| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Fate has always had Matt Mengel's back.
The UCLA punter was set to join the Marines after graduating from Gardena Pacific Lutheran High when a friend suggested he try out as a kicker at Los Angeles Harbor Community College.
Mengel was then ready to...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Kevin Emerson's chair in the Orange Coast College football office is barely broken in. About the same can be said of the first-year coach's team in 2014.
Hired in April to replace Mike Taylor, who was 62-91 in 15 seasons, Emerson and his staff missed...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Turns out the giant rubber duck docked at Los Angeles harbor is no match for foul weather.
The six-story tall bathtub toy that’s been stationed at the Port of Los Angeles since last week was scheduled to pay a visit to Wilmington on Thursday and...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Are you and your family wondering what nautical adventure to embark on this almost-last-of-the-summer weekend? Head to San Pedro for the Tall Ships Festival at the Port of Los Angeles.
I was at the port to watch the world's largest rubber...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:16 PM
The public has spoken: The duck has extended its stay in L.A. until Sept. 6.
The six-story-tall bathtub toy has proved so popular — thousands were drawn to the waterfront to see it -- that it will stay longer. It spent part of last week at Los...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Thursday, August 28th
Belmont at Los Angeles Marshall, 7 p.m.
Canoga Park at Taft, 7 p.m.
Chavez at Bernstein, 7 p.m.
Dymally at Panorama, 7 p.m.
Eagle Rock at Arleta, 3:30 p.m.
Granada Hills Kennedy at Contreras, 7 p.m....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:01 AM
A super-sized childhood bath toy is dominating the harbor in San Pedro today as it continues its world tour.
A six-story-tall floating "Rubber Duck" is making its West Coast debut at the Port of Los Angeles, where it will lead more than a dozen...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
At a groundbreaking ceremony in May, neighborhood activists and local government officials celebrated Ponte Vista, a development of 676 homes in San Pedro.
A white-robed Roman Catholic priest thanked God for the "gift of Ponte Vista," a welcome addition...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Austin Beutner, the civic leader and former Wall Street investment banker, is the new publisher and chief executive of the Los Angeles Times.
Beutner, 54, who served as first deputy mayor of Los Angeles for more than a year and briefly explored a run for...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy opened the new school year Tuesday with a speech to administrators in which he urged them to eliminate the dropout rate, and then assigned each one a struggling student to look after.
Much of Deasy's talk at Garfield...
| Aug 21, 2014
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, a giant rubber duck passes through the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Tall Ships Festival L.A. running through Sunday. The six-story-tall duck was created by artist Florentijn Hofman. Los Angeles: Seat cards mark...