• Avalon Lafosse, 1st teen to win a Segerstrom Center for the Arts leadership award, is out to save the world through art therapy

    Avalon Lafosse, 1st teen to win a Segerstrom Center for the Arts leadership award, is out to save the world through art therapy
    In the midst of high school graduation ceremonies, it seems almost too early to introduce a student about to enter her senior year. Then again, perhaps it’s the perfect time.
    On Tuesday, June 4, 16-year-old Avalon Lafosse will become the first teenager to receive a Segerstrom Center for the Arts leadership award.
    The cool thing is that the award isn’t just about Lafosse’s personal artistic accomplishments, although there is that. It’s also about how she teaches art to kid
  • CIF football playoffs: SoCal Regional scores, schedule for CIF State championships

    CIF football playoffs: SoCal Regional scores, schedule for CIF State championships
    The scores from Friday’s CIF Southern California Regional championship games and the updated schedule for the CIF State championships.
    Friday’s results
    Division 1-AA: San Diego Lincoln 37, Sierra Canyon 14
    Division 2-AA: Chula Vista Mater Dei 22, Downey 21
    Division 3-AA: San Jacinto 49, San Diego University City 45
    Division 4-AA: Northwood 10, Delano Kennedy 7
    Division 5-AA: Muir 33, Blythe Palo Verde Valley 7
    Division 6-AA: Escondido Classical Academy 34, Lancaster 14
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  • Northwood football delivers in the clutch to win CIF SoCal Regional title

    Northwood football delivers in the clutch to win CIF SoCal Regional title
    Support our high school coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowDELANO — Northwood’s football team won its first of two consecutive CIF-SS titles last season before dropping a close game at home in the CIF Southern California Regional Championships.
    On Friday, the Timberwolves traveled nearly 200 miles to the Central Valley to change their fortunes in regional games.
    Adam Harper and teammates accomplished their mission.
    Northwood made a fourth-and-1 stop on its 2
  • Alexander: USC’s dream season derailed by Utah in Pac-12 title game

    Alexander: USC’s dream season derailed by Utah in Pac-12 title game
    LAS VEGAS — In one sense, the scene at Allegiant Stadium on Friday night was one USC fans might not have even dreamed of a little more than a year ago. Or to put it another way, they might have dreamed it but it seemed far removed from possibility, the stains of the Clay Helton era having discouraged not only a team but a fan base.
    A year ago the Trojans were playing before large patches of empty seats in the Coliseum. On Friday night, the faithful were traveling well again. The Raiders&rs
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  • USC, injured Caleb Williams fall to Utah in Pac-12 title game

    USC, injured Caleb Williams fall to Utah in Pac-12 title game
    LAS VEGAS — All season long, USC relied on quarterback Caleb Williams’ ability to improvise on his feet. His spins away from defenders, running away from the line of scrimmage just to turn around and take off for a positive play kept the Trojans alive for many weeks and became the fodder for his Heisman Trophy sizzle reel.
    But what fourth-ranked USC got in the second half of the Pac-12 championship game on Friday night was Williams standing in the pocket as the Utah pass rush descend
  • USC notebook: Bryson Shaw steps up, Brett Neilon leaves Pac-12 title game early

    USC notebook: Bryson Shaw steps up, Brett Neilon leaves Pac-12 title game early
    LAS VEGAS — Safety Bryson Shaw was a late addition to the USC roster, transferring from Ohio State after spring practices ended. And it took him time to find a role within the Trojans’ defense on a team with veteran safeties.
    But in USC’s 47-24 Pac-12 championship game loss to Utah, Shaw showed that he can be a piece that the Trojans can build around in the future.
    Shaw was active prior to snaps for USC throughout the first half, pointing out Utah’s motions and alerting h
  • UCLA women’s soccer blanks Alabama to reach national title match

    UCLA women’s soccer blanks Alabama to reach national title match
    CARY, N.C. — Reilyn Turner gave top-ranked UCLA the lead, Quincy McMahon and Madelyn Desiano added insurance goals and the Bruins defeated Alabama, 3-0, in an NCAA Division I women’s soccer semifinal on Friday night.
    UCLA (21-2-1) will play North Carolina for the championship on Monday night. The Tar Heels held off defending champion Florida State, 3-2, in the first semifinal.
    The Bruins are in the College Cup for the 12th time, winning the title in 2013. Alabama (23-3-1) was making
  • Anthony Davis, Lakers outlast Giannis, Bucks for signature win

    Anthony Davis, Lakers outlast Giannis, Bucks for signature win
    MILWAUKEE — Within the span of the Lakers’ most impressive win of the season, and perhaps in several seasons, they highlighted seven seconds above all the rest.
    In a single play, Russell Westbrook dove for a loose ball, scooping it off the hardwood to a skipping LeBron James. Off-balance, James couldn’t finish the fast-break himself, so he dished off to Anthony Davis, trailing behind with a layup with just 1:07 remaining for one of the biggest baskets in a game filled with high
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  • Anthony Davis, Lakers outlast Giannis, Bucks for best win of season

    Anthony Davis, Lakers outlast Giannis, Bucks for best win of season
    MILWAUKEE — This game didn’t live up to the hype. It easily lapped it.
    What might have seemed to some like a matchup of one of the Eastern Conference’s best teams with one of the West’s worst was quickly spun on its head Friday night on national TV: The Lakers (9-12) finally lived up to the team they’ve said they can be with bright lights shining down on them.
    Anthony Davis scored a season-high 44 points, LeBron James had 28 points and 11 assists, and Russell Westbr
  • Lakers coach Darvin Ham relishes return to Milwaukee

    Lakers coach Darvin Ham relishes return to Milwaukee
    MILWAUKEE — Ironically enough, when the Milwaukee Bucks gave Darvin Ham a moment of recognition, the Lakers’ first-year head coach wasn’t able to soak it in.
    The Fiserv Forum jumbotron played a short but heartfelt tribute video to Ham, a four-year assistant in Milwaukee: Gatorade baths, visits to the White House, and a handful of other memories that made him a beloved figure within the Bucks organization. Then the camera panned to Ham himself, who was mid-conversation with Troy
  • Pasadena officials react to Rose Bowl agreement with College Football Playoff

    Pasadena officials react to Rose Bowl agreement with College Football Playoff
    When the Rose Bowl Game organizers and the College Football Playoff officials were able to come to an agreement, it showed a demonstration of good faith and a level of excitement for multiple parties in Pasadena.
    The agreement allows for a 12-team format to begin as early as the 2024-25 season and keep the Rose Bowl Game in the rotation as one of six major bowl games to host a quarterfinal or semifinal game every year.
    The CFP Board of Managers (a group made up of a chancellor and 10 college pre
  • Rangers sign Jacob deGrom to $185M, 5-year deal

    Rangers sign Jacob deGrom to $185M, 5-year deal
    By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer
    ARLINGTON, Texas — Jacob deGrom is headed to the free-spending Texas Rangers, who believe the health risk is worth the potential reward in trying to end a six-year run of losing.
    The two-time Cy Young Award winner agreed to a $185 million, five-year contract Friday, leaving the New York Mets after nine seasons – the past two shortened substantially by injuries.
    “We acknowledge the risk, but we also acknowledge that in order to get great player
  • Rangers, Jacob deGrom agree to $185M, 5-year deal

    Rangers, Jacob deGrom agree to $185M, 5-year deal
    By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer
    ARLINGTON, Texas — Free-agent ace Jacob deGrom and the Texas Rangers agreed to a $185 million, five-year contract on Friday.
    The two-time Cy Young Award winner leaves the New York Mets after nine seasons – the past two shortened by injuries.
    After making his first start last season in early August, deGrom went 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA in 11 outings though his peripherals better illustrated his dominance: 102 strikeouts against just eight walks, with nine
  • World Cup: Feeling worldly? Here’s a quiz about international borders

    World Cup: Feeling worldly? Here’s a quiz about international borders
    Land lines
    With so many fans from different nations watching the World Cup, here’s a test of your knowledge of borders.
    The U.S. Men’s National Team faces the Netherlands, Saturday Dec. 3 at 7 a.m. Pacific.
    Here’s a 15 question quiz. Keep your own score. 
     
    Sources: Encyclopedia Britannica, National Geographic, U.S.G.S., CIA World Factbook, The Smithsonian, U.S. State Department International Boundary Study
  • Prince William, Princess Kate close out Boston trip with environmental award show

    Prince William, Princess Kate close out Boston trip with environmental award show
    The royals’ Hub swing culminated with something of an awards show, with Prince William and Princess Kate rubbing elbows with the assorted muckety-mucks of Boston as they handed out millions of dollars in “Earthshot” prizes.
    William and Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales, sat at tables as their foundation doled out a million quid apiece for the winners of the prize for environmental innovation on Friday night.
    “We can overcome our planet’s greatest challenges,&rd
  • Del Mar horse racing consensus picks, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022

    Del Mar horse racing consensus picks, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022
    The consensus box of Del Mar picks comes from handicappers Bob Mieszerski, Art Wilson, Terry Turrell and Eddie Wilson. Here are the picks for thoroughbred races on Saturday, December 3, 2022.
    Trouble viewing on mobile device? See consensus picks
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  • Princess Kate goes green for last day in Boston

    Princess Kate goes green for last day in Boston
    Close, but no tiara.
    While Prince William and Princess Kate spiffed up for the green carpet at Friday’s Earthshot prize ceremony, Kate apparently left the high-powered headgear at home. Must be hard to pack.
    But the Princess of Wales dazzled nonetheless, even in a rental. In a shoutout to sustainable fashion, Kate’s off-the-shoulder green gown by Solace London came from the rental platform HURR. She dipped into Princess Diana’s jewelry box again, sporting the diamond and emeral
  • The Book Pages: R.J. Smith on the life and legacy of Chuck Berry

    The Book Pages: R.J. Smith on the life and legacy of Chuck Berry
    When asked what surprised him most while researching Chuck Berry, author R.J. Smith says it’s how effectively the rock n’ roll pioneer created the template for a worldwide cultural phenomenon.
    “He built a blueprint for the whole music. People always talk about who invented rock n’ roll, and it’s fun to argue about that but I don’t think any one person literally invented it. But I think Chuck by far had the most far-reaching and adaptable blueprint for the
  • The Book Pages Q&A: Bushra Rehman shares her favorite books, fairy-tale curses

    The Book Pages Q&A: Bushra Rehman shares her favorite books, fairy-tale curses
    Bushra Rehman is the author of “Roses, In the Mouth of a Lion,” a queer coming-of-age novel set in a 1980s-era Muslim American community. A native of Corona, Queens in New York, Rehman co-edited the anthology “Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism,” and her previous books include the story collection, “Corona,” and “Marianna’s Beauty Salon,” a book of poems. She responded to The Book Pages about the books and people wh
  • Amazon has lost 10% of its vegetation in less than 40 years

    Amazon has lost 10% of its vegetation in less than 40 years
    By Fabiano Maisonnave | Associated Press
    RIO DE JANEIRO — The Amazon region has lost 10% of its native vegetation, mostly tropical rainforest, in almost four decades, an area roughly the size of Texas, a new report says.
    From 1985 to 2021, the deforested area surged from 490,000 square kilometers (190,000 square miles) to 1,250,000 square kilometers (482,000 square miles), unprecedented destruction in the Amazon, according to the Amazon Network of Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Informat
  • Swanson: Rooting for Holland vs. USA part of a deliciously silly family tradition

    Swanson: Rooting for Holland vs. USA part of a deliciously silly family tradition
    We beat you, we eat you.
    Them’s the rules at my house. (It’s not quite as weird as it sounds, I promise!)
    #WeBeatYouWeEatYou is my family’s deliciously silly World Cup tradition by which we toast all of Holland’s World Cup victories by feasting on cuisine from the nations of the teams the Oranje have defeated.
    That means, since the Netherlands beat Senegal 2-0 on Nov. 21, we’ve been sipping a Senegalese coffee called Cafe Touba in the mornings and sneaking Senegales
  • Ducks might turn to Pavol Regenda after Isac Lundestrom injury

    Ducks might turn to Pavol Regenda after Isac Lundestrom injury
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ducks center Isac Lundestrom was scheduled to return to Southern California to be evaluated by team doctors after suffering an upper-body injury in Thursday’s 5-0 loss to Dallas.
    The concern is that Lundestrom could be out for a long stretch. Exactly how long won’t be known until after additional tests, but Lundestrom, who has six points in 24 games, won’t be in the lineup Saturday against the Wild or Sunday in Winnipeg.
    Misfortune, however, creates oppo
  • High school football live updates: CIF SoCal Regional finals on Friday night

    High school football live updates: CIF SoCal Regional finals on Friday night
    The 2022 high school football season continues tonight with a slate of CIF SoCal Regional finals matchups.
    Follow along tonight, Friday, Dec. 2, for live updates from Southern California News Group reporters including scores, stats, video and much more from the sidelines.Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowCan’t see the update feed? Click here
    A Twitter List by JHWreporterThe schedule and pairings for the CIF State Regional football bowl g
  • Clippers’ health issues create opportunity for Moussa Diabate

    Clippers’ health issues create opportunity for Moussa Diabate
    PLAYA DEL RAY — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George sat together on the side of the practice courts on Friday, giving promise that the Clippers’ All-Stars are close to reuniting on the court.
    Coach Tyronn Lue said both were questionable for practice and Saturday afternoon’s game against Sacramento, upgraded from listed as out, furthering the idea that Leonard and George could be in uniform soon. Lue added that their availability would be determined after practice.
    “They are goi
  • USC vs. Utah: Live updates from Pac-12 Football Championship Game

    USC vs. Utah: Live updates from Pac-12 Football Championship Game
    Coach Lincoln Riley and quarterback Caleb Williams lead the USC Trojans into the Pac-12 Championship Game tonight against Utah at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
    The Trojans suffered just one loss all season when they went on the road and lost to quarterback Cam Rising and the Utes 43-42 on Oct. 15.
    Follow along for live updates from our reporters covering the game.
    No. 4 USC vs. No. 11 Utah
    What: Pac-12 championship game
    When: Friday, 5 p.m.
    Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
    Records:&nbs
  • Chilly, damp weekend as winter weather sets in for Southern California

    Chilly, damp weekend as winter weather sets in for Southern California
    A small system passing through Southern California will mean cold temperatures and some light, steady, rain through the weekend, forecasters said.
    Periods of rain across L.A. County hit residents early Friday morning and will pick up late Friday into Saturday morning.
    “The intensity [of rain] doesn’t look too bad, just nice and steady so we don’t anticipate any issues with burn scar areas,” said NWS meteorologist Rich Thompson.
    In the San Gabriel Mountains, cumulative rai
  • Orange County scores and player stats for Friday, Dec. 2

    Orange County scores and player stats for Friday, Dec. 2
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowScores and stats from Orange County games on Friday, Dec. 2Click here for details about sending your team’s scores and stats to the Register.
    FRIDAY’S SCORES
    GIRLS WATER POLO
    BENSON CUP
    Portola 12, Brea Olinda 3
    GIRLS SOCCER
    BUCHANAN TOURNAMENT
    El Modena 2, Independence 1
     
     
     
     
  • How to build wealth when you don’t own your home

    How to build wealth when you don’t own your home
    Gita Sitaramiah | (TNS) Star Tribune
    Darla Kashian recalls closing on her first home, then getting laid off the next day.
    She was working at a startup company as the dot-com crisis began. Panicked, she took the first job offer she got. Kashian, who is now an RBC Wealth Management adviser, looks back and thinks she shouldn’t have used all of her savings toward a down payment.
    “I think you’re in a more powerful position when you have cash in the bank,” said Kashian, who als
  • MLS penalizes Galaxy for violating salary budget and roster guidelines

    MLS penalizes Galaxy for violating salary budget and roster guidelines
    Major League Soccer on Friday announced penalties and sanctions against the Galaxy for violating salary budget and roster guidelines during the 2019 season.
    The salary in question belonged to Cristian Pavon, who joined the Galaxy on loan from Boca Juniors late in the 2019 season. The Galaxy used TAM (Targeted Allocation Money) to finalize the deal and Pavon received a salary of $1.2 million.
    MLS in a report said the Galaxy “entered into agreements that were not disclosed that included paym
  • ‘George & Tammy’ review: They were a towering couple of country music, but offstage their story was infused with sadness

    ‘George & Tammy’ review: They were a towering couple of country music, but offstage their story was infused with sadness
    Nina Metz | (TNS) Chicago Tribune
    “Stand By Your Man” was the most popular — and debated — song by Tammy Wynette. In “George & Tammy,” the six-part Showtime drama about her short but complicated marriage to fellow country music star George Jones, she sings that famous song twice, first in the recording studio when she’s not fully on board with it yet.
    Then she sings it again later, on stage in a Vegas casino, where she’s forced to perform alone

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