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West Nile virus reaching a peak: 'Everybody needs to be concerned'

Julie Shepherd ended up in the hospital earlier this month after her neighbor found her on the floor of her West Covina home, unable to move. Shepherd, 84, was paralyzed and had lost the ability to speak. Doctors diagnosed her illness as West Nile virus. Humans contract the virus through a mosquito...

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  • Laguna Beach loses to St. Margaret’s 48-7 in football

    Laguna Beach High suffered its fourth straight setback, losing a nonleague football game at home to St. Margaret’s 48-7 on Friday night. The Breakers (1-4) have a bye next week before they open Orange Coast League play on the road against defending champion Godinez on Oct. 6. Laguna Beach finished...

  • Los Amigos falls to Dana Hills 34-7

    Los Amigos lost to Dana Hills 34-7 in a nonleague game at Garden Grove High on Friday. The Lobos dropped to 1-3. They close out nonleague play against Saddleback at Segerstrom High on Sept. 29. To report scores of high school and college games, or other newsworthy items from youth to pro sports,...

  • Sage Hill stays undefeated with 37-0 win over Price in 8-man football

    Sage Hill stays undefeated with 37-0 win over Price in 8-man football

    William Leong rushed for four touchdowns and threw for one, leading Sage Hill’s 8-man football team to a 37-0 shutout of Los Angeles Price at Daniels Field in San Pedro on Friday. Sage Hill, ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 poll, is off to a 5-0 start. Nick Karahalios rushed...

  • De Loera’s big night not enough to keep Ocean View unbeaten at Katella

    De Loera’s big night not enough to keep Ocean View unbeaten at Katella

    It was clear to the entirety of the Ocean View High football program the kind of challenge it was walking into Friday night. During the week, Seahawks coach Luis Nunez was telling his players that the impending road game at Anaheim Katella would be his team’s stiffest test of the season. It was...

  • Huntington Beach lets one slip away in 29-19 loss to San Juan Hills

    Huntington Beach lets one slip away in 29-19 loss to San Juan Hills

    One week Huntington Beach High survives overtime, and the next, it cannot hold on in the final minutes of a nonleague football game. The Oilers let one get away at home on Friday. Huntington Beach’s 12-point lead in the fourth quarter did not hold up. San Juan Hills scored 22 points in the final...

  • Fountain Valley has more firepower in back-and-forth affair against Artesia

    Fountain Valley has more firepower in back-and-forth affair against Artesia

    The Fountain Valley High and Artesia football teams were swinging haymakers in their nonleague matchup Friday night, but it was the Barons who packed the bigger punch in winning 49-33. After Fountain Valley entered halftime up 21-13, the host Pioneers scored 13 unanswered in the third quarter....

  • No major injuries reported in Glendale plane crash

    No major injuries reported in Glendale plane crash

    Two people were able to walk away relatively unharmed Friday evening after the small airplane they were in crash-landed onto a Glendale street Friday evening, according to authorities. The incident was first reported around 9:56 p.m. after officers with the Glendale Police Department’s helicopter...

  • Newport Harbor undone by its own miscues in loss to Los Altos

    Newport Harbor undone by its own miscues in loss to Los Altos

    The Newport Harbor High football program has been a year-in, year-out Sunset League contender, largely due to its trademark discipline under coach Jeff Brinkley. But in 2017, this crucial trait has been glaringly absent. The Sailors fell to 0-4 with a 21-13 nonleague loss at Los Altos on Friday...

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  • St. Francis turns things to defeat Saugus

    SANTA CLARITA — A shaky start by the St. Francis High football team led to an early deficit Friday night against Saugus. To add to their struggles, the Golden Knights lost starting quarterback Darius Perrantes to a back injury early in the second quarter. Though St. Francis suffered its share of...

  • UC Irvine men’s water polo takes down UCSB at tournament

    The senior class carried the load as the No. 9 UC Irvine men’s water polo team upended No. 8 UC Santa Barbara 11-8 at the Mountain Pacific Invitational held at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on Friday. UC Irvine (7-2) wins its sixth straight. The Anteaters will face unbeaten USC (10-0) at 11:30 a.m....

  • Sage Hill girls’ tennis takes care of rival St. Margaret’s

    The Sage Hill School girls’ tennis team beat rival St. Margaret’s 14-4 on Friday to improve to 2-0 in the Academy League. Senior Stephanie Beder and sophomore Karina Grover won all three of their doubles sets 6-0 for the Lightning. Earlier this week, Sage Hill (6-2) beat league opponent Crean Lutheran,...

  • Estancia blanked by University as it remains winless on the season

    Estancia blanked by University as it remains winless on the season

    The Estancia High football team was shut out by University 28-0 on Friday night at Jim Scott Stadium. The Eagles fell to 0-4 this season and have been outscored by a combined 89-10 in their last three games. University, coached by Costa Mesa resident Mark Cunningham, is now 4-0. Estancia’s next...

  • Crescenta Valley football cruises past Hoover

    GLENDALE — Crescenta Valley High’s football team scored early and often to remain undefeated with a 54-23 victory over host Hoover in the Pacific League opener for both schools at Moyse Field. Angel Ochoa got the festivities going as he returned the opening kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown for...

  • Burbank football feels right at home in victory over Glendale

    Burbank football feels right at home in victory over Glendale

    BURBANK – It was a true homecoming for the Burbank High football team in Friday evening’s Pacific League opener. The Bulldogs enjoyed a rare home game on campus, the first for the program since 2008 and only the second in 70 years, and celebrated that advantage while rolling past visiting Glendale,...

  • Sports Roundup: Glendale college’s Salas, Lopez win at Golden West

    MEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY Glendale Community College at Golden West Invitational: Vaquero Raymond Lopez ran to victory in 21 minutes 48.8 seconds in the men’s four-mile race on Friday at Huntington Beach’s Central Park. Lopez came to a finish comfortably in front of Riverside’s Alec Hall (second, 22:03.1)....

  • Flintridge Prep football gets back on track against Bell-Jeff

    Flintridge Prep football gets back on track against Bell-Jeff

    LA CAÑADA — Looking to get back to the win column, the Flintridge Prep football team focused on having constructive practices throughout the week leading up to Friday’s eight-man contest against Bellarmine-Jefferson. After losing to Cate on Saturday, the Rebels went back to the basics and worked...

  • Newport Harbor advances on White’s late strike to beat Santa Margarita

    Newport Harbor advances on White’s late strike to beat Santa Margarita

    Newport Harbor High boys’ water polo junior Jack White started the comeback in the fourth quarter with a fancy move, flipping the ball over the head of a defender before grabbing it and scoring. “To be honest, if you score it, it’s amazing,” Newport coach Ross Sinclair said. “If you don’t, it’s...

  • Mokulele Airlines moves from LAX to Hollywood Burbank Airport, will begin service in October

    Mokulele Airlines moves from LAX to Hollywood Burbank Airport, will begin service in October

    A new carrier at Hollywood Burbank Airport will soon be offering daily flights to the Central Coast, airfield officials announced this week. On Oct. 3, Hawaii-based carrier Mokulele Airlines will begin its operations at Hollywood Burbank, offering two daily flights to Santa Maria Public Airport...

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  • Fundraiser to help Hoover journalism program

    The journalism program at Hoover High School will hold a fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Chipolte restaurant in the Glendale Galleria. Customers must mention the Hoover journalism program for their purchase to go toward a contribution. Chipolte officials said 50% of the proceeds during...

  • Newport Beach firefighters and lifeguards honored at annual celebration

    Newport Beach firefighters and lifeguards honored at annual celebration

    Firefighters and lifeguards took center stage Thursday night as city officials and community members gathered to thank the first responders at the 20th annual Newport Beach Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation Dinner. In front of a crowd of more than 300 people at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and...

  • Newport and Rohrabacher announce new shark-warning system for Corona del Mar

    Newport and Rohrabacher announce new shark-warning system for Corona del Mar

    A stretch of water off Corona del Mar State Beach will be used to test sonar buoys that could help quickly alert lifeguards to sharks lurking near the coast, officials announced Friday morning. In a news conference at Inspiration Point, Newport Beach Mayor Kevin Muldoon, U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher...

  • Estancia beats Saddleback in girls’ golf match

    Lexi Jaeger earned medalist honors with a 14-over-par 48 performance in Estancia High’s 264-305 win against Saddleback in an Orange Coast League girls’ golf match at Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana on Thursday. The Eagles improved to 2-2 in league, while the Roadrunners fell to 0-2. To report...

  • Sign or monument is a must along 5 Freeway, Burbank officials say

    Sign or monument is a must along 5 Freeway, Burbank officials say

    The Burbank City Council is asking for some kind of sign to be placed along the Golden State (5) Freeway near the Burbank Boulevard bridge after Caltrans completes a project involving demolition of the existing bridge and construction of a new one. Council members unanimously voted Tuesday to have...

  • Top of the World Elementary turns 50

    Top of the World Elementary turns 50

    Al Haven had helped open a school in the San Francisco Bay Area so the prospect of overseeing a school opening in Laguna Beach was not a daunting task. In the spring of 1967, Haven, principal of Portola Elementary School in San Bruno, was in Los Angeles for a conference and phoned Laguna Beach...

  • The Whiteboard Jungle: The expected prestige of National Board certification hasn’t paid off

    The Whiteboard Jungle: The expected prestige of National Board certification hasn’t paid off

    Back in 2003, I earned my National Board certification. If you don’t know what that is, you are not alone. Established in 1987, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, or NBPTS, is an independent, nonprofit organization working to advance accomplished teaching for all students. ...

  • Parkinson's has brought back the F-bombs

    Parkinson's has brought back the F-bombs

    I don’t swear. Not accidentally; not on purpose. Never. Now, lest you develop an exalted impression of me, I’m no goody two-shoes — whatever the Sam Hill (my mom’s form of “cursing” when I was a kid) that means. I wasn’t always thus. I’m no virgin when it comes to cussing. I’ve been around the block....

  • Laguna Beach wins girls’ golf battle for first place in league

    BellaRose Robinson was the medalist at two-under-par 34, helping the Laguna Beach High girls’ golf team stay atop the Orange Coast League with a 207-249 win against Santa Ana Calvary Chapel at Mile Square Golf Club on Thursday. The Breakers are 3-0 in league, ahead of 2-1 Calvary Chapel. To report...

  • Costa Mesa planners to consider 2 more microbrewery applications

    Costa Mesa could soon welcome two more microbreweries, depending on how planning commissioners rule Monday. If approved, the proposed Brewing Reserve of California and Salty Bear Brewing Co. would give the city a six-pack of such businesses. Brewing Reserve proposes to occupy 3,000 square feet of...

  • Costa Mesa Sanitary District to study sticking points in trash contract talks with CR&R

    Costa Mesa Sanitary District to study sticking points in trash contract talks with CR&R

    With contract negotiations at an impasse, Costa Mesa Sanitary District board members decided Thursday to further study the sticking points before deciding how to proceed with CR&R Environmental Services, the district’s trash hauler. Though several items have been hashed out since the district opened...

  • Video shows officer fatally shooting man outside Huntington Beach store

    Video shows officer fatally shooting man outside Huntington Beach store

    A man was fatally wounded in an officer-involved shooting that was captured on video outside a 7-Eleven in Huntington Beach on Friday morning. An officer contacted the man at 9:30 a.m. outside the store at 6012 Edinger Ave. and an altercation occurred that led to the shooting, said police spokeswoman...

  • Garry Marshall Theatre sign is illuminated for venue’s inaugural season

    Garry Marshall Theatre sign is illuminated for venue’s inaugural season

    The sign at the new Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank was illuminated Thursday as the venue changes its name and artistic directors. Formerly the Falcon Theatre, the name change occurred over the summer and the theater also switched to being a nonprofit organization. The new artistic directors...

  • Estancia girls’ tennis wins on games again, improves to 2-0 in league

    The Estancia High girls’ tennis team improved to 2-0 in Orange Coast League play with Thursday’s 9-9 (75-71 on games) victory over Santa Ana Calvary Chapel. Annie Mitchell got the Eagles ahead on games by winning her last match, while Kate Harrison lost her match but fought hard to also get some...

  • Newport Harbor girls’ tennis beats Marina in league opener

    Nicole Knickerbocker lost just one game in her singles sweep as the Newport Harbor High girls’ tennis team won at Marina, 14-4, on Thursday in the Sunset League opener for both teams. The doubles teams of Rachel Davis and Avery Wooden, as well as Sterling Solomon and Riley DeCinces, both swept...

  • LAPD officer won't face new trial on accusation of filing false police report

    LAPD officer won't face new trial on accusation of filing false police report

    A Los Angeles police officer accused of failing to arrest a drunken motorist because he wanted to wrap up his shift will not face a retrial after jurors deadlocked recently on a charge that he falsified a police report. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jose Sandoval granted a motion Thursday to...

  • Peters carries Burroughs football past Pasadena

    BURBANK — Behind a stellar performance from running back Ben Peters, the Burroughs High football team won its Pacific League opener in a shootout with visiting Pasadena. Peters ran for 304 yards on 45 carries, including four touchdowns, to outlast the Bulldogs, 45-34, Friday night at Memorial Field....

  • Some Southern California TV viewers alarmed by apocalyptic emergency alert

    Some television viewers in Southern California were startled when an apocalyptic emergency alert flashed on their screens Thursday. The Orange County Register reported that a Lake Forest woman said she was watching HGTV on her Cox Communications cable service when the alert flashed across the screen....

  • Patrol car hits fleeing suspect in Lancaster

    A 19-year-old Lancaster man suspected of assaulting and kidnapping his girlfriend was struck by a sheriff’s patrol cruiser as he attempted to run from deputies Thursday night. The suspect, who suffered minor injuries, has not yet been identified. The episode began when Los Angeles County sheriff’s...

  • Man beaten to death in downtown L.A. parking lot

    A man was found beaten to death early Friday morning in a downtown Los Angeles parking lot, police said. LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said the attacker used some type of object to strike the victim, who was 50 to 60 years old, in the head. Shortly after the attack, Los Angeles firefighters responded...

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