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January 24, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Oxnard's world super-featherweight champion, Mikey Garcia, has the immediate task of fighting Tijuana's Juan Carlos Burgos on Saturday night on HBO in New York. The 26-year-old's challenge is maintaining focus on that task as blinding opportunities are laid before the 33-0 fighter. Four fights this year, moves up in weight, Manny Pacquiao. All of this chatter is now attached to Garcia, the kid brother of distinguished Oxnard trainer Robert Garcia. Especially the Pacquiao talk, which has been mentioned in nearly every recent story about the rising pound-for-pound member with 28 knockouts.
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SPORTS
January 15, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
PHOENIX - Dreadful season. Just when Lakers fans thought it couldn't get worse, it did. Nick Young was ejected in the second quarter because of a "punching foul" and later said he felt ignored by teammates in the midst of a skirmish Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns. The Lakers touched new depths - 14th in the Western Conference - after a 121-114 loss and also might have fumbled the only thing they had left, their decent team chemistry. And sure, the guy who blistered them for 28 points at US Airways Center was cut by them in training camp two seasons ago. BOX SCORE: Phoenix Suns 121, Lakers 114 But the game and its aftermath centered on Young, a good guy gone wild after being fouled hard by Alex Len while attempting a fastbreak layup with 7 minutes 33 seconds left in the second quarter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Like many residents in and around Fontana, 33-year-old Regina Ignacio was awoken early Wednesday morning by shaking. "I was in bed. ... I knew it was an earthquake," Ignacio said. "They're just scary because you don't know if it's going to get worse. " The magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck at 1:35 a.m. and was centered about three miles north of Fontana and about five miles northwest of Rialto. There were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. Some residents said items fell off their dressers, while others took to Twitter to describe minor damage inside their homes.
SPORTS
January 15, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Nick Young lost his temper, which might end up costing the Lakers swingman some money and a game or two. Young was struck in the head and tumbled to the court when he was fouled on a breakaway layup by Suns center Alex Len . Young immediately confronted Len with a push and a punch before being separated by Len's teammates, including Marcus Morris, who forcefully shoved Young, and Goran Dragic, who was the recepient of a second punch thrown...
SPORTS
December 7, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
CHARLOTTE - It was a long, emotional week for Florida State players, so you could understand why it took the Seminoles a little time to warm up on a chilly evening. The team didn't know until Thursday whether quarterback Jameis Winston would be able to play in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium. The program cloud was lifted when State Attorney Willie Meggs ruled charges would not be filed against Winston in a sexual assault complaint filed last December.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 2013 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO - Plug "Ping Fu" and "liar" into Google these days and the combo yields more than 6,300 hits. (See, also, "big fat liar," "lie-fabricating machine," etc.) But it wasn't always that way. A child of China's Cultural Revolution, Fu arrived in the U.S. three decades ago and went on to build a successful 3D-modeling technology company and earn a seat on the Obama administration's National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Then she did something that shifted her reputation, quite possibly forever: She wrote a memoir.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
"I will love you unconditionally," promised Katy Perry in the opening number of the American Music Awards. Wrapped in a kimono amid an Orientalist fantasia straight out of "Kill Bill," the singer was using her appearance on the awards show, broadcast Sunday night on ABC from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre, to bring attention to her current single, "Unconditionally. " The song about finding love after divorce is part of her plan this year to age up her image. But that line from its chorus might also describe the audience loyalty that pop stars on Perry's level once enjoyed, back when fans pledged allegiance to artists and could be expected to stick with them through the occasional misstep or hiatus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 2013 | By Frank Shyong
The ladies of the Filipino ministry of Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church discuss Typhoon Haiyan over a table strewn with grilled fish, ribs, sliced pork belly, chicken wings, chili and a massive platter of mixed rice and flour noodles called pancit . "The typhoon hit here," says Pinky Santos, pointing to the map in gold thread on her blue polo shirt. "My family is here," she adds, moving her finger north. For many Filipinos, it's been a somber month of sharing links to donation websites on social media and organizing aid trips to affected areas.
SPORTS
November 23, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Manny Pacquiao heard Brandon Rios liked to get hit, so Pacquiao obliged Saturday in a thorough domination of the Oxnard fighter. Pacquiao, fighting for the first time since he was stunningly knocked out in December by his bulked-up rival Juan Manuel Marquez, out-landed Rios 281 punches to 138 and cruised to a unanimous-decision victory at the Venetian hotel in Macao, China. The judges' scores were 119-109 (Lisa Giampa), 120-108 (Michael Pernick) and 118-110 (Manfred Kuechler) for Pacquiao (55-5-2)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
A 9-year-old boy is the innocent pawn at the center of "All God's Children," an awkward mix of B-movie crime saga and social-issue drama. Zeroing in on the sadly familiar subject of human trafficking, Moldova's first entry for Academy Award consideration plays out as a well-meaning lesson grafted onto talky action. A number of opposing interests converge around Pavalas, who has been living in an orphanage for three years: his mother, Irina (Ina Surdu), escaping a life of forced prostitution in Italy; her bent-on-revenge pimp (Paolo Seganti)
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