"We don't need (the anniversary) to remind us what happened. We live with it every day," said businessman Andrew Pollack, whose 18-year-old daughter Meadow died in the attack. He met with President Donald Trump at the White House after the shooting and became an adviser to Gov. Ron DeSantis and his predecessor, Rick Scott. Other fathers like Fred Guttenberg and Manuel Oliver have become active in Democratic politics. … [Read more...] about School massacre 1 year later: A time to remember the victims
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The team behind the project includes Michael Sturtz, founder of Oakland’s nonprofit Crucible industrial arts center, and Christopher Bently of Bently Enterprises, who helped spearhead the restoration of the former Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. … [Read more...] about Alameda’s Carnegie building could become arts center
Connecticut Norwich Free Academy freshman Laura Danieluk Garcia, 14, of Griswold, Conn., holds a photo of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim Jamie Guttenburg as she marches with fellow NFA students as part of the National School Walkout in support of students from the school in Parkland, Fla., in Norwich, Conn. Seventeen students and staff were killed in the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas on Feb. 14, leading high school students nationwide to call for new gun control measures and improved school safety. … [Read more...] about National School Walkout photos from around the U.S.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Wednesday gave $7 million to the committee run by the California Charter Schools Association, an increasingly powerful player in state politics. On Thursday, Los Angeles philanthropist and developer Eli Broad contributed $1.5 million to the effort. … [Read more...] about Charter school backers spend millions to support Antonio Villaraigosa for California governor
A high-ranking Cal Fire chief had two state employees build an addition to a state-owned house he rented during their work hours. The addition had plumbing, electrical and sewer connections. The chief did not get permission to build the structure. Photos of the building show it was decorated as a tiki room, and the chief invited people to drink alcohol with him in the building. The assistant chief was punished with a 30-day suspension, and Cal Fire has demolished the structure, according to the audit.Two Fresno State University operations employees “engaged in egregious and continued time and attendance abuse” by taking extended breaks over a four-year period. They allegedly wasted 5,100 hours and cost the state about $111,000 in salary paid for work not performed. The director of nursing at a Southern California prison reassigned a licensed vocational nurse to a position for which she was over-qualified. The nurse was reported to be a friend of the director. It cost the … [Read more...] about California DMV worker slept on the job for three years, audit says