KANSAS CITY -- It had been 29 years since the Royals last played in the World Series, and when James Shields threw the first pitch of Game 1 at 7:08 p.m. local time Tuesday, 40,459 voices were rocking Kauffman Stadium.
Opponents of the strong-mayor measure on the November ballot have consistently criticized the amount of money proponents have raised from special interests. On Tuesday, Mayor Kevin Johnson’s wife tried to turn the tables on City Councilman Steve Hansen, the lead spokesman for the opposition campaign.
In a searing closing argument, El Dorado County Deputy District Attorney Lisette Suder focused on the photos – and a path of blood – to argue that Todd Winkler killed his wife in an act of premeditated murder.
A yearlong California study of motorcycle lane-splitting has concluded the practice is no more dangerous than motorcycling in general, if the rider is going at speeds similar to or only slightly faster than the surrounding traffic. The maneuver becomes more dangerous, however, when a motorcyclist is speeding or riding more than 10 mph faster than the traffic the cyclist is passing.
The state’s largest nurses union said Tuesday that no California hospital is prepared to treat an Ebola patient, pressing Gov. Jerry Brown to require increased training and protective equipment for nurses.
A Stockton councilman who rose to national prominence two years ago as a young Stanford University honors graduate intent on serving his hometown was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of drunken driving.
In the tradition of friendly bets made by politicians on their sports teams in big games, the World Series offers this: California Gov. Jerry Brown put pizza on the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday; Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is offering ribs.
The Giants do not fit the mold of a traditional World Series team. Their 88 wins during the regular season was one of the lowest for a World Series aspirant in 40 years. But the franchise is a model of stability – and that’s their secret.
Several Toys R Us stores in Tampa, Fla., have voluntarily removed toys based on the show “Breaking Bad” from their shelves. The Walter White figure dons a lab coat, two beakers and a gas mask, and another figure has a haz-mat suit.