Caleb Sears was 6 when he died during oral surgery. His aunt, Anna Kaplan, has helped lead the family's effort to change the law to protect other kids. His grandmother, Ann Bentley, has joined in, too. A powerful lobby has stood in the family's way.
Sue Wilson from Fiddletown won a victory over Sacramento radio station 107.9 The End. Where there once was commercial pop music, hooting deejays and stupid radio stunts, there’s now static. In January 2007, Jennifer Strange, a 28-year-old mother of three and a regular listener to 107.9-KDND, The End, entered a contest called “Hold your wee for a Wii,” the Nintendo gaming console that was all rage at the time. The person who gulped the most water without having to urinate would win. Strange fell into a coma and died later that afternoon.
Trump California campaign manager Tim Clark, in his suite at the Kalahari in Sandusky, Ohio, vows that Donald Trump will compete in California in November, though Trump trails badly in the polls to Hillary Clinton.
Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Los Angeles, grew up in Sacramento, the son of Mexican immigrants. He was in Sacramento visiting them in June 2016 and stopped by the Ambrosia coffee shop, where he discussed Donald Trump's attack on U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, also the son of Mexican immigrants. It struck close to home.
On a San Francisco visit, Rep. John Sarbanes, a Maryland Democrat, acknowledged the power of money in politics and explained his legislation to empower people who donate small amounts of money to candidates. Republican Walter Jones of North Carolina has joined his crusade.