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  • Poor California primary turnout explained: Contented people stay home

    Poor California primary turnout explained: Contented people stay home
    The cause of California’s embarrassingly low voter turnout Tuesday can be easily summarized by a simple equation: Relative contentment + a sense of predestined outcome = little incentive to vote.
  • John Davies dies at 76; longtime San Diego civic leader

    John Davies dies at 76; longtime San Diego civic leader
    John Davies, a major civic figure in San Diego for decades, particularly in education, urban planning and the revitalization of a once-crumbling downtown, died of pancreatic cancer Friday at his home in downtown San Diego. He was 76. Along with his civic...

    Richard Floyd dies at 80; tough-talking California lawmaker

    Richard Floyd dies at 80; tough-talking California lawmaker
    Former state Assemblyman Richard E. Floyd, a tough-talking Democrat with a penchant for salty speech who was best known for championing a bill that requires motorcyclists to wear helmets, died Thursday. He was 80. Floyd, who represented the South Bay...

    Matt Fong dies at 57; former California state treasurer

    Matt Fong dies at 57; former California state treasurer
    Reporting from Sacramento -- Matthew Kipling Fong, a former California state treasurer who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 1998, died Wednesday at his home in Pasadena after a long bout with skin cancer. He was 57. Fong, a Republican, was the...

    Rodney King dies at 47; victim of brutal beating became reluctant symbol of race relations

    Rodney King dies at 47; victim of brutal beating became reluctant symbol of race relations
    Rodney King never set out to be a James Meredith or Rosa Parks. He was a drunk, unemployed construction worker on parole when he careened into the city's consciousness in a white Hyundai early one Sunday morning in 1991. While he was enduring the...