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SPORTS
April 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Curtis Godin, the former baseball player turned 100-meter runner for Santa Ana Mater Dei, set the Orange County record for fastest 100 meters on Thursday in a dual meet against St. John Bosco, running 10.42 seconds. Sophomore Sean McGrew of St. John Bosco ran 10.70. St. John Bosco's Matt Katnik set a school record in the discus at 168 feet, 10 inches. He also won the shot put at 60 1/4. Mater Dei's Malik McMorris recorded a season-best of 58 feet in the shot put.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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OPINION
April 3, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
It was well known for many years that Japan's "scientific whaling" program was a sham, designed to get around the international moratorium on hunting whales. Almost no research on the animals came from Japanese scientists; instead, whale meat kept showing up in restaurants and school lunches. Finally, Australia, a whaling country until 1978 and now an avid opponent, called Japan's bluff over the hundreds of whales it killed each year in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary surrounding Antarctica.
BUSINESS
April 3, 2014 | Andrea Chang
Instacart is bringing its same-day grocery delivery service to Los Angeles, utilizing a crowdsourced model of personal shoppers who provide their own transportation and smartphones to shop for and deliver groceries to customers. Starting Thursday, customers can order groceries and other items from Whole Foods Market and have them delivered in as little as an hour. Additional stores will be added in the coming weeks; shoppers will be able to combine items from multiple stores into one order.
SPORTS
April 2, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 UCLA-bound Jordin Canada of L.A. Windward left a lasting impression at the McDonald's All American Game on Wednesday in Chicago. She set an assist record with seven and added 10 points in the West's 80-78 win over the East. It was her assist to game MVP Brianna Turner with 53 seconds left that lifted the West to victory.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
SPORTS
April 2, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Josh Hamilton nearly scolded a reporter for asking if, in light of the Angels' brutal Aprils of 2012 and 2013, there was concern that a "here-we-go-again" mentality could creep into the clubhouse with another sluggish start. "We haven't thought about that, so stop thinking about it," the Angels left fielder said. "Talk to me in a like a week and a half. Guys are getting their feel, getting settled in, not only here but at home. We'll be good. " Getting their feel? Getting settled in?
SPORTS
April 2, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
The Urban Youth Academy's Dennis Gilbert Spring Baseball Classic will begin on Saturday at Hamilton High, with Jefferson playing SOCES. The action for 24 teams picks up on April 12, with games at the Urban Youth Academy, Roybal, Hamilton and South East. Among the teams entered are Verdugo Hills, Eagle Rock, Dorsey, Bell, Fremont, Venice and South Gate. The championship game will be April 19 at noon at the Urban Youth Academy in Compton.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
BUSINESS
April 1, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
For more than 15 years, a $518-million military weather satellite sat in a clean room at Lockheed Martin Corp.'s facility in Sunnyvale waiting for the day it would be launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base. On Thursday morning, the spacecraft is finally set to be blasted into space atop Atlas V rocket. It will be the latest satellite launched in support of the military's long-running Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, a satellite system initiated in 1962.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO - Stung by criminal cases involving three state senators, Democratic legislative leaders vowed Tuesday to reassess their campaign finance practices, and canceled a lucrative golf fundraiser scheduled for this weekend. The promise of self-scrutiny among Senate Democrats was just one way last week's criminal complaint against Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) detailing public corruption and arms trafficking charges continues to reverberate through the Capitol. Also on Tuesday, federal agents were again present in a legislative office building, searching a room used by Yee as an overflow office, according to Senate workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2014 | By Eryn Brown
Healthcare advocates Tuesday urged the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to set aside at least $11 million in additional funding for free medical services for low-income residents - including immigrants lacking legal status - who remain uninsured under Obamacare. Members of the faith-based coalition One L.A., labor groups and community healthcare organizations told reporters and board members that failing to expand a county program to serve thousands more poor and undocumented residents would endanger public health.
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
There will be four championshp quarterfinal games on Tuesday in the Boras Classic. At Mater Dei, Glendora will face San Dimas at 3 p.m., followed by Mater Dei-Chino Hills at 6 p.m. At JSerra, it will be Valencia facing Temecula Valley at 3 p.m., followed by JSerra against Vista Murrieta at 6 p.m. The winners advance to Thursday's semifinals, with the final set for Saturday at 6 p.m. at Mater Dei.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com ...
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