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He's big, strong, fearless, ambitious and determined to be the best. That helps explain why standout senior offensive tackle Wyatt Davis of St. John Bosco announced on Friday he has committed to Ohio State. It's major decision to leave Southern California but his goal is to be an NFL lineman, and...

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    On its website today, OpenTable.com announced the top 30 barbecue restaurants in the U.S., a list that includes local restaurants Gus’s, Naples Rib Company and Boneyard Bistro. The votes were culled from 16,000 reviews from what the company calls "verified diners," people who both made and kept...

  • Football: It's a linemen feeding frenzy [Video]

    Football: It's a linemen feeding frenzy [Video]

    If there were a play-by-play announcer for Saturday's hot dog eating competition among linemen at the Huntington Beach passing tournament, the first three words uttered would have been, "Oh my God." A dozen linemen were supposed to devour 13 hot dogs within 10 minutes. It wasn't even close. Elijah...

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    The Find: Mama Fina in Bellflower

    From the kitchen of this Bellflower restaurant comes home cooking, Dominican style: mangu, sancocho and chivo guisado.

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  • Football: Southwest Airlines plane will be filled with St. John Bosco players

    If you happen to be headed to Portland, Ore., on Thursday morning and are flying Southwest Airlines out of LAX, you better like St. John Bosco High. The football team will have 65 players and 20 support people flying up for a Friday game against Central Catholic that will be televised at 8 p.m....

  • Sword- and bat-wielding assailants attack two men in Bellflower park

    Sword- and bat-wielding assailants attack two men in Bellflower park

    One man armed with an aluminum bat and another with a sword slashed and beat two other men in a Bellflower park following an argument Thursday night, authorities said. One of the assailants remains on the loose. The attack left one victim with a cut on his forehead and the other with a broken right...

  • Football: St. John Bosco begins looking for starting QB

    St. John Bosco begins spring football practice on Monday, and the major task for the Braves is coming up with a replacement for quarterback Josh Rosen, now in the running to start as a freshman at UCLA. Coach Jason Negro has said the competition will go on through the spring and summer. Last season's...

  • Track: St. John Bosco's Branden Estrada to sign with Loyola Marymount

    St. John Bosco is holding a signing ceremony on Wednesday for Branden Estrada, a cross country and track performer. He will be signing with Loyola Marymount. He has run the 800 meters in 1:55.74 this spring. He also ran cross country for the Braves.   Twitter:@LATSondheimer  

  • Football: For the first time in three years, St. John Bosco has opening at QB

    For the first time in three years, St. John Bosco won't have Josh Rosen as its quarterback. Let the competition begin to find his replacement. The four leading candidates are varsity backup Quentin Davis, JV starter Julian Boyd, a freshman, another JV player Dylan Lemle and Re-al Mitchell, the...

  • Boys' basketball: St. John Bosco gives Oak Hill a battle before losing, 66-59

    For a long time, St. John Bosco was making life miserable for powerful Oak Hill Academy from Mouth of Wilson, Va., on Friday night in Hawaii. The Braves led, 30-25, at halftime and 42-41 after three quarters. But eight turnovers in the fourth quarter proved decisive in a 66-59 loss. Vance Jackson...

  • Football: Lots of former St. John Bosco players will be at the Rose Bowl

    There could be a St. John Bosco reunion party going on before and after Saturday's USC-UCLA game at the Rose Bowl.

    USC will be represented by former St. John Bosco players Nico Falah, Damien Mama, Malik Dorton and Reid Budrovich.

    UCLA will counter with Christian Wehrly, Jaleel Wadood and Jacob...

  • Nooses, graffiti at rival high schools spark investigation, protest
    Nooses, graffiti at rival high schools spark investigation, protest

    Two nooses that were found hanging at rival high schools this week, one of which was accompanied by racist graffiti, have sparked a hate-crime investigation at one of the campuses.

    On Wednesday, students and faculty found a noose hanging from a tree at Mayfair High School in Lakewood, which beat...

  • Football: Boston College offers Anselem Umeh of St. John Bosco

    Junior receiver Anselem Umeh of St. John Bosco has been offered by Boston College, Coach Jason Negro said Thursday.

    Umeh is part of a junior class that's just starting to attract attention of college recruiters.

    He's 5 feet 11 and has big-play potential.

     

     

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  • Football: Stars align for St. John Bosco-Bishop Gorman matchup

    It was set up for TV months ago, but the matchup on Friday at 6 p.m. in Las Vegas between St. John Bosco (3-0) and Bishop Gorman (5-0) has turned out to be even better than expected.

    ESPN and its marketing partner put together the game mainly to show off all the potential college prospects on the...

  • Bellflower man is killed by deputies during domestic disturbance
    Bellflower man is killed by deputies during domestic disturbance

    A Bellflower man was killed Monday in a standoff with deputies at his home, where he reportedly held his girlfriend captive, officials said.

    Deputies were trying to get the man to surrender peacefully, when he was shot and pronounced dead at the scene, said Nicole Nishida, a spokeswoman for the...

  • Football: No surfboards or boogie boards for St. John Bosco trip

    The word is when St. John Bosco players leave for Hawaii on Monday, they better not bring surfboards or boogie boards. It's a buisness trip, with the Braves facing Honolulu St. Louis in their season opener next Friday night.

    They'll be practicing in Honolulu and doing study halls and have scheduled...

  • Three men sentenced to life in prison for deadly Bellflower robbery

    Three men have been sentenced to life in state prison without the possibility of parole for a deadly drug-related home-invasion robbery, authorities said. 

    In April, a jury found Pedro Huerta Zuniga, 44, and Francisco Argenis Parra, 32, guilty of a host of murder, assault, robbery, firearm and...

  • Football: St. John Bosco's best move in off season was keeping Chad Johnson

    After football teams have success at the collegiate level, assistant coaches start scattering while trying to get pay raises or obtain a head coach opportunity. It's no different at the high school level for some programs.

    After St. John Bosco went 16-0 last season, Coach Jason Negro's biggest...

  • Best barbecue? Says who?
    Best barbecue? Says who?

    On its website today, OpenTable.com announced the top 30 barbecue restaurants in the U.S., a list that includes local restaurants Gus’s, Naples Rib Company and Boneyard Bistro. The votes were culled from 16,000 reviews from what the company calls "verified diners," people who both made and kept...

  • Football: St. John Bosco wins Huntington Beach tournament

    The summer passing tournament season is pretty much over, and it's no surprise that St. John Bosco left a lasting impression even though the Braves graduated some key players off their 16-0 team last season.

    St. John Bosco ended its summer season on Saturday by going unbeaten in winning the Huntington...

  • Bellflower joins list of California cities sued over voting rights law
    Bellflower joins list of California cities sued over voting rights law

    Bellflower has become the latest city to be sued over its at-large system of electing City Council members.

    The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and two law firms filed a Superior Court complaint Monday afternoon, on behalf of three minority Bellflower residents alleging the...

  • Motorist killed in accident on 91 Freeway off-ramp in Bellflower

    A man died Sunday in a single-vehicle traffic accident on an off-ramp of the 91 Freeway in Bellflower, shutting down the exit for several hours, authorities said.

    The motorist, approximately 50 years old, was heading westbound on the Lakewood Boulevard off-ramp at around 3:30 a.m. when he lost...

  • Football: Matt Katknik is focusing on track

    Matt Katnik, a starting offensive lineman at St. John Bosco and top shot putter, said Wednesday he intends to focus on track and field for his senior year. He finished second in the state shot put with a mark of 64-4.

    He said there's still a chance he could re-join football in the fall

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  • Boys' basketball: Vance Jackson, Kendall Small engage in shootout

    Kendall Small, the All-Southern Section point guard from Mayfair who's committed to Oregon, scored 28 points.

    Vance Jackson, the 6-foot-8 junior from St. John Bosco who received scholarship offers from Oregon and USC this week, scored 19 points.

    It was a mini-shootout on Thursday night in the DeMar...

  • Baseball: Don Barbara is new coach at St. John Bosco

     Don Barbara, an assistant coach at Pacific and a former standout at Long Beach State, will be taking over the baseball program at St. John Bosco.

    Barbara said he received a contract on Wednesday, signed it and faxed it on Thursday to make it official.

    He takes over a program that has been producing...

  • 1 killed, 3 wounded in Bellflower shooting
    1 killed, 3 wounded in Bellflower shooting

    One man was killed and three others injured in a shooting Friday night in Bellflower, authorities said.

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department homicide detectives were called to the 9500 block of Flower Street after gunfire erupted about 8:30 p.m., Deputy Amber Smith said.

    Details of the shooting...

  • Baseball: Mario Cordero resigns at St. John Bosco

     Mario Cordero has resigned as baseball coach after 10 years as coach. He will continue as a teacher at the school, Athletic Director Monty McDermott said.

    The Braves finished last in the Trinity League this past season.

    The school will begin a search for a new coach on Monday.

     

     

  • L.A. County deputies to crack down on driving violators in Bellflower
    L.A. County deputies to crack down on driving violators in Bellflower

    The L.A. County Sheriff's Department will be on the lookout next week for motorists violating driving laws in high-crash areas in Bellflower.

    The Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operation is scheduled for next Thursday.

    The announcement comes less than 24 hours after a man was killed when his motorcycle...

  • Football: St. John Bosco announces its schedule for 2014

     St. John Bosco, coming off a 16-0 season, will open its football season on Aug. 22 in Hawaii against Hawaii St. Louis at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

    The Braves also have games against Norwalk on the road on Sept. 5, hosting Oregon Central Catholic on Sept. 12, on the road at Nevada Bishop Gorman...

  • The Times' All-Star boys' basketball team
    The Times' All-Star boys' basketball team

    Stanley Johnson, Santa Ana Mater Dei, 6-7, senior: The McDonald's All American averaged 25 points and 8.1 rebounds in leading the Monarchs to a 35-0 record and a fourth consecutive state championship.

    Sedrick Barefield, Corona Centennial, 6-1, junior: The Southern Methodist commit used his ballhandling,...

  • Stanley Johnson and Mater Dei win another state title
    Stanley Johnson and Mater Dei win another state title

    Senior scores 25 points in Monarchs' 71-61 victory over Oakland Bishop O'Dowd in the boys' basketball Open Division final, becoming the first player in California history to win four upper-division state championships.

  • Prep basketball: Mater Dei holds off Westchester to reach state final
    Prep basketball: Mater Dei holds off Westchester to reach state final

    Unbeaten Monarchs blow 18-point lead, then rally from six points down in final three minutes to beat Comets 59-54, improve to 34-0.

  • Mater Dei's Stanley Johnson rises to occasion
    Mater Dei's Stanley Johnson rises to occasion

    Monarchs win Open Division title on strength of star. 'He took us on his shoulders,' coach says.

  • Man arrested in child pornography case had 'trophy room,' cops say
    Man arrested in child pornography case had 'trophy room,' cops say

    A man who was arrested on child pornography charges in Norwalk last week allegedly had a "trophy room" packed with toys, clothes and books for young girls, authorities said.

    Manuel Montes, 43, was taken into custody Thursday. During the investigation leading to his arrest, authorities said they...

  • Teen killed in suspected DUI crash in Bellflower is identified
    Teen killed in suspected DUI crash in Bellflower is identified

    Los Angeles County coroner officials have identified the 17-year-old teenager who died in a car crash in Bellflower over the weekend.

    Daniel Solis, of Downey, was killed when the car he and four other passengers were riding in hit a curb and a wrought-iron fence, rolled over and crashed into a...

  • 'Incoherent' man fatally shot by sheriff's deputy in Bellflower
    'Incoherent' man fatally shot by sheriff's deputy in Bellflower

    Homicide detectives are investigating an officer-involved shooting Sunday after a sheriff’s deputy shot a 57-year-old man who authorities say was “incoherent and foaming at the mouth.”

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call reporting a disturbance at a business in the 16400 block...

  • Gunman surrenders after deputies swarm Bellflower neighborhood
    Gunman surrenders after deputies swarm Bellflower neighborhood

    Residents in a Bellflower neighborhood were told to stay indoors Wednesday afternoon after reports of gunshots.

    About 1:10 p.m., a person called 911 from a home in the 17600 block of Virginia Avenue then hung up, but not before the dispatcher heard a woman screaming and indications that a gun could...

  • Football: Malik Dorton commits to USC

     

    Senior defensive lineman Malik Dorton of Bellflower St. John Bosco has committed to USC.

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  • A Flock of Seagulls van, $70,000 in equipment stolen in Downey
    A Flock of Seagulls van, $70,000 in equipment stolen in Downey

    This post has been updated. See note below for details.

    Thieves put a major damper on the latest Southland tour swing by A Flock of Seagulls — among the first wave of early 1980s bands that found an audience on MTV — making off with what group members estimate was $70,000 worth of musical equipment...

  • Football: It's a linemen feeding frenzy [Video]
    Football: It's a linemen feeding frenzy [Video]

    If there were a play-by-play announcer for Saturday's hot dog eating competition among linemen at the Huntington Beach passing tournament, the first three words uttered would have been, "Oh my God."

    A dozen linemen were supposed to devour 13 hot dogs within 10 minutes. It wasn't even close. Elijah...

  • Football: St. John Bosco wins Edison tournament [Video]

     

    The cup runneth over when it comes to football talent at Bellflower St. John Bosco, which won the 16-team Edison passing tournament on Saturday, defeating Santa Ana Mater Dei in the final.

    It was probably the best field in the 15-year history of the Edison tournament, which is another indication...

  • Football: St. John Bosco tops strong field at Edison tournament

     It’s time to pull off the summer wraps of Southern California’s likely No. 1 high school football team.

    Bellflower St. John Bosco, which took most of June off with its mandatory dead period, is set to play on Saturday in the Huntington Beach Edison seven-on-seven passing tournament.

    The Braves...

  • Man fatally shot in Bellflower crashes car onto sidewalk

    Police on Monday were investigating the fatal shooting of a man in Bellflower after an argument in his car with another man, authorities said Monday.

    The shooting was reported about 9:10 p.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of Woodruff Avenue. When Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrived,...

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