• Koat Keat lifts Crean Lutheran past Los Altos in overtime to reach SoCal regional finals

    Koat Keat lifts Crean Lutheran past Los Altos in overtime to reach SoCal regional finals
    IRVINE – Koat Keat had another all-around great game for Crean Lutheran, scoring 24 points with 21 rebounds in the Saints’ 52-46 overtime win over Los Altos on Thursday in a CIF Southern California Regional Division 2-AA semifinal.
    Crean Lutheran (20-2) will host Santa Margarita (16-6) in the final Saturday at 7 p.m. Santa Margarita advanced to the final with a 52-44 win over Rolling Hills Prep.
    Keat, a 6-9 junior, scored 22 points with 16 rebounds in the Saints’ win over Agour
  • Shohei Ohtani, Taylor Ward power Angels to victory on ‘Reopening Day’

    Shohei Ohtani, Taylor Ward power Angels to victory on ‘Reopening Day’
    ANAHEIM — The first unrestricted crowd at Angel Stadium in 627 days had plenty of reasons to scream like they hadn’t screamed since before the world changed.
    Shohei Ohtani pitched six strong innings and Taylor Ward sparked a late rally with a grand slam in the Angels’ 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers before an Angel Stadium crowd of 30,709.
    The fans even saw Tony Watson – the goat of Wednesday’s loss in Oakland – work out of a jam with a one-run lead in the
  • Mater Dei girls basketball wins semifinal, will play Centennial again in regional final

    Mater Dei girls basketball wins semifinal, will play Centennial again in regional final
    SANTA ANA — The Mater Dei girls basketball team used its signature full-court press to break open a close game in the fourth quarter against Cathedral Catholic of San Diego in the Open Division semifinals of the CIF Southern California Regional on Thursday at Mater Dei High School.
    Mater Dei led by a point after the third quarter before pulling away in the fourth for a 66-54 victory.
    Alyssa Durazo-Frescas hit a clutch 3-pointer for the Monarchs (21-0) down the stretch to essentially seal t
  • Mater Dei girls basketball wins semifinal and gets rematch with Etiwanda in regional final

    Mater Dei girls basketball wins semifinal and gets rematch with Etiwanda in regional final
    SANTA ANA — The Mater Dei girls basketball team used its signature full-court press to break open a close game in the fourth quarter against Cathedral Catholic of San Diego in the Open Division semifinals of the CIF Southern California Regional on Thursday at Mater Dei High School.
    Mater Dei led by a point after the third quarter before pulling away in the fourth for a 66-54 victory.
    Alyssa Durazo-Frescas hit a clutch 3-pointer for the Monarchs (21-0) down the stretch to essentially seal t
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  • Olympic Swimming Trials: Caeleb Dressel wins, but Simone Manuel fails to advance

    Olympic Swimming Trials: Caeleb Dressel wins, but Simone Manuel fails to advance
    By PAUL NEWBERRY The Associated Press
    OMAHA, Neb. — Caeleb Dressel locked up his spot for Tokyo, where he’s expected to be one of the biggest stars in the Olympic pool.
    Simone Manuel got left behind.
    In the biggest surprise yet at the U.S. swimming trials, the defending Olympic women’s champion in the 100-meter freestyle stunningly failed to advance from the semifinals Thursday night.
    Manuel, who tied for the gold at the Rio Olympics to become the first Black female e
  • U.S. Open: Brooks Koepka makes presence felt in fog-delayed first round

    U.S. Open: Brooks Koepka makes presence felt in fog-delayed first round
    Russell Henley watches his shot on the first green roll wide of the cup during the first round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
    Phil Mickelson plays his shot from the 18th tee during the first round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
    Xander Schauffele reads the lie on the 18th green during the first round
  • Pass Senate Bill 519 to ease access to psychedelic treatments

    Pass Senate Bill 519 to ease access to psychedelic treatments
    During my professional football career, I had the privilege of playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals. I even won a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots in the 2004.
    I spent seven years in the NFL – more than twice the length of the average career – and while I loved the game, I also suffered countless injuries and concussions. After my seventh season, I decided to retire.
    Almost immediately, I went into a physical and emoti
  • Orange County scores and player stats for Thursday, June 17

    Orange County scores and player stats for Thursday, June 17
    Scores and stats from Orange County games on Thursday, June 17.Click here for details about sending your team’s scores and stats to the Register.THURSDAY’S SCORES
    BOYS BASKETBALL
    CIF SOCAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Semifinals
    DIVISION 1A
    Capistrano Valley 76, Chaminade 64
    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    CIF SOCAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Semifinals
    OPEN DIVISION
    Mater Dei 66, Cathedral Catholic 54
     
     
     
     
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  • Catholic foster care agency wins Supreme Court verdict

    Catholic foster care agency wins Supreme Court verdict
    By JESSICA GRESKO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In another victory for religious groups at the Supreme Court, the justices on Thursday unanimously sided with a Catholic foster care agency that says its religious views prevent it from working with same-sex couples. The court said the city of Philadelphia wrongly limited its relationship with the group as a result of the agency’s policy.
    The ruling was specific to the facts of the case, sidestepping bigger questions about how to balance religious
  • Alexander: With the Clippers, should we expect the unexpected?

    Alexander: With the Clippers, should we expect the unexpected?
    No, I don’t think we can anticipate Kawhi Leonard pulling a Willis Reed, limping out of the tunnel and onto the Staples Center court as a capacity crowd roars Friday night. Clippers coach Ty Lue pretty much ruled that out Thursday when, asked to confirm Leonard’s status for Game 6 against the Utah Jazz, said: “He’s out.”
    Then again, as screwy a week as it’s been in the NBA, who knows what might happen?
    Planet Basketball has spun madly out of control the last c
  • NBA star Westbrook and his family help celebrate reopening of amped-up Crenshaw Family YMCA

    NBA star Westbrook and his family help celebrate reopening of amped-up Crenshaw Family YMCA
    Volunteer Kaleb Phillips, right, instructs a child on using a virtual reality device during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021.(Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer)
    NBA player Russell Westbrook, left, smiles while Jordan Brand’s Sobe Okeke, right, speaks during the Re-grand Opening of the Crenshaw Family YMCA in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021.(Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer)
    NBA player Russel
  • Taylor Ward growing into everyday role with Angels

    Taylor Ward growing into everyday role with Angels
    ANAHEIM — Taylor Ward said his new role as an everyday player makes a difference even when he goes to sleep at night.
    “It’s a mindset going to bed, knowing you can prepare yourself better,” Ward said. “I love the confidence that (Manager) Joe (Maddon) has in me to go out there. It’s great. It’s everything.”
    Ward has essentially been playing everyday in the Angels’ outfield for just over a month, having been the main benefactor of the playing
  • Second flex alert issued for Friday as heat wave continues into weekend

    Second flex alert issued for Friday as heat wave continues into weekend
    The second flex alert of the week — this one for Friday evening — was issued Thursday by the California Independent System Operator in an ongoing effort to urge energy consumers to reduce stress on the state’s electrical grid and avoid power outages amid a heat wave that is expected to linger through the weekend.
    On Wednesday, state energy officials issued their first flex alert of the year, urging residents to cut back on their energy consumption on Thursday, June 17, between
  • ‘I feel whole today’: LA ceremony welcomes 26 new U.S. citizens

    ‘I feel whole today’: LA ceremony welcomes 26 new U.S. citizens
    Weary of being treated like a second-class citizen, Mona Farhangi left her home country of Iran for the United States in 2013. On Thursday, June 17, she felt a first-class rush.
    Seera Doreen, 31, of Long Beach who came from Uganda five years ago, celebrates becoming a U.S. citizen during U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services World Refugee Day naturalization ceremony at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News
  • House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq War authorization

    House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq War authorization
    By Kevin Freking | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led House, with President Joe Biden’s backing, passed legislation Thursday to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq, a step that supporters said was necessary for Congress to reassert its constitutional duty to weigh in on matters of war. Detractors worried it would embolden militias or terrorist groups.
    The repeal was passed overwhelmingly, 268-161. Forty-nine Republicans voted for the bill. On
  • Clippers on the verge of franchise history again – is this time different?

    Clippers on the verge of franchise history again – is this time different?
    Could it be? Could this be the year the glass slipper fits?
    Four of the previous seven postseasons, almost like clockwork, misfortune struck the Clippers in the second round of the playoffs. Squint hard enough and perhaps you could see the basketball turning back into a pumpkin at the most inopportune moments, often in Game 4 or 5 – and usually when the Clippers could sniff their first Western Conference finals berth.
    Wednesday night was different. In Salt Lake City, the Clippers pushed ba
  • Explainer: The origins of Juneteenth, the new federal holiday

    Explainer: The origins of Juneteenth, the new federal holiday
    Associated Press
    The U.S. government is catching up with Black people who have been commemorating the end of slavery in the United States for generations with a day called “Juneteenth.”
    President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday that was passed by Congress to set aside Juneteenth, or June 19th, as a federal holiday. “I hope this is the beginning of a change in the way we deal with one another,” he said.
    The Senate approved the bill unanimously; only 14 House Republicans &
  • Want to hold a COVID-19 vaccination event? Just ask OC health officials

    Want to hold a COVID-19 vaccination event? Just ask OC health officials
    Though Orange County’s mass vaccination sites have closed, county health officials want to make it as convenient as possible for anyone who still hasn’t gotten their shot by offering to bring a vaccine clinic to them.
    The public can now request a no-cost mobile COVID-19 vaccination event at a workplace, church, neighborhood or other location using the Othena app, and people with health conditions that prevent them from going out may request a home visit.
    In the past few weeks, the OC
  • One dead, several injured in Phoenix-area shooting spree

    One dead, several injured in Phoenix-area shooting spree
    By Andy Rose and Jamiel Lynch | CNN
    Four people were shot — one fatally — as a gunman went on a shooting spree in the northwest suburbs of Phoenix on Thursday, police said.
    Nine other people were hurt by shrapnel and debris, Sgt. Brandon Sheffert with the Peoria Police Department said at a news conference.
    “We have a total of eight incidents as of now,” he said.
    Police pulled over the suspect in Surprise after his vehicle was spotted by a firefighter, Sheffert said.
    The s
  • High school basketball: Live CIF Socal Regional updates

    High school basketball: Live CIF Socal Regional updates
    Follow along as Southern California News Group reporters cover local area basketball teams competing in CIF SoCal Regional games tonight:
     
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  • Gun-waving St. Louis couple pleads guilty to misdemeanors

    Gun-waving St. Louis couple pleads guilty to misdemeanors
    By Jim Salter | Associated Press
    ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges, but the man left the courthouse defiantly pledging to “do it again” if faced with the same circumstances.
    Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Her husband, Mark McCloskey, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750. They also
  • LA Natural History Museum to host West Coast debut of Dr. Jane Goodall immersive exhibition

    LA Natural History Museum to host West Coast debut of Dr. Jane Goodall immersive exhibition
    LOS ANGELES — Dr. Jane Goodall, the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees, will be celebrated in the West Coast premiere of “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall,” a new exhibition opening at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, it was announced Thursday, June 17.
    The exhibition will launch on Nov. 7.
    Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace, has created an indelible legacy in the fields of science and conservati
  • Lee’s Sandwiches reaches plea agreement after 2015 recall of almost 600,000 pounds of food

    Lee’s Sandwiches reaches plea agreement after 2015 recall of almost 600,000 pounds of food
    Six years after the Lee’s Sandwiches recalled nearly 600,000 pounds of chicken, beef and pork, its affiliated company has reached an agreement with federal officials and plead guilty to distributing uninspected meat.
    The popular Vietnamese American fast food chain, known for its sweet coffee, pastries and sandwiches, was placed on probation for four years and fined $250,000 in a March 18 judgment filed in federal court in Santa Ana.
    In a plea agreement reached with federal authorities, San
  • Los Bukis add second show at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood

    Los Bukis add second show at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood
    The day before tickets went on sale to the general public for their limited three-stop tour, Los Bukis announced an encore performance in the Los Angeles area with a second show added at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Aug. 28.
    Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 18 for the second night of the “Una Historia Cantada” tour as well as for the previously announced Aug. 27 date at SoFi. Other performances are set for Soldier Field in Chicago on Sept. 4 and AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
  • Princess Cruises plans fall sailings departing from LA, SF, Ft. Lauderdale

    Princess Cruises plans fall sailings departing from LA, SF, Ft. Lauderdale
    SANTA CLARITA — Princess Cruises announced Thursday, June 17, that it intends to return to service in the United States this fall, sailing from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Fort Lauderdale.
    Between Sept. 25 and Nov. 28, eight Princess Medallion-class ships will once again take guests to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii and California coast, according to the Santa Clarita-based cruise line.
    “As we continue our return to service, it is a thrill for us to be able to bring
  • Santa Anita horse racing consensus picks for Friday June 18

    Santa Anita horse racing consensus picks for Friday June 18
    The consensus box of picks comes from handicappers Bob Mieszerski, Art Wilson, Terry Turrell and Eddie Wilson. Here are the picks for Friday June 18 for horse racing at Santa Anita.
    Trouble viewing on mobile device? See consensus picks
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  • Unemployed Californians will have to resume job search

    Unemployed Californians will have to resume job search
    By Patrick McGreevy | Los Angeles Times
    With the pandemic waning, Californians who receive unemployment benefits will have to show next month that they are looking for work, a requirement that the state waived last year when COVID-19 led to economic upheaval.
    Claimants for unemployment benefits must start job hunting on July 11 so they can attest that they are doing so when certifying their eligibility a week later with the state Employment Development Department, the agency announced Thursday.
  • Sparks look to complete two game sweep of Phoenix Friday

    Sparks look to complete two game sweep of Phoenix Friday
    Coming off an impressive victory over the Phoenix Mercury, the Sparks have another chance at their Western Conference rival Friday night.
    The Sparks (5-5) rode into Wednesday’s game nursing a two-game losing streak. In losses to the Washington Mystics and Minnesota Lynx, they had came out sluggish, falling behind by double-digits early, then struggled to close the gap.
    Against Phoenix (now 5-7), the Sparks were the aggressor, never quite letting off the gas pedal in an 85-80 victory. After
  • Sparks look to complete 2-game sweep of Phoenix on Friday

    Sparks look to complete 2-game sweep of Phoenix on Friday
    Coming off an impressive victory over the Phoenix Mercury, the Sparks have another chance at their Western Conference rival Friday night.
    The Sparks (5-5) rode into Wednesday’s game nursing a two-game losing streak. In losses to the Washington Mystics and Minnesota Lynx, they had came out sluggish, falling behind by double-digits early, then struggled to close the gap.
    Against Phoenix (now 5-7), the Sparks were the aggressor, never quite letting off the gas pedal in an 85-80 victory. After
  • Whicker: Matthew Wolff back in the swing after mental vacation

    Whicker: Matthew Wolff back in the swing after mental vacation
    Matthew Wolff’s golf game vibrated like a re-entering space capsule.
    Three birdies in his first four holes. A bogey on his sixth (the 15th at Torrey Pines), a double bogey after a 2-foot miss on the next and a bogey on the one after that. Then birdies in five of the next six. Then another double on his 16th.
    Matthew Wolff, the person, rode it out.
    He’s been working on the version of himself that does not grip a golf club. That one survived the hairpin turns of his first round of the
  • Dodgers’ Walker Buehler having successful season without usual pile of strikeouts

    Dodgers’ Walker Buehler having successful season without usual pile of strikeouts
    LOS ANGELES — All around baseball, hitters are striking out more often than they ever have in the history of the sport.
    But not when they face Walker Buehler.
    By any measure, the young Dodgers right-hander is having an outstanding season. He ranks in the National League’s top 10 in ERA (2.38), adjusted ERA (159) and WHIP (0.94). He has pitched at least six innings in each of his 13 starts this season and allowed two runs or fewer in 10 of those starts.
    He will take a 14-inning scorel
  • Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas sends incendiary balloons

    Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas sends incendiary balloons
    By Joseph Krauss | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM — Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip late Thursday for a second time since a shaky cease-fire ended last month’s 11-day war. The strikes came after activists mobilized by Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers launched incendiary balloons into Israel for a third straight day.
    There were no immediate reports of casualties from the strikes, which could be heard from Gaza City. Israel also carried out airstrikes early Wednesday, target
  • Fryer: JSerra’s Luke Jewett has learned a lot from baseball’s cruel side

    Fryer: JSerra’s Luke Jewett has learned a lot from baseball’s cruel side
    The most difficult team championship to win in the CIF Southern Section is in Division 1 baseball.
    Most of the teams in the Division 1 playoff bracket have at least a few players signed to NCAA Division I schools. Some have several players, which is the case for JSerra and Harvard-Westlake, the two teams in the CIF-SS Division 1 final Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Cal State Fullerton.
    In the Division 1 playoffs, a ball-strike call that doesn’t go your way or a double play you don’t turn c
  • Shelby Houlihan doping case overshadows Olympic track trials

    Shelby Houlihan doping case overshadows Olympic track trials
    EUGENE, Ore. — The House that Uncle Phil built, the new $200 million track and field stadium on the University of Oregon campus, comes with a barbershop, salon – manicure or pedicure, Tara Davis? – not much roof, and a number of food options.
    The most talked-about entrée at the U.S. Olympic Trials the next 10 days, however, is not on the stadium’s menu.
    The Court of Arbitration for Sport this week upheld the previously undisclosed four-year ban of Shelby Houlihan,
  • Frank Bonner, scene-stealing actor on ‘WKRP in Cincinnati,’ dies at 79

    Frank Bonner, scene-stealing actor on ‘WKRP in Cincinnati,’ dies at 79
    By Antonio Ferme | Variety
    Frank Bonner, the veteran actor who became famous for portraying Herb Tarlek on the TV sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati,” died Wednesday. He was 79.
    Bonner’s family confirmed to TMZ that the actor died as a result of complications from Lewy body dementia.
    Desiree Boers-Kort, Bonner’s daughter, posted in a “WKRP In Cincinnati” Facebook group, saying that the actor “loved his fans and was still signing autograph requests up until the l
  • Former KROQ DJ Richard Blade will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Former KROQ DJ Richard Blade will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
    English DJ and radio personality Richard Blade will be honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
    “OMG … there’s a little kid from a small seaside town in England with tears in his eyes right now as he sits typing this in total disbelief,” Blade wrote as he took to social media shortly after the full Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2022 was announced on Thursday. “If only Mum & Dad were here to share this with me – a star on the Hollywood Walk of
  • Feds: W. Virginia transgender athlete ban violates the law

    Feds: W. Virginia transgender athlete ban violates the law
    By John Raby | Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Justice has slammed a new West Virginia law that bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports, asserting in a court filing Thursday that the ban violates federal law.The department filed what is known as a statement of interest in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, its West Virginia chapter and LGBTQ interest group Lambda Legal challenging the ban. The DOJ said the law violates Title IX, w
  • Local surfers, world’s best head to Surf Ranch in Lemoore to compete

    Local surfers, world’s best head to Surf Ranch in Lemoore to compete
    Huntington Beach surfer Dave Reynolds has his surfboard ready to go – to Fresno.
    Chances of riding waves are slim for his surf safari to Lemoore, smack dab in California’s agricultural center, he realizes. But with heat expected to hit 115-degrees and perfect, peeling waves in a cool pool right in front of him, Reynolds figures he should be prepared, just in case.
    The waves at The Surf Ranch will mostly be occupied by the world’s best surfers, who are battling it out at a surf
  • Laguna Woods Theatre Guild offers up some fun tonight

    Laguna Woods Theatre Guild offers up some fun tonight
    Are you ready to laugh? Then you’re in luck.
    The Laguna Woods Theatre Guild’s “Comedy and Fun” event/meeting today also offers some togetherness in the great outdoors.
    The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. on the covered patio of Lutheran Church of the Cross at 24231 El Toro Road (across the street from Olive Garden). Tickets are $5 per person for non-Theatre Guild members and will be sold at the door.
    Taking the stage will be 22 performers, including singers from the musical &ldqu
  • La Habra baseball trying to finish dominant playoff run with CIF championship

    La Habra baseball trying to finish dominant playoff run with CIF championship
    With opportunity knocking, La Habra doesn’t want to mess up the school’s first opportunity for a CIF Southern Section baseball title when it takes on Elsinore on Saturday in the Division 6 championship game at Cal State Fullerton at 10 a.m.
    “You never know when this chance will come up again,” La Habra coach Jack Brooks said. “You get a chance, you want to do everything you can to capitalize, that’s for sure.”
    The No. 2-seeded Highlanders (22-10) have be
  • USC names Olympic great Quincy Watts as director of track and field

    USC names Olympic great Quincy Watts as director of track and field
    USC did not need to look far, or long, in its search for a new director of track and field and cross country.
    Just four days after Caryl Smith Gilbert left USC to fill the same role at Georgia, USC announced on Thursday that it is promoting assistant coach and former Trojan NCAA champion Quincy Watts to be the program’s new director.
    Watts, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, spent the past eight seasons as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s teams. Last week, he was nam
  • Irvine students paint their “not hate” message

    Irvine students paint their “not hate” message
    In a March report to the Board of Supervisors, Norma Lopez of the Orange County Human  Relations Council said there had been a “10-fold increase” of hate incidents against Asian Americans in 2020, when comparing data from the previous nine years.
    And when Portola High School student Haruka Noda noticed in social media postings incidents towards Asians were occurring in her own community, she felt it was time to act.
    Students, from left, Bernice Hung, Amber Lea and Lynn Jin put t
  • Dodgers trade Dennis Santana to Rangers for minor-leaguer

    Dodgers trade Dennis Santana to Rangers for minor-leaguer
    LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers traded right-hander Dennis Santana to the Texas Rangers on Thursday in exchange for a minor-league pitcher.
    In addition, left-hander Garrett Cleavinger was activated from the Injured List and recalled from his minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Outfielder Luke Raley was returned to Triple-A.
    Santana, 25, was designated for assignment last week when the Dodgers needed to clear a 40-man roster spot for Andy Burns. Santana appe
  • El Pollo Loco is set to test drone delivery in Orange County

    El Pollo Loco is set to test drone delivery in Orange County
    Chickens don’t fly very well, but El Pollo Loco is taking to the skies.
    The Costa Mesa-based chain is testing a drone that can airlift fast food into people’s backyards.
    Test flights will begin this week in Orange County, which is in the process of choosing as many as 10 restaurants to participate, representatives for the company wrote in an email. If the tests work out, El Pollo Loco hopes to provide the service at more locations, based on market demand and Federal Aviation Administ
  • Middleweight champ Jermall Charlo seeks big fights and big money

    Middleweight champ Jermall Charlo seeks big fights and big money
    Jermall Charlo knows Juan Montiel doesn’t belong in the ring with him, but he’s done being frustrated about not facing worthy opponents.
    Charlo is way past the point of passing the eye test. His skills say he’s one of the best pound-for-pound boxers, but his résumé doesn’t back that up.
    Charlo, a 13-year professional fighter, hasn’t been truly tested, and likely won’t be Saturday when he defends his WBC middleweight title against Montiel for a Sh
  • Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal both out for Wimbledon

    Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal both out for Wimbledon
    By HOWARD FENDRICH
    Naomi Osaka and Rafael Nadal are sitting out Wimbledon, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport’s biggest stars as it returns after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
    Osaka’s agent, Stuart Duguid, wrote Thursday in an email that the four-time Grand Slam champion does plan to head to the Summer Games after skipping Wimbledon.
    “She is taking some personal time with friends and family,” Duguid wro
  • Previews of CIF-SS softball championship games Friday, June 18

    Previews of CIF-SS softball championship games Friday, June 18
    CIF-SS SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS
    ChampionshipsFriday, at Deanna Manning Stadium, Irvine
    DIVISION 1
    ROOSEVELT (19-5) VS. ESPERANZA, (21-3), 6:30 p.m.
    Outlook: The fourth-seeded Aztecs arrive in the finals after upsetting No. 1-seeded Norco in the semifinals. The Crestview League co-champion is led by steady pitcher Emily Gomez (18-2), a senior who is headed to Boise State for nursing, and a strong lineup. Roosevelt was swept by Norco in the traditionally-strong Big VIII League.
    DIVISION 4
    ROSARY (20-11)
  • Previews of CIF-SS softball championship games Friday and Saturday

    Previews of CIF-SS softball championship games Friday and Saturday
    CIF-SS SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS 
    At Deanna Manning Stadium, Irvine
    FRIDAY
    DIVISION 1
    ROOSEVELT (19-5) VS. ESPERANZA, (21-3), 6:30 p.m.
    Outlook: The fourth-seeded Aztecs arrive in the finals after upsetting No. 1-seeded Norco in the semifinals. The Crestview League co-champion is led by steady pitcher Emily Gomez (18-2), a senior who is headed to Boise State for nursing, and a strong lineup. Roosevelt was swept by Norco in the traditionally-strong Big VIII League. Both schools are seeking thei
  • CIF softball: Previews for Friday’s championship games in Irvine

    CIF softball: Previews for Friday’s championship games in Irvine
    Friday’s CIF-SS softball championships
    All games at Deanna Manning Stadium, Irvine
    DIVISION 1
    ROOSEVELT (19-5) VS. *ESPERANZA, (21-3) , 6:30 p.m.
    Outlook: The fourth-seeded Aztecs arrive in the finals after upsetting No. 1 seeded Norco in the semifinals. The Crestview League co-champion is led by steady pitcher Emily Gomez (18-2), a senior headed to Boise State for nursing, and a strong lineup. Roosevelt was swept by Norco in the traditionally-strong Big VIII League.
    DIVISION 4
    ROSARY (20-
  • Can you mix and match COVID-19 vaccines?

    Can you mix and match COVID-19 vaccines?
    By MARIA CHENG | Associated Press
    Can you mix and match two-dose COVID-19 vaccines?
    It’s likely safe and effective, but researchers are still gathering data to be sure.
    The authorized COVID-19 shots around the world are all designed to stimulate your immune system to produce virus-fighting antibodies, though the way they do so varies, noted Dr. Kate O’Brien, director of the World Health Organization’s vaccine unit.
    “Based on the basic principles of how vaccines work, we d

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