Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Mr. Spock, the logical half-Vulcan, half-human in the original Star Trek series and several movies, has died at his home in Los Angeles, his granddaughter, Madeleine, told NPR. Nimoy was 83. The cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, she said.Continue Reading

Federal water managers in California say the initial allocation of water from the Central Valley Project (CVP) to agricultural customers will be zero. Among those affected: the Central San Joaquin Water Conservation District and Stockton East Water District. With most of winter over, the Sierra snowpack water content measures one-fifthContinue Reading

Two former senior Justice Department officials are calling on their colleagues to investigate a secretive warehouse used for interrogations by Chicago police and likened to a CIA “black site” facility.                                                    Sam Bagenstos, who during Barack Obama’s first term was the Justice Department’s No 2 civil rights official, said that theContinue Reading