Rack ‘em up, the Enabler is here

Shooting pool in a bar is unlike playing anywhere else. Here's a toast to its charming unpredictability.

The Enabler slips three tarnished quarters into a coin slot. Pool balls rattle down a chute, and she rounds them up in a triangle. Finished racking, she faces her foe. He's Australian. How good can he be at American bar pool?

Jordan Mathews leads Santa Monica past Palisades

He scores 41 points to help the Vikings defeat the Dolphins, 76-63, in overtime of a Division I state playoff game.

Surfers, skateboarders and beachgoers rejoiced Saturday night. They got to avoid the usual traffic jams to pack the Santa Monica High gym for a Division I state basketball playoff game between two Westside schools less than five miles apart.

Burbank bans vehicles used mainly for advertising

The rule targets 'signs that are bolted to a van, leaned against a van, trailers that are unhitched and left in the public right of way,' a city official says.

The brightly colored vans advertising "Topless Maids $99" caused a stir in Burbank last year when they were seen parked on city streets for days on end, prompting officials to publicly denounce them as eyesores and visual blight.

After 63 years, Palisades High English teacher closes the book

Rose Gilbert, who retired three weeks ago at 94, achieved celebrity status for being the oldest full-time teacher in the L.A. Unified School District. A drama classroom has been named in her honor.

The boisterous applause of hundreds of admirers echoed through Palisades Charter High School's newly refurbished drama classroom on Saturday as Rose Gilbert steadied herself in a walker and made her way to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its entrance.

Angels’ Albert Pujols isn’t running, but there’s no need this time

Albert Pujols is coming off knee surgery, and Rockies agree to use of a 'designated runner' if he gets on. But he manages to circle bases after hitting a homer.

TEMPE, Ariz. — With Albert Pujols limping through spring training on a surgically repaired right knee, the Angels talked the Colorado Rockies into approving a courtesy runner for Pujols if he reached base in Saturday's Cactus League contest.