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PGA TOUR<p>CAREERBUILDER CHALLENGE<p>Site: La Quinta, Calif.<p>Courses: Stadium Course at PGA West (Yardage: 7,113. Par: 72), Nicklaus Tournament Course at …

Golf

Writer Herman Wouk's Palm Springs compound has plenty of character

A Palm Springs compound owned by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk has come on the market at $2.495 million.<p>The stone-walled house, built in the 1940s, was once a retreat of actors Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood. One could say a lot of character has developed here during the decades. …

Real Estate

Interesting timing: A former nuclear ballistic missile operator is playing in PGA Tour's CareerBuilder Challenge this week

Ballistic missiles were featured prominently in the news over the weekend, the result of a false emergency alert sent out to those in Hawaii, including PGA Tour players there for the Sony Open in Hawaii.<p>So it seems a reasonable time to note that Tom Whitney, who knows more than most about ballistic …

Golf

Hudson Swafford defends CareerBuilder Challenge

The PGA Tour hits mainland USA this week after a fortnight in Hawaii. Hudson Swafford is defending champion in the CareerBuilder Challenge at La …

Golf

Orange County boys basketball scoring leaders: Jan. 15 update

The Orange County boys basketball scoring leaders through Jan. 14.Leaderboards are based on stats available each Monday morning.<b>No.</b><b>Name</b><b>GP</b><b>Pts</b><b>PPG</b><b>1</b>Alex …

California

A Conservative Father Recognizes His Gay Son’s Porn Star Boyfriend in Hilarious ‘SNL’ Skit

“And you’re gonna need your laptop, sure.”

Homosexuality

Orange County boys basketball standings: Jan. 15 update

Updated standings for the Orange County boys basketball leagues.<p>The standings will be updated each Monday during the season based on published …

California

Roger Federer reveals his schedule for 2018, makes notable omissions from calendar

The Swiss ace had an extremely successful 2017 campaign following the same schedule, going on to win seven titles, including the Australian Open and …

Tennis

Pasadena Author Greg Critser Dies At 63

Greg Crister had written books exploring the link between large American companies and obesity.<p>PASADENA, CA -- Greg Critser, a Pasadena-based author …

Diabetes

'On Borrowed Time': Film Review | Palm Springs 2018

This world premiere film from the United Arab Emirates features a quartet of grumpy old men looking for liberation from their retirement home.<p>One of …

Middle East

What's in the Bag: Sony Open winner Patton Kizzire

Patton Kizzire earned his second PGA Tour victory by winning a six-hole playoff at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Take a look inside his bag.<p><b>Driver:</b> …

Golf

Indian Wells: The 'Monday Is Okay' Mix

Born and raised amidst the outback of the Italian Alps there was little structure to the musical education of Indian Wells. Much of his own taste …

CareerBuilder Challenge Power Rankings: Top ten at PGA West

CareerBuilder Challenge Power Rankings – PGA West (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)<p>The PGA Tour hits the continental United States for the first …

Golf

Fantasy golf power rankings: 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge

How low can you go?<p>That’s the question yet again on the PGA Tour this week as players head back to the U.S. mainland for the CareerBuilder Challenge …

Golf

The Forecaddie: Lee Janzen returns to PGA Tour for one week and one week only

At 53 years old, Lee Janzen doesn’t hit the ball as far as he used to. It’s not for a lack of trying, though.“I think I’m in about as good of shape …

Golf

Weekend Sports In Brief

NFL<p>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Case Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game's final play, and Stefon Diggs slithered away for …

Entertainment

Golf Channel cameramen walk out on coverage amid Sony Open

HONOLULU (AP) — Union workers for video and audio production at Golf Channel events walked out Sunday over stalled contract negotiations, leading to limited coverage of the final round at the Sony Open and two other events in the Bahamas and Florida.<p>Golf Channel said it has been negotiating an …

Golf

Why Palm Springs is the perfect Californian winter getaway

By<p>If, like me, you feel you have a lot in common with cold-blooded reptiles when it comes to the long British winter, then you will no doubt already …

Palm Springs

Patton Kizzire Outlasts James Hahn After 6 Playoff Holes to Win 2018 Sony Open

Patton Kizzire has his second PGA Tour win of the season after beating James Hahn in the sixth hole of a sudden-death playoff at the 2018 Sony …

Golf

Ready to Snack on Cannabis-InfusedEdibles? Try These.

Rick Marino reveals the best-tasting cannabis-infused edibles available at dispensaries in the coachella valley.<p>While searching for the coolest …

Cannabis

Here Comes Inflation

<b>Friday</b>It’s almost two weeks into the New Year and it already shows signs of being just as crazy as the old year was. To begin with, my life has been …

Conservative View

What's up for the weekend of Jan. 19-21: It's the Wild West or the British invasion

From desert to ocean to the Wild West to the British Invasion, next weekend is a chance to play, sing, learn and maybe even do a little something to help others.<p>Santa Monica<p>Audience members help Annie Oakley and friends to victory over the awful Marvin Q. Moneypots in “Annie Oakley and the Princess …

Los Angeles

The Coolest Things Opening in America in 2018

If you like to travel, you’re probably getting used to the new normal of cheap flights to Europe. We get it. Discount airlines are shrinking the …

Frederick Douglass

Trump is making it difficult for Americans to respect their president

<b>To the editor:</b> As an African American male who loves this great country of ours and has tremendous respect for authority, I am appalled by the comments of President Trump. (“Trump is a liar, but his ‘shithole’ remark shows he’s often scariest when he says what he truly believes,” editorial, Jan. 11)<p>…

Immigration

What Jeff Sessions doesn’t understand about medical marijuana

On Jan. 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, a 2013 document that limits federal enforcement of marijuana laws.<p>This opens the …

Cannabis

Suzanne Somers’ Palm Springs compound, once listed for $35 million, to be auctioned

Finding no takers for her Palm Springs oasis, which has been on and off the market since 2008, <b>Suzanne Somers</b> is trying othiser means to squeeze interest into the 73-plus-acre property.<p>The actress — and face of the Thigh Master exercise machine — and her husband, producer <b>Alan Hamel</b>, are putting …

Real Estate

Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, Brandt Snedeker making 2018 debuts at CareerBuilder Challenge

HONOLULU – The PGA Tour heads back to the mainland next week for the CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, Calif., with a solid field.<p>Phil Mickelson, …

Golf

Left vs. Right: State pols set to battle over voter rights, guns and unions

New year, new fights.<p>As state legislatures across the country prepare to go into session, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are primed to tackle — and clash over — specific solutions to new problems and old troubles that haven’t been dealt with.<p>Progressive legislators are focused on legalizing …

Cannabis

Inland Empire residents at higher risk of having DACA revoked by Feds, lawsuit says

Jose Eduardo Gil Robles of Minnesota was arrested for driving without a license in September.<p>He came to the United States from Mexico without …

Immigration

When Spiro Agnew made the transition from Maryland governor to U.S. vice president

For neither the first time nor the last, Marylanders saw their governor resign from office in January 1969. But the circumstances were both …

Government