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Cleveland Call and Post editor Connie Harper dies at 81

Civil rights advocate and longtime Call and Post Newspaper Associate Publisher and Executive Editor Constance “Connie” Harper died Friday at a Dayton, Ohio, hospital where she was on life support after suffering a heart attack. She was 81.

Voter apathy a concern for secretary of state candidates

The secretary of state is California’s chief elections officer, and the winner in the Nov. 4 election will inherit many challenges. Low voter turnout has been an issue in recent elections. In 2012, more than 5.5 million eligible Californians did ...

State controller race

The California state Controller wears several hats, but they all result in the same thing. The Controller oversees how California’s money is being spent. The regulation and auditing of the state lottery, school districts and the state payroll system all ...

Propositions to appear on the Nov. 4 ballot

Prop 1 Water Bond. Funding for water quality, supply, treatment, and storage projects.

Hollywood humanizes the whistleblower in ‘Kill the Messenger’

Central to any compelling story is conflict. In the case of the recently released “Kill the Messenger,” the conflict is already well known: Investigative reporter from a mid-sized daily paper in San Jose stumbles upon a report of international intrigue ...

Unmanned NASA-contracted rocket explodes; damage is 'significant'

An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket exploded early Tuesday evening along the eastern Virginia coast, causing a huge fireball but no apparent deaths.

Board seeks Governor Brown’s assistance to keep Kinkisharyo in Palmdale

The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) board voted unanimously Wednesday to send a letter of support to Gov. Jerry Brown asking him to intervene to help keep Kinkisharyo International, L.L.C. from leaving Palmdale and building its permanent manufacturing ...

Knight, Strickland compete to replace “Buck” McKeon

State Senator Steve Knight and former state senator Tony Strickland are vying to replace one of the state’s most influential congressmen, Howard “Buck” McKeon, in the 25th Congressional district.

Teacher charged with sexually assaulting special needs teen

A teacher at Highland High School in Palmdale made his initial court appearance Wednesday on charges of sexually abusing a 17-year-old boy enrolled in a special needs program at the school.

Wells run dry in East Porterville

In East Porterville, about 34 miles south of Visalia, the only way for some residents to flush their toilet is to drive to the local fire station and hand-pump water into a bucket and return home. More than 500 wells ...

Santa Clarita hosts ribbon cutting for McBean Bridge project

The city of Santa Clarita will host a ribbon cutting event at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 to celebrate the completion of the McBean Bridge Widening and Bike Path Project. The event will be held near the McBean Parkway ...

Freshman making an impact on Harvard-Westlake varsity

Most freshmen are struggling to get on the field on the junior varsity team, but Cameron Jones, from Carson, only spent a couple games at that level before getting the call up, and starting at cornerback immediately.

Former NBA player Juaquin Hawkins and Carson mayor host DreamMakers tournament

An awards presentation ceremony, a basketball clinic for 20 children, and a book signing recently kicked off the third annual DreamMakers Basketball Tournament weekend at the Carson Veteran’s Sports Complex.

Roland Freeman, L.A. Black Panther, dies at 68

Roland Freeman, an original member of the Southern California Chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, died Wednesday, Oct. 15 in New York at the LaGuardia Airport. Freeman was bringing back the ashes of his brother Ronald Freeman, 69, ...

Four seek Senate seat

Three democrats and one republican have thrown their hats into the ring seeking to fill the unexpired state senate term of Rod Wright.

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