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March 17, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
As "Girls" heads into its season 2 finale Sunday night, water coolers everywhere are bracing for dull conversations devoid of tips on cotton swab usage and talk of bodily fluids. The modestly rated HBO show, which follows a group of twentysomething friends navigating career and relationship troubles, has been a generator of critical reaction since its debut last spring.  That talk hasn't muffled in its sophomore season -- including in this newsroom: Exhibit A and Exhibit B . And Lena Dunham, the wunderkind behind the show, is sure to keep the conversation going with whatever she has in store for the season 2 swan song.
January 12, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SUNDAY If you were hoping for a Ricky Gervais four-peat, you are out of luck, my friend. This year, it'll be gal pals Tina Fey and Amy Poehler manning - make that "womaning" - the podium at "The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. " (NBC, 5 and 8 p.m.) Remember how Sarah Jessica Parker would get splashed by that bus with her picture on it in the opening credits of "Sex and the City"?
March 22, 2014 | By Steve Galluzzo
Amber Melgoza has been Santa Barbara's leading scorer and rebounder all season and she was once again Saturday night as the Dons held off Santa Margarita, 58-48, to win the Southern California Regional Division III championship at Colony High. Melgoza, a sophomore forward, had 20 points, eight rebounds and three steals, Desirea Coleman added 15 points and Jada Howard had nine for the top-seeded Dons (30-5), who outscored Santa Margarita 19-5 in the second quarter to take a 30-16 halftime lead.  Zaire Williams had 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals, Tori Anderson had 13 points and Sheldon Cornwell added 11 points for the third-seeded Eagles (21-14)
January 30, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Kelli Kamida, a junior at Alhambra Keppel, set a Southern Section record on Tuesday by making 16 three-pointers in a 90-50 win over Montebello. She finished with 48 points. "It was amazing," Keppel Coach Joe Kikuchi told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.  
July 30, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
A veteran Los Angeles police officer pleaded no contest to sexually molesting one girl and attempting to molest a second after luring them to his home, authorities said Tuesday. Miguel Angel Schiappapietra Jr., 28, pleaded no contest in a downtown courtroom to two felonies--one count of a lewd act on a child under 14 years of age and one count of an attempted lewd act on a child under 14 years of age. The officer is due back in court Sept. 6  and is expected to be sentenced by Judge Michael Abzug to three years in state prison and ordered to register as a sex offender.
April 8, 2012 | By Joy Press, Los Angeles Times
Lena Dunham is sitting at a Larchmont Boulevard cafe in a pale yellow dress and a blazer, rummaging around her bag for a bottle of green juice. She's drinking it to stave off illness caused by frequent plane travel - one of the hazards of being an in-demand wunderkind. Her upcoming HBO series, "Girls," was filmed in New York, where she sleeps in her parents' basement while she waits for her new place to be ready. But Dunham just spent half a year in L.A. so she could edit and consult with the show's producers, Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner.
September 16, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Santa Ana Mater Dei holds the No. 1 spot in this week's Southern Section Division 1AA girls' volleyball rankings. Here's the link to complete rankings.  
April 23, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Jordin Canada of L.A. Windward has been named the state player of the year in girls' basketball by Here's the link to story.  
May 10, 2012 | By Connie Stewart
A murder-kidnapping case that prompted a major manhunt ended abruptly Thursday night with Adam Mayes dead and two young girls safe, Mississippi authorities said. Guntown, Miss., Police Chief Michael Hall said Mayes shot himself after a SWAT team discovered him and moved in. Alexandria Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, are safe, Hall told the Associated Press. The children had vanished April 27, when Mayes and his ex-wife, Teresa, traveled to Tennessee from their Guntown home.
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