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Varsity Times Insider: The latest sports news from Southern California's high school teams.

Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our prep sports coverage and analysis here.<p>Football<p>QB Joshua Robledo, running back Joseph Taylor lead Hawthorne to 4-0 …

California

California lawmakers approve $4 billion ballot measure for parks and water projects

When it comes to environmental issues, a new law to continue California’s landmark climate change regulations until 2030 and an unsuccessful attempt …

California

Protein drink maker gets $8 million to expand, moves HQ from New Orleans to California | NOLA.com

The startup behind the healthy protein drink Iconic has landed $8 million to fund its expansion, though it will now do so as a West Coast company. …

New Orleans

CA passed a new housing package. How much will it help?

<i>The California Legislature just passed a package of housing bills. Will it keep housing affordable?<br>; Credit: Tim McGarry via Flickr</i>Josie Huang with …

Housing

Old DWP water tunnel to help with Sierra water glut

<i>A portion of the Maclay Highline collapsed leading to the current rennovations in Sylmar, California on July 19, 2017.; Credit: Daryl …

California

CA lawmakers have passed the 'sanctuary state' bill. Here's what it means

<i>Maya Casillas,7 (R), joins migrant rights groups during a vigil to protest against US President Donald Trump's new crackdown on "sanctuary cities",</i> …

Immigration

​Culver City man sentenced for trying to sell satellite secrets to Russia

<i>Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) attends a State Council meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on December 27, 2016.; Credit: NATALIA</i> …

California

The workplace bills that passed the CA legislature — and a song about them

California's legislative session ended Friday with a slew of workplace-related bills passing through the Assembly and Senate. They now sit on Gov. …

California

Beans add healthy fiber and protein to gluten-free pastas

<i>Not just for hummus — here chickpeas serve as the base for a delicious pasta.; Credit: Courtesy of Banza</i>Jill Neimark | NPRNot long ago those of us …

Nutrition

US immigrants sue over Trump's end of deportation protection

Six immigrants brought to the United States as children who became teachers, graduate students and a lawyer sued the Trump administration on Monday …

Immigration

This gift voucher might just get you a kidney

Seven-year-old Quinn Gerlach got a gift certificate from his grandpa a few years back — not for a toy, a book or a game. It was for a kidney.<p>Gerlach …

Medicine

The real 'Spicey' crashes the Emmys, as stars mock Trump

<i>Stephen Colbert and Sean Spicer at the Emmys; Credit: Dan Steinberg/Invision for the Television Academy</i>Brian Naylor | NPR<br>Television is intractable in …

Donald Trump

Cassini's final image

Cassini sent its final signal early Friday morning before making a fiery plunge into Saturn's atmosphere — lasting 20 seconds longer than anticipated …

Astronomy

Governments turn the tables by suing public records requesters

<i>; Credit: Photo by redjar via Flickr Creative Commons</i>Ryan J. Foley | APAn Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay …

University of Kentucky

Midwestern Up-And-Comer ‘Cal’ Takes SoCal By Storm

Red Bull Gods & Gatekeepers ran a tournament in uncharted territory, featuring eight teams with four top players each in a crew battle bracket–much …

College Sports

What's in a (Hispanic-sounding) last name?

<i>Change your name, change your life?; Credit: amathers/iStock</i>Leah Donnella | NPRKatie is thinking about getting married but her boyfriend doesn't want …

California

An official 'non-binary' gender designation may be on the way

There were hundreds of bills that made its way to Governor Jerry Brown's desk over the weekend, among them, "The Gender Recognition Act."<p>If he signs …

California

Equifax execs depart after huge data breach

<i>; Credit: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images</i>Ken Sweet | APEquifax announced late Friday that its chief information officer and chief security officer …

Equifax

Rose Bowl looks to sell the naming rights to its field, but it won’t be a corporate name

For the first time in its history, the field at the Rose Bowl could have a name.<p>The Rose Bowl Operating Company is reportedly looking for approval …

Rose Bowl

Republicans are happy Trump ended DACA. They're less sure about deporting DREAMers

<i>Amid his travels to hurricane-battered Florida, President Trump was repeatedly asked to explain what steps he hopes to take on the DACA program.;</i> …

Immigration

LA Metro wants to hear from companies on its latest idea to fill gaps in transit network

<i>LA Metro hopes to launch an on-demand van service to fill gaps in its transit system. The Helsinki transit agency ran a popular program, pictured</i> …

Uber

LA County considers $4 million settlement for paralyzed juvenile inmate

<i>The Los Angeles County Probation Department's administrative offices are located in Downey.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC</i>Rina PaltaA $3.9 million …

Crime

Water project's cost falls to more Californians

Water districts and households across California could be compelled to help pay for Gov. Jerry Brown's plans to build two giant tunnels to ferry …

Water

Emmy Awards 2017: Politics, diversity and a list of winners

<i>Donald Glover accepts the award for outstanding directing for a comedy series for the "Atlanta" episode "B.A.N." at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on</i> …

TV

St. Louis protesters tell police: 'Stop killing us'

<i>Demonstrators confront police while protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley on September 16, 2017 in St. Louis,</i> …

Policing

Massive book drive nets more than 10,000 tomes

<i>A man cleans his book display at his bookshop in Erbil, Iraq.; Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images</i>KPCC StaffThis weekend, volunteers will sort, count and …

California

California votes to move its presidential primary to March, shaking up the political landscape

<i>Stickers that say "I Voted" in English, Spanish and Chinese are seen at a polling place February 5, 2008 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: David</i> …

Elections

Roald Dahl's widow says Charlie from 'The Chocolate Factory' was originally black

<i>Gene Wilder and Peter Ostrum star in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's novel, Charlie & the Chocolate</i> …

Books

The Chuck and Nancy show: How Schumer and Pelosi are making deals with Trump

<i>Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at a news conference on September 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.;</i> …

Hillary Clinton

CHP officers shoot man on 5 freeway

Details are still unclear about an incident that occurred early Sunday morning on the 5 freeway, when California Highway Patrol shot and killed a man …

Policing