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Conservation Measures Needed to Ensure Future Generations of Sharks, Rays

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2016 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Overexploitation threatens the future of many large animals including sharks and rays. These sleek and majestic animals are often caught as incidental "bycatch" in longline fisheries or targeted specifically for their fins, wings, gill plates, meat, oil, teeth and cartilage.

54 Stingrays Die At Chicago Zoo After Equipment Malfunction

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.13.2015 | Green

More than 50 stingrays in a popular exhibit at a Chicago zoo died on Friday after oxygen levels suddenly dropped in the tank where the animals lived. ...

Doubling Down on Shark Conservation as Jaws Turns 40

Caleb McClennen | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Caleb McClennen

This Shark Week 2015 -- and on the 40th anniversary of Jaws -- let us reflect upon our growing appreciation for (and willingness to protect) these vulnerable species. Let us then dramatically scale our commitment to reverse the decline of these magnificent species on a global scale.

MLB Star Takes A Tumble After Tripping Over First Base

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 09.25.2014 | Sports

Reigning AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers has had a rough and injury plagued sophomore campaign. Tripping over first base on Wednesday night probably d...

The Great Songwriter And Producer Bob Crewe Dies At 82

Charles Alexander | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Alexander

Crewe, one of the most successful songwriters and producers in pop-music history, died on Thursday at 82 after a long illness. It's a personal loss for me, because I got to know Crewe a bit when I helped produce and write liner notes for a box set of Four Seasons' hits in 2007.

Rays-Red Sox War Of Words Continues

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is feuding with another member of the Tampa Bay Rays pitching staff. This time, it's Rays starter Chris Archer. In ...

MLB Star Drives To Game With Superhero Helmet

Posted 07.10.2014 | Sports

For anyone driving around St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday afternoon who happened to notice someone in a Batman helmet driving a convertible, that wa...

This Is Why MLB Players Wear Cups

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Sports

Tampa Bay Rays ace David was very fortunate to be wearing a cup on Tuesday night. Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer laced a line drive that appeared to n...

WATCH: Umps Still Get Pitch Count Wrong After Replay

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Sports

The umpires at Tropicana Field on Tuesday night embarrassed themselves when they lost track of the pitch count during the fifth inning of the Rays' ga...

The Glowing X-Ray Art That Sets This Street Artist Apart

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Three decades since starting as an aerosol writer, Shok-1 may be more commonly referred to as a street artist today, even though graffiti is still in ...

'Alarming' Threat Of Extinction For Too Many Sharks

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

A staggering percentage of the world's sharks and rays are now "alarmingly" close to the brink of extinction, according to the a new study spearheaded...

WATCH: Fan Throws Cup At Rays Outfielder

Posted 10.03.2013 | Sports

Watch out! Rays left fielder David DeJesus was nearly hit with a flying beverage cup while catching a fly ball in foul territory in the bottom of ...

WATCH: Golf Host 'Tosses' First Pitch

Posted 09.17.2013 | Sports

Golf Channel host Holly Sonders "threw" out the ceremonial first pitch with a little bit of flair on Monday before the Rays faced the Texas Rangers at...

Rays Closer Locked In Bathroom

Posted 08.31.2013 | Sports

Rays closer Fernando Rodney had a tough time on Friday night trying to get out of the dugout bathroom at Coliseum....

WATCH: Rays Pitcher Ready For College Football

Posted 08.29.2013 | Sports

Rays ace David Price is letting everyone know that he's ready for college football. Price, a former Vanderbilt All-American, wore a Commodores footbal...

Best Of Summer Eating In LA

Scott Bridges | Posted 10.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

It's been one of the mildest summers in years in L.A., but for food lovers it's been ghost-chili hot (and for ghost chili lovers, new Indian gastropub, Badmaash, is serving it up in a curry). So here are some highlights to check out before fall.

This Shark Week, Let's Stand Up for Unfairly Maligned Shark and Ray Species

John F. Calvelli | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Shark Week is back. The Discovery Channel's annual fear-fest has led millions of Americans -- including some of our own friends and family -- to warily scan their beach waters each August for lurking fins.

WATCH: Ball Boy Makes Amazing Catch

Posted 07.31.2013 | Sports

A Tampa Bay ball boy received a standing ovation from a handful of Rays relievers when he made an amazing catch during a game against the Arizona Diam...

Behind-The-Back Flip Stats Ridiculous Double Play

Posted 07.25.2013 | Sports

It's hard to make a difficult double play look as routine as the one Tampa Bay's Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist turned on Wednesday night against Bosto...

Rays Manager Calls Out Miguel Cabrera

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Sports

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon was impressed but not pleased with Miguel Cabrera following a three-game series against Detroit. "This guy is out...

Joe Maddon vs. Umpire Part II

Posted 05.08.2013 | Sports

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon and umpire Marty Foster clashed again on Tuesday night after Sean Rodriguez was called out at home on a safety squee...

Strike 3?

Posted 04.09.2013 | Sports

With one absurdly bad call in the books, it is officially baseball season! The Rangers were leading 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth but the Rays we...

PHOTOS: The Best Handmade Pasta In LA

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.24.2013 | Los Angeles

We're about one month into the new year, which means that a lot of Angelenos are still going strong with their wacky juice/paleo/keto/tree bark diets....

Baseball's Less-Is-More Season: Low Numbers Were Highlights in MLB

Devra Maza | Posted 05.29.2013 | Sports
Devra Maza

As we tip our caps to the past year, we raise our glasses to a new one, and count down twelve top highlights of the 2012 Major League Baseball season.

Ray's and Stark Bar: The Modern Art of Dining

Scott Bridges | Posted 10.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

In terms of setting, there are not many restaurants that can compete with Ray's and Stark Bar. Residing in the center of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ray's and Stark Bar is fine dining amidst fine art, but with a casual vibe.