Nick Tropeano, Angels prove no match for sizzling Red Sox

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, left, comforts home plate umpire Jerry Layne, who was hit in the arm by a foul tip during the first inning of a baseball game between the Angels and the Boston Red Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. Layne left the game. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, left, comforts home plate umpire Jerry Layne, who was hit in the arm by a foul tip during the first inning of a baseball game between the Angels and the Boston Red Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. Layne left the game. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 19:  Nick Tropeano #35 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches in the first inning during the MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium on April 19, 2018 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

    ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 19: Nick Tropeano #35 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches in the first inning during the MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium on April 19, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

  • Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts celebrates his home run with Andrew Benintendi, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Anaheim Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts celebrates his home run with Andrew Benintendi, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Anaheim Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Nick Tropeano watches a throw to a Boston Red Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Nick Tropeano watches a throw to a Boston Red Sox batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, runs to first during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. Ohtani was out at first. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, runs to first during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. Ohtani was out at first. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Zack Cozart hits an RBI-single against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Zack Cozart hits an RBI-single against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons scores past Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez on a single by Zack Cozart during the second inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons scores past Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez on a single by Zack Cozart during the second inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a single by Zack Cozart during the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a single by Zack Cozart during the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers throws to second for the force on Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler on a ball hit by Mike Trout, who was safe at first during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers throws to second for the force on Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler on a ball hit by Mike Trout, who was safe at first during the third inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, reacts after a strike during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, reacts after a strike during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 19: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after a swing and a miss on a pitch during the fourth inning of the MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium on April 19, 2018 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

    ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 19: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after a swing and a miss on a pitch during the fourth inning of the MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium on April 19, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, leaves the batter’s box after striking out against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, leaves the batter’s box after striking out against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Boston Red Sox’s Hanley Ramirez, left, scores past Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado on a double by J.D. Martinez during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Boston Red Sox’s Hanley Ramirez, left, scores past Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado on a double by J.D. Martinez during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Boston Red Sox’s Hanley Ramirez celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a double by J.D. Martinez during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Boston Red Sox’s Hanley Ramirez celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a double by J.D. Martinez during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout breaks his bat and grounds out against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout breaks his bat and grounds out against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Young celebrates after his home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Young celebrates after his home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani of Japan, reacts after striking out to end the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani of Japan, reacts after striking out to end the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers fields a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. Kinsler was thrown out at first. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers fields a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. Kinsler was thrown out at first. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez doubles against the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez doubles against the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Boston Red Sox’s Rafael Devers, left, is forced out at second by Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons while trying to advance on a ball hit by Eduardo Nunez during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Boston Red Sox’s Rafael Devers, left, is forced out at second by Los Angeles Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons while trying to advance on a ball hit by Eduardo Nunez during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

  • Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly celebrates the team’s 8-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly celebrates the team’s 8-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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ANAHEIM — Right-hander Nick Tropeano made his first start at Angel Stadium since July 18, 2016 on Thursday, exactly one week after ending a 633-day layoff because of Tommy John surgery. His first pitch, a fastball, sailed wide of the plate a few minutes past 7 p.m.

Tropeano’s second pitch missed the mark, too.

His third pitch sailed over the left-field fence for a home run.

And so it went for him and for the Angels during an 8-2 loss to the Red Sox, a defeat that extended their first losing streak to three consecutive games and extended Boston’s sizzling start to the season. The Red Sox are a major league-leading 16-2, the best start in the franchise’s 118-year history.

By the end of Boston’s first sweep of the Angels at the Big A since July 2010, the Red Sox had outscored the Angels 27-3 and out-homered them 11-1. A victory would have given the Angels a 14-5 record, equaling the 1982 team’s mark for the franchise’s best start through 19 games.

Tropeano, like Shohei Ohtani on Tuesday and Tyler Skaggs on Wednesday, could not contain the Red Sox. Mookie Betts homered on the third pitch Tropeano threw him to start Thursday’s game, and the Angels were off to another rocky start.

.@mookiebetts and the @RedSox can’t be stopped. pic.twitter.com/M17pWQGP55

— MLB (@MLB) April 20, 2018

No question, Tropeano had his moments. He simply didn’t have enough of them. He gave up five runs and seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks in 5-1/3 innings, falling to 1-1 after making a triumphant return to the majors with 6-2/3 shutout innings in a victory last week in Kansas City.

“Nick battled,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “I don’t know if he was as crisp as in his last start, but he definitely battled. We didn’t swing the bat to help him much. He made a lot of pitches with his back against the wall. We just couldn’t get a couple of outs that could have kept the game closer.

“Those guys (the Red Sox) had a great series and played well and beat us.”

Tropeano lasted longer than plate umpire Jerry Layne, who departed after taking a foul tip off the right elbow from Mike Trout with one out in the first inning. Greg Gibson moved behind the plate from first base to replace Layne and, after an extended delay, the game continued with three umpires.

That’s going to leave a mark. Feel better, Jerry! pic.twitter.com/rxpR1H7MCa

— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) April 20, 2018

In the end, umpiring wasn’t an issue. The red hot Red Sox were the Angels’ problem.

Tropeano got through the second and third innings unscathed, but gave up a run-scoring double to J.D. Martinez and an RBI single to Rafael Devers that broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth. After a scoreless fifth, Tropeano ran into trouble again in the sixth, with Andrew Benintendi homering.

That sweet, sweet @asben16 swing. pic.twitter.com/68pGbTdrcc

— MLB (@MLB) April 20, 2018

Scioscia replaced Tropeano after Martinez’s one-out single. Jose Alvarez then gave up a double to Mitch Moreland and a run-scoring single to Devers that made it 5-2. Jim Johnson replaced Alvarez and got out of further trouble thanks to Andrelton Simmons’ fielding wizardry.

Simmons made a diving stop of Eduardo Nunez’s hard-hit grounder up the middle, then flipped the ball from his glove to second baseman Ian Kinsler to start an inning-ending double play. It prevented the Angels’ three-run deficit from growing as Moreland would have scored easily from third.

.@Andrelton is a wizard. pic.twitter.com/7hscpK5hZn

— MLB (@MLB) April 20, 2018

The Red Sox added one run in the eighth and two more in the ninth, taxing the Angels’ already overworked bullpen. Scioscia used five relievers and later expressed concern about his bullpen heading into the weekend’s series against the San Francisco Giants.

“There’s always concern,” he said. “They’re taking the ball and doing everything they can. We don’t feel they’re at risk when they have time to recover. We’ve had to use them a lot.”

Ohtani returned to the lineup, serving as DH, and batted sixth in their order against Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez (2-0). Ohtani went 0 for 3 against Rodriguez, who fed him a steady diet of off-speed pitches and struck him out in the fourth and sixth innings.

“Generally, I handle changeups pretty decently,” Ohtani said through an interpreter. “Today, (Rodriguez) threw a lot of them and also he threw them differently from other pitchers I’ve faced. Also, the changeup itself is a very good pitch, so I just need to keep working on it.”

Chris Young started in place of Kole Calhoun in right field and hit his first homer with the Angels, on a 3-and-2 pitch from Rodriguez to start the fifth. Young’s homer cut the Angels’ deficit to 3-2, but that was as close as they would get to the Red Sox.

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Police report Coachella 2018 Weekend 1 arrests, citations down from previous year

More than 100 people were arrested or cited during the first weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, which police Thursday said was down 15 percent from last year‘s initial festival weekend.

The Indio Police Department reported that out of more than 119,000 people who attended the festival each day, 106 people were arrested or cited. The arrests included 71 for drug or alcohol intoxication, 24 for carrying a false identification, seven for possession of drugs for sale and four for undisclosed violations.

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In 2017, 125 people were arrested or cited during the opening weekend, including two people for a rash of cellphone thefts, a trend seen across both 2017 festival weekends.

This year’s first weekend also saw 71 traffic citations issued, 43 for misusing a disabled person placard and 28 for “various motor vehicle driving violations.” This figure was also down from last year’s first weekend total of 155 traffic citations.

The decreased numbers come as local law enforcement instituted a number of new security measures at the festival, including the usage of drones to monitor crowds and traffic conditions.

Indio police also reported that local traffic congestion was minimal when thousands of car and tent campers arrived in town last Thursday. However, law enforcement may have their hands full on Friday morning when the festival’s second weekend begins, as the camping grounds were kept closed to campers Thursday due to excessive windy conditions throughout the Coachella Valley. Campers are tentatively set to arrive starting at 3 a.m. Friday.

A high wind warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 2 a.m. Friday, warning of 25 to 35 mph winds with gusts up to 60 mph. Winds are expected to diminish late Thursday night, but festival organizers will keep campers out of the area until early Friday to be on the safe side. Campsite set-ups, tent canopies and pop-up tents will not be permitted until the winds die down.

“It is strongly encouraged that you delay your arrival until after weather has passed,” festival organizers said in a statement.

The second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival begins Friday. The Weeknd, Beyoncé and Eminem will headline more than 150 acts through Sunday.

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El Rancho Charter middle school students in Anaheim bake the cakes for school project

  • Parents and students at El Rancho Charter School view 32 cakes on display as part of Marcy Hail’s 8th grade home economics project in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Examining the cakes are, from left, are Brooke Caffrey, 13, her mother Shari, and brothers Paul, 8, and Ryder, 10.  (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Parents and students at El Rancho Charter School view 32 cakes on display as part of Marcy Hail’s 8th grade home economics project in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Examining the cakes are, from left, are Brooke Caffrey, 13, her mother Shari, and brothers Paul, 8, and Ryder, 10. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • An Hawaiian engagement party cake is one of the 32 themed cakes made by 8th grade students at El Rancho Charter School as part of a project in Marcy Hail’s home economics class. The cakes were on display during an open house at the school in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018.  (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    An Hawaiian engagement party cake is one of the 32 themed cakes made by 8th grade students at El Rancho Charter School as part of a project in Marcy Hail’s home economics class. The cakes were on display during an open house at the school in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Parents and students at El Rancho Charter School view 32 cakes made as part of Marcy Hail’s 8th grade home economics project during a open house at the school in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Parents and students at El Rancho Charter School view 32 cakes made as part of Marcy Hail’s 8th grade home economics project during a open house at the school in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A sample of 32 cakes made by El Rancho Charter School 8th grade students as part a project in Marcy Hail’s 8th grade home economics class. The cakes were on display during an open house at the school in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018.  (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    A sample of 32 cakes made by El Rancho Charter School 8th grade students as part a project in Marcy Hail’s 8th grade home economics class. The cakes were on display during an open house at the school in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A selection of some of the the 32 themed cakes made by 8th grade students at El Rancho Charter School as part of a project in Marcy Hail’s home economics class. The cakes were on display during an open house at the school in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018.  (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    A selection of some of the the 32 themed cakes made by 8th grade students at El Rancho Charter School as part of a project in Marcy Hail’s home economics class. The cakes were on display during an open house at the school in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • El Rancho Charter School student Meray Ayyoub,13, adds dry ice to beakers to create smoke on her team’s mad scientist Halloween themed cake. The cake was one of 32 cakes made by students in Marcy Hail’s 8th grade home economics class and were on display during the school’s open house Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018.  (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    El Rancho Charter School student Meray Ayyoub,13, adds dry ice to beakers to create smoke on her team’s mad scientist Halloween themed cake. The cake was one of 32 cakes made by students in Marcy Hail’s 8th grade home economics class and were on display during the school’s open house Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A superhero themed birthday cake is one of the 32 themed cakes made by 8th grade students at El Rancho Charter School as part of a project in Marcy Hail’s home economics class. The cakes were on display during an open house at the school in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018.  (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    A superhero themed birthday cake is one of the 32 themed cakes made by 8th grade students at El Rancho Charter School as part of a project in Marcy Hail’s home economics class. The cakes were on display during an open house at the school in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • The detailed top of a peacock themed bridal shower cake made by El Rancho Charter School 8th grade students as part of a project in Marcy Hail’s 8th grade home economics class. A total of 32 cakes were on display for the school’s open house in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018.  (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    The detailed top of a peacock themed bridal shower cake made by El Rancho Charter School 8th grade students as part of a project in Marcy Hail’s 8th grade home economics class. A total of 32 cakes were on display for the school’s open house in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A sample of 32 cakes made by El Rancho Charter School 8th grade students as part a project in Marcy Hail’s 8th grade home economics class. The cakes were on display during an open house at the school in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    A sample of 32 cakes made by El Rancho Charter School 8th grade students as part a project in Marcy Hail’s 8th grade home economics class. The cakes were on display during an open house at the school in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Katy Carr takes a photo of the Paris themed bridal shower cake that her daughter, Teagan Carr, 14, made with her classmates in Marcy Hail’s 8th grade home economics class at El Rancho Charter School in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Katy Carr takes a photo of the Paris themed bridal shower cake that her daughter, Teagan Carr, 14, made with her classmates in Marcy Hail’s 8th grade home economics class at El Rancho Charter School in Anaheim on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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First they baked their cakes, then they spent about three days decorating them. And on Thursday, April 19, the students in Marcy Hail’s home economics class at El Rancho Charter School in Anaheim unveiled their finished work for guests and a panel of judges.

Cake decoration themes ran the gamut – from Earth Day to princesses.

“I tell them when you have a bakery, people come to you with a theme – they have to design the cake with that theme in mind,” Hail said. “Once they design the cake, they put it on poster board. When they go to bake the cake, they have to make it look like the poster board. They can’t just go off the deep end and not make it look like the picture.”

Hail was a wedding planner before she became a home economics teacher, taking over the class for her mother who taught at El Rancho for 17 years. She’s coordinated hundreds of weddings, so the cake-baking assignment was a natural. But it’s just part of a well-rounded program.

“The class does everything from sewing to crafting to child development to culinary –  everything from sushi, to lasagna to cake decorating,” Hail said. “They also run a restaurant for a night. For a lot of them, it’s their first job. I teach from serving, to cooking, to busing, to maitre d’.

“Obviously, these are life skills they need for the future.”

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Long Beach Poly defensive end transfers to JSerra

Long Beach Poly junior defensive end Justin LeBeauf (6-5, 250) has enrolled at JSerra, Lions football coach Pat Harlow confirmed Thursday.

LeBeauf tied for sixth last season at Long Beach Beach with 55 total tackles, helping the Jackrabbits reach the CIF-SS Division 1 second round.

Long Beach Poly beat JSerra, 60-44, in the first round of the playoffs.

JSerra had major success with another defensive end the past two seasons: USC-bound Abdul Malik-McClain. The Lions also return standout defensive lineman Shawn Nielsen this fall.

Harlow said LeBeauf could also backup at offensive tackle.

Please send football news to Dan Albano at dalbano@scng.com or @ocvarsityguy on Twitter

 

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Lacrosse Roundup: Highlights, scores from Thursday’s games (April 19)

Highlights and scores from boys and girls lacrosse on Thursday, April 19:

Girls Lacrosse

St. Margaret’s 17, Esperanza 2
The Tartans offensive outburst snapped Esperanza’s four-game winning streak. Cailin Young scored six goals and Niki Miles scored five for St. Margaret’s, who have won its last four games by an average of 15 goals. The Tartans play Beckman Friday and finish their season against Foothill Wednesday. Esperanza and its star goalie, Monica Silva, hope to bounce back against Santiago of Corona Tuesday.

El Dorado 17, Rosary 4
El Dorado recovered from its 10-goal loss to Esperanza Tuesday by putting up 17 goals on a Rosary team that entered Thursday on a three-game winning streak. Sophomore Ashley Swearingen scored a team-high three goals for the Golden Hawks and team captain Ana Conrado scored two goals and dished out six assists.

Santa Margarita 14, Los Alamitos 4
The Eagles lost their previous two games against top three opponents, Foothill and Mater Dei, by a total of four goals. Katelyn Murphy scored a game-high five goals for Santa Margarita and Aidan Pike and Maddie Bush combined for six goals in the win. Morgan Kalish scored three goals for the Griffins and goalie Hannah Hornung had 10 saves.

Trabuco Hills 14, San Juan Hills 5
The Mustangs, led by First Team All-County junior Hennessey Evans, avenged their only league loss of the season by beating San Juan Hills 14-5. Evans scored five goals for the Mustangs and so did Juliet Mooney. Trabuco leads the South Coast League and has two league games remaining, both against last placed Laguna Hills. Taylor Austin and Lucy Hodge each scored two goals for the Stallions in the loss.

Boys Lacrosse

Tesoro 15, Mission Viejo 3
Tesoro is the only undefeated team remaining in Orange County and has outscored its Sea View League opponents 119-18. Junior attackman Carson Spooner scored seven goals for the Titans and Jason Moreta scored three. The Titans play Trabuco Hills Saturday and if they get by the Mustangs, they will likely enter the playoffs undefeated for the first time in school history.

Capistrano Valley 18, San Juan Hills 9
The Cougars snapped a three-game losing streak and did so in dominating fashion, scoring 18 goals and getting 41 shots on goal. If Capo Valley beats Mission Viejo next Friday, the Cougars will finish second place in the Sea View League. San Juan Hills goalie Graham Knapp had 23 saves in the loss.

Dana Hills 9, Aliso Niguel 8
The Dolphins upset Aliso to earn their first league win since 2016. The Wolverines are currently ranked 16 in the U.S. Lacrosse coaches’ poll, which would earn them the last spot in the playoffs. Losing to Dana Hills may kill their playoff hopes, but the Wolverines have beaten all four teams behind them in the top 20. Sean Ibarra and Mason Manier each scored two goals for Aliso in the loss.

Santa Margarita 19, Mater Dei 6
The Eagles scored 10 consecutive goals in the second half to put the game out of reach for the visiting Monarchs. Santa Margarita’s only Orange County losses this season are to St. Margaret’s, Foothill and Tesoro who are the consensus top three in the county. Sophomore attackman Tyler Wrightston had a game-high six goals for the Eagles. If Santa Margarita beats Servite next Thursday, the Eagles will win their fourth consecutive Trinity League title.

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Balenciaga Opens Store in Miami Design District Today

WELCOME TO MIAMI: Balenciaga will open a flagship in the Miami Design District today, the 12th store in the U.S. for the luxury brand.
The building is designed as a site-specific project, using functional solar panels as part of a facade, which is unusual in the brand’s retail network. The pale blue panels are installed above clear glass windows at street level, with large-scale luminous Balenciaga lettering visible from the street.
The 1,590-square-foot store was designed by Balenciaga’s in-house team under the creative direction of Demna Gvasalia, creative director.
The interior and furnishings continue the theme of an industrial yet luxurious environment, which Gvasalia has created for the Paris flagship stores at Rue Saint-Honoré and Avenue Montaigne. Several elements of a state-of-the-art clothing factory are integrated into the plan, which presents product to customers in a direct, uncomplicated way.
The store features two spacious floors. The first floor highlights the women’s collection, handbags and shoes with an exposed ceiling. Clothing hangs from suspended racks. There’s a staircase to the second floor, which is dedicated to men’s wear, small leather goods and footwear. The floor has a pink allover Balenciaga logo-printed carpet. There are two fitting rooms in the women’s area, and two fitting rooms in

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Gilbert Harrison, Jorge Pont Receive Honors

The World Retail Congress has honored Gilbert Harrison and Jorge Pont as the first recipients of the Isidoro Alvarez Lifetime Achievement Medal.
The two were presented with the award at the World Retail Congress’ closing gala dinner on Thursday, at the Palacio de Cristal de la Arganzuela in Madrid.
Pont is the international division director of El Corte Inglés, the biggest department store group in Europe. He was a board member of the National Retail Federation for 15 years, and currently serves as chairman of the board of Sephora Cosmeticos España. He is also vice chairman of Iberia and of the Spanish Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Harrison is the founder and chairman emeritus of boutique investment banking firm Financo, which provides financial advisory services to retail, apparel footwear and beauty firms, as well as other merchandising and consumer companies and private equity firms involved in the space. Upon his retirement from Financo in December 2017, he formed the Harrison Group, a consulting and financial advisory firm that services merchandising and products companies. He is also on the board of directors for Inter Parfums.
Ian McGarrigle, chairman of the World Retail Congress, said, “With the World Retail Congress returning to Spain, where

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Pay for Piloting Nordstrom

The trio of Nordstrom Inc. copresidents — Blake, Peter and Erik Nordstrom — each drew total compensation of about $5.6 million last year.
The brothers, who are great-grandsons of the company’s founder, John W. Nordstrom, were part of the family group that tried to take the company private, but came up short amid a difficult financing environment. Each of the executives drew a salary of $771,142, stock and option awards valued at $2.4 million — and subject to market fluctuations — and incentive pay of $1.4 million, according to filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Also tallied in their compensation was their merchandise discount of 33 percent on goods purchased at Nordstrom and 20 percent at Nordstrom Rack stores. Blake received a total discount of $37,539, while Erik’s was $30,753 and Peter’s was $9,529.
Under SEC rules, the company also identified the median pay for all employees, other than Blake Nordstrom, who ranks as principal executive officer.
The worker in the middle of the bell curve at Nordstrom was paid $30,105 — putting the top executive’s pay at 187 times the median. About 56 percent of the retailer’s 70,000-strong workforce was either part time or seasonal, pulling the median pay down to $30,105.
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They Are Wearing: Berlin 2018

Warm spring days are the best time to shoot street style. It’s finally not cold, but still not too hot. People are “hungry” to be out in the streets and enjoy the sun. When weather does not set any limits to what can and should be worn, everything goes: From trenchcoats to shorts, people mix their winter and summer wardrobes and wear what they feel most comfortable in.
Berlin’s Nineties subculture scene have been on a lot of designers’ mood boards in the last few seasons. It’s always interesting to see these trends “coming back home.” Big Balenciaga sneakers or wide-shouldered jackets feel like the most natural thing to be worn in the streets of Mitte, Kreuzberg and Neukölln.

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