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Dan Walters: California's death penalty dying of old age - Sacramento Bee

The EconomistDan Walters: California's death penalty dying of old ageSacramento BeeDuring the last four decades, no California political issue has burned more intensely than capital punishment, but it may have ended with a whimper, rather than with a bang, last week. Federal Judge Cormac Carney r...[read more]

Latino Immigrant Reaches Major Milestone In California - Huffington Post

Latino Immigrant Reaches Major Milestone In CaliforniaHuffington PostCuéllar, who was born in Matamoros, Mexico, and walked across the border to school every day in Brownsville, Texas, until moving to California's Imperial Valley with his family at 14, was praised by members of the state Latino L...[read more]

Robin Abcarian: Breaking California up would be uncool - The Desert Sun

American SpectatorRobin Abcarian: Breaking California up would be uncoolThe Desert SunDraper has proposed dividing California into six states: Jefferson (Redding, Eureka), North California (Sacramento, Marin County), Silicon Valley (San Jose, San Francisco), Central California (Fresno, Stockton, ...[read more]

Think California should be split into 6? Here's where you should live - Los Angeles Times

Think California should be split into 6? Here's where you should liveLos Angeles Times“A Field Poll in February found that 59% of California voters oppose a breakup of the state, [Steve] Maviglio noted, and the strategist predicted the business community and Democratic and Republican leaders will...[read more]

New California Football Law Aims To Tackle Brain Injuries Head-On - WBUR

CBS NewsNew California Football Law Aims To Tackle Brain Injuries Head-OnWBURCalifornia Assemblyman Ken Cooley, who sponsored the bill, told Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson that California is following a model implemented by the NFL to minimize concussions. Where the NFL has reduced head injuries, hig...[read more]

'Water Cops' Patrol California's Drought-Stricken Streets - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com'Water Cops' Patrol California's Drought-Stricken StreetsNBCNews.comAcross California, reining in water use is becoming a big priority this week after the State Water Resource sControl Board approved new limits. The restrictions now more strongly prohibit home owners and businesses fro...[read more]

Obamas are buying $4.25M desert home in California: report - New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsObamas are buying $4.25M desert home in California: reportNew York Daily NewsThe Obamas are buying a $4.25 million hilltop hideaway near Palm Springs that boasts its own two-story waterfall and putting green, according to a published report. Unidentified real estate sources tol...[read more]

How's California Doing? - New York Times (blog)

How's California Doing?New York Times (blog)There's been a lot of talk lately about how the great Kansas tax-cut experiment is doing, namely very badly. But what about the anti-Kansas — California? It's a state with a Democratic supermajority. Its policies aren't left-wing in the way Kansas's ......[read more]

Man Dies at California Beach After Sand Hole Collapses - People Magazine

Fox NewsMan Dies at California Beach After Sand Hole CollapsesPeople MagazineA young man died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday. The man dug a roughly 10-foot-deep hole at Francis State Beac...[read more]

California Company Issues Nationwide Fruit Recall - Wall Street Journal

Food Safety NewsCalifornia Company Issues Nationwide Fruit RecallWall Street JournalA Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smitt...[read more]