2 OCCUPY PROTESTERS ARRESTED AFTER OAKLAND MARCH: OAKLAND (AP) — Police have arrested two Occupy Oakland protesters and are looking for a third suspect after a confrontation between the protesters and police Saturday night.
The arrests came as a group of about 20 protesters confronted a California Highway Patrol officer after he made a traffic stop in an unrelated matter in the city's downtown around 11 p.m., Oakland police Sgt. Chris Bolton said.
As Oakland officers assisted the CHP officer, a woman kicked an Oakland police sergeant, Bolton said. She was arrested on suspicion of battery on a peace officer and other charges.
As she was being taken into custody, police arrested a man they say tried to pull her from arresting officers. He was booked on suspicion of attempting to unlawfully intervene. Their names have not been released.
During the confrontation, a protester also hit the Oakland police sergeant in the head with a protest sign and ran from the area, Bolton said. The sergeant wasn't injured.
Saturday's protest started earlier in the evening with a group of about 75 people marching as part of a weekly march over what organizers say is police brutality.
The arrests Saturday comes two weeks after police arrested more than 400 people when a midday march escalated into a clash between some rock-throwing protesters and police who responded with tear gas.
DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION SHOWCASES 2 RISING STARS: SAN DIEGO (AP) — This weekend's gathering of California Democrats showcased two of the party's rising stars, with state Attorney General Kamala Harris and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom showing off their formidable political skills and contrasting approaches as the state's majority party prepares for an eventual changing of the guard.
Harris and Newsom are telegenic and charismatic, and both quiet a room when they take the microphone. They are among the most admired young leaders in their party and are viewed as the most likely candidates for governor in 2018 — or sooner, if Gov. Jerry Brown opts not to seek a second term — or U.S. Senate, should Sen. Dianne Feinstein win re-election and decide to step aside in the next few years.
Newsom, 44, is the former San Francisco mayor best known for issuing marriage licenses to gay couples eight years ago this Sunday, setting off a national debate about gay marriage that remains unresolved. He was elected lieutenant governor in 2010 after a short-lived run for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination before he yielded to Brown.
Harris, 47, narrowly won election as California's top law enforcement officer in 2010 after six years as San Francisco district attorney, beating Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley. She was a deputy district attorney in Alameda County from 1990 to 1998.
4-YEAR-OLD BOY KILLED IN ROAD RAGE INCIDENT: SACRAMENTO (AP) — A four-year-old boy has been killed in what authorities are describing as a road rage incident involving his father and a second driver.
The boy died after his father, 26-year-old Joe Chanthavong, crashed his car as the second driver followed him and he tried to make an abrupt exit from Interstate 5 in Sacramento Saturday afternoon.
California Highway Patrol Officer Lizz Dutton says that when Chanthavong lost control of his car, it went down an embankment.
The boy, who was not properly secured in a child restraint seat, was thrown from the car and killed.
Chanthavong and the child's mother, 23-year-old Melinda Phouglonghong, who was also in the car, suffered minor injuries.
The driver of the second car drove away. The CHP says Chanthavong did not have a driver's license.