College basketball roundup: Michigan routs Villanova in championship rematch

More Sports Sports By Associated Press Nov 14, 2018 | 7:20 PM Charles Matthews scored 19 points, Ignas Brazdeikis had 18 and No. 18 Michigan beat No. 8 Villanova 73-46 in a national championship game rematch Wednesday night. Villanova captured its second title in three years with a 79-62 victory over Michigan in April but …

Officials say flare-up from Woolsey fire not an imminent threat

Several major facilities were damaged, including the Rancho Las Virgenes composting facility and the Westlake filtration plant. (Las Virgenes Municipal Water District) Las Virgenes Municipal Water District declared a state of emergency after several of its facilities were damaged by the Woolsey fire, officials said Tuesday. Several of the district’s major facilities were damaged, including …

Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, TI will judge 'Rhythm + Flow,' Netflix's first

Ennio Morricone has disputed quotes featured in a new interview with Playboy Germany. (Angelo Carconi / EPA/Shutterstock) Film composer Ennio Morricone’s allegedly harsh words about Quentin Tarantino might have been “reproduced incorrectly” in a recent article for German Playboy, the magazine’s editor-in-chief said Tuesday, hinting at new information he had obtained. “Up to now, we have considered …

California voters reject ballot measure to cap dialysis company profits

Proposition 12 would require farmers to provide better living conditions for egg-laying hens, veal calves and breeding pigs. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press) Proposition 12, a statewide ballot measure that would phase in requirements to provide more space for egg-laying hens, breeding pigs and calves raised for veal in California, was approved by voters …

DUI suspect in Costa Mesa fire captain's death is charged with murder

The driver suspected of being under the influence of drugs when his van hit and fatally injured an off-duty Costa Mesa fire captain was charged with murder Tuesday, authorities said. Stephen Taylor Scarpa, 25, of Mission Viejo faces the enhanced charge from the felony driving under the influence allegation he was booked on over the …

Hello! It's 2018! We need televised debates between California's political

Op-Ed Op-Ed Opinion By Larry N. Gerston Nov 05, 2018 | 2:15 AM You may not have noticed, but there were no televised debates between the candidates running for the two most important elected offices in California this year. Gavin Newsom, the Democratic lieutenant governor and current gubernatorial nominee, finally agreed to one debate with …

Clay Helton and USC hope to escape their troubles for one night against Oregon

USC football coach Clay Helton left, and offensive coordinator Tee Martin, right, at the practice field on the USC campus. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) When things are going well for a college football program, its news value is contained to what happens on Saturdays. Even after a loss, the three or …