More California Articles

  • Poll finds Californians back smaller water bond

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll finds a slim majority of likely California voters support a water bond slated for the November ballot. However, the Public Policy Institute of California survey released Wednesday shows support would grow if lawmakers shrink the $11.1 billion funding...

  • Poll: Brown leads by 19 points in re-election bid

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll shows Gov. Jerry Brown with a 19-point lead over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in his bid for a fourth term. The Public Policy Institute of California poll released Wednesday comes a month after the candidates advanced from the primary. The survey...

  • Inmate escapes from Madera County jail

    MADERA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are looking for an inmate who escaped from a Central California jail after taking out the trash. Madera County sheriff's officials believe 47-year-old Bryan Parry King jumped the fence Wednesday while taking out the trash as part of his assigned task at the...

  • Police: Man ripped head covering from Muslim woman

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Long Beach police say they're seeking a man who tore a formal head covering off a Muslim woman at a shopping center, an act being investigated as a hate crime. Police released details of the incident Wednesday and a sketch and description of the man they say tore off...

  • Mom accused of leaving kids in car to visit casino

    LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — A mother accused of leaving her young children in a car while she gambled at a Livermore casino is facing child endangerment charges. Officer Traci Rebiejo said 37-year-old Phaley Nget of Oakland was arrested Sunday after someone saw the children, ages 2 and 3, alone...

  • Police confirm dead man was suspect in 3 shootings

    MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A man found dead in thick brush near a rural Riverside County home probably was wounded by a sheriff's deputy in a confrontation after killing two other people, authorities said Wednesday. A police dog sniffed out the body before dawn Wednesday in Moreno Valley....

  • Foul odor forces evacuation of coroner's office

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The foul odor of a badly decomposed corpse forced the evacuation of the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau in Oakland. The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/Uu0Wxz ) 15 employees complained of eye and throat irritation after someone opened a body bag containing the...

  • Governor: Border crossings a humanitarian issue

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday the arrival of unaccompanied young migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border is more of a humanitarian issue than a political one. The Democrat said the state "is willing to do its part" but offered no details on what it might do or what...

  • California seeks final ruling on teacher tenure

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown refused to say Wednesday if he plans to appeal a Los Angeles judge's closely watched decision to strike down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers. Republican lawmakers and Democratic school reform advocates have been lobbying the...

  • Conviction upheld in chef's wife-boiling case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a Southern California chef who claimed he cooked his wife's body in boiling water. City News Service says a court panel on Wednesday rejected a claim that there was insufficient evidence to convict...

  • Bay Area postal inspector indicted in theft case

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal grand jury has returned a three-count indictment charging a San Jose postal inspector with stealing and destroying mail. The indictment announced on Wednesday alleges that Quan Phan Howard unlawfully opened packages at a San Jose mail distribution center and...

  • 2 sentenced in slaying of 3-year-old in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two men will spend the rest of their lives behind bars for their roles in a drive-by shooting that killed a 3-year-old boy in Oakland. An Alameda County judge on Wednesday sentenced 29-year-old Lawrence Denard to 137 years to life in prison and 25-year-old Willie...

  • Judge halts drilling permits next to condors

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California court has delivered a setback to an oil company seeking to drill wells within a few miles of condor habitat at the state's Pinnacles National Park. A Monterey County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that authorities in central California should have weighed...

  • Southern California wildfire burns 78 acres

    HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are making progress against a wildfire that's burned 78 acres of brush in the inland region east of Los Angeles. The Riverside County Fire Department says the fire broke out in small community of Aguanga shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday. It's currently 50...

  • California's salmon, steelhead get help

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — State and federal wildlife officials have unveiled ambitious plans aimed at helping endangered salmon and steelhead thrive again in Central California rivers. The fish were abundant, migrating from the Pacific through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and up rivers, but...



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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