If there was any doubt about the influence of the World Cup on American teenagers, you only needed to show up at soccer tryouts Thursday at Woodland Hills El Camino Real, where a record 165 students turned out to try for one of the 45 available spots.
When you first get a glimpse of 5-foot-3, 130-pound Brandon Oroxon, you'd never guess he plays football. Then you'd never believe he was the Northern League offensive player of the year last season as a junior wide receiver at Los Angeles Lincoln High.
Sometimes you need to just get out of the office after 3 p.m. and drop by your neighborhood high school football field to take a moment to see and hear the sights and sounds that make this a special time of the year.
El Monte officials said today that their city manager has resigned, one day after his arrest during a prostitution sting in Pomona. In a 5 to 0 decision, the El Monte City Council appointed Rene Bobadilla, 38, as interim city...