California just saw its second election cycle under the “top-two” primary system which puts the two top vote-getters in June on the November ballot, regardless of party, and it’s having quite an effect on the Legislature.
William Honeysett may have been soft-spoken, but his actions spoke volumes. He made groundbreaking changes at The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash. during his tenure as publisher, was a key player in several community building projects in the 1990s, and was lauded for his civic involvement.
A gated community and commercial lots could soon take root on land where the original town of Elk Grove once stood and that for decades was the home of Capital Nursery. It’s one of several former Capital Nursery sites that are seeing new life after the company shuttered the popular stores in 2012.
Nearly 70 percent of California Highway Patrol officers are white, a far larger proportion than the state population. Law enforcement agencies in San Francisco and Los Angeles are more diverse, and the CHP is struggling to change.
A third victim in Friday’s head-on vehicle crash in Fair Oaks has been identified. Daniel A. Figueroa, 24, of Sacramento, was killed when the Buick LeSabre he was in collided with a Subaru at 1:30 a.m. and burst into flames on San Juan Avenue at Palm Avenue.
Doug Whitney should have died years ago. The 65-year-old resident of Port Orchard, Washington, has a devastating gene mutation that - according to the medical literature - causes early onset Alzheimer’s disease in everyone who inherits it.
After pledging for years to crack down on violent Islamists, Pakistani authorities are now taking exceptional steps to do so, with a major military operation against the militants and a vow to rein in radical propaganda.
Thousands of Afghans are pouring into makeshift camps in the capital where they face a harsh winter as the Taliban return to areas once cleared by foreign forces, who this week are marking the end of their combat mission.
An Indonesian helicopter saw two oily spots in the search area for the missing AirAsia jetliner Monday, and an Australian search plane spotted objects hundreds of miles away, but it was too early to know whether either was connected to the aircraft and its 162 passengers and crew.
A cargo ship with 49 people evacuated from a Greek ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea arrived in the Italian port of Bari on Monday, the first big group to reach land. More than 160 people remained trapped on the smoke-filled vessel adrift in rough seas between Italy and Albania.
The disappearance of an AirAsia jet en route from Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday is the latest of many recent air incidents for Indonesia. The sprawling archipelago nation of 250 million people is one of Asia's most rapidly expanding airline markets, but is struggling to provide enough qualified pilots, mechanics, air traffic controllers and updated airport technology to ensure safety.