mercurynews.com — 30+ min ago
Elite private California school discloses alleged sexual misconduct
OJAI -- An elite private high school in Southern California has disclosed allegations of sexual misconduct ... Located northwest of Los Angeles in Ventura County's bucolic Ojai Valley, The Thacher School has more ... Hector Macias, head of the sheriff office's sexual assault unit. ... The inquiry by the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson included interviews with more than 120 former students ... allegations made in an alumni social media campaign, the Los Angeles Times reported. ... ...
mercurynews.com — 44+ min ago
Opinion: California pandemic cataclysm requires a 3/13 commission
(Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) PUBLISHED: June 18, 2021 at 5:15 a.m. | UPDATED: June 18, 2021 at ... Gavin Newsom repeatedly promise to open schools -- and never use his emergency powers to actually open ... Gavin Newsom repeatedly promise to open schools -- and never use his emergency powers to actually open ... For these same reasons, the ongoing California cataclysm that began on March 13, 2020 needs its own commission ... Of course, the governor, facing a recall, is unlikely to support a 3/13 commission. ... ...
mercurynews.com — 1+ hour, 13+ min ago
Walters: California Legislature passes a self-serving sham budget
(Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) The Legislature's Democratic supermajority put on something of a ... priority and makes vital investments in California's future," Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Senate ... Republican Sen. James Nielsen captured the situation when he said, "This is a fake budget. ... Then-Controller John Chiang backed Brown by suspending legislators' salaries. ... President Pro Tem Toni Atkins said in a post-session statement. ... ...
mercurynews.com — 1+ hour, 18+ min ago
California man who allegedly fatally shot a 6-year-old in road rage incident brandished a gun days later, prosecutors say
The man accused of fatally shooting a child in a Southern California road rage incident last month has ... The details come a little more than a week after authorities announced the arrest of Marcus Anthony Eriz ... Prosecutors outlined what led to 6-year-old Aiden Leos' death in newly-filed court documents in the case ... In a bail motion obtained by CNN, prosecutors allege Eriz and Lee cut off Aiden's mother, Joanna Cloonan ... , 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, as suspects in the shooting. ... ...
sfchronicle.com — 1+ hour, 35+ min ago
California's EDD punishes people who mess up unemployment applications. It cost one woman $14,000
Chad Mayes, I-Rancho Mirage (Riverside County). ... Mayes and Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, are sponsoring legislation, AB397, to require EDD ... During that time, California's Employment Development Department, which administers the benefits, sent ... Back in late 2018, Oakland resident Stephanie Dalton was laid off and collected unemployment for two ... of the Center for Workers' Rights in Sacramento. ... ...
sfgate.com — 1+ hour, 36+ min ago
I hiked to Southern California's living tribute to Alex Trebek
The canyon homes in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California. In some ways that's true. ... In 1998, Alex Trebek donated 62 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains to the public as a nature preserve ... On clear days, there's a nice enough view of the buildings rising up out of Melrose and La Brea and mid-Wilshire ... A trail through the chaparral in the Santa Monica mountains. ... The serene landscape of Trebek Open Space is a rare place to escape the roar of LA traffic. ... ...
sfgate.com — 1+ hour, 47+ min ago
I went into California's forests to find a rare albino redwood
I had come to the California Federation of Women's Clubs Grove in Humboldt Redwoods State Park to find ... Stapleton first stumbled on an albino redwood back in 1996 while exploring Jack London State Historic ... Foliage on the Christmas Tree, an albino redwood living in the Federation Grove in Humboldt Redwoods ... regularly visits wild albino trees in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, including the one I saw. ... Stapleton runs experiments with his own albino redwoods that he propagates in Amador County, but he also ... ...
news.yahoo.com — 1+ hour, 58+ min ago
California heatwave: State declares state of emergency
Higher temperatures were felt in the San Francisco Bay Area, where several cities have set up cooling ... Willo Alford, who runs a general store in Death Valley Village and has lived there most of her life, ... The California Independent System Operator, which controls most of the state's power grid, asked people ... In California's Death Valley National Park, typically one of the hottest spots in the world, a thermometer ... In Phoenix, Arizona, the temperatures reached 118F (48C) on Thursday, while Las Vegas reported 115F ( ... ...
news.yahoo.com — 2+ hour, 32+ min ago
California farmers struggle under severe drought
Most of the garlic in the United States is grown here in California, so not having the water, growers ... As California suffers its worst drought since 1977, everyone - from farmers like Parra down to the average ... But this year's scarce produce has left farm workers like Alejandro Pena worried for their livelihoods ... Burford Ranch has been forced to cut its workforce from 140 down to 110 employees. ... A third of Parra's 6,000-acre Burford Ranch now lies fallow, and he's had to dig deep for water for the ... ...
news.yahoo.com — 3+ hour, 58+ min ago
'Difficult moments': Gavin Newsom on the personal toll of the pandemic as a recall looms and California reopens
Appearances on James Corden _and_ Seth Meyers. ... Gavin Newsom supervising the Vax for the Win lottery contest at Universal Studios Hollywood. ... There he was at Universal Studios Hollywood the following morning, drawing $15 million in lottery prizes ... Anti-Newsom sentiment along Interstate 5 near Gustine, Calif. ... 17 min read It's been quite a week for California Gov. Gavin Newsom. ... ...