Brian Regan and Jim Gaffigan have been household names for years, but they are being joined by a growing crowd of comics who have crossed off more than the late George Carlin’s famous 'seven words' from their repertoire.
On a night dedicated to the victims of the Orlando shooting, the Tonys for the first time awarded all the musical acting prizes to actors of color. Hip-hop phenomenon 'Hamilton' won 11 out of 16 awards.
California lawmakers introduced a $2 billion plan to find homes for its estimated 114,000 homeless residents. In Los Angeles, where the mayor declared a homeless emergency, the problem is particularly acute.
The attack on an elderly Sikh man in Fresno Saturday, which police have called a hate crime, is the latest example of xenophobia toward the misunderstood religion, activists say, adding that the atmosphere is as tense as at any time after 9/11.
San Bernardino, site of Wednesday’s mass shooting, is also in the throes of a 3-year-old bankruptcy filing. But the people there came together Thursday night to show hope in the face of despair, resilience in the presence of hard knocks.
California, which just passed landmark climate change legislation, is known for its sweeping legislation on big issues. But recently, Gov. Jerry Brown and the legislature have been outdoing themselves.