The Fresno Unified School District, the nation’s fourth-largest, with roughly 73,000 students, has no comprehensive sex education program in place after dropping an earlier, controversial program. In response, Fresno Barrios Unidos, a teen and parent health organization, and the ACLU of Northern California have expressed their desire to implement a sex education program. In December 2013 they held a gathering calling for the district to improve its sex education curriculum.
As Attorney General Kamala Harris has gone unchallenged in her candidacy for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat, speculation has focused on whether a Latino candidate who could more effectively represent the needs of the state’s large Latino population would emerge to run for the office. On Monday, Rep. Loretta Sanchez will speak at a luncheon of the Democratic Foundation of Orange County, possibly announcing her candidacy, according to The Orange County Register.
At an Ohio high school, the principal canceled a student event that claimed in the name of diversity it was offering girl students a chance to wear the Muslim headscarf, or hijab, on April 23.
On Saturday night, over 300 homes near Chino Hills by the Prado Dam had to be evacuated because of a brush fire rapidly traveling through the area. Jennifer Fuhrman, a spokeswoman for the Riverside County Fire Department, said the blaze was first reported at just after 6 p.m.
The future of the Star Wars universe is on display this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center, with an estimated 60,000 Star Wars fans expected to attend the Star Wars Celebration. The expo began Thursday with a presentation revolving around the newest
The Chicago Cubs finally allow Kris Bryant, the top prospect in baseball and the number-one pick in the 2014 draft, to join their major league roster on Friday afternoon.
Peter Weber Jr., 95, has now officially been recognized as the world's oldest active pilot by the Guinness World Record keepers.
New data shows that a six-year, $287 million campaign implemented by the American military to help soldiers feel more optimistic about their future, more than half of the soldiers surveyed felt pessimistic about their futures.
A new study from Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey released this week National Infertility Awareness Week found that millennials are a little too cocky about waiting until their careers are established and they are in their thirties in order to have a child.
On Thursday, the NFL welcomed Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson back to the league, taking his name off the commissioner's exempt list.
While Fresno County is suffering from high unemployment--11.6 percent in February 2015, and 12.0 percent in January 2015--Fresno workers have joined the Fight for $15, a national campaign to raise wages and set the minimum wage to $15.
On Thursday, proving that the attractions of an increasingly secular society seem more important than the tenets of traditional religion, over 100 prominent Roman Catholic donors and church members wrote an open letter to the Pope that ran as a full-page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle condemning staunch traditionalist San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for fostering “an atmosphere of division and intolerance,” and calling on Pope Francis to replace him.
Another nail in the coffin of bundled cable was driven home on Wednesday, as Netflix said its video-streaming service topped 62 million subscribers worldwide.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted for first-degree murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd, and according to one of the jurors, a key to the conviction was the testimony of New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft.
California lawmakers championing mandatory vaccines for children to protect the general population have weathered serious criticism from anti-vaccinations advocates, with at least one lawmaker receiving death threats.
On Tuesday, Christopher Cadelago, political reporter in The Sacramento Bee's Capitol Bureau, revealed another example of exactly how strong the links remain between the mainstream media and the Democratic Party, tweeting: Michael Soller, a former editor on the op-ed pages at the L.A. Times, named communications director for @CA_Dem. — Christopher Cadelago (@ccadelago) April 14, 2015
A male/female couple working as TSA employees allegedly used their knowledge of the screening system at Denver International Airport to allow the man to grope attractive male passengers’ genitals, according to a CBS4 investigation.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, desperate to prove that workers are underpaid by their greedy employers, reported that their data showed 56 percent of money flowing from the federal and state level, that was spent between 2009 and 2011 on welfare programs, went to "working families and individuals with jobs."
A largely partisan state Senate debate between Democrats and Republicans ended Monday with a decision to replace the statue of Father Junipero Serra in Washington, D.C.’s National Statuary Hall Collection with a statue of NASA astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space and an acknowledged lesbian. The resolution needed 21 votes to pass; the final tally was 22-10.
Robert Kennedy, Jr., an outspoken opponent of vaccinations for children, apologized Monday for cavalierly using Holocaust imagery when he spoke of mandatory vaccines.
Monday night at Turner Field in Atlanta, Miami Marlins pitcher Carter Capps showed the Braves his own version of the bunny hop, in which he jumps off the rubber while delivering pitches. The move allows Capps to release the pitch nearly at the edge of the pitcher’s mound, making the throw much shorter than the usual distance.
The increase in Iranian arms shipments coincides with Monday’s announcement that Russia will reverse an earlier ban and send S-300 missile defense systems to Iran. Israel is concerned Iran will transfer the systems to Lebanon and Syria, allowing Hezbollah to attack Israel with impunity and imperiling Israel’s ability to strike back.
On Monday, Mets fans booed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at the team’s home opener as soon as his presence was announced during the pre-game activities.
The latest battle in the intra-party struggle between moderate and more leftist California Democrats comes from the East Bay, where a state Senate seat pits Orinda Democrat Steve Glazer, who has championed banning transit strikes and higher standards for teacher tenure, against union-backed Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord.
Barry Bonds, who set the record for most home-runs in MLB history while using steroids, doesn't begrudge the chemically-enhanced Alex Rodriguez for soon surpassing his godfather Willie Mays on the all-time homers list.