Durslag wrote about sports for the Hearst newspapers in Los Angeles from the time he was a freshman at USC in 1939 until the HerEx closed in 1989.
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Gary Cypres' shrine to sports history (mostly baseball) is right up there with Eli Broad's Grand Avenue temple of art as proof of one man's passion.
The furnishings, seats, office equipment, scoreboard and even the hockey dasher boards of the old LA Sports Arena go at auction on Wednesday.
Scully's secret weapon is stage manager Boyd Robertson, who stands to his right and has been with Scully 28 years.
Muhammad Ali, who died today at age 74, had a lot of connections to Los Angeles.
This is the piece you want to read as the games tick away in our time with Vin Scully.
Take My Picture Gary Leonard runs on Thursdays at LA Observed.
In his final game, Bryant scores the most in the NBA this season and the most ever in a farewell. He ends 20 years as a Laker at #3 all-time in points.
Change of Elysian Park Avenue to Vin Scully Avenue opens the home season -- Scully's 67th and final year.
Dodgers official photographer Jon SooHoo begins to chronicle the final season.
Phil Wallace says the Rams should appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks," among other ideas to help reintroduce their brand to Los Angeles.
She discloses the news at DTLA press conference.
Other female reporters tell Sports Illustrated a depressing story of hyper-vigilance, fear and never feeling truly safe in their rooms.
Einhorn brought college basketball, especially UCLA, to TV audiences. He later became co-owner of the Chicago White Sox.
The in-fighting between owners was "bloody and bitter," says ESPN the Magazine in a long takeout.
Some environmentally conscious ideas for the NFL stadium planned for Inglewood.
The American snowboarder who we like at LA Observed added Sunday to her legacy as the woman with the most X Games medals.
Miller is in his 43rd season, second to Vin Scully among local play-by-play guys.
There could be a train to the Inglewood stadium but the current earliest date is 2035.
A bike ferry across Marina del Rey? A pedestrian entrance to Dodger Stadium? Might work!
"From the moment I got my first pair of hockey skates at five years old, I got the living shit kicked out of me every single day." No one intervened.
Phil Wallace praises the bold stadium vision from Stan Kroenke, as well as his deep pockets.
Judge William A. MacLaughlin apparently didn't get to finish his thought when he vacated part of the $7.1 million award against the LA Times on Monday.
This is the first time since LA's National Football League teams left town that things have actually gotten this far.
The LA Times remains on the hook for $5 million, even though the judge found there was no evidence that the sports columnist was forced out.
Here are some suggestions for a fresh start in LA.
'My first recollection of the Los Angeles Times is my dad parking his delivery truck outside our house,' says the paper's departing college football writer.
He will finish out his 20th season with the Lakers. "Dear basketball," he writes in poem. " I’m ready to let you go."
Ten years ago, Phil Wallace suggested that Andrew Friedman hire Joe Maddon as manager in Tampa Bay. He has a recommendation for the Dodgers.
Former LA Times sports editor Randy Harvey remembers his friend and colleague in the context of Houston's vote over transgender use of bathrooms.
Wow. This caps an interesting day for the LA Times. When you go to trial, anything can happen.
The six-week trial is wrapping up with the ask for damages dropping -- to just $12.3 million.
It's effective immediately. Bill Simmons calls callous treatment of staffers "simply appalling."
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Kings take Cup to the beachThe first tweet of the summer from the keeper of the Stanley Cup is a Kings family photo on the beach in South Bay. Bigger
Doyenne of LA ice skatersDavid Davis called Catherine Machado to get her reaction to the figure-skating results at the Sochi Olympics. Native Intelligence
No more, no lessDodger Stadium parking lots have a very specific speed limit posted.
Outdoor ice hockeyKISS to play at Dodger Stadium hockey game. Conditions should be warmer here. Post
Behind the scenes at Santa AnitaEllen Alperstein keeps her eye on the barns.
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Hollywood Park and the NFLTwo NFL teams have reportedly contacted Hollywood Park about building a stadium there. Does it have any chance of happening? Phil Wallace
ESPN's nudesSoCal is well represented, as usual, in ESPN The Magazine's annual Body Issue. Video, pics and links
Phil and JeanieJeanie Buss of the Lakers posted to Twitter this photo of her and boyfriend Phil Jackson goofing at Vibiana, the former cathedral.
LA legendsYasiel Puig and Sandy Koufax at Dodger Stadium. Jon SooHoo/Dodgers
Hollywood ParkIconic race track will close after 75 years. Read more
June MountainEastern Sierra ski area to reopen next season. Story
Day one of the new baseball season looked swell for LA. Story
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