Archive for April, 2013

Intrigue, Wealth, and Power at the Heart of Stephen Maitland-Lewis’ Ambition

Intrigue, Wealth, and Power at the Heart of Stephen Maitland-Lewis’ Ambition

By Lorenzo Marchessi The suits on Wall Street may not appreciate this interesting and evocative novel, but readers sure will. It’s a story of corruption as you’ve never seen it before, shining a light on the wheeling and dealing of greed and, yes, overzealous Ambition. “The core plot of Ambition deals with fraud, and it’s […]

The Hottest Station Wagon

The Hottest Station Wagon

Most times, a car that is special lets everyone know about itself. Lots of visual excitement to announce exclusivity, a high price tag, and often both of those things. But occasionally, a very special, very rare production car just sort of whispers its credentials. No over-the-top graphics, no indication at all that it’s only for […]

Allowing 11 hits in six innings was not the way Adam Wainwright wanted to start the season for the St. Louis Cardinals on April 1 in a 6-2 loss at Arizona

But the 6-foot-7-inch right-hander got back on track, winning his next three games. A big part of Wainwright’s success early this season has been his control. He had 28 strikeouts without allowing a single walk in his first four starts. Wainwright came back last season from reconstructive elbow surgery, going 14-13 with a 3.94 ERA. […]

Finally

Hoping to avoid a start similar to 2012 when they were 6-14 and failed to make the playoffs, the Angels were treading water to begin this season, and with the powerful Detroit Tigers coming to the Southland this past weekend, the prospects were not favorable that the club would emerge from its funk. But in […]

Blue Listless

It’s been a tough stretch for the Dodgers (8-10), who salvaged one game this past weekend versus Baltimore at Camden Yards, but lost a doubleheader, and were swept at home by San Diego. The Blue Crew’s 7-4 win on Sunday was aided by a four-run, fifth inning as Mark Ellis collected a two-run single, Adrian […]

04-24-13

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Moving with Your Pets Can Be a Challenge!

Moving with Your Pets Can Be a Challenge!

We sell houses, and in this market, we sell them fast! Often sellers tell me their pets ‘know’ something is going on when they are getting ready to move. They say things like, “Fluffy never chews up my shoes, but she did yesterday after the home inspection.” Or, “My cats haven’t stopped crying for days.” […]

Today in Boston….

By Cristina M. Molina That was you running in the marathon That was my daughter and me cheering you on That was your sister, your brother, your mother, your father That was your son, your daughter, your best friend That was someone you love, someone who loves you That was a child, an 8-year-old child […]

NBC4 Southern California Launches New Sports Commentary Program, Going Roggin

NBC4 Southern California Launches New Sports Commentary Program, Going Roggin

NBC4 Southern California announced today that it will launch Going Roggin, a new sports commentary show hosted by award winning sportscaster, Fred Roggin. The 30-minute, fast-paced program debuts on Sunday, April 14, at 12 midnight, following the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Unlike anything in the local sports landscape, Going Roggin will offer perspective on […]

Ammo Shortage

I can’t buy ammunition for my handgun. This isn’t the beginning of a funny bit, although I wish it were. Fact is, there’s no ammo to be had anywhere. Not in stores, not at the shooting ranges, and not on the internet sites. We have a national shortage of ammunition in this country thanks in […]