February 12, 2014
LOS ANGELES - Having had their team play in the venue last season, the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball coaches thought they had their players ready to deal with the deep sightlines and the NBA dimensions and expansive three-point line of Staples Center. But with a group of transfers this season, many of the Guards didn't play in the Staples Center game a year ago and were unfamiliar with the facilities of the cavernous arena. As a result, Bell-Jeff had a dismal shooting performance Wednesday against San Gabriel Academy and former Providence standout Marcus LoVett Jr. In the end, it wasn't even close, as the Eagles cruised to a 66-33 nonleague victory.
December 20, 2013
A 47-year-old San Gabriel man was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder for the 2008 stabbing death of a Burbank resident. The jury reached its verdict after a four-week trial and three days of deliberations. Jorge Villalobos was found guilty in the stabbing death of then-47-year-old Glen Giles, who was found dead on Feb. 26, 2008, on the front porch of his neighbor's home. Giles, who suffered 32 stab wounds, left a trail of blood from his bedroom, across the street, up his neighbor's driveway and on the doorbell.
December 5, 2012
LOS ANGELES - The members of the Bellarmine-Jefferson High boys' basketball team walked into Staples Center on Wednesday afternoon and took some time to enjoy the moment and marvel at the arena that is home to the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers. Many of the Guards still couldn't wrap their heads around the fact that they were about to play in the venue and they would have the opportunity to step on the same floor that has hosted an array of NBA greats. Following the admiration session, however, the Guards tried not to concentrate on the grandeur of their surrounding and instead focus their efforts on the nonleague game at hand against an undefeated San Gabriel Academy team.
July 16, 2012
A San Gabriel man was arrested Friday night after he allegedly tried to remove a Burbank police officer's gun from its holster during an “intense” struggle. At about 11 p.m. Friday, the officer was traveling northbound on Clybourn Avenue at Hatteras Street when he saw a man “standing in the middle of the roadway holding two bags,” Lt. Eduardo Ruiz said. As the officer approached in his patrol car, the man, 38-year-old Erik Alan, allegedly didn't move. When the officer walked up, Alan allegedly pulled out a “dark object” from his pocket, Ruiz said.
July 22, 2011
GLENDALE — Kyle Murray went to the mound and did what he does best — get ahead in the count and trust his command. The San Gabriel Valley Babe Ruth All-Star pitcher couldn't have asked for a better performance than the one that took place Friday night in an opening-round game of the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament. Murray struck out seven and allowed one hit in five innings to spark San Gabriel Valley to a 6-0 victory against Central California San Bruno at Modesto Christian High.
January 12, 2011
Glenoaks Boulevard pedestrians don't typically attract much attention, but a man walking down the street Saturday wearing a friar's habit and a tonsure haircut sure did. The tonsure, or "Friar Tuck" haircut was the final piece of Charlie Schroeder's historical reenactment this weekend, which garnered jokes about how cold his head was and tears from his wife. "I walked in and she started crying from shock," Schroeder said. "And yes, she knows I'm crazy. " Schroeder's reenactment of an 18th century friar's walk between the San Gabriel Mission Arcángel to San Fernando Mission Rey de España, a distance of 26.7 miles, is the culmination of a year of research for his first book about the past 2,000 years of Western civilization.
September 17, 2010
SAN GABRIEL — Totally dominating. That's how the Burbank High football team looked in the first half against San Gabriel. Totally overwhelmed. That's the way the Bulldogs looked in the second half against the Matadors. Burbank was able to jump out to an early 37-point lead Friday in its nonleague game on the road. It appeared as if the Bulldogs would be on the giving end of a monumental blowout, and San Gabriel looked powerless to stop the onslaught. But Burbank began to self-destruct.
September 14, 2010
BURROUGHS VS. HART WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday. WHERE: College of the Canyons. RECORDS: Burroughs is 0-2; Hart is 1-1. LAST WEEK: Burroughs lost to Canyon, 37-31; Hart lost to Palmdale, 42-7. OUTLOOK: Burroughs will be taking part in its final nonleague game before opening up Pacific League play Sept 30 at Hoover. The local Indians will have a bye next week. Burroughs was able to play well on offense last week, as Canyon had to score a late touchdown in the fourth quarter to pull out the win. Burroughs received solid offensive performances from senior quarterback Lucas Yanez and senior running back Tadeo Zuniga . Hart has a solid running back in Dylan Edwards , who had nine carries for 48 yards and a touchdown last week.
January 16, 2010
NBC’s plans to reintroduce scripted programming in the final hour of prime time could generate as many as 1,500 jobs and $15 million a week in spending, industry observers said. Following the worst year on record for filming in Los Angeles — one that saw motion picture, television and commercial productions flee the state for less tax-laden pastures — the estimate served as a stark reminder of how quickly things can turn around, said FilmLA President Paul Audley.
November 24, 2009
I want to thank Rep. Adam Schiff for voting for the health-care-reform bill, which will mean better medical care for every Californian if finally passed by Congress. The House plan will help millions of older Americans in Medicare like me — more than 22% of Medicare recipients in California — who struggle with the high cost of prescription drugs by closing the gap in existing Medicare drug coverage, known as the “doughnut hole.” This will give us a full prescription drug benefit for the first time ever if included in the final bill passed by Congress.