Schiff in mix as Newsom deliberates on next California AG
Scott Applewhite, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The public and private jockeying to be California's next attorney general is intensifying as Gov. It's a powerful nod of support for Schiff, who does not have much of a personal relationship with Newsom. AdThe job of attorney general is among the highest profile in California, second only to governor in terms of public recognition and overall power. Steinberg, the Sacramento mayor and former leader of the state Senate, is making private appeals to Newsom and his inner circle. Steinberg has a long and close relationship with Newsom, which could be an asset as Newsom faces a potential recall.
Large crowds march across California for George Floyd
The protest is sparked by the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after he was restrained by Minneapolis police. (Jason Pierce/The Sacramento Bee via AP)SAN FRANCISCO Thousands of demonstrators filled the streets in San Francisco, Sacramento, Simi Valley, San Diego, Los Angeles and elsewhere across California on Saturday, continuing more than a week of protest marches expressing outrage over the death of George Floyd. The large turnout of white protesters "is sending a powerful message. It was there that four white Los Angeles police officers were found not guilty of beating motorist Rodney King, sparking riots in 1992. Police can't operate without community trust that is broken when officers act improperly as they did most recently with Floyd, he said.
Police: Man had hammer, not a gun, when he was fatally shot
Joined by community faith leaders Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti takes a knee in prayer during a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. "This young man was shot multiple times while he was on his knees and appeared to be trying to surrender, Burris said. Gavin Newsom made a low-key visit to Los Angeles. .-Antczak reported from Los Angeles. Associated Press journalists Kathleen Ronayne and Cuneyt Dil in Sacramento and Christopher Weber in Los Angeles contributed to this report