Mia Turel was in first grade when she asked her father to teach her how to chart the probability of losing her baby teeth over time. By second grade, she was reading high school-level books on Martin Luther King Jr. Then she became fascinated by TED Talks on global warming and marine biology. So when her sixth-grade teacher assigned the class to color a map of Mesopotamia, Mia wasn't exactly thrilled. “I’m sorry, I’m not interested in coloring a map,” she told her mother. “Coloring is pointless.” With that, Mia left Crescent Elementary in Anaheim. She studied at home for the rest of the year — and then, at age 12, jumped six grade levels to enter Cal State Los Angeles as a freshman last fall. While the admissions scandal has transfixed the nation’s attention on elite universities such as UCLA and USC, the school of choice for many whiz kids like Mia is Cal State L.A. For nearly four decades, the campus has provided a haven where children … [Read more...] about A sixth-grader was sick of coloring. So she skipped six grades to attend Cal State L.A.
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By Staff report | PUBLISHED: December 20, 2018 at 2:43 pm | UPDATED: December 28, 2018 at 9:43 am The 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade will feature a wonderful lineup of floats, marching bands, equestrian units and other entries, coming to Pasadena from around the world. This year’s procession will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, with “The Melody of Life” as the theme. Here’s the complete lineup, in order of appearance. Note that the entries and lineup order are subject to change, even as late as the morning of the parade. (Photos and artist’s renderings courtesy Tournament of Roses.) PRE-PARADE VEHICLES & UNITS Sound Car Pace Car Rose Parade Opening Show Rose Parade Opening Unit presented by Honda Rose Rose Parade Opening Pod x 4 Kaiser Catamount Pride Band & Color Guard, FontanaHonda CRV (2 vehicles) U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit Flyover OFFICIAL ENTRIES 1 ■ American Honda Motor Co. Celebration of Dreams (Phoenix Decorating Company) Music … [Read more...] about 2019 Rose Parade lineup: Your guide to every float, every band, in order
By Curtis Pashelka | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 1, 2018 at 11:45 pm | UPDATED: December 2, 2018 at 7:34 am Central Coast Section Open Division I championship No. 2 Menlo-Atherton 33, No. 1 Wilcox 28 Open Division II championship No. 2 Valley Christian 31, No. 1 St. Francis 30, 2 OT Open Division III championship No. 5 Aptos 35, No. 2 Sacred Heart Prep 34 Division IV championship No. 2 Burlingame 38, No. 5 Carlmont 0Division V championship No. 3 The King’s Academy 41, No. 1 Carmel 14 North Coast Section Open Division championship No. 1 De La Salle 42, No. 2 Liberty 7 Division I semifinals No. 3 Freedom 35, No. 2 California 34 No. 4 San Ramon Valley 14, No. 8 Vintage 3 Championship No. 3 Freedom (9-3) vs. No. 4 San Ramon Valley (8-4), Dec. 8, at Heritage HS, 7 p.m. Division II semifinals No. 5 Marin Catholic 7, No. 1 Rancho Cotate 2 No. 2 Bishop O’Dowd 35, No. 3 Campolindo 14 Championship (game is expected to be played) No. 2 … [Read more...] about High school football playoffs: This weekend’s CCS, NCS scores; next week’s NCS schedule
By Richard Guzman | [email protected] | Press TelegramPUBLISHED: November 4, 2018 at 10:23 am | UPDATED: November 5, 2018 at 2:04 pm Morrissey showed up. He actually showed up. And he was on time, too. Taking the main stage promptly at 10 p.m. the Saturday night headliner for the Tropicalia Music and Taco Festival, turned his hour-long set into a hit parade, starting with “William, It Was Really Nothing,” as a packed crowd sang along to the 1984 The Smiths tune. Morrissey headlines the first day of the Tropicalia Music and Taco Festival at the Queen Mary in Long Beach on November 3, 2018. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) Morrissey performs on the Chalino stage during the first day of the Tropicalia Music and Taco Festival at the Queen Mary in Long Beach on November 3, 2018. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer) Morrissey performs on day one of the two day music and taco festival Tropicalia at the Queen Mary in Long Beach on November … [Read more...] about Morrissey closed night one of the Tropicalia Music and Taco Festival with a hit parade
By Darren Sabedra | [email protected], Vytas Mazeika | [email protected], Curtis Pashelka | [email protected], Phil Jensen | [email protected] and Mike Lefkow | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: October 26, 2018 at 11:10 pm | UPDATED: October 27, 2018 at 6:25 am Thursday Non-league California School for the Deaf 52, Harbor 13 Friday BVAL Mt. Hamilton Oak Grove 35, Lincoln 34 Live Oak 35, Santa Teresa 7 Leland 42, Piedmont Hills 35 Pioneer 27, Westmont 7BVAL Santa Teresa Independence 60, Gunderson 17 Overfelt 42, Leigh 21 Branham 24, Silver Creek 13 Willow Glen 14, Del Mar 7 BVAL West Valley Evergreen Valley 12, Hil 3 Mt. Pleasant 41, James Lick 8 Yerba Buena 43, San Jose 12 SCVAL De Anza Fremont 24, Homestead 19 Palo Alto 35, Los Gatos 10 Milpitas 40, Cupertino 7 SCVAL El Camino Saratoga 54, Los Altos 27 Gunn 70, Lynbrook 13 Santa Clara 42, Monta Vista 27 Pacific Coast Gabilan Alvarez at Christopher, late Seaside 22, Gilroy 16 Palma 40, … [Read more...] about High school football: Friday’s scores, Saturday’s schedule