• PGF cancels national championships for older divisions, All-American high school game

    PGF cancels national championships for older divisions, All-American high school game
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowPremier Girls Fastpitch on Sunday canceled its 18- and 16-and-under national travel softball championships and its All-American high school game — all scheduled for Orange County this summer — because of the coronavirus.
    PGF president/CEO Dan Hay hoped the last several weeks that the tournaments scheduled for July 24-Aug. 1 and the national all-star game planned for Aug. 1 could be played but
  • Lakers’ Rajon Rondo fractures right thumb, could miss six to eight weeks after surgery

    Lakers’ Rajon Rondo fractures right thumb, could miss six to eight weeks after surgery
    For an already thin Lakers backcourt, another bad break is tough to swallow.
    The Lakers announced that Rajon Rondo suffered a fractured right thumb during a Sunday evening practice at Disney World, the second organized practice for the Lakers following their quarantine protocols.
    He is slated to undergo surgery this week, and the team estimates he could miss six to eight weeks before returning to basketball activities, meaning he will miss at minimum all eight of the Lakers’ seeding games
  • Reports: Washington’s NFL team expected to begin search for new name

    Reports: Washington’s NFL team expected to begin search for new name
    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington’s NFL team will get rid of its name on Monday, according to multiple reports.
    It’s unclear when a new name will be revealed for one of the league’s oldest franchises.
    USA Today, ESPN, The Washington Post, Washington Times and Sports Business Journal reported Sunday night that owner Dan Snyder is set to “retire” the name. Yahoo, on Saturday, reported a name change was imminent.Related Articles NFL about to learn the coronavirus is
  • Crash east of Tustin shuts down Santiago Canyon Road

    Crash east of Tustin shuts down Santiago Canyon Road
    A vehicle collided with a telephone pole in the hills east of Tustin, sending two people to hospitals and resulting in a closure of Santiago Canyon Road on Sunday, July 12.
    The crash happened near Blue Diamond Haul Road at about 1:56 p.m., according to preliminary information from California Highway Patrol logs. One person was sent to Mission Hospital with abrasions to both arms and their left leg. At least one other patient was taken to Orange County Global Medical Center with injuries to the l
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  • Lakers slowly warm up to bubble life, work on conditioning in early practices

    Lakers slowly warm up to bubble life, work on conditioning in early practices
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Sunday seemed like NBA summer camp at Disney World. Paul George has been showing off his fishing catches at the lake. J.J. Reddick downed a beer for Twitter followers from the cold tub.
    Anthony Davis … went outside for the first time.
    “We all realized how hot Orlando is,” the Lakers’ star said on a humid day with a high of 92 degrees. “I think for the most part guys are just sitting back in their room getting their me time and playing video ga
  • Imperial County, the COVID-19 epicenter

    Imperial County, the COVID-19 epicenter
    Even as a boy, I knew there was something unusual, even other-worldly, about living in the Imperial Valley.
    We seemed so isolated, more connected to Mexico than California. In fact the valley’s largest city was Mexicali, just across the border, and we’d often walk across for cheap restaurant food. It was an hours-long, 100-mile automobile drive through treeless, boulder-strewn mountains to San Diego, the nearest California city of any size.
    To the east, a sea of sand dunes separated
  • Southern California temperatures to cool beginning Monday following triple-digit heat wave

    Southern California temperatures to cool beginning Monday following triple-digit heat wave
    Temperatures will remain warm after a heat wave baked Southern California over the weekend, but were forecast to cool off beginning Monday, July 13, and through the middle of the week.
    Meteorologists expected Sunday to be the end of a warming trend that brought weather between 10 and 15 degrees hotter than average to the region, according to the National Weather Service. A heat advisory warning of temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and River
  • Grandson of Elvis Presley has died at age 27, agent says

    Grandson of Elvis Presley has died at age 27, agent says
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The son of Lisa Marie Presley has died. He was 27.
    Presley’s representative Roger Widynowski said in a statement Sunday to The Associated Press that she was “heartbroken” after learning about the death of her son Benjamin Keough. He is the grandson of the late Elvis Presley.
    TMZ reports that Keough died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday in Calabasas, California.
    “She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying
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  • Angels relievers will be looking for strikeouts in extra innings with new rule

    Angels relievers will be looking for strikeouts in extra innings with new rule
    ANAHEIM — When the Angels sent their high-leverage relievers out to pitch in Saturday’s intrasquad game, they did so starting each inning with a runner at second base.
    It was part of their preparation for the new extra innings rule this year, which is intended to prevent games from going too long.
    Obviously, starting an inning with a runner at second will put an increased emphasis for pitchers on getting strikeouts, and Manager Joe Maddon feels that could be a strength for the Angels
  • Sparks pacing themselves, treating shortened WNBA season like a marathon

    Sparks pacing themselves, treating shortened WNBA season like a marathon
    Be quick, but don’t hurry; there’s a long, shortened 22-game season ahead.
    After going months without playing high-level hoops, or, in many cases, without hooping at all, the veteran-laden Sparks are determined to ease into competitive basketball now that they’re together in the “Wubble” at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
    “Physically, for sure, everybody’s behind where they normally would be at this point in the training camp,” Sparks Coach Dere
  • Clippers’ Joakim Noah is healthy and not taking anything for granted

    Clippers’ Joakim Noah is healthy and not taking anything for granted
    In his first virtual meeting with reporters since joining the Clippers just before the coronavirus pandemic interrupted the season, veteran center Joakim Noah on Saturday shrugged off any natural reticence about playing basketball in the Orlando bubble.
    He didn’t even mention the food on campus at the Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.
    Instead, he was quick to offer some food for thought.
    “I think that we’re very blessed to be working right now,”
  • Catholic leaders vow to rebuild after fire tears through San Gabriel Mission

    Catholic leaders vow to rebuild after fire tears through San Gabriel Mission
    Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrated Mass at the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel on Sunday, July 12 at 11 a.m., following a fire that damaged the Mission’s church. The Mass was held in the Mission’s Chapel of the Annunciation. on Sunday, July12. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
    With the roof of the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel still charred and partially collapsed after a fire desecrated the 249-year-old sanctuary early Saturday — Archbishop Jose
  • LAFC begin MLS tournament against Houston

    LAFC begin MLS tournament against Houston
    After four months away from the soccer pitch, Los Angeles Football Club will make its “MLS is Back” tournament debut against the Houston Dynamo Monday night. The team is excited to return to play, but the club faces challenges from all directions during this tournament. On the field, the club must contend with the difficulties of playing in an unfamiliar climate after a long layoff.
    Off the field, the COVID-19 pandemic has already left its mark on the competition, reinforcing the not
  • Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen reports, says contracting coronavirus was why he was late

    Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen reports, says contracting coronavirus was why he was late
    Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen on Sunday finally made it to summer camp and then let reporters know that he and his family had the coronavirus, thus his delay in joining his teammates when camp began at Dodger Stadium on July 3.
    Jansen said his son Kaden first contracted the illness about three weeks ago. He said he and his wife and three children have recovered and that he has kept himself in good throwing shape and will be ready for the 60-game season, which kicks off July 23 against the Giants.
  • Coronavirus: Orange County reported 814 new cases and 2 new deaths as of July 12

    Coronavirus: Orange County reported 814 new cases and 2 new deaths as of July 12
    The Orange County Health Care Agency  reported another 814 cases of the coronavirus as of Sunday, July 12 pushing Orange County’s total to 24,715 since local testing began in March. There were two new deaths reported, bringing the total to 423.
    Of the 423 deaths, 212 were in skilled nursing facilities, 15 in assisted living facilities and two were listed as homeless.
    There were 671 registered hospital patients with 231 in ICU. The state’s coronavirus-tracking dashboard shows Ora
  • Coronavirus: Orange County reported 814 new cases and 2 new deaths as of July 11

    Coronavirus: Orange County reported 814 new cases and 2 new deaths as of July 11
    The Orange County Health Care Agency  reported another 814 cases of the coronavirus as of Sunday, July 12 pushing Orange County’s total to 24,715 since local testing began in March. There were 2 new deaths reported, bringing the total to 423.
    Of the 423 deaths, 212 were in skilled nursing facilities, 15 in assisted living facilities and two were listed as homeless.
    There were 671 registered hospital patients with 231 in ICU. The state’s coronavirus-tracking dashboard shows Orang
  • 21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

    21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego
    SAN DIEGO — Twenty-one people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego, military officials said.
    The blaze was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Mike Raney, a spokesman for Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet.
    Seventeen sailors and four civilians were hospitalized with “non-life-threatening injuries,” Raney said in a brief statement. He didn’t provide additional details.
    Smoke rises from
  • 18 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

    18 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego
    SAN DIEGO — Eighteen people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego, military officials said.
    The blaze was reported shortly before 9 a.m. on USS Bonhomme Richard, said Mike Raney, a spokesman for Naval Surface Force, US Pacific Fleet.
    Eighteen people were hospitalized with “non-life-threatening injuries,” Raney said in a brief statement. He didn’t have additional details.
    Previously officials said at least one pers
  • Chicharito and Galaxy looking for good start to MLS is Back Tournament

    Chicharito and Galaxy looking for good start to MLS is Back Tournament
    Galaxy forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez could have opted out of the MLS is Back Tournament.
    With a 1-year-old son and a second child on the way, no one would have blamed Hernandez if he decided to remain in Los Angeles.
    Major League Soccer said that players could opt out of the tournament for various reasons and many have, like reigning MVP Carlos Vela (LAFC), Minnesota United FC defender Ike Opara, and the Vancouver Whitecaps’ Lucas Cavallini and Fredy Montero. Those are
  • Florida reports largest, single-day increase in coronavirus cases

    Florida reports largest, single-day increase in coronavirus cases
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic, adding more than 15,000 cases as its daily average death toll continued to also rise.
    According to state Department of Health statistics, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of 269,811 cases, and 45 deaths were recorded.
    California had the previous record of daily positive cases — 11,694, set on
  • Coronavirus: These maps show risk levels for every county and every state in real time

    Coronavirus: These maps show risk levels for every county and every state in real time
    LEVELS OF RISK
    As the world searches for a path to near-zero cases, several new tools for calculating risk have been unveiled.
    COVID-19 RISK LEVELS BY COUNTY AND STATE
    Cases per seven-day rolling average of cases per 100,000. Click on the map to go to the latest update. 
    Green: fewer than 1 daily new cases per 100,000 people (on track for containment)Yellow: 1-10 daily new cases per 100,000 people (community spread)Orange: 10-25 daily new cases per 100,000 people (accelerated spread)Red: mo
  • When the state becomes the pusher

    When the state becomes the pusher
    We all know that there is an endless list of addictive substances that present a real danger to people. Alcohol, cocaine and heroin just to name a few. But a powerful addictive substance provided by our own government is public money. Few things can get individuals and institutions more hooked than that.
    Although we’ve known for a long time that government largess often comes with negative consequences, what recently brought this to mind was a series of stories revealing which businesses a
  • 1 dead in Garden Grove shooting

    1 dead in Garden Grove shooting
    A man was found shot to death in Garden Grove neighborhood late Saturday, police said.
    Little is known about what led to the shooting, which left the man dead on a sidewalk in the 10200 block of Standford Avenue, between Groveview Avenue and Brookhurst Street, according to a Garden Grove police statement.
    Police were called to the neighborhood at around 11:22 p.m. The officers who arrived found the man with at least one gunshot wound.
    Garden Grove police have not said whether they’re looki
  • Investigators: Mission San Gabriel fire probe yields no ‘aha moment’

    Investigators: Mission San Gabriel fire probe yields no ‘aha moment’
    Investigators who looked through the burned remains of the church at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel had no “aha moment,” and it may take a week for findings about what caused the devastating early morning blaze, a fire department spokesman said Sunday, July 12.
    The 4:45 a.m. Saturday fire destroyed the 249-year-old church’s wooden roof in 15 minutes, and its interior was burned up to the altar. Flames spread quickly because the church’s historical classification prev
  • Top Rank’s boxing ‘bubble’ not bursting any time soon

    Top Rank’s boxing ‘bubble’ not bursting any time soon
    It’s common in boxing for a fighter to have a delayed reaction after taking a precise hook to the body. That’s usually followed by another delay from the crowd as they attempt to process what just took place.
    Eventually, the boxer crumbles to at least one knee and the crowd winces.
    Shakur Stevenson landed a second pinpoint body shot – a counter left punch to the liver – before Felix Caraballo felt the brunt of the first, a devastating right hook.
    No delays occurred in Ste
  • Protests continue through heat wave

    Protests continue through heat wave
    LOS ANGELES – More demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality are scheduled Sunday despite a National Weather Service forecast of triple-digit temperatures in some parts of Southern California and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
    The nationwide movement sparked by the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis continues more than six weeks after he was killed while in police custody and now embraces a wide range of issues.
    Events scheduled in the Los Angeles area i
  • In wake of Floyd killing, police in Orange County talk reform

    In wake of Floyd killing, police in Orange County talk reform
    All but two of Orange County’s 22 law enforcement agencies have banned or suspended the use of the sleeper hold.
    Several local police departments are speeding up efforts to equip every officer with body-worn cameras that can document interactions with the public.
    And every Orange County agency already meets several more demands from police reform advocates, including requiring officers to go through deescalation training, to carry non-lethal weapons and to report excessive force by other o
  • Hospital chaplains fill role of surrogate family members during times of isolation, depression, death

    Hospital chaplains fill role of surrogate family members during times of isolation, depression, death
    “Can you tell my wife I love her?”
    It isn’t often that Rabbi Jason Weiner, hospital chaplain and director of spiritual care at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, gets a request like that. It came from an elderly man whose wife had been hospitalized. He couldn’t visit her because of strict guidelines in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
    The man told the rabbi it was the first time in 65 years that they hadn’t slept in the same room, on the same bed.
    “Do yo
  • Key COVID-19 legislation for businesses and people

    Key COVID-19 legislation for businesses and people
    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government passed three phases of legislation and a slew of administrative guidance.
    Phase 1 primarily provides emergency funding to various federal agencies. But provisions in Phase 2 — known as the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, or FFCRA — and Phase 3 — the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act — benefit businesses and individuals.
    Here are key provisions of the FFCRA and CARES Act.
    E
  • Politics as usual can’t solve America’s problems: Richard Boddie

    Politics as usual can’t solve America’s problems: Richard Boddie
    Hi, I’m Richard Benjamin Boddie.
    “I was born a highly privileged white lad” on Oct. 19, 1938 in Elmira, New York, the son of Mary Lavinia Johnson Boddie and Rev. Charles Emerson Boddie.
    OK, not quite.
    The parents, the location and date are true. But didn’t you recognize those opening words as an intended reversal of the now famous words by Steve Martin in his classic movie, “The Jerk”?
    The movie opened with Martin saying, “I was born a poor black child.&
  • UFC 251: Usman, Volkanovski, Yan leave Fight Island with belts

    UFC 251: Usman, Volkanovski, Yan leave Fight Island with belts
    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kamaru Usman retained his welterweight title with a smothering victory over short-notice challenger Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 on Sunday.
    Alexander Volkanovski retained his featherweight title with a narrow split decision over Max Holloway, and Petr Yan won the vacant UFC bantamweight championship with a fifth-round stoppage victory over José Aldo on Yas Island, the UAE tourist destination turned into a secure bubble by the UFC during the corona
  • Costa Mesa sex offender, kept on mental health hold for more than 20 years, may be released

    Costa Mesa sex offender, kept on mental health hold for more than 20 years, may be released
    A court order that has kept a former Costa Mesa man and registered sex offender inside a mental health hospital expired Saturday, signaling alarm from Orange County officials who have fought for decades to keep him detained.
    It was not clear whether the man, identified by officials as Cary Smith, was released from Coalinga State Hospital on Saturday.
    Department of State Hospitals officials were not immediately available for comment.
    Orange County officials said they were unaware of Smith’s
  • Reject federal proposal to require backdoor to encryption

    Reject federal proposal to require backdoor to encryption
    Federal law enforcement officials have long lamented the challenges that encryption of digital information pose to law enforcement investigation and have pushed in various ways for the creation of “backdoors” or other mechanisms to bypass encryption. New federal legislation from a trio of Republicans seeks to make this bad idea into reality.
    Late last month, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee, introduced the Lawful Access
  • Don’t let the FPPC gut due process: Susan Shelley

    Don’t let the FPPC gut due process: Susan Shelley
    “Political reform” needs reform in California, but instead, it’s about to be made even worse.
    On Monday, a committee of the Fair Political Practices Commission, the independent state agency created by the 1974 ballot measure that enacted the Political Reform Act, will consider a staff recommendation to wipe out certain protections that currently are required as part of the process of protecting the rights of people who may be wrongly accused.
    For example, one change would end t
  • Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike pulling off challenging balancing act in the ‘Wubble’

    Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike pulling off challenging balancing act in the ‘Wubble’
    Asked what it would mean to succeed in the “Wubble” — WNBA players’ term for their version of the NBA bubble — the Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike cited teammate Candace Parker, who said last week: “This season doesn’t have an asterisk next to it, it’s an exclamation point.”
    “For me to walk away with anything, most importantly really just a championship, it’s gonna be extremely well-earned,” Ogwumike said. “This is going
  • This CBD stuff really seems to work: Doug McIntyre

    This CBD stuff really seems to work: Doug McIntyre
    My old gym is now a pot store. Is there anything more Californian than that? And not just any pot store, this place is the Neiman Marcus of marijuana, with curbside pickup, an attractive and helpful staff and the look and feel of an Apple store.
    This was my very first trip to a pot store — which makes me late to the party — but I don’t smoke pot, so I’ve never had the need. I wasn’t sure what to expect since the last time I bought anything marijuana-related was from
  • Del Mar horse racing consensus picks for Sunday July 12

    Del Mar horse racing consensus picks for Sunday July 12
    The consensus box of picks comes from handicappers Bob Mieszerski, Art Wilson, Terry Turrell and Eddie Wilson. Here are the picks for Sunday, July 12 for racing at opening day at Del Mar.
    Trouble viewing on mobile device? See consensus picks
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  • Coronavirus: Orange County reports 1,251 new cases and 9 new deaths

    Coronavirus: Orange County reports 1,251 new cases and 9 new deaths
    The Orange County Health Care Agency  reported another 1,251 cases of the coronavirus as of Saturday, July 11 pushing Orange County’s total to 23,901 since local testing began in March. There were nine new deaths reported, bringing the total to 421.
    Of the 421 deaths, 212 were in skilled nursing facilities, 15 in assisted living facilities and two were listed as homeless.
    There were 671 registered hospital patients with 231 in ICU. The state’s coronavirus-tracking dashboard show
  • Southern California temperatures reach triple digits; more heat coming Sunday

    Southern California temperatures reach triple digits; more heat coming Sunday
    A heat wave began cooking most of Southern California with triple-digit temperatures in most areas Saturday, July 11, but spared the region of much fire activity by mid-afternoon.
    The heat wave was anticipated to last through Sunday and into early Monday, meteorologists said, as a high ridge of high pressure over Arizona and New Mexico continued to impact the region.
    A heat advisory was in affect for parts of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties until 8 p.m. Sunday evening,
  • Clippers’ Lou Williams goes from on the bubble to in the ‘bubble’ in Orlando

    Clippers’ Lou Williams goes from on the bubble to in the ‘bubble’ in Orlando
    With so much movement happening on the social justice front, last month Lou Williams said he wasn’t sure whether playing basketball this summer would distract from those issues. And, he said, he didn’t know whether he should join the Clippers in Orlando as they seek to finish off what they hope is the organization’s first championship season.
    “This is a whirlwind of a time we don’t know what’s the right decision now, we’re trying to figure out on the fly
  • Race horse euthanized after morning workout at Del Mar

    Race horse euthanized after morning workout at Del Mar
    DEL MAR (CNS) – A 3-year-old filly suffered a fatal injury during a morning workout today at the Del Mar.
    Lovely Lilia pulled up after the workout at about 5 a.m. and veterinarians said the horse could not be saved and was euthanized, according to Mac McBride, Del Mar’s director of media.
    Lovely Lilia was eased in her final race, a mile turf race at Santa Anita Park June 12, which she led at the halfway point.
    Lovely Lilia made seven starts, winning twice and finishing second once, e
  • Now’s a good time to scrap civil asset forfeiture

    Now’s a good time to scrap civil asset forfeiture
    The killing of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide uproar has rightfully forced needed conversations about law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
    While Congress has so far fumbled on working toward tangible, passable legislation, Sens. Rand Paul, R–Kentucky, Mike Lee, R–Utah, Mike Crapo, R–Idaho, and Angus King, I–Maine, have reintroduced legislation to limit the use of civil asset forfeiture.
    Through the practice, law enforcement is able to seize cash an
  • LeBron talks more than basketball as Lakers return to practice court

    LeBron talks more than basketball as Lakers return to practice court
    LeBron James emerged Saturday from NBA-mandated quarantine at the league’s coronavirus bubble headquarters in Orlando, Florida, dropped into a chair in front of a camera and began to speak about the two great passions in his life: basketball and social equality.
    His first practice with the Lakers in four months was minutes away, but first he spoke with beat reporters for the first time since April, addressing a number of issues during an 11 1/2-minute Zoom call.
    Yes, he said he was ready t
  • Angels’ Albert Pujols feeling healthy after time off

    Angels’ Albert Pujols feeling healthy after time off
    ANAHEIM — The start to Albert Pujols’ 20th season in the majors will be delayed by nearly four months. One positive to that is that Pujols will have had more time to put his injury issues behind him.
    By the time the season starts, it will have been about 22 months since Pujols had the third of three surgeries he had at the end of the 2018 season. He has had two full offseasons, plus what was essentially a third mini-offseason, for his body to recover.
    “I think being healthy bro
  • Mission San Gabriel consumed in fire as California missions’ legacies face criticism

    Mission San Gabriel consumed in fire as California missions’ legacies face criticism
    After a fire ripped through the church at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel on Saturday, July 11, firefighters said there was no immediate evidence to indicate arson.
    But the blaze came as the legacy of missions throughout California have been called into question.
    The San Gabriel Mission, founded in 1771, was the fourth of what would become 21 Spanish missions in modern-day California, all established with the goal of converting Native Americans to Christianity and expanding the Spanish empir
  • California’s iconic missions have become focal points for debate

    California’s iconic missions have become focal points for debate
    While California’s missions are still beloved by many people of faith, Saturday’s blaze at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel came as their legacy throughout California have been called into question.
    The missions are one of the state’s most familiar icons. For many years, students in the state’s classrooms constructed miniature missions as part of history lessons.
    The San Gabriel Mission, founded in 1771, was the fourth of what would become 21 Spanish missions in modern
  • California’s iconic missions have become flashpoints for debate

    California’s iconic missions have become flashpoints for debate
    While California’s missions are still beloved by many people of faith, Saturday’s blaze at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel came as their legacy throughout California have been called into question.
    The missions are one of the state’s most familiar icons. For many years, students in the state’s classrooms constructed miniature missions as part of history lessons.
    The San Gabriel Mission, founded in 1771, was the fourth of what would become 21 Spanish missions in modern
  • Dodgers manager Dave Roberts finds counseling role heightened

    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts finds counseling role heightened
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has a lot on his plate.
    He is getting his team ready for a shortened 60-game season that will begin July 23 against the Giants. He’s doing so amid a coronavirus pandemic that is not going away, as well as nationwide civil unrest spurred by the death of a Black man, George Floyd, at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis.
    It’s a nervous, even scary, time for many people, and professional athletes are not immune to those emotions. Roberts therefore fin
  • Angels manager Joe Maddon says Shohei Ohtani’s stiff back is ‘nothing alarming’

    Angels manager Joe Maddon says Shohei Ohtani’s stiff back is ‘nothing alarming’
    ANAHEIM — Shohei Ohtani has been slowed over the past few days by some back stiffness, but Manager Joe Maddon said he wasn’t concerned.
    “He’s feeling good,” Maddon said Saturday. “Obviously we’re going to be cautious with him now. I’m optimistic he’ll be able to take his turn next turn next week. Nothing alarming. Just felt a little stiffness. Yesterday, he felt he was in a pretty good place.”
    Ohtani is set to resume his role as a two-w
  • Ducks, Kings play waiting game as NHL resumes coronavirus-delayed season

    Ducks, Kings play waiting game as NHL resumes coronavirus-delayed season
    If all goes as planned and the NHL concludes its coronavirus-delayed 2019-20 season by awarding the Stanley Cup in the opening days of October and starting 2020-21 in late November or early December, then the Ducks and Kings will have been sidelined for up to nine months.
    “So be it,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Saturday of making drastic scheduling adjustments in order to complete the coronavirus-delayed ’19-20 season as outlined in a return-to-play plan ratified by the

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