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Betts, Bauer star for new fans as Dodgers crush Rockies 7-0

Apr. 14, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Mookie Betts has already won a World Series ring and finished second in NL MVP voting while wearing Dodger Blue, he had never been serenaded with long, loud, loving chants of “Mooooookie!” echoing through Chavez Ravine. Los Angeles' fans...

'Zoom in a Room'? California's schools lag in reopening push

Apr. 14, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Frustrated parents in San Francisco have coined a new phrase for their latest classroom reality: “Zoom in a Room." In Los Angeles, students can start going back to school in person, but more than half say they will stick with distance learning. ...

'Prime suspect' arrested in 1996 disappearance of student

Apr. 13, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The longtime suspect in the 25-year-old disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of murder, and his father was booked in jail as an accessory to the crime. Paul Flores, 44, who was the last person...

"Sour Grapes" wine fraud con man deported to Indonesia

Apr. 13, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A one-time California man who bilked wine collectors out of millions by selling cheaper booze he rebottled in his kitchen has been deported to his native Indonesia, U.S. immigration officials said Tuesday. Rudy Kurniawan, 44, was deported last week on...

Missing hiker found safe in mountains near Los Angeles

Apr. 13, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hiker missing near Southern California's Mount Waterman was found safe Tuesday, authorities said. Rene Compean was airlifted to safety after being located near the Chilao campgrounds, ABC 7 reported. Compean, of Palmdale, did...

A bitter custody battle and 3 young lives lost in California

Apr. 13, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Erik Denton was supposed to see his three young children last Sunday, the one day every other week that he was allowed to be with them. Three-year-old Joanna, her 2-year-old brother, Terry, and 6-month-old sister, Sierra, had been staying with their...

Newsom: J&J vaccine pause won't affect California reopening

Apr. 13, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's pause on using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as federal agencies examine a possible and rare side effect is unlikely to affect vaccination efforts in the nation's most populous state as it moves to start inoculating people 16 and older this week. ...

Column: Olympic boycott chatter shouldn't go any further

Apr. 13, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

It may have been a slip of the tongue, or perhaps a bit of miscommunication in a new administration. That’s little consolation to hundreds of potential Olympians around the country. Just to hear chatter in the nation’s capital about a possible boycott of the Winter...

LA Sparks to play 1st 11 home games at different venue

Apr. 13, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks will play their first 11 home games at the Los Angeles Convention Center during the upcoming WNBA season. After the Olympic break ends in August, the team will move back to its regular home at nearby Staples Center for the final...

Blair Godbout, veteran AP photo editor, dies at 66

Apr. 13, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blair Godbout, a veteran Associated Press photo editor whose calm demeanor, attention to detail and warm, outgoing personality made him friends with arguably everyone he met in a business in which the rush to be first is often tense and competitive, has died at age 66. ...