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ABA in LA (Again)
For the third time, the Stars will shine in Los Angeles. The four-year old version of the new ABA announced the third incarnation of the Los Angeles Stars will begin play this November at either UCLA, Loyola Marymount, or Cal State LA. Carl Harris, a music industry executive, is in charge of the franchise and hopes to create rap/hip-hop/R&B entertainment environment around the team's games. The Stars have already written an open letter to Jack Nicholson, offering him front-row season tickets. With the Lakers being completely dismantled, the Stars might not be a bad option for Jack.
Still LAist is skeptical of the Stars staying power. The ABA has announced an ambitious 26-team expansion this season, with franchises from Boston to Bakersfield to Hermosillo, Mexico. LAist also wonders if Southern California might get dizzy with its ABA options, as the Stars will need to compete with the Long Beach Jam, which won last year's title with none other than Dennis Rodman.
In addition to the existing Fresno Heatwave, Tijuana Diablos (yes, they have a team in Tijuana), and the expansion team in Bakersfield, the league is also expanding to the Inland Empire where a team will play in Ontario. You can even vote for the team's name in a contest! LAist votes for the Inland Insanity.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.