Tag: California

Kevin McCarthy Finds That Charm Has Its Limits

LOS ANGELES — Here is the important thing to understand about Kevin McCarthy: He has risen from college dropout to the highest rungs of political leadership by being the guy everyone liked. You can’t have too many friends, he likes to say. He was the guy with the pool table in the house he shared […]

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Kamala Harris Will Make History. So Will Her ‘Big, Blended’ Family.

“It’s striking,” said Ralph Richard Banks, a law professor at Stanford who has written about race, gender and family patterns. “In some ways they are at the frontier of different aspects of American families and how they’re changing.” Some might say they are reflective of where Americans already are. Today, the number of couples who […]

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What’s It Like to Have Kamala Harris As ‘Momala’? We Asked Her Stepkids.

Ella: Yeah, I write all emails: “To Mom and Doug.” What was it like when your parents split up? Cole: There was like a period of, I don’t know how many years, when we called ourselves the “Palazzo Crew.” Because when Doug moved out, he moved into this apartment complex called the Palazzo. Ella: It […]

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In Home District, McCarthy Faces Some Backlash From the Right

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — As Congress prepared to vote on impeachment for a second time, David Bynum reached out to his former boss — Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the Republican leader in the House. Mr. Bynum, 38, was a college intern for Mr. McCarthy more than 16 years ago, when Mr. McCarthy was a rising […]

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Louise Hay Believed Self-Love Was the Antidote to AIDS

“Love is the most powerful healing force there is, and the pathway to love is through forgiveness. Forgive yourself first, so that you can forgive others. Free yourself. You deserve to be well. You deserve to heal. You deserve love.” “Six by a foot. Anyway, call me back. Bye.” “I was 24 years old, and […]

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States Brace for Armed Protests in Wake of U.S. Capitol Attack

Bracing for the potential of violent protests in the days leading up to the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, state officials are calling up National Guard troops, erecting imposing fencing and shutting down Capitol grounds in response to the F.B.I.’s warning that armed protesters could target the capital cities across the country. A survey by […]

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One of Six Inmates Who Escaped From California Jail Is Recaptured

One of the six inmates who used a homemade rope to escape from a jail in California over the weekend was arrested on Tuesday, officials said. Edgar Ventura, 22 of Portland, Ore., was “apprehended without incident” a little after 3 p.m. in Firebaugh, about 30 miles south of the Merced County Downtown Jail, from which […]

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Gorillas at Zoo in San Diego Test Positive for Coronavirus

Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming what federal officials said on Monday were the first known apes in the nation to be infected. Zoo officials said on Monday that they believed the gorillas were infected by an asymptomatic staff member who had been following safety […]

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Manhunt Underway for Six Escaped California Inmates

Six men escaped from a jail in Merced County, Calif., using a rope of braided bedsheets, setting off a manhunt throughout the region, the authorities said on Sunday. The men escaped the Merced County Downtown Jail, about 100 miles east of San Jose, on Saturday night using the homemade rope to scale a wall of […]

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Pat Loud, Reality Show Matriarch of ‘An American Family,’ Dies at 94

Before “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” before the Kardashians, before the idea of living large and unscripted on camera became a TV staple, there was a startling program on public television called “An American Family” with a startling female character named Pat Loud. Ms. Loud was a tan California mother of five. She drank, […]

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A Long, Lonesome Look at America

I was only a few days into a meandering trip across America, and already I was easing into something of a nighttime routine. Earlier in the day I’d pinpointed a promising campsite in Ozark National Forest. Now, I found myself ascending an isolated forestry road to get to it, my tires crackling over its rough, […]

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N.C.A.A. President Seeks Delay on Vote to Let Students Profit From Fame

The N.C.A.A., confronted with new scrutiny from the Justice Department, on Saturday all but abandoned plans for votes in the coming days that could have allowed student-athletes to profit off their fame, assuredly inflaming a debate that has drawn in governments across the country and convulsed the college sports industry. One of the N.C.A.A.’s most […]

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‘Our New York Moment’: Southern California Reels as Virus Surges

By nearly every major metric, the spread of the virus is profoundly more dire in Southern California. The San Francisco Bay Area has 4 percent of its intensive care beds still available and the far north of California 25 percent. Southern California reached zero percent weeks ago. Los Angeles County has reported more cases this […]

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Meena Harris, Building That Brand

Meena Harris, a lawyer and former tech executive, used to make statement T-shirts as a side job. Her most famous read, simply, “Phenomenal Woman.” (Perhaps you saw it on Instagram, worn by celebrities including Serena Williams, Lizzo, Ciara, Viola Davis, Laverne Cox and Eva Longoria.) She also made hats for the “Phenomenal Mother” and sweatshirts […]

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Miya Ponsetto Faces Charges for Accusing a Black Teen of Stealing Her Phone at a SoHo Hotel

For Miya Ponsetto, a nationally televised interview was an opportunity to apologize, her lawyer said, for falsely accusing a Black teenager of stealing her cellphone — and then tackling him — in the lobby of a SoHo hotel. Instead, Ms. Ponsetto, 22, went off script. She stormed out of the disastrous interview with “CBS This […]

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Parents Of Keyon Harrold Jr. ‘Not Interested’ In An Apology From ‘SoHo Karen’

NewsOne Featured Video In the days following the constant media attention surrounding Miya Ponsetto‘s whereabouts and the fact that she is still walking around as a free woman, the parents of Keyon Harrold Jr., the 14-year-old Black teen she attacked, are speaking out. Jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold and his partner, educator Kat Rodriguez are taking […]

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California Board Recommends Routine Checks of Police Cell Phones, Computers and Social Media for Racist Content

Photo: Shutterstock A state advisory board in California has recommended that police agencies routinely review the cell phones, computers and social media pages of police officers for racist and otherwise offensive content in an effort to weed out officers who are prone to racial profiling. Imagine that: Cops all over the Golden State getting profiled […]

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How California Viewed the Siege of Congress

Gov. Gavin Newsom canceled a news briefing on Covid-19 “out of an abundance of caution,” calling the chaos “reprehensible and an outright assault to our democracy and Democratic institutions.” “We always knew this responsibility would take us into the night,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco wrote in a letter summoning her colleagues to […]

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Surging Virus Prompts Call to Halt In-Person TV and Film Production

Seven people working on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” which was being shot at an NBC Universal stage in Studio City, Calif., tested positive for the coronavirus this fall. So did nine people working on the Netflix series “Colin in Black & White” in Gardena. And the Los Angeles County Public Health Department reported that a […]

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New California Laws in 2021

Good morning. A slate of new laws that went into effect on Jan. 1 reflect the trials of the previous year, when wildfires, the pandemic and criminal justice reform were top of mind for many Californians. Of the hundreds of bills that were signed into law, many won’t be enacted until later this year. Starting […]

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9 Killed in Head-On Crash in Fresno County, Calif., Police Say

Nine people — including seven who were described by the authorities as juveniles — were killed in a fiery head-on crash between an S.U.V. and a pickup truck in Fresno County, Calif., on Friday, the California Highway Patrol said. The authorities have not released the names of the victims, and the Highway Patrol said it […]

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New Year’s Eve Parties in Los Angeles: It’s Happening

Prohibition in the United States, a short-lived experiment that began 100 years ago, popularized the speakeasy: an illicit establishment designed to sell alcoholic beverages during the years they were legally banned. Now, people are developing clandestine social clubs all over again — and even styling their parties after the era of speakeasies. That’s true even […]

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