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Immigrant detention center in Bakersfield, thought to be set to close, will stay open

Immigrant detention center in Bakersfield, thought to be set to close, will stay open
  • Cautious on police reform, Becerra risks losing progressives — and his political future FWC: Cautious on police reform, Becerra risks losing progressives — and his political future

    Few California Democrats have garnered more praise from the party’s various constituencies than Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra, who has led the state’s charge against the administration of President Trump with 47 lawsuits on issues including immigration and healthcare. But in recent months, Becerra…

  • Jussie Smollett Indicted on 16 Felony Counts FWC: Jussie Smollett Indicted on 16 Felony Counts

    An Illinois grand jury has indicted Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. The grand jury returned two separate sets of charges on Thursday, according to ABC News. The first set is related to what Smollett told police about the alleged attack, including that the attackers yelled racial and homophobic slurs, physically…

  • Asia Avinger leads Rosary to 75-58 Division I state final win over Bishop O’Dowd FWC: Asia Avinger leads Rosary to 75-58 Division I state final win over Bishop O’Dowd

    There was no stopping junior guard Asia Avinger of Fullerton Rosary on Friday night in the CIF state championship Division I girls’ basketball final at Golden 1 Center. From the outset, she was in attack mode. She finished with 24 points while making nine of 11 free throws to help Rosary defeat…

  • Want to see the wildflowers closer to home? Try this scenic Newhall trek FWC: Want to see the wildflowers closer to home? Try this scenic Newhall trek

    During the hottest, driest summer months, this trek to Ed Davis Park in Newhall’s Towsley Canyon might not be such a special walk, but this spring — wow! Go when the hills are still green from the rain and wildflowers are showing themselves; it’s a great Santa Clarita Valley workout. On a wet day,…

  • ‘Captain Marvel’s’ breakout cat on his favorite costar and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ theories FWC: ‘Captain Marvel’s’ breakout cat on his favorite costar and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ theories

    “Captain Marvel” follows a powerful Kree warrior who stumbles onto Earth and discovers she was once an Air Force pilot named Carol Danvers. But it’s the cat that steals the show. Primarily played by a cat named Reggie, Goose was initially spotted by internet sleuths hidden along the edge of “Captain…

  • Party Favor & GTA – Work It Out FWC: Party Favor & GTA – Work It Out

    Party Favor and GTA are back to drop another heavy-hitting single off his forthcoming studio album ‘Layers.’ While his last release “Reach for Me” focused on cinematic soundscapes, “Work It Out” is a take no prisoners bass onslaught reminiscent of Party Favor’s original sound. Bass lines that shake your rib cage and robotic synths that scream and grind are met…

  • SXSW Film Review: Jordan Peele’s Us is Effective Horror That Buckles Under Its Own Ambition FWC: SXSW Film Review: Jordan Peele’s Us is Effective Horror That Buckles Under Its Own Ambition

    The Pitch: In the briefest of sentences, the four members of the Wilson family (mother Lupita Nyong’o, father Winston Duke, daughter Shahadi Wright Joseph, and son Evan Alex) have to contend with a quartet of doppelgängers—or “shadows”—who invade their vacation home in Santa Cruz. Revealing anything more would mean encroaching into spoiler territory, so let’s just say that the less…

  • With Fox, Disney will have an even bigger footprint in Hollywood FWC: With Fox, Disney will have an even bigger footprint in Hollywood

    Walt Disney Co.’s entertainment kingdom is about to get a whole lot bigger thanks to its pending purchase of 21st Century Fox assets, and the rest of Hollywood has only just begun to grapple with the consequences of the company’s increasing power. The long-anticipated $71.3-billion acquisition…