By Bay Area News Group | PUBLISHED: May 16, 2019 at 10:20 am | UPDATED: May 16, 2019 at 10:46 am The new list of favorite names for California babies is out, and on the boys’ side it doesn’t look much like the U.S. list. In the 2018 rankings released Thursday by the Social Security Administration, the top two names for California boys are Noah and Liam. On the list for the U.S. as a whole, it was Liam at No. 1, Noah at No. 2. But the rest of the top 10 diverges from the national favorites. The most notable outlier is Mateo — 4th in California, 37th in the United States. Julian is 7th in California, 36th in the United States. The girls’ list conforms more closely to the national picks. Four of the top five are the same for the state and the nation: Emma, Olivia, Isabella and Sophia. The most distinctly Californian names in the Top 10 are Luna (10th in California, 23rd in U.S.), Victoria (9th in California, 21st in U.S.) and Camila (6th in California, … [Read more...] about Baby names that scream California: State’s most popular in 2018
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LOS ANGELES — The full promise and peril of California’s 2020 presidential primary is beginning to dawn on the Democratic field. As part of an attempt to better understand and strategize around the state’s complicated politics and process, advisers to at least six Democratic campaigns or prospective candidates have in recent weeks begun speaking privately to Democratic strategists with California campaign experience — asking about the state’s delegate math, ballot-collection practices and early voting.Story Continued Below With its early March date and roughly 500 delegates at stake — nearly as many as Florida and New York combined — the need to master California’s complex political landscape is suddenly in sharp focus as various candidates look beyond the launch phase. At least two campaigns have asked strategists specifically about the possibility of running a primary operation in California on a smaller budget, suggesting a potential … [Read more...] about 2020 Democrats search for California whisperers
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become known for making a statement – and she's not going to attend President Trump's State of the Union address without sending a message of her own. The New Yorker is bringing a special guest to her first State of the Union as a congresswoman: Ana Maria Archila. The activist is known for confronting then-Sen. Jeff Flake in an elevator during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Archila, the co-executive director of Center for Popular Democracy Action, told Flake, who has since joined CBS News as a contributor, about her own sexual assault, urging him not to vote to confirm Kavanaugh. Video of the interaction, which took place in a stopped elevator, went viral.After Archila was widely seen online, she appeared on "CBS This Morning" to talk about the interaction. She said she had been going to Washington, D.C., for weeks trying to talk to senators about her concerns over Kavanaugh joining the Supreme Court - even … [Read more...] about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s State of the Union guest is activist who confronted Jeff Flake in elevator
A powerful storm bearing down on California will likely deliver near hurricane-force winds, heavy rainfall, and up to 10 feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada. The storm will begin wreaking havoc in Northern California late Friday afternoon and reach the southern part of the state late in the night, according to forecasters. This is likely the strongest storm of the winter so far for California, CBS News contributing meteorologist Jeff Berardelli reports. It is being fueled by a very strong Pacific Jet Stream and unusually warm ocean waters partly associated with an El Nino-like pattern.The system will look like a textbook storm by Friday night, with a hurricane-like eye forming, Berardelli reports. It is expected to last through Saturday night.Winter storm warnings will be in effect up and down the Sierra Nevada along with a flash flood watch in the foothills above the San Joaquin Valley, according to The Associated Press.Berardelli reports that rainfall rates will be up to 1 inch per … [Read more...] about Storm likely to bring heavy rainfall, snow, hurricane-force wind gusts to California
Former San Francisco mayor and California State Assembly speaker Willie Brown confirmed Saturday that he had dated Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris and appointed her to two state jobs — and dismissed the fuss. As Breitbart News reported earlier this month, “Kamala Harris’s career received a boost from a patronage job in dubious circumstances.” In particular:In 1994, then-outgoing Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) appointed Harris to a state board with a $72,000 salary. The Los Angeles Times reported: “Harris, a former deputy district attorney in Alameda County, was described by several people at the Capitol as Brown’s girlfriend.” (Brown was married but separated.) The problem was not that Brown was dating Harris, but the apparent nepotism involved in her appointment. Brown published a short article in the San Francisco Chronicle this weekend, “Sure, I dated Kamala … [Read more...] about Willie Brown: So What If I Dated Kamala Harris and Gave Her State Jobs?