RESEARCHERS report that volunteer efforts in California declined by 3 percent last year, but you’d never know that by looking at Los Angeles on Big Sunday. The event – which spans a whole weekend, in fact – is one of the largest community-service campaigns in California. Last year, some 32,000 Angelenos participated, and organizers are hoping for an even bigger turnout this weekend. So whatever your talent or passion – be it cleaning up graffiti, planting trees, visiting the elderly or any number of other volunteer opportunities – join the community this Saturday and Sunday in making L.A. a better place to live. See dailynews.com for a list of Big Sunday events near you. Or check out the Big Sunday Web site, www.bigsunday.org, or call (323) 936-1419. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Chicago Bears offensive tackle Bradley Sowell (79) celebrates a touchdown reception with teammates during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) 0 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories The Bears placed fifth in Doug Franz’s power rankings and fourth in Paul Calvisi’s. Related LinksCardinals draft Ohio State DE Nick Bosa in McShay’s 1st NFL mockThe Consensus Week 15: SB Nation rankings save Cardinals from cellarBehind Enemy Lines: Cardinals try to salvage road win against FalconsRon Wolfley did not follow suit. He simply had the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs leap-frog the Patriots in his rankings compared to a week ago — this after New England fell on a wild two-lateral play in the final seconds against the Miami Dolphins.Calvisi dinged the Pats for that loss. They ranked second in his power poll last week but moved out of Calvisi’s top-five entirely, allowing for the Dallas Cowboys to enter. Dallas won its fifth in a row, beating the Eagles 29-23 this week.Maybe the other big takeaway from this week: a Rams loss wasn’t a cause for panic, as two of our pollsters kept them steady at No. 1 while Franz slid them down from second to third despite the loss to Chicago.A peek at each of the guys’ power polls are below:Doug Franz5. Bears4. Chargers3. Rams2. Chiefs1. SaintsRon Wolfley5. Patriots4. Chargers3. Chiefs2. Saints1. RamsPaul Calvisi5. Cowboys4. Bears3. Chiefs2. Saints1. Rams Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Chicago Bears have arrived. There’s hardly a better way to announce that than holding an 11-2 Los Angeles Rams juggernaut to six points on Sunday.Also, Bradley Sowell scored a touchdown. Yeah, that Bradley Sowell, the backup offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals from 2013-15.Anyway, all that made for a 15-6 victory that moved the Bears to 9-4 on the season. And also thanks to a loss by the Texans against the Indianapolis Colts that ended a nine-game winning streak for Houston, Chicago found itself in the Week 15 Doug & Wolf power poll. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact