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2012 Summer Paralympics

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  • TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'

    TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'
    "East Los High" (Hulu). A welcome second season for this Web-based Latino teen drama, set in East Los Angeles, begins this week, following some gap-bridging prequels. Originally created with an educational ulterior motive, specifically to address and possibly to counter high rates of teenage pregnancy among Latinas, it remains true to its mission at no expense to its raciness and racy at no expense to its seriousness. (The word "condom" is a kind of mantra here.) Not surprisingly, it focuses on the female characters, who bear the brunt of sexual bad decisions, or lack of decision, and are, let's face it, generally more interesting and complicated than teenage boys. As my colleague Yvonne Villarreal put it in her recent feature on the series, as an English-language show with an all-Latino cast it's "a TV unicorn in the broadcast marketplace"; rare also is its even-handed representation of a working-class world, and the respect it pays to East L.A., which television tends to regard almost exclusively as where cops go in pursuit of criminals, but which is of course overwhelmingly a place in which ordinary people do ordinary things.
  • Swimmers Meyers, Silverman set world records at Paralympic CanAms

    Swimmers Meyers, Silverman set world records at Paralympic CanAms
    Baltimore's Becca Meyers and Ian Silverman set world records on the opening day of the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Spring National Championships/Spring CanAms on Thursday at Miami's Ransom Everglades School. The event, which runs through Saturday,...

    'Beast' of a wheelchair athlete aims for third consecutive title

    Conquer adversity. Rise to the top. Maintain excellence. Chalk talk for a football team's locker room? Perhaps, but for world-class wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden, those words represent more than a mere rah-rah cry. The 2013 Boston Marathon...

    Villanova's 1985 title team to gather again at Yasso-Rothrock event

    Basketball season is starting early this year. Well, at least the basketball chatter. That's because on Oct. 2, the Yasso/Rothrock Christmas City Classic will be holding a special event at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema at SteelStacks in Bethlehem....

    L.A. County supervisors back 2024 summer Olympics bid

    L.A. County supervisors back 2024 summer Olympics bid
    County supervisors hope to bring the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles County, unanimously voting Tuesday to urge the United States’ Olympic Committee to hold the summer games here and directing county officials to cooperate with a Southern California...