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California corrections chief aims to change prison culture

California's new corrections chief plans to add training on diversity and leadership for prison employees and to examine what has been effective in other states to change employees' attitudes as he tries to alter a culture that often pits prison guards against inmates and outsiders.  
For nearly 50 years, Sirhan Sirhan has been consistent: He says he doesn't remember fatally shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in a crowded kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.  
 
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- A rocket carrying a payload for the U.S. government has successfully launched from the central California coast.  
 
After three weeks of secrets, rumors and public uproar, the California Coastal Commission will deliberate whether to fire embattled Executive Director Charles Lester, whose potential ouster has churned up a Mavericks-sized wave of protest from environmentalists.  
 
A woman found dead inside her car in a Walmart parking lot last week has been identified.  
 
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7