Mark McGwire homers twice as Southern California stays alive in I-5 Series

The Southern California All-Stars had their backs to the wall Sunday night in Game 5 of the I-5 Series at Petco Park. Mark McGwire stepped up and launched two balls over that wall, including the winner in the bottom of the ninth, as SoCal stayed alive in the best-of-seven series with a 9-7 victory over […]

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NorCal puts SoCal on the brink of elimination in APBA I-5 Series

In a series many thought would be evenly matched, the Northern California All-Stars find themselves one win away from victory after they defeated Southern California, 7-6, in Game 4 on Friday at Angel Stadium. It looked like SoCal was going to even the series when it took a 6-4 lead into the seventh. Stephen Strasburg […]

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California prison employees suspended over racist remarks

California prison officials said Friday that they suspended multiple employees who made racist jokes about the death of an African American man in police custody in Minneapolis, a disclosure that came amid protests across the state and nation. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation “was made aware of abhorrent comments made on social media by […]

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State appeals court reverses ruling in Matt Boermeester’s USC expulsion case

The California Court of Appeals reversed a ruling against former USC kicker Matt Boermeester, who sued the university after a Title IX investigation into intimate partner violence led to his 2017 expulsion. The court concluded Thursday that the disciplinary procedures used by USC in its investigation of Boermeester “were unfair because they denied Boermeester a […]

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Regulators approve PG&E bankruptcy plan despite safety fears

BERKELEY, Calif. — California power regulators on Thursday unanimously approved Pacific Gas & Electric’s $58 billion plan for getting out of a bankruptcy caused by a series of deadly wildfires, despite ongoing worries about the utility’s ability to safely operate its crumbling electrical grid. The vote by the Public Utilities Commission came just a few […]

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California calls for virus testing at all nursing homes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is calling for all residents and health care workers at skilled nursing facilities to be tested for the new coronavirus to try to slow the spread of the illness. The state’s Department of Public Health issued a letter last week saying facilities should draft testing plans for all residents in settings […]

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The real reason Donald Trump hates mail-in ballots

California wants to send mail-in ballots to all registered voters ahead of the 2020 election due to the coronavirus pandemic, a move that President Donald Trump is continuously attacking — saying it will lead to a fraudulent and rigged election. Chris Cillizza explains why the widespread election fraud Trump claims will happen is, well, unlikely. […]

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Masks, social distancing, smaller classes could be on tap for California’s 2020-21 school year

The novel coronavirus pandemic will shape what the 2020-21 California public school year looks like, when it begins in a little more than two months. “We’ve learned from the experience of (the 1918 flu) pandemic,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said during an online press event Wednesday morning, May 27. “We know that we […]

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Coronavirus: Cases in California hit new peak, deaths nearing new high

The seven-day average of new COVID-19 cases in California climbed to a new high Thursday as the state reported more than 2,000 positive tests for the fourth time this week. The state’s total case count rose 2.8% on Thursday to 88,323 — 18% higher than last Thursday vs. 20% growth the week before that, according […]

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Senior Refuses to Let Quarantine Ruin Her Graduation | Feel Good Friday | E! News

A California family comes up with a creative way to celebrate their student after her grad ceremony got cancelled due to the coronavirus! #ENews #CelebrityNews #FeelGoodFriday Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, trend reports and more, […]

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Back-to-school could be delayed by California budget cuts

California school officials and teachers are warning that budget cuts Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing for schools will make it harder for kids to return to the classroom By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press May 15, 2020, 1:11 AM 4 min read 4 min read SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The deep financial hole brought on by the […]

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Why coronavirus is spreading faster in Southern California than the rest of the state

As California looks to ease stay-home restrictions imposed to keep COVID-19 in check, infections of the new coronavirus seem to be spreading fastest in the southern third of the state, according to a Bay Area News Group analysis. Of California’s 58 counties, eight of the 10 with the highest rate of new infections are in […]

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Tesla reportedly threatens factory workers’ unemployment benefits

Tesla has told employees at its Fremont, California, factory that they risk their unemployment benefits if they don’t get back to work on the assembly line following a seven-week coronavirus lockdown, according to a report. “Once you are called back, you will no longer be on furlough so if you choose not to work, it […]

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Santa Anita gets permission to resume live horse racing Friday

One of the first steps in sports returning to Southern California came Wednesday when Santa Anita was given permission to resume live horse racing on Friday. The track has been closed to live racing since March 27 when the Los Angeles Department of Public Health closed the track for racing, but allowed morning training. The […]

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California reaches deal with Tesla to reopen factory

California officials say they’ve reached a truce with Tesla over the company’s efforts to restart its Bay Area factory in spite of the coronavirus crisis. Alameda County’s Public Health Department agreed that Tesla can ramp up operations at its Fremont car plant this week and fully reopen as soon as Monday if it takes sufficient […]

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Why does immune response to coronavirus save some, kill others?

Doctors in Southern California are working with researchers in Arizona to better understand the body’s sometimes bizarre immune response to COVID-19 — an antibody onslaught that may kill the patient, rather than kill the virus. The nonprofit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, is peering into specific proteins on the […]

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Coronavirus: Most Californians remain uncomfortable going to restaurants, gyms, according to poll

With restrictions already lifted on some non-essential businesses in California and partial restaurant re-openings possibly on the horizon, a majority of Californians still aren’t comfortable going out to eat, according to a new survey. Only 35% of respondents to an Emerson College/Nexstar Media poll, conducted May 8-10, said they would be comfortable dining out “with […]

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Voters in 3 states head to polls amid coronavirus crisis, as GOP hopes for special election wins

Republicans are hoping for a sweep Tuesday in special congressional elections being held in California and Wisconsin. Meanwhile, Nebraska becomes the first state to hold in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic since Wisconsin grabbed national headlines by holding a controversial primary early last month. The contest grabbing the most attention is the special election in California’s 25th […]

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Trump tweets support of Tesla reopening California factory

President Trump on Tuesday weighed in on Tesla’s spat with California over reopening its factory there, tweeting on Tuesday that the electric automaker should be allowed to return to production despite continued COVID-19 restrictions imposed by local officials. “California should let Tesla & @elonmusk open the plant, NOW,” the commander-in-chief tweeted early Tuesday morning. “It […]

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Elon Musk says he’s willing to be arrested as Tesla reopens Fremont factory

Tesla CEO Elon Musk escalated his quarantine battle with California officials on Monday by saying he would restart vehicle production at his company’s northern California factory in spite of lockdown orders intended to stem the spread of the coronavirus. “Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules,” Musk tweeted just before 5 p.m. to […]

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High school football teams are planning a return to workouts in June if given approval

High school football teams in Southern California have been limited to virtual training sessions for weeks because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but many are making plans for a return to field and weight training workouts in June if state and local health departments give approval for a relaxation of social distancing guidelines. West Hills Chaminade […]

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Dylan Penn, 29, Hits Beach In Bikini With Look-Alike Mom, Robin Wright, 54, For Mother’s Day — Pics

Dylan Penn and her stunning mother, Robin Wright, spent Mother’s Day soaking up the California sun, taking a trip to a Malibu beach to spend time together and enjoy the sand and sea! What better way to spend Mother’s Day than a trip to the beach! Dylan Penn, 29, and her stunning look-alike mom, Robin Wright, did […]

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Surfer killed in shark attack was passionate about the sport

A 26-year-old man killed in a shark attack off a Northern California beach was an avid surfer who customized surfboards for a living. The Santa Cruz County coroner’s office identified the victim of Saturday’s attack as Ben Kelly. Kelly was surfing near Manresa State Beach on the northern end of Monterey Bay Saturday afternoon when […]

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