The city clerk of Sacramento has released a trove of correspondence between Kevin Johnson and his cronies, over which the scandal-magnet lame-duck mayor of the California capital fought a long, dirty campaign in hopes of keeping it from journalists and legal adversaries. This latest document dump has nothing as tawdry…
Vulgar olive loaf Donald Trump is hitting the campaign trail in California in advance of the state’s June 7 primary. A good way to appeal to your constituents is to show that you’re “one of them” by feigning nominal interest in their sports teams. If you do this, though, you should have a working sense of geography.
Today, Kevin Johnson is mayor of Sacramento, Calif., and Mandi Koba is a mother of three and an advocate for survivors of sexual abuse. Only they know what happened between them in the summer of 1995, when she was 16 and he was a star guard for the Phoenix Suns, and each has a different version of events.
California junior golf coach Andrew Nisbet, who was charged with over 65 counts of child molestation last December, tried to have two of his victims killed by a hitman while he was in jail, according to investigators.
Back in November, we learned that a California high school was using an Arab as its mascot: a hook-nosed, keffiyeh-wearing stereotype that seemed like something out of a very out-of-date cartoon. That guy will be gone, as will the halftime belly dancers, but the "Arabs" nickname will remain, for now.
You might think that a huge amount of information about a 12-year-old girl once celebrated as the "world's strongest seventh-grader" would surely exist online. That's the sort of thing ARPANET was built for, wasn't it? That, and allowing mainframe computers all over the world to talk to one another. But really, those…
The 50th anniversary edition of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue hit newsstands this week, which (inevitably, perhaps) evokes memories of a Golden Age when a bikini-clad blonde eating a Butterfinger was the veritable emblem of hotness.
Andrew Nisbet, a junior golf coach from Livermore, Cal., was arrested Saturday while working and charged with 65 felony counts related to alleged molestation of his students.
Many high schools have generic mascots like the Wildcats or Bulldogs, but how many can say they're the "Arabs?" Coachella Valley High School can.
Yesterday California's governor signed into law a bill that blocks athletes from filing future workers' compensation claims for games they play in the state, unless they played for a California team. It was shut down thanks to intense lobbying from the NFL and other pro sports leagues that hinged on the argument that…
Found online: Joan Didion’s famous 1966 piece for the Saturday Evening Post, “Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream.”
In February 1950, LIFE published a feature on what the magazine called "the gold-bricking existence" of ski bums at Sun Valley, Idaho. Eight months later, the magazine published a follow-up under the wonderful title, "LIFE Revisits the Ski Bums (and Finds They Are Now Beach Bums)."
This picture comes to us from a reader who spotted Jay with a lady friend outside of the Club Monaco clothing store in Santa Monica, Calif., yesterday. Our tipster tells us that that Jay was "slumped on a bench" wearing a "sad/pouty look on his face" before his companion emerged and led him inside the store. Details…
We learned, from Taylor Branch's history, that the term "student-athlete" only arose as a (successful) attempt by the NCAA to avoid having to pay workman's comp to injured players. A Colorado football player, killed by a head injury in the '50s, wasn't entitled to a thing from the NCAA—no health care, no death…
The annual drunk brawl between 49ers and Raiders fans took place this past weekend, and it was, historically speaking, more drunk and brawl-y than usual. In what essentially amounts to a timeout for grown-ups, both teams have requested that the NFL "indefinitely suspend" the annual preseason "Battle of the Bay" so…
We suggested some months ago that Los Angeles might have the most violent fans in America. But now—with two shootings in the Candlestick Park parking lot after last night's Raiders-49ers preseason game—it seems like all of California might have the worst fans.
A minor league giveaway offered fans their choice of gubernatorial candidate bobbleheads. The Republican version went faster, but there are allegations of ballot stuffing, gerrymandering and misrecorded votes. This is the biggest sham of a California election since the last one. [Newsvine]
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