Baseball: Nick Pratto is in top form in 1-0 Huntington Beach victory

For his first pitching start of the 2017 baseball season, Nick Pratto was more than just good on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium as Huntington Beach took on rival Edison in a Sunset League game. He was magnificent.

He wasn’t supposed to pitch into the seventh inning but there was no holding him…

Essential Education: Social workers will stand trial for death of 8-year-old boy

Essential Education: Social workers will stand trial for death of 8-year-old boy March 21, 2017, 9 p.m. Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. Here’s the latest:An L.A. County judge ruled that four social workers will stand trial for criminal negligence.Some…

Gorsuch signals reluctance to overturn Supreme Court precedents

Gorsuch signals reluctance to overturn Supreme Court precedents March 21, 2017, 3:30 p.m. Here’s our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: Gorsuch signals reluctance to overturn Supreme Court precedents like Roe vs. Wade”Nobody speaks for me,” Gorsuch says of unidentified…

Santa Monica High School freshman dies after falling from apartment building while on LSD

A 15-year-old Santa Monica High student died over the weekend after trying the drug LSD and falling from an apartment building balcony, school officials said Monday.

In a letter addressed to parents and family members, Principal Antonio Shelton said that Andre Zuczek died after suffering major…

Wells Fargo customers continue to shy away from the bank amid fallout from its accounts scandal

Wells Fargo is still seeing fewer people at its bank branches as well as a decline in checking-account openings as the scandal over its sales practices takes its toll.

But there is a silver lining for the bank: Its February numbers are up from December lows.

Wells Fargo said Monday that customers…