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March 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Aaron Holiday, a junior guard at North Hollywood Campbell Hall who's the younger brother of former UCLA and NBA guard Jrue Holiday, has committed to UCLA, his mother, Toya, said Monday. Holiday averaged more than 30 points a game this season for the Vikings, who lost in the Southern Section Division 4A semifinals last week. In his last three playoff games, Holiday scored 36, 39 and 42 points. His sister, Lauren, plays for UCLA's women's team. His commitment is a triumph for new Coach Steve Alford, who had to re-recruit the family after Jrue's experience under former Coach Ben Howland.
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SPORTS
December 20, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The school-record 122 points Chino Hills scored on Thursday night in a win over Rancho Cucamonga is another sign of a team on the rise. The Ball brothers, sophomore Lonzo Ball and freshman Gelo Ball, are quite a duo. Lonzo had 11 assists. Gelo scored 20 points. Bishop Mency is a talented 6-foot-5 senior. He had 26 points. There's also a 6-9 junior in Nnamdi Okongwu. And come Jan. 6, Chino Hills will get eligible a highly regarded sophomore transfer from Pasadena La Salle, Milan Acquuah.
SPORTS
December 14, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Call it an honor to be subjected to the Evan Wardlow lockdown. That's what happened to talented junior guard Cesar Reyes of Sun Valley Poly on Friday night. From the moment he stepped onto the court against El Camino Real, Reyes was shadowed and locked down by the 6-foot-3 Santa Clara-bound Wardlow, who plays defense with a passion that's frequently missing at the high school level. Reyes missed his first nine shots of the first half in Poly's 76-42 loss. He finished with 15 points.
SPORTS
September 19, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The scholarship offers keep coming for 6-foot-11 junior Chance Comanche from Los Angeles View Park Prep. In the past two weeks, Louisville and Gonzaga have made offers, Coach Harold Jones said. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
December 31, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Tyler Cartaino scored 28 points to help Newbury Park (11-3) win the Santa Barbara tournament with a 65-56 victory over Santa Barbara. Cartaino was named tournament MVP. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
NATIONAL
April 9, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
An Indiana computer company owner is being held on two federal counts of sexually exploiting a child in what authorities on Monday said could become the nation's biggest case of “sextortion” - blackmailing minors into becoming the objects of sexually explicit photographs or videos. Richard Leon Finkbiner, 39, was arrested Friday at his home in Brazil , Ind., and charged with forcing at least two minors to engage in sexually explicit activity that Finkbiner allegedly captured with a webcam, said U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Joseph H. Hogsett at a news conference Monday.
SPORTS
January 8, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Just in time for the start of Western League play, Fairfax High is about to get a boost with the return of 6-foot-2 junior guard Lorne Currie to the program. He's scheduled to enroll on Monday. Currie was supposed to be a key player for the Lions until he became academically ineligible last season, then transferred to St. John Bosco. He intends to return to Fairfax after attending St. John Bosco this past semester and will be eligible immediately. He scored 29 points in a game against Harvard-Westlake as a sophomore at Fairfax.
SPORTS
August 21, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Sun Valley Village Christian has made itself a favorite destination for transfer students. This coming season, the Crusaders will have Bryan Alberts and Marsalis Johnson, both whom started their high school careers at Sierra Canyon. And joining them this season will be Bennie Boatwright and Bear Henderson, both of whom played last season at Alemany. Henderson started classes on Wednesday. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
October 23, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Ron Freeman, a 6-foot-5 senior guard at Gardena Serra, has committed to Cal State Fullerton.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
February 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 In his 19th season of coaching basketball, Bort Escoto of Sylmar is on the verge of doing something he's never done before _ make it through an entire season without getting at least one technical foul. He has four games left in the regular season, and his biggest challenge could be Saturday's nonleague game against host Sun Valley Village Christian. Is Escoto mellowing or is the officiating better? That's a question still to be decided. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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