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October 11, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Rialto schools chief Harold Cebrun denied Friday that he had an "intimate relationship" with a district accountant accused of embezzling $1.8 million after photos emerged that he says show the pair hugging and him giving her a brief kiss. Nutritional services accountant Judith Oakes, 48, was arrested in August after being seen on video stuffing cash in her bra. She pleaded not guilty Wednesday to 16 felonies and was being held in lieu of $1.8-million bail in what authorities have called the largest white-collar crime in city history.
September 28, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Family members mourning a Dodgers fan who was fatally stabbed Wednesday in San Francisco plan to make a statement Sunday in front of AT&T Park. The family of Jonathan Denver will also pass out fliers that include information about an account the family has set up for donors to help with memorial expenses and about who Denver was as a person, a friend of the family told the Los Angeles Times. The Associated Press reported Saturday that the victim's father, Robert Preece, would call for witnesses to come forward, citing Preece's sister Jill Preece Haro.
September 25, 2013 | By Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne
The NCAA announced Tuesday it would begin to restore some of the scholarships it took from Penn State's football program in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse scandal, news that brought measured reaction from USC, which is in the midst of sanctions imposed in 2010 that included the loss of 30 scholarships. Athletic Director Pat Haden said in a statement that USC was hopeful that the NCAA's recently enacted enforcement and penalty reforms would "result in a consistent and fair enforcement and penalty process for all its institutions.
September 22, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Manchester City made a bold statement Sunday with a 4-1 rout of Manchester United on derby day in the English Premier League. New City Manager Manuel Pellegrini summed up the victory at Etihad Stadium quite well. “No one believes that 4-1 is possible before the game,” said Pellegrini, who took over for Roberto Mancini this season. Argentine strike Sergio Aguero had two goals, opening the scoring in the 16th minute. City put the game to rest within a span of five minutes before and after halftime with three more goals.
September 18, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
When the thought of running for homecoming queen first swept through Cassidy Campbell's mind last year, she pushed the impulse aside. It would just be a joke, she told herself. Now the high school senior sees it as a chance to make a statement. "This year," she said, stroking her long black hair at the kitchen table in her home in Huntington Beach, "I'm a girl every day. " Photos: Being a girl every day Cassidy has revved up a social media campaign in an effort to win the homecoming crown at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, joining a growing but still-thin group of transgender teens across the country who see an opportunity to shake up gender norms by competing in what's long been a tradition-bound, sex-segregated American staple.
September 13, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
With showdown games looming against Corona Centennial and Ventura St. Bonaventure in the coming weeks, No. 8-ranked Mission Hills Alemany needed to show on Friday night that it belonged among Southern California's elite football teams. The Warriors put together a four-touchdown barrage in the third quarter to leave defending City Section Division I champion Harbor City Narbonne down for the count. Alemany (3-0) came away with a 42-14 victory on its home field, giving Coach Dean Herrington renewed confidence his team is headed in the right direction.
September 7, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels, in desperate need of young, effective and inexpensive starting pitchers, appear to have found one right in their own house. Garrett Richards recovered from a shaky start Saturday night to blank Texas on two hits from the third through seventh innings and lead the Angels to an 8-3 victory over the Rangers in Angel Stadium, their 12thwin in 15 games. The 25-year-old right-hander opened the season in the bullpen, made four starts in late April and went back to a relief role before replacing struggling right-hander Joe Blanton in the rotation in late July.
September 5, 2013 | By Paige St. John
SACRAMENTO -- Protest leaders issued a statement shortly after 9 a.m. declaring the two-month hunger strike by California prison inmates over but adding that the protest itself is only "suspended. " "To be clear, our Peaceful Protest of Resistance to our continuous subjection to decades of systemic state-sanctioned torture via the system's solitary confinement units is far from over," according to the statement, relayed through former state Sen. Tom Hayden. "Our decision to suspend our third hunger strike in two years does not come lightly.
August 31, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama plans to make a statement Saturday as his administration considers missile strikes on Syria, but a White House official said he would not announce imminent military operations. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the president's remarks and spoke on condition of anonymity, said Obama would provide an update to the American people about his decisions on how to proceed. The White House said the president would speak from the Rose Garden at 1:15 p.m. Eastern time (10:15 a.m. Pacific)
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