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Essential California: Weinstein faces legal consequences

By Benjamin Oreskes , Shelby Grad Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, May 25, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Harvey Weinstein turned himself in Friday to face sexual assault allegations in New York, as prosecutors prepared to file criminal charges against the… [READ MORE HERE] Source: LA…

A doctor sells 13-second recordings he says can heal patients. The California medical board isn't buying it

By Soumya Karlamangla The website promises that audio recordings can cure dozens of ailments — among them diarrhea, anxiety, labor pains, malaria, even a pet’s infection. Dr. William Edwin Gray III, a homeopathic doctor who practices in the Bay Area, sells these so-called eRemedies for $5 on his website. Each recording… [READ MORE HERE] Source:…

Weinstein surrenders to New York authorities in sex assault case

By James Queally, Richard Winton In a milestone for the #metoo movement, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to New York authorities Friday morning to face sexual assault charges. Weinstein was taken into custody as prosecutors prepared to file criminal charges against him, the first in what has been months… [READ MORE HERE]…

Why did it take so long to arrest the Golden State Killer suspect? Interagency rivalries, old technology, errors and bad luck

By Joseph Serna, Benjamin Oreskes The killer was thought to have law enforcement or military experience. He was believed to stand around 6 feet tall, with an athletic build. He was presumed to live in the Central Valley and Sacramento area at different points in the 1970s. Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. was a former police…