QB Cardale Jones a ‘good fit’ for Chargers

August 4 0

COSTA MESA, CA-The Los Angeles Chargers have four quarterbacks on their training camp roster. Starter Philip Rivers isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. So that leaves the other three signal-callers to fight, rather air it out […]

Chargers grind through training camp excitment

August 1 0

COSTA MESA, CA-Southern California fans still love their Chargers. The team’s move from San Diego has left some fans disgruntled, but the Chargers still have plenty of support. Just in case anyone have been wondering, […]

Chargers, NFL Play 60 team up for fun

July 25 0

INGLEWOOD, CA-There’s a lot more to the NFL Play 60 Character Camp than just a fun day at the park. Hall of Fame offensive tackle Anthony Munoz believes these daylong football and fitness camps help […]

Hard Count


Rams and Chargers fight it out for LA supremacy

August 10 0

IRVINE, CA-The Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers proved in their inter-squad scrimmage that the fight for LA is real with several fights breaking out during the second practice between the two teams […]


McVay hopes Rams wide receivers catch on

August 7 0

IRVINE, CA-Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay was fortunate to have game-breaking wide receiver DeSean Jackson under his tutoring wing when he was offensive coordinator with the Washington Reskins last year. McVay, who served as the offensive coordinator […]


Chargers rookies get baptism by fire at mini-camp

May 13 0

SAN DIEGO-The overcast afternoon at Chargers Park wasn’t enough to dim the enthusiasm coming from Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn about what he saw on the first official day of the  team’s rookie min-camp. Lynn, […]


Tom Brady’s Super Bowl playground

February 6 0

Now who is the Bad Man? Matt Ryan just proved that he will never be that guy. Tom Brady reminded all of his that he is that guy. For Brady, the New England Patriots’ 34-28 […]

The Fastbreak


NBA stars go smashing at the Drew League

July 25 0

LOS ANGELES, CA-Basketball should be taking a backseat right now with football jump-starting. That’s not the case at the Drew League. Things are just heating up. The regular season has ended. The playoffs have begun. […]


Lakers now following the ‘Ball’ for success

June 28 0

El Segundo, CA-A remake of the front office. Excitement of over a first-round draft pick. A good kind of buzz has returned to Lakerland. That’s the way that Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations for […]


Lakers reboot is becoming a reality

May 22 0

When it comes to the NBA hierarchy, the Los Angeles Lakers have been used to sitting on that perch right along with the Boston Celtics. The Lakers and Celtics are both looking to reclaim the […]


Clippers cruise to star-less Cavs win

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LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Clippers were gift-wrapped a 108-78 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Shortly before the start of the game, the Cavaliers announced their star players would not be playing in […]


Blake Griffin’s legacy now tied to Clippers

July 1 0

The Clippers knew they couldn’t afford to let Blake Griffin walk. Not with CP3 making trails to Houston. That would have been a disastrous kick in the gut for the franchise. Just a couple of hours before midnight […]

Chris Paul and Lob City kiss LA good-bye

June 29 0

The Lob City era has officially ended in Los Angeles, with the Clippers sending All-Star Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets in a blockbuster deal. Paul will team with MVP runner-up James Harden, giving Houston […]

Clippers re-branding now includes Jerry West

June 21 0

LOS ANGELES-The Golden State Warriors’ loss is the Los Angeles Clippers’ gain. Thanks to  the basketball savviness of Jerry West, the Warriors made it to the NBA Finals the last three seasons. West is now […]

In the Spotlight

Unconventional fits Sy Smith’s music and style

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LOS ANGELES-Sy Smith doesn’t want her creative juices to ever get stale. That’s probably the chief reason why her  musical sound defies conventionality. Smith’s music is anchored in futuristic soul. She can do the neo-soul thing. [...]


  • SACRAMENTO, CA-Ameer Webb doesn’t want to be known as an average sprinter. He wants to be the best in the world. On Day 4 of the 2017 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships, Webb took [...]
  • LONG BEACH-, CA-Team Penseke driver Helio Castroneves (3) lead the pack in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying race on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the 43rd Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Castroneves [...]
  • After Bradley Klahn disposed of former champion and sixth seed Marcos Giron 6-3, 6-2 in the first semifinal at the $25,000 USTA Men’s Pro Tennis Championships of Calabasas, it was first seed Mackenzie McDonald’s chance [...]


  • LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Dodgers were the first team in Major League Baseball history to integrate. So it is fitting that the ballclub that brought us Jackie Robinson, would salute other African Americans considered to [...]
  • “If there’s a guy with the game on the line, I still trust him,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts chimed-in about Logan Forsythe’s walk-off hit. “It takes a lot of mental strength to strike out four times, [...]
  • LOS ANGELES-Dodgers pitching ace and three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw took the mound on his seventh consecutive Opening Day start and allowed two runs on just two hits in seven innings while striking [...]

Photo of the Day

Justin Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers get ready to crack on a pitch against the Minnesota Twins in a game played at Dodger Stadium on July 25, 2017. Photo by Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline



The Verdi Chorus: 34 years of good music

April 29 0

The Verdi Chorus continues their 34th season with their spring concerts entitled “All’s Fair in Love and War” at the acoustically-sound First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on April 29 and 30. Their Founding […]


Pat Metheny wows with UCLA performance

September 22 0

LOS ANGELES-Jazz guitar virtuoso and living legend, Pat Metheny, was the chosen one to kick-off the 2016-17 season for the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA’s acoustically-sound Royce Hall on Thursday. He was […]

Video Vapors



“Divines” a film debut worth the buzz

November 28 0

HOLLYWOOD-The choices we make can either help us or derail us. The AFI Fest 2016 showcase of films, animation and movie shorts had plenty of good theatrical releases for people to view during its annual […]


Bradford Young unveils a new ‘Arrival’

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LOS ANGELES-There is a lot of buzz going around with the new hit film “Arrival,” starring Amy Adams and Forest Whitaker. The sci-fi thriller, a Paramount Pictures film, has grossed over $45 million so far. […]


Amy Adams stirs aliens revival in ‘Arrival’

November 11 0

“Arrival” is an exceptional science fiction film that doesn’t rely on the played out destruction and chaos that alien movies typically fall victim to. Director Denis Villenueve did a wonderful job adapting Ted Chiang’s 1998 […]

Fantastic Flicks

Omarosa Manigault, White House director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, attends the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awarrds. Photo by Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline TV



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The Yard


Multi-million grant showcases FAMU’s tech excellence

Professors at Florida A&M University (FAMU) and the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have garnered a prestigious Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) grant from the National Science Foundation. Funds will support the Center for Complex Materials Design for Multidimensional Additive Processing (also known [...]

Soul Stroll

LA confronts riots effects then and now

May 3 0

LOS ANGELES-As much as things change, some things remain the same. When you drive through South Los Angeles these days, some 25 years after the monstrous race-tinged eruption that shook the city and the nation to […]

Maxine Waters rocks L A Press Club forum

April 19 0

LOS ANGELES-Don’t mess with auntie. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) mean a lot of things to a lot of people. For her constituents in the 43rd District, which encompasses a large swath of South Los Angeles, […]

The Trump-California collision course

April 12 0

It’s on. California. Trump. State’s rights versus federal authority. This brewing legal battle between the Golden State against the potential overreach of the federal government is soon coming to a town near you. The locked […]

College Station


Sweet Sixteen is UCLA’s calling card

March 21 0

LOS ANGELES-Well, that was easy. Now comes the hard part for the UCLA women’s basketball team: UConn. The Bruins turned the first and second round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament into a walkthrough clinic of defense, […]


Bruins’ NCAA win is Canada’s takeover

March 19 0

LOS ANGELES-Size. Speed. Strength. Strategy. Those kind of things kind of matter in the college basketball postseason. The UCLA have plenty of those attributes and it was too much for Boise State to handle. The first round […]


UC Davis dances on UC Irvine’s missteps

March 13 0

ANAHEIM, CA-Not too many people gave UC Davis men’s basketball team an ounce of a chance to bring down UC Irvine in the Big West Tournament. When you looked up at the crowd attending the […]


Time for 49ers to go dancing

March 13 0

ANAHEIM, CA-Long Beach State women’s basketball coach Jody Wynn was besides herself after seeing her team pull off a 56-55 nail-biting win against UC Santa Barbara in the Big West Tournament final to advance to […]


Heat turned up in Big West tourney

March 10 0

ANAHEIM, CA-The action was fast. The tempo was somewhat furious as the first action of Big West Tournament men’s basketball saw the top four seeds stave off the competition for the right to battle for […]


Candace Parker answers title bell

October 21 0
For the Los Angeles Sparks, the road to the WNBA championship would begin and end with Candace Parker. It started with Parker making the full-time commitment to attend training camp and seeing this season all the [...]

Lynx get one ‘Moore’ game

October 17 0
LOS ANGELES-The Los Angeles Sparks played Game 4 of the WNBA Finals as if something was owed to them. As a result, the Sparks were handed the keys to a 85-79 defeat at Staples Center. [...]



The Olympians


Hitting the road aboard the Megabus

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LOS ANGELES- It’s that time of year again. Barbeque, picnics, plenty of sunshine, a couple of months of vacation days and an over abundance of  planned family reunions. Traveling to those family jaunts can be [...]