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Can the Calif. Republican Party bounce back in 2018? Here's the chairman's game plan

Jim Brulte hopes to keep a job few would envy: As chairman of the California Republican Party, he’s tasked with trying to steer his party out of the wilderness in one of the bluest states in the nation. As the party looks ahead to a high-stakes governor’s race and midterm elections in 2018, it...

Easy Upcycling: Turn An Old Potato Sack Into Wall Art

Got a blank wall you'd like to liven up? An old potato sack just might do the the trick: check out this tutorial for turning it into unique wall art The post Easy Upcycling: Turn An Old Potato Sack Into Wall Art appeared first on Sustainablog.

Kings falter again in 4-1 loss to the Bruins

The Kings have practiced almost every morning since early October. So Coach Darryl Sutter was asked before Thursday’s game with the Boston Bruins what he could still be teaching the players six months later. “Just reinforcing small details from prior games,” he said. “Or if you see a history of...

Boys' basketball: City playoff scores and updated pairings

BOYS' BASKETBALL CITY OPEN DIVISION Semifinals, Saturday at Roybal #5 Taft vs. #1 Birmingham, 8 p.m. #3 Westchester vs. #2 Fairfax, 6 p.m.   Consolation quarterfinals, Thursday Narbonne 64, Dorsey 49 El Camino Real 77, Washington 59   Consolation semifinals, Tuesday, 7 p.m. #4 Narbonne at #2 Fairfax/#3...

College basketball: Ohio State upsets No. 16 Wisconsin

C.J. Jackson scored 18 points on four-for-four shooting from three-point range and Ohio State upset No. 16 Wisconsin, 83-73, on Thursday night in Columbus, Ohio.  JaQuan Lyle had 17 points and Jae'Sean Tate added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Buckeyes (16-13, 6-10 Big Ten), who snapped a three-game...

Football: Ron Gueringer is new coach at Corona

Ron Gueringer is leaving San Gorgonio to become the head coach at Corona High. Gueringer, who also has coached at Crespi and Corona Centenial, had been at San Gorgonio since 2009. San Gorgornio won the Southern Section Division 7 championship. For the latest on high school sports, follow @LATSondheimer...

Girls' soccer: City playoff scores and updated pairings

GIRLS' SOCCER CITY DIVISION 1 Quarterfinals, Thursday El Camino Real 8, South East 0 Taft 2, Birmingham 1 (OT) Granada Hills 2, San Pedro 1 Palisades 1, Cleveland 0   Semifinals, Tuesday, 3 p.m. #4 Taft at #1 El Camino Real #6 Granada Hills at #2 Palisades     DIVISION 2 Quarterfinals, Thursday...

The Lakers can win by continuing to lose — honestly, of course

The NBA trade deadline passed Thursday with one notably loud and wonderful grinding of gears. The team that took the biggest step forward was the one that threw itself in reverse. The big winners were the Lakers, because they set themselves up to be losers. In his first days as the team’s basketball...

Boys' soccer: Thursday's Southern Section playoff result and updated pairings

BOYS' SOCCER SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 1 Quarterfinals, Saturday, 3 or 5 p.m. El Toro at Tesoro, 5 p.m. Paramount at Mira Costa Loyola at Palos Verdes #2 Redlands East Valley at Edison, 5 p.m.     DIVISION 2 Second round, Thursday Godinez 1, San Luis Obispo 0   Quarterfinals, Saturday, 3 or 5 p.m....

Trump supporter Caitlyn Jenner calls president's order on transgender bathroom issue a 'disaster'

Today in Entertainment: 'The Get Down' to return to Netflix; Rihanna named Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Feb. 23, 2017, 6:49 p.m. With the Oscars around the corner and much of Hollywood still focused on the twists and turns of the presidency of Donald Trump, here's what's new and interesting...

At 21, the Ducks' Nick Ritchie is producing in a more prominent role

Nick Ritchie hardly looks the part, but the baby-faced 21-year-old is practically a sage veteran among some young Ducks players. He has 93 NHL games under his belt, roughly twice  the respective numbers for  Ondrej Kase  and Joseph Cramarossa and 81 games more than Brandon Montour has played. Those...

Magic takes in Lakers; begins to leave his mark

Weeks ago now-Lakers President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson told Coach Luke Walton he was ready to grind. On Thursday morning, Johnson stood on a blue swath of Oklahoma City’s court wearing black warmup pants and a black Lakers sweatshirt, reviewing practice with Walton. Lakers rookie...

Angels catcher Martin Maldonado knows the value of a good presentation

The value of major league catchers’ ability to frame pitches has  become clearer in recent seasons, and one of the stars of that movement was Jonathan Lucroy, the longtime Milwaukee Brewer. By some measurements, Lucroy’s ability to favorably present pitches to umpires saved as much as 50 runs over...

Federal agents seize woman awaiting emergency surgery in Texas hospital

A critically ill woman from El Salvador who was awaiting emergency surgery for a brain tumor was forcibly moved from a Texas hospital to a detention center by federal agents, raising concerns about President Trump’s directive to more aggressively pursue people living in the country illegally. Sara...

Marcus Yam named 2016 POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year

Los Angeles Times staff photographer Marcus Yam has won the premier 2016 Newspaper Photographer of the Year award in the 74th annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition. Yam’s award-winning portfolio mainly comprised daily news assignments, such as wildfires and the presidential...

Trump teases 'big interview' at Business Council dinner

Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about) Feb. 23, 2017, 5:24 p.m. His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up - or down - and galvanize the American public. We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication...

Nerve agent found on North Korean leader's half brother killed in Malaysia, police say

Malaysian police said Friday that the half brother of North Korea's leader who was killed in a Kuala Lumpur airport more than a week ago had a nerve agent on his eye and his face. A statement Friday from the inspector general of police said that a preliminary analysis from the Chemistry Department...

Trump again weighs in on Chicago violence: 'Out of control'

Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about) Feb. 23, 2017, 4:52 p.m. His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up - or down - and galvanize the American public. We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication...

Golf roundup: Martin Kaymer one shot off the lead at Honda Classic

One reason Martin Kaymer enjoys the Honda Classic is because he doesn't feel as though he has to make a bunch of birdies.  On such a serene Thursday at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., that was required to keep pace.  A pair of PGA Tour rookies who last played this course at Q-school for...

Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about)

Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about) Feb. 23, 2017, 4:35 p.m. His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up - or down - and galvanize the American public. We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication...

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