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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…

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…

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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Major League Baseball Commits up to $150 Million to Get More Blacks Into the Game

In what has been the largest financial commitment in its history, Major League Baseball has pledged $150 million to the Players Alliance to improve its investment in Black players and professionals across the game over a ten year period. The money will go to a variety of programs built around participation in baseb…
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Kobe Bryant Estate and Nike Fail to Come to Terms

J.T. Torbit A beautiful business partnership has come to an end as the Kobe Bryant estate and Nike executives have failed to come to terms on a contract extension after a partnership that has lasted two decades. “Kobe and Nike have made some of the most beautiful basketball shoes of all time, worn and adored by fans…
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Briefly: Dave Roberts Becomes Second Black Manager to Win the World Series; Iyanla Vanzant’s, ‘Fix My Life’ Series on OWN is Coming to an End; Netflix Set to Premiere New Gospel Series Executively Produced by Pharrell Williams…

Dave Roberts Becomes Second Black Manager to Win the World Series Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent The Los Angeles Dodgers are the champions of baseball in large part because of a masterful managerial job by Dave Roberts, who becomes just the second African American skipper to win t…
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Michael Jordan Forms NASCAR Team, Secures Bubba Wallace as Driver

Staff             Basketball legend Michael Jordan is the newest NASCAR team owner. The 57-year-old will oversee a NASCAR Cup Series team with the only Black, NASCAR top racer, Bubba Wallace, as a featured driver. Jordan will be the majority owner while NASC…


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