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Big City

UCLA’s dominating 35-14 Pacific 12 Conference victory over USC in front of 86,037 fans last Saturday night was the second in a row, the first at the Coliseum since 1997, and may have marked a change in how the football program in Westwood is perceived. “This is our city right now. This white shirt looks […]

Indians Primed

Burroughs High boys’ basketball Head Coach Adam Hochberg doesn’t want to make bold predictions, but does feel his team will have a productive season after one in which the Indians went 15-12 and made it to the CIF Southern Section Division 1-A playoffs. The Indians, who lost to Cypress by 10 points in the opening […]

Big Clash

Big Clash

When UCLA and USC meet at the Coliseum this Saturday at 5 p.m., the Pacific 12 Conference South Division title will not be on the line, but the battle between the cross-town rivals will still be fierce. The Bruins enter having lost to Arizona State by five points at the Rose Bowl, while the Trojans […]

Patriots fans who left the game at halftime at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on Sunday night probably had a few regrets when they got home

New England overcame a 24-point deficit at the break and won 34-31 over Denver on a 31-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski in overtime. In another installment of Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning, it was Brady who got the best of it, leading his troops back with three touchdown passes and 34 points in the […]


UCLA’s bid to play in the Pacific 12 Conference title game against Stanford was derailed by Arizona State in the Rose Bowl last Saturday before 70,131 fans as the Bruins fell behind by 22 points at the half, erupted for 20 points in the second half, and were upended, 38-33. The Sun Devils captured the […]

Dogs Primed

Hoping to surpass last season, the Burbank High boys’ basketball team has an eye on winning at least two games in the CIF Southern Section playoffs. The Bulldogs were 16-12 and 7-7 in the Pacific League for fourth place, but finished with a flourish and brushed aside Loara by 12 points in the opening round […]

Ford’s Focus is Still an Excellent Compact

Ford’s Focus is Still an Excellent Compact

Since Labor Day, I’ve been treated to some really fun, upscale cars. The new Corvette, the new Jaguar F-Type, a Bentley Mulsanne, and a couple of new Cadillacs. But I also got a chance to experience an affordable high-volume model from Ford, their Focus compact. It seems I had never really driven the standard Focus […]

The concern for the Denver Broncos going into Sunday’s game against Kansas City was that their quarterback would get pounded by the league’s leader in sacks

But Peyton Manning, recovering from a high-ankle sprain, was able to get his passes off quickly to open receivers, and behind a line that protected him throughout the game in a 27-17 win at Denver. The Broncos (9-1) are the first team to beat the Chiefs (9-1) this season. Kansas City’s defense led the NFL […]


There are no more undefeated teams in the NFL after Denver eased past Kansas City last Sunday night at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos came out and controlled the pace in this hard-hitting affair and held on for a 27-17 win behind Peyton Manning, who played on a sore ankle which he […]

Dogs Explode

It took one series for Burbank High to place its vise-like grip on last Friday’s CIF Southern Section Southeast Division opening-round playoff game versus Mayfair. What happened was the Bulldogs’ hurry-up offense forced their will on the Monsoons and walked away with a 49-14 triumph at Memorial Field as junior quarterback Ryan Meredith and senior […]