| Apr 14, 2012
| 4:40 PM
UCF coach George O'Leary has stressed throughout spring drills that this is quarterback Blake Bortles' team.
But he also said after the spring game Saturday that Jeff Godfrey may soon be back on the team.
These two statements would seem to be mutually...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 5:21 PM
John Hitt wasn't a very good football player.
He was a small-college defensive tackle at Austin College, a tiny Presbyterian liberal-arts school in his home state of Texas. His claim to fame was once causing a fumble that set up a winning field goal with...
| Oct 26, 2007
Stubborn fires continued to rage through wilderness areas of San Diego and Orange counties Thursday, and the toll rose with the grim discovery of six more bodies of people caught in the infernos. But the danger to homes and businesses subsided and many of...
| Aug 1, 2008
Just days after their son was killed by a Taliban rocket while serving in Afghanistan, Steve and Joy Retmier went to Downey Savings and Loan in Hemet to deposit two government bereavement checks to help pay for his funeral.
But once inside, they said,...
| Jul 8, 2008
After weeks of closed-door negotiations, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians signed a deal Monday aimed at improving the way they communicate and reducing tension on a reservation where three tribal members...
| May 14, 2008
A wild gun battle between Riverside County sheriff's deputies and a pair of suspects on the Soboba Indian Reservation left two people dead and tribal members frustrated and demanding answers Tuesday.
"There are better ways to solve these problems than by...
| Aug 24, 2008
As desert rats go, few are hardier than the Chiriaco clan.
They came to this lonesome hilltop when it was little more than sand, scrub and venomous reptiles. Brooding mountains stared down from above while a handful of residents huddled in remote towns...
| Oct 24, 2007
As the man running the battle against the biggest firestorm in California history, Bob Green struggles to keep his emotions in check as he makes decisions that will determine the fate of entire communities.
"I am a leader, and if I allow my emotions to...
| Nov 13, 2007
Peter Rosati walked into his kitchen Sunday afternoon and heard a series of sharp cracks outside -- then another, and another. On the third volley, a flock of ducks fluttered up noisily from the nearby country club pond.
Then there was silence.
| Dec 7, 2008
When the ceiling began to collapse at Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the impoverished desert town of Mecca, Father Eliseo Lucas sprang into action.
With 5,000 parishioners and no money for a new church, he had a huge plastic tent erected in the...
| Sep 5, 2008
With real estate values plummeting and foreclosed homes sitting empty, a family of bobcats apparently decided the time was right to pounce.
So last week, they slipped out of the parched foothills of Lake Elsinore and into a spacious, vacant home in well-...
| Jan 5, 2010
Eric Hamburg bought a house in this valley of wrinkled mountains and sugar-soft sand to escape life in Los Angeles and drink in the empty solitude only the desert can provide.
"I loved the peace and quiet. I loved the tremendous sky. I loved the heat...