The L.A. Unified School District and the teachers union reached a tentative contract settlement Friday night for a three-year deal that includes a 10% salary increase over two years. There also are terms affecting class sizes, the number of counselors at schools and the district’s teacher evaluation...
Mountain lion: An article in the April 14 California section about the discovery of the Griffith Park mountain lion P-22 under a Los Feliz house gave the wrong last name for a California Department of Fish and Wildlife patrol lieutenant. He is Marty Wall, not Williams.
WEG has launched the redesigned HPIbet.com on April 16/15, the upgraded version of Horse Player Interactive. This new interface was supposed to be launched last January, but for whatever reason it was put off until April. The only difference i can see with this new interface is the search...
If you’re familiar with me, you know I throw plaudits around like sewer covers. I think the term “great” is grossly overused in our game. But sometimes the spirit moves you, and I said what I said in that Twitter post because I meant it.
Yonkers Raceway Friday night hosted the fifth and final preliminary round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker of Open Pacing Mares. One lonesome, $40,000 division attracted six lasses, with odds-on Camille (George Brennan, $3) barely holding sway over Krispy Apple (Tim Tetrick) in 1:53.
Ten juveniles by 10 different sires tied for the fastest one-furlong breeze at :10 seconds during the fifth session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring 2-year-olds in training sale’s under-tack show.
Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones was at Keeneland the morning of April 17, and part of his mission was to check on Central Bank Ashland (gr. I) winner Lovely Maria and Fantasy (gr. III) winner Include Betty.
Cozmic One, the long-awaited first foal of Zenyatta, looked a lot like his mother through most of his debut April 17 at Santa Anita Park, trailing a group of five other 3-year-olds in last early on in a mile maiden event.
Cozmic One, the first foal out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, finished last of six in a one-mile maiden race for 3-year-olds in Friday’s second race at Santa Anita, never threatening upset winner Tried and True.
Home Run Kitten is back on Santa Anita’s hillside turf course for Sunday’s $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at about 6 1/2 furlongs. Trainer David Hofmans is hoping there will be ample speed among the eight runners to aid Home Run Kitten’s rally.
Ten years after the Pennsylvania Derby was going to host for the first time the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner in the form of local runner Smarty Jones, Parx Racing will finally get that honor on Saturday when California Chrome starts the 1 1/8-mile race.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome galloped over the Parx Racing track Thursday morning as he prepares to face seven other 3-year-olds in the $1 million, 1 1/8-mile Pennsylvania Derby on Saturday