FROM Helene Elliott
L.A.’s Olympic Bid Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was in the Bay Area this morning, pitching the U.S. Olympic Committee on why our city should host the 2024 summer games. Los Angeles is up against Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. to become the American host candidate for 2024. If selected by the U.S.O.C., L.A. would then compete against international cities for the title. What are our chances? Also, we look back to the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles and what benefits they brought to the city.
Stanley Cup Preview Game one of the Stanley Cup finals takes place tonight here in Los Angeles. Tonight’s opener against the New York Rangers takes place here in L.A. at the Staples Center. We get a preview of the series.
From the Stanley Cup to Empty Ice? Since the Los Angeles Kings stunned the world of professional hockey last year by winning the Stanley Cup , fans have been waiting impatiently for the next season to open two weeks from Thursday. But owners have locked out the players over a labor dispute that shows no signs of being resolved in time. Helene Elliott covers hockey for the LA Times .
Los Angeles: the New Capital of North American Hockey "No one saw this coming. Not this way, certainly." Those are the first lines in Helene Elliott's account of the Los Angeles Kings ' triumphant seizure of the Stanley Cup last night at Staples Center. She writes about hockey for the LA Times . We speak with her and with Kings radio commentator and former Kings player, Daryl Evans. Segment image: Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings holds up the Stanley Cup. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
LA Kings Light the Ice on Fire Even with the great Wayne Gretsky, the Los Angeles Kings never won the Stanley Cup, symbolic of ice hockey supremacy. Since 1993, when they made the Stanley Cup finals, they've never been passed the second round. This year could be different, as we hear fro sports columnist Helene Elliott, who covers the Kings for the Los Angeles Times .
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?