Reaching for the stars

Northridge City Little League's team of 11- and 12-year-old boys has rolled through three post-season tournaments to become the Southern California champions. They are now one round away from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. They begin play in the Western Region tournament against a team from Utah this afternoon in San Bernardino. "It's exciting for the players and the coaches, too," manager Kevin Shaw told the Daily News. "It's like we've just arrived at Disneyland. I don't know who's out here, but if we play the same way we've been playing, I like our chances."

Update: Northridge won its first game 9-1 in front of 1,400 fans. The Daily News has a photo gallery online.

Western Region games coverage
KPCC audio report
San Bernardino Sun special web report

August 4, 2006 7:45 AM • Native Intelligence • Email the editor
 

© 2003-2014   •  About LA Observed  •  Contact the editor
LA Biz Observed
2:07 PM Sat | The funeral for Mark Lacter will be held Sunday, Nov. 24 at 12 noon at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles 90045. Reception to follow.
Native Intelligence
Adrienne Crew | In honor of BritWeek, a festival of all things UK in LA, Native Intelligence interviews British residents of Los Angeles. Today, author and musician, Anthony Russell, discusses his memoir Outrageous Fortune and his favorite L.A. spots.
Jon Christensen and Mark Gold | The county supervisor caps an impressive supervisorial career as a steward of the Santa Monicas with a new land use plan approved by the California Coastal Commission that will protect the land, wildlife, and aquatic resources of the range's coastal zone for decades to come.
Ellen Alperstein | Sometimes, roadside attractions render the journey the destination
Don Shirley | It might seem inconceivable that a spoiler is possible for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at The Broad Stage. Also "Rest" at SCR.
Bill Boyarsky
It’s not easy to figure out Mayor Eric Garcetti’s grand plan for Los Angeles, or even if he has one. His state of the city speech Thursday didn’t help. "It starts with modern technology,” the mayor said, and then sort of left us hanging.
Jenny Burman
Before I lived in Echo Park, there was a tiny 1920s bungalow-cottage-standalone house on N. Occidental in Silver Lake. I...
Here in Malibu
I can still see the home inspector's expression as he shot his photos and wrote up the problems with the...