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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker

California Attorney General Launches Civil Rights Probe of L.A. Sheriff’s Department
Friday, Jan 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — Claims of excessive force, retaliation, and other misconduct by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be probed during a C, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday. Becerra called the inquiry into the nation’s largest sheriff’s department an...

Newsom Tells California Police to Stop Using Carotid Chokehold
Friday, Jun 5, 2020

SACRAMENTO — Heeding calls for reform made by the thousands relentlessly protesting the death of George Floyd, California Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday called for new police crowd control procedures and the banning of a chokehold that stops the flow of blood to the brain. The Democratic governor...

Johnson & Johnson Owes California $344M in Pelvic Mesh Suit
Friday, Jan 31, 2020

SAN DIEGO – With a massive $344 million judgment Thursday against Johnson & Johnson over the marketing of its pelvic mesh devices to women and their doctors, California secured the first court finding that the medical device company engaged in false and deceptive business practices. San Diego...

Appeals Court Restores SB 54, California ‘Sanctuary State’ Law
Monday, Jan 13, 2020

In what may ultimately be a setback for the Trump administration’s immigration policies, a California appeals court found Friday that the state’s so-called “sanctuary state” law barring local law enforcement from working with federal immigration agents is constitutional when applied to charter...

California Sues to Block Feds’ ‘Public Charge Rule’ for Green Cards
Friday, Aug 16, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Painting it as an economic threat and a cruel attack on immigrants, California sued Friday to stop the Trump administration’s new “public charge rule” that allows the government to deny green cards to people relying on some forms of public assistance. California Attorney...

Music Teacher John Zeretzke Charged with Lewd Acts Against Minors
Friday, Apr 19, 2019

John Zeretzke, a music teacher from Ventura County who taught music lessons in schools and other organizations throughout Southern California, including Saugus Union School District schools, has been indicted on charges of committing lewd acts against five minors, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra...

Bill to Fight California Tax Fraud, Protect Taxpayers Passes Judiciary Committee
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill 1270, legislation that seeks to strengthen the California False Claims Act, has passed the Judiciary Committee, according to Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is sponsoring the bill. Authored by Assemblymember Mark Stone, D-Santa Cruz, AB 1270 would provide false claims...

California AG Seeks Injunction to Halt Feds’ Title X Gag Rule
Friday, Mar 22, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Friday filed a motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to block the Trump-Pence Administration’s Title X Family Planning Rule. The rule restricts access to critical preventive healthcare such as birth control, prohibits doctors from providing...

Court Blocks Feds’ Immigration Rules on Public Safety Grants
Monday, Mar 4, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra successfully obtained a court order Monday preventing the Trump Administration from imposing immigration enforcement requirements on federal public safety grants that California receives. A court in the Northern District of California found that the Trump Administration’s...

California Sues Feds Over Title X Family Planning Rule

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit Monday against the Trump-Pence Administration’s new Title X rule, which restricts access to critical preventive healthcare and access to birth control and prohibits doctors from providing accurate information for patients and...

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1943 - Army Air Force pilot Loncie L. Tucker, on training run, dies when his P-38 fighter crashes at Wayside Honor Rancho (later Pitchess Detention Center) in Castaic [story]
Loncie Tucker
1978 - Original Colossus coaster opens at Magic Mountain [watch it being built]
Colossus under construction
1926 - Film director Mel Brooks born in Brooklyn; shot "Blazing Saddles" at Vasquez Rocks and "Robin Hood: Men In Tights" in Sand Canyon [story]
Mel Brooks