By Eric Ting, SFGATE Updated 7:05 pm PST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Gavin Newsom speaks at Willie Brown's annual breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Gavin Newsom speaks at Willie Brown's annual breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, The Chronicle Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, The Chronicle Image 1 of / 24 Caption Close Image 1 of 24 Gavin Newsom speaks at Willie Brown's annual breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Gavin Newsom speaks at Willie Brown's annual breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. … [Read more...] about Gavin Newsom proposes using California state funds to aid migrants
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A California lawmaker accused of child cruelty is speaking out, saying he intended to discipline his 7-year-old daughter with a spanking. The children of State Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, now home with his three children, were briefly removed by Child Protective Services. Spanking your child is legal in all 50 states, reports CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan. But if it crosses the line into "cruelty" or "abuse," it becomes a crime with potentially harsh punishments for the parent involved. When Arambula was sworn in as a California state assemblyman two years ago, his wife and three young daughters were at his side. Arambula was arrested earlier this week. He said he spanked his eldest child who told her teacher the next morning. "We have nights where we can get overwhelmed. That night was a night that she was acting out," Arambula said. School administrators called Child Protective Services after noticing an injury on the girl's body. "She was really angry that he spanked … [Read more...] about California state assemblyman arrested after daughter reports spanking to teacher
Sheriffs in Los Angeles confirm a second shooting at Malibu Creek State Park where Tristan Beaudette was killed early Friday inside his tent while camping with his two young daughters. His daughters, ages 2 and 4, were unharmed. The victim's brother told our Los Angeles station KCBS there were two holes in Beaudette's tent, one in the top and one on the side. Police have not confirmed if the holes were bullet holes. Sheriff's detectives say they still don't know why Beaudette was killed or who was responsible, reports CBS News correspondent Carter Evans. Beaudette was shot at about 4:45 a.m., sleeping in a tent with his daughters. "They found that the victim sustained a gunshot wound to his upper torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene," Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Wally Bracks said. Malibu Creek State Park covers some 8,000 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains about 30 miles west of Los Angeles. Officials say the park's 63 campsites were nearly full. Investigators were … [Read more...] about Second shooting at California state park where dad was killed while camping with daughters
Circus star G. Hugo Zacchini, famous for 30 years as “The Human Cannonball”, prepares to climb into the mouth of his cannon during his act in a circus at Palisades Park, N.J. on April 11, 1958. (AP Photo/Matty Zimmerman) Hugo Zacchini of Turin, Italy, is shot from a specially built cannon invented by his brother, July 19, 1927. He landed in a net about 130 feet away. (AP Photo) Two girls make a joint attempt to ring the bell at a fairground attraction on Hampstead Heath, North London on August 4, 1940. (J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images) A holiday-maker looks at her reflection in a distorted mirror on the promenade at Ramsgate on August 10, 1938. (Fox Photos/Getty Images) Show Caption of Expand By Linda Zavoral | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 17, 2018 at 8:00 am | UPDATED: June 17, 2018 at 8:42 am CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device If you … [Read more...] about 5 oddest California State Fair attractions
By Patrick May | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 14, 2018 at 10:08 am | UPDATED: June 15, 2018 at 6:06 am Now that news is finally sinking in about California voters getting a chance this fall to slice and dice their Golden State into three new gold, bronze and platinum states what might happen to the California quail? Or the California red-legged frog? Or even the humble avocado? They, of course, would be the current state bird, state amphibian and state fruit for California. If voters pass the measure in November, and if Congress signs off on the Big Split, all hell is going to break loose the State Symbol Department. Most Californians know their state flower (poppy) and maybe the state animal (grizzly bear). But few residents realize there’s a long list of designated symbols for everything from fabric (denim) to grain (rice), most of them laid out in sections 420-429.8 of the California Government Code. So if we’re truly on the … [Read more...] about Three Californias: Rainbow flags, poppies and avocados — will all hell break loose in state symbol department?