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san diego's high kicking weatherman john coleman dies

john coleman, the dancing, prancing san diego weatherman who tickled television viewers by the way he would sing out the letter “u” in kusi-tv’s call letters, died on saturday. he was 83.

coleman, who also angered many people by insisting that global warming is a hoax, died at his home in las vegas,...

golf: tommy fleetwood successfully defends abu dhabi hsbc championship title

tommy fleetwood successfully defended his abu dhabi hsbc championship title on sunday after a sensational back nine to clinch the win.

the 27-year-old englishman, who celebrated his birthday on friday, started the final round two shots behind overnight leaders ross fisher and thomas pieters, and...

'the alienist' gets down and dirty in old timey new york

part “gangs of new york,” part “the knick” and part “mindhunter,” tnt’s “the alienist” pairs gruesome, serial killer carnage with horse-and-carriage charm for this psychological thriller set in 19th century manhattan.

the 10-episode limited series, which premieres monday, is as much about a murder...

the times' boys' basketball rankings

a look at the top 25 high school boys’ basketball teams in the southland.

rk. school (w-l) next game (last ranking)

1. bishop montgomery (19-0); at cantwell-sacred heart, wednesday; 1

2. etiwanda (21-1); at damien, tuesday; 4

3. westchester (18-4); at palisades, monday; 5

4. sierra canyon (14-3);...

lafc's bob bradley has experience running a team with no history

the things that make an expansion team special are the same things that make managing one so hard.

there’s no history and no tradition. the name is new, the stadium is new, the uniforms are new and so are the players, at least to one another.

“it’s a strange feeling,” said carlos vela, the mexican...

women's march in las vegas sets resistance tone for upcoming midterm elections

on the anniversary of the women’s march protesting president trump’s election, thousands arrived at sam boyd stadium in las vegas on sunday to kick off the push to elect women to congress this year and flip it from republican control.

organizers focused on nevada because of its swing state status...

nfl: titans hire mike vrabel after brief coaching search

the tennessee titans hired houston defensive coordinator mike vrabel as their new coach in a fast search that wrapped up after three interviews and just five days after firing mike mularkey.

the titans announced saturday they had agreed to terms with vrabel. a news conference was scheduled for...

much as white house might try to soften blow, government shutdowns are costly and cumbersome

the government shutdown is fast becoming an unwelcome and costly staple of american democracy. after the last prolonged closure delivered a substantial hit to the economy and created hardship and frustration for millions, lawmakers vowed never again.

and yet, here we are again.

heading into the...

highway 101 in santa barbara county reopens, nearly two weeks after a massive mudslide

highway 101 in santa barbara county reopened sunday, nearly two weeks after a massive mudslide in montecito closed the busy roadway.

the highway, a key north-south route in california, was shut down after the roadway was covered by twelve feet of mud and debris following the deadly jan. 9 mudslide.


pence arrives in israel after being upbraided in egypt and jordan for white house policies in the middle east

vice president mike pence arrived on relatively friendly territory in israel late sunday after the leaders of egypt and jordan, two of the america’s closest arab allies, publicly rebuked him for the trump administration’s upending of the israeli-palestinian peace process.

a day after he heard pointed...

'jumanji' rolls along as newcomers '12 strong' and 'den of thieves' beat expectations

demonstrating the continued drawing power of dwayne johnson and kevin hart, “jumanji: welcome to the jungle” fended off a pair of male-skewing, action-oriented newcomers – “12 strong” and “den of thieves” – to top the box office for a third straight week.

on a relatively quiet weekend in what is...

jim johannson, gm of u.s. men's olympic hockey team, dies at 53

jim johannson, the general manager of the u.s. men’s olympic hockey team for the pyeongchang games and assistant executive director of usa hockey, died in his sleep sunday morning in colorado springs, colo., usa hockey said in a statement. no cause of death was given.

johannson, 53, had been with...

a year in, trump distracts while his appointees sledgehammer the government | guest editorial

with nearly every utterance, donald trump affirms the conclusion we reached two years ago that he is temperamentally and intellectually unfit to serve as president of the united states. but there he is, a year after his inauguration, waging a war of words with the world from behind the resolute...

highway 101 in santa barbara county is expected to reopen for monday morning commute

the commuting nightmare caused by a deadly mudslide in santa barbara county this month is about to end, officials promise.

highway 101, which has been closed for nearly two weeks since up to eight feet of mud and debris settled on it following the jan. 9 slide, is scheduled to open in time for...

hardship and chaos as federal shutdown moves into second day with no deal on funding, dreamers

with a government shutdown in its second day sunday, congressional leaders in both parties searched for an exit ramp as moderate republicans and democrats appeared to rally behind a short-term funding proposal and the white house signaled possible flexibility on “dreamers.”

a rare weekend schedule...

alexis vera's ability to score with both legs makes fremont a contender

scoring 10 goals in one soccer match is pretty good at any level. alexis vera of fremont high remembers pulling off the feat as an 8-year-old.

“every shot i was shooting went in,” he recalled.

as a high school senior, he’s the no. 1 goal scorer in los angeles, with 30 goals and 15 assists for fremont...

shooting at homeless camp in highland park leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

one person was killed and another wounded in a shooting early sunday at a homeless encampment in highland park, north of downtown.

the shooting occurred about 4:50 a.m. on avenue 52 near the 110 freeway, said officer rosario herrera, a spokeswoman for the los angeles police department.

one person...

24 years after 'the alienist' was published, a surprisingly timely adaptation finally makes it to tnt

just how long has it taken hollywood to adapt “the alienist,” caleb carr’s bestselling novel about a serial killer on the loose in gilded age new york?

here’s some perspective: dakota fanning, who plays one of the leads in the 10-episode miniseries premiering monday on tnt, was born a few weeks...

three l.a. cellists save the day with last-minute musical theatrics for the phil

new principal guest conductor susanna mälkki led the l.a. phil through a program centered on a extremely difficult 1968 cello concerto by the german composer berndt alois zimmermann, whose killer solo part was unexpectedly split among three substitute players.

dead dogs, filth and ropes tied to beds: inside the turpins' home in texas before they moved to perris

to neighbor ricky vinyard, the turpin family seemed odd from the moment they arrived at the end of his remote dirt road in this small town 50 miles south of fort worth, where they had lived earlier.

“when they moved in, they were really mysterious people. they didn’t talk to us or socialize,” recalled...