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The United Teachers Los Angeles union is at it again in Los Angeles

The teachers’ union is at it again in Los Angeles. Throughout 2021, the union used the COVID-19 pandemic as a staging area for continuous contract negotiations. The game has been played this way: The union maintains the threat of refusing to show up for work in the classrooms while calling for higher wages, better b…

St. Francis boys soccer can’t hold lead, settles for draw against Loyola

The St. Francis and Loyola boys soccer teams reserved most of its fireworks for the second half of its Mission League match on Wednesday. But it wasn’t without a first-half teaser trailer, where the Cubs mounted plenty of pressure on the Golden Knights, who absorbed it all to keep it scoreless. St. Francis??? T…

Photos: Artist’s Kobe Bryant statue poised at crash site in Calabasas on second anniversary of tragedy

On Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, flowers, pictures and sports apparel were were placed under the statue on the second anniversary of the helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others. (Photo by Leo Kaufman) West Hills artist, Dan Medina, of West Hills, took the 160-pound…

John Gibson’s stellar play helps Ducks steal a point in shootout loss to Leafs

The Ducks desperately needed a rescue against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night. They weren’t very good for the better part of 65 minutes against their fourth consecutive elite opponent, but since goaltender John Gibson was razor sharp from start to finish, they banked another point in the standings. Banked…

LA Councilman Mike Bonin will not run for reelection

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | City News Service Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin announced on Wednesday, Jan. 26, he will not run for a third term in the June primary, saying he will instead focus on his health and wellness. “I’ve struggled for years with depression. It’s a constant companion, and often a heavy o…

Small planes, drones, a no-no around SoFi Stadium during Super Bowl

SoFi Stadium may look nice from the air, but don’t plan on flying a small plane or drone over it during the Feb. 13 Super Bowl. The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Wednesday, Jan. 26, that Temporary Flight Restrictions, or TFR, will be in effect from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, effecti…

Clippers surge past Magic, get back to .500

The Clippers really didn’t want to strip any of the sheen from Tuesday’s historic comeback and so they bore down and put away the Orlando Magic fewer than 24 hours later, even maneuvering a 14-point second-quarter deficit – just a speed bump to Tyronn Lue’s team – for a 111-102 victory. It was the first time this se…

Rams’ Cooper Kupp, 49ers’ Deebo Samuel go the extra yard

The NFC championship game on Sunday at SoFi Stadium will feature two All-Pro wide receivers who defy logic as well as tacklers. The Rams’ Cooper Kupp is unique. The San Francisco 49ers’ Deebo Samuel is unique. Yet, in the way that stands out to teammates and coaches, they’re the same. When one talks about the other,…

Buscaino calls for LA to investigate Union Pacific railroad thefts

Los Angeles could investigate the thefts that have plagued Union Pacific for about a year — leaving tracks in downtown littered with garbage and the carcasses of stolen goods — and look into how the major railroad company could better protect the goods it transports across the country. At least if Counci…

USC basketball seeks redemption against Stanford

LOS ANGELES — For about a week, it looked as though the USC men’s basketball team had lost its identity. The Trojans looked lost on the defensive end of the court, of all places, and were allowing teams to get off easy shots at all three levels. The discombobulation led to USC’s first two losses of the season, both …


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