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Gajtka's five thoughts: Tight loss to Sharks ends California trip on lukewarm note

Not subscribed yet? Click below for full access: SAN JOS, Calif. -- We can all agree the Penguins have played better this month. The past three weeks have revealed a much more consistent hockey team, one worthy to carry the banner of defending champions. "They're starting to heat up," Sharks coach P

DKPITTSBURGHSPORTS.COM - 2018-01-21 07:07:49

California's accountability system masks real problems. Why not actually teach?

California's education dilemma can be stated rather simply, to wit: The state has 6 million kids in its K-12 public school system, 60 percent of them are classified as either poor or English-learners and as a group they trail badly in educational accomplishment. The state's political leaders and edu

SACRAMENTO BEE - 2018-01-21 08:01:00

3-year-old dies after shooting at California liquor store

California police say a 3-year-old boy has died after a shooting at a Compton liquor store. Sheriff's deputies received a call about the shooting around 7:45 p.m. local time. The child's parents drove to a parking lot in nearby Carson, where deputies found the baby. Authorities rushed the child to a

KOCO - 2018-01-21 07:56:00

Air Force to send Davidson to be vice commander in California

An Air Force officer with ties to Fort Bragg has been selected to serve in California. Col. Matthew W. Davidson, who is executive officer to the chief of staff of the Air Force in Washington, has been chosen to become vice commander of the 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command at Vandenberg Air Fo

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - 2018-01-21 07:01:00

There's a season for California's 2018 ballot initiatives, and this is it

Tim Ecker collects signatures outside a Silver Lake grocery store in 2016. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times) The folding table full of clipboards and flapping sheets of paper - a staple of ballot measure campaigns and thus a hallmark of California politics - is back in front of neighborhood gr

LA TIMES - 2018-01-21 08:05:00

The 'worst' winter we can remember

Once again, everybody seems to be talking about the weather these days. Most conversations eventually come around to, "How are you standin' the winter?" or "Is it cold enough for you?" or "I can't ever remember a winter when it was this bad!" I've come to the conclusion that many of my friends and a

COURIER-EXPRESS - 2018-01-21 08:15:00

Officials expect Highway 101 to open ahead of Monday commute

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) - Transportation officials say they expect to meet a goal of reopening a key highway along the California coast ahead of Monday's morning commute. U.S. Highway 101 has been cleared of mud in Santa Barbara County. Workers are now clearing drainage areas, stabilizing embankments

KTVN.COM - 2018-01-21 08:58:00

Journals Kept by 13 Children Allegedly Held Captive Will Be 'Powerful Evidence' Against Parents

The 13 children found malnourished and shackled in their Perris, California home were allegedly deprived of many things by their parents including regular meals, access to lavatories, and daily showers. But there's one thing investigators have found they were given: journals to write their stories.

TOPBUZZ.COM - 2018-01-21 08:00:00

Teachers on the front lines

Among the sentiments being repeated by neighbors is that they are surprised, and perhaps a little embarrassed, that they did not realize what was going on in that house. "If we would have known sooner, we would have tried to help," a neighbor told a California television station. Of course they woul

PARKERSBURG NEWS & SENTINEL - 2018-01-21 08:00:00

2 pilots killed in helicopter crash as US military records 1st fatalities of 2018

The AH-64 Apache chopper attached to the Army's 4th Infantry Division based out of Fort Carson, Colorado crashed in the California desert during a regular training flight. Both the pilot and the co-pilot were killed, Lt. Col. Jason S. Brown, an Army spokesman at the Pentagon, told Fox News. "The cau

RT.COM - 2018-01-21 10:52:00

CannaCraft CEO William Silver seeks to make Sonoma County the business mecca for cannabis

If the Sonoma County cannabis industry is to grow and thrive as the business mecca for marijuana in California and possibly the United States, William Silver is likely to play a vital role. Silver joined Santa Rosa-based cannabis manufacturing firm CannaCraft Inc. earlier this month as its CEO, step

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-01-21 08:05:01

Dogs have their own flu

A: This is the season when many people get sick with the flu. Some people are surprised to learn that dogs have their own flu viruses, Influenza H3N8 and H3N2. The good news is that the dog strain is different from our human version. In fact, according to the CDC, no person has ever been diagnosed w

CULPEPER STAR EXPONENT - 2018-01-21 08:15:00

Tax rewrite favors real estate

Of the many winners and losers in the overhaul of the tax code, one change makes real estate investors the biggest beneficiaries, while art collectors seem to have drawn the short straw. Real estate investors were given a gift after Congress voted to maintain what are known as 1031 exchanges, a sect

HERALD TRIBUNE - 2018-01-21 07:01:00

Assignment: Ukiah - California Cool vs. Midwestern Intellectual

High school is a strange land filled with misunderstandings, signposts pointing in wrong directions, and hormones. My own high school years were spent trying to fit into a world that seemed in some ways impenetrable and in other ways idiotic. I wanted to be cool but I might as well have wanted to be

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-01-21 08:00:00

Merritt Strikes Gold In California, Again

Merritt Estate Winery's Vidal Ice Wine placed in the top five winners out of almost 7,000 entries in the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine competition. The Vidal Ice Wine was awarded the Double Gold, Best of Class and Best All-Around Dessert Wine. Submitted photo FORESTVILLE - Merritt Estate Winery'

POST-JOURNAL - 2018-01-21 08:00:00

New technology solves wildlife mysteries in California

The night was as dark as the eyeholes of a skull when video surveillance cameras on the Golden Gate Bridge captured the images of a coyote on the walkway. The coyote was trotting from the Marin Headlands across the bridge and into San Francisco. That was 15 years ago, the first photos that verified

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2018-01-21 08:01:00

PD Editorial: Filling the gaps in fire insurance policies

In the aftermath of 2017's record-setting wildfires, amid warnings that fires are now a year-round threat, California's insurance commissioner warned that Golden State residents are finding it harder to obtain - and keep - homeowners coverage. And many of those who had coverage, faithfully paying th

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-01-21 08:11:00

Editorial: State must grapple with pot question

You can put your money on New York legalizing recreational marijuana at some point. That's because, in the end, money is what it's all about. The Empire State allows marijuana use for specific medical conditions, but its possession and use simply as an intoxicant is still illegal. Laws legalizing ma

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-01-21 08:00:00

South Carolina sisters check in after completing yearlong, 50-state quest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A year of living voluntarily has given two South Carolina sisters new perspectives on the world and a taste for new adventures. In January 2017, Lindsey and Lee Ellen Fulmer visited Albuquerque as part of "Project Wave" their personal challenge to work their way through 50 states

ABQJOURNAL - 2018-01-21 08:02:00

ASU Basketball: No. 16 Sun Devils put on a shooting clinic in win over Cal

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports The 16th-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils (15-4, 3-4 Pac-12) were in a slump. They were 2-4 in Pac-12 play, still getting stymied by the zone defense and their offense wasn't clicking. For a team looking to get back on track, the California Golden Bears (7-13, 1-6), the

HOUSEOFSPARKY.COM - 2018-01-21 07:08:27