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California high school basketball championship ends in fury after tortillas thrown at opponents

A hard-fought Southern California high school basketball championship game Saturday escalated into a racist incident after the game as tortillas were thrown onto the court. Coronado High School defeated Orange Glen High School, 60-57, in overtime. Video posted on social media showed coaches from both high schools getting into an altercation when tortillas were thrown at players from Orange Glen, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
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Interview: Varsity Freshman Season Upside has 2024 California TE/LB Camden Jones on D-I Track

The story is as old as competitive sports itself, and that is when preparation meets opportunity destiny takes over making great things happen. From the sounds of it, Camden Jones was not aware how big of an impact he would have during his freshman season playing varsity ball with Maranatha High School. Once the 2020 season concluded this spring in California, the Pasadena area talent was a two-way starter lining up at tight end and linebacker. The 6-6, 207-pound, talent showed the raw skill and athleticism that has him on track to being a D-I player. The upside displayed has already drawn scouting eyes from Arizona State, UCLA, UNLV, Utah, Oregon State, and Washington.
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How a California middle school’s history project led to name change

The name Juan Crespi never meant much to eighth grader Anaya Zanad and her classmates, other than it was the name of their middle school in El Sobrante. But after the students researched the Franciscan missionary — and his role in expeditions that paved the way for the brutally oppressive California mission system in the 1700s — they felt the name had to go.
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All kids in CA deserve two school meals a day

Last month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom submitted his revised 2021-22 budget, a proposal that embraces the concept of free, nutritional meals for all students. Now, many eyes are fixed on him as he is poised to cement the state’s legacy as the first in the nation to standardize the provision of free school meals.
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Pushing California schools to help at-risk kids

Jerry Brown counts the awkwardly named Local Control Funding Formula as a signal achievement of his second governorship. Enacted in 2013, LCFF overhauled California’s system of financing public education with the avowed goal of closing an academic “achievement gap” separating poor and English-learner students from their more privileged classmates. It provided additional state money to school districts with large numbers of at-risk students on the expectation that it would be spent to close the gap.
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Tortillas thrown at team from Latino California school

CORONADO, Calif. -- A San Diego-area school district has apologized for an incident in which tortillas were hurled at a basketball team from a mostly Latino high school after a championship game. The tortillas were thrown at players from Orange Glen High after they lost a hard-fought game to a...
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High school football rankings: California power Mater Dei tops Preseason MaxPreps Top 25

Coming off an impressive albeit abbreviated spring season with a freshman under center, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) was voted as the No. 1 team in the Preseason MaxPreps Top 25 high school football rankings ahead of the 2021 season. The Monarchs have won 24 of their last 25 games dating back to 2018 and have finished No. 1 or No. 2 in each of the past three seasons excluding the pandemic-delayed 2020 campaign.
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State Lawmakers Say It’s Time To Pay College Athletes; Seek To Move Up California’s Fair Pay to Play Act To Sept. 1

SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of compensating college athletes, two key California lawmakers say they want to launch the state’s groundbreaking ‘Fair Pay to Play Act’ in time for the 2021 college football season. The state law that allows athletes at colleges and universities in California to earn money from the use of their name, image and likeness currently does not go into effect until Jan. 1, 2023. ALSO READ: U.S. Supreme Court Sides With College Athletes In Key Compensation Case State Senators Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, and Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, say they...
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California needs a 3/13 Commission

If America needs a 1/6 Commission, then California must have a 3/13 Commission. When an irreplaceable foundation of our free society is threatened—as our national democracy was during the January 6 insurrection—an independent body must investigate so that there’s accountability for those responsible, and the attack doesn’t happen again. For these same reasons, the ongoing California cataclysm that began on March 13, 2020 needs its own commission.