Beyond Preps: Parker parlays City success into scholarship at UCLA

By Bonta Hill

The Western Addition, known better to locals as the “Fillmore,” can be rigorous, as many families are surviving off government assistance.

In a ’hood that has seen its share of drug addictions, broken homes and teens dropping six-feet under before the age of 18, seeing the walls of a college classroom seem bleak.

Having both parents around is as common as a baseball player hitting for the cycle, but that’s what makes De’End Parker’s story amazing.

Basketball: AAA playoff matchups set

Although the CIF-North Coast Section playoffs is stealing the spotlight tonight, the AAA has its first-round matchups set. It’s going to be busy around here with NCS play tonight, CIF-Central Coast Section playoffs tomorrow and…