New poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders with double-digit lead in California

Bernie Sanders has a double-digit lead in a new statewide poll of California voters that shows results indicating the second-time presidential candidate may be about to reinforce his status as the 2020 race’s Democratic frontrunner. Just two days ahead of Super Tuesday, a Nexstar Media California TV Stations/Emerson College poll released Sunday evening shows the Vermont senator with a double-digit lead of 37.8% on the heels of former Vice President Joe Biden’s comeback win in South Carolina. Nexstar Media is KTLA’s parent company. Voters were polled both before former Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced Sunday afternoon he was dropping his historic campaign and ahead of billionaire Tom Steyer bowing out Saturday. However, some respondents did the survey after Steyer left the race, possibly affecting the results. Twenty-one percent of those polled reported they have or will vote for former Vice President Joe Biden, who is trailed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 16.1%, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg (10.8%), Pete Buttigieg (6.6%), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (4.6%), Tom Steyer (1.6%) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (1.4%). A new poll from Nexstar Media/ Emerson College released March…

Convicted murderer accused of carrying stolen gun after Pomona traffic stop

Police arrested a documented gang member with a criminal history including a murder conviction after a traffic stop in Pomona on Saturday turned up a loaded, stolen handgun, authorities said. Samuel Anthony Boyd, 27, of Pomona was taken into custody following the 7:35 p.m. encounter in the 300 block of Guego Avenue, according to the Pomona Police Department and Los Angeles County booking records. After pulling over a vehicle Boyd was riding in for traffic violations, officers found a loaded pistol that had been reported stolen inside, police said in a written statement. Boyd admitted to possessing the gun. His criminal history bars him from possessing any firearms, officials said. “Boyd is also a known documented Pomona gang member and a convicted murderer,” the police statement said. Details regarding Boyd’s prior murder case were not available Sunday. A 7-year-old relative of the suspect who was also riding in the vehicle was released to to a legal guardian, police said. The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services was notified of the incident and started an investigation. Boyd was booked on suspicion of possession…

Here’s why I don’t use my turn signal anymore: Roadshow

Q: Here’s my definition of the word blinker in the Bay Area: a device that blinks, especially a vehicle’s turn signal. When activated, whatever car is in the area and to the rear of this signaled merge shall immediately speed up, blocking the vehicle that is attempting to move from entering the desired lane. If the driver of a car is using blinkers to merge because his lane is ending, the car next to him shall continue to speed up, blocking the car trying to merge, possibly causing him to run him off the road. So, in light of this definition, I now no longer signal if I’m trying to move into a lane. I do not push myself into a lane as others do. I look for an opening and then start to merge. If I turn on my signal, whatever car is behind me speeds up and cuts me off. Therefore, no more blinkers! Daniel Chapman, Santa Clara Like Mr. Roadshow’s Facebook page for more questions and answers about Bay Area roads, freeways and commuting. A: Well, we know how you feel. Not using…

Authorities announce 2nd coronavirus death in US

By CARLA K. JOHNSON and GILLIAN FLACCUS SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials in Washington state said Sunday night that a second person had died from the coronavirus — a man in his 70s from a nursing facility near Seattle where dozens of people were sick and had been tested for the virus. Researchers said earlier the virus may have been circulating for weeks undetected in Washington state. In a statement, Public Health—Seattle & King County said the man died Saturday. On Friday, health officials said a man in his 50s died of coronavirus, the first death from the virus in the U.S.. Both had underlying health conditions, and both were being treated at a hospital in Kirkland, Washington, east of Seattle. Washington state now has 12 confirmed cases. State and local authorities stepped up testing for the illness as the number of new cases grew nationwide, with new infections announced in California, Florida, Illinois, Rhode Island, New York and Washington state. Authorities in the Seattle area reported four new cases Sunday night, including the man who died. Two health care workers in California were also…

Steph Curry watches from bench as Warriors fall to Wizards, 124-110

SAN FRANCISCO — Seated on the bench in a gold and blue, windowpane-patterned sport coat, Warriors guard Steph Curry shook his head back and forth. It was all he could do. While Wizards guard Bradley Beal erupted for 22 points — including five 3-pointers — in the first quarter, Curry was relegated to the bench in a game he had hoped to play in. But, instead of celebrating Curry’s return from a broken left hand, the Warriors lost to the Wizards 124-110 on Sunday at Chase Center. Following an uplifting win in Phoenix, the Warriors (13-48) entered Sunday’s game on the second night of a back-to-back set. Though they withstood Beal’s initial scoring surge and showed some fight in the first half, a tired team unraveled in the end. With 2:36 left in the second quarter, forward Marquese Chriss’ dunk capped off an 11-2 run and erased a 12-point Wizards lead. However, the Wizards (22-37) answered with a 10-2 run of their own. Still, Golden State trailed by only six at halftime. However, one night after committing only 10 turnovers against the Suns, the Warriors…

CIF basketball regionals: Opening-round NorCal schedule

CIF Northern California regionals Boys Open Division Wednesday’s first round No. 5 Bellarmine at No. 4 Dublin, 7 p.m. Saturday’s semifinals No. 5 Bellarmine or No. 4 Dublin at No. 1 Sheldon, TBA No. 3 Bishop O’Dowd at No. 2 Mitty, 6 p.m. Division I Tuesday’s first round No. 16 Modesto Christian at No. 1 Archbishop Riordan, 7 p.m. No. 9 Vanden at No. 8 Clovis West, 7 p.m. No. 12 Dougherty Valley at No. 5 Menlo-Atherton, 8 p.m. No. 13 San Joaquin Memorial at No. 4 De La Salle, 7 p.m. No. 14 Rocklin at No. 3 Salesian, 8 p.m. No. 11 San Leandro at No. 6 Grant, 7 p.m. No. 10 Serra at No. 7 Campolindo, 7 p.m. No. 15 Clovis North at No. 2 Capital Christian, 7 p.m. Division II Tuesday’s first round No. 16 Whitney at No. 1 Granada, 7 p.m. No. 9 St. Mary’s-Stockton at No. 8 Clovis East, 7 p.m. No. 12 Menlo School at No. 5 Oakland Tech, 8 p.m. No. 13 Piedmont at No. 4 Weston Ranch, 7 p.m. No. 14 Alameda at No. 3 Sacred Heart…

Democrats Hoping To Fill Katie Hill’s Former Congressional Seat

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The presidential primary won’t be the only thing on the ballot on March 3. There will also be a special election for California’s 25th Congressional District. The race for Katie Hill’s seat in the 25th Congressional District is heating up after the freshman Democrat resigned last year amid a scandal and ethics probe. On the Democratic ticket: college professor and Pastor Robert Cooper III, businessman F. David Rudnick, L.A. County health employee Getro Elize, attorney Anibal Valdez-Ortega, media personality Cenk Uygur and assemblywoman Christy Smith. “I’m not going to be trying to sell myself to you as a candidate,” Smith said. “I will be here to work for you as your legislator.” Smith has already landed big endorsements from the likes of the Democratic party and Hill, whose seat she’s hoping to fill. Uygur, who hosts online political opinion show The Young Turks, has drummed up support among progressives and “I don’t want to work with Donald Trump,” Uygur said. “I want to defeat Donald Trump.” Smith prides herself as someone who can garner support from liberals and conservatives. In 2018,…

Sanders supporters canvas neighborhoods in Coachella Valley

As presidential primaries draw closer, campaign teams work harder. “We just see the need for a big change at the White House right now,” said Oscar Ortiz. “So I think everyone is gathering support for Bernie right now so we can have some different policies coming through the federal government.” A local group for Sen. Sanders gathered in Coachella Valley this morning to talk to voters throughout the area. “We have some new different tactics for Super Tuesday because the primaries are right around the corner, so were going to be doing a short training then we’ll be out talking to voters,” said Ortiz. The volunteers canvassed neighborhoods using the slogan “not me, us.” “We’ve been doing this since early December out in the valley so we’ve talked to thousands of people by now,” Ortiz said. As each team waits to see if their candidate can pull ahead on Tuesday. “I’m just really glad to have a lot of volunteers. We’ve had a big presence out here in the Coachella Valley so we hope that translates to some positive results.” Primaries are this Tuesday and…

Pete Buttigieg drops presidential bid

Pete Buttigieg, who rose from being an Indiana mayor to a barrier-breaking, top-tier candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, ended his campaign on Sunday. “The truth is the path has narrowed to a close for our candidacy if not for our cause,” Buttigieg told supporters in South Bend, Indiana. “We must recognize that at this point in the race, the best way to keep faith with those goals and ideals is to step aside and help bring our party and country together.” The decision came just a day after one of Buttigieg’s leading rivals, former Vice President Joe Biden, scored a resounding victory in South Carolina that sparked new pressure on the party’s moderate wing to coalesce behind Biden. Buttigieg had been critical of Biden, charging that the 77-year-old lifelong politician was out of step with today’s politics. But his criticism had shifted in recent days more toward front-runner Bernie Sanders, a polarizing progressive who was benefiting from the sheer number of candidates dividing up the moderate vote. Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden traded voicemails on Sunday but did not speak, according to…

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