Editorials

Editorials

Getting close to Yosemite’s giant sequoias again

Something all Californians can celebrate took place at Yosemite National Park last week – the reopening of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. The grove closed in 2015 for a major renovation project. That work is now done and the grove can once again be explored by visitors.

Here’s how this father learned that his son was killed in prison

It took three days for California prison officials to tell Takis Kalatzakis that his son had been beaten and strangled to death by his cellmate at Salinas Valley State Prison. He found out through a telegram, dropped at his house in San Jose.