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Educational redlining and the college admissions scandal

By Gloria Romero The FBI’s Operation Varsity Blues college admissions cheating and bribery scandal has shined a glaring light on the power of money and privilege in ensuring that families with means can enter America’s finest halls of knowledge — even through “side doors” most never knew existed. But the fraudulent actions exposed in OVB…

Motorcyclist dies in Costa Mesa collision

By Eric Licas A motorcyclist died after colliding with a car in Costa Mesa near Orange Coast College on Tuesday, March 19. Officers responded near the intersection of Fairview Road and Adams Avenue after a caller notified police of the crash at about 8:50 p.m., according to Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Patrick Wessel. He said…

Dodgers’ Walker Buehler looks strong in late spring debut

By Bill Plunkett GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers ace-in-waiting has done more waiting than pitching this spring. But right-hander Walker Buehler finally got in a game Tuesday night, throwing 46 pitches over 2-2/3 innings (many traveling a healthy 98 mph). He gave up three singles, struck out two and was charged with a run when…

Clippers cap feel-good night by holding off Pacers

By Mirjam Swanson Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) scores over Indiana Pacers’ Doug McDermott (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 19: Bojan Bogdanovic of the Indiana Pacers drives against Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Los…