SB 128: Aid in dying bill faces resistance from Southern California Democrats

On the eve of Tuesday's critical vote in an Assembly hearing, an aid-in-dying bill is facing resistance from the most unexpected corner: Southern California Democrats, mostly young and Latino. 
In a scathing audit, state tax officials slammed nonprofit health insurer Blue Shield of California for stockpiling "extraordinarily high surpluses" -- more than $4 billion -- and for failing to offer more affordable coverage or other public benefits.  
 
Scot Alexander Breithaupt, who organized bicycle races on dirt motorcycle courses in the early 1970s, becoming a founder of BMX and later a champion and one of the sport's best known figures, died in California, authorities said Monday.  
 
A man has been arrested in the central California city of Hollister on suspicion of setting off fireworks at a July Fourth block party, sending at least five people to the hospital.  
 
Former Assemblyman and 2014 Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly launches a referendum to overturn California's new vaccination law; Senate candidate Rocky Chávez gives Donald Trump a piece of his mind.  
 
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Why Anna Deavere Smith matters

From 'Nurse Jackie' to her groundbreaking stage performances; the actress and writer is all about finding solutions to our most pressing problems. 
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Lawyers: Cosby's drugs-sex admission could aid women's cases

Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women before sex could bolster criminal and civil claims being pursued by his accusers, their lawyers said after The Associated Press reported on newly released court documents.