“I wouldn’t change it for the world,” said defensive end Christian Rector. You can’t take that from nobody.”AdvertisementRector and Houston took very different paths to their final matchup with UCLA on Saturday. After playing outside linebacker last season, Houston shifted inside to take on a more significant role. “First and foremost, he’s been a leader.”For Rector, his final season has drifted into far more frustrating territory. AdvertisementAs the depth on USC’s defensive line diminished down the stretch, his absence was felt.
November 21, 2019 04:30 UTC
(Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images) 16 / 26 Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls on stage in Atlanta on Wednesday. (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images) 21 / 26 Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota speaks to reporters after the debate in Atlanta. (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images) 22 / 26 Joe Biden greets the audience after the debate. (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images ) 26 / 26 Elizabeth Warren greets supporters after the debate. Warren targeted, againMassachusetts Sen. Warren didn’t enter the presidential campaign burning with desire to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system.
November 21, 2019 04:22 UTC
Author Susan Choi and debut memoirist Sarah M. Broom took home the top honors — fiction and nonfiction, respectively — at the 2019 National Book Awards on Wednesday night in New York City. The book has been praised for blurring the lines between art and reality. AdvertisementLászló Krasznahorkai and his translator Ottilie Mulzet (“Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming”) won the prize for translated literature, a National Book Awards category added for the first time last year. Oren J. Teicher, CEO of the American Booksellers Association, was given the Literarian Award, honored by fellow bookseller Ann Patchett. The event was emceed by LeVar Burton, host of “Reading Rainbow” and costar of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Winners of National Book Awards receive a bronze statue and a $10,000 cash prize (in the translated literature category, the author and translator split the money).
November 21, 2019 03:56 UTC
Housing issues have gotten short shrift on the campaign trail, but in Wednesday’s Democratic debate the topic got prime airtime. Several presidential candidates weighed in on how they’d address the housing affordability crisis, a big concern for California voters. Tom Steyer, one of two California candidates onstage, said the housing squeeze in his home state was due to a shortage of available units. Advertisement“Housing is how we build wealth in America,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said, touting her own plan to build millions of units. “It is not only a housing plan about building new units, it’s a housing plan about addressing what is wrong about government-sponsored discrimination,” she said.
November 21, 2019 03:29 UTC
Dodgers slugging prospect D.J. Peters, infielder Zach McKinstry and pitcher Mitchell White, and Angels pitcher Hector Yan and second baseman Jahmai Jones were added to their teams’ 40-man rosters Wednesday, protecting them from next month’s Rule 5 draft. Among notable roster omissions were Dodgers right-hander Jordan Sheffield, a first-round pick out of Vanderbilt in 2016, and Angels infielder Jose Rojas, a 26-year-old career minor leaguer who hit .293 with 31 homers and 107 RBIs at triple-A Salt Lake in 2019. The Rule 5 draft enables players with significant minor league experience to be taken by another team. Players must remain on the major league 25-man roster the entire following season or be returned to their original organizations.
November 21, 2019 03:11 UTC
One by one, several of the candidates -- including Biden, Sen. Cory Booker and Sen. Amy Klobuchar -- raised objections to that plan. Biden argued that Medicare-for-all could not pass Congress, in part because it would force people to lose their private insurance. Others on stage also slammed President Trump over the impeachment proceedings. The debate's initial attention on Trump and Medicare-for-all took some heat off Buttigieg, at least for the debate's beginning moments. Biden, Warren and Sanders have all faced similar scrutiny in previous debates, and those attacks did little to change the trajectory of the race.
November 21, 2019 02:18 UTC
The fifth round of Democratic debates kicked off Wednesday night avoiding one of the more awkward elements of the four rounds that preceded it: the too-long string of handshakes. Debate host MSNBC relegated the candidate walk-on to before its 6 p.m. PST start, which meant that precious time was not wasted waiting for 10 candidates to enter, greet each other and linger uncomfortably while their rivals join them. That’s in part because this debate will be just two hours long, more condensed than the three-hour marathons in the recent past. The walk-ons from past debates weren’t necessarily natural. AdvertisementLike the earlier debates, tonight’s proceedings, held at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, are moderated by a panel of journalists.
November 21, 2019 02:03 UTC
UCLA has no shortage of issues four games into the Mick Cronin era. 1 focus right now by far.”UCLA has more turnovers (55) than assists (48) despite heady play from Campbell, the freshman whose 20 assists are more than double his eight turnovers. “I’ve watched some people play right now and they can’t guard their lunch from my daughter’s friends in seventh grade at Campbell Hall,” Cronin said jokingly. “I’ve coached some teams that maybe didn’t have NCAA tournament talent,” Cronin said, “but we made it because we took care of the ball. “I’m not crowd surfing,” Cronin said, “but I’ll do something.”Up next for UCLA on ThursdayVS. HOFSTRAWhen: 8 p.m.AdvertisementWhere: Pauley Pavilion.
November 21, 2019 02:03 UTC
He coordinates with senior management, Human Resources and the L.A. Times Guild on labor-related and personnel issues. His job includes oversight of Editorial Administration, Times Community News, L.A. Times en Español, LAT Expeditions and editorial events. He came to The Times in 2010 from the Long Beach Press-Telegram, where he worked in multiple roles, including as business/city editor, assistant city editor, assistant editorial pages editor, columnist and county government reporter. A lifelong Southern California resident, Canalis has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Cal State Long Beach and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Canalis and his wife, a journalism instructor and freelancer, live with their daughter in Long Beach.
November 21, 2019 01:52 UTC
The former Ukrainian ambassador — along with other foreign service officers — have been drawn out of the world of classified communiques and secret dossiers and into the glare of the impeachment hearings against President Trump. The other is by career diplomats like Yovanovitch and William Taylor, acting ambassador to the Ukraine, who have shaped U.S. foreign policy for years. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)Long second-guessed and belittled by Trump, career foreign service officers were showing themselves to be above partisanship and beholden to the truth. Predictions by foreign service workers can be on the mark or wildly wrong. Graham Greene’s novel “The Quiet American” viewed U.S. foreign policy with contempt, defining it as a perilous mix of naivete and hubris.
November 21, 2019 01:52 UTC
Google is severely limiting how political advertisers can target people online, a decision made after weeks of furious debate over how online platforms handle campaign messages. The Alphabet Inc. unit said in a blog post on Wednesday it would no longer allow election ads to be targeted based on political affiliation on Google Search, YouTube and across the web. The internet search giant also said it was removing access to a valuable tool called Customer Match for political ads. Nonprofits that register as political advertisers will be affected by the new policies, a Google spokeswoman said. Google has reported just over $127 million in revenue from U.S. political ads since June 2018, representing a small sliver of the company’s overall sales.
November 21, 2019 01:41 UTC
Four men arrested in connection with a deadly shooting at a Halloween party in Orinda, Calif., have been released from custody without being charged, while a fifth man remains jailed on an unrelated offense. The fourth, Devin Isiah Williamson, 21, of Vallejo, who authorities described as the promoter of the event, had been arrested on suspicion of acting as an accessory. Advertisement“We needed more information,” said Scott Alonso, spokesman for the Contra Costa County district attorney’s office. Advertisement“We stand by our investigation and the arrests were made pursuant to a judge’s order,” the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. The entire investigation is ongoing as is common in these types of complex cases.”Five people died in the shooting, which took place during a party at an Airbnb rental on Halloween night.
November 21, 2019 01:07 UTC
Orange County Coastkeeper and the Sierra Club will host a walking tour of the Huntington Beach wetlands from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Newport-Mesa district to host beach cleanupThe Newport-Mesa Unified School District will stage a beach cleanup in Newport Beach Saturday as part of its Kindness Week. The Fair & Event Center is at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa. Children and families can find him on the Atrium Lawn at the shopping center, 401 Newport Center Drive. Costa Mesa restaurant to raise money for veterans nonprofitTackle Box in Costa Mesa is raising money to donate to Patriots and Paws through Dec. 31.
November 21, 2019 00:56 UTC
Halle Berry isn't letting her recent on-set injury hold her back. The actress was hurt while filming a fight scene for her new MMA-inspired flick "Bruised." Despite the injury, however, Berry, 53, is "just getting started." "Thank you to all the folks that have showered me with love since my injury," Berry captioned the photo, possibly a still from the movie. After the injury delayed production on Monday, a rep for the flick said, "Halle got slightly injured in the fight.
November 21, 2019 00:22 UTC
Stocks on Wall Street closed broadly lower Wednesday as investors turned anxious about the possibility that the United States and China may not reach a trade deal before next year. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks fell 6.68 points, or 0.4%, to 1,591.61. AdvertisementGrowing optimism among investors that the U.S. and China were making progress toward a limited trade deal helped pave the way for gains in the market in recent weeks. Citigroup dropped 1.2% as financial stocks fell along with bond yields. Benchmark crude oil rose $1.90 to settle at $57.11 a barrel.
November 21, 2019 00:11 UTC