Deaths in Riverside
Just a few weeks ago, Austin Lee Edwards was hired as a deputy for a Virginia sheriff after serving as a state police officer. Authorities allege he “catfished” a teenage girl in Riverside County, arrived at her home the day after Thanksgiving and carried out a rampage.
Pathway to Power
Conservatives running in school board races across California mostly fell short. Groups like the American Council say they’ll keep trying.
Unrest in China
U.S. officials say the Biden administration supports the right to protest, but have offered little more.
Ramin Rezaeian and fellow Iranian players are in a no-win situation as they face the U.S. at the World Cup.
As 48,000 University of California academic workers push their historic strike into a third week just days before finals, tensions and anxiety are rising. “People are losing their minds,” a UC Santa Barbara professor says.
The expensive plan is likely to need several voter-approved tax hikes, and Republicans appear to have won a handful of key local elections, shifting the balance of power on a regional agency.
A staffing crisis in L.A. County’s juvenile halls has led to surges in fights, attacks on officers and the use of chemical spray against children. Teens are held in isolation and denied visits with family.
Eight decades ago, the Mojave Desert was home to hundreds of tortoises per square mile. Today, most tortoise populations in the wild have fallen to 2 to 3 adults per square mile, largely due to climate change, loss of habitat and an increase in the raven population. Can California’s Endangered Species Act save the tortoises from extinction?