• Whicker: Rams’ improved defense has quarterbacks on edge

    Whicker: Rams’ improved defense has quarterbacks on edge
    Last Nov. 25, the Rams ran into Lamar Jackson, or would have if they’d caught him.
    The impending MVP had a 139.4 quarterback rating, and Baltimore runners covered 285 yards in a 45-6 spanking on Monday Night Football. Only one thing would have been more embarrassing: Sunday Night Football.
    On Nov. 19, 2018, Pat Mahomes brought his own MVP campaign to Los Angeles. Kansas City’s quarterback completed 36 of 48 passes for 478 yards and six touchdowns. His three interceptions lowered his
  • Supreme Court seems skeptical of Trump census plan to exclude illegal immigrants

    Supreme Court seems skeptical of Trump census plan to exclude illegal immigrants
    By MARK SHERMAN | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sounded skeptical Monday that President Donald Trump could categorically exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to allot seats among the states in the House of Representatives.
    But it also appeared possible that the justices could avoid a final ruling on the issue until they know how broadly the Trump administration acts in its final days in office and whether the division of House seat
  • Pogues singer Shane McGowan’s irascible life unfolds in Julien Temple’s documentary​, made with Johnny Depp’s encouragement

    Pogues singer Shane McGowan’s irascible life unfolds in Julien Temple’s documentary​, made with Johnny Depp’s encouragement
    When the chance arose to make a documentary about Shane McGowan of the Pogues, director Julien Temple hesitated, not at all sure he wanted the challenge of capturing the irascible Irish-English folk-punk frontman on camera.
    “You’ve got to be prepared to put yourself through a special kind of experience with Shane McGowan,” says Temple, who, mind you, had previously subjected himself to the making of two films with the not-exactly-mild-mannered members of the Sex Pistols.
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  • This map shows how bad the Santa Ana fire threat will be this week

    This map shows how bad the Santa Ana fire threat will be this week
    The Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index categorizes Santa Ana winds based on anticipated fire potential. The five-day forecast is showing a moderate level fire threat beginning Thursday, Dec. 3 and lasting through Dec. 5.
    The index created by the U.S. Forest Service uses a comprehensive, state-of-the-art predictive model that includes the moisture level in dead and live vegetation that can fuel fires and the greenness of annual grasses to create a detailed daily assessment of the fuel conditions acr
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  • UCLA RB Demetric Felton avoids injury; Dorian Thompson-Robinson and others expected to return

    UCLA RB Demetric Felton avoids injury; Dorian Thompson-Robinson and others expected to return
    UCLA’s senior all-purpose back Demetric Felton is ranked seventh in the country in average yards per game (134.3), and had a career-best performance in Saturday’s 27-10 victory over Arizona, rushing for 207 yards with a touchdown, which came a week after he rushed for 167 yards in a loss at Oregon.
    But there was a scary moment in Saturday’s game when Felton pulled up on a run late in the fourth quarter and never returned, reaching at his hamstring area.
    But the good news came M
  • Comedian Nate Bargatze talks honking fans, his magic dad and clean podcast ahead Anaheim drive-in show

    Comedian Nate Bargatze talks honking fans, his magic dad and clean podcast ahead Anaheim drive-in show
    Comedian Nate Bargatze is now officially a drive-in show headliner. It’s something he wouldn’t have dreamed about pre-pandemic, but desperate times call for innovative measures and he was one of the comics to plot out a safe and socially distanced tour early on.
    The Tennessee native has now performed at nearly two dozen drive-in comedy shows and will bring his “One Night Only” tour to City National Grove of Anaheim’s Drive-In OC on Sunday, Dec. 6.
    “It’s
  • Seal Beach wealth management team explains how to start the conversation about finances with your significant other.

    Seal Beach wealth management team explains how to start the conversation about finances with your significant other.
    Having a meaningful conversation about money with your significant other can be difficult, especially if you’re not entirely sure what the conversation needs to accomplish.
    According to UBS’s “Own your worth” report, avoiding these financial conversations can have detrimental effects for women, especially considering that eight out of 10 women will be solely responsible for their financial well-being at some point in their lives, whether through divorce or widowhood.
  • 5 tips for taking care of your houseplants and patio plants during the winter

    5 tips for taking care of your houseplants and patio plants during the winter
    Houseplant parenthood has been a trend accelerated by the novel coronavirus pandemic, but to quote Ned Stark from “Game of Thrones”: “Winter is Coming.”
    Even in Southern California, where “winter” is a relative term, plant experts say there are a list of considerations to think about in a time period when there’s less light, drier air and chillier temperatures to contend with, even with indoor plants.
    Here are their tips for what to do with your plants w
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  • Return disabled man to care of his husband, attorneys implore appeals court

    Return disabled man to care of his husband, attorneys implore appeals court
    In the latest twist in a confounding legal case that pits two fundamental rights for the disabled squarely against one another, a man with the mental capacity of a first-grader is appealing a judge’s decision to strip his husband of legal guardianship and move the disabled man out of their Riverside County home.
    In a brief filed with the California Fourth District Court of Appeal, attorneys for Ryan Morris are seeking to reverse the trial court ruling, arguing that his limited understandin
  • Biden to nominate Janet Yellen, highlight diversity on economic team

    Biden to nominate Janet Yellen, highlight diversity on economic team
    By AAMER MADHANI and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press
    WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced his senior economic team, including his plans to nominate the first woman to head the Treasury Department as well as several liberal economists and policy specialists who established their credentials during the previous two Democratic administrations.
    In a statement, Biden said he would nominate Janet Yellen, the former Federal Reserve chair, to lead the Treasury Department
  • ‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom Jr. releases new Christmas album ahead of Sam Cooke role in ‘One Night in Miami’

    ‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom Jr. releases new Christmas album ahead of Sam Cooke role in ‘One Night in Miami’
    Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. said he’d never really thought about releasing holiday music until his followers on Twitter insisted.
    Odom, best known for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash, “Hamilton,” said fans would tweet at him saying, “Leslie, please record a Christmas album” or “I’d love to hear you sing this Christmas song,” he recalled with a laugh during a recent phone in
  • Untethered from the office, urban tenants are flocking to the Inland Empire

    Untethered from the office, urban tenants are flocking to the Inland Empire
    Prophetess Branchcombcalled her home office “my piece of paradise” before the coronavirus pandemic hit.
    But after shelter-in-place orders forced her husband and kids to study and work from home, their 2,000-square-foot rental house in Cerritos felt more like a tiny box.
    “Everyone else came home and took my piece of paradise,” said Branchcomb, finance director for a Hollywood entertainment company. “We needed more space.”
    On Saturday, Nov. 21, Branchcomb and he
  • Video: San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy shoots parolee as he runs away

    Video: San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy shoots parolee as he runs away
     
    A parolee fleeing on foot through desert scrub outside a Twentynine Palms casino was shot from behind by a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy after the man picked up a rock and pretended to hurl it before turning and again running away.
    A security camera at the casino captured the Oct. 23 foot chase and shooting on video obtained by the Southern California News Group.
    Attorneys for 31-year-old Joseph McLaughlin said their client did not pose an imminent threat to Deputy Kyle Sm
  • One killed in 5 Freeway crash in Buena Park, and a Bentley is involved

    One killed in 5 Freeway crash in Buena Park, and a Bentley is involved
    BUENA PARK — One person was killed early Monday in a multi-vehicle crash on the 5 Freeway in Buena Park.
    It was reported at 12:51 a.m. on the southbound 5 Freeway just north of the 91 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
    One of the first arriving officers reported one person was trapped inside a vehicle and another was down on the right shoulder of the roadway. A dispatcher confirmed to City News Service that there was one fatality from the crash.
    A news videographer at the
  • UCLA football finding what works under pandemic constraints

    UCLA football finding what works under pandemic constraints
    While the UCLA football program continues to go without some players as a result of coronavirus contact tracing, the team has found a successful balance with its offense and defense complementing one another.
    On offense, UCLA’s backfield has carried a majority of the load the past two week while starters such as quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson remain out.
    The duo of Demetric Felton and Brittain Brown have kept the offense moving forward on the field and on the scoreboard.
    Felton has s
  • Whicker: Rams bite the dust in another tug-of-war with the physical 49ers

    Whicker: Rams bite the dust in another tug-of-war with the physical 49ers
    In the tightening NFC West, the Seattle Seahawks play San Francisco in the 15th game. The Arizona Cardinals play San Francisco in the 16th game.
    They like that.
    The Rams are done with San Francisco.
    They really like that.
    Styles make fights in pro football, just like boxing, and the Rams keep losing the boxer-slugger matchup to the 49ers.
    Maybe it’s just the way one lineman feels confident against another, even though they aren’t equals in all the other weeks. Maybe it’s just a
  • Chargers DE Joey Bosa has monster outing in loss to Buffalo Bills

    Chargers DE Joey Bosa has monster outing in loss to Buffalo Bills
    Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa struggled to acknowledge his massive statline after Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
    “I mean it’s great … it just sucks,” Bosa said. “I really, really wanted to pull that one out. And it’s hard to feel excited after such a tough game like that.”
    Bosa did nearly everything he could to pull out a win at Bills Stadium. He had a career-high three sacks with six tackles for losses, five quarterback hits, eight
  • Rams, Aaron Donald try to avoid finger-pointing after loss

    Rams, Aaron Donald try to avoid finger-pointing after loss
    INGLEWOOD — Aaron Donald displays all the physical tools to dominate the line of scrimmage. What he doesn’t show is a finger of blame to point at teammates in the locker room.
    If the All-Pro defensive tackle was tempted to pin the Rams’ 23-20 loss Sunday to the San Francisco 49ers on the mistake-prone offense, he didn’t do it, not in so many words.
    “Anytime we make mistakes as a team, (we’re) going to be down,” Donald said of the Rams’ two fumbles
  • Viadera noses out Blowout to win Matriach Stakes at Del Mar

    Viadera noses out Blowout to win Matriach Stakes at Del Mar
    Viadera, a 4-year-old filly bred in Great Britain, continued the Eastern invaders’ dominance during the holiday weekend’s Turf Festival at Del Mar on Sunday, rallying to win the closing-day $300,000 Matriarch Stakes by the slimmest of noses over stablemate Blowout.
    Turf standouts from the East won all seven graded stakes races during the four-day extravaganza, and the invaders capped it off by sweeping the first four placings in the Matriarch after finishing 1-2-3 in Friday’s $
  • What’s next for UCLA football? Arizona State

    What’s next for UCLA football? Arizona State
    UCLA (2-2) vs. Arizona State (0-1)
    When: Saturday, Dec. 5, time TBD
    Where: Rose Bowl
    Watch/listen: TBD / AM 570
    UCLA update: The Bruins are back at .500 after the first four games of the season. While starting quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson has missed the last two games, the offense has remained productive through its run game. Running back Demetric Felton has set career-highs in various rushing categories the last two weeks.
    Arizona State update: The Sun Devils’ season has not gone
  • Santa Ana winds, dry conditions in Southern California prompt concerns about wildfires

    Santa Ana winds, dry conditions in Southern California prompt concerns about wildfires
    Drier than usual conditions have some meteorologists concerned about the Santa Ana wind event projected to affect much of Southern California by the middle of this week.
    While these wind events are not atypical for the region this time of the year, there is usually some December rain to help provide a little moisture, said Kathy Hoxsie, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Los Angeles.
    “This is particularly concerning because our area is so dry,” Hoxsie said. “It&r
  • UCLA women’s basketball game postponed after Pepperdine’s positive COVID-19 test result

    UCLA women’s basketball game postponed after Pepperdine’s positive COVID-19 test result
    The ninth-ranked UCLA women’s basketball team had its Sunday game against Pepperdine postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test result within Pepperdine’s program.
    The schools announced the postponement a couple of hours before the scheduled tipoff. There was no immediate word on when or if the game would be rescheduled.
    This is the second time in the last five days that the Bruins have had a game postponed. Their season opener against Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday was postponed du
  • Rams’ defense can’t save the day in 23-20 loss to 49ers

    Rams’ defense can’t save the day in 23-20 loss to 49ers
    Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) is surrounded by 49er defenders prior to be sacked for a loss during the first half Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. The Los Angeles Rams host the San Francisco 49ers in a National Football League NFC Western Division game Sunday Nov. 30, 2020. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)
    The Rams Darrell Henderson (27) looks for running room against the 49ers during the first half Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood
  • Long Beach State basketball coach Dan Monson confident despite hurdles

    Long Beach State basketball coach Dan Monson confident despite hurdles
    Just when Long Beach State men’s basketball coach Dan Monson thought he was getting his three top scorers back from last season, one of them opted out – an opportunity afforded athletes by the NCAA because of the coronavirus pandemic.
    Senior guard Colin Slater, a team leader who averaged 10.2 points last season – third-highest on the team, made the decision to opt out. Senior guard Drew Cobb, who started 12 games and averaged 5 points in 2019-20, also opted out.
    “Obviousl
  • Tonight, you can watch a lunar eclipse, or at least try to

    Tonight, you can watch a lunar eclipse, or at least try to
    As you sneak some late-night Thanksgiving leftovers, take a moment to marvel at the full moon. Do you notice anything different?
    It’s subtle, but Sunday night on the west coast or early Monday elsewhere, the full moon should appear a bit darker than usual. That’s because you’re witnessing a penumbral lunar eclipse, a celestial occurrence in which the moon dips behind Earth’s faint, outer shadow, or penumbra.
    Penumbral eclipses are slight, verging on imperceptible in
  • Coronavirus: 1,058 new cases, no new deaths reported in Orange County on Nov. 29

    Coronavirus: 1,058 new cases, no new deaths reported in Orange County on Nov. 29
    The Orange County Health Care Agency provides a daily update of testing results, deaths and other related metrics used to monitor the impact and spread of the coronavirus.
    Here is a snapshot of the information provided Sunday, Nov. 29, on its website:
    New cases reported: 1,058
    Cumulative cases: 77,8192,502 were skilled nursing facility residents
    588 were inmates in county jails
    267 were homeless peopleNew deaths reported: 0
    Cumulative deaths: 1,577722 were residents of skilled nursing or assiste
  • Fragile sports seasons continue, despite Los Angeles’ tightening coronavirus restrictions

    Fragile sports seasons continue, despite Los Angeles’ tightening coronavirus restrictions
    As Los Angeles County attempts to get a handle on growing coronavirus cases, new restrictions go into effect on Monday. Los Angeles residents are directed not to gather with others outside their household, but retail shopping remains permissible, and fragile sports seasons continue, despite increasing positive tests and ongoing uncertainty about scheduling. We look at the NFL teams, USC, UCLA and the upcoming NBA season and where the Los Angeles teams stand in their efforts to both remain safe a
  • Fragile sports seasons continue, despite Los Angeles’ stay-at-home order

    Fragile sports seasons continue, despite Los Angeles’ stay-at-home order
    As Los Angeles County attempts to get a handle on growing coronavirus cases, new stay-at-home orders go into effect on Monday. Los Angeles residents are directed not to gather with others outside their household, but retail shopping remains permissible, and fragile sports seasons continue, despite increasing positive tests and ongoing uncertainty about scheduling. We look at the NFL teams, USC, UCLA and the upcoming NBA season and where the Los Angeles teams stand in their efforts to both remain
  • Chargers stumble in familiar ways, lose to Bills 27-17

    Chargers stumble in familiar ways, lose to Bills 27-17
    Joshua Kelley #27 of the Los Angeles Chargers dives into the end zone for a third quarter touchdown against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
    Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers scores on a two-point conversion attempt during the third quarter against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
    Josh Allen #17 of the Buf
  • USC football and basketball COVID-19 update

    USC football and basketball COVID-19 update
    The USC football team had its game Saturday, Nov. 28 against Colorado at the Coliseum canceled and declared a no contest Thursday by the Pac-12 after three players tested positive and five others were placed into quarantine.
    ESPN reported the players were all offensive linemen.
    A USC spokesman said Sunday, Nov. 29 the Trojans were awaiting further guidance on the county’s new orders, which meant the Trojans’ game Friday, Dec. 4 against Washington State at the Coliseum could also be i

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