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Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance – and face some

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ

SAN FRANCISCO — Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags lined streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era.

In San Francisco, revelers wearing rainbow tutus and boas held signs that read “No Ban, No Wall, Welcome Sisters and Brothers” while they danced to electronic

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Date: 1498471188

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Santa Ana soccer game turns violent as fans rush field, get into brawl

SANTA ANA – A friendly game between former players of two professional Mexican soccer clubs on Sunday afternoon, June 25, turned violent when dozens of fans rushed the field and began beating each other, forcing authorities to suspend the match.

The “game of legends” between former Club America and Pumas players at Eddie West Field at 602 N. Flower St. was intended to benefit Santa Ana-based United Soccer Talents Foundation, which supports soccer players.

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Holcomb Fire 80 percent contained; smoke advisory remains for Victor Valley

BIG BEAR — After six days of battling the Holcomb Fire, firefighters have reached 80 percent containment as of Saturday morning and Highway 18 has reopened, according to an update from San Bernardino National Forest Service.Acreage “shrunk” to 1,503, down 37 acres from Thursday’s estimate “due to more accurate mapping,” Forest Service officials said via Twitter just after 7 a.m. Saturday. […]

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Date: 1498385231

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Local charter schools struggling since ruling restricts satellite locations

As the tug-of-war between public and charter schools intensifies across California, a pressing concern for local schools has emerged: What will happen to nonclassroom-based charters?Thousands of High Desert parents opt for their children to be educated outside of the traditional school setting, one of the most popular choices being to send them to publicly-funded, independently-operated charter schools.Some of those […]

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Date: 1498385224

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Digital Provocateur: ‘Resident troll’ gets town’s attention with YouTube videos

APPLE VALLEY — He calls himself the “Trump of Apple Valley.”Like the president, Kerry Henard is brash and unapologetic. Unlike Donald Trump, who primarily uses Twitter, the town resident prefers YouTube and, more recently, Facebook to convey his message.Since March 2016, Henard has posted 179 videos to his YouTube channel that document what he sees as municipal ineptitude and hypocrisy. He has filmed everything from gushing sprinklers to “disgusting” park […]

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Date: 1498385187

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AESD appoints Dr. Amy Nguyen-Hernandez as new superintendent

ADELANTO — During a special meeting on Friday, the Adelanto Elementary School District Board of Trustees opted not to hire a search firm to seek a new superintendent, instead appointing Dr. Amy Nguyen-Hernandez to fill the role.Nguyen-Hernandez, who served as the interim superintendent for just two weeks before her appointment, said she is “honored” to fill the vacancy left by former superintendent Dr. Edwin Gomez since he […]

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Date: 1498384716

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Gutting the state’s tax board is bad news for taxpayers

SACRAMENTO — When I first learned about the existence of something called the California Board of Equalization, it sounded like something that might have existed in the novel, “Animal Farm.” All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. Few things sound more totalitarian than a government agency in charge of equalizing things.

But California’s BOE, founded in 1879, simply is a banal tax board that oversees collection of the state’s sales and excise taxes. It also handles appeals of the state’s income and corporate taxes. The “equalization” has nothing to do with equalizing Californians’ financial status, but

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SoCal Republicans have Georgia on their mind

For the last several months, all eyes have been on Georgia’s 6th Congressional District — a legislative seat that opened up when former Rep Tom Price vacated the post to become the secretary of Health and Human Services. Democrats, who raised and spent tens of millions of dollars on the race, touted political newcomer John Ossoff as the party’s best hope to capture a Republican district, in what they billed as a referendum on President Donald Trump.

But, to borrow a phrase from country singer Reba McIntyre, “that’s the night that the lights went out in Georgia” — at least

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Date: 1498384240

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