Lawyer suing California over school closures says order unconstitutional, takes away ‘fundamental right’

The lawyer behind the federal lawsuit against an order by California Gov. Gavin Newsom mandating most of the state’s schools remain closed says that the action is meant to restore students’ “fundamental rights” allegedly taken away by the governor. Newsom’s plan, announced in mid-July, requires a county to be off the state’s “monitoring list” for 14 days in order to […]

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Biden on debate clash with Harris: ‘I don’t hold grudges’

Joe Biden says he doesn’t “hold grudges” against Sen. Kamala Harris of California for her takedown of the former vice president at the first Democratic presidential primary debate 14 months ago. And in an interview with reporters that aired Thursday morning during the virtual convention of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National […]

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CalPERS investment chief steps down at $400 billion pension fund

© Reuters. CalPERS headquarters in Sacramento (Reuters) – California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) said late Wednesday Yu Ben Meng resigned as its chief investment officer and Dan Bienvenue, deputy chief investment officer, will become interim CIO. The nation’s largest public pension fund, which manages pension and health benefits for more than 1.6 million California […]

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Collin Morikawa takes aim at next prize: PGA Championship

It’s been astraight-forward path for Collin Morikawa, from college standout at California and the game’s No. 1-ranked amateur to the rarefied air of golf’s elite players. Morikawa, 23, made the cut in his first 22 PGA Tour events — the most since Tiger Woods strung together 25 — and won the Workday Charity Open in […]

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Split 5 to 4, Supreme Court Rules for California Jail Over Virus Measures

WASHINGTON — By a 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with officials at a California jail in a dispute over the adequacy of its response to the coronavirus pandemic. The court’s brief order was unsigned and gave no reasons, which is typical when it acts on emergency applications. The four more liberal justices […]

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F.B.I. Searches Jake Paul’s California Home

The F.B.I. executed a search warrant early Wednesday morning at the California home of Jake Paul, a brash YouTube provocateur who was recently criticized for hosting a large house party during the pandemic, according to the agency. The search of Mr. Paul’s residence in Calabasas, northwest of Los Angeles, was conducted as part of an […]

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California prosecutors ask NFL to take down shooting video

California prosecutors on Tuesday asked the NFL to remove a video produced as part of the league’s Inspire Change campaign, saying it misrepresents the circumstances leading to the fatal shooting of a Black man in 2018. The video shows Sequette Clark speaking about the death of her son, Stephon Clark, who was killed in the […]

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Schiff, Khanna call for ‘mass distribution’ of free coronavirus masks in relief package

California Democrats Reps. Adam Schiff and Ro Khanna on Tuesday called for congressional leadership to provide for the “mass distribution” of free face coverings and masks to all Americans in the next coronavirus stimulus relief bill. In a letter to House and Senate leadership Tuesday, Schiff and Khanna urged lawmakers to include mask-related provisions in the next legislation […]

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California man abducted by Iran while traveling through Dubai, family claims

A California man is believed to have been abducted by Iranian authorities while traveling through Dubai, his family told the Associated Press this week. Jamshid Shamahd, 65, has long been accused by Iran of plotting a 2008 mosque attack that left 14 people dead and injured hundreds, as a member of a small militant unit […]

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US conducts test flight of unarmed Minuteman 3 missile

An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile has been launched from California on a test flight to a target in the Pacific Ocean By The Associated Press August 4, 2020, 1:46 PM 1 min read VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Tuesday on […]

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From Outsider to Insider: Karen Bass’s Unexpected Journey to Power

LOS ANGELES — In 2008, as California confronted its most severe fiscal crisis since the Great Depression, the center of power in the state capital was a tent. It was set up in the courtyard outside the office of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, an invitation-only retreat with folding chairs, a fake grass floor and ashtrays. Mr. […]

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High school football participation continues decline in California

High school football participation in California declined for the fifth consecutive year, according to the annual CIF survey. There were 89,756 students who participated in 11-man football this past year, down from 91,305 the previous year. The last time there was a rise in football participation was 2015, when the number was 103,725. Football remains […]

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Red Onions Linked to Salmonella Outbreak, Officials Say

Red onions grown in California have been traced as the potential source of a salmonella outbreak that has infected more than 500 people in the United States and Canada, health officials said. Confirmed cases have surfaced in 34 states. Those most affected as of Saturday included Oregon (71); Utah (61) and California (49), the Food […]

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Marine vehicle deep under sea, complicating rescue search

Officials say a military seafaring assault vehicle that sank off the coast of Southern California is under hundreds of feet of water, complicating efforts to reach the landing craft as crews search for eight missing troops By JULIE WATSON Associated Press August 1, 2020, 12:16 AM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

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These 8 Southern California doctors, nurses sacrifice to help hospitals fight coronavirus

An ominous summertime spike in coronavirus cases across Southern California has packed hospitals and made front-line workers’ already stressful jobs even more exhausting. The number of people hospitalized each day with confirmed virus cases in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties climbed from about 2,200 on June 15 to more than 4,000 by […]

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California considers its own $600 weekly benefit if Congress fails to act: report

LOS ANGELES– Democrat lawmakers in California are reportedly gaining support for an initative that would provide state residents with $600 extra per week in unemployment benefits in the event that Congress does not renew the benefit. The Los Angeles Times reported that the state’s assembly—led by Assemblyman Phil Ting, a Democrat and head of the […]

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Oakland protesters set fire to courthouse and vandalize

A protest through the streets of downtown Oakland, California, in support of racial justice and police reform turned violent when “agitators” among the demonstrators set fire to a courthouse, vandalized a police station and shot fireworks at officers By The Associated Press July 26, 2020, 3:18 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail […]

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Courthouse set on fire during protest in California

Police in California say protesters set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified late Saturday By The Associated Press July 26, 2020, 6:52 AM 2 min read OAKLAND, Ca. — Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after […]

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California man charged with smuggling mosaic from Syria

A Southern California man has been charged with smuggling an ancient mosaic that authorities believe was looted from war-torn Syria and falsely underestimating its value to avoid import duties By The Associated Press July 25, 2020, 9:30 PM 1 min read LOS ANGELES — A Southern California man has been charged with smuggling an ancient […]

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USC athletic department reports zero positives out of 120 coronavirus tests this week

While the coronavirus continues to surge through Southern California, the latest round of testing on USC’s campus yielded some hopeful results. USC reported zero positive cases out of 120 tests this week, with two weeks remaining until the tentative start of its fall football camp. It’s the first round of testing conducted at USC that’s […]

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Officials: Men’s rights lawyer killed attorney in California

Authorities believe a men’s rights lawyer shot and killed a fellow attorney in California in the days before he attacked a federal judge’s family in New Jersey and committed suicide, officials announced Friday. Roy Den Hollander, 72, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 20, the day after the ambush shooting that […]

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Horse racing board to set hearing on Justify’s disputed 2018 Santa Anita Derby win

The California Horse Racing Board has agreed to file a complaint and schedule a hearing in regard to Justify’s win in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby as part of a lawsuit settlement with Mick Ruis, owner and trainer of second-place finisher Bolt d’Oro. Justify was one of seven horses at the track, including a second […]

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Parole recommended a 4th time for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER LOS ANGELES — A California panel on Thursday recommended that Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten be paroled after serving nearly five decades in prison. After a hearing at the women’s prison in Chino, California, commissioners of the Board of Parole Hearings found for the fourth time that Van Houten was suitable […]

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