• Coronavirus: Orange County reported 391 new cases and seven more deaths, Sept. 14

    Coronavirus: Orange County reported 391 new cases and seven more deaths, Sept. 14
    The OC Health Care Agency reported 391 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, Sept. 14, increasing the cumulative total since tracking began in the county to 291,772.
    There have been 6,319 new infections reported in the last 14 days.
    There were 372 people with confirmed cases of the coronavirus reported in Orange County hospitals on Tuesday, 105 of whom needed to be in an intensive care unit.
    There were seven more deaths reported Tuesday, increasing the count of those who have died from the vi
  • Foothill football locks up Orange’s high-powered offense, improves to 5-0

    Foothill football locks up Orange’s high-powered offense, improves to 5-0
    ORANGE — Foothill’s defense knew exactly how many points Orange scored last week and set out to make a statement Thursday in the teams’ anticipated football showdown.
    The Knights’ decree: no offensive explosion this time.
    No. 11 Foothill accomplished just that, shutting out the high-powered Panthers for the final three quarters en route to a 21-7 victory at El Modena.
    Orange High’s Kobe Boykin, left, is brought down by Foothill’s Gavin Griswold, right, in foot
  • Charter Oak’s Zakkarii Black scores four touchdowns in win over West Covina

    Charter Oak’s Zakkarii Black scores four touchdowns in win over West Covina
    Charter Oak High School junior running back Zakkarii Black was the difference maker in Thursday’s 37-20 victory over visiting West Covina, rushing for 222 yards and four touchdowns.
    Black scored on runs of 38, 63, 45 and 20 yards for the Chargers, who improved to 4-2 overall.
    Charter Oak’s Zakkarii Black #13 reacts after running for a touchdown against West Covina in the second half of a prep football game at Charter Oak High School in Covina on Thursday, September 23, 2021. (Photo b
  • Westminster football 5-0 for the first time after shutting out Magnolia

    Westminster football 5-0 for the first time after shutting out Magnolia
    ANAHEIM – Brian Lam returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown to provide all the points Westminster would need as the Lions defeated Magnolia 14-0 in a nonleague game Thursday at Western High.
    Lam took the opening kickoff 89 yards for his touchdown. Westminster scored on its first possession on a 43-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Roman Harris to receiver Jaden Hanspard to complete the scoring.
    Westminster is 5-0 for the first time in the history of the school that opened in 1959.
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  • Orange County girls golf preview: Troy finding positive lessons amid pandemic

    Orange County girls golf preview: Troy finding positive lessons amid pandemic
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowTroy’s girls golf team endured months of uncertainly before finding clarity at the CIF-SCGA Southern California Championships in June.
    After the pandemic pushed their fall season to the spring, the Warriors upset Walnut at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena to capture their second consecutive SoCal team title.
    The Warriors carded a five-player score of 378 to win by three strokes, but that wasn&rsqu
  • Orange County girls golf preview: Top 10 teams, top players to watch

    Orange County girls golf preview: Top 10 teams, top players to watch
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowThe Orange County girls golf preview: top 10 teams, players to watch
    ORANGE COUNTY TOP 10
    (Records through Sept. 22)
    1. Troy (7-1): The reigning CIF-SCGA SoCal champion returns four of its top-five scoring players from the June tournament, including the senior duo of Gabby Kano and Hannah Ulibarri.
    2. Santa Margarita (7-0): The sizzling Eagles shot a school-record 179 last week at Coto de Caza’s So
  • Alex Cobb pitches well again in Angels’ victory over Astros

    Alex Cobb pitches well again in Angels’ victory over Astros
    ANAHEIM — While most of September has been about sifting through the Angels’ young pitchers to see which ones have a place on the team in 2022, there’s one guy at the other end of the age spectrum who is also auditioning.
    Except Alex Cobb is auditioning for all 30 teams.
    Cobb gave up one run in 5-2/3 innings in the Angels’ 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
    Jack Mayfield, who has become a thorn in the side of his former team, snapped a tie with a sixth
  • Asian shares mixed on China developer, virus concerns

    Asian shares mixed on China developer, virus concerns
    By YURI KAGEYAMA
    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday amid concerns over troubled Chinese real estate developer Evergrande and over the pandemic.
    Japan’s benchmark jumped after reopening from Thursday’s national holiday, but shares were little changed in South Korea and China.
    On Wall Street, stocks rose broadly for a second day in a row, reversing losses for the week. Investors were pleased to have gotten some clarity from the Federal Reserve a day earlier that it was n
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  • Rams’ special teams try to kick it into gear

    Rams’ special teams try to kick it into gear
    THOUSAND OAKS — After coaching special teams for more than 30 years with seven NFL teams, Joe DeCamillis can joke about how it works.
    “When something rough happens, that’s when I’m asked in,” DeCamillis said as he started his first press conference since he was introduced as the Rams’ special teams coordinator in January. “Same all over. Same all over.”
    The Rams have little else to laugh about in the kicking, punting and return part of the game so
  • Rams’ special teams should be kicking themselves

    Rams’ special teams should be kicking themselves
    THOUSAND OAKS — After coaching special teams for more than 30 years with seven NFL teams, Joe DeCamillis can joke about how it works.
    “When something rough happens, that’s when I’m asked in,” DeCamillis said as he started his first press conference since he was introduced as the Rams’ special teams coordinator in January. “Same all over. Same all over.”
    The Rams have little else to laugh about in the kicking, punting and return part of the game so
  • Ryder Cup: Team USA prepares for the ‘big one’ at home

    Ryder Cup: Team USA prepares for the ‘big one’ at home
    Team USA’s Collin Morikawa lines up a putt on the 17th green during a practice round prior to the 43rd Ryder Cup this week at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
    Team USA’s Jordan Spieth hits a drive on the fourth hole during a practice day at the Ryder Cup at the Whistling Straits Golf Course on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Sheboygan, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
    Team USA’s Patrick Cantlay watches a chip on the third hole during a p
  • Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach: Alexander Rossi not focused on 3-peat

    Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach: Alexander Rossi not focused on 3-peat
    LONG BEACH — Making history is typically attractive to those involved in sports. Alexander Rossi is a different kind of guy, however.
    Rossi was reminded Thursday at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach luncheon that if he were to win Sunday’s NTT IndyCar main event, he will be the first driver to three-peat since Sebastien Bourdain won the race from 2005-07.
    Rossi won in 2018 and 2019. The race was not run in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, which is also why the race this yea
  • Angels catcher Max Stassi confident he can rebound at the plate

    Angels catcher Max Stassi confident he can rebound at the plate
    ANAHEIM — Max Stassi has come far enough in his career that he’s confident he can do it again.
    Stassi rose from life as a career backup to being one of the better hitting catchers in the majors, so his slow finish to this season doesn’t concern him.
    “I’ve had a lot of failures and I’ve been able to look at myself and make adjustments going forward,” Stassi said. “Sometimes they show up. Sometimes they don’t. I’m gonna find a way eventua
  • Cross country coaches step in to save this year’s Orange County Championships

    Cross country coaches step in to save this year’s Orange County Championships
    When word got out that Orange County’s premier cross country meet was going to canceled this year, a pair of coaches, with a bit of outside help and support, put forth a concerted effort to make sure the meet would be held.
    Thanks to the work put in by El Toro cross country coach Ken Chai and Mission Viejo coach Rob Bello, the Orange County Cross Country Championships, a showcase for county runners for more than 50 years, will indeed take place Oct. 15-16 at Oak Canyon Park in Irvine.
    Chai
  • Redlands Unified pays $11 million to settle another sex abuse lawsuit

    Redlands Unified pays $11 million to settle another sex abuse lawsuit
    The Redlands Unified School District has agreed to pay $11 million to settle a lawsuit filed by seven victims and alleged victims of a former Clement Middle School teacher who is serving a 74-year prison sentence for sexual abuse.
    The settlement ends litigation initially comprising four separate lawsuits totaling seven plaintiffs — all victims or alleged victims of Sean Ramiro Lopez, who taught eighth-grade English at Clement from September 1999 until his arrest on Feb. 21, 2002. The lawsu
  • Dodgers’ pending free agents, Part IV: Clayton Kershaw

    Dodgers’ pending free agents, Part IV: Clayton Kershaw
    Editor’s note: This is the Thursday Sept. 23 edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter from reporter J.P. Hoornstra. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.When the media crowded into rooms for press conferences, way back in 2018, I can remember sitting behind a television reporter prior to a postseason game at Dodger Stadium. Clayton Kershaw was five years into his seven-year contract with the Dodgers. Once the postseason ended, Kershaw could exercise an opt-out clause
  • Kings open camp with desired mix of veterans and youth

    Kings open camp with desired mix of veterans and youth
    The Kings opened training camp Thursday with a robust crop of 66 invitees – almost all of whom participated Thursday – who were divided into three groups.
    There were three practice sessions and a scrimmage on the agenda. But perhaps the most compelling moments of the day were the Kings’ leaders speaking for the first time since last season’s contentious breakup day in which captain Anze Kopitar and alternate captain Drew Doughty implored management to enrich the roster.
    T
  • Lakers GM Rob Pelinka on slimmer LeBron James, preseason outlook

    Lakers GM Rob Pelinka on slimmer LeBron James, preseason outlook
    With the Lakers off to a player-directed mini-camp in Las Vegas, General Manager Rob Pelinka might even get a breather before training camp begins next week.
    The 51-year-old executive spoke with reporters Thursday in advance of what many expect to be another title-contending season for the Lakers, the 2020 champions who fell flat in a first-round playoff exit earlier this year. With a greatly overhauled roster now featuring Russell Westbrook as a third superstar alongside LeBron James and Anthon
  • Fryer: Mater Dei’s Rollinson worried that football team will be tripped up by holes in schedule

    Fryer: Mater Dei’s Rollinson worried that football team will be tripped up by holes in schedule
    SANTA ANA – Bruce Rollinson is in his 33rd season as Mater Dei’s football coach.
    “I have to have done everything, right?” Rollinson asked. “But this is one I haven’t done.”
    What Rollinson, 72, had not done before was coach the Monarchs in only two games over the first four weeks of a season, which is how this season has started for his team. Mater Dei plays a home game Friday against La Mirada, giving the Monarchs only a third game in the first six weeks
  • Newest class of Surfing Walk of Fame inductees honored

    Newest class of Surfing Walk of Fame inductees honored
    Carissa Moore has had quite the year – a first ever surfing gold medal at the sport’s Olympic debut and a fifth world championship clinched just a few weeks ago at Lower Trestles. Now, her name has been set in granite stone at the Surfing Walk of Fame on Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach.
    But there’s still one accolade missing.
    “I just want General Mills to put her on a Wheaties box,” joked Peter “PT” Townend, surfing’s firs
  • Justin Herbert vs. Patrick Mahomes might come down to red-zone execution

    Justin Herbert vs. Patrick Mahomes might come down to red-zone execution
    COSTA MESA — Justin Herbert didn’t let the pressure get to him last year when the Chargers informed him with less than five minutes’ notice that he was making his NFL debut against the Kansas City Chiefs.
    Herbert saw it as an opportunity to show his capability as a quarterback. He made the most of it by taking the Chiefs to overtime and igniting a memorable rookie year.
    Herbert proving he was deserving of the No. 6 overall pick in last year’s draft was an individual accom
  • Can positive storytelling improve race relations? This LA-based collective thinks so

    Can positive storytelling improve race relations? This LA-based collective thinks so
    A transgender, homeless vet who is raising money so other transgender veterans can have access to health care and housing.
    A former mafia “fix-it” guy for Hollywood A-list celebrities who sought redemption.
    A former gang member in Compton who now works to get people out of gangs.
    Their individual stories are like gusts of wind. Harnessed together, however, the group telling these and other stories hopes they may be able to generate significant energy capable of powering meaningful co
  • Orange County scores and player stats for Thursday, Sept. 23

    Orange County scores and player stats for Thursday, Sept. 23
    Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowScores and stats from Orange County games on Thursday, Sept. 23Click here for details about sending your team’s scores and stats to the Register.THURSDAY’S SCORES
    BOYS WATER POLO
    NONLEAGUE
    Orange 20, Anaheim 12
    California 12, Pacifica 11
    Tustin 17, Katella 7
    Servite 10, Yorba Linda 6
    Santa Fe 30, Bolsa Grande 4
    Warren 16, La Quinta 5
  • House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisers, associates

    House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisers, associates
    By Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has subpoenaed four advisers and associates to former President Donald Trump who were in contact with him before and during the attack.
    The panel subpoenaed former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Dan Scavino, former Defense Department official Kashyap Patel and former Trump adviser Steve Banno
  • Lakers GM Rob Pelinka: Players will be fully vaccinated by Oct. 19 season opener

    Lakers GM Rob Pelinka: Players will be fully vaccinated by Oct. 19 season opener
    After two seasons of turbulence brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lakers are anticipating a big Staples Center crowd when they tip off the season on Oct. 19.
    Setting their big night even more in stone is this: General Manager Rob Pelinka anticipates that all Lakers players will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as the season begins. Addressing the media Thursday afternoon, less than a week before the team’s preseason media day next Tuesday, Pelinka said he expects fewer disr
  • Ducks veterans open camp seeking bounce-back seasons

    Ducks veterans open camp seeking bounce-back seasons
    IRVINE — Rickard Rakell got married and learned to play the saxophone during the offseason. Jakob Silfverberg recovered quicker than he expected from hip surgery, and wondered if he shouldn’t have done it sooner. Ryan Getzlaf adjusted his normal summer workout routine.
    The Ducks’ veterans prepared for the opening of training camp Thursday in different ways, but with remarkably similar goals. Rakell, Silfverberg, Getzlaf and several other mid- and late-career players spoke at le
  • Down to their last out, Dodgers rally to win in extra innings

    Down to their last out, Dodgers rally to win in extra innings
    DENVER — The Dodgers were holding the traditional “costume” road trip (formerly the time for rookie hazing) on the way from Denver to Arizona on Thursday night.
    After escaping with two wins in three games at Coors Field, they should all have dressed as Houdini.
    Down to their last out – and their last strike at one point – in the ninth inning, the Dodgers rallied to tie the score on three consecutive singles then won it on that baseball classic – a two-run lead
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom losing Riverside County in recall election

    Gov. Gavin Newsom losing Riverside County in recall election
    Fighting to save his job, Gov. Gavin Newsom may have won the war, but he’s losing the battle in one of California’s largest counties.
    Results from the Sept. 14 gubernatorial recall election posted Wednesday night, Sept. 22 showed 50.4% of those who cast recall ballots in Riverside County voting to remove Newsom. About 49.6% voted to keep him.
    If the results hold, Riverside County, population 2.5 million, would be the largest county — and the only one in Southern California &mda
  • Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach: Servia, Ribbs inducted into Walk of Fame

    Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach: Servia, Ribbs inducted into Walk of Fame
    LONG BEACH — Oriol Servia on Thursday morning decided to open with a joke ahead of being inducted into the Long Beach Motorsports Walk of Fame, along with Willy T. Ribbs.
    “It’s a tremendous honor,” Servia started, leading to a zinger that drew laughter from the crowd of about 150 on Pine Avenue in front of the Convention & Entertainment Center.
    “When (Grand Prix CEO) Jim (Michaelian) called me and told me, I’m like, ‘But I haven’t really broken
  • High school football Week 5: Live updates from Thursday’s games

    High school football Week 5: Live updates from Thursday’s games
    The high school football season continues in Southern California with outstanding matchups in Week 5.
    Follow along Thursday night for live updates from Southern California News Group reporters including scores, stats, photos, video and much more from the sidelines.Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe nowA Twitter List by SoCalVarsity
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