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    In a corner of Orange County, a dark chapter in history: the Japanese American internment


    The room is dark and smells of damp wood. A solitary chair sits in the center next to a file cabinet, its drawers pulled out. Technological relics, like an old, broken printer, lie strewn about the floor. The old office of the 1910 mission at Historic...

    The room is dark and smells of damp wood. A solitary chair sits in the center next to a file cabinet, its drawers pulled out. Technological relics, like an old, broken printer, lie strewn about the floor.

    The old office of the 1910 mission at Historic Wintersburg is boarded up now, the detritus...

    Northern California braces for flooding; Don Pedro spillway opened


    Water came gushing down the spillway at Don Pedro Dam in Stanislaus County Monday afternoon, further proof — if any were needed — that this is a rainy season for the record books in much of California. It was only the second time the spillway had...

    Water came gushing down the spillway at Don Pedro Dam in Stanislaus County Monday afternoon, further proof — if any were needed — that this is a rainy season for the record books in much of California.

    It was only the second time the spillway had been used, and the first time in 20 years, as officials...

    College basketball: No. 18 Virginia loses fourth straight, falling to Miami in overtime


    Bruce Brown made a 3-pointer with 23.8 seconds left in overtime and Miami beat No. 18 Virginia 54-48 on Monday night for the Cavaliers fourth straight loss.  Brown scored 14 points to lead the Hurricanes (19-8, 9-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) to their...

    Bruce Brown made a 3-pointer with 23.8 seconds left in overtime and Miami beat No. 18 Virginia 54-48 on Monday night for the Cavaliers fourth straight loss. 

    Brown scored 14 points to lead the Hurricanes (19-8, 9-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) to their third consecutive victory. Kamari Murphy and...

    Ducks can't recover against Phoenix after giving up three first-period goals


    Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.  Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before...

    Radim Vrbata capped Arizona's three-goal first period and the Coyotes held on for 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night. 

    Christian Dvorak and Jakob Chychrun also scored for Arizona, and starting goalie Mike Smith had 27 saves before leaving about 4 1/2 minutes into the third period...

    A routine traffic stop ends with Whittier police in 'a gunfight for their lives,' leaving one veteran officer dead


    It began as a routine police call to a rear-end collision, the sort of traffic accident that happens every day in Southern California.  It ended in tragedy, with one Whittier police officer dead and another wounded.  The officers didn’t know when...

    It began as a routine police call to a rear-end collision, the sort of traffic accident that happens every day in Southern California. 

    It ended in tragedy, with one Whittier police officer dead and another wounded. 

    The officers didn’t know when they approached the accident scene about 8 a.m....

    Gunman who killed Whittier officer had fatally shot another man hours earlier, police say


    One officer was killed and a second injured in a shootout with a gang member who was wounded in a Monday morning altercation in Whittier, authorities said. Three Whittier Police Department officers were responding to the scene of a traffic collision...

    One officer was killed and a second injured in a shootout with a gang member who was wounded in a Monday morning altercation in Whittier, authorities said.

    Three Whittier Police Department officers were responding to the scene of a traffic collision about 8 a.m. when a 26-year-old, recently paroled...

    Tuesday's TV highlights: Maya Angelou on 'American Masters' and more


    SERIES NCIS Mary Stuart Masterson (“Fried Green Tomatoes”) reprises her guest role as Rep. Jenna Flemmin in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS The Wall This high-stakes trivia challenge hosted by Chris Hardwick ends its first season. 8 p.m. NBC The...

    SERIES

    NCIS Mary Stuart Masterson (“Fried Green Tomatoes”) reprises her guest role as Rep. Jenna Flemmin in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS

    The Wall This high-stakes trivia challenge hosted by Chris Hardwick ends its first season. 8 p.m. NBC

    The Middle “30 Rock’s” Jack McBrayer guest stars as a dentist...

    ACLU sues San Diego police over how they collect DNA from juveniles


    A black teenager who was stopped by police last year while walking through a San Diego park is challenging the Police Department’s policies and practices for obtaining DNA from minors without first notifying a parent. Lawyers from the American Civil...

    A black teenager who was stopped by police last year while walking through a San Diego park is challenging the Police Department’s policies and practices for obtaining DNA from minors without first notifying a parent.

    Lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties...

    Boys' soccer: Southern Section playoff results and updated pairings


    BOYS' SOCCER SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 1 First round, Monday Tesoro 2, St. John Bosco 1 (OT) Paramount 4, St. Francis 2 Sunny Hills 0, San Clemente 0 (Sunny Hills advances on penalties, 4-3)   Second round, Wednesday, 3 or 5 p.m. #1 Cathedral at El Toro...

    BOYS' SOCCER

    SOUTHERN SECTION

    DIVISION 1

    First round, Monday

    Tesoro 2, St. John Bosco 1 (OT)

    Paramount 4, St. Francis 2

    Sunny Hills 0, San Clemente 0 (Sunny Hills advances on penalties, 4-3)

     

    Second round, Wednesday, 3 or 5 p.m.

    #1 Cathedral at El Toro

    Tesoro at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame

    Sunny Hills...

    After two decades, the Kennewick Man is reburied


    On a summer day in 1996, a pair of college students walking along the Columbia River in Kennewick, Wash., stumbled upon part of a human skull, about 10 feet from the shore. In the month that followed, investigators unearthed 300 pieces of bone that made...

    On a summer day in 1996, a pair of college students walking along the Columbia River in Kennewick, Wash., stumbled upon part of a human skull, about 10 feet from the shore.

    In the month that followed, investigators unearthed 300 pieces of bone that made up one of the oldest and most complete skeletons...

    Derby winner Charismatic has died


    Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky. The striking...

    Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.

    The striking chestnut horse, winner of the first two legs of...

    Trump's new national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, is temperamentally a shift from the ousted Flynn


    President Trump’s selection Monday of a cerebral, widely respected military strategist as his new national security advisor signaled an abrupt about-face from the chaotic tenure of Michael Flynn, forced out last week just shy of a month on the job. ...

    President Trump’s selection Monday of a cerebral, widely respected military strategist as his new national security advisor signaled an abrupt about-face from the chaotic tenure of Michael Flynn, forced out last week just shy of a month on the job. 

    The choice of Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, 54,...

    Angels pitcher Ricky Nolasco hopes his workload, and contract situation, work out for the vest


    If Angels right-hander Ricky Nolasco obtains 14 more outs this season than last, he’ll guarantee himself a $13-million salary in 2018. So says a provision within the four-year, $49-million contract he signed with Minnesota three years ago.  If...

    If Angels right-hander Ricky Nolasco obtains 14 more outs this season than last, he’ll guarantee himself a $13-million salary in 2018. So says a provision within the four-year, $49-million contract he signed with Minnesota three years ago. 

    If Nolasco does not throw at least 202 1/3 innings, thus...

    Slain Whittier officer 'best of the best,' was thinking about retiring, chief says


    Keith Boyer spent 27 years patrolling the streets of Whittier and had become something of a legend at the Whittier Police Department. Whittier Police Chief Jeff Piper broke down in tears recounting Boyer, whom he described as a close friend and beloved...

    Keith Boyer spent 27 years patrolling the streets of Whittier and had become something of a legend at the Whittier Police Department.

    Whittier Police Chief Jeff Piper broke down in tears recounting Boyer, whom he described as a close friend and beloved member of the department. Boyer was fatally...

    L.A. school board races draw millions in outside spending


    Based on outside campaign spending, the school board is where the action is in the March 7 Los Angeles city election. This is true even though there are 11 city contests, including races for mayor, city controller, city attorney and eight City Council...

    Based on outside campaign spending, the school board is where the action is in the March 7 Los Angeles city election.

    This is true even though there are 11 city contests, including races for mayor, city controller, city attorney and eight City Council seats — and just three seats up for grabs on...

    Scott Kazmir looks to rebound in his second season with the Los Angeles Dodgers


    Scott Kazmir signaled to catch the attention of Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. The rest of the pitchers were trudging a muddy path toward the clubhouse Sunday at Camelback Ranch. A gray sky threatened more rain, and...

    Scott Kazmir signaled to catch the attention of Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. The rest of the pitchers were trudging a muddy path toward the clubhouse Sunday at Camelback Ranch. A gray sky threatened more rain, and Kazmir had already thrown live batting practice,...

    Slumping Kings look to Avalanche to bury losing streak


    The Kings fled Southern California early Monday afternoon. And though their charter flight took them to Denver, the destination wasn’t nearly as important as the fact that they didn’t stay here. Home has not been kind to the team lately. Not only...

    The Kings fled Southern California early Monday afternoon. And though their charter flight took them to Denver, the destination wasn’t nearly as important as the fact that they didn’t stay here.

    Home has not been kind to the team lately.

    Not only have the Kings lost three consecutive regulation-length...

    Girls' water polo: Southern Section semifinal schedule


    GIRLS' WATER POLO SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 1 Semifinals, Wednesday at Heritage Park (Irvine) #1 Laguna Beach vs. #4 Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m. #3 San Marcos vs. #2 Mater Dei, 5 p.m.   DIVISION 2 Semifinals, Wednesday at Heritage Park (Irvine) #1 Agoura vs. #4...

    GIRLS' WATER POLO

    SOUTHERN SECTION

    DIVISION 1

    Semifinals, Wednesday at Heritage Park (Irvine)

    #1 Laguna Beach vs. #4 Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.

    #3 San Marcos vs. #2 Mater Dei, 5 p.m.

     

    DIVISION 2

    Semifinals, Wednesday at Heritage Park (Irvine)

    #1 Agoura vs. #4 Schurr, 6:30 p.m.

    #2 Riverside Poly vs. #3...

    Five questions to keep in mind as the NBA trade deadline approaches


    DeMarcus Cousins was just one man among many, surrounded by the greatest players in the NBA. He had played just 2½ minutes and scored three points during a game in which the other All-Stars combined to score 371. If it was a normal postgame, Cousins...

    DeMarcus Cousins was just one man among many, surrounded by the greatest players in the NBA. He had played just 2½ minutes and scored three points during a game in which the other All-Stars combined to score 371.

    If it was a normal postgame, Cousins probably would’ve been largely ignored, save...

    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looks sharp in live batting practice session


    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw lthrew two innings in live batting practice in a tuneup before Cactus League play begins on the weekend. He threw 29 pitches and was able to use a curveball and a slider to complement his fastball. “This day is always not...

    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw lthrew two innings in live batting practice in a tuneup before Cactus League play begins on the weekend. He threw 29 pitches and was able to use a curveball and a slider to complement his fastball.

    “This day is always not the most fun, because you’re low on adrenaline,...

    What's Measure S? A breakdown of the ballot measure to restrict development


    The biggest issue facing Los Angeles voters on March 7 is Measure S, which would dramatically remake the city’s planning rules. The ballot measure seeks to rein in development and determine where new projects — condo towers, office buildings, and...

    The biggest issue facing Los Angeles voters on March 7 is Measure S, which would dramatically remake the city’s planning rules.

    The ballot measure seeks to rein in development and determine where new projects — condo towers, office buildings, and more — can be built. Land use is a complicated subject,...

    Protesters gather at City Hall for 'Not My President's Day' rally


    Several hundred protesters gathered in front of Los Angeles City Hall today to express their displeasure to President Trump as part of a “Not My Presidents Day” rally. Some people raised signs — including "Not My President" and “Love Trumps...

    Several hundred protesters gathered in front of Los Angeles City Hall today to express their displeasure to President Trump as part of a “Not My Presidents Day” rally. Some people raised signs — including "Not My President" and “Love Trumps Hate” — while others held up a large American flag.

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    Conservative group cancels speech by Milo Yiannopoulos after comments seemed to condone pedophilia


    Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat with organizers. The American...

    Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been disinvited to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference after his attempt to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men fell flat with organizers.

    The American Conservative Union founded and hosts the conference,...

    Tesla earnings preview: Analysts want details on Model 3 and Gigafactory


    Tesla bull or Tesla bear, it doesn’t matter.  When the company reports earnings Wednesday, hard-core investors and analysts of all persuasions are likely to shrug off the specific results. “The numbers mean nothing right now,” said Trip...

    Tesla bull or Tesla bear, it doesn’t matter.  When the company reports earnings Wednesday, hard-core investors and analysts of all persuasions are likely to shrug off the specific results. “The numbers mean nothing right now,” said Trip Chowdry, managing director at Global Equities Research and...