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Interned Japanese-American Finally Given Diploma

Don Miyada, a 17-year-old Japanese-American in 1942 who missed his Newport Harbor High School graduation because he and his family were sent to an internment camp, finally took part in his high school’s graduation on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reports. Jun 22, 2014 9:55 AM PT

CA Bill to Restrict High School, Middle School Football Practices

The Los Angeles Times reports that on Thursday, the California Senate approved a bill that would restrict high school and middle school football teams’ practices both during the off-season and the regular season. The bill, AB 2127, from Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova), now goes to California Governor Jerry Brown for approval. Jun 20, 2014 10:37 AM PT

Mickey Mantle's Moving Deathbed Note Sells for $24,000

TMZ Sports reports that Mickey Mantle's moving farewell address, which he wrote as he was dying in 1995, has sold at an auction for $24,000. Mantle wrote the note on a PGA scorecard just before he gave a speech on June 12 at Baylor University's Beasley Auditorium, which was nationally televised. Jun 20, 2014 8:01 AM PT

Shelly Sterling Seeks Restraining Order for Donald Sterling

Donald Sterling’s estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, is scheduled to appear Thursday in court to argue that her husband and his attorneys have threatened, intimidated, and harassed witnesses scheduled to testify in the probate court hearing on the Los Angeles Clippers sale. Jun 19, 2014 9:40 AM PT

Court Upholds Life Sentence for Man Who Stole Two $30 Watches

A San Francisco man who stole two $29.99 watches from a Sears counter saw his life sentence for the crime upheld by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Wednesday because of California’s three-strikes law. Jun 19, 2014 9:25 AM PT

UberX, Lyft Fight Taxis, Regulators in CA

The citizen chauffeurs of UberX and Lyft are battling insurance companies, taxicabs and limousines over whether UberX and Lyft drivers should be required to obtain permits from the airports they serve as well as carry $1 million in insurance even when they are not driving, the Sacramento Bee reports. Jun 19, 2014 4:53 AM PT

Analyst Says Budget Deal Doesn't Save High-Speed Rail After All

Covering for California governor Jerry Brown, the California legislature has allotted $250 million gleaned from “cap-and-trade” greenhouse gas fees on businesses to make it look as though Brown’s bullet train is still a viable idea. Jun 19, 2014 4:37 AM PT

Obama: Michelle 'Bad Example for Pay Equality' Because She Works for Free

Jumping on the bandwagon Hillary Clinton revved up with her comment saying she and her husband were broke when they left the White House, Barack Obama said Tuesday that his wife is "kind of a bad example" for the need for pay equality because she does the arduous job of being First Lady for free. Jun 19, 2014 1:17 AM PT

L.A.'s de Léon to Lead State Senate, Battle Corruption

The next president pro tem of the California state Senate will be Democratic state Sen. Kevin de León of Los Angeles, who was elected Monday. De León, 47, a Democrat, asserted that one of his highest priorities will be to restore public trust in the corruption-plagued state legislature, the Los Angeles Times reports. Jun 18, 2014 5:55 AM PT

Latest in McCarthy v. Labrador Race

The battle between Idaho Republican Congressman Raúl R. Labrador and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy to replace Eric Cantor as House majority leader features two wholly different strategies. Jun 18, 2014 5:52 AM PT

CNN Poll: 61% of Americans Think Obama Administration Dishonest About Benghazi

A new poll from CNN/ORC International shows more than 60% of the American public thinks the Obama Administration has lied about how it has procured information related to the terror attack on the Benghazi compound and the subsequent massacre. The poll found only 37% of respondents content with the Obama administration’s response to the assault. Jun 17, 2014 9:45 AM PT

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