February 8, 2014 |
When: 12:30 PST Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Channel 7; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 18-32; Bulls 24-25. Record vs. Bulls: 0-1. Update: The Lakers lost at Chicago last month, 102-100, when Mike Dunleavy found Taj Gibson for an easy layup off an inbounds play with 0.9 of a second left in overtime. The Bulls are still in position to make the playoffs in the weak Eastern Conference despite salary-dumping Luol Deng in a trade with Cleveland and losing Derrick Rose for the season because of a knee injury.
February 6, 2014 |
The Kings honored their six Olympians on Thursday, inviting them to take one more trip around the Staples Center ice before leaving for Sochi and next week's tournament. But all six had to put in a little extra work on their way out the door. And that led to a nice parting gift, with defenseman Robyn Regehr scoring in overtime to end a four-game losing streak and give the Kings a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Regehr's goal, on a rising shot from just off the left circle at 2 minutes 33 seconds, also gave the Kings their fourth win in six overtime periods this season.
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February 5, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO - News flash for Democratic state lawmakers: Not all Republican ideas are kooky. Some make sense. A few GOP bills might even help struggling workers - the very people Democrats are supposed to be fighting for in the state Capitol. One such idea is to expand the opportunity for flextime, the ability of wage earners to schedule their work hours to fit personal and family needs. I'm thinking especially of low-income, single parents - moms or dads. Some may prefer to work, say, four 10-hour days rather than five eight-hour shifts.
January 31, 2014 |
When: 5 p.m. Where: Knight Arena, Eugene. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710. Records: USC 10-11, 1-7 in Pac-12; Oregon 14-6, 2-6 Update: USC hopes to salvage one of the two games on its Oregon trip against a Ducks team that is also struggling against Pac-12 Conference competition. The Trojans are coming off a 76-75 loss in overtime to Oregon State on Thursday in Corvallis; Oregon lost the same night to UCLA, 70-68, in Eugene. The Ducks have four players with double-digit scoring averages, led by junior guard Joseph Young (18 points per game)
January 26, 2014 |
USC's basketball team battled back against Stanford at the end of regulation play Sunday to force overtime at the Galen Center. But that's when the Trojans' bid for a second consecutive Pac-12 Conference win came to a halt. Three-point baskets by Chasson Randle and John Gage in the five-minute overtime period spearheaded the Cardinal's 79-71 win over USC. BOX SCORE: Stanford 79, USC 71 (OT) "We played very hard today and had a chance to win," USC Coach Andy Enfield said.
January 24, 2014 |
Tyler Dorsey returned to the court on Friday night for St. John Bosco after missing two games to focus on academics, and the Braves definitely needed him. They pulled out a 74-71 double-overtime victory over Santa Margarita in a Trinity League game. St. John Bosco played without Daniel Hamilton, who was sick. Dorsey finished with 25 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. Vance Jackson added 22 points. Mater Dei (20-0) defeated JSerra, 69-39. Stanley Johnson had 24 points and 11 rebounds.
January 21, 2014 |
Stanford's basketball team defeated USC, 79-71, in overtime Sunday at the Galen Center. The Cardinal held a three-point lead with 2:46 left in the five-minute overtime when Stanford's John Gage sank a three-point shot to effectively put the game away. It was Gage's third three-pointer of the day, and he finished with 12 points overall. Stanford was led by Chasson Randle with 17 points and Josh Huestis with 16 points. USC was led by Byron Wesley with 18 points, while Pe'Shon Howard and J.T. Terrell each scored 13 points.
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January 20, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO - A union effort to increase salaries for workers caring for the country's elderly and disabled threatens to backfire in California, where Gov. Jerry Brown wants to limit their hours. A change in federal rules set for next year entitles nearly 2 million home aides nationwide to overtime pay. But Brown, in an effort to keep a lid on costs, has proposed a cap on the time they work in the state's taxpayer-funded home care program for low-income Californians. The proposal, part of the governor's latest budget plan, could particularly affect disabled people who receive more than 40 hours of assistance a week.
January 17, 2014 |
In the latest Mission League madness, Encino Crespi, coming off a loss to St. Francis, defeated Chaminade, 65-61, in overtime on Friday night. Medi Baghchehsarai made a basketball off an assist from DJ Ursery to tie the game for Crespi with 5.6 seconds left in regulation. Then the Celts (14-5, 2-2) won it in overtime. Mike Krkeyan had 20 points and Max Heidegger 17. Jack Williams and Michael Oguine each had 13 points for Chaminade (14-2). "Just another day in the Mission League," Crespi Coach Russell White.
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January 13, 2014 |
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that he would seek to restore overtime pay in the Los Angeles Police Department, saying it “will be a priority in the coming year.” “I do expect in the next few years to restore overtime, to what level I can't speak to today,” he said in a news conference with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck about the LAPD's crime rate. Garcetti said he also would seek to restore the LAPD to its authorized force of 10,000 officers. The department ended 2013 with 9,909 officers, which the mayor said was “nearly 100 lower than what is acceptable to me.” Garcetti said he and Beck have looked at ways to boost the number of officers, noting personnel officials have already expedited the background process for recruits in order to fill police academy classes.