorge Campillo was two
shots adrift in second place after a
closing 68 gave him a 19-under aggregate of 269, one ahead of Ryan Fox
(66) and Pablo Larrazabal (66).
Sharma, 21, finished with a 21under total of 267 to pocket the first
prize of $500,000.
Langley’s first pro win
Scott Langley won the
Tour’s Panama Championship for his
first professional victory.
Langley finished at seven-under
273 and earned $112,500.
Puerto Rico’s Rafael Campos (67)
and Edward Loar (71) finished two
strokes back.
Simon Hawkes of Tasmania
closed with a 68 and beat Harrison
Endycott of Australia in a playoff to
win the Oates Vic Open in Barwon
Heads, Australia, on the PGA Tour of
Australasia. On the same course at
Beach Golf Links, and playing for
equal prize money, Minjee Lee of Australia closed with a 67 for a five-shot
victory in the first tournament of the
year on the Ladies European Tour.
Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger
Woods, finished in eighth place.
Robert Laberge Getty Images
celebrates after making a par putt to beat Chez Reavie in a playoff
during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale.
At Scottsdale, Ariz. — Par: 71
TPC Scottsdale — 7,216 yards
Final 72-Hole Scores
266 (-18)—$1,242,000
x-Gary Woodland (500) .............67-68-67-64
266 (-18)—$745,200
Chez Reavie (300)....................68-65-67-66
269 (-15)—$400,200
Ollie Schniederjans (163) ..........68-68-68-65
Brendan Steele (163) ...............68-67-67-67
270 (-14)—$242,363
Bryson DeChambeau (96) .........66-66-68-70
Chesson Hadley (96) ................66-68-68-68
Matt Kuchar (96) .....................71-68-64-67
Phil Mickelson (96) ..................70-65-66-69
271 (-13)—$193,200
Brian Gay (78).........................67-68-68-68
Martin Laird (78)......................68-67-68-68
272 (-12)—$141,450
Daniel Berger (60)....................68-65-68-71
Rickie Fowler (60) ....................66-66-67-73
James Hahn (60) .....................70-67-66-69
Chris Kirk (60) .........................66-68-68-70
Jon Rahm (60).........................67-68-65-72
Vaughn Taylor (60)....................67-68-70-67
273 (-11)—$100,050
Beau Hossler (48) ....................70-68-64-71
Patrick Reed (48) .....................71-66-69-67
Xander Schauffele (48) .............68-67-66-72
Justin Thomas (48)...................68-68-71-66
274 (-10)—$80,040
Martin Flores (42) ....................70-68-68-68
Alex Noren (42) .......................71-68-65-70
275 (-9)—$66,240
Byeong Hun An (37) .................68-67-72-68
Brandt Snedeker (37) ...............69-67-71-68
Scott Stallings (37) ..................69-65-74-67
276 (-8)—$51,060
Aaron Baddeley (31).................72-68-66-70
Bill Haas (31)..........................64-72-66-74
Charley Hoffman (31) ...............72-68-68-68
Luke List (31) ..........................69-68-69-70
Nick Watney (31) .....................68-68-70-70
277 (-7)—$39,133
Austin Cook (22)......................70-69-68-70
Patton Kizzire (22) ....................70-68-69-70
Jason Kokrak (22) ....................70-69-68-70
Marc Leishman (22) .................69-71-68-69
Steve Stricker (22) ...................68-67-73-69
Kevin Chappell (22)..................69-72-68-68
Rory Sabbatini (22)..................74-66-69-68
278 (-6)—$31,740
John Huh (18) .........................68-69-71-70
Harold Varner III (18) ................73-67-70-68
279 (-5)—$28,290
Francesco Molinari (15) ............70-69-71-69
Kevin Streelman (15) ................71-69-70-69
Bubba Watson (15) ..................67-69-71-72
280 (-4)—$22,770
Keegan Bradley (11).................68-70-70-72
Chad Campbell (11) .................68-71-68-73
Lucas Glover (11).....................71-68-74-67
Adam Hadwin (11) ...................70-65-74-71
Billy Horschel (11)....................66-73-71-70
281 (-3)—$17,802
Derek Fathauer (9) ...................70-71-70-70
Kevin Na (9)............................69-70-71-71
Ben Silverman (9) ....................71-68-70-72
Cameron Smith (9)...................69-67-74-71
282 (-2)—$16,091
Robert Garrigus (7)...................71-69-69-73
Jamie Lovemark (7) ..................70-67-71-74
Ian Poulter (7) .........................70-69-68-75
Nick Taylor (7)..........................69-71-73-69
Peter Uihlein (7).......................68-72-73-69
283 (-1)—$15,318
Emiliano Grillo (5) ....................68-69-72-74
Zach Johnson (5) .....................71-70-71-71
John Peterson (5) .....................70-70-71-72
Kevin Tway (5)..........................73-68-73-69
Camilo Villegas (5) ...................70-71-71-71
284 (E)—$14,766
Si Woo Kim (4) ........................74-67-70-73
Colt Knost (4)..........................71-66-72-75
C.T. Pan (4) .............................71-68-70-75
At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Par 72
Saujana Golf and CC — 7,186 yards
Final 72-Hole Scores
267 (-21)
Shubhankar Sharma, India ........70-69-66-62
269 (-19)
Jorge Campillo, Spain................69-66-66-68
270 (-18)
Ryan Fox, New Zealand..............68-68-68-66
Pablo Larrazabal, Spain.............70-70-64-66
272 (-16)
Nino Bertasio, Italy ...................68-65-70-69
Dylan Frittelli, South Africa .........69-66-66-71
Ryo Ishikawa, Japan..................74-66-63-69
Khalin H Joshi, India .................67-70-65-70
Hideto Tanihara, Japan ..............71-64-68-69
273 (-15)
Berry Henson, United States ......69-68-65-71
274 (-14)
Maximilian Kieffer, Germany .......69-66-71-68
Joost Luiten, Netherlands...........72-68-66-68
Mathieu Pavon, France ..............70-67-70-67
Paul Peterson, United States ......69-70-65-70
Romain Wattel, France ..............67-73-65-69
Lee Westwood, England.............72-62-70-70
275 (-13)
Benjamin Hebert, France ...........69-70-65-71
Scott Jamieson, Scotland...........68-69-69-69
Phachara Khongwatmai, Thailand68-65-70-72
David Lipsky, United States ........67-68-71-69
Mike Lorenzo-Vera, France..........66-71-67-71
Andy Sullivan, England ..............71-66-71-67
279 (-9)
Yuta Ikeda, Japan .....................70-64-71-74
282 (-6)
Henrik Stenson, Sweden............72-67-73-70
283 (-5)
Sihwan Kim, United States.........71-69-71-72
288 (E)
Daniel Im, United States............69-71-73-75
AP-WF-02-04-18 1504GMT..........................
at Detroit
at Indiana
at Miami
at New Orleans
at Denver
at Sacramento
at Clippers
Line (O/U)
2 (2101⁄2)
2 (2121⁄2)
6 (2121⁄2)
at Louisville
at Oklahoma
at Rutgers
West Virginia
Texas — Agreed to terms with RHP Bartolo Colon
on a minor league contract.
Pittsburgh — Agreed to terms with LHP Estalin
Ortiz on a minor league contract.
Atlanta — Recalled F Tyler Cavanaugh from Erie
Anaheim — Recalled F Mitch Hults from Utah
(ECHL) to San Diego (AHL).
Arizona — Assigned G Adin Hill to Tucson (AHL)
Edmonton — Assigned G Shane Starrett from
Bakersfield (AHL) to Wichita (ECHL).
N.Y. Rangers — Recalled F Vinni Lettieri from
Hartford (AHL).
No 1 Villanova 92, beat Seton Hall 76
No 17 Ohio State 75, Illinois 67
No 25 Arizona State 88, Washington State 78
Boston College 80, Georgia Tech 72, OT
Canisius 73, St. Peter's 58
Colgate 69, Navy 64
Iona 98, Marist 64
Niagara 96, Monmouth (NJ) 91
Rider 74, Quinnipiac 59
Maryland 68, Wisconsin 63
Temple 83, Tulane 76
Tulsa 63, South Florida 54
Oakland 82, IUPUI 74
UIC 78, Detroit 69
No. 1 UConn 106, Cincinnati 65
No. 4 Louisville 84, Syracuse
No. 5 Notre Dame 72, No. 19 Duke 54
No. 24 Stanford 78, No 6. Oregon 65
No. 10 Florida State 66, Pittsburgh 59
No. 11 Maryland 64, Nebraska 57
No. 12 Tennessee 74, Vanderbilt 64
Rutgers 63, No. 13 Michigan 56
No. 14 Texas A&M 78, Auburn 59
No. 16 Oregon State 68, No. 25 California 48
No. 17 Georgia 69, Mississippi 45
Arizona 72, Washington 70
Arizona St. 77, Washington St. 51
Utah 78, Colorado 74
Fairfield 55, Manhattan 52
Fordham 76, Rhode Island 64
George Mason 65, Saint Joseph's 57
George Washington 63, St. Bonaventure 56
Northeastern 73, Delaware 59
Penn St. 74, Michigan St. 59
Seton Hall 75, Butler 64
St. John's 70, Xavier 36
UConn 106, Cincinnati 65
(home tean listed first)
Premier League
Crystal Palace 1, Newcastle 1
Liverpool 2, Tottenham 2
La Liga
Getafe 0, Leganes 0
Espanyol 1, Barcelona 1
Girona 2, Athletic Bilbao 0
Serie A
Verona 0, Roma 1
Atalanta 1, Chievo 0
Bologna 1, Fiorentina 2
Juventus 7, Sassuolo 0
Cagliari 2, Spal 0
Udinese 1, AC Milan 1
Augsburg 3, Eintracht 0
Hamburger SV 1, Hannover 1
Liga MX
Monterrey 5, Leon 1
Santos 0, Tijuana 0
Pachuca 2, Monarcas 3
America 5, Lobos B.U.A.P. 1
Necaxa 0, Toluca 0
Pumas 2, Tigres 0
UMass 69, La Salle 66
UNC Wilmington 59, Hofstra 55
William & Mary 75, Towson 63
Arkansas 74, Alabama 66
Charlotte 80, FIU 57
Drexel 80, Coll. of Charleston 53
Duquesne 78, Richmond 70
Georgia Tech 60, Clemson 48
LSU 72, Kentucky 70
Miami 92, North Carolina 72
NC State 72, Boston College 54
Southern Miss. 71, Marshall 61
UAB 66, Louisiana Tech 61
Creighton 74, Marquette 73
Dayton 74, VCU 64
DePaul 81, Providence 47
Drake 84, Missouri St. 65
Illinois St. 63, Valparaiso 55
Indiana 78, Northwestern 73
Iowa 92, Minnesota 84
Loyola of Chicago 71, Bradley 61
N. Iowa 71, S. Illinois 63
Purdue 73, Illinois 54
Saint Louis 88, Davidson 72
UTEP 66, UTSA 53
At St. Petersburg, Russia
Surface: Hard-Indoor
SINGLES (championship) — Petra Kvitova, Czech
Republic, def. Kristina Mladenovic (4), France,
6-1, 6-2.
DOUBLES (championship) — Timea Bacsinszky,
Switzerland, and Vera Zvonareva, Russia, def.
Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, and Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, 2-6, 6-1, 10-3.
$266,750 TAIWAN OPEN
At Taipei, Taiwan
Surface: Hard-Outdoor
SINGLES (championship) — Timea Babos (4),
Hungary, def. Kateryna Kozlova, Ukraine, 7-5,
DOUBLES (championship) — Duan Ying-Ying and
Wang Yafan, China, def. Nao Hibino, Japan, and
Oksana Kalashnikova, Georgia, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5).
First Round
Winners advance to quarterfinals,
April 6-8; losers to Playoffs, Sept. 15-17
France 3, Netherlands 1
At Albertville, France
Surface: Hard-Indoor
Adrian Mannarino, France, def. Robin Haase,
Netherlands, 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5, 6-7 (2), 7-5;
Richard Gasquet, France, vs. Thiemo de Bakker,
Netherlands, abandoned.
Italy 3, Japan 1
At Morioka, Japan
Surface: Hard-Indoor
Fabio Fognini, Italy, def. Yuichi Sugita, Japan,
3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (6), 7-5; Taro Daniel, Japan,
vs. Andrea Seppi, Italy, abandoned.
Germany 3, Australia 1
At Brisbane, Australia
Surface: Hard-Outdoor
Alexander Zverev, Germany, def. Nick Kyrgios,
Australia, 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-2; Alex de Minaur, Australia, vs. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, abandoned.
United States 3, Serbia 1
At Nis, Serbia
Surface: Clay-Indoor
Pedja Krstin, Serbia, def. Steve Johnson, United
States, 6-1, 7-5; Laslo Djere, Serbia, vs. John
Isner, United States, abandoned.
Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited.
24th day of a 59-day meet.
2200-FIRST RACE. 1-mile turf. Allowance Optional Claiming.
Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $75,000. Purse $56,000.
P# Horse
1 Californiagoldrush
4 Silken Spy
5 Casino Red (IRE)
Van Dyke
8 Also Ran: Retro, Ms Peintour, Time to Play, Krissys Manicure.
8 Time: 23.66, 48.04, 1.11.51, 1.23.14, 1.34.69. Clear & Firm. Trainer: Neil
D. Drysdale. Owner: Alice Bamford.
8 Scratched: none.
8 Exotics: $1 Exacta (1-4) paid $21.00, $1 Superfecta (1-4-5-2) paid
$160.10, $1 Super High Five (1-4-5-2-3) paid $523.70, 50-Cent Trifecta
(1-4-5) paid $43.50.
2201-SECOND RACE. 5 1⁄2 furlongs. Maiden Claiming. 4 year
olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Purse $18,000.
P# Horse
7 Thankful Every Day Elliott
3 Awesome E K
6 Defense Minister
8 Also Ran: Royal Seeker, Pure Pursuit, Eleazar Warrior.
8 Time: 22.10, 45.79, 58.98, 1.06.14. Clear & Fast. Trainer: Eddie Truman.
Owner: Howard and Janet Siegel Racing LLC.
8 Scratched: Milhaud.
8 Exotics: $2 Daily Double (1-7) paid $14.40, $1 Exacta (7-3) paid
$35.30, $1 Superfecta (7-3-6-2) paid $452.30, 50-Cent Trifecta (7-3-6)
paid $72.00.
2202-THIRD RACE. 6 furlongs. Maiden Claiming. 3 year
olds. Claiming Price $30,000. Purse $21,000.
P# Horse
2 Bright Autism Mind Maragh
3 Fabrication
6 Gem of a Guy
8 Also Ran: Pure Moment, Lighthouse Boogie, Fivetwentyninefund, Grand
Air, Agressivebrawler.
8 Time: 22.20, 46.43, 59.65, 1.12.92. Clear & Fast. Trainer: Marcia Stortz.
Owner: Johnny Taboada.
8 Scratched: none.
8 Exotics: $2 Daily Double (7-2) paid $25.40, $1 Exacta (2-3) paid
$23.30, $1 Superfecta (2-3-6-7) paid $520.40, $1 Super High Five (2-3-67-1) paid $2,578.90, 50-Cent Trifecta (2-3-6) paid $26.65, $1 Pick Three
(1-7-2) paid $47.20.
2203-FOURTH RACE. 1 mile. ’Las Virgenes Stakes’. Fillies. 3
year olds. Purse $200,000.
P# Horse
3 Dream Tree
Van Dyke
4 Exuberance
5 Steph Being Steph Elliott
8 Also Ran: Thirteen Squared, She’s No Drama, Holy Diver.
8 Time: 23.22, 46.68, 1.11.73, 1.25.16, 1.39.45. Clear & Fast. Trainer: Bob
Baffert. Owner: Phoenix Thoroughbred III.
8 Scratched: none.
8 Exotics: $2 Daily Double (2-3) paid $11.80, $1 Exacta (3-4) paid $5.80,
$1 Superfecta (3-4-5-1) paid $23.90, 50-Cent Trifecta (3-4-5) paid $6.65,
$1 Pick Three (7-2-3) paid $18.60.
2204-FIFTH RACE. 6 1⁄2 furlongs. Maiden Special Weight.
Fillies. 3 year olds. Purse $54,000.
P# Horse
3 Spring Lily
39.80 14.00
6 Broome
7 Wicked Storm
8 Also Ran: Gracious Me, D D’s Lute, Chickatini, Wampus.
8 Time: 22.08, 45.25, 1.10.76, 1.17.43. Clear & Fast. Trainer: John A.
Shirreffs. Owner: Wygod, Pam and Martin.
8 Scratched: none.
8 Exotics: $2 Daily Double (3-3) paid $52.60, $1 Exacta (3-6) paid
$72.20, $1 Superfecta (3-6-7-4) paid $917.30, 50-Cent Trifecta (3-6-7)
paid $171.20, $1 X-5 Super High Five (3-6-7-4-1) , X-5 Super High Five
Carryover $4,026, $1 Pick Three (2-3-3) paid $144.10, 50-Cent Pick Four
(5/7-2-3-3) 4 correct paid $182.05, 50-Cent Pick Five (1-5/7-2-3-3) 5
correct paid $1,182.20.
2205-SIXTH RACE. 1 1⁄8-mile turf. Starter Stakes. 4 year olds
and up. Claiming Price $25,000. Purse $40,000.
P# Horse
2 Aquaphobia
5 Lazzam (GB)
6 Urban Bourbon
8 Also Ran: Kristi’s Copilot, Comes the Dream, For Greater Glory, Any
Questions, Conquest Sabre Cat, Sanavi, Rye Patch.
8 Time: 22.71, 46.11, 1.09.54, 1.33.52, 1.45.91. Clear & Firm. Trainer:
Robert N. Falcone, Jr.. Owner: Drawing Away Stable.
8 Scratched: none.
8 Exotics: $2 Daily Double (3-2) paid $103.80, $1 Exacta (2-5) paid
$8.90, $1 Superfecta (2-5-6-9) paid $114.80, $1 Super High Five (2-5-6-9-7)
paid $612.00, 50-Cent Trifecta (2-5-6) paid $19.05, $1 Pick Three (3-3-2)
paid $92.40.
2206-SEVENTH RACE. 1 1⁄16 mile. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3
year olds. Claiming Price $30,000. Purse $21,000.
P# Horse
7 Tapitha Bonita
4 All Net
1 Misty Slew
8 Also Ran: Mischievious Lass, Taylorealswift, Jinn Win, Artistic Ministry,
Venice, Tizswift, Tisn’t She Lucky.
8 Time: 23.53, 47.85, 1.13.71, 1.41.10, 1.48.20. Clear & Fast. Trainer: Sal
Gonzalez. Owner: Tricar Stables, Inc..
8 Scratched: none.
8 Exotics: $2 Daily Double (2-7) paid $61.20, $1 Exacta (7-4) paid
$40.20, $1 Superfecta (7-4-1-9) paid $2,981.80, 50-Cent Trifecta (7-4-1)
paid $408.30, $1 X-5 Super High Five (7-4-1-9-6) , X-5 Super High Five
Carryover $2,832, $1 Pick Three (3-2-7) paid $1,027.70.
2207-EIGHTH RACE. 7 furlongs. Claiming. 4 year olds and
up. Claiming Price $8,000. Purse $16,000.
P# Horse
10 Kochees
11 Roman Tizzy
5 Sense of Glory
8 Also Ran: Freddies Dream, Pulmarack, Winning Causeway, Chromium,
The Natural, Private Prospect, Awesome Silver, South Texas Lingo.
8 Time: 23.04, 46.04, 1.10.58, 1.23.07. Clear & Fast. Trainer: Jonathan
Wong. Owner: Herbertson, Scott and Madden, Duane.
8 Scratched: Ajac.
8 Exotics: $2 Daily Double (7-10) paid $73.20, $1 Exacta (10-11) paid
$23.50, $1 Superfecta (10-11-5-4) paid $723.50, 50-Cent Trifecta (10-11-5)
paid $101.80, $1 X-5 Super High Five (10-11-5-4-6) , X-5 Super High Five
Carryover $9,275, $1 Pick Three (2-7-10) paid $134.00.
2208-NINTH RACE. about 6 1⁄2 furlongs turf. Maiden
Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming
Prices $50,000-$40,000. Purse $29,000.
P# Horse
6 Paddy Jean
5 Diva La Mousse
2 Tell Me More
8 Also Ran: Foxtail, Ib Prospecting, Time for Luck, Arrowsphere, Bissou
Bissou, Married by Now, My Party Girl.
8 Time: 21.86, 43.82, 1.07.08, 1.13.35. Clear & Firm. Trainer: Vann Belvoir.
Owner: Stuart Tsujimoto.
8 Scratched: Del Mar Diva.
8 Exotics: $2 Daily Double (10-6) paid $61.80, $1 Exacta (6-5) paid
$42.30, $1 Superfecta (6-5-2-4) paid $1,070.40, $1 Super High Five (6-5-24-1) 5 tickets paid $9,442.30, 50-Cent Trifecta (6-5-2) paid $103.65, $1
Pick Three (7-10-6) paid $299.50, 50-Cent Pick Four (2-7-2/10-6) 856
tickets with 4 correct paid $636.00, 50-Cent Pick Five (3-2-7-2/10-6) 8
tickets with 5 correct paid $28,528.30, $2 Pick Six (3-3-2-7-2/10-6) 77
tickets with 5 out of 6 paid $238.60, $2 Pick Six Jackpot (3-3-2-7-2/10-6) 1
ticket with 6 correct paid $274,653.80.
On-Track Attendance-4,136 Mutuel handle-$999,564
Inter-Track Attendance-N/A Mutuel handle-$1,837,650
Out of State Attendance-N/A Mutuel handle-$6,522,155
Total Attendance-4,136 Mutuel handle- $9,359,369
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M / S P O RT S
Philadelphia ..................................9 13 7 12—41
New England...................................3 9 14 7—33
First Quarter
Philadephia—FG Elliott 25, 7:55. Drive: 14 plays, 67
yards, 7:05. Key Plays: Foles 17 pass to Jeffery on 3rdand-4; Foles 15 pass to Smith; Foles 16 pass to Clement. Philadelphia 3, New England 0.
New England—FG Gostkowski 26, 4:17. Drive: 9 plays,
67 yards, 3:38. Key Plays: Brady 15 pass to White;
Brady 28 pass to Hogan. Philadelphia 3, New England
Philadephia—Jeffery 34 pass from Foles (kick failed),
2:34. Drive: 3 plays, 77 yards, 1:43. Key Play: Blount 36
run. Philadelphia 9, New England 3.
Second Quarter
Patriots quarterback
establishes several
Super Bowl records
but can’t get a victory.
By Sam Farmer
Philadephia—Blount 21 run (pass failed), 8:48. Drive: 6
plays, 65 yards, 3:05. Key Plays: Foles 19 pass to Ertz on
3rd-and-7; Foles 22 pass to Jeffery. Philadelphia 15,
New England 3.
New England—FG Gostkowski 45, 7:24. Drive: 5 plays,
48 yards, 1:24. Key Play: Brady 46 pass to Burkhead.
Philadelphia 15, New England 6.
New England—White 26 run (kick failed), 2:04. Drive: 7
plays, 90 yards, 2:57. Key Plays: J. Mills 5-yard defensive holding penalty on 3rd-and-6; Brady 43 pass to
Hogan. Philadelphia 15, New England 12.
Philadephia—Foles 1 pass from Burton (Elliott kick),
:34. Drive: 7 plays, 70 yards, 1:30. Key Play: Foles 55
pass to Clement on 3rd-and-3. Philadelphia 22, New
England 12.
Third Quarter
New England—Gronkowski 5 pass from Brady
(Gostkowski kick), 12:15. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:45.
Key Plays: Brady 25 pass to Gronkowski; Brady 24 pass
to Gronkowski; Brady 14 pass to Gronkowski on 3rdand-6. Philadelphia 22, New England 19.
Philadephia—Clement 22 pass from Foles (Elliott kick),
7:18. Drive: 11 plays, 85 yards, 4:57. Key Plays:
K.Grugier-Hill 10-yard illegal block above the waist penalty; Foles 17 pass to Agholor on 3rd-and-6; Blount 10
run; Foles 14 pass to Ertz on 3rd-and-1. Philadelphia
29, New England 19.
New England—Hogan 26 pass from Brady (Gostkowski
kick), 3:23. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:55. Key Plays:
Brady 16 pass to Hogan; Brady 18 pass to Amendola on
3rd-and-2. Philadelphia 29, New England 26.
Fourth Quarter
Philadephia—FG Elliott 42, 14:09. Drive: 8 plays, 51
yards, 4:14. Key Plays: Foles 24 pass to Agholor; Foles
17 pass to Smith. Philadelphia 32, New England 26.
New England—Gronkowski 4 pass from Brady
(Gostkowski kick), 9:22. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:47.
Key Plays: Brady 7 pass to Amendola on 3rd-and-3;
Brady 30 pass to Amendola. New England 33, Philadelphia 32.
Philadephia—Ertz 11 pass from Foles (pass failed),
2:21. Drive: 14 plays, 75 yards, 7:01. Key Plays: Foles 7
pass to Ertz on 3rd-and-6; Foles 2 pass to Ertz on 4thand-1; Foles 10 pass to Agholor; Foles 18 pass to
Agholor; Foles 10 pass to Agholor. Philadelphia 38, New
England 33.
Philadephia—FG Elliott 46, 1:05. Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards,
1:04. Philadelphia 41, New England 33.
FIRST DOWNS................................25
Passing ........................................19
THIRD DOWN EFF ......................10-16
FOURTH DOWN EFF........................2-2
TOTAL NET YARDS .........................538
Total Plays.....................................71
Avg Gain......................................7.6
NET YARDS RUSHING ....................164
Rushes .........................................27
Avg per rush.................................6.1
NET YARDS PASSING.....................374
Sacked-Yds lost ............................0-0
Gross-Yds passing ........................374
Had Intercepted...............................1
Yards-Pass Play .............................8.5
PUNTS-Avg. .............................1-41.0
Punts blocked..................................0
FGs-PATs blocked ..........................0-0
TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE..................98
Punt Returns ................................0-0
Kickoff Returns ...........................4-98
Interceptions ................................0-0
FUMBLES-Lost ..............................0-0
TIME OF POSSESSION ................34:04
It’s a chilling outcome for Brady
Philadelphia: Blount 14-90, Ajayi 9-57, Agholor 1-9,
Clement 3-8.
New England: White 7-45, Lewis 9-39, Burkhead 3-18,
Brady 1-6, Hogan 1-4, Cooks 1-1.
Philadelphia: Foles 28-43-1-373, Burton 1-1-0-1.
New England: Brady 28-48-0-505, Amendola 0-1-0-0.
Philadelphia: Agholor 9-84, Ertz 7-67, Smith 5-49,
Clement 4-100, Jeffery 3-73, Foles 1-1.
New England: Gronkowski 9-116, Amendola 8-152,
Hogan 6-128, White 2-21, Burkhead 1-46, Cooks 1-23,
Dorsett 1-19.
Philadelphia: None.
New England: None.
Philadelphia: Barner 3-73, Clement 1-25.
New England: Lewis 3-45.
Philadelphia: Mills 6-3-0, Graham 5-3-0, Bradham 43-0, McLeod 4-2-0, Jenkins 4-0-0, Darby 4-0-0, Robinson 3-0-0, Kendricks 2-2-0, Curry 2-2-0, Graham 20-1, Allen 1-1-0, Cox 1-0-0, Jernigan 0-1-0, Long 0-1-0.
New England: Chung 6-3-0, McCourty 6-1-0, Van Noy
4-1-0, Rowe 4-0-0, Gilmore 4-0-0, Guy 3-3-0, Harmon
3-2-0, Richards 3-1-0, Roberts 2-4-0, Brown 2-4-0,
Flowers 2-3-0, Harrison 1-1-0, Butler 1-0-0, Flowers 10-0.
Philadelphia: None.
New England: Harmon 1-8.
New England: Gostkowski 26.
Officials—Referee Gene Steratore, Ump Roy Ellison, HL
Jerry Bergman, LJ Byron Boston, FJ Tom Hill, SJ Scott
Edwards, BJ Perry Paganelli, Replay Paul Weidner.
Brady walked away from Super Bowl LII with all sorts of
records — and no sixth Lombardi Trophy.
And that left the New
England quarterback as
cold as this frigid city.
“Losing sucks,” Brady
said after the Patriots’ 41-33
defeat Sunday to the Philadelphia Eagles. “You try to
win and sometimes you lose.
That’s the way it goes.”
Brady’s play was as
gaudy as that glistening trophy, even though the results
wound up as hollow.
His Super Bowl records:
Most games (eight), most
passes (357), completions
(235), yards (2,576), yards in
a game (505), touchdown
passes (18) — you get the
“We had opportunities to,
I thought, take control,” he
said. “We just didn’t. We did
a great job in the first half.
We moved the ball a lot,
didn’t score a lot of points.
We did a better job in the second half, had a chance.”
The pivotal play came
with 2 minutes 16 seconds
left, when Brandon Graham
had a strip-sack of Brady,
who was looking to bring the
Patriots back from a 38-33
deficit. The Eagles recovered at New England’s 28,
and inched ahead four plays
later with a 46-yard field
Rob Carr Getty Images
NEW ENGLAND quarterback Tom Brady ponders the situation after fumbling the ball away in the fourth
quarter on a strip-sack by Brandon Graham, leading to a field goal by Philadelphia four plays later.
“We knew it was going to
be about matchups, and I
knew the way the center was
pointing,” Graham said of
the strip-sack.
“I had one on one all
game, I’ve been bulling him
and I switched it up. … Tom
Brady’s arm happened to be
there and I swiped. I didn’t
even realize I got [the ball]
until I saw Derek Barnett
pick it up.”
Said Brady: “We had a
good chance there and they
made a good play. They
made a lot of good plays today. I thought we were com-
petitive but we just obviously didn’t get the job
There was a report before
the game that the 40-yearold Brady might call it a career
whether he planned to return next season, Brady
didn’t give a rock-solid answer but said: “I expect to be
back. It’s 15 minutes after
the game ended, so I would
like to process this. I don’t
see why I wouldn’t be back.”
Twitter: @LATimesfarmer
Patriots can’t pull off another comeback
[Super Bowl, from D1]
player after outscoring Patriots quarterback Tom
Brady, the NFL MVP and future Hall of Famer.
“I felt calm,” said Foles,
who considered retirement
after he was released by the
Rams before the 2016 season.
“We felt confident coming in
and we just went out there
and played football.
“We’ve played this game
since we were little kids. We
dreamed about this.”
On a day when the temperature was below zero outside the stadium, the Eagles
warmed the hearts of NFL
fans who had grown tired of
the Patriots’ domination.
coach Doug Pederson put
the finishing touch on a 13-3
season that was followed by
playoff victories over Atlanta and Minnesota. The
Eagles won their first NFL
championship since 1960,
when they defeated the
Green Bay Packers in the
pre-Super Bowl era.
They had lost to Brady
and the Patriots in Super
Bowl XXXIX to cap the 2004
season, and to the Oakland
Raiders in Super Bowl XV at
the end of the 1980 season.
But now they are finally
“Our fans have been waiting a long time for this,”
Pederson said. “I just can’t
wait to get back there and
celebrate with our fans.”
The Eagles denied Brady
and Patriots coach Bill Belichick a chance to celebrate a
sixth Super Bowl title, and
what would have been their
third in four years.
In last year’s game, the
Patriots trailed the Falcons
28-3 in the third quarter before Brady engineered the
greatest comeback in Super
Bowl history.
In the AFC championship game two weeks ago,
the Jacksonville Jaguars
had a 10-point lead in the
fourth quarter before Brady
passed for two touchdowns
to rally the Patriots back
into the big game.
But while Brady managed to bring New England
back against Philadelphia in
the fourth quarter after
trailing all night, finding Rob
Gronkowski for his third TD
pass and the Patriots’ first
Kevin C. Cox Getty Images
NELSON AGHOLOR of the Eagles pulls in the first two
receptions of the game against the Patriots.
Former USC receiver Nelson Agholor had the first two receptions of the game. ... Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy took a
chip off a double team at the line of scrimmage, and still was able
to drive Eagles tight end Brent Celek into the backfield before
catching running back LeGarrette Blount with one arm for a
two-yard loss. ... Eagles center Jason Kelce and guard Brandon
Brooks’ sandwich-block of a Patriots defensive back created
space for Corey Clement on his 16-yard run, which set up a Jake
Elliott field goal. ... The Patriots were able to pull Eagles linebacker Dannell Ellerbe out of position with fullback James Develin lining up in the backfield as an extra blocker, which allowed
Rob Gronkowski to make his first catch of the game.
Gronkowski later split out wide to the right side on third and
goal, but cornerback Jalen Mills batted the ball away. ... Alshon
Jeffery’s 34-yard touchdown catch came against Patriots defensive back Eric Rowe, who knocked the ball away from Jeffery on
a sure touchdown pass on the Eagles’ first drive.
lead, the Eagles were too
much, and Brady’s magic
ran out on the final drive.
Belichick said he was
proud of his team but that it
did not play good enough defense — the 41 points allowed
were the most since New
England’s season-opening
42-27 loss to Kansas City —
and missed several opportunities on offense in the first
Gostkowski missed a fieldgoal attempt after a mishandled snap and also missed
an extra-point attempt.
“We just came up a little
bit short,” Belichick said.
“Tough, tough way to end.”
Brady, 40, made it interesting until the final play. He
completed 28 of 48 passes for
a Super Bowl-record 505
yards and three touchdowns, but his last-gasp Hail
Mary to Gronkowski in the
end zone fell incomplete.
“Losing sucks,” Brady
This time, it was Foles’
turn to claim the MVP.
“Like this football team, a
lot of people counted him
out and didn’t think he could
get it done,” Pederson said.
“I believed in him, the staff
believed in him, the players
believed in him. ... This
whole postseason, Nick has
shown exactly who he is and
what he can do.”
Foles passed for a touchdown and caught a one-yard
touchdown pass from tight
end Trey Burton near the
end of the first half as the
Eagles took a 22-12 lead.
On fourth and goal, Foles
lined up in the shotgun formation, walked up the line of
stopped behind the right
side of the line. Running
back Corey Clement took a
direct snap and pitched the
ball to Burton, who hit a
wide-open Foles.
“That’s something we’ve
been working on,” Foles said,
“and Doug and I were talking. I was like, ‘Let’s just run
“It was a good time, and
the end was a little wider
than I thought, so I was like,
‘I really need to sell like I’m
not doing anything.’ And it
The teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter
before Brady brought the
Patriots back, connecting
with Gronkowski for a 33-32
lead with 9 minutes 22 seconds left.
Foles then engineered a
75-yard scoring drive that
ended with an 11-yard pass to
tight end Zach Ertz, who
dived into the end zone.
The Eagles seemingly
clinched the victory when
linebacker Brandon Graham stripped the ball from
Brady — the Eagles’ only
sack — and lineman Derek
Barnett recovered the fumble. Jake Elliott’s third field
goal gave the Eagles a 41-33
But Brady still had about
a minute to work a miracle.
He threw a fourth-down
pass to Danny Amendola to
keep alive the drive, and
found Gronkowski twice to
move to midfield.
Gronkowski could not come
down with his last-second
heave into the end zone. And
when the ball hit the ground,
green and silver confetti
rained down on the field.
Twitter: @LATimesklein
Points scored by
Yards receiving by
New England kicker
running back Corey
Stephen Gostkowski,
Clement. The rookie
who kicked a 26-yard
led the Eagles in
field goal in the first
receiving and had the
quarter. The Patriots
longest play of the
have appeared in
game, a 55-yard catch
eight Super Bowls
highlighted by a stiff-
and won five with
arm of the Patriots’
quarterback Tom
Duron Harmon in the
Chris O'Meara Associated Press
Brady and coach Bill
LeGARRETTE BLOUNT , who won a Super Bowl with
second quarter.
Belichick at the helm.
the Patriots last year, scores a touchdown against them.
He also had eight
They had put up 169
points in the previous
seven games, but had
never scored in the
first quarter until
New England
New England
Plays Yds Time Result
67 7:05
67 3:38
77 1:43
Drive continues in 2nd Q
Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski’s missed field goal was
caused by punter Ryan Allen’s mishandling of the snap and was
his first miss in the postseason since 2007 — and his first in a Super Bowl. Gostkowski missed an extra point in the quarter, too.
... Patriots receiver Brandin Cooks was knocked out of the game
with a concussion on a big hit from safety Malcolm Jenkins. ...
On Blount’s 21-yard touchdown run, Patriots safety Patrick
Chung was in position to make a tackle but was caught backpedaling and giving up too much space. That allowed Blount to
cut back to the middle for an easy score. ... A holding penalty
against the Eagles on third down resulted in a Patriots first
down and led to a 26-yard James White touchdown run. ... Eagles
tight end Trey Burton delivered a one-yard touchdown pass to
quarterback Nick Foles. ... Instead of sending Chris Hogan off
the field, the Patriots lost precious seconds before halftime
waiting for him to get back to the line of scrimmage so they could
spike the ball. Their drive ended after five plays as time ran out.
yards rushing.
Plays Yds Time Result
New England
74 3:21 Missed
2 1:02 Punt
New England
28 1:18 TO on
65 3:05
New England
48 1:24
32 2:23
New England
90 2:57
70 1:30
New England
48 :34
2nd Q
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M / S P O RT S
Eagles get to
Brady at the
right moment
By Gary Klein
and Bill Plaschke
Philadelphia Eagles defense
gave up a Super Bowl-record
505 passing yards, but the
unit came up big at the most
important moment Sunday
in the Eagles’ 41-33 victory
over the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Eagles led 38-33 late
in the fourth quarter when
the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady got the ball
with 2 minutes 21 seconds
On second down, the defensive line made a push and
the secondary forced Brady
away from his first read.
That enabled linebacker
Brandon Graham to pressure Brady and knock the
ball loose. End Derek Barnett recovered the ball, and
the Eagles converted the
turnover into a field goal
that gave them an eightpoint lead.
“Basically I had a one on
one,” Graham said, adding,
“I was able to just swipe at
the ball and it came out.
“I didn’t even realize I got
[the ball] until I saw Derek
Barnett pick it up, and the
next thing you know we’re off
the field. I’m just thankful I
made the play when it came
to me.”
Graham said the Eagles
were “one step away” the entire game.
“We knew something was
going to open up. One of
them days one of those
plays, he was going to have to
hold the ball, and we wanted
to make sure we were there
to let him know, ‘Don’t hold
on for too long because we
coming.’ And I think it just
shows how much we kept
Said Brady: “I was just
holding the ball trying to get
it downfield. Those guys had
a good rush, and got in there
and made a good play.
They’ve been doing it all
The Eagles’ only sack
helped them win their first
Super Bowl title.
Gronk returns
Patriots tight end Rob
Gronkowski returned from
the concussion he suffered
in the AFC championship
game against Jacksonville
and caught a team-best nine
passes for 116 yards and two
Gronkowski, who was
sidelined for last season’s
Super Bowl victory because
of a back injury, caught
touchdown passes of five
and four yards against the
Eagles, but he could not
come down with a Hail Mary
as time expired.
“It stinks to be on this
side, for sure,” Gronkowski
said of losing. “This stinks.
You put all the hard work in
Future sites
for Super Bowl
Super Bowl LIII
Feb. 3, 2019
Mercedes-Benz Stadium,
Super Bowl LIV
Feb. 2, 2020*
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami
Gardens, Fla.
Super Bowl LV
Feb. 7, 2021*
Raymond James Stadium,
Tampa, Fla.
Super Bowl LVI
Feb. 6, 2022*
L.A. Stadium at Hollywood
Park, Los Angeles
Jeff Roberson Associated Press
EAGLES QUARTERBACK Nick Foles catches a one-yard touchdown pass from tight end Trey Burton, not
*Dates tentative pending
possible changes to the NFL
the whole year. I’m proud of
the boys. I’m proud to be on
this team.”
pictured, with 34 seconds remaining in the first half. The fourth-down play gave the Eagles a 10-point lead.
Foles has edge at receiver
Cooks injured
Brandin Cooks left the
game after sustaining a hit
to the head from safety Malcolm Jenkins while running
with the ball in the second
quarter. He did not return.
“Obviously, it made an
impact somewhat,” Patriots
offensive coordinator Josh
McDaniels said, adding,
“I’m more upset for [Cooks].
Has an opportunity to play
in his first Super Bowl, and
then to get short there, that
was disappointing for him.”
The game was expected
to be the last with the Patriots for McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. The Indianapolis Colts
are expected to announce
McDaniels will be their head
coach. The Detroit Lions are
expected to announce Patricia as their head coach.
Butler didn’t do it
On a night when Nick
Foles used crisp passing to
lead the Eagles on a gamewinning drive, Patriots fans
were surely looking for their
defensive back who stole a
Super Bowl win against the
Seattle Seahawks three seasons ago.
Except Malcolm Butler
couldn’t make a play, because he didn’t play on defense.
The guy whose goal-line
interception gave the Patriots a victory over the Seahawks was inexplicably
benched Sunday.
In true Patriots fashion,
nobody seems to know why.
It could have been disciplinary, it could have been
football related, coach Bill
Belichick wasn’t saying, but
Butler has an idea. “They
gave up on me,” said Butler
to ESPN.
By Sam Farmer
MINNEAPOLIS — A pivotal part of the Super Bowl
was receiver play.
But who could have
guessed that two of those
pivotal receivers would be
quarterbacks Tom Brady
and Nick Foles?
Both ran routes on trick
plays. A third-down pass for
Brady in the second quarter
grazed his fingertips but fell
incomplete. But on fourth
down just before the half, the
Eagles scored on a one-yard
touchdown pass from tight
end Trey Burton to Foles,
giving Philadelphia a 22-12
On the play, called “Philly
Special,” Foles initially lined
up in shotgun, then shifted
to the right side of the formation. Running back Corey
Clement took the direct
snap, then pitched it to Burton, who was reversing from
left to right. Foles rolled free,
and Burton, a onetime college quarterback, found him
wide open for the score.
“A quarterback going out
on a route? I was pumped to
go over there and talk to
Doug [Pederson], and we
agreed on it,” said Foles, who
said the Eagles had been
working on the play for
about a month. “Like I said,
we worked on it a long time
and we executed it perfectly.
That’s probably the best it
has looked.”
Said Burton: “The last
two weeks, I’ve been elbowing [Pederson] when we’re
in the red zone, trying to get
it called. Man, he’s got some
guts to call it in the Super
Bowl on fourth and one at
the goal line.
“People don’t realize how
good of an athlete Foles is. In
practice, all I had to do was
throw it and he’d catch it.”
Backup kept faith, so did team
[Farmer, from D1]
Rocky story come to life,
with Foles being the first
quarterback to come off the
bench and lead his team to a
Super Bowl victory since
Tom Brady 16 years earlier.
Brady was scorching in
this one, throwing for a
postseason-record 505
yards and three touchdowns.
But Foles, who considered retiring after negotiating his release from the
Rams in 2016, wasn’t far
behind him.
He threw for 373 yards
and three touchdowns, and
even caught a touchdown
pass — one-upping Brady,
who couldn’t hang on to a
ball thrown to him on a trick
We all saw the Patriots
last year, the way they
erased a 25-point deficit in
the Super Bowl against
Atlanta, to come back and
win in overtime.
While Philadelphia was
running the RPO on Sunday
— the run-pass option — the
Mark Humphrey Associated Press
CHRIS HOGAN catches a 26-yard touchdown in front
of Philadelphia’s Rodney McLeod to keep things close.
Gronkowski had four catches for 68 yards and a touchdown on
the first drive of the second half. Gronkowski spun and sat in
front of the Eagles’ Ronald Darby, then used his 7-inch height
advantage against the smaller cornerback. ... A missed tackle by
Patriots corner Johnson Bademosi on third down resulted in an
Eagles first down and ultimately led to a touchdown by Corey
Clement, who caught a 22-yard pass in triple coverage for the
score, which was reviewed and the call on the field stood. ...
Chung left the game early in the quarter after helping on a tackle
of Jay Ajayi before Clement’s touchdown. He returned just before the end of the quarter. ... After a defensive holding penalty
against linebacker Mychal Kendricks gave the Patriots a first
down, Tom Brady caught the Philadelphia defense sitting back
in coverage with back-to-back deep throws underneath to
Danny Amendola for 18 yards and Hogan for a 26-yard touchdown. ... Agholor was targeted with Foles’ first throw of both
Eagles drives. ... Jeffery was held without a catch in the quarter.
Patriots were running the
DVR, a not-so-instant replay of that monumental
comeback. But Foles didn’t
panic. With his team trailing
33-32 and 9:22 left, he
mounted a 14-play, 75-yard
drive that ended with an
11-yard touchdown pass to
Zach Ertz.
“I wasn’t worried about
the scoreboard, I wasn’t
worried about the time, I
was just playing ball,” Foles
said. “I think sometimes you
worry about that so much it
starts creeping into your
brain. I was just playing.
Whatever play Doug [Pederson] called, I was just going
to go out there and rip it.”
He ripped it, and it was
RIP to New England. Foles
was named the game’s most
valuable player, the night
after Brady won that for the
The Eagles showed
astounding resiliency this
season, having lost ninetime Pro Bowl left tackle
Jason Peters, playmaking
middle linebacker Jordan
Hicks, and most importantly, quarterback Carson
Wentz, who was the leading
MVP candidate at the time.
When Wentz suffered his
season-ending knee injury
in a Week 14 game at the
Rams, and Foles replaced
him, the Eagles’ chances
looked as stone cold as the
temperature outside the
Super Bowl stadium.
“A lot of people counted
him out and didn’t think he
could get it done,” Pederson
said. “I believed in him, the
players believed in him. We
just needed time, we needed
time together to work out
some things. This whole
postseason Nick has shown
exactly who he is, and what
he’s capable of doing.”
Teammate Jay Ajayi
“Everyone doubts him
and everyone talks about
him,” the running back said.
“And he just continued to
step up to the plate and hit
home runs.
“A special player, composed, confident, veteran
leader, and he helped us win
the game. MVP.”
Foles is deeper than a
Hail Mary. He’s a family
man, a devout Christian
who grew up intending to be
a pastor, and now a Philadelphia icon for the rest of
“Being on the podium
with my wife, Tori, my
daughter, Lily, that’s what
life’s about right there,” he
said. “We’re Super Bowl
champs, but time does stop
when you get to look in your
daughter’s eyes and you get
to celebrate this moment. I
look in my wife’s eyes and
get to celebrate with her.”
His voice wavered
slightly, and he gripped the
sides of the lectern tighter.
“They’ve been there. …
To be in this moment, to
celebrate this moment,
that’s what it’s about. Just
Cry, Eagle, cry.
You’ve earned it.
Twitter: @LATimesfarmer
Combined yards by
conversions by the
the teams, the most in
Eagles, who con-
an NFL game, regu-
verted four of eight in
lar season or playoffs.
the first half.
The previous record
Philadelphia also
was 1,133, set by the
converted two
L.A. Rams and the
New York Yanks in
attempts, including
1950. Brady also es-
one for a touchdown
tablished the record
catch by quarterback
Streeter Lecka Getty Images
TOM BRADY has the ball stripped by Brandon Graham
for passing yards in a
Nick Foles. The Pa-
late in the fourth quarter. It was the Eagles’ only sack.
Super Bowl with 505,
triots finished with
surpassing his record
five conversions on 10
attempts and were
one of two on fourth
Plays Yds Time Result
New England
75 2:45
85 4:57
New England
75 3:55
Drive continues in 4th Q
The Patriots handed off to Rex Burkhead three straight times
before Brady threw to Amendola three times in a row. Then he
connected with Gronkowski, who appeared to get away with a
slight push on Darby, for a four-yard touchdown and the Patriots’ first lead with 9:22 left in the quarter. They trailed by as
many as 12 in the first half. ... Foles sidearmed a throw to Zach
Ertz for a seven-yard gain on third and six. Ertz came up with
another first-down catch on fourth and one. ... The Eagles called
a timeout with 4 minutes 37 seconds left before deciding to run
the clock. ... With Jeffery locked down, Agholor became the
Eagles’ primary receiver, catching passes for 10 and 18 yards before he was left uncovered on a corner blitz for another 10-yard
gain. Ertz capped the drive as he stretched to score an 11-yard
touchdown with 2:21 left on the clock. ... The Eagles’ first sack of
Brady, by Brandon Graham, resulted in a fumble recovered by
Philadelphia, and eventually a 46-yard field goal by Elliott.
— Matt Wilhalme
of 466 established in
last year’s
Super Bowl.
Plays Yds Time Result
51 4:14
New England
75 4:47
75 7:01
New England
4 1:04
New England
40 1:05 End of
:12 Fumble
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M / S P O RT S
Mark Humphrey Associated Press
COACH BILL BELICHICK of the New England Patriots walks off the U.S. Bank Stadium field in Minneapolis after losing in the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia
Eagles, his third defeat in the NFL championship game in eight appearances at the helm of the team. His five Super Bowl victories are the most by a coach.
Matt Slocum Associated Press
NEW ENGLAND’S Stephon Gilmore breaks up a
pass intended for Philadelphia’s Alshon Jeffery.
Kevin C. Cox Getty Images
Timothy A. Clary AFP/Getty Images
EAGLES TIGHT END Zach Ertz makes an 11-yard
ROB GRONKOWSKI of the Patriots can’t pull in a pass from Tom Brady in the end zone on the final play of
reception for the go-ahead score in fourth quarter.
the game while surrounded by Eagles defenders, including safety Corey Graham (24).
M O N D A Y , F E B R U A R Y 5 , 2 0 1 8 :: L A T I M E S . C O M / C A L E N D A R
DGA award
‘Shape’ of
Oscars too?
Guillermo del Toro is
honored for ‘Water.’
Jordan Peele nets firsttime director prize.
By Josh Rottenberg
Guillermo del Toro won
the Directors Guild of
America’s top honor Saturday night at the DGA
Awards for his fantastical fable “The Shape of Water,”
the latest in a string of prizes
that have made his film one
of the clear front-runners
heading into next month’s
Academy Awards.
“This was a movie that
was full of many reasons why
it shouldn’t work — and
those are the reasons why it
works,” Del Toro said of the
picture, a dreamlike, 1960sset love story between a
mute janitor and a fish-man.
“And for you to tell me today
to keep doing these insane
fables that I’ve believed in
for 25 years means the world
to me.”
The Mexican director of
such films as “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Hellboy” had never previously been nominated for a DGA Award. He
took the prize over a strong
field that included Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”),
Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”),
Jordan Peele (“Get Out”)
and Martin McDonagh
(“Three Billboards Outside
Ebbing, Missouri”).
Del Toro’s win — which
comes on the heels of victories for “The Shape of Water”
at the Golden Globes and
the Producers Guild Awards
— may bode well for his
chances to take the directing
prize at the Academy
Awards, where the film leads
the pack with 13 nominations. Thirteen of the past 14
DGA Award winners have
gone on to earn Oscars for
directing, including last
year’s winner, “La La Land”
director Damien Chazelle.
Peele picked up the prize
for first-time director, drawing a standing ovation from
the crowd in recognition of
his work on the provocative,
button-pushing horror film
“Get Out,” one of the year’s
most critically acclaimed
pictures and biggest box office smashes.
“This has been the best
year of my life, hands down,”
Peele said. “At the same
time, I’ve had to balance
[See Directors, E3]
Timothy A. Clary AFP / Getty Images
PERFORMER Justin Timberlake struts about the U.S. Bank Stadium stage Sunday in Minneapolis.
Give ’em the old
song and dance
Justin Timberlake delivers a competent if joyless show
BY MIKAEL WOOD pop music critic >>> “Haters gonna say it’s fake,” Justin Timberlake sang
with an audible sneer to open his halftime show at Sunday’s Super Bowl LII, and it was easy to wonder who precisely he was complaining about.
Always eager to point to the imagined chip on his shoulder, Timberlake was singing the words to
“Filthy,” the first song on his iffy new album, “Man of the Woods,” which came out Friday in strategic coordination with his appearance on music’s most-watched stage.
But the lyric also seemed to apply to a quick-fire controversy that ignited over the weekend on social media after TMZ reported that Timberlake — already a problematic figure in Super Bowl history thanks to his role in the 2004 “wardrobe malfunction” that famously exposed Janet Jackson’s
breast — planned to perform alongside a hologram of Prince. (This year’s game, broadcast live on
NBC, was played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis.)
Almost immediately, Prince fans took to the Internet to proclaim that this was a terrible idea, not
least because the late legend was on record referring to holograms as “demonic.”
A privileged white pop star summoning a ghoulish simulacrum of an unwilling black genius?
You don’t have to be a hater to see the problem here.
Whatever Timberlake’s original intent was, no hologram appeared in Sunday’s halftime show —
though the singer did attempt a beyond-the-grave duet of “I Would Die 4 U” with Prince, whose projected image flickered slightly more tastefully across an enormous piece of [See Halftime, E5]
Kent Nishimura Los Angeles Times
SHIRLEY MANSON, frontwoman for Garbage, at
the fest Saturday at the Bootleg Theater in L.A..
A united spirit,
jab at Grammys
The third gathering
in support of female
musicians is loud and
proud, and so timely.
By August Brown
Anyone who thought
that the controversy over
female representation at
the Grammy Awards would
die down in a few days
should have been at the
Girlschool L.A. festival over
It’s Super Bowl
over box office
Hollywood mostly
gives way to the game
over slow weekend. E3
the weekend.
There at the Bootleg
Theater, avant-pop singer
Fiona Apple walked onstage as an unannounced
guest of Garbage frontwoman Shir-ley Manson
and the all-female band
and choir she’d assembled
for the night. Apple wore a
handwritten T-shirt with a
simple, devastating pun directed at the head of the
Recording Academy.
“Kneel, Portnow.”
As responses to Neil
[See Girlschool, E4]
Comics ................... E6-7
Crossword ................ E6
Horoscope ................. E6
KenKen ...................... E6
TV grid ....................... E8
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M / CA L E N DA R
To bark, perchance to bleat ...
In ‘Doggie Hamlet,’
canines, sheep and
humans create a 3-D
‘pastoral poem.’
To bah or not to bah —
that is not the question of
“Doggie Hamlet,” a site-specific performance work by
choreographer and director
Ann Carlson that involves a
flock of sheep, three herding
dogs, six human performers,
a few scattered pelts, plenty
of green grass and little (if
any) Shakespeare.
On Saturday at 4 p.m., an
arty audience, abandoning
its traditional black garb for
sportier looks in more durable fabrics, gathered at Will
Rogers State Historic Park
to sit on bales of hay for the
first of two weekend performances of a stylized 70minute animal act that defies categorization.
The theatrical composition, presented by the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, is characterized by Carlson as “a dance,
a living landscape painting,
and a 3-D pastoral poem.”
Such a description, while
still somewhat fuzzy, at least
puts you in the ballpark for
an event that takes place on
a polo field but whose real
setting is the bridge between
inner and outer landscapes.
Carlson is an interdisciplinary artist whose work
explores the boundaries between forms. Worlds that
might seem far apart are
brought into conversation,
as they were in “The Symphonic Body,” in which
members of the UCLA community were orchestrated in
a symphony of their workday gestures.
The division between art
and nature is of special interest to Carlson, whose pieces
often bring human beings
into choreographic intimacy
with other sentient creatures. Hierarchies are challenged in works that make
wouldn’t on the surface
seem to have all that much in
“Doggie Hamlet” was inspired by “The Story of
Edgar Sawtelle,” a novel by
David Wroblewski that
draws on “Hamlet” and
Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.” In a program
note, Carlson shares that
the novel’s 1950s Midwestern
setting resonated with her
own life. But rather than retell the story in a different
form, she responds here to
thematic elements rallying
around “dogs and death,
muteness and devotion.”
Narrative threatened to
emerge at points in the production but never really took
hold. When language was
used, it wasn’t always easy to
discern what was being said.
Speech ultimately seemed
Photographs by
Brian van der Brug Los Angeles Times
RYAN TACATA communes with a border collie in a performance of “Doggie Hamlet” at Will Rogers State Historic Park on Saturday.
DIANE FRANK meets the ground as the audience and a herd of sheep look on
during the performance on the state historic park’s polo field in Pacific Palisades.
no more consequential than
bleating or barking.
At the start of “Doggie
Hamlet,” a woman bisected
the field. The pace was deliberate, almost stately. The
simple act of walking across
this living canvas was arresting. A pattern was momentarily
barely stirred, but something in the air lingered.
After other human figures made their entrances,
the sheep, under the control
of a sportily attired shepherd (Diane Cox), were
lured in. The dogs, by far the
most committed cast members, were brought to a far
corner and tied near a tub of
water that was used for both
bathing and drinking. One
dog was released at a time to
maneuver the flock in the direction determined by the
Before going any further,
I should confess that I had
never heard of competitive
sheepherding before seeing
“Doggie Hamlet.” The novelty therefore held much fascination for me. The sight of
these woolly darlings trying
to gobble as much grass as
possible while moving instinctively away from whichever control freak canine
happened to be badgering
them was curiously enthralling.
Cox blew her whistle and
issued commands in a voice
that was low but authoritative. When she said, “Lie
down!” the dog did so without delay. The animal movements
though not tediously so. After several turns around the
perimeter of the field, variations were introduced, but
the basic meditative rhythm
was preserved.
The human performers
fell in out and of focus. “Never work with animals or
children,” advised W.C.
Fields, who knew they were
natural scene-stealers. I
found it difficult to look away
from the leashed dogs,
which were following the action in the field with eyes
that were glistening with
melodrama. They couldn’t
wait to rejoin the action, but
I was riveted by their avidity
on the sidelines.
The human choreography, a mixed bag, was
most eloquent when stillness alternated with a
ghostly minimalism. One
segment had individual
members of what seemed
like a strolling family drop to
the ground before being retrieved back into life by the
There was no need to
contrive a story. The cycle
was meaning enough. Ritual
unfolded in nature, which
enveloped the experience. A
growing consciousness of
our place in the wider world
was unavoidable against the
verdant backdrop. The blue
sky, the blowing trees in the
distance, the changing position of the sun were integral
parts of the fluctuating design scheme.
The more “Doggie Hamlet” strove to be theatrical in
its final movements, the less
powerful it became. The
business in which the performers wrapped themselves in pelts and growled
at each other and the animals as emblems of death
left me blinking as indifferently as the sheep.
I wasn’t sure if the older
man’s aggressive antics were
supposed to annoy me as
much as they did. Others in
the audience were laughing,
but I wondered why human
beings feel compelled to
make such a noisy fuss. Does
knowledge of mortality have
to create so much discordancy?
Mostly, I envied the
sheeps’ unfailing solidarity
and the dogs’ total dedication to every moment. Although corralled into a human spectacle, they managed to transcend it by staying true to themselves.
The human cast, cursed
with complexity, didn’t always seem to know how to
behave. But profundity was
achieved through the total
picture. One moment that
startled me into new awareness was when a couple of
the actors, sweating from
their labors, splashed their
faces with the water the dogs
had been bathing in and
It was then that the title
of “Doggie Hamlet” took on
new resonance. In a throwaway gesture, mankind’s
complicated consciousness
was revealed to be inseparable from its animal condition. “Human nature” suddenly seemed like a marriage of redundant words.
At the curtain call, the biped company patted the
earth in obeisance. More
majestically, the quadrupeds, inescapably connected to what sustains
them, embodied their gratitude.
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M / CA L E N DA R
Directors honor Del Toro, Peele
[Directors, from E1]
that with the knowledge
that this is not a good year
for this country. This is not a
good year for many of us.
“For everyone in this
room, what we do is important, what we do is powerful.
Keep doing the only thing we
know how to. Keep using
your voice. It’s the most powerful weapon we have
against evil.”
Not surprisingly, given
the politically charged tenor
of this awards season, issues
of inclusion and discrimination surfaced in speeches
throughout the evening.
In wake of this season’s
all-male slate of Golden
Globes directing nominees,
DGA members cheered the
diversity of the guild’s nominees. Still, many pointed out
how much work remains to
be done in the industry as a
whole. “Today, we are witnessing a historic cultural
shift in our industry and
hopefully our society as
well,” DGA President Thomas Schlamme told the crowd.
“Our guild has been outspoken about our commitment
in the drive to more respectful and inclusive workplaces,
which includes a world
where our members and
others can show up for work
without any fear of sexual
In an opening monologue
that sharply skewered those
sexual misconduct scandals
that have roiled Hollywood
in recent months, host Judd
Apatow highlighted the intractable gender disparities
behind the camera.
“Did you know that only
5% of movies were directed
by women in the last 10
years?” Apatow said. “Isn’t
that the worst, most embarrassing statistic? And what
happens when women direct
movies? You get ‘Lady Bird.’
You get ‘Mudbound.’ You get
‘Wonder Woman.’ When you
give a guy a movie, you get
‘The Emoji Movie.’ ”
Amy Schumer, one of the
evening’s presenters and a
nominee in the variety, talk,
news and sports category,
emphatically echoed that
sentiment. “We need to promote women to the very top
positions of power — and we
need to do it yesterday,” she
said flatly.
On the television side, female directors made a
strong showing, winning the
top prizes in both the comedy and drama categories.
Beth McCarthy-Miller won
the comedy directing prize
for the HBO series “Veep,”
while Reed Morano won for
the Hulu drama “The Handmaid’s Tale,” thanking the
series’ producers and Hulu
for being “the rare people
who were seeking the opportunity to work with women
Fox Searchlight Pictures
“THE SHAPE OF WATER” is a dreamlike, 1960s-set love story between a mute janitor (Sally Hawkins) and a fish-man (Doug Jones).
Universal Pictures
Robyn Beck AFP / Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images
“GET OUT,” with Daniel Kaluuya, is a button-pushing horror movie written
PEELE accepts his first-
with award for “Water.”
and directed by Jordan Peele that has entranced film critics and audiences alike.
time directing award.
instead of fearing it.” New
Zealand filmmaker Niki
Caro also picked up a prize
in the children’s program
category for Netflix’s “Anne
With an E.”
Jean-Marc Vallée won in
the TV movie and miniseries
category for the HBO series
“Big Little Lies,” which has
picked up a number of prizes
this awards season, includ-
ing four Golden Globes.
Additional winners included Matthew Heineman
in the documentary category for Amazon’s “City of
Ghosts,” Brian Smith in the
reality TV category for “MasterChef ” episode “Vegas
Deluxe & Oyster Shucks,”
Don Roy King in the variety
series category for a “Saturday Night Live” install-
ment hosted by Jimmy Fallon, and Epoch Films’ Martin de Thurah in the commercials category.
In one of the night’s more
Glenn Weiss earned an
award for directing last
year’s Oscars ceremony and
recounted the behind-thescenes, split-second deliberations over how to handle
the now-infamous best-picture snafu that played out
live in front of a stunned audience of millions.
“If your stage manager
has to go out [onstage] because things are so wrong,
your instincts are to go out
and go wide and cover up,”
Weiss said. “I looked at it 180
degrees. I thought, ‘I don’t
want the headline the next
day to say that something
bad happened and they
tried to cover it up.’ So in my
mind, we needed to be transparent and we needed to
show what was going on out
there, and I was obsessive
about getting a shot of that
[best picture] card.”
Super Bowl the victor on this playing field
Estimated sales in the U.S. and Canada:
‘Jumanji’ reclaims top
spot as Hollywood
mostly gives way to
Sunday’s big game.
Days in
1 Jumaji: Welcome
By Sonaiya Kelley
Super Bowl weekend is
usually a slow period at the
box office, and this year was
no exception.
stepped aside for Sunday’s
matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New
England Patriots, debuting
only one title in wide release.
Meanwhile, movies opening
around Christmas continued to dominate. All told, the
estimated $92 million in total domestic box office made
it one of the lowest-grossing
Super Bowl weekends since
at least 2005, outpacing only
2014, 2013 and 2011.
Sony’s surprise smash
“Jumanji: Welcome to the
Jungle” returned to the top
spot in its seventh weekend
in theaters, adding $11 million for a total of $352.6 million, according to figures
from measurement firm
ComScore. The film has
made $503.1 million internationally for a grand total of
$855.7 million.
gross is the lowest to claim
the top spot on a Super Bowl
weekend in the last 12 years.
(It comes in just below another Kevin Hart comedy,
2014’s “Ride Along,” which
topped the charts with
$12 million in its third weekend four years ago.)
In second place, 20th
change from
(millions) last weekend (millions)
Ben King CBS / Lionsgate
“WINCHESTER,” with Jason Clarke and Helen
Mirren, was the only weekend film to open wide.
Century Fox’s “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” added
$10.2 million in its second
weekend (a 58% decline), for
a cumulative $39.8 million in
The final installment in a
trilogy based on a series of
young adult novels had a
shot at holding the No. 1 position after premiering in
the top spot last week. The
weekend’s earnings fall at
the low end of the $10-million
to $12-million range analysts
Debuting in third place,
CBS Films’ “Winchester”
made $9.3 million, landing
on the high end of analysts’
The haunted-mansion
period horror movie, star-
ring Oscar winner Helen
Mirren as eccentric heiress
Sarah Winchester, was expected to debut to $8 million
to $9 million, according to
people who have reviewed
pre-release audience surveys.
The picture, loosely inspired by real people and
events, received mixed reviews among audiences and
critics, earning a B-minus
rating on CinemaScore and
a 9% “rotten” rating on review aggregation site Rotten
Coming in fourth, Fox’s
“The Greatest Showman”
(also in its seventh week)
added $7.8 million and once
again claimed the smallest
decline in the top 10 (down
to the Jungle
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------2 Maze Runner:
The Death Cure
(20th Century Fox)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------3 Winchester
(Lionsgate/CBS Films)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------4 The Greatest Showman $7.8
(20th Century Fox)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------5 Hostiles
(Entertainment Studios)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------6 The Post
(20th Century Fox)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------7 12 Strong
(Warner Bros.)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------8 Den of Thieves
(STX Entertainment)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------9 The Shape of Water
(Fox Searchlight)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------10 Paddington 2
(Warner Bros.)
Industry totals
3-day gross
(in millions)
Change from
(in billions)
Change in
from 2017
Sources: comScore
Los Angeles Times
just 18%) for a cumulative
$137.5 million.
Rounding out the top
five, Entertainment Studio
Motion Pictures’ western
“Hostiles” (now in its second
wide-release weekend and
seventh weekend overall)
added 118 locations and
$5.5 million in earnings, a
45% decline, for a cumulative $21.2 million.
Among Academy Award
contenders, Fox Searchlight’s “The Shape of Water”
— which is nominated for 13
Oscars and took the top
prize at Saturday’s Directors Guild of America
awards — added 487 theaters and $4.3 million in earnings.
Although it saw a 27% decline from the previous
weekend, the romantic fantasy boosted its cumulative
earnings to $44.6 million.
Fox Searchlight also added 269 theaters to seventime Oscar nominee and
SAG ensemble-award winner “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,”
which took in $3.1 million (a
modest 21% decline) for a cumulative $41.8 million.
Neon’s “I, Tonya,” (up for
three Oscars) added 490
theaters and $2.6 million to
its earnings, slipping just
16% from the previous weekend for a cumulative
$22.6 million.
In limited release, Sony
Pictures Classics’ “A Fantastic Woman” opened in
five theaters and earned
$70,978, for a respectable
per-screen average of $14,196.
The picture, which premiered at last year’s Berlin
film festival and scored a
prize for its screenplay, is
nominated in the foreign
language movie category at
this year’s Oscars.
This weekend, Universal
drops the trilogy-ending
“Fifty Shades Freed,” Warner Bros. opens Clint Eastwood’s fact-based drama
“The 15:17 to Paris,” and
Sony/Columbia premieres
the family-friendly “Peter
Twitter: @sonaiyak
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M / CA L E N DA R
THE LOGO for the Los Angeles Police Department’s
SWAT squad, circa the mid- to late 1970s.
Images from Center for the Study of Political Graphics
“TO PROTECT and Serve?” is hosted by Center for the Study of Political Graphics at a former police station.
“OFFICIAL Olympics Police State” in fireworks
graphics, a silkscreen production from 1984.
Police protest posters spell it out
A half-century of
brutality allegations
made into art are
collected in exhibit.
By Sonaiya Kelley
Trayvon Martin. Michael
Brown. Sandra Bland. Eric
Garner. Freddie Gray.
In recent years, alleged
police brutality has been at
the heart of several highprofile cases both in the
news and on social media.
The Black Lives Matter and
Hands Up United movements began in direct response to it. It made an unlikely icon out of Colin
Kaepernick and inspired
other athletes to take a knee
during the national anthem.
It led to protests across
the country and sparked a
national conversation. Now,
the subject is being explored
in the Center for the Study of
Political Graphics‘ exhibition “To Protect & Serve?
Five Decades of Posters Protesting Police Violence.”
Held (fittingly) in a former police station, the exhibition
through Feb. 28 at Venice’s
Durón Gallery) features 75
international and domestic
protest posters. In May, it
will move to Mercado la Paloma in downtown Los Angeles.
“A lot of these posters go
back to the ’60s and ’70s,”
said curator Carol Wells.
(However, the oldest one on
display is a reproduction of
an abolitionist poster dating
back to 1851.)
The posters are organized into nine chapters: “Policing as Political Repression,” “Gender Profiling &
Sexual Violence,” “Civil
“Racial Profiling & the
School to Prison Pipeline,”
“Militarization of Law Enforcement,” “International,”
“Murdered by the State” and
“Organizing Resistance.”
There’s also a wall where
visitors are invited to share
their comments and personal stories. (“Such an important exhibition!” read one
note. “Police need to be held
“Any one of these subjects could have an entire exhibit about it, so we really
had to be selective,” said
Wells during a walkthrough
shortly after the Venice
She stops in front of one
of the posters, titled
“Wanted for Murder,” part of
the Police Corruption chapter.
“This one is fascinating
because this talks about
how there was an intentional
recruitment of white supremacists and Klan members into the LAPD and
other law enforcement agencies,” Wells said. “[Chief
William] Parker literally recruited people from the
South. So it is systemic. A lot
of people say, ‘It’s just a few
bad cops, they get all the attention,’ and one of the
things we’re trying to show
with this exhibition is that’s
too dismissive of the nature
of the problem.”
Funded by the Mike Kelley Foundation of the Arts,
the exhibition almost didn’t
happen because of the controversial subject matter.
“Nobody would fund it,
and nobody would host it because everybody was afraid,” Wells said. “And then
the Mike Kelley Foundation
asked me to pick a subject
that nobody else would fund.
Because that was the kind of
thing he did. He was always
pushing limits.”
Wells highlighted a few of
the CSPG posters in her own
words, beginning with “Caution!!” in the “Policing as Political Repression” section,
along with background information from the gallery
Law enforcement in the
United States emerged from
colonial systems of enforcing slavery. A watch-system
of citizen volunteers (predominantly
which regulated the movements of enslaved and free
against slave rebellions and
exercised physical brutality
to enforce the slave codes.
Slave patrols were the first
publicly funded police agencies in the U.S. after the Revolution. They remained in
place during the Civil War
and continued after the 13th
Amendment outlawed slavery.
One of the oldest posters
in the exhibit, “Caution!!” is
a reproduction of an 1851
poster put out by the abolitionist movement in Boston
warning black people —
both runaway slaves and
freed men — that police
would kidnap them and take
them down South into slavery.
“This set the stage for
how policing as we know it
was really set into play after
the abolition of slavery, after
the Civil War, as a way of continuing slavery but under
now-legal means,” said
Wells. “It was really important [to us] to give a historical perspective [to show
that] policing as we know it
has a long history of repression.”
Squad Logo’
“Daryl Gates started the
first SWAT Squad, and it
was specifically to target the
Black Panther Party,” said
Wells. “Someone told me
years ago that they had an
insignia that referenced the
first two major events or at-
‘To Protect
& Serve’
What: “Five Decades of
Posters Protesting Police
Where: Durón Gallery at
SPARC, 685 Venice Blvd.
When: Through Feb. 28
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesdays through
Price: Free
tacks. One was against the
Black Panther Party and
one was against the SLA
where they burned that
house down. In doing research for this exhibition, we
had a community curatorial
committee, activists and attorneys who’d been working
on police abuse for many
years. One of the members
went online and she found
the badge. That they’re
bragging about these two
events is kind of mind-boggling.”
The research team found
that the numbers 41 and 54
on the SWAT Squad logo reference addresses in South
Central Los Angeles where
two major SWAT squad actions took place: 41st and
Central was the address of
the Black Panther Party offices, attacked by the SWAT
squad in its 1969 debut. Re-
searchers also found that on
May 17, 1974, the SWAT
squad and FBI attacked a
house on East 54th Street
where members of the Symbionese Liberation Army —
responsible for kidnapping
newspaper heiress Patty
Hearst — were hiding.
‘L.A. ’84 ... Official
Olympics Police State’
This poster directs attention to the intensified militarization of the LAPD and the
branches of law enforcement, both local and federal,
that took place before the
1984 Olympics. This was allegedly in response to later
discredited reports that Los
Angeles faced a threat of terrorist action during the
But the primary reason
was to suppress potential
domestic unrest during the
“This one is very timely
because we’re talking about
the L.A. Olympics coming
up,” said Wells, referring to
the 2028 Games here. “But
that was one of the major opportunities to militarize the
police and to target the
black and brown communities.
“And the next Olympics
promises to militarize even
Twitter: @sonaiyak
Girlschool gathering powerfully unites the tribe
[Girlschool, from E1]
“step up” comments go, it
may be unbeatable. But it
also perfectly embodied the
spirit at Girlschool this year,
whose mission to support
women in L.A. music seems
more urgent than ever.
Gender politics and
#MeToo actually didn’t explicitly come up often at
Girlschool (now in its third
installment and by far its
biggest). For much of the audience, the show was a reprieve from the onslaught of
bad news around sexual assault, marginalization and
the undermine-y male obliviousness of comments
such as Portnow’s (the Recording Academy chief has
since stated those words
were “not reflective” of his
But of course all that was
the subtext for everything
the festival was trying to
overcome through practical,
do-it-yourself means. All you
had to do was listen in as Ap-
Kent Nishimura Los Angeles Times
AMBER COFFMAN performs at the Girlschool
festival on Saturday at the Bootleg Theater.
ple and Manson swapped
verses on Lesley Gore’s 1964
hit “You Don’t Own Me” to
hear the mission statement.
The festival was a little
glimpse into an alternate
universe where dudes — still
welcome to attend, of course
— took a backseat in every
aspect of the music business, from the talent to the
booking to the stage design
to the marketing.
And it was indeed a
friendlier, more diverse and
frankly more fun vision of
what concert-going should
be like. Parents brought
kids, women brought girlfriends and bands hung out
with fans. In turn, Girlschool
felt like a vision for the way
The weekend launched
Friday evening with a keynote from Sleater-Kinney
founder and “Portlandia”
actor-writer Carrie Brownstein, in conversation here
with L.A.-based poet Morgan Parker.
There was a lot to get
into, but the two kept their
talk relatively optimistic
and art-focused — and in
2018, consider this a welcome
break from the daily shriek
of American political life.
They also admitted that
movements such as #MeToo
and #TimesUp can take an
awful lot out of the people
fighting for them as well.
“Real participation is
said, of the current waves of
activism in the face of so
many challenges. “To not
still be figuring something
out is a red flag.”
“People ask me how it
feels to be making people uncomfortable,” Parker added.
“Well, I feel uncomfortable.”
The music, in kind, was
intentionally diffuse.
It ranged from the playfully antagonistic spitfire
hip-hop of Desi Mo the Dogg
(the act played its single
“Bitch Boy” twice, to better
underline the point), to the
demented costumed rapcamp of Boyfriend. Girlschool also welcomed the
sweet-tempered soul of
Akua as well as the abstract
techno of Drum and Lace,
which was accompanied by
two dancers locked in jittery,
sexy embraces onstage.
(The rest of the weekend had
sets from Amber Coffman,
Jay Som, Lauren Ruth Ward
and many other notable artists).
But the takeaway from
the weekend was probably
found at Kristin Kontrol’s
Friday evening set, in which
Kristin Welchez was joined
by a gang of preteens (and a
few adults) as her backing
band. Then out came Best
Coast’s Bethany Cosentino
and Bobb Bruno to tackle
“When I’m With You” (lyrical
references to spending the
night together age-appropriately changed to “I hate
playing alone”), and Yeah
Yeah Yeahs’ Karen O to do a
version of her band’s rowdy
single “Date With the Night.”
It’s probably best if those
kids didn’t know what was
going on in the New York
nightclubs where Karen first
played that song, but no
doubt the show possessed
some of the same unhinged
fun. Everyone on that stage
probably went home and
started a band that night,
which gives us hope that the
music biz, including the
Grammys, will eventually be
in better shape than it is today.
“You’ll want your girls to
have the same crack at the
world as your sons,” Manson
said the following night. For
three days at Girlschool, everyone got to have it.
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M / CA L E N DA R
Matt Slocum Associated Press
AWASH IN PURPLE lights, Justin Timberlake does his Prince tribute but wisely left out the hologram.
Timberlake honors Prince
[Halftime, from E1]
billowing fabric.
Yet that merciful bit of
good judgment hardly redeemed Timberlake’s lackluster performance, which
only confirmed what “Man of
the Woods” had established
earlier: that today this guy
has nothing to say and just
won’t stop saying it.
OK, sure, the tightly
choreographed production
was impressive from a logistics standpoint.
The show began in what
looked like an intimate
nightclub, with Timberlake
onstage before a small
crowd. Then he moved up a
set of stairs and — voila! —
he was suddenly inside the
stadium, surrounded by
tens of thousands of people,
moving down an illuminated
bridge (as he sang “Rock
Your Body”) toward a series
of small platforms on the
football field.
The inventive setup, and
specifically the way it expanded the space usually
available to halftime performers, echoed the clever
design of Timberlake’s last
big tour, behind 2013’s “The
20/20 Experience.”
Later on Sunday, after
flashy renditions of “SexyBack” (which he mashed up
“Señorita”), “My Love” (rearranged as a dreary industrial-funk dirge) and “Cry
Me A River,” Timberlake
jumped down from the glittering main stage to the field
itself, where a drum corps in
formalwear backed him for
“Suit & Tie.”
For that number the
singer played footsy with a
trick microphone that kept
threatening to fall over but
never did — kind of cool in a
cruise-ship sort of way.
From there he moved to a
white grand piano for the
Prince tribute, then back to
the main stage for the grand
Hannah Foslien Getty Images
TIMBERLAKE and his dancers entertain at halftime of Super Bowl LII.
finale of “Mirrors” — picture
dozens of dancers holding
you know what — and “Can’t
Stop the Feeling!,” which
Timberlake’s trusty live
band had the wisdom to reharmonize with dreamy new
chords that made you 3%
less sick of a song you’ve
heard 9 million times.
The singer ended by
vaulting another set of stairs
to find himself in the middle
of the Super Bowl crowd,
next to a kid who seemed to
want a selfie.
Or maybe Timberlake
just wanted him to want a
selfie? It was hard to tell.
Either way, a selfie was
taken, which Timberlake
celebrated by saying — and
this is a true thing that happened — “Super Bowl selfies!”
Then the show was over.
Anyone who admires the
skill required to get moving
parts to move together could
see something in this presentation to commend. But
this was music, not civil engineering.
And there was simply
nothing to enjoy about Timberlake’s show beyond its
careful planning. The performance lacked soul, meaning, humor; it had no message, nor was it taking any
stand — soft, hard or otherwise.
The singing wasn’t even
that memorable, and this
was after Pink’s shaky (if valiant) stab at the national anthem, which she did while
she said she was suffering
from the flu.
Before you get going, allow me to stop you: I don’t
need every Super Bowl halftime gig to explode like the
one in 2016 did, when Beyoncé showed up with a small
army of dancers in Black
Panther-style berets to do
“Formation,” the radical
black-pride anthem she’d released one day before.
Yet Timberlake wasn’t
forsaking politics to provide
joy, as Bruno Mars did a few
years ago. Or as Coldplay did
in 2016. (If you forgot, which
you probably did, it was
technically Coldplay’s Super
Bowl show that Beyoncé
Or, indeed, as Janet Jackson might have if Timberlake had invited that alwaysvibrant performer back this
year as a means of rectifying
the damage her career took
after the 2004 incident —
even as Timberlake went on
to ever greater success.
No, joy was in short supply Sunday.
This was a show about
the dull reality of entrenched
power: predictable, witless,
a waste of the attention with
which we all rewarded it.
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M / CA L E N DA R
By Frank Stewart
In November, players
flocked to San Diego for the
10-day ACBL Fall Championships. In today’s deal from
the Board-a-Match Teams,
Italian champion Norberto
Bocchi won a board with a
good deceptive play.
Board-a-Match is a demanding format; overtricks
can matter. South played at
3NT, and Bocchi, West, led a
spade, won by dummy’s
queen. Declarer led a club to
his ace and returned a diamond ... and Bocchi played
the queen.
South had a guess. If the
queen was a singleton, he
needed to duck in dummy to
preserve communication. If
South took the ace, king and
jack and lost a diamond to
East’s ten, he might never re-
ach dummy for the two good
diamonds. South must have
been suspicious, but he
judged to trust Bocchi’s
card: South played low from
dummy. He wound up with
10 tricks, plus 630, but in the
replay, South took 11 tricks
at 3NT against a less testing
defense, and Bocchi’s team
won the board.
Question: You hold: ♠ A 8
6 2 ♥ A 7 2 ♦ 4 3 ♣ A K 8 5. The
dealer, at your right, opens
one heart. You double, your
partner bids one spade and
the opening bidder rebids
two hearts. What do you
Answer: If the opening
bidder had passed at his second turn, you would pass.
Your partner might have little or nothing, and a voluntary raise to two spades
would show more strength.
But in a competitive posi-
tion, you can stretch a bit
when you have a sound double. Bid two spades.
North dealer
Both sides vulnerable
♠ K 10 5 4 3
♥ K 10 8
♦ 10 7
♣ 10 7
3 NT
All Pass
Opening lead — ♠ 4
2018, Tribune Media
His fantasy is her reality
Dear Amy: My boyfriend of
21⁄2 years told me that he
wants to have a “drunken
one-night-stand” in Las
Vegas. What should I do?
Upset Girlfriend
By Holiday Mathis
Aries (March 21-April 19):
It’s likely you will find the
connection you were looking
for, except not in the package you were expecting.
Taurus (April 20-May
20): Recent science has
proved that most people
have their highest mental
productivity during the second and third hours they’ve
been awake. You’ll make this
work for you.
Gemini (May 21-June 21):
Confidence is about how
comfortable you are. Creating comfort starts with
deeming the circumstance
(or yourself) acceptable.
Cancer (June 22-July 22):
You’ve assembled an eclectic and creative collection of
fascinations. Why not fall in
love with the way your mind
works? Others have.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Resist the urge to try too hard
or to do too much. Let someone else handle the practi-
calities. You’ll bring the color
and spice.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
Ask vaguely and you’ll learn
something unexpected —
something you might not
want to know but that has
great value nonetheless.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23):
Most people are poor predictors of what will make them
happy. They assume it will
be the usual things, but it’s
going to be something much
more specific.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21):
There are always those who
will get upset when the interface of their favorite social
network changes. Don’t let
them stop you from developing yourself.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22Dec. 21): When you’re not
sure whether the other person is on your side, there’s
probably a pretty good reason for that feeling. Trust it.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.
19): Where exactly are they
keeping the “happy” these
days? It’s not where you
used to find it, but it’s still
out there. Knock on new
doors. Ask different people.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb.
18): They have their little
flaws and weirdnesses, and
you notice — boy, do you notice. But you’re fine with it.
Really you are!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March
20): Your mastery of a skill
will bring opportunities you
have no idea about right
now. Just trust that you
want to master it, and then
put your head down and
practice until you’ve got it.
Today’s birthday (Feb.
5): When you go inside yourself, you find incredible satisfaction and peace. You’re
a magnet for favorable
circumstances, especially
when you travel. Capricorn
and Virgo adore you. Lucky
numbers: 3, 14, 9, 5, and 40.
Mathis writes for Creators
Syndicate. The horoscope
should be as entertainment.
Previous forecasts are at
Dear Upset: I’m assuming
from your question that your
boyfriend wants to have a
drunken one-night-stand in
Vegas with someone other
than you.
This is the plot that has
launched a thousand bromantic comedies and broken up as many relationships.
If this is a fantasy that
you can imagine acting upon
(and enjoying), then perhaps you two could give each
other permission to do this.
However, you both must
understand that this is consequential behavior. In fact,
when it comes to relationships, almost all behavior
has consequences.
You should tell your
boyfriend that he has free
will and that it is not your job
to stop him from doing what
he wants to do. But if he decides to do this, there will be
consequences to his choice
(including consequences to
the person he one-nightstands with). You could remind him that just as he
might choose to take a onenight break from your relationship, you can also
choose to take a break. If he
wants to hedge his bets, he
might choose to have his
one-night stand with you.
He can pretend to be the
weary traveling shoe salesman and you the bored heiress with a secret.
Dear Amy: I’m a 31-yearold woman, and my brother
is 37. We are both residing in
the same apartment. I have
no significant other or children. He is separated from
his. My problem is that he
does no chores where we live
— not even his own laundry. I
do everything.
He didn’t want to get
along with his ex, so I have to
pick up and drop off my
nephews when they come to
visit. I also do the “chores” at
his (former) home where his
ex-wife lives — I take out the
trash, blow leaves, shovel,
I know that losing his
house has made him even
more angry and bitter, so he
takes it out on me.
He also always stresses
about money and wants me
to get a second job.
The amount of resentment I feel toward him is immense, and I see an end to
our relationship on the horizon.
What do you think I
should do?
Dear Furious: The way
you present this narrative,
your brother is a dominating
bully. I can imagine why you
are so eager to get out from
under this shared roof. You
need to understand that
your constant presence and
willingness to take on every
domestic burden is not only
a reflection of your own suppression, but you have become part of the problem by
enabling your brother to
shirk his own responsibilities.
Without you to handle
everything regarding his exwife and children, for instance, he might have to find
a way to communicate with
them. Without you laundering his clothes and cooking
for him, he would have to figure out how to take care of
himself. You could quietly
stop doing some of these domestic chores for him. And
by all means, do not further
commit yourself to a financial entanglement with him.
If he runs out of clean
clothes, tell him, “If you want
to wash your clothes, I’ll
show you how. Otherwise,
you’re on your own.”
Send questions by email to
.com or by mail to Tribune
Content Agency, 16650
Westgrove Drive, Suite 175,
Addison, TX 75001.
L AT I M E S . C O M / CA L E N DA R
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
M O N DAY , F E B RUA RY 5 , 2 018
L AT I M E S . C O M / CA L E N DA R
The Bachelor Arie and the
remaining bachelorettes
see the sights in Paris in
this episode. 8 p.m. ABC
Better Late Than Never
Henry Winkler, William
Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and
Jeff Dye visit the Sahara
desert as the unscripted
series ends its second season. 9 p.m. NBC
Vanity Fair Confidential
The true-crime series returns for another season.
9 p.m. Investigation Discovery
Chain of Command A new
episode of the docu-series
focuses on the ongoing
war in Afghanistan. 9 p.m.
Man v. Food Host Casey
Webb samples the fare in
Music City USA, a.k.a.
Nashville. 9 p.m. Travel
9JKL The sitcom based on
star Mark Feuerstein’s life
ends its freshman season.
9:30 p.m. CBS
The Good Doctor Shaun
learns that a young cancer
patient, who is biologically male, identifies as
female on a new episode of
the medical drama.
10 p.m. ABC
Independent Lens Winnie
Mandela, controversial
ex-wife of former South
African President Nelson
Mandela, is profiled in
filmmaker Pascale Lamche’s new documentary
“Winnie.” 10 p.m. KOCE
Greg Marinovich South Photos
profiled on the documentary series “Independent
Lens” on KOCE.
On the Bowery (1956) 10:15
a.m. TCM
Midnight Special (2016) 11:10
a.m. Cinemax
Robert Frost: A Lover’s
Quarrel With the World
(1963) 11:30 a.m. TCM
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
noon Showtime
Freedom on My Mind (1994)
12:45 p.m. TCM
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
12:45 p.m. TMC
Master and Commander:
The Far Side of the World
(2003) 12:55 p.m. HBO
Allied (2016) 1:25 p.m. Epix
Four Days in November
(1964) 2:45 p.m. TCM
The American (2010) 4:09
p.m. Starz
Drag Me to Hell (2009) 4:30
p.m. Cinemax
X-Men: First Class (2011)
5 p.m. FX
An Inconvenient Truth
(2006) 5 p.m. TCM
Silk Road: Drugs, Death
and the Dark Web This
new documentary revisits
the story of the black market website that quickly
became a safe haven for
international drug trafficking. 9 p.m. A&E
The Best of the U.S: The
2018 Winter Olympics
White and figure skater
Nathan Chen are among
the athletes profiled in
this special. 10 p.m. NBC
Breaking Their Silence: Inside the Gymnastics
Scandal Victims of recently convicted sex offender Larry Nassar share
their stories in this new
special. 10 p.m. Lifetime
CBS This Morning (N)
7 a.m. KCBS
Today Clint Eastwood; Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone;
Jamaican bobsled team.
(N) 7 a.m. KNBC
KTLA Morning News (N)
7 a.m. KTLA
Good Morning America Author Emily Chang; kid correspondent Manasa Yerriboyina. (N) 7 a.m. KABC
Good Day LA Nutritionist
and beauty expert Kimberly Snyder; psychotherapist Dr. Jenn Mann; Dr.
Drew Pinsky; Renée Elise
Goldsberry (“Hamilton”).
(N) 7 a.m. KTTV
Megyn Kelly Today (N)
9 a.m. KNBC
Live with Kelly and Ryan
Heather Graham; Arie
Luyendyk Jr. (“The Bachelor”); In Real Life performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC
The View 10 a.m. KABC
The Wendy Williams Show
(N) 11 a.m. KTTV
The Dr. Oz Show (N) 1 p.m.
The Doctors (N) 2 p.m.
Steve Forest Whitaker; Cat
Deeley. (N) 2 p.m. KNBC
Harry Rita Moreno; dating
and relationship coach
Bela Gandhi. (N) 2 p.m.
Rachael Ray Chef Sunny
Anderson;Jesse Palmer.
(N) 2 p.m. KCOP
Dr. Phil (N) 3 p.m. KCBS
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC
The Real (N) 3 p.m. KTTV
Amanpour on PBS (N)
11 p.m. KVCR, 11:30 p.m.
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (N) 11 p.m. Comedy Central
Conan Comic Bill Burr. (N)
11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. TBS
The Tonight Show Starring
Jimmy Fallon Saoirse Ronan; Timothée Chalamet
(“Call Me by Your Name”);
Camila Cabello performs.
11:34 p.m. KNBC
The Late Show With
Stephen Colbert Claire
Danes; Bernadette Peters; Lil Uzi Vert performs.
(N) 11:35 p.m. KCBS
Jimmy Kimmel Live 11:35
p.m. KABC
The Late Late Show With
James Corden Margot
Robbie; Domhnall Gleeson; Lo Moon performs.
(N) 12:37 a.m. KCBS
Late Night With Seth Meyers Billy Eichner; China
Nafessa Williams (“Black
performs. (N) 12:37 a.m.
Nightline (N) 12:37 a.m.
Last Call With Carson Daly
Chris Jericho; Makeness
performs; Antonia Thomas (“The Good Doctor”).
(N) 1:38 a.m. KNBC
Basketball The Clippers
host the Dallas Mavericks.
7:30 p.m. FS Prime
Журналы и газеты
Размер файла
52 280 Кб
Los Angeles Times, newspaper
Пожаловаться на содержимое документа