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Basketball roundup: Brooklyn Shamblin, Omamoke Okah are 1-2 punch for Oaks Christian girls

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. WESTLAKE VILLAGE – It was a shaky first half for Brooklyn Shamblin. The Oaks Christian guard had three turnovers in the first quarter and picked up three fouls before halftime. It would be fair to say the blunders are because …

Los Angeles leaders urge public not to fear shopping amid recent smash-and-grab attacks

Seeking to quell growing public concern amid a surge in “smash-and grab” robberies, authorities in Los Angeles announced Thursday that 14 people have been arrested in connection with 11 such robberies from North Hollywood to South Los Angeles in recent weeks. The suspects all have been released, either d…

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, avoiding shutdown

By KEVIN FREKING and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be si…

State rests case at Smollett trial after star witnesses

By DON BABWIN and SARA BURNETT CHICAGO (AP) — The state rested its case at Jussie Smollett’s trial Thursday after key testimony from two brothers who said the former “Empire” actor plotted a racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago and paid them to carry it out. After a three…

Rams’ Sean McVay must reverse another late-season decline

THOUSAND OAKS — It’s a bad thing that can only happen to a good coach. He starts the season with a playbook bursting with innovation. He gets his players to follow the X’s and O’s to a T. His team roars to a fast start and becomes the talk of the league. But then he pays the price for all that attention as opponents…

‘tick, tick…BOOM!’ is a sound ‘Louder than Words’ for LA students starring in Netflix video

Los Angeles County High School for the Arts students rose to a major challenge from Netflix to produce a musical video of th…

Oregon, Utah meet again with Pac-12 title at stake

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Just 13 days after Utah knocked Oregon out of contention for a College Football Playoff berth, the two teams meet again to decide the Pac-12 Conference champion. The winner of Friday night’s game in Las Vegas will be going to the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. Don’t expect any whol…

San Diego State hosts Utah State in Mountain West title game

By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO — The San Diego State football team has to make one more trip to Carson, this time to host the Mountain West Conference championship game Saturday against Utah State in their temporary home at a soccer pitch. Win and the 19th-ranked Aztecs (11-1 overall, 7-1 MWC) will glad…

Jan. 6 committee has interviewed 250 people so far

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has interviewed about 250 people so far, its chairman said Thursday, a staggering pace over just five months as lawmakers work to compile the most comprehensive account yet of the violent attack and plan…

LA County confirms 1st COVID-19 case of Omicron variant

Southern California has its first confirmed case of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, Los Angeles County public health officials confirmed Thursday evening, Dec. 2, a day after the country’s first case was confirmed in San Francisco. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said in a Thursday stat…


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