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September 25, 2013 | By Paige St. John
SACRAMENTO -- A federal court order for California to entertain alternative options to reduce prison crowding echoes a set of solutions proposed just one day earlier by Senate leader Darrell Steinberg. In a letter sent to federal judges Monday, Steinberg (D-Sacramento) provided a framework for following Gov. Jerry Brown's plan, suggesting California be required to reduce prison crowding by Dec. 31 to 145% of what the prisons were designed to hold -- a goal the state has said it can reach by moving 2,500 prisoners into private facilities.
October 22, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Darrell Wallace Jr., who's trying to become the next African American driver to race full time in NASCAR's top series, is having a steady if unremarkable rookie season in NASCAR's third-level truck series. Wallace, who turned 20 this month, is ninth in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings, about where he's been during much of the season. He's yet to win a race but has 10 top-10 finishes and four top-five finishes through 18 races so far this season. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver, who's nicknamed Bubba, was poised for another top-five finish last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, where Wallace was running fifth entering the final lap. But as the field raced toward the checkered flag, Wallace's No. 54 Toyota Tundra, prepared by Kyle Busch Motorsports, was collected in a 12-truck crash, leaving him with a 17th-place finish.
October 11, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 7 - Oct. 13 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Author Nelson DeMille; director Paul Thomas Anderson. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Donald Trump; Anthony Bourdain; Christy Vega Fowler; Marcia Cross; Halloween; Jackie Evancho. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Henry Winkler; Kevin James; Drew Lachey; Anna Trebunskaya. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Salma Hayek; Kyle MacLachlan.
June 22, 2012 | By David Horsey
The brouhaha over Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and the contempt of Congress charge brought by U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) are providing new evidence that the lunatics are running the Republican asylum. Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, would have us believe President Obama's assertion of executive privilege in the dispute -- “an eleventh-hour stunt,” he called it on Fox News -- is part of a White House cover up of something much more sinister.
March 6, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
The Clipper Darrell saga has taken an emotional turn. Less than a week after it was announced that the team's superfan was cut loose by the organization, Clipper Darrell talked to Los Angeles' ABC affiliate after Sunday's Lakers-Heat game about his sense of betrayal. Midway through the interview, when sports anchor Rob Fukuzaki asked Clipper Darrell if he intends to change his name, the team's former mascot burried his head in his hands and began crying. Clipper Darrell has been a Clippers season ticket holder since the 2000-01 season and he eventually became part of the show.
September 1, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Darrell Bailey is arguably the Clippers' biggest fan. After all, he's known as "Clipper Darrell. " He tweeted a picture Saturday suggesting he was ready to jump ship to join the Lakers' fan base. I am sorry to inform u that @kobebryant has recruited me - Clipper Darrell (@clipperdarrell) August 31, 2013 Although not an official representative of the Clippers' organization, Bailey may be their most famous fan (after Billy Crystal)
February 8, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Darrell Wallace Jr. is expected to race in NASCAR's truck series this year, which would make the 19-year-old one of only a handful of African American drivers to have raced full time in one of NASCAR's three national series. Wallace is in the developmental-driver program at Joe Gibbs Racing, which has scheduled a news conference Saturday in Charlotte, N.C., where Wallace's ride is expected to be announced, according to a source familiar with the move but not authorized to discuss it publicly.
October 28, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Looking back at the weekend's motor racing, including NASCAR's races at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and NHRA drag racing at Las Vegas, five things come to mind: Darrell Wallace Jr. will probably win another race soon. Wallace, 20, became only the second African American driver to win a NASCAR national series event with his victory Saturday in the truck race at Martinsville. Wallace already was highly touted before Martinsville, and the expectations weighed heavily on him. Now that he's armed with the confidence of knowing he can reach Victory Lane, watch for Wallace to be gunning for a second win either in the three remaining truck races this year -- at Texas, Phoenix and Homestead-Miami -- or early next season.
April 5, 2012 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Rep. Howard Berman, who is locked in a pitched reelection battle with fellow liberal Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman, likes to say he can work with Republicans to get things done. But even he may have been surprised when a conservative GOP colleague offered him some effusive support recently. "I don't tell people to vote for Democrats," Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) told an audience at the Beverly Hills Hotel. "If there were a good Republican in the race, I wouldn't tell you to vote for Howard, probably.
The door, plastered with colorful paintings by children, reads "Darrell's Door," and it is always open. "Darrell speaking," says the smiling man inside as he answers the phone, surrounded by congratulatory cards, balloons and plants--as well as unpacked boxes, uncompleted teacher evaluation forms and a yearbook to familiarize him with new faces.
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