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December 28, 2011 | By Chris Foster
Reporting from San Francisco — UCLA and Illinois will play Saturday in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl at AT&T Park, but the matchup could also be dubbed the Interim Coach Bowl. The Bruins and Fighting Illini are being guided by fill-ins acting as postseason bridges between outgoing and incoming staffs. For UCLA, offensive coordinator Mike Johnson has the reins in the wake of Rick Neuheisel's firing and Jim Mora's hiring. For Illinois, defensive coordinator Vic Koenning has been calling the shots since Ron Zook was let go. Tim Beckman will take over next season.
December 26, 2011 | By Chris Foster
What UCLA seniors want this week is a no-brainer. "We've got to go out with a win," senior defensive tackle Justin Edison said. But there are cravings beyond beating Illinois in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco on Saturday. Before UCLA's seniors play their final game, they can identify changes that need to be made to push forward a program that hasn't been to the Rose Bowl since the 1998 season. Upgrading facilities tops the list, but there are less tangible needs players say would also help new Coach Jim Mora shake off the doldrums that have taken hold in Westwood.
December 13, 2011 | By Chris Foster
Marques Tuiasosopo got an upgrade … and may get a job. Tuiasosopo left a job as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Washington last summer to become an intern at UCLA for his friend and former coach, Rick Neuheisel . Neuheisel was fired two weeks ago and now Tuiasosopo has been promoted. He will work with quarterbacks as UCLA prepares to play Illinois in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on Dec. 31. "It's strange, I came down here to help out a coach who I played for," Tuiasosopo said.
December 11, 2011 | By Chris Foster
UCLA resumed football practice Sunday, with new Coach Jim L. Mora expected to be in Westwood on Monday. There were still things to settle. Mike Johnson, the Bruins' interim coach, has been contacted by Akron, his alma mater, about the Zips' head coaching position. Johnson said he also will meet with Mora about staying on. Jim Mastro, run-game coordinator, missed practice. He was in Pullman, Wash., preparing to join the Washington State staff. UCLA players, meanwhile, broke a sweat in the first day of preparation to play Illinois in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl, knowing they had a successor for Rick Neuheisel, who was fired Nov. 28. "The last couple weeks have been weird," quarterback Kevin Prince said.
December 4, 2011 | By Chris Foster
It was a busy day around UCLA on Sunday. Houston's Kevin Sumlin was no longer a candidate to replace Rick Neuheisel as the Bruins' coach, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Athletic Director Dan Guerrero was waiting to hear from Miami Coach Al Golden, though that option was looking less likely by late Sunday, another person familiar with the search said. The same person, also unauthorized to speak publicly about the search, said UCLA officials are now considering former Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks coach Jim Mora Jr. Meanwhile, the Bruins were picked to play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco.
July 21, 2011
UNICEF: Funds raised for UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, will help it prevent child deaths from malnutrition and disease in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti, providing treatment for children and women with severe malnutrition, access to clean drinking water, and vaccinations to prevent deadly diseases like measles and polio. Website: Text: Text "FOOD" to UNICEF (864233) to donate $10. Toll free: 1-800-4UNICEF (1-800-486-4233)
January 8, 2011
FIGHT HUNGER BOWL BOSTON COLLEGE (7-5) VS. NEVADA (12-1) When: Sunday. Where: San Francisco. Time: 6 p.m. TV: ESPN. About Boston College : After a 2-5 start, the Eagles closed the season with five consecutive victories to earn a spot in a bowl game for the 12th consecutive season. Boston College's offense never really came around this season, although Montel Harris led the Atlantic Coast Conference with 1,242 yards rushing, but the Eagles' run defense ranks No. 1 nationally and gives up an average of 80.2 yards rushing per game.
February 18, 2010 | By Mary MacVean
The business of government often has been conducted over a meal, but these days it's food itself that's on the public agenda: how to get more and better food to poor people, how to improve what children eat at school, how to encourage access to farmers' products and community gardens, how to combat obesity, and more. "There has been a real reawakening about food in Los Angeles," says Eric Garcetti, L.A. City Council president, whose district includes the Hollywood Farmers Market.
November 16, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Iran's first lady made a rare public appearance and even more rare, a speech, at a Rome forum on the eve of a U.N. summit to fight hunger. The wife of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is believed never to have made a speech before. First Lady Azam Sadat Farahi came to the forum of wives of heads of state before the three-day summit on strategies to fight world hunger at the Rome headquarters of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO. She spoke from her seat among the spouses of about 60 leaders, an FAO official said.
October 26, 2009 | Larry B. Stammer
One group started walking on Oct. 18 from Cal State Long Beach. The other set out a week earlier from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Although the Southern Californians were 1,700 miles from this small Missouri town made famous as the site of Sir Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946, the two groups had the same goal: to fight hunger in the U.S. and around the world. This is the 40th anniversary of Crop Hunger Walk, a national interfaith program sponsored by Church World Service and viewed by many as the granddaddy of charity walks.
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