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November 21, 2013 | By Eric Maddy
CITY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL DIVISION IV/V Semifinals, Wednesday Elizabeth d. Central City Value, 25-22, 25-21, 25-18 Los Angeles CES d. Orthopaedic, 25-10, 25-16, 25-22   Championships, Saturday at Roybal Div. IV/V: #1 Elizabeth vs. #2 Los Angeles CES, 11 a.m. Div. III: #1 Eagle Rock vs. #2 Verdugo Hills, 1:30 p.m. Div. II: #1 Taft vs. #2 Venice, 4 p.m. Div. I: #1 Palisades vs. #2 Granada Hills, 6:30 p.m.
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NEWS
December 20, 2011 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Vaccination against human papilloma virus was recommended for U.S. girls almost five years ago. In October, a government advisory committee also recommended routine vaccination for boys ages 11 and 12.   But vaccinating girls only makes the most sense, researchers said Tuesday. Using mathematical models, researchers in the Netherlands found vaccinating girls is the best way to reduce heterosexual transmission because girls have the highest prevalence of the virus. Immunizing the group with the highest prevalence achieves the largest population-wide reduction of the virus.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Get ready for more “Girls.” The controversial but critically lauded, Golden Globe-winning show will return for a third season. While HBO has not officially confirmed the renewal, the cast and crew of “Girls” have made it abundantly clear the show will be back. This weekend, Lena Dunham spoke with Alec Baldwin for his podcast, “Here's the Thing,” and inadvertently confirmed the show's pick-up.  “We're starting season three at the end of March. I'm so excited,” she said.
SPORTS
July 17, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
WNBA star Brittney Griner remembers a day in seventh grade as if it were yesterday. Class had just let out and the hallway was flooded with students. As Griner made her way through the crowd, a boy stopped her. "You're a dude," he said. "I just stood there and took it. I was humiliated. The whole school was laughing at me," Griner recalled. In college at Baylor, Griner was a phenomenon on the court. She finished as the NCAA's second-leading women's scorer of all time and created a buzz with her dunks and athleticism, twice winning player-of-the-year awards.
ENTERTAINMENT
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"?
SPORTS
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)
SPORTS
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. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
March 13, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Junior Katie Lou Samuelson of Santa Ana Mater Dei has been named the Gatorade state player of the year in girls' basketball. She's averaging 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Monarchs and has a 4.18 grade-point average. She's a 6-foot-3 guard. Two of her sisters attend Stanford.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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