Controller Race One of the Closest Statewide Contests
It's no secret California Republicans are struggling to compete on a statewide level. One of the few exceptions to that rule is the race for state controller, where Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin is keeping pace with the Democratic candidate, Board of Equalization member Betty Yee.
Inmate Advocates Celebrate End of Lockdown Segregation
Advocates for California's inmates are praising an agreement by state prison officials to end the policy of segregating inmates by race during lockdowns. The agreement settles a class action lawsuit filed in 2008.
Genetic Variant Explains Lower Breast Cancer Rates in Latinas
Researchers at UC San Francisco have found a genetic variant in Latina women that reduces their risk of developing breast cancer. The findings were published this week in the journal Nature Communications.
Chaldean Catholic Leader Suspends Priests Who Fled Iraq
There are just 14 priests serving the tens of thousands of Chaldean Catholics who emigrated from Iraq to the Western United States. This week, a church leader in Iraq suspended half of those priests, including two in San Diego. California Chaldeans are appealing the decree -- all the way to the Vatican.