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Why attorneys for Southern California schools blame victims for their own sexual abuse, bullying

When lawyers representing Moreno Valley Unified School District argued that 13-year-old Diego Stolz and his family were partly to blame for his death at the hands of two bullies, it wasn’t the first time such an argument was used — and likely won’t be the last. “I think it’s a disgusting strategy,” said lawyer Morgan Stewart, whose Irvine firm has sued districts whose defense attorneys have responded by blaming his clients for their alleged abuse. “It bothers me at a core level.” Lewis Brisbois ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Lausd, Smith, Southern California, Moreno Valley, Huntington Beach, Stewart, Kelly, Torrance, Carlos


Kawhi Leonard passes scoring milestone as he leads Clippers past Bulls

LOS ANGELES — Kawhi Leonard celebrated ditching the “extra defender” that had been dogging him for the past six games with a milestone afternoon at Staples Center. Since he suffered a mouth laceration on Christmas that required eight stitches, Leonard had been wearing a plastic, specially constructed covering to protect his jaw. He’d made no secret of his distaste for the device, which made it hard to breathe, he said. Coach Tyronn Lue said the team thought of it as a bonus defender. Finally fre...
Tags: Minnesota, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Williams, Nba, Chicago Bulls, Staples Center, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Moreno Valley, Paul George, George, Morris


Alexander: The last weekend before the sports world changed

Let’s just call it the last normal weekend, the Saturday and Sunday before COVID-19 silenced the sports world. It was March 7-8, and it was a rivalry weekend in L.A. USC was to play UCLA in the Pac-12 men’s basketball regular-season finale at the Galen Center on Saturday. The Lakers were to get another shot at the Clippers that Sunday at Staples Center, after losing the first two meetings and having the third one postponed in the wake of Kobe Bryant’s death. In the background, there was nervousn...
Tags: Washington, Stanford, Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, United States, Kings, Nba, Mls, Ivy League, Espn, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant


Alexander: Rose Bowl game’s relocation a thorny issue for readers

Today it’s the readers’ Christmas gift to the columnist: The easiest workday of the year. As always, thanks for reading and thanks for engaging, but never forget: This Space always reserves the right to the last word. I expected that USC football coach Clay Helton would again be pushing Trojan fans’ buttons, as usual. This year not so much, though, which either (a) validates what I wrote about this reduced, fan-less season giving him a free pass, or (b) suggests the USC faithful have gotten tire...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, Angels, Sports, Alabama, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Gm, Nba, Mlb, College sports


San Bernardino is California’s most dangerous city, by this math

When you look at one financial measure of crime, San Bernardino is the state’s most dangerous city and Thousand Oaks, the safest. An intriguing safety scorecard with an economic twist was created by MoneyGeek, a financial website, and analyzes the cost of crime per resident in 300 large U.S. cities, including 73 in California. The analysts combined traditional per-capita FBI crime statistics with a measurement of the societal cost of crime. MoneyGeek used academic research from professors at the...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Glendale, Oakland, Pasadena, Southern California, Ontario, Pomona, San Bernardino, University Of Miami


Thousand Oaks is California’s safest city, by this math

When you look at one financial measure of crime, San Bernardino is the state’s most dangerous city and Thousand Oaks, the safest. An intriguing safety scorecard with an economic twist was created by MoneyGeek, a financial website, and analyzes the cost of crime per resident in 300 large U.S. cities, including 73 in California. The analysts combined traditional per-capita FBI crime statistics with a measurement of the societal cost of crime. MoneyGeek used academic research from professors at the...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Glendale, Oakland, Pasadena, Southern California, Ontario, Pomona, San Bernardino, University Of Miami


Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard says ‘best decision’ is to opt out after this season

A day before the start of the 2020-21 season, Kawhi Leonard on Monday said that the best financial decision for him will be to decline his player option and sign a bigger deal, though he cautioned that saying that much didn’t imply that he was leaving, or that he’d be staying. To his point, a player option would be worth $36 million next season. On the other hand, the 29-year-old wing from Moreno Valley stands to make $39.3 million next season if he signs a new deal, which could be for as long a...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Espn, Moreno Valley, Paul George, George, Adam Silver, PAUL, Clippers, Kawhi Leonard, Leonard, Kawhi, Bobby Marks, Luke Kennard


New L.A. County D.A. George Gascón will keep some sentencing enhancements, amid backlash for eliminating all

After George Gascón directed his prosecutors to no longer file sentencing enhancements in any cases, the new Los Angeles County District Attorney announced amid backlash on Friday, Dec. 18, that some will remain, including for hate crimes and cases involving children. Sentencing enhancements add time to a defendant’s sentence, such as when a crime was committed on behalf of a gang or a victim suffered great bodily injury. Police unions and some victims’ advocates expressed outrage at the elimina...
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Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard proves the fun guy as a guest on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Was Tyronn Lue planning to watch Kawhi on Kimmel? “No,” the Clippers coach scoffed, waiting a beat before realizing it was a legitimate question, that the Clippers’ typically limelight-resistant star, their “mysterious man,” as the late-night talk show host would describe him later that night, actually was going to be a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “I’m just messing,” Lue said. “I didn’t believe he was coming on, so thanks for telling me that — he’s actually going on to be interviewed?” Yes, Ka...
Tags: New York, Jimmy Kimmel, Sports, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, Spurs, Nba, San Antonio Spurs, Michael, Southern California, Moreno Valley, Kelly, Kimmel, Clippers, Kawhi Leonard


With Clippers doubling down on Kawhi Leonard-Paul George pairing, what’s next?

If already was plenty apparent, but the Clippers issued a resounding reminder on Thursday: They’re banking big-time on the Kawhi-and-PG pairing. The team already mortgaged its future last offseason to bring in the Southern California-raised stars. They sent a massive package of players and draft picks to Oklahoma City in a trade to acquire Paul George – which served to land Kawhi Leonard, a blockbuster sequence that turned the formerly forlorn Clippers into bonafide title contenders. “Sending th...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Espn, Lakers, Southern California, Oklahoma City, Frank, Moreno Valley, Paul George, George, Inglewood, PAUL


Clippers sign Paul George to maximum, four-year extension

Paul George meant what he said: “I’m committed, I’m here. I want to be here, I want to retire a Clipper.” The team announced Thursday morning that George, 30, signed a multi-year contract extension, confirmed by league sources to be a maximum deal that will commit him to the franchise for the prime years of his career. The deal guarantees the six-time All-Star forward as much as $226 million over the next five years, his agent, Aaron Mintz of CAA Sports, told ESPN. The Clippers are extending Geo...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Espn, Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City, Frank, Moreno Valley, Paul George, George, LA Clippers, Inglewood, PAUL


Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard, Paul George eager to ‘get back after it’

Nah, Kawhi Leonard hasn’t been stewing over the Game 7 loss to the Denver Nuggets. Nor has he been sweating chemistry concerns. To hear him tell it, as distastefully as the Clippers’ season ended in September – not only did they blow a 3-1 series lead in the second round of the Western Conference playoffs, but they did it by relinquishing double-digit leads in each of the three losses that sealed their season – he isn’t sick over it at all. Instead, he said he relishes the opportunity that it’s ...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Denver, San Antonio, Moreno Valley, Paul George, George, Nuggets, LA Clippers, Clippers, Serge Ibaka, Kawhi Leonard


Norma Lopez’s killer sentenced to death for 2010 slaying of 17-year-old

DO NOT PUBLISH UNTIL EDITOR OKS Jesse Perez Torres should be executed for murdering 17-year-old Norma Angelica Lopez of Moreno Valley 10 years ago, a Riverside County Superior Court judge ruled Friday, Dec. 4. Judge Bernard J. Schwartz affirmed the jury’s recommendation of the death penalty for Torres, 44. “The killing of Norma Lopez and the dumping of her body like a piece of garbage can only be described as disgusting,” the judge said before sentencing Torres.”The defendant displays an utter d...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Courts, Biden, Pasadena, Lapd, Gavin Newsom, Moreno Valley, Schwartz, GSA, Torres, Lopez, Top Stories PE


Untethered from the office, urban tenants are flocking to the Inland Empire

Prophetess Branchcomb called her home office “my piece of paradise” before the coronavirus pandemic hit. But after shelter-in-place orders forced her husband and kids to study and work from home, their 2,000-square-foot rental house in Cerritos felt more like a tiny box. “Everyone else came home and took my piece of paradise,” said Branchcomb, finance director for a Hollywood entertainment company. “We needed more space.” On Saturday, Nov. 21, Branchcomb and her family of five moved to a house ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, New York, Hollywood, News, California, Housing, Washington, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Dallas, Watson, Silicon Valley


Con artists’ scam costs Southern California Edison customers $300,000

Rancho Cucamonga resident Gordon Broney has an aptitude for business. He sells and rents cars, owns a vending company and operates two water stores. But, Broney said recently, “I wasn’t smart this week. I can’t believe I fell for this.” Broney on Monday, Nov. 23, became one of the latest victims of a scam targeting customers of Southern California Edison. Telephone callers pretending to be employees of the electricity utility have this year stolen almost $300,000 from 433 customers by threatenin...
Tags: News, Theft, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Irs, Anderson, Southern California, Ontario, Moreno Valley, Huntington Beach, Edison, Irvine, Whittier, Fontana, SCE


It’s Kawhi Leonard’s turn to help Serge Ibaka feel at home in L.A.

The good-natured banter between then-Toronto Raptors teammates Serge Ibaka and Kawhi Leonard in an April 2019 episode of “How Hungry Are You?,” Ibaka’s one-of-a-kind cooking show on YouTube, is both amusing and revealing, considering how rarely Leonard lets the world enjoy his sense of humor. In it, Ibaka asks his guest the question everyone in Canada wanted to know at the time: “Are you coming back?” “I don’t know yet,” Leonard says. “You better, brother.” “What type of question is that, though...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Nba, Kansas, Rockets, Houston, Detroit, Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto Raptors, Orlando, Lakers, Marcus


Hospitals ready for wave of patients as coronavirus cases surge in L.A. County

The messaging from public health officials has been consistent all along. The increases in daily new cases, they said, would soon lead to more hospitalizations and ultimately deaths. And this week that started to play out. The consequences of actions weeks earlier — a birthday party attended or a gathering at a friend’s house to watch a game — were now showing up in emergency departments throughout the region once again in the form of people sick with the coronavirus. Like the ripple effects of ...
Tags: News, Cotton, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Leo, Orange County, Riverside County, Moreno Valley, Inglewood, Lawson, Lakewood, San Bernardino County, San Fernando Valley, Klein, Pennington


Troy Percival resigns as UC Riverside baseball coach

Troy Percival has resigned as UC Riverside baseball coach, the school announced on Wednesday. Percival, a longtime Angels relief pitcher, said he is leaving to spend more time with his family and to guide and support his son Cole, a pitcher who recently signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers as an undrafted free agent. “I’ve decided to watch Cole play as he begins his professional journey with the Dodgers,” Percival said in a statement released by UCR. “Our family is incredibly excited ...
Tags: Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Johnson, Jones, Moreno Valley, Justin, Dodgers, UC Riverside, UCR, Highlanders, Justin Johnson, Percival, Top Stories PE


HBO’s ‘Soul of America’ explores the nation’s response to its most difficult and divisive times

For presidential historian Jon Meacham, a subtle but significant shift occurred between the publication of an essay in 2017 and the book that it inspired soon after. The essay in Time magazine was titled “American Hate, a History”  and he wrote it in the aftermath of the deadly gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Meacham’s 2018 book — and subsequent HBO documentary arriving Tuesday, Oct. 27 — moved from those shadows into light with the title “The Soul of America.” “As ...
Tags: Apple, Books, Hbo, John Lewis, TV, Movies, White House, Time, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Bill Murray, Nashville


Aldi opening its first supermarket in Burbank

German discount grocer Aldi will expand its Southern California footprint Thursday, Oct. 22 with the opening of its first store in Burbank. The market at 687 N. Victory Blvd. will open at 8 a.m. with regular hours of 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. from then on. The opening is part of the company’s plan to become the third-largest U.S. grocery retailer by store count by the end of 2022. Aldi has more than 2,000 supermarkets across 36 states. FoodIndustry.com ranked Walmart as the nation’s largest grocer in 201...
Tags: Food, Business, California, America, Walmart, Sport, Aldi, Soccer, Nevada, Smith, Southern California, Moreno Valley, Vons, Anaheim, Southland, Burbank


Massive methamphetamine busts, one largest ever by DEA, made in Inland Empire

Piled 10 feet high and resting against a large truck, hundreds of packages containing methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine were put on display Wednesday, Oct. 14, as Drug Enforcement Administration officials announced a pair of their biggest busts ever. Over two recent weeks, a pair of investigations led to the seizure of more than 5,200 pounds of methamphetamine, believed to be tied to the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, Timothy Shea, special agent in charge of the DEA’s Los Angeles office, said at a ...
Tags: Crime, News, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, San Diego, DEA, Moreno Valley, Shea, Drug Enforcement Administration, Inland Empire, Sinaloa Cartel, Otay Mesa, Perris


Comment on corn salad with chile and lime by Moreno Valley

In reply to Emily Davis. Same here, can you help?
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School-issued computers a lifeline for Southern California schoolchildren during pandemic

As this weird fall of distance learning unfolds, new data show that the great majority of schoolchildren in Southern California’s major metro areas are staring at computer screens issued by their school districts — not at devices belonging to their families. Connectivity in the gargantuan Los Angeles Unified School District as of Sept. 14 (SOURCE: LAUSD) And while “internet deserts” persist, the vast majority of adults in households with children — some 90 percent or more, depending on how ...
Tags: Verizon, Technology, News, Education, California, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Red Cross, Lausd, Orange County, Southern California, Moreno Valley, Riverside, Levine


Nike gets tax break to operate Ontario distribution center

Nike is coming to Ontario in a big way, bringing millions of dollars in sale tax revenue and hundreds of jobs. But there is a catch. Yes, the world’s largest sports apparel manufacturer agreed to do business in a large e-commerce warehouse near the city’s southern border for 11½ years, designating Ontario as the point of sale for receiving sales tax dollars from online sales. But in order to coax the Oregon-based company to locate in Ontario, the city agreed to pay back to Nike 50% of the sales ...
Tags: Business, News, California, Oregon, Government, Los Angeles, Nike, Sport, Economy, Development, Soccer, Associated Press, West Coast, North America, Southern California, Ontario


Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard named to All-NBA Second Team

Kawhi Leonard was named to the 2019-20 All-NBA second team, the league announced Wednesday, the day after his Clippers were eliminated from the postseason following a disappointing 104-89 Game 7 loss to the Denver Nuggets. The 6-foot-7 forward from Moreno Valley averaged career highs in points (27.1), assists (4.9) and defensive rebounds (6.1) in his first season with the Clippers. He appeared in 57 of the Clippers’ 72 regular-season games and tied for fifth in the league in steals per game (1.8...
Tags: Utah, Boston, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Toronto, Sport, Soccer, Portland, Nba, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, Lebron James, Houston, Denver, Lakers


Family of nursing home resident who died: ‘She had 3 really good years there and 1 really bad week’

Karen Johnson, 77, spent about three years in the Highland Springs Care Center in Beaumont. “She was at an unlocked memory care facility in Hemet, but she got to the point with her Alzheimer’s and dementia … where she needed to be in a locked facility,” said her daughter, Dena Garcia. Eye of the Storm Southern California Nursing Homes during the Coronavirus Pandemic Latest installments in a continuing series Part One:  What do Southern California nursing homes hard hit by COVID-related death...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Medicare, Johnson, Disneyland, Pasadena, Riverside County, Fort Worth, Southern California, San Bernardino


Ears Wide Open: Asha Imuno

Nineteen-year-old Asha Imuno has rapped his way right out of his native Moreno Valley and due west on the 60 Freeway to L.A., where he’s making noise as part of the Raised By the Internet collective. After self-releasing the album “Full Disclosure” last year, Imuno has signed to the 4AD-affiliated imprint b4, a home for hip-hop, R&B and experimental pop founded by 4AD A&R exec Briana Cheng. The label originally was founded with a singles-first philosophy, but it will release Imuno’s new full-len...
Tags: Music, Featured, San Diego, Peter Pan, West Coast, Baltimore, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Moreno Valley, Gidi, Asha Imuno, Imuno, Briana Cheng


Clippers start strong, shut down Nuggets to take 3-1 lead in series

The Clippers put their foot down again in the second half Wednesday for a choppy, wire-to-wire 96-85 victory over the Denver Nuggets that puts L.A. within a victory of the first Western Conference Finals appearance in franchise history. Not that the Clippers were celebrating. No way. “That’s not our goal, so I don’t even think anyone cares, to be honest,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “So it was zero reaction; we haven’t done anything yet.” Los Angeles Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard (2) is defend...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles, Social Media, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Nba, Espn, Rivers, Denver, Michael Malone, Los Angeles Clippers, Moreno Valley, Paul George


Clippers start strong, shut down Denver to take 3-1 lead in series

Denver Nuggets’ Jerami Grant (9) is defended by Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) celebrates after scoring and drawing a foul during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Nba, Espn, Rivers, Denver, Los Angeles Clippers, Moreno Valley, Paul George, Nuggets, LA Clippers


Kawhi Leonard, Clippers stymied by Denver Nuggets’ dynamic defensive effort

He’s human after all. For all the jokes about Kawhi Leonard being a cyborg, including his role, opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, in a commercial last fall for “Terminator: Dark Fate,” the guy from Moreno Valley actually is a guy, not a machine. A career 50.8% shooter in the postseason – with a substantial sample size of 128 games – Leonard has scored fewer than the 13 points he contributed Saturday just 30 times, and not since April 30, 2015, when he suited up for San Antonio in a Western Confere...
Tags: Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Denver, Michael Malone, San Antonio, Gary, Moreno Valley, Paul George, George, Nuggets, Clippers, Western Conference