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April 23, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Standout 6-foot-2 junior guard Kennedy Burke of Chatsworth Sierra Canyon has committed to UCLA. She led Sierra Canyon to the state Division IV championship. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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SPORTS
January 15, 2011
UCLA TODAY AT OREGON Where: Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Ore. When: 2 p.m. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 10-6, 2-2; Oregon 8-9, 1-4. Record vs. opponent: 81-27 all-time. Update: Senior forward Joevan Catron, Oregon's leading scorer, did not play Thursday against USC because of a calf injury and is questionable for Saturday's game. Howland called the Ducks a tough matchup because of their quick, guard-heavy lineup that mostly plays zone defense.
SPORTS
February 6, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA has another receiver for Brett Hundley to throw to Thomas Duarte, a receiver from Santa Ana Mater Dei, has signed with the Bruins. Duarte, who is 6 feet 3, 225 pounds, played tight end at Mater Dei. UCLA does not use a tight end often. But he is a fit at Y-back. The Bruins have a need, after losing senior Joseph Fauria. The concern is such that Nate Iese, a linebacker, is expected to get a look at Y-back this spring. ALSO GRAPHIC: UCLA recruits National signing day:UCLA lands defensive end Kylie Fitts National signing day: UCLA gets Sean Covington, Caleb Benenoch  
OPINION
August 30, 2011
If all philanthropists were required to be morally upright, hospitals would be low on new wings and colleges would be starved for buildings. We'd also be missing a few beloved institutions outright — Stanford and Carnegie Mellon universities are cases in point. Charity is a virtue that should not be off-limits to scoundrels — if, in fact, they are truly giving to an institution rather than tethering their donations with strings that benefit them. Lowell Milken would probably be counted among the less pristine philanthropists, though not among the most scurrilous.
SPORTS
December 23, 2009
UCLA up next VS. DELAWARE STATE Sunday, 1 p.m., Pauley Pavilion This will be UCLA's final tune-up before the Arizona schools arrive in Los Angeles for the start of the Pacific 10 Conference schedule. Delaware State has lost four games in a row but held No. 17 Ohio State to a season-low 60 points in a 60-44 defeat last weekend. -- David Wharton
SPORTS
December 2, 2012 | By Chris Foster
UCLA will face Baylor in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl in Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 27. The Bruins are 9-4 after losing to Stanford in the Pac-12 Conference championship game. They were ticketed for the Valero Alamo Bowl or the Holiday Bowl. Oregon State will play in the Alamo Bowl. Baylor (7-5) made a late push to get bowl eligible. The Bears won their last three games, including a 52-24 victory over then-No. 1 Kansas State on Nov. 17. UCLA and Baylor have never played in football.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2010
As summer nips at our heels, it's tempting to take to the streets and celebrate. It's that kind of flash mob bonhomie that's at the center of Barbara Ehrenreich's new book, "Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy." The New York Times writer will discuss her research and how it resonates with Nick Cave's Soundsuits. Fowler Museum, Sunset Boulevard at Westwood Plaza, UCLA. 7 p.m. Thu. (310 ) 825-4361.
SPORTS
March 30, 2013 | By Chris Foster, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
Steve Alford has been hired as UCLA's basketball coach, the university announced Saturday morning. Alford, 48, spent the last six seasons at New Mexico, compiling a 155-52 record. He replaces Ben Howland, who was fired after going 25-10 and winning the Pac-12 Conference regular-season championship. Alford has agreed to a seven-year deal worth $2.5 million a year, according to a person familiar with the hire who was not authorized to speak publicly about it. [Updated 11:36 a.m. March 30: UCLA officials later confirmed Alford had agreed to a seven-year contract worth $18.2 million, including a $200,000 signing bonus.
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