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SACRAMENTO -- Five Congressional Democrats have demanded the resignation of a top official in Gov. Jerry Brown's administration for comments the official allegedly made about the future of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The controversy surrounds...
Re "Voice of sense in gun debate," Column, March 28 I enjoyed George Skelton's piece on Republican Rep. Mike Thompson, a pro-gun legislator from Northern California who, as Skelton notes, proves you can be "both a gun lover and a gun controller." -----...
SACRAMENTO — As the national firearms debate reaches a crescendo, a Northern California congressman is proving that you can be both a gun lover and a gun controller. Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, a moderate "blue dog" Democrat who represents...
LANSDOWNE, Va. -- Even as she acknowledged that passing a new assault weapons ban would be a challenge, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) called on Congress to consider the “boldest possible package” to reduce gun...
WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Assn.’s proposal Friday to finance a National Model School Shield Program in which armed volunteers would be stationed at every school in America was quickly slammed by gun control advocates who accused the...
WASHINGTON — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), joined by members of her caucus personally touched by gun violence, launched a drive Wednesday to build support for new gun restrictions. "All too often, we see these mass...
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L.A. NOWU.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) introduced legislation Wednesday that designates the Berryessa Snow Mountain region as a National Conservation Area, protecting 319,000 acres of federal lands along the inner coast range that is home to some of the...
My aunt is in a nursing home. They tell us she isn't allowed to leave unless she gets the doctor's permission. If she does, she has to sign a statement saying she doesn't hold them liable and will lose all her healthcare coverage. She is on Medicare....
Times-Herald, Vallejo, Calif.In World War II, soldiers stationed on Mare Island Naval Shipyard used the historic Portuguese SCDES Hall on Contra Costa Street -- the upstairs as a bunk hall and downstairs rooms for meals. Even with the hall serving the government, the Holy Ghost...
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The Hartford CourantThe leader of gun-violence prevention efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives was in Connecticut on Friday to help Democrats execute their new strategy: Demonstrate enough support in the lower chamber to compel the U.S. Senate to revisit the bill...
The Hartford CourantOne of the phrases repeated often by advocates of stricter gun laws since the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre has been: "If not now, when?" That rhetorical question became a literal one Wednesday when a federal gun-control bill crashed and burned in the...
The Hartford CourantWASHINGTON — Twenty-six cyclists arrived Tuesday at the Capitol after a four-day ride from Newtown, bringing a plea for tighter gun limits to a reluctant Congress. "Here's our message: Please put politics aside and get it done," said Monte Frank...
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