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The enduring appeal of Ralph Lauren’s prep aesthetic in L.A.

(neonhoney / Los Angeles Times; photos from Ralph Lauren; archival photograph of Ralph Lauren by Buffy Birrittella) “Preppy” is a loaded word. It carries all kinds of associations with class, wealth and exclusion. In fashion, a preppy look conjures up feelings of stuffiness and sartorial rigidity — think Matt Damon social climbing in “The Talented …

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College signings: List of Southland prep recruits’ decisions

Wednesday was the first day for members of the high school class of 2023 to sign an early national letter of intent for sports other than football. Schools across the Southland were having celebrations. As signings come in, this blog will be updated. For Alyssa Thompson, the No. 1 girls’ soccer player in the nation …

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Ukrainians prep for a possible Russian nuclear attack – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article KYIV — There’s a nuclear threat hanging over Ukraine. The atomic saber rattling by the Kremlin ranges from President Vladimir Putin’s threat to defend illegally annexed Ukrainian territory “by all means available,” to increasingly unhinged comments from former President Dmitry Medvedev and Moscow’s (false) hints that Ukraine is developing a …

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After last prep game, QB Nico Iamaleava heading to Tennessee

Nico Iamaleava slammed his helmet against the locker room door with a yell, the journey suddenly over 24 yards short in a playoff loss. Just half an hour later, it had sunk in for senior five-star quarterback Nico Iamaleava, still keeping a slightly dejected smile on his face and posing for pictures with stragglers that …

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Prep football notebook: Offense dominates Week 1 of playoffs

Who said defense wins championships? Week 1 of the high school football playoffs produced some memorable offensive performances. Aiden Ramos of La Puente Bishop Amat had 303 yards rushing and a school-record seven touchdowns in a 70-49 Southern Section Division 2 win over Murrieta Valley. The Nighthawks received 513 yards passing and four touchdowns from …

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Prep girls’ volleyball: City playoff results and updated pairings

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL CITY OPEN DIVISION Semifinals, Tuesday, 4 p.m. #5 Venice at #1 Granada Hills #3 Taft at #2 El Camino Real NOTES: Championship, Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Cal State Northridge. DIVISION I Semifinals, Tuesday, 4 p.m. #5 Eagle Rock at #1 Birmingham #3 San Pedro at #2 Los Angeles Marshall NOTES: Championship, Friday, 5 …

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Prep Rally: High school football playoff pairings are here

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Prep Rally. My name is Eric Sondheimer. The playoff pairings for football have been released. The playoffs start this week. Let the drama begin Los Alamitos quarterback Malachi Nelson rolls away from Santa Margarita defender. (Craig Weston) The Southern Section released its 14 football playoff divisions on Sunday …

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Prep girls’ volleyball: Southern Section playoff results Saturday

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL SOUTHERN SECTION DIVISION 1 POOL PLAY Wednesday POOL B Sierra Canyon d. Newport Harbor, 25-19, 25-9, 25-12 Marymount d. Huntington Beach, 25-21, 25-22, 25-17 Tuesday POOL B Sierra Canyon d. Huntington Beach, 25-18, 25-17, 25-14 Newport Harbor d. Marymount, 25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 16-25, 15-12 Saturday POOL A Mira Costa d. Mater Dei, 25-23, …

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