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Basketball: Thursday scores

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Boys Basketball ACADEMY LEAGUE Sage Hill 73, Downey Calvary Chapel 52   AMBASSADOR LEAGUE Woodcrest Christian 60, Linfield Christian 59 (OT)   GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE Bolsa Grande 62, Garden Grove 61 Garden Grove Santiago 61, Rancho Alamitos 45 Westminster La Quinta 55, Los Amigos 53   INLAND VALLEY...

Netflix renews 'Orange is the New Black' for season five. And six. And seven

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

On the heels of the show’s second consecutive SAG award for comedy ensemble, Netflix announced Friday that “Orange is the New Black” has been renewed for an additional three seasons. The series, centered around a fictional Litchfield, Conn., federal women’s prison and the inmates therein, has met...

From a street corner to a room of his own -- starting the journey out of homelessness

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

As volunteers fanned out across Los Angeles County last week to count homeless people, I knew of one homeless person in particular who had just days before escaped being counted on the streets. I met James Lonon as he sat on a concrete bench on the corner of 22nd Street and Wilshire Boulevard in...

Where to get great chocolates for Valentine's Day

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Sure, you can take your beloved out for a romantic dinner on Valentine's Day — or better yet, make it yourself. But for many of us, the best thing about this time of year is neither the hyped prix-fixe dinners nor the cliched bunches of flowers, but the chocolate. Chocolate makes any day worth...

Jason Sudeikis is an everyman for the early 21st century

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

When Jason Sudeikis was making the Farrelly brothers' 2011 comedy "Hall Pass," writer-director Peter Farrelly told the comic actor he reminded him of Jack Lemmon, the everyman Oscar winner who was equally adept at comedy and drama. "I'm flattered by the comparison, especially given the breath of...

UC expands its recruiting efforts targeting black and Latino students

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The pitch came hard and fast: The University of California is the nation's finest public system of higher education. Financial aid is aplenty. The commitment to diversity is strong. The college recruiter who spoke Thursday to teachers, counselors, parents and more than 100 top students of color...

USC makes it another runaway with 80-61 victory over UCLA

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

This, apparently, was what Andy Enfield meant. Three years ago, after he was hired as USC's basketball coach, Enfield declared, "If you want to play slow, go to UCLA." UCLA drubbed USC in the teams' next five meetings. Enfield's early bombast evaporated quickly. The speed, though, has arrived....

Lakers' Jordan Clarkson adds skills challenge to his All-Star weekend schedule

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Jordan Clarkson's All-Star weekend keeps getting busier. The NBA added more tasks to his schedule, making him part of the eight-player skills challenge next Saturday in Toronto. The league announced last week that Clarkson would take part in the rising stars challenge next Friday, a game that includes...

Football: Walter Roby is new coach at Granada Hills

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Walter Roby has been hired as football coach at Granada Hills. He served as an assistant coach last season. Ron Martin was named assistant head coach. For the latest on high school sports, follow @LATSondheimer on Twitter

Zach LaVine, Stephen Curry to headline NBA All-Star competitions

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

High-flying Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves will defend his title in the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest during NBA All-Star Saturday festivities on Feb. 13 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. LaVine won last year as a 19-year-old rookie. He'll be tested next weekend by Will Barton of the Denver...

Datebook: Shaping wood into abstraction, a group show about race, life lessons in 30-second videos

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

An exploration of shape and form in wood. A group show that looks at race and identity. And an exhibition devoted to exploring the historical and artistic legacy of an L.A. LGBT club from the early '80s. Plus, a festival of film by a well-known documentarian and short video lessons by an L.A. performance...

Broncos' backs are willing to carry the load in Super Bowl

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

As a running back for Denver Broncos teams that featured a Hall of Fame-bound quarterback, Terrell Davis adopted a specific attitude for Super Bowls. "You have to believe that this game and everything around it relies, or is based, on your performance," Davis said. "I was like, 'You know what?...

In 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,' the undead lock horns with some very tough Bennet sisters

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

It's apples and oranges, but the film version of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is, in fact, slightly more diverting than the 2012 release "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." So we're getting there. Fifty years from now, when it's "Richard Nixon vs. the Kraken vs. Sharknado," we'll have this...

Janet Jackson's 'Control' at 30: A look back

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Think about the first time you heard Janet Jackson’s “Control.” Were you on the dancefloor of a dimly lit nightclub? A high school dance? The record store? Listening to the radio? However you heard it, your body more than likely moved to the pulse of its frenetic, intricate beat. And then at some...

Love them or hate them, the Coen brothers will leave you laughing with 'Hail, Caesar!'

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

"Hail, Caesar!" indeed. Created by Joel and Ethan Coen, those mighty monarchs of sendups and satires, this droll tribute to and spoof of Hollywood past amuses from beginning to end with its site specific re-creation of the studio system and the movies that made it famous. A hipster mash note to...

Johnny Manziel's former girlfriend tells police he hit her

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Johnny Manziel's former girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, told police the Cleveland Browns quarterback appeared to be "on some kind of drugs" when he hit her during an argument last weekend, according to a police report released Thursday. Fort Worth police provided the first details of the alleged altercation...

'The Choice' story falls way short compared with other Nicholas Sparks adaptations

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

"The Choice" is the 11th feature film to be adapted from a novel by bestselling author Nicholas Sparks. They should have stopped at No. 10. An inauspicious first production for Sparks' nascent film company, "The Choice" stretches a first act's worth of low-concept romantic dramedy into two acts,...

Football: Freshman QB Ryan Hilinski leaves JSerra for Orange Lutheran

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Promising freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski has left JSerra and transferred to Orange Lutheran. Hilinski is the younger brother of former Sherman Oaks Notre Dame QB Kelly Hilinski, now at Weber State, and former Upland QB Tyler Hilinski, now at Washington State. The 6-foot-3 Hilinski could benefit...

UCLA police arrest man suspected in sexual assault of student in dorm

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Police have arrested a man suspected of sexually assaulting a UCLA student inside her dorm on campus after a house party, officials announced Thursday. Kvon Harris, 21, already was wanted for check fraud when the student identified him as her attacker following the Westwood party last month, officials...

Abject system makes Howie Kendrick's loss a gain for Dodgers

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Howie Kendrick, poster boy. Not exactly what Kendrick had in mind when his off-season called. He seemed headed for his first true major contract. A career of superb play now rewarded with a big free-agent payoff. Only it never happened. Days and weeks went by and the interest never developed. “Nothing,’’...

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