• Dodgers’ Dustin May ready to bring the heat in his first start of the season

    Dodgers’ Dustin May ready to bring the heat in his first start of the season
    For most of the spring, Clayton Kershaw’s fastball velocity stayed in the 88 to 90 mph range, forcing Dodgers manager Dave Roberts to defend his veteran and respond to questions by pointing out that most starting pitchers have to work into their velocity at the start of the year.
    Hard-throwing right-hander Walker Buehler seemed to be a good example. His fastball sat around 94 mph for most of the spring, only gradually increasing to 95 and 96 mph during his first start of the regular season
  • Kings take on Coyotes, needing to make up ground

    Kings take on Coyotes, needing to make up ground
    While a midseason meeting with the Arizona Coyotes might not normally be a marquee event, the upcoming two-game set with the Kings hosting the Coyotes might be the most critical contests of their season to date.
    Having just dropped two straight games and five out of six over all to sixth-place San Jose, the Kings next enter a two-game set with the West’s final playoff team, for now, Arizona.
    Should the Kings win both games in regulation, they would be just one point behind Arizona in the s
  • Congregants gather among the trees for Easter celebration

    Congregants gather among the trees for Easter celebration
    With the early morning sunlight filtering through the trees of the Oak Canyon Nature Center, the congregants of Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church  cautiously gathered to celebrate Easter.
    Early risers met in the canyon for a sunrise service, others bundled in warm clothes for an 8 a.m. service, the church’s band Godsend joining in the worship. Later services were held in the Anaheim Hills church’s sanctuary and also livestreamed for those staying home.
    The Rev. Lissa Smith leads
  • Easter and the triumph over worldly power

    Easter and the triumph over worldly power
    For reasons having more to do with modern secular culture and commerce than religious significance, Christmas is more elaborately celebrated. But for believing Christians, Easter is the centerpiece of the faith. It marks the improbable miracle that God’s messenger in human form was killed by the agents of the powers of this world, yet rose from the dead.
    In so doing, he triumphed not only over the grave but revealed the pretensions of the powerful of this world, whether that purported powe
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  • Dodgers place Tony Gonsolin on IL with shoulder injury

    Dodgers place Tony Gonsolin on IL with shoulder injury
    Dodgers right-hander Tony Gonsolin has been placed on the Injured List with shoulder inflammation.
    Gonsolin pitched 3 2/3 innings in the first Freeway Series game against the Angels on March 28 but had not pitched since the season started. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Gonsolin had been bothered by the shoulder discomfort for “a few days” before the move Sunday.
    “It’s something that’s kind of been lingering for the last few days,” Roberts said. “
  • Singing hymns through masks, Christians mark pandemic Easter

    Singing hymns through masks, Christians mark pandemic Easter
    VATICAN CITY — Christianity’s most joyous feast day was celebrated worldwide with the faithful spaced apart in pews and singing choruses of “Hallelujah” through face coverings on a second Easter Sunday marked by pandemic precautions.
    From vast Roman Catholic cathedrals to Protestant churches, worshippers followed regulations on the coronavirus. In some European countries, citizens lined up on Easter for their turn to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
    In the Lombardy region of I
  • Dionne Warwick’s tweeting, TikToking her way through pandemic

    Dionne Warwick’s tweeting, TikToking her way through pandemic
    Dionne Warwick says she’s been treating the past 13 or so months of quarantine “like a vacation I’ve never had.”
    Her definition of vacation is a bit busier than most, however.
    The veteran songstress — who turned 80 in December and received her first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination in February — has in fact used this time off the road and at home in New Jersey as a genuine opportunity to grow and find new creative adventures. More than the singer of &ldqu
  • The Boomer death tax

    The Boomer death tax
    “OK, Boomer” is a mocking retort made by a member of the millennial generation to someone born between 1946 and 1964 – the Baby Boom generation. Like Boomers themselves, Millennials are dismissive of advice or direction from the generation that preceded them.
    But both Boomers and Millennials – as well as the subsequent Gen X, Y & Z – had better be prepared for what is coming courtesy of the Biden administration – a massive new tax that will hit everyone wh
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  • UCLA, USC left indelible marks on the 2021 NCAA Tournament

    UCLA, USC left indelible marks on the 2021 NCAA Tournament
    INDIANAPOLIS >> Nineteen days ago, I set out with a one-way ticket to Indiana to cover the men’s NCAA Tournament. The nature of the event is unpredictability, so there was always the chance this trip could extend for a little while.
    But never did I expect to spend the better part of three weeks in the Hoosier State. Not with the way that the two Los Angeles schools were playing entering the Big Dance.
    UCLA had lost four in a row in increasingly heartbreaking fashion, banishing itself
  • Grow with our Garden Party newsletter and virtual event series

    Grow with our Garden Party newsletter and virtual event series
    Whether you love big heirloom tomatoes on a BLT or the sweet pop of cherry tomatoes in a pasta salad, Garden Party wants to help you grown them better.
    Sign up for our free weekly newsletter and for eight weeks reporter Alex Groves will guide you to growing great tomatoes and help you avoid the pitfall of pests, diseases and more. We’ll even include some recipes for when those tomato babies are ripe.
    Visit http://bit.ly/GardenPartyNewsletter for more information on this free news
  • Fullerton folks show they love their food and their restaurant community

    Fullerton folks show they love their food and their restaurant community
    They called it a restaurant cash mob.
    A single altruistic act organized to celebrate a friend’s birthday and help a restaurant survive during the gloomiest of times that wound up mushrooming into a social networking community bigger than anyone could have imagined.
    About a year ago, during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, the normally upbeat restaurantscene in downtown Fullerton devolved into a dead zone.
    Members of the Fullerton Loves Food group in the courtyard at the Villa de
  • California sheriffs are feeling the heat

    California sheriffs are feeling the heat
    A half-century ago, I was the editor of a small daily newspaper in Northern California and one of my reporters dug up a terrific story.
    He learned that that the county’s Board of Supervisors had privately compelled the county’s sheriff to receive alcoholism treatment by threatening to take away some of his administrative powers. The sheriff’s excessive drinking habits were well known to courthouse insiders and he had crashed at least one county vehicle while driving drunk, alth
  • How 1974-era LA transformed music, movies and pop culture in ‘Rock Me On The Water’

    How 1974-era LA transformed music, movies and pop culture in ‘Rock Me On The Water’
    Writer Ronald Brownstein had a pop culture epiphany while driving home from a political gathering at producer Norman Lear‘s house.
    It struck Brownstein that Lear’s groundbreaking shows like “All in the Family” arrived on TV just as movie classics “The Godfather” and “Chinatown” hit theaters and the Los Angeles music scene of Joni Mitchell and the Eagles flourished on the radio and in record stores.
    It was all here in one place, at one moment.
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  • Some of them guns

    Some of them guns
    Let us stipulate, ladies and germs of the jury, the obvious: There are a lot of guns out there in our God-fearing land.
    There are more guns than there are Americans. We love our sidearms and long rifles as a gente more than those who live anyplace else on Earth, barring a few of the minor ‘stans. That for some of us this fact is as mysterious as would be a nation whose hobby is keeping sidewinders in a cardboard box in the kitchen is neither here nor there. It just is. The extant guns aren
  • How COVID-19 vaccine gets from the manufacturer to your arm — and why it’s taking so long

    How COVID-19 vaccine gets from the manufacturer to your arm — and why it’s taking so long
    Still waiting for your coronavirus shot? Let’s just say the country’s vaccine pipeline has been suffering a few clogs.
    Yes, we’re all frustrated. And that includes Desi Kotis, chief pharmacy executive at UC San Francisco Health.
    She has been helping lead UCSF Health’s vaccine distribution program and insists they are just itching to get a shot into everyone’s arm if it wasn’t for the three ugliest words in the vaccine world these days: lack of supply.
    “T
  • Bad news: California wages jump 12%, by this math

    Bad news: California wages jump 12%, by this math
    California wages were rising at a 12% annual clip last year, according to one measurement — and that spike was essentially bad news.
    One of my favorite economic indicators is employment data derived from a quarterly analysis of bosses’ unemployment insurance filings. This analysis, which is different than the less reliable monthly surveys, takes time, so we just got last summer’s results.
    What my trusty spreadsheet found in 2020’s third quarter, as the economy was first r
  • What will you do once you’re fully vaccinated? Here’s what some older adults did

    What will you do once you’re fully vaccinated? Here’s what some older adults did
    I am on day 17 post-second vaccine and feeling cautiously liberated at the age of 81. I am just curious what my contemporaries are doing as we slowly are getting the Monopoly card “getting out of jail free.” H.N.
    Dear H .N.,
    Great you got the vaccine. We may be cautiously liberated but not totally free since we still need to comply with CDC guidelines even those of us who are fully vaccinated. Yet, there is a sense of new freedom. Unfortunately, those living in a senior residence may
  • Micromanaging all the wrong things

    Micromanaging all the wrong things
    Government agencies don’t have a monopoly on medical information, and they don’t have a machine that reads lab results and magically computes the precise measurement of every variable to guarantee, or even reasonably assure, public health.
    You wouldn’t know that to read the state government’s extraordinarily detailed 13-page “COVID-19 Industry Guidance” for amusement and theme parks.
    “Manage egress by inviting guests nearest the exits to leave seating ar
  • The Latest: Religious figures to have vaccine site in Italy

    The Latest: Religious figures to have vaccine site in Italy
    By The Associated Press
    ROME — Priests, nuns and other people living in community settings are among the vaccination priority groups permitted under Italy’s revised national rollout. The country’s Piedmont region is going a step further by opening a special vaccine center just for the leaders of religious communities.
    Medical personnel at the Cottolengo hospital complex in Turin are set to administer the vaccine to official representatives of Buddhist, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim,
  • Tips: When your life partner resists financial planning

    Tips: When your life partner resists financial planning
    One of the most difficult hurdles to overcome in financial planning can be reaching a shared agreement about goals and actually doing what it takes to reach these goals. When your life partner resists money conversations, tension and resentment can build.
    One of you, for instance, might be trying to save funds for retirement, and the other spends without thinking, appearing to count on winning the lottery as chief funding for the golden age ahead. Emotional moments arising from such scenarios ca
  • Video: Mater Dei holds off Servite in thriller | Highlights & postgame interviews

    Video: Mater Dei holds off Servite in thriller | Highlights & postgame interviews
    See the highlights and postgame interviews from Saturday night’s Mater Dei vs. Servite showdown at Santa Ana Stadium. | Steve Fryer: Not the prettiest Mater Dei-Servite game, but still special-Video by Jonathan Khamis for Southern California News Group
    Related Articles High school football scores for Saturday’s games St. John Bosco routs JSerra, eyes showdown with Mater Dei in two weeks Orange County scores and player stats for Saturday, April 3 Boys Basketball Preview: Mater Dei in
  • Fryer: Not the prettiest Mater Dei-Servite football game, but still special

    Fryer: Not the prettiest Mater Dei-Servite football game, but still special
    It wasn’t the smoothest Mater Dei-Servite football game. There were too many penalties for that.
    But it was a heck of a battle, which is what a Mater Dei-Servite game should be.
    It had what we’ve seen in these games for decades: the fierce, hand-to-hand combat along the interior lines, the body-slam tackles, the three-dimensional chess strategy match between the coaching staffs, and in Saturday night’s edition of the great rivalry an entertaining duel between a great receiver a
  • No. 1 Mater Dei holds off No. 2 Servite in Trinity League ‘barn burner’

    No. 1 Mater Dei holds off No. 2 Servite in Trinity League ‘barn burner’
    SANTA ANA — Mater Dei maintained the upper hand in its football rivalry with Servite on Saturday, April 3 but the Friars showed the gap might be closing.
    The Monarchs, ranked No. 1 in Orange County, never trailed but needed until the final play to secure a 24-17 victory in a hard-fought Trinity League game marred by penalties at Santa Ana Stadium.
    Mater Dei (3-0, 3-0) sealed its ninth straight victory against Servite (2-2, 1-2) by sacking quarterback Noah Fifita around midfield on the fina
  • Gambrell, Sharks hold off Kings late

    Gambrell, Sharks hold off Kings late
    Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Moore, right, celebrates his goal with defenseman Austin Strand, left, and defenseman Kurtis MacDermid during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks Saturday, April 3, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
    San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl, right, tries to get a shot past Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, left, as center Gabriel Vilardi defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 3, 2021
  • Alexander: Jalen Suggs created a March Madness memory

    Alexander: Jalen Suggs created a March Madness memory
    They’ve been replaying it for years at NCAA Tournament time: Grant Hill heaving an inbounds pass three-quarters of the length of the court, Christian Laettner catching it at the free-throw line, and then turning around and making a shot that broke the hearts of the Kentucky Wildcats and their fans.
    That game-winner, from the 1992 NCAA Tournament, is about to be replaced. Gonzaga’s Jalen Suggs provided CBS with a new greatest hit for its future highlights packages Saturday night,
  • Time will heal UCLA Bruins’ wounds after the shocking end of Final Four loss to Gonzaga

    Time will heal UCLA Bruins’ wounds after the shocking end of Final Four loss to Gonzaga
    UCLA guard Tyger Campbell (10) drives up court ahead of Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) during the first half of a men’s Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament semifinal game, Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
    Gonzaga forward Drew Timme, left, and UCLA forward Cody Riley fight for the opening tipoff at the start of a men’s Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament semifinal game, Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Lucas Oil Sta
  • Time will heal the Bruins’ wounds after the shocking end of this loss to Gonzaga

    Time will heal the Bruins’ wounds after the shocking end of this loss to Gonzaga
    It will be said and written that UCLA basketball left every drop and fiber on a makeshift wooden floor in the middle of an Indianapolis football stadium Saturday.
    Not really.
    There’s more where those came from.
    Gonzaga won, 93-90 in the final breath of overtime, when freshman Jalen Suggs shot — not heaved, but shot — a 3-pointer that slammed against the glass and went through.
    Suggs jumped on a nearby table and the Zags went into rapture, but also relief. They knew they’d
  • Dodgers beat Rockies, hit first home run of 2021 in unconventional fashion

    Dodgers beat Rockies, hit first home run of 2021 in unconventional fashion
    Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two-RBI single before advancing to second base on a throw during the sixth inning of the MLB game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on April 3, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
    Left fielder Raimel Tapia #15 of the Colorado Rockies collides with the fence as a fan reaches for an inside-the-park home run by Zach McKinstry #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning at Coors Field on April 3, 20
  • Jared Walsh, Justin Upton power Angels’ comeback victory

    Jared Walsh, Justin Upton power Angels’ comeback victory
    Anthony Rendon #6 of the Los Angeles Angels is greeted by Mike Trout #27 after scoring a run during the third inning against the Chicago White Sox at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 3, 2021 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
    Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels strikes out against Lance Lynn #33 of the Chicago White Sox during the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 3, 2021 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
    Los
  • Scores from Saturday’s high school football games

    Scores from Saturday’s high school football games
    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
    SATURDAY’S RESULTS
    ANGELUS LEAGUE
    Crespi 22, St. Paul 15
    BIG VIII LEAGUE
    Norco 38, Centennial 36
    CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
    Beaumont 37, Yucaipa 24
    Cajon 52, Redlands East Valley 6
    DEL REY LEAGUE
    La Salle 47, Salesian 29
    Harvard-Westlake 24, St. Anthony 0
    INLAND VALLEY LEAGUE
    Lakeside 27, Canyon Springs 13
    IVY LEAGUE
    Rancho Verde 56, Elsinore 2
    MOJAVE RIVER LEAGUE
    Apple Valley 35, Hesperia 0
    Serrano 28, Oak Hills 20
    MOUNTAIN PASS LEAGUE
    Citrus Hill 52, Tahquitz 6
    San Jacinto 4
  • High school football scores for Saturday’s games

    High school football scores for Saturday’s games
    HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
    SATURDAY’S RESULTS
    ANGELUS LEAGUE
    Crespi 22, St. Paul 15
    Loyola 41, St. Francis 14
    BIG VIII LEAGUE
    Norco 38, Centennial 36
    CAMINO LEAGUE
    Camarillo 28, Newbury Park 27 (OT)
    CANYON LEAGUE
    Thousand Oaks 28, Agoura 21
    CITRUS BELT LEAGUE
    Beaumont 37, Yucaipa 24
    Cajon 52, Redlands East Valley 6
    Citrus Valley 42, Redlands 7
    DEL REY LEAGUE
    La Salle 47, Salesian 29
    Harvard-Westlake 24, St. Anthony 0
    FOOTHILL LEAGUE
    West Ranch 33, Canyon/CC 20
    INLAND VALLEY LEAGUE
    Lakeside 27, C
  • UCLA upset bid of Gonzaga foiled by Jalen Suggs’ game winner

    UCLA upset bid of Gonzaga foiled by Jalen Suggs’ game winner
    INDIANAPOLIS — It appeared that UCLA had done enough to force a second overtime in its bid to upset undefeated Gonzaga in the Final Four. Johnny Juzang put his own miss back to tie the game with 3.3 seconds left on the clock.
    But rather than call timeout, Gonzaga in-bounded the ball to star freshman Jalen Suggs. He dribbled up the court, pulled up from just past midcourt and banked in the game-winning 3-pointer, as UCLA fell in heartbreaking fashion, 93-90.
    Suggs jumped up on the table in
  • Final Four reaction: UCLA-Gonzaga game has LeBron James, others talking on social media

    Final Four reaction: UCLA-Gonzaga game has LeBron James, others talking on social media
    The 11th-seeded UCLA Bruins did not win their Final Four game against top-seeded Gonzaga, but delivered on the March Madness stage, sending the game into overtime for a wild conclusion.
    Gonzaga’s buzzer beating 3-pointer not only sealed a spot in the National Championship game against Baylor, but caused social media users, such as Lakers star LeBron James, to react.We'll be watching this shot FOREVER. pic.twitter.com/BMftAHdrEi
    — CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 4, 2021
    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • UCLA gymnastics post season-high, fall short of NCAA Championship trip

    UCLA gymnastics post season-high, fall short of NCAA Championship trip
    UCLA switched its lineup on balance beam, substituting Nia Dennis for Samantha Sakti after the latter had a fall on beam the day before. The Bruins were battling with Cal for second place at the NCAA Regional Finals and a trip to the NCAA Championships, and their most challenging event of the season could make the difference.
    Dennis celebrated hard after a smooth routine, but the endorphins lingered only a little longer. The Bruins recorded their highest meet score of the year on Saturday in Mor
  • St. John Bosco routs JSerra, eyes showdown with Mater Dei in two weeks

    St. John Bosco routs JSerra, eyes showdown with Mater Dei in two weeks
    BELLFLOWER — St. John Bosco’s first five games in this unexpected and abbreviated spring football season are all about preparing for the sixth and final outing, against Mater Dei to determine, for starters, the Trinity League champion.
    Braves coach Jason Negro isn’t shying away from talking up the annual (and, lately, twice-a-season) showdown, and Saturday afternoon he watched his Braves take a big step toward that clash with a clinical and at times unerring 66-14 rout of visit
  • Final Four Photos: UCLA vs. Gonzaga in NCAA Tournament action

    Final Four Photos: UCLA vs. Gonzaga in NCAA Tournament action
    Check out these photos from the NCAA Tournament Final Four game between the UCLA Bruins and the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
    UCLA guard Tyger Campbell (10) drives up court ahead of Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) during the first half of a men’s Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament semifinal game, Saturday, April 3, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
    Gonzaga forward Drew Timme, left, and UCLA forward Cody Riley fight for the opening
  • Memories in the Making

    Memories in the Making
    The artwork of Laguna Woods resident Mike Farkas is featured in an online, virtual art exhibit and silent auction presented by Alzheimer’s Orange County (AlzOC). The nonprofit’s 2021 Memories in the Making Collection was created by program participants like Farkas, who has two watercolors in the show.
    The online auction opened Thursday, April 1.
    A watercolor by Laguna Woods resident Mike Farkas, titled “Looking Through a Kaleidoscope.” It is part of an online exhibit and
  • Rock Your World wins Santa Anita Derby in dirt track debut

    Rock Your World wins Santa Anita Derby in dirt track debut
    Umberto Rispoli celebrates on the back of Rock Your World after winning the Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)
    Santa Anita Park opens its gates to fans for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, in Arcadia, Calif., on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)
    Medina Sprint (7), ridden by John Velazquez, approaches the track for the Santa Anita Derb
  • Long Beach man arrested after reported assault, barricade in Tustin hotel room

    Long Beach man arrested after reported assault, barricade in Tustin hotel room
    TUSTIN — A Long Beach man was arrested Saturday in an alleged domestic violence attack and subsequent barricade in a Tustin hotel room.
    Police were summoned about 9:10 a.m. to a hotel in the 1600 block of El Camino Real on a domestic violence call, according to Tustin police Lt. Stephanie Nichols.
    The victim told officers he was assaulted by 40-year-old Angelo Gutierrez of Long Beach, who was armed and destroying the room, Nichols said.
    “Officers attempted to contact the suspect but
  • Soothsay steps up in class, wins Santa Antia Oaks

    Soothsay steps up in class, wins Santa Antia Oaks
    Flavien celebrates on the back of Soothsay after winning the Santa Anita oaks race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)
    The winners circle after Soothsay won the Santa Anita Oaks race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer)
    Flavien celebrates on the back of Soothsay after winning the Santa Anita oaks race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia,
  • Dodgers’ first road trip of 2021 not limited to a hotel and a ballpark

    Dodgers’ first road trip of 2021 not limited to a hotel and a ballpark
    When is a road trip not a road trip?
    If you were a major-league baseball player in 2020, any series of away games had to feel different. Players, coaches and other members of every team’s traveling party were instructed to “avoid leaving the club hotel for non-essential purposes” under last season’s COVID-19 protocols.
    This year, that rule was relaxed.
    Saturday was a clear, sunny and warm day in Denver. Dodgers catcher Will Smith didn’t take it for granted.
    “D
  • The Latest: Navajo Nation reports 4 new virus deaths

    The Latest: Navajo Nation reports 4 new virus deaths
    By The Associated Press
    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation on Saturday reported 18 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and four more deaths.
    The pandemic totals on the tribe’s reservation that includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah increased to 30,164 cases and 1,257 deaths.
    Tribal President Jonathan Nez encouraged people to celebrate the Easter weekend safely while following COVID-19 protocols. Nez said those including staying home as much as possible, wearing a mask, pr
  • Santa Anita horse racing consensus picks for Sunday April 4

    Santa Anita horse racing consensus picks for Sunday April 4
    The consensus box of picks comes from handicappers Bob Mieszerski, Art Wilson, Terry Turrell and Eddie Wilson. Here are the picks for Sunday April 4 for horse racing at Santa Anita.
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  • Ex-wife of accused Orange shooter expresses horror at massacre

    Ex-wife of accused Orange shooter expresses horror at massacre
    The ex-wife of a man accused of killing four people in a mass shooting this past week expressed horror Saturday at the massacre of her former colleagues at an Orange real estate company.
    Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez is accused of carrying out the slayings at the offices of Unified Homes, a mobile home sales business where his ex-wife, Aleyda Mendoza, used to work. Mendoza on Saturday said she has no idea what could have sparked the shootings.
    “I don’t have the words to describe the pain
  • Shohei Ohtani’s early swings don’t look like last year, Maddon says

    Shohei Ohtani’s early swings don’t look like last year, Maddon says
    ANAHEIM — After the first games of the season, in which Shohei Ohtani hit a few balls hard and also seemed to be losing his balance in his swing, Joe Maddon said he’s not worried.
    During Ohtani’s struggles last season, he often seemed to be stepping toward first base as he unleashed big swings. He struck out in about one-third of his at-bats.
    On Friday, Ohtani hit a couple balls more than 100 mph – including one that went over the right-field fence – but he also str
  • Designer Mossimo Giannulli released from California prison

    Designer Mossimo Giannulli released from California prison
    Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli has been released from a California prison and is under home confinement following his imprisonment for his role in a college admissions bribery scheme, according to a person familiar with the matter.
    Giannulli, 57, is married to former “Full House” star Lori Loughlin. They pleaded guilty last year to paying half a million dollars to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California. Loughlin was
  • Baylor routs Houston to reach NCAA title game, awaits UCLA vs. Gonzaga

    Baylor routs Houston to reach NCAA title game, awaits UCLA vs. Gonzaga
    INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly two decades ago, Scott Drew decided to leave his comfort zone at tiny Valparaiso for the scandal-plagued basketball program at Baylor, explaining to his father that there was nowhere for the Bears to go but up.
    Now, they’re one win away from the top.
    Led by Jared Butler and the rest of their brilliant backcourt, a defense that refused to give Houston an inch, and a coach intent on making the most of his first trip to the Final Four, the Bears roared to a 78-59 v
  • Baylor breezes past Houston to reach NCAA title game

    Baylor breezes past Houston to reach NCAA title game
    INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly two decades ago, Scott Drew decided to leave his comfort zone at tiny Valparaiso for the scandal-plagued basketball program at Baylor, explaining to his father that there was nowhere for the Bears to go but up.
    Now, they’re one win away from the top.
    Led by Jared Butler and the rest of their brilliant backcourt, a defense that refused to give Houston an inch, and a coach intent on making the most of his first trip to the Final Four, the Bears roared to a 78-59 v
  • Families look for closure in final report on deadly Marine AAV training accident

    Families look for closure in final report on deadly Marine AAV training accident
    This time last year, Sarah Villanueva was trying to get up the nerve to ask her parents for their blessing to marry an infantry Marine at Camp Pendleton.
    Now, the 20-year-old widow, an environmental systems major at San Diego State University, is left trying to figure out her life without Cpl. Cesar Villanueva, the man she fell in love with during a first date at a Temecula dog park just weeks before they decided to get married.
    Sarah Villanueva, 20, wipes away tears as she looks at photo’
  • Arizona, Stanford give NCAA women’s title game a Pac-12 flair

    Arizona, Stanford give NCAA women’s title game a Pac-12 flair
    SAN ANTONIO — The last time that Tara VanDerveer and Stanford were playing for a national championship, the Pac-12 had just 10 schools and the Cardinal were the standard bearer for the conference.
    Now 11 years later, the Pac-12 is on top of the women’s basketball world with the Cardinal facing Arizona on Sunday night for the title. The conference is guaranteed its first champion since the Hall of Fame coach and the Cardinal won their last title in 1992.
    “I’m really proud

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