In a contentious meeting that began Saturday afternoon at the Anaheim Marriott and dragged on until the evening, California College Republicans finally elected new leaders. The event was part of the California Republican Party’s fall 2017 convention.
The top of the ticket was hotly contested. Ariana Rowlands, leader of the UC Irvine Republicans, defeated Leesa Danzek, a recent USC graduate and serving chairwoman of the California College Republicans. Rowlands, 20, is a political science major from Ladera Ranch who frequently writes for conservative online publications.
ANAHEIM — Carrying signs and shouting slogans, about 100 protesters crowded Friday night outside of the Marriott Hotel to denounce a speech by President Donald Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon at the California Republican Party’s convention .
“Boycott the Marriott” and “Racists go home” the boisterous throng yelled in unison while corralled behind a metal barrier across the street from the hotel.
SANTA ANA — Authorities are searching for a gunman who robbed a convenience store Tuesday, Oct. 17.
The incident occurred around 9:50 p.m. at the Santiago Food Mart-76 gas station, 617 East 17th St., police said.
The robber entered the store and approached two cashiers, according to police.
He then pulled out a silver and gray semi-automatic handgun that he pointed at a female cashier and ordered her to put money from the registers into a pink tote bag, police said.
The robber fled on foot in an unknown direction, according to police.
The robber is described as being white,
By EDITH M. LEDERER
UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging strong international support for a 5,000-strong force to fight the growing threat from extremists in Africa’s vast Sahel region, warning that if urgent action isn’t taken “the stability of the entire region, and beyond, is in jeopardy.”
The U.N. chief said in a report obtained Monday by The Associated Press that the security situation in the Sahel is in “a continuous downward spiral” and stressed that inaction will leave millions of people at risk of violence.
“Ultimately, we, the international community, will bear the responsibility for such a disastrous scenario,”
By TERRY SPENCER
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasingly agitated by a disaster that would eventually claim 14 elderly lives.
The six calls made from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills between 3 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 13, the day the first eight patients died, show that several patients were in respiratory distress and at least two were in cardiac
CAMP PENDLETON (City News Service) – A pair of wildfires spread across open terrain at Camp Pendleton on Monday, Oct. 16, sending plumes of brown smoke over northern San Diego County but posing no threats to populated areas, authorities reported.
One blaze erupted Monday afternoon in a training area at the Marine Corps installation north of Oceanside, according to the Camp Pendleton Fire Department.
The other involved remaining areas of combustion from a fire that burned over the weekend.The flames did not threaten any structures on the USMC base or in surrounding communities, officials said.
No details on the sizes of the burn
SANTA ANA — A Coto de Caza man who promised hundreds of homeowners that he would save their homes from foreclosure before bilking them out of more than $2 million pleaded guilty Friday to money laundering and fraud charges.
Kevin Frank Rasher, 46, was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty in Orange County Superior Court to 49 counts of money laundering and one count of preparing a false or fraudulent tax return.
The death toll from the historic fires raging across Northern California climbed to 23 on Wednesday as flames continued to outrace fire crews, forcing more evacuations in wine country towns, and setting off fears that separate blazes could merge.
After the Tubbs fire swallowed up entire Santa Rosa neighborhoods earlier in the week, its wrath carried north toward smaller Calistoga, fueled by 40 mph gusts, low humidity and vegetation still dry from the state’s five-year drought.
Cal Fire officials expected by the end of Wednesday that fires to the east, west, and north of Napa could meet, forming one ferocious blaze.
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“Maya Gurantz: Deipnophoroi.” Ancient Greek biographer and essayist Plutarch wrote of an ancient Greek festival in which the community, as an initiation for young men coming of age, would reenact sending their youth to King Minos of Crete to be fed as sacrifice to the Minotaur. The only women allowed to participate in the ceremony were given the role of the mothers of the sacrificial tribute — labeled Deipnophoroi, or “food bringers”— performing the task of comforting their children with stories and food
By RICHARD LARDNER
WASHINGTON – An enraged President Donald Trump and a prominent Republican senator who fears the country could be edging toward “chaos” engaged in an intense and vitriolic back-and-forth bashing on social media Sunday, a remarkable airing of their party’s profound rifts.
In political discourse that might once have seemed inconceivable, the GOP’s foreign policy expert in the Senate felt compelled to answer his president’s barbs by tweeting: “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.”
Trump earlier had laid bare his perceived grievances against retiring Sen. Bob