September 16, 2013 |
College recruiters are starting to pick up interest in junior quarterback Brady White of Newhall Hart. And for good reason. The Indians were off last week after White tied a school record with seven touchdown passes against Chaminade. Hart Coach Mike Herrington said he received phone calls from coaches at Penn State, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Oklahoma State asking about White, who has completed 73% of his passes after two games and thrown for 10 touchdowns. "The recruiting for him is going to explode," Herrington said.
September 7, 2013 |
If you scan the upper reaches of this year's Rock the Bells lineup, you won't see major young stars like Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky and Joey Bada$$ flying solo atop the bill. Instead, you'll see actual band names - Black Hippy, A$AP Mob, Pro Era. One of the many coups of this year's fest is that they corralled the full posses of these major stars and billed them as singular events. Sure, if you're a rapper and you have to beat the 100-degree heat in San Bernardino this weekend, better to do it with all your friends in tow. But it also suggests that both RTB's organizer, Guerilla Union, and a host of young stars see a benefit in sharing the spotlight.
September 1, 2013 |
Dear Liz: How long must I be punished for my ex's poor payment history? In our divorce he agreed to pay the credit cards and other bills. He defaulted and has filed for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. My credit scores plummeted, and recently one of the cards I obtained on my own to help rebuild my credit has dropped me, stating my credit scores as the reason. Do I have any recourse here? Answer: Not really. As you've discovered, creditors don't have to pay any attention to divorce decrees that say who's responsible for paying what.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2013 |
For hours, the meditation hall at Lu Mountain Temple in the south San Gabriel Valley hummed with muted chatter and camera shutter-clicks. Around the room, glass display cases held translucent urns and miniature versions of dome-shaped Buddhist shrines, or stupas, delicately arranged on burgundy-colored cloth. The urns and stupas held thousands of bright pearl-like crystals believed to be relics of the Buddha, his relatives and his disciples. A wide-eyed Julie Nguyen of Orange County stepped sideways in front of one of the display cases.
August 22, 2013 |
Here is a capsule summary of Jadeveon Clowney's year so far: He knocked the helmet off a Michigan player in a bowl game, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds, called out rival quarterbacks for being scared and tipped over a blocking sled in practice. The Gamecocks' star defensive end doesn't play football … he plays wrecking ball. Most years, national title hopes are built around a star quarterback or running back or the overall strength of a particular unit. This year, maybe for the first time, title hopes have been tethered to one 6-foot-6, 272-pound defensive end. "He and Johnny Football [Manziel]
August 16, 2013 |
In the City Section, there are several veteran linebackers returning, led by 6-foot-3, 220-pound senior Cameron Griffin from View Park Prep. He had 121 tackles as a junior. Narbonne's Uchenna Nwosu and Carson's Manoah Pearson should be tops in the Marine League. Roosevelt's Chris Campos will be beginning his third year as a starter on varsity. Daniel Belton, a middle linebacker from South East, averaged 14.2 tackles last season and will be a three-year starter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2013 |
They are the hardest-working stiffs in Los Angeles. At least until they go on "sick leave. " Ginger and Sarah are among dozens of robotic mannequins who work 10 hours a day, seven days a week, standing outside hair salons, restaurants and quick-lube businesses, waving at passersby and encouraging them to stop and spend a little money. The motorized dummies are the newest breed of sign spinners -- the ubiquitous attention-grabbers who dance on street corners and toss their arrow-like signs in the air to promote nearby apartments and condos, cellphone companies, furniture sales and fast-food restaurant deals.
August 3, 2013 |
Redlands is one of the last agricultural zones left in the Inland Empire, and its Saturday morning farmers market - though overshadowed by its giant Thursday brother - is thriving. But while the Thursday market seems to be primarily a social event, dominated by prepared foods, music and crafts, the Saturday morning market features many small, local growers who sell in person and offer a good balance of basic and specialty produce. Glencairn Farm , started by former mayor Bill Cunningham, offers excellent summer citrus, including Valencia oranges, Chislett navels, Redblush grapefruit and a few Variegated Pink lemons.
August 3, 2013 |
Bill Okal's opening line is one of the oldest tricks in the close-up magic book: undersell your talent, then dazzle them with your best cards. "I really only do two tricks," the Bakersfield resident says apologetically to the two families standing in front of him on the Santa Monica Pier on a recent Saturday morning. He taps on three brass demi-cups perched upside down on a weathered cabaret table with pom-pom trim. "One is with cups, which I'm sure you've seen before…. The other, if you're ready for this, is the legendary egg trick of Max Malini!"
July 24, 2013
Re "The prince of wails has arrived," July 23 The extraordinary amount of vapid media attention lavished on the so-called royal baby has been nothing short of a royal waste of time. It is baffling to me that anyone would give the slightest hoot about the progeny of anyone they are not related to, much less when it involves people as breathtakingly anachronistic as the British monarchy. Unless the future king is to be named Kong, I fail to see any news value whatsoever.