SACRAMENTO (AP) - Speaker Anthony Rendon, a former Head Start director who ascended to the chamber's top spot Monday, says he plans to use his new role to steer the Legislature toward initiatives that expand educational programs for California's 2.5 million impoverished children, raise California's minimum wage and increase voter participation.
SIMI VALLEY (AP) - The funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan will be held on Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The number of Western snowy plover in its overwintering grounds in San Francisco has quadrupled this year but experts say the increase doesn't mean the snowy plover population is growing.
DEAR DR. ROACH: I have great confidence in my doctor, but my friends and family are concerned about my medical care. I'm in my late 60s, fit and enjoy good health. I have high blood pressure, which is now well-controlled with one pill a day. Last year, my annual physical was very cursory, and my doctor didn't give me an order for blood work. I don't know if it was an oversight or whether he is cutting back on health-care costs. I plan to bring this up at my next exam, but would like to hear your ...
DEAR DIDI: My pug, Daisy, is 7 months old. She is potty trained, listens most of the time, and I absolutely adore her. She has one big problem that could end up causing me to find a new home for her. I work nights and leave the apartment at 10 o'clock at night. This is when most of my neighbors are going to sleep. Daisy immediately goes into a screeching bark as soon as the front door closes. My neighbors are complaining and I don't know what to do. Does she need a friend? Pug Lover in Modesto