Schools are closed during Thanksgiving week in the Pasadena Unified School District but counselor Alejandra Diaz will be on duty from home. Like an on-call emergency physician, she will be busy answering numerous panicky phone calls and emails.
She will offer last-minute advice and soothing words...
Pope Francis on Saturday honored the Ugandan Christians who were burnt alive rather than renounce their faith a century ago, urging today's Catholics to follow in their missionary zeal and spread the faith at home and abroad.
A somber Francis prayed at shrines dedicated to the 23 Anglican and 22...
It will be Chaminade taking on Cajon on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in the championship game of the Palisades' girls' basketball tournament.
In Friday's semifinals, Chaminade defeated Ventura, 57-41. Leaonna Odom scored 27 points.
Cajon defeated Oaks Christian, 51-49. Tyler Turner had 23 points and Kayla...
"Miss Kay": In the Nov. 27 Section A, two photographs of Hayok Kay, a homeless woman in Oakland known as Miss Kay, were incorrectly credited to Amir Soltani. The front-page photo and one of Kay with a grocery cart should have been credited to Chihiro Wimbush/Dogtown Redemption.
Equal pay: In the...
It was as if the Clippers read "Winning for Dummies" after inexplicably mucking up most of the season's first month.
A team with three of the NBA's top players and a fortified supporting cast finally played like it Friday night at Staples Center, looking strong for most of a 111-90 victory over...
Be careful what you wish for.
That should be the lesson for the La Puente Bishop Amat fans who were chanting last week, "We want Bosco."
Bosco fans answered emphatically, "You got Bosco" on Friday night in the middle of a St. John Bosco demolishment of the Lancers, 63-10, before a sold-out crowd...
There's an old saying in football that speed kills.
Crenshaw running back Aundre Carter made a believer out of Arleta in Friday night's City Section Division I semifinal, catching a touchdown pass and running for another score as the host Cougars advanced to the finals for the third time in four...
DeAndre Jordan sized up his play in the season's early going and pinpointed a deficiency for what seemed like every zero in his new four-year, $87.6-million contract.
"I've got to defend better, I've got to rebound more, I've got to block more shots, set more picks to get guys open and finish whenever...
Semifinal, Saturday, 6 p.m.
#3 Linfield Christian (11-1) at Nipomo (7-5)
Tentatively 7:30 p.m. unless noted; exact sites for most games TBD early next week
Friday, Dec. 4
WEST VALLEY (II): #1 Mission Viejo (13-0) at #2 Vista Murrieta (12-1)
Dec. 5 at Cerritos College
Div. III: #1 Belmont (13-0) vs. #2 Hollywood (12-1), 11 a.m.
Div. II: #1 Los Angeles (12-0-1) vs. #3 Fairfax (7-6), 3 p.m.
Div. I: #1 Narbonne (11-2) vs. #6 Crenshaw (9-4), 7 p.m.
Friday, November 27th
Narbonne 42, Dorsey 0
Crenshaw 26, Arleta 17
Los Angeles 42, Jefferson 7
Fairfax 17, Chatsworth 14
Belmont 23, West Adams 22
Hollywood 20, Manual Arts 7
SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS
PAC-5 (I) DIVISION
California's public schools suspended students of all ethnic backgrounds at a lower rate in the 2013-14 school year than the previous school year, and the gap between the rates of suspension for black and white students narrowed — though black students were still disciplined at a much higher rate...
The Clippers got a much-needed win. The Pelicans avoided adding serious injury to the insult of another loss.
In the Clippers' 111-90 victory over the Pelicans on Friday at Staples Center, New Orleans All-Star forward Anthony Davis had to be carried off of the court by two people late in the third...
In the wake of Newport Beach's allegations of poor conditions at the Orange County Humane Society and the cancellation of its contract with the Huntington Beach nonprofit for animal shelter services, Costa Mesa officials say they're maintaining their agreement with the society for the time being...
Yasiel Puig will be investigated by the commissioner’s office under Major League Baseball’s new domestic violence policy after an incident at a Miami bar Wednesday night.
The Dodgers’ right fielder was involved in a fight with a bouncer, according to Major Delrish Moss of the Miami Police Department.
Freshman Cassius Stanley of Harvard-Westlake is wasting no time making an impact in high school basketball.
He scored 27 points on Friday night to power the Wolverines past Calabasas, 69-60, in the semifinals of the Calabasas tournament. Ali Iken added 21 points and Wolfgang Novogratz had 11 points...
Just before noon Friday in this city nestled along Colorado's Front Range, a shooter carried a long gun and several mysterious items into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire. When a suspect surrendered an hour after sunset, three people were dead, including a police officer, and nine others...
Andrew Cogliano barely looked up from his locker stall. The Ducks winger is usually engaging, but his disappointment was palpable and his words concise after another stinging loss to rival Chicago.
"We should have won the game," Cogliano said.
That theme echoed in an empty Ducks dressing room Friday...
Doctor Who Our hero (Peter Capaldi) is in dire straits in the first half of the sci-fi series' two-part season finale. 9 p.m. BBC America
The Last Kingdom The Saxons prepare for battle against the Danes as this drama set in medieval Britain ends its first season. 10 p.m. BBC America
The most exciting consecutive days of the regular season began Friday with the College Football Playoff selection committee receiving a government bailout.
The service academy Lou Holtz once referred to as "The University of Navy" saved college football from possibly having to ask for a final-exam...
If his scoring chances had dried up, Kings center Anze Kopitar might worry about his paltry production. So far the chances have been there, and so is his optimism.
"If the opportunities are coming, I still feel confident about myself that I'm still the same guy and I'm still going to put up numbers,"...
Jamal Murray had 21 points and No. 1 Kentucky scored the final 15 points of the first half on the way to beating South Florida, 84-63, in the HoopHall Miami Invitational on Friday at American Airlines Arena.
Skal Labissiere scored 17 points for the Wildcats (6-0), who led by as many as 31. Charles...
The USC-UCLA football rivalry goes beyond Xs and O's, and the 85th meeting between the Trojans and the Bruins has plenty of subplots. Times staff writer Gary Klein examines some of the story lines:
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Excuse UCLA Coach Jim Mora if he needs help finding — and recognizing — Clay Helton...
Faced with back-to-back games this weekend and an eight-game trip starting next week, Lakers Coach Byron Scott has been mulling how much Kobe Bryant should play during the grueling stretch.
To be sure, there won't be any changes to Bryant's status, Scott said. But the immediate question for Scott...
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