| Apr 16, 2008
The name of the game for social-networking websites such as MySpace and Facebook is to draw as many users as possible into the fold. Typically that's done by creating a community and features so irresistible that people feel they just have to join....
| Apr 16, 2008
Anthony Gose of Bellflower is a left-handed pitcher who can throw a fastball 95 mph. There are major league teams that have paid million-dollar signing bonuses to teenagers with similar skills.
Before the season started, he was listed by Baseball America...
| Apr 19, 2008
If Mario Ledezma had his way, he would have become invisible at the conclusion of a tension-filled City Section semifinal soccer playoff game on the last day of February.
Ledezma, a standout junior forward at Woodland Hills El Camino Real, didn't want...
| Jan 7, 2008
The reams of news stories on the new French ban on smoking in cafes, restaurants and night spots have invariably focused on the aura of glamour those little death sticks once conveyed. In newspapers around the globe, nostalgic descriptions of the likes of...
| Mar 21, 2008
Last July, while many teenagers were hanging out at the beach on their summer vacations, Trevor Bauer of Newhall Hart was spending three weeks in 95-degree temperatures and 85% humidity at a baseball camp in Texas.
"It was not fun and games," he said....
| Jan 9, 2008
Those who followed City Section boys' basketball in the late 1970s know that it was a time of oohing and aahing over the magnificent displays of athletic talent.
There was Dwayne Polee of Manual Arts torching teams with his unforgettable shooting skills....
| Sep 14, 2009
The Legislature had just wrapped up its annual session when a top aide invited me to a post-adjournment party across the street from the Capitol. I went.
Entering the hotel suite, I saw an open bedroom door. And sitting on the bed was an attractive...
| Oct 6, 2012
Freddie Roach, star trainer for boxing's stars, has done the introspection. In his last four major fights, he is 0-4.
There have been a few sleepless nights, some quiet time in dark rooms, a few longer-than-normal gazes into the mirror. He decided he had...
| Oct 25, 2012
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Chris Cullum normally gets his prescriptions filled at a CVS Caremark store in San Diego. But, while traveling, he placed orders at a CVS branch in Arizona this year and at a branch in Illinois last year.
In both cases, Cullum said, he subsequently...
| Jun 2, 2012
The subject was reproductive rights, the audience was fervently pro-choice and the panelists were activists from Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women and the ACLU.
But although the players may have been typical, the game plan was...
| Feb 26, 2013
Come to find out, the creators of the dreaded "lack of institutional control" have been throwing stones from inside their own glass house.
The NCAA, short for the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., is now in the kind of damage-control mode that it so...