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UCLA fraternities ban booze at in-house events

UCLA fraternities no longer can host parties with alcohol at their houses, the university’s student-led Interfraternity Council announced Wednesday. A collection of fraternity leaders “self-proposed an indefinite ban on events involving alcohol that take place within IFC chapter facilities,” and...

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  • A Word, Please: Spell-check’s misses are a hit on Twitter

    A Word, Please: Spell-check’s misses are a hit on Twitter

    The party was riven, torn apart by a shocking scandal no one saw coming until Nov. 11 when it exploded on the front page of Alabama’s Times Daily newspaper. “Roy Moore: Party Divided Over Sex Clams.” This headline, tweeted as a screen grab by Twitter user Bremner Editing, is just one of the gems...

  • Grayson Power Plant project should be shelved

    My primary motivation when it comes to developing policies that support clean energy and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels is our health and environment. Many decisions made in Sacramento — or at local utilities and by our local governments — determine the health of our children and parents,...

  • Amazon turns down Huntington Beach-Long Beach ‘HQ2’ pitch

    Amazon turns down Huntington Beach-Long Beach ‘HQ2’ pitch

    Amazon has declined a joint proposal from the cities of Huntington Beach and Long Beach to be the home of the company’s second headquarters. The cities’ proposal was among 238 the Seattle-based retail giant received from throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Twenty finalists were announced...

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  • All-Area Girls' Doubles Team of the Year: Falcons duo enjoys historic campaign

    All-Area Girls' Doubles Team of the Year: Falcons duo enjoys historic campaign

    There were plenty of times when Rachel Shin and Michelle Jung thought alike. Their like-minded thinking translated into plenty of success for the Crescenta Valley High girls’ tennis doubles team each time it needed to pick up victories. The seniors mapped out a plan with the goal of wearing down...

  • All-Area Girls’ Tennis Team

    All-Area Girls’ Tennis Team

    Singles Crystal Juan, Senior, Flintridge Prep Former All-Area Girls’ Singles Player of the Year finished 29-6, 22-5 in Prep League. Kristina Kirakosyan, Sophomore, Burbank Advanced to Pacific League semifinal, going 32-4 overall and 10-2 in the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs. Went 10-2...

  • Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer blanked by rival

    LOS ANGELES — It’s been a decorated rivalry in Mission League girls’ soccer for the better part of a decade, evidenced by numerous league and CIF championships won. It’s normal for the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and Harvard-Westlake squads to battle for 80 minutes and end in a tight contest....

  • Man suspected of sexually assaulting 14 prostitutes is charged

    Man suspected of sexually assaulting 14 prostitutes is charged

    A 35-year-old security guard suspected of sexually assaulting 14 women who worked as prostitutes has been charged with kidnapping and robbery after his latest victim escaped and alerted police, authorities said Wednesday. Ferdinand Flowers of Long Beach was arrested Jan. 12 by Los Angeles police...

  • Ex-Angel Doug DeCinces testifies in trial of neighbor accused of providing insider trading secrets

    Ex-Angel Doug DeCinces testifies in trial of neighbor accused of providing insider trading secrets

    Former Angels infielder Doug DeCinces testified Wednesday in federal court as the U.S. government continued its case against his Laguna Beach friend and neighbor James Mazzo. A jury convicted DeCinces in May of multiple counts of insider trading after prosecutors alleged he benefited financially...

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  • Reily steps down as Burroughs football coach

    Reily steps down as Burroughs football coach

    . There were many factors that inevitably led Mike Reily to an important decision. The Burroughs High football coach, who directed the Indians program for two seasons, made the decision to step down as coach. Reily said he spoke with Burroughs Principal Deborah Madrigal on Jan. 10 and informed...

  • Sober-living homes owner withdraws request for Costa Mesa permits

    The owner of two properties used as sober-living homes in Westside Costa Mesa withdrew his request for permits before the City Council could consider the matter Tuesday night. As a result, a Planning Commission decision in November 2016 to deny special use permit applications for the homes at 647...

  • Crews use explosives to blast boulders plugging creeks in Montecito

    Crews use explosives to blast boulders plugging creeks in Montecito

    Micah Gammons, a licensed blaster with Caltrans, has gotten a lot of practice blowing up boulders recently. Last year, there were the 300-ton granite boulders that rolled onto Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo County. Now, he’s busting sandstone boulders bigger than an SUV in Montecito. “We usually...

  • Huntington Beach approves group to study airplane noise issues

    Huntington Beach approves group to study airplane noise issues

    At the behest of Huntington Beach residents concerned about an increase in airplane traffic and noise, the City Council decided unanimously Tuesday to create a panel to examine the issues and establish talks with aviation officials. The Air Traffic Noise Working Group will include 10 community...

  • Three still missing in Montecito as crews scramble to clear debris and mud

    Three still missing in Montecito as crews scramble to clear debris and mud

    A line of government officials spent Tuesday evening reassuring Santa Barbara residents that an army of workers, dump trucks and excavators was working to return their battered community to normal, though it may take some time. The community meeting at a local junior high school came ahead of possible...

  • 'New California' is actually an old-school idea for breaking up the state

    'New California' is actually an old-school idea for breaking up the state

    Here we go again. The “New California” movement — launched to little fanfare in 2016 — made a splash in the news this week thanks to the issuance of a public “declaration of independence” calling for the formation of a 51st state in the U.S. and headlines on CBS, USA Today and the Drudge Report....

  • TimesOC: OC Women’s March returning for second annual rally

    TimesOC: OC Women’s March returning for second annual rally

    Good morning. It’s Wednesday, Jan. 17. Here’s what’s been happening around O.C. Top story OC Women’s March will return for second annual rally One year after a women’s rally was held following President Trump's inauguration, activists are preparing to gather for a “Sister March” during the second...

  • Essential California: A house of horrors in Perris

    Essential California: A house of horrors in Perris

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Jan. 17, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES On the scene When Riverside County sheriff’s deputies entered the Perris house where a married couple was said to be holding their 13 children captive,...

  • As Montecito cleanup continues, a search for where to dump thousands of tons of mud

    As Montecito cleanup continues, a search for where to dump thousands of tons of mud

    For days, crews have filled dozens of dump trucks with tangled metal, tire tread, mud and tree branches they cleared from the mudslide wreckage in Montecito. This week they discarded at least 3,500 tons — or about 7 million pounds — of the muck at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, where it will be...

  • Sargent receives send-off at Mesa Verde Classic

    Sargent receives send-off at Mesa Verde Classic

    Tom Sargent has earned the admiration and respect of the Costa Mesa community with over two decades of service at Mesa Verde Country Club. The club’s head professional has been credited with helping to bring about one of the city’s key fundraisers in the Mesa Verde Classic golf tournament, which...

  • Mondrian shooter was angry WeHo hotel made him get rid of his marijuana, authorities say

    Mondrian shooter was angry WeHo hotel made him get rid of his marijuana, authorities say

    A gunman fired several rounds outside the upscale Mondrian hotel in West Hollywood on Tuesday evening in a fit of rage after the hotel staff made him get rid of his marijuana, authorities said. The man was told to leave the hotel after the dispute. As he was leaving, he shot four or five rounds...

  • South L.A. commission backs stiff new rules for oil site near USC

    South L.A. commission backs stiff new rules for oil site near USC

    A South Los Angeles commission upheld city demands Tuesday night to stiffen rules for an oil production site that sits next to homes, overriding objections from the company that runs the Jefferson Boulevard facility. “We all can appreciate the importance of oil and gas … but I don’t think it should...

  • High School Roundup: Corona del Mar boys' soccer earns first league win

    High School Roundup: Corona del Mar boys' soccer earns first league win

    Sophomores Matt Katz and Niko Urban scored goals in Corona del Mar High’s 2-0 win at Northwood in a Pacific Coast League boys’ soccer match on Tuesday. Grant Glessing assisted on both goals. The Sea Kings (7-5-1, 1-2-0 in league) travel to Irvine for a 5 p.m. game on Thursday. Samueli Academy 4,...

  • Sports Roundup: Crescenta Valley soccer squads shut out Hoover

    BOYS’ SOCCER Crescenta Valley 2, Hoover 0: The visiting Falcons remained atop the Pacific League following Tuesday’s win. Crescenta Valley (11-4-2, 6-0-1 in league) got goals from Dallas Kaauwai and Ryan Sanfilippo. Hoover (3-7-3, 2-3-2) had just two shots on goal. Burbank 1, Glendale 1: The Nitros...

  • Sage Hill girls' basketball loses first-place showdown at Oxford Academy

    The pressure always seems to get ramped up in league games, and especially those sporting a battle of unbeaten teams. It was visible that such pressure did get to the Sage Hill School girls’ basketball team. Facing the new top-ranked team in the CIF Southern Section Division 3A poll in Oxford Academy,...

  • Sports Roundup: Davis sparks Burbank boys’ basketball past Crescenta Valley

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL Burbank 88, Crescenta Valley 78: Xavier Davis scored 32 points, including nine three-pointers, to lead the Bulldogs to a Pacific League win Tuesday on the road. Burbank (12-7, 2-4 in league) also received 21 points from Tyrese Willis, 14 from Erik Harutyunyan and 13 from Justin...

  • Glendale girls' water polo makes quick work of rival Hoover

    GLENDALE — In one fell swoop, the Glendale High girls’ water polo team enjoyed a spectacular first quarter at the expense of its cross-town rival. It almost seemed like clockwork for Glendale, which tallied 10 first-quarter goals en route to a 21-8 Pacific League home win against Hoover on Tuesday....

  • Crescenta Valley girls’ basketball rolls past Burbank

    Crescenta Valley girls’ basketball rolls past Burbank

    BURBANK — Hot shooting and strong defense propelled the Crescenta Valley High girls’ basketball team to its eighth consecutive victory, 63-44, over host Burbank in Pacific League play Tuesday. Four Falcons scored eight or more points, while five players drained at least one of the team’s 11 three-pointers...

  • Markaryan leads Glendale girls' basketball by Arcadia

    GLENDALE — Mary Markaryan is adapting quite well to the varsity level. The Glendale High sophomore girls’ basketball player spent last season on the freshman/sophomore team before getting the nod to join the varsity squad this season. Markaryan turned in an impressive effort Tuesday, as she contributed...

  • Burbank Water and Power to assist U.S. Virgin Islands

    Burbank Water and Power to assist U.S. Virgin Islands

    Burbank Water and Power will be sending several of its employees and some equipment to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help the Caribbean islands recover from the devastating hurricanes that battered them in September. The Burbank City Council voted unanimously during a meeting on Jan. 9 to allow City...

  • Rain expected this week may hamper Montecito and 101 cleanup efforts

    Rain expected this week may hamper Montecito and 101 cleanup efforts

    Rain expected later this week could hamper the cleanup process for crews trying to remove tons of debris and mud from Montecito and surrounding areas, after mud flows killed 20 people and destroyed more than 100 homes last week. The area is far from recovered after last week’s deluge. Officials...

  • Heavy-hearted Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer records resounding win

    Heavy-hearted Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer records resounding win

    LA CAÑADA — Flintridge Prep and Pasadena Poly’s girls’ soccer players met at midfield prior to Tuesday’s match at Flintridge Prep. The athletes observed a moment of silence in a tribute to a player who was a former club teammate of a group of the Flintridge Prep players before taking her own life...

  • Renegade Animation celebrates 25 years, plans original content

    Renegade Animation celebrates 25 years, plans original content

    Originally based in a Burbank garage converted into an art studio, Renegade Animation, now based in Glendale, celebrates its 25th anniversary this month, a feat its founders said is due to “tenacity.” In 1992, cartoon animator Darell Van Citters and producer Ashley Postlewaite drafted a six-month...

  • City showdown goes to Burroughs High girls’ water polo

    BURBANK — A swarming, turnover-creating defense tipped the balance in city dominance for the Burroughs High girls’ water polo team Tuesday afternoon. The visiting Indians held archrival Burbank scoreless for more than 10 minutes, forced 20 turnovers and only allowed two goals past the first quarter...

  • Residents ask Hollywood Burbank Airport officials to write the FAA regarding NextGen

    Residents ask Hollywood Burbank Airport officials to write the FAA regarding NextGen

    Several residents approached the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Tuesday urging officials to work with the Burbank City Council to send a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration to address their concerns about the agency’s latest transportation system. After the City Council’s...

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