July 18, 2024
A new leader is chosen in California's state Senate, as an LA political leader heads to prison

Mike McGuire

Moderate Democratic state senator whose district runs from Marin County to Del Norte County is elected by his colleagues as the next leader of the California Senate, succeeding Toni Atkins of San Diego, who will be termed out next year.





Mark Ridley-Thomas

Once a towering figure in Southern California politics, the former LA city councilman is sentenced to 42 months in prison after being convicted of felony bribery and fraud for trying to extract benefits from USC for himself and his son.




Cal and Stanford

After the collapse of the Pac-12, the two elite Bay Area schools finally find a home in the ACC. But the closest ACC school is Louisville, 2,300 miles away, and student athletes will have disruptive, long journeys to play on the East Coast.