• Murray Gell-Mann, physicist who peered at particles and saw the universe, dies at 89

    Murray Gell-Mann, who transformed physics with his preternatural ability to find hidden patterns among the tiny particles that make up the universe, earning a Nobel Prize, died on Friday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 89.
    Jenna Marshall, a spokeswoman for the Santa Fe Institute, where he held the title of distinguished fellow, announced his death.
    Much as atoms can be slotted into the rows and columns of the periodic table of the elements, Gell-Mann found a way, in 1961, to classify
  • UCI nursing school graduate changed over from a finance career after meeting the man his blood donation helped save

    As a regular blood donor since high school, Ryan Ha had always known his act of community service had the potential to save lives.
    Ha then met a man who received a transfusion of his blood after a near deadly motorcycle accident.The meeting was such a life-altering experience for Ha, it inspired him to alter his career path from finance to nursing.
    On Saturday, June 15, Ha, 27, celebrated receiving his master’s degree in nursing science during the graduation ceremony for UC Irvine’s
  • Are California values America’s values?

    If past is prologue, eventually we’ll exhaust ourselves and politics will return to some semblance of normal. My crystal ball has been recalled as a choking hazard, so I can’t tell you when today’s tsuris will end. Still, this much is clear: it’s not possible to continue living at the speed of President Trump and the Trump detractors.
    Trump is unlike any other American president. This is a virtue for his many supporters, a vice for his multitude of detractors. While the n
  • Driver’s Seat: The DBS Superleggera Volante, the fastest convertible yet from Britain’s bespoke sportscar maker

    And now, it’s time for the latest installment in an occasional series I am tentatively calling “Luxury Home in Suburban Middle America or New Car?”
    Fine. The series title could use some work. But the premise is solid. Basically, we feature a new luxury or exotic vehicle that costs about as much as – you guessed it! – a luxury home somewhere in suburban America.
    This month’s head-to-head pits a charming 4-bed, 3.5-bath Colonial-style stunner in Poland, Ohio lis
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  • Galaxy’s Uriel Antuna scores a hat trick in Mexico’s dominant win over Cuba in Gold Cup

    PASADENA — Galaxy forward Uriel Antuna started on Mexico’s preliminary roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
    Due to an injury to Jorge Eduardo Ramos, Antuna was taken off of the waiting list, Friday and added to the official 23-man roster.
    At the Rose Bowl Saturday, in the first half alone, Antuna showed why it might be difficult to remove his name off of the starting lineup sheet going forward.
    Antuna scored a pair of goals in the first half as Mexico built a 4-0 halftime lead and added
  • Fury’s voice, fists are loud in two-round win over Schwarz

    LAS VEGAS — Tom Schwarz is from Magdeberg, Germany, which was also the home of circus performer Karl Wallenda.
    It took 5:54 for Tyson Fury to knock Schwarz off the tightrope at the MGM Grand Saturday night.
    Schwarz gave Fury one good shot in the second round, which merely inspired the “Gipsy King.” Fury’s straight right hand pierced Schwarz’s defenses and knocked him down early in the second round. Later, Fury backed Schwarz into the corner and pounded away until Re
  • Liberty evens season series against Sparks with a victory

    LOS ANGELES — Amanda Zahui B. couldn’t miss from just about anywhere and Kia Nurse missed only once in 14 tries from the free-throw line as their Liberty squared the three-game season series with the Sparks, repaying them for a loss a week ago in New York.
    The Liberty rallied late to defeat the Sparks 98-92 in a see-saw slugfest that served as a rematch of a meeting on June 4.
    In that game, the visiting Sparks overcame what was, on the West Coast, an 8 a.m. start to finish ahead, 78-
  • Kenley Jansen gives up game-winning HR to Anthony Rizzo in ninth

    LOS ANGELES — Kenley Jansen didn’t want to hear the numbers — even though they were very good.
    Going into the ninth inning Saturday night, he had strung together 10 consecutive scoreless appearances, holding opposing batters to a .114 average (4 for 35) in that time.
    “Thank you,” he said sarcastically when those numbers were mentioned after Friday’s game. “Are you trying to jinx me?”
    There was nothing supernatural about Anthony Rizzo’s two-ru
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  • Reaction to Lakers trade for Anthony Davis – LaVar Ball predicts no championships

    LeBron James’ first season in Los Angeles did not end the way he and many others anticipated. It also left more questions than answers about the direction of the Lakers’ future.
    The team did take a giant step forward Saturday after a reported trade agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans, that would send Anthony Davis to Los Angeles.
    Lonzo Ball, Brandon, Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks are headed to the Pelicans.
    Ingram shared a smiley face emoji image on his Instagram
  • Graduation 2019: Pacifica High, in Garden Grove, commencement photos

    Graduates pour out of the stadium after the Pacifica High School commencement ceremony Friday, June 14, 2019 at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa.(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)
    Graduate Brian Tran receives a kiss from his mother Valencia Vo as his aunt Ha Vo, right, looks on during the Pacifica High School graduation Friday, June 14, 2019 at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa.(Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsGr
  • Graduation 2019: Los Amigos High, in Fountain Valley, commencement photos

    Graduates walk out of the stadium as Los Amigos High School held their graduation ceremony at Michael A. Monsoor Memorial Stadium in Garden Grove in Garden Grove on Friday, June14, 2019. (Sam Gangwer, Contributing Photographer)
    Graduates walk out of the stadium after Los Amigos High School held their graduation ceremony at Michael A. Monsoor Memorial Stadium in Garden Grove in Garden Grove on Friday, June14, 2019. (Sam Gangwer, Contributing Photographer)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsGrad
  • Graduation 2019: Santiago High, in Garden Grove, commencement photos

    Marolyn Nguyen delivers a graduation address during the Santiago High School graduation in Garden Grove on Friday, June 14, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)
    Teacher Ken Wert, right, reaches out to one of his students to congratulate him at the Santiago High School graduation ceremony in Garden Grove on Friday, June 14, 2019. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Contributing Photographer)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsA graduate gets a congratulatory hug from a classmate aft
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  • Blind skateboarder Justin Bishop puts on demonstration at Dew Tour

    LONG BEACH — From a distance at the park course at the Dew Tour, Justin Bishop looks like any other skateboarder taking a run. He glides smoothly from side to side. He makes decisive turns up the wall. When he stumbles and loses his board, he chases after it and gets right back on it.
    He is a normal skateboarder, except for one thing: Justin Bishop is blind.
    The 32-year-old Las Vegas native, who had dreams of a skating career, found it suddenly halted when he lost his vision at 25 as a res
  • Whicker: With Kyle Kuzma staying and Anthony Davis coming, it’s no longer LeBron or bust for Lakers

    Once again the Lakers are the Noise of Summer, as sure a lock for an NBA championship as they were in 2012.
    You remember that parade with Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, right? Or maybe that was the MRI championship.
    But the echoes of Saturday’s noise, in which the Lakers landed Anthony Davis without having to surrender Kyle Kuzma, should actually travel into the part of the calendar year when all the dribbles and dunks count.
    The good news for the Lakers is that they picked up perhaps the b
  • Dew Tour: Curren Caples, shaped by Ventura, stays humble amid skateboard stardom

    LONG BEACH — If there is a poster child for Southern California’s skateboard dream, it would be Curren Caples.
    He looks the part, with long, blond hair, blue eyes and a marketable appearance. Vans has sponsored him since he was 12. He acts the part, as a humble, laid back 23-year-old who gives off that chill, SoCal vibe. And he both surfs and skates, though the latter is what launched him into notoriety.
    As he wrapped up his weekend at the Dew Tour on Saturday in the men’s park
  • Driver killed in Anaheim crash on 91 Freeway identified as 21-year old Vista man

    The driver of a Chevy Camaro who died early Friday, June 14, after the car veered into a guardrail on the 91 Freeway in Anaheim, was identified by authorities Saturday as a 21-year-old man from San Diego County.
    Vista resident Joseph Salcido was declared dead at about 1:46 a.m. near the scene of the crash, Orange County Coroner’s officials said in a press release. He sustained fatal injuries when he was ejected from the driver’s seat and was possibly struck by another vehicle, accord
  • Graduation 2019: UCI is awarding more than 10,000 bachelor’s degrees this season

    UC Irvine graduates enter the ceremony during the schoolÕs 54th Health Sciences commencement at Bren Events Center in Irvine on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)
    Many UC IrvineÕs new graduates decorated their caps during the schoolÕs 54th Health Sciences commencement at Bren Events Center in Irvine on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Contributing Photographer)SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsUC Irvine senior Anthon
  • New Lakers star Anthony Davis – what you need to know

    Here’s what you need to know about Anthony Davis, the newest Lakers superstar, whom the team agreed to acquire Saturday from the New Orleans Pelicans for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks – including the No. 4 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft.
    Age: 26 (born March 11, 1993)
    Height/weight: 6-foot-10, 255 pounds
    Position: Forward/center
    Drafted: Davis was selected with the first overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft by New
  • New talent and assistant coach to punch up CSUF women’s volleyball team

    As the Titan women prepare for the 2019-20 campaign, head coach Ashley Preston has added five new players and an assistant coach to help carry the load.
    “The talent and athleticism of this recruiting class will upgrade every position and give us quality depth,” Preston said. “I can’t wait for the fall; the competition in the gym is going to be so much fun to watch.” A look at each of the new players:
    Dominique Velarde
    A defensive specialist from Daly City, Velarde p
  • Lakers agree to acquire Anthony Davis in blockbuster trade

    After seemingly endless drama, wary negotiations and a season that ended in turmoil, the Lakers have pulled off the mega-deal that’s been talked about for months.
    Though later than they might have liked, the A.D. Era has begun in Los Angeles.
    The New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to ship off star forward Anthony Davis, a six-time All-Star, to the Lakers for hefty price: Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round draft picks, including the No. 4 pick in the June 20 NBA Draft
  • Photos : Day 3 Dew Tour Skateboarding Long Beach

    Dew Tour at the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Long Beach, California.
    Curren Caples of the USA competes in the Men’s Park Skateboard SemiFinal during the Dew Tour at the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)
    Curren Caples of the USA competes in the Men’s Park Skateboard SemiFinal during the Dew Tour at the Long Beach Convention Center on Saturday, June 15, 20
  • U.S. women focused on Chile and advancing at World Cup

    PARIS — The United States gets back on the field at the Women’s World Cup on Sunday, just as the uproar following its opening 13-0 win is quieting down.
    Criticized for both running up the score against Thailand and celebrating each of its record-breaking 13 goals, the Americans have dismissed the scrutiny and focused only on their bid to win a fourth World Cup title. The next challenge is against Chile in a Group F match at Parc des Princes.
    A win for the U.S. would move the squad in
  • World Cup roundup: Canada advances with win over New Zealand

    GRENOBLE, France — Jessie Fleming and Nichelle Prince each had second-half goals and Canada advanced to the knockout round at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-0 victory over New Zealand on Saturday night.
    Fleming, who made her debut with the senior national team at 15 and currently plays for UCLA, took a well-placed pass from Prince and scored in the 48th minute to break up a scoreless match.
    The Netherlands also made it through to the round of 16 with a 3-1 victory over Cameroon in th
  • Target’s tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father’s Day.
    The roughly two-hour outage periodically prevented Target’s cashiers from scanning merchandise or processing transactions as long lines formed in some stores. Self-checkout registers, usually the speediest of options, also weren’t working at times.
  • Off-duty LAPD officer was in “officer-involved shooting” at Corona Costco, police say

    A member of the Riverside Sheriff’s department extends the perimeter outside of the Corona Costco following a shooting within the wholesale warehouse Friday evening June 14, 2019 which left one person dead and 3 others injured, including the shooter. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)
    A Costco employee talks on the phone following a shooting within the wholesale oulet in Corona Friday evening June 14, 2019 which left one person dead and 3 others injured, including th
  • Rookie Jose Suarez pitches Angels to victory over Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —  José Suarez is continuing to show the stuff that encouraged the Angels to bring the 21-year-old to the majors.
    Suarez was dominant for most of his outing in the Angels’ 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon, the team’s fourth victory in five games. All four victories have been by the same score.
    Suarez gave up three runs in 5-2/3 innings, all the runs scoring on a homer by Yandy Diaz in the sixth. Suarez has allowed eight
  • Kings buy out Dion Phaneuf’s contract

    The Kings on Saturday announced they have parted ways with defenseman Dion Phaneuf by buying out the final two years of his contract.
    Phaneuf had a salary-cap hit of $5,250,000 over the next two seasons; he was slated to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2020-21 campaign.
    Phaneuf, 34, this past season had a career-low six points (1 goal, 5 assists) with a ratio of minus-21 in 67 games for the Kings, who missed the playoffs with the fewest points (71) in the Western Conference.
  • What is social justice?

    Perhaps no issue more motivates progressive activists than social justice. Good intentions may motivate the social justice warriors, albeit sometimes sprinkled with a dollop of self-hatred. But good intentions do not necessarily produce good results. Indeed, often the policies favored by progressive idealists hinder the economic and social progress of the very people they seek to rescue.
    They do this in many ways, emphasizing subsidies and preferences based on race while undermining the economic
  • Los Angeles shows the state how not to address homelessness

    The definition of “mistake,” the Merriam-Webster dictionary tells us, is “a wrong judgment; a wrong action or statement proceeding from faulty judgment, inadequate knowledge, or inattention.” All those things describe homelessness policy in California, and you don’t need a dictionary.
    In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti is under fire for his failure to stop the growing plague of homeless encampments that are blocking the sidewalks, spilling trash and spreading roden
  • Measure EE’s defeat gives hope to California’s taxpayers

    Howard Jarvis lives! The spirit of his Proposition 13 tax revolt in 1978 animated the June 4 demise of Measure EE in Los Angeles. Needing a two-thirds majority vote to win, it fell short by 21 points to garner only 46 percent.
    “We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore!” voters effectively shouted, echoing Jarvis’ signature phrase of rage.
    Measure EE would have imposed a tax of $500 million a year on real-estate parcels. Voters rejected the contention

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