CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Social network sites such as Facebook would be required to remove personal information about minors when asked to do so by their parents under a measure approved by state senators Thursday. Separately, the lawmakers voted to allow misdemeanor rather than felony charges in cases of simple possession of heroin, cocaine and other hard drugs. The two bills were among several sent to the Assembly for consideration. The Internet measure was approved despite opposition from firms including Google, Facebook, Zynga and Tumblr, which called the proposed rules unnecessary, unworkable and in violation of teenagers' free-speech rights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 |
Jack Shea, a Hollywood veteran who directed popular sitcoms such as "The Jeffersons" and who, as president of the Directors Guild of America, forcefully argued for minority hiring and local production, has died. He was 84. Shea's death Sunday at a Tarzana care facility was caused by complications from Alzheimer's disease, a family spokesman said. His first TV directing gig came when he was 27, a frightened novice who suddenly was asked to fill in when the director of the game show "Truth or Consequences" called in sick.
April 26, 2013 |
COLSTRIP, Mont. - Out in these windy stretches of cottonwood and prairie grass, not far from where Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer ran into problems at Little Bighorn, a new battle is unfolding over what future energy development in the West will look like. Here, rancher Wallace McRae and his son, Clint, run cattle on 31,000 acres along Rosebud Creek, land their family has patrolled with horses and tamed with fences for 125 years. They could probably go on undisturbed for 100 years more if the earth under the pastures weren't laced with coal.
April 22, 2013 |
When Manny Mota started his coaching career with the Dodgers, Dusty Baker was in left field and Jimmy Carter was in the White House. That was in 1980. The Dodgers have changed managers seven times since then, but Mota always has been the rock on the coaching staff. Until this year, that is. After 33 seasons as a coach - the longest such tenure in club history - the Dodgers quietly moved Mota off the major league coaching staff this season. Mota, 75, now has an expanded role on the Dodgers' Spanish-language television broadcasts.
April 16, 2013 |
Suspension from school seldom makes much sense except in matters of campus safety. Let's face it: Most students don't bounce out of bed first thing in the morning celebrating the dawn of yet another school day. So why reward bad behavior with days off? No one should be surprised, then, that suspension has been found to be fairly ineffective as a disciplinary measure. It's certainly unhelpful academically; missing classes and falling behind only raise the likelihood of future truancy and dropping out. What's more, studies show that it disproportionately affects African American and Latino students.
April 13, 2013 |
The Angels came out of spring training with what they thought was a pretty stable roster. But as with so many things involving the Angels this season, reality has fallen far short of expectations. So Saturday the Angels made five transactions, finishing a five-day blitz that included them making nine personnel moves - two of which involved outfielder J.B. Shuck , who was optioned to the minors Friday afternoon then recalled the following morning. And that doesn't even include Saturday's signing of former major leaguer Kip Wells to a minor league contract.