Commitment defines Fontan’s trek to USC

On the night of April 9, 2007, thousands of fans crammed into the aging bleachers of the Fellowship House gymnasium for what was billed to be the greatest one-act play in the history of the Albert C. Donofrio Basketball Classic. The tournament, which aims to showcase the brightest hardwood talents in the Philadelphia-South New Jersey […]

Endorsement: Jerry Brown for CA governor

One of the most common motifs in California’s 2010 gubernatorial race is that the state is at a critical juncture. Unemployment, healthcare costs, taxes, crime rates and pollution are rising. Pensions, water supply, government services and job opportunities are not. It’s imperative that we keep these issues in mind as we select the next California […]

Los Angeles’ bicycle scene hits adolescence

Braving potholes, uninformed drivers and all-around inhospitable city streets, Los Angeles cyclists are forced to fend for themselves. And that is exactly what they’ve done. In the last few years, Los Angeles’ urban cycling community has put its DIY ethics in action, propelling the scene forward by creating specialized group rides, opening bike shops and […]