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March 27, 1986
Edward O'Connor, Southern Region commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service since 1983 and prior to that the San Pedro-based chief INS officer in the Southwest, is dead at 58, the Justice Department said this week. He died Friday at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, after what a spokesman described as "a lengthy illness." O'Connor joined the INS as an associate commissioner in 1972 in Washington, before moving to California in 1975.
March 13, 2014 | By Eric Maddy
BOYS' SOCCER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL DIVISION I Semifinals, Thursday Loyola 4, Corona 2 Carlsbad 1, Birmingham 0     DIVISION II Semifinals, Thursday San Diego Southwest 2, Cathedral 1 Royal 2, Canoga Park 1 (OT)     GIRLS' SOCCER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL DIVISION I Semifinals, Thursday San Diego Westview 2, San Diego Torrey Pines 1 (OT) Chino Hills 5, Clovis Buchanan 1     DIVISION II Semifinals, Thursday San Diego Cathedral 4, Santa Margarita 1 Carlsbad La Costa Canyon 4, Verdugo Hills 0     Championships, at Warren Friday Girls' Division III: #4 Marymount vs. #3 San Diego Parker, 5 p.m. Boys Division III: #1 Farmersville vs. #2 St. Margaret's, 7:30 p.m.   Saturday Girls' Division II: #1 San Diego Cathedral vs. #3 Carlsbad La Costa Canyon, 10:30 a.m. Boys Division II: #4 San Diego Southwest vs. #2 Royal, 1 p.m. Girls' Division I: #1 San Diego Westview vs. #2 Chino Hills, 3:30 p.m. Boys Division I: #1 Loyola vs. Carlsbad, 6 p.m.  
June 26, 1991
Victor D. Laidlaw has been promoted to executive vice president of Koll Construction for the southern region. He will be in the company's new offices in the Long Beach Airport area, where the Los Angeles and Newport Beach divisions have relocated. Before his new appointment, Laidlaw had been senior vice president of the southern region.
March 9, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Southern Section Division 1 champion Loyola was seeded No. 1 and City Section Division 1 champion Birmingham was seeded No. 2 for the Southern California Soccer Regional in Division I. Loyola will open at home against Bell on Tuesday. Birmingham will host Anaheim. The pairings: Bell at Loyola; Corona at Buchanan; Carlsbad at San Clemente; Anaheim at Birmingham. The championship is Saturday at Warren. Division II: Animo Leadership at Cathedral; Baldwin Park at San Diego Southwest; Coronado at Canoga Park; Bakersfield South at Royal.
August 1, 1985
I have just returned from vacation and read the article that appeared in the July 14 South Bay section entitled "Jewish Identity: Group Fears the Loss of Community, Hopes to Bring Families Back to Fold." I wanted to add several items for clarification that might give your readers a more comprehensive understanding of the issues raised in the article. The article cites properly the statistic that only 20% of the Jews in the southern region were affiliated with one of seven synagogues.
July 14, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Gunmen ambushed police in Russia's North Caucasus, officials said, killing two of the officers in the latest spate of violence in the southern region. A sniper killed a third officer in another incident. The region has been dogged by daily shootings, blasts and other violence linked to gangs, ethnic feuds, separatists and Islamic radicals.
November 24, 1998 | MIKE BRESNAHAN
As expected, Royal and Harvard-Westlake high schools each earned high seedings for the state girls' volleyball playoffs. Royal (31-4), the Southern Section Division I-A champion, was seeded No. 2 in the Division I Southern region and, in a unique twist, will play on the road at unseeded Palisades, the City Section champion. The Dolphins (23-0) had a higher "travel priority number" than Royal and will host the Highlanders at 7 tonight in the first round. Harvard-Westlake was seeded No.
June 12, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Kidnappers in Nigeria's restive oil heartland released 13 captives, including three Americans, officials said. Those freed are the latest of about 200 foreigners, mostly oil workers, who have been abducted in a year and a half in the southern region where Africa's biggest oil producer pumps its crude. Nearly two dozen are known to still be in captivity.
October 2, 1986
U.N. officials in Khartoum, citing "technical reasons," abruptly canceled the start of the "Operation Rainbow" emergency food airlift to aid hunger victims in southern Sudan. The inaugural flight was scheduled to carry 16 tons of high-protein food from Khartoum to government-held Juba. The delay followed repeated rebel threats to shoot down the chartered C-130 Hercules aircraft because its destination was a government-held town in the southern region largely controlled by guerrillas.
July 21, 1985
I was appalled by the distasteful article incorrectly titled "Jewish Identity" in the July 14 issue of the Los Angeles Times, South Bay section. It was a disservice to the Jewish community and to those of us who have worked for many years to achieve a greater understanding between all Jewish groups in the community. I have served this community as president of the Southern Region/Jewish Federation Council, as a full-time volunteer and member of its board of directors for almost two decades and currently as editor of the Women's Conference newsletter, "Contact," and a member of the board of governors of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles.
March 9, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
There were reports of teenage zombies walking around Woodland Hills on Sunday morning. It had everything to do with El Camino Real winning its first City Section Division I championship in boys' basketball Saturday night with a dramatic 58-56 victory over 12-time champion Westchester. Afterward, players decided to hang out at the Woodland Hills home of junior guard Brandon Russell munching on pizza, listening to music and not letting their moment of triumph vanish until about 5 a.m. Sunday, when players started going home.
December 14, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
OPEN DIVISION Corona Centennial (12-2) vs. Bellflower St. John Bosco (14-0) at Cerritos College, 7:30 p.m. (Time Warner Cable SportsNet): St. John Bosco's defense has been dominant in the postseason but faces its stiffest challenge against the Huskies, who have a top running back in Tre Watson (3,498 yards rushing, 48 touchdowns) and top quarterback in Robert Webber (3,488 yards passing, 37 touchdowns). Pac-5 champion St. John Bosco has balance on offense with the passing of Josh Rosen, the running of Sean McGrew and the receiving of Jaleel Wadood and Shay Fields.
July 17, 2013 | By E. Scott Reckard
Megabanks aren't the only financial firms to meet or beat expectations this earnings season. Many California regional banks are reporting stronger earnings and putting new loans on their books, thanks to the improving economy and progress in dealing with fallout from the financial bust.  Pasadena-based East West Bancorp, the largest Chinese American bank, said after the markets closed Wednesday that it earned $74 million during the second quarter,...
March 30, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
SABHA, Libya - Their fatigues don't match and their pickup has no windshield. Their antiaircraft gun, clogged with grit, is perched between a refugee camp and ripped market tents scattered over an ancient caravan route. But the tribesmen keep their rifles cocked and eyes fixed on a terrain of scouring light where the oasis succumbs to desert. "If we leave this outpost the Islamist militants will come and use Libya as a base. We can't let that happen," said Zakaria Ali Krayem, the oldest among the Tabu warriors.
March 16, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer and Melissa Rohlin
With a trip to Sacramento at stake, the player who has risen up in big games all season, Jordan Mathews, came through again for Santa Monica High, calmly sinking a three-pointer with two seconds left, giving the Vikings a 53-50 victory over Los Angeles Loyola in the CIF Southern California Regional Division I boys' basketball final Saturday at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. "Big-time players make big-time shots, and we wanted the ball in Jordan's hands," Santa Monica Coach James Hecht said.
September 6, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
President Boris N. Yeltsin branded a bomb blast that killed at least 16 people in the southern region of Dagestan a challenge to all of Russia and vowed to hunt down the perpetrators. Meanwhile, in Russia's Arctic North, five sailors from Dagestan, worried about relatives back home, were overpowered by special forces after they took 48 people, including dozens of children, hostage to try to force authorities to fly them home.
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