December 18, 2012 |
Offense Quarterback: Troy Williams, Narbonne, 6-3, 190, Sr. The Washington-bound Williams passed for 2,886 yards and 39 touchdowns in leading the Gauchos to a second consecutive City Section Division I championship. Receiver: Steven Mitchell, Alemany, 5-10, 180, Sr. The USC-bound Mitchell caught 62 passes for 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was one of the most daring and elusive players in the Southland. Receiver: Thomas Duarte, Mater Dei, 6-3, 225, Sr. In hand-to-hand battles with defensive backs, Duarte almost always won. He caught 50 passes for 920 yards and 15 touchdowns.
December 7, 2012 |
OPEN DIVISION Corona Centennial (13-1) vs. Harbor City Narbonne (14-0) at Cerritos College, 7:30 p.m. (TWC SportsNet) : After shutting out a high-powered Crenshaw offense last week, Narbonne's highly regarded defense faces its biggest test yet against a no-huddle, fast-paced offense that has lots of weapons. Centennial's powerful offensive line had better be able to block lineman Paulo Lepua and linebacker Keishawn Bierria. Narbonne quarterback Troy Williams will need to make the right decisions on whether to run or pass against an aggressive Centennial defense.
December 6, 2012 |
Manuel Douglas is listed as the head football coach of City Section Division I champion Harbor City Narbonne, but his assistants tease him about "checking in with the real head coach. " That would be his wife, Jelerine, the mother of his three young children. She's a teacher and has been in the U.S. Army Reserve for 19 years as a combat medic instructor. What Douglas does for Narbonne's football players, Jelerine provides at home, keeping everyone on schedule and offering plenty of support.
December 6, 2012 |
In just over seven minutes, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave voice to a nation's outrage, branding Dec. 7 as a “date which will live in infamy” for Japan's attack on the Pearl Harbor Naval Base. Within an hour, Congress had voted a declaration of war. As he and other presidents before have done in accordance with federal law, President Obama on Thursday proclaimed Dec. 7 as "National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. " "I encourage all Americans to observe this solemn day of remembrance and to honor our military, past and present, with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
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December 1, 2012 |
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Pete Uccelli took 20 acres of swampland and transformed it into a boatyard and marina, welcoming visitors and residents of his beloved town to stroll the docks and feed the ducks. His restaurant on the southern edge of San Francisco Bay became a gathering spot - hosting Rotary Club meetings, business lunches and quinceañeras . "Pete's Harbor" also was a haven for "live-aboards," who rejoiced in the riches of the wildlife refuge a stone's throw away and often shared their unique lifestyle over barbecue and beers.
November 27, 2012
Re "Spilling over on Harbor," Nov. 24 Thank you for your fascinating story on Orange County's Harbor Boulevard. I have always been fascinated by another "harbor" boulevard in Orange County that is about as long and wide with almost as much cultural diversity but gets less recognition due to its multiple names. It stretches from Huntington Harbour to Dana Point Harbor and is variously known as Edinger, Irvine Center, Moulton and Golden Lantern. A single unifying name, I always thought, would help its public perception as a unifying countywide thoroughfare like Harbor Boulevard.
November 24, 2012 |
The protests that roiled Anaheim this summer had no regular home base, no Zuccotti Park or Tahrir Square. Instead, demonstrators angry over a series of shootings by Anaheim police marched on several days along Harbor Boulevard and a handful of other streets. Yet there were moments when the rallies slowed -- or were forced to pause -- just long enough to resemble a traditional, stationary demonstration. One came on the afternoon of July 29, a Sunday, as 200 protesters walked south on Harbor from the Anaheim police headquarters toward Disneyland.
November 21, 2012 |
Imagine what it was like Sept. 7 to be part of the Long Beach Poly football program on the night the Jackrabbits lost to Harbor City Narbonne, 56-0, their worst defeat since 1916. "We were all totally embarrassed," Coach Raul Lara said. "It was hard, especially because everyone was ridiculing us. " Fast forward to Friday night in the Pac-5 Division quarterfinals, when Poly upset No. 2-seeded Mission Viejo, 21-16. The Jackrabbits are "the phoenix of high school football rising out of the ashes," Santa Margarita Coach Harry Welch said.
November 9, 2012 |
The Generals American Military Command from World War II to Today Thomas E. Ricks Penguin Press: 556 pp., $32.95 Deep in his impressive, disturbing study of U.S. Army leadership, "The Generals: American Military Command From World War II to Today," Thomas E. Ricks offers his explanation of why the Iraq war seemed to spiral out of control even after Saddam Hussein was toppled and his army defeated. The fault was not with the U.S. Army's rank and file, Ricks concludes.