April 12, 2021


Five years ago Tuesday, Kobe Bryant closed out his Hall of Fame career with a 60-point performance. A look back at the magical moments of that game.

Trump shattered two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the GOP’s top donors when he insulted the party’s Senate leader and his wife.

Liliana Carrillo was arrested in Tulare County after leading authorities on a long-distance chase that included a carjacking, police say.

Dodgers rookie Zach McKinstry, known as Z-Mac to teammates, hits a two-run home run and doubles in a run in a 3-0 win over the Washington Nationals.

Hideki Matsuyama becomes the first Japanese man to win one of golf’s majors, finishing at 10-under par to take the 2021 Masters tournament title.

A year of isolation left us with a wealth of words. Hear from the poets, historians and fiction writers who gave us the most powerful books of 2020

This week saw the famous Hearst estate — a trophy property with ties to JFK and “The Godfather” — relist for $89.75 million, more than $100 million shy of its original price tag.

Latino Life

Migrant families apprehended in Texas are being flown to San Diego and then bused to Tijuana, a city they do not know, without applying for asylum.

Prop. 187 got Alex Padilla into politics. Now in the Senate he can help reform immigration policy, which has eluded Washington for more than 30 years

Up and down Whittier Boulevard, pedestrians ignore the Walk of Fame at best — but usually inadvertently stroll all over honorees.


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This opening episode of the multi-part ‘Fernandomania @ 40' offers an overview of the series, which will reveal Fernando Valenzuela’s influence impact and legacy — as an athlete who opened doors for ballplayers around the globe and how he almost single-handedly helped mend the team’s frosty relationship with those who had never forgotten that the team built its stadium on land that had been vacated by primarily Latino families in Chavez Ravine in the 1950s.


The film’s star, Frances McDormand, wins for lead actress, alongside awards for Anthony Hopkins (‘The Father’), Yuh-Jung Youn (‘Minari’) and Daniel Kaluuya (‘Judas and the Black Messiah’).

If the last Oscars you enjoyed was hosted by Billy Crystal, maybe you don’t have April 25 circled on your calendar.

British coming-of-age drama ‘Rocks’ and American gig-economy western ‘Nomadland’ lead the race for the British Academy Film Awards.

“Them,” about a Black family fighting racism and supernatural forces in the 1950s, includes warnings about its graphic depictions of racist violence.

Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw and Trevor Bauer are set to take the mound when the Dodgers open their three-game series against the Padres on Friday.

Marcus Morris had 33 points and Paul George added 32 to lead the Clippers to a victory over Detroit that wasn’t secured until a late push on defense.

San Diego State alum Xander Schauffele has top tens in eight of his first 15 majors, and he missed his chance at victory Sunday at the Masters.

Jeff Carter, who played a key role in helping the Kings win the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014, is being sent to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a trade.

The attack, which Israel did not deny, heightens tensions with Iran as the two nations continue their shadow conflict across the wider Middle East.

Bhutan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive was fast from the start — and is nearly finished just 16 days after it began.

Tens of thousands of Hindus gather by the Ganges River, many of them ignoring social distancing as the coronavirus spreads in India with record speed.

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Confused about filing taxes this year? You’re not alone. Here’s a guide to get you started.

The IRS promises to refund taxes that early filers paid on the first $10,200 of unemployment benefits earned last year. The money may not show up until summer.

Dodger Stadium is opening up to fans for the first time in two years. Here’s how to attend a game with new protocols due to the coronavirus pandemic.