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  • William Hohri, 83; led battle for redress after being interned at Manzanar

    William Hohri, 83; led battle for redress after being interned at Manzanar
    When the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor hurled the United States into World War II on Dec. 7, 1941, the impact on William Hohri, then a sophomore at North Hollywood High School, was almost immediate. That afternoon his immigrant father, a Methodist...
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did a Yankee outfielder barely make the College of Charleston's baseball team as a walk-on?

     
    BASEBALL LEGEND: A Yankee outfielder made the College of Charleston's baseball team as a walk-on! STATUS: False (for an odd reason). Baseball history is filled with players who did not fit into the prototypical mold of what a star baseball......
  • Riot by Veterans Cancels Showing of ‘Caligari’

     
    Oct. 5-9, 1921: A violent protest by the Hollywood post of the American Legion outside Miller’s Theater halts the exhibition of “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” after a few performances. "The playhouse, which had started the picture early in the......
  • GOP's John Boehner speaks to vets on Iraq, the Afghan war, economy -- with some praise for Obama

     
    Text of House Republican Leader's speech in advance of the Democrat's Oval Office address tonight....
  • Two things Barack Obama won't say in his Oval Office Iraq war speech

     
    Anyone think George W. Bush will get the blame for the troop surge's success?...
  • Angels can't hit, so Mike Scioscia cancels batting practice

     
    The Angels have scored 10 runs in the last five games and are three-for-28 with runners in scoring position in those games, so what did Manager Mike Scioscia do before Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox in Fenway......
  • Baseball: Long Beach Wilson, San Bernardino advance

     
    Long Beach Wilson and San Bernardino have advanced to the Tuesday championship game of the American Legion state playoffs in Yountville. Playa del Rey was eliminated after losing to Wilson, 6-3, and San Bernardino on Monday. Wilson is the only......
  • Baseball: Gallardo strikes out 12 for Playa del Rey

     
    The Playa del Rey Dirtybirds, made up primarily of players and ex-players from Westchester, Hamilton and Crenshaw, continue to be a surprise team in the American Legion state championship playoffs in Yountville. Steven Gallardo, a Hamilton grad, struck...
  • Baseball: Playa del Rey wins Legion opener

     
    Jamal Moore, a senior pitcher at Westchester, threw six innings, and Crenshaw grad Kenji Corbisiero threw the final three innings to help Playa del Rey defeat San Mateo, 4-3, in an opening game of the American Legion state championships in......
  • Baseball: Playa del Rey Dirtybirds advance in Legion play

     
    The Playa del Rey Dirtybirds, made up of players and ex-players from Westchester, Crenshaw and Hamilton, have advanced to the American Legion state playoffs in Yountville after defeated Culver City, 19-2, on Saturday. Danny Skahill pitched a six-hitter,...
  • Baseball: Dreaming of World Series

     
    Two baseball teams made up of Southern California players are dreaming of the World Series for Connie Mack and American Legion, respectively. The Conejo Oaks Connie Mack 18U team, coached by Chaminade's Frank Mutz, begins a series Sunday to determine........