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  • 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...

  • Former LA councilman convicted of 4 felonies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted Wednesday of perjury and voting fraud for living outside the district he was elected to represent. A Los Angeles County jury found Alarcon, 60, guilty of four felony counts but acquitted him of a dozen other...

  • Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is in the San Francisco Bay Area to launch a new campaign — to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies. The former secretary of state joined community leaders in Oakland on Wednesday to kick start the "Talking is Teaching: Talk Read...

  • Lawsuit tests racial policy at California prisons

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday that he will consider whether California's policy of locking up prisoners by race violates the constitutional rights of the roughly 125,000 male inmates within the state prison system. U.S. District Judge Troy Nunley of Sacramento...

  • 2nd ex-councilman sentenced for Bell corruption

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another former Bell City Council member has been sentenced in the corruption scandal that engulfed the Los Angeles County community. Prosecutors say 64-year-old George Cole was sentenced Wednesday to 180 days of home confinement, ordered to pay more than $77,000 in...

  • US House passes bill prompted by LA airport attack

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill on airport security that was prompted by a gunman's attack on a Transportation Security Administration station at Los Angeles International Airport last year. The bipartisan legislation approved Tuesday on a voice vote...

  • Lawyers delay corruption trial of Sen. Calderon

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers have agreed to delay the public corruption trial of state Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother until next year. Lawyers filed a stipulation in Los Angeles federal court Monday to move the trial to May 19. It had been scheduled for September....

  • 5 California Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. DONALD STERLING Los Angeles Clippers owner files new lawsuit against wife, NBA and commissioner in attempt to retain team and derail $2 billion sale. 2. STUBHUB CYBERTHEFT...

  • Med-mal caps in the crosshairs as trial lawyers attack California’s landmark act

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A landmark act constraining the amount of money plaintiffs attorneys and their clients can reap from medical malpractice lawsuits has come under fire by California trial lawyers – an expensive battle that may end up spreading to other states. Enacted in...

  • California city rejects child immigrant shelter

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A north San Diego suburb's planning commission on Tuesday ratified its rejection of a proposed 96-bed shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol, while the American Civil Liberties Union said it was mulling a legal challenge....

  • Fire burns Los Angeles-area charter school

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say more than 30 firefighters battled a blaze that significantly damaged a single-story charter high school in the Los Angeles area. LA County Fire inspector Scott Miller said two firefighters were hospitalized Tuesday after fighting the fire at Animo High School...

  • Homeless man tossed into San Francisco trash truck

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a homeless man suffered minor injuries after being accidentally tossed into a San Francisco recycling truck. The man was sleeping inside a dumpster full of cardboard when it was picked up Tuesday morning by a Recology truck in the city's Sunset District....

  • A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday. After reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, team owner Lew Wolff said he agreed to the terms of the lease to...

  • Man charged in SF bomb case must remain jailed

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California man arrested after an FBI manhunt must remain jailed without bail while awaiting trial on charges of possessing a destructive device. A federal judge in San Francisco denied Ryan Chamberlain's request to transfer to a mental hospital so he can get psychiatric...

  • Anti-tax group sues over Citizens United measure

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An anti-tax group sued state officials Tuesday in an effort to block an advisory ballot measure that seeks to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing unlimited corporate spending in elections. The lawsuit by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association comes a week...



From the Weekly Standard

  • No Sword, No Justice

    On Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch embassy in Washington to pay his respects to the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, shot down over Ukraine by forces armed and backed by Vladimir...

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    Moments of clarity often come when you least expect them. In a speech to contributors last week in Seattle, Barack Obama made the case that his presidency has made America better. In most...

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  • Frozen in the Cold War

    In 1983, Barack Obama was a senior at Columbia University. He was not well known. He lived off-campus, had a few close friends, and spent a lot of time reading. He went to some meetings of the...

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