Wednesday, March 26, 2008
* A new report from the Public Policy Institute of California (www.ppic.org) shows that residents are getting more nervous about the economy. Nearly three-fourths of adults believe the state is in a recession and just over three-fourths say the state and country for that matter will see tough times ahead in the coming year. Trust in government leaders also took a hit, with only 32 percent of residents saying the state government can be trusted when it comes to doing the proper thing the majority of the time. Nearly 60 percent believe legislators in Sacramento waste tax money. For more on the report, visit the PPIC.
* The Los Angeles Times has apologized for a story it ran about a 1994 attack on rapper Tupac Shakur, saying the story was partially relying on documents that were likely fabricated. The story looked at the reported rap war between West Coast and East Coast rappers. Shakur was killed in 1996.
* Former baseball manager Preston Gomez remained in critical condition after being hit by a pickup truck on Wednesday at a gas station in Blythe. Gomez reportedly suffered serious head injuries. The driver of the truck was not arrested. The 84-year-old, who played for the Washington Senators, managed the San Diego Padres, Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs.
* The University of California at Berkeley has fired men's head basketball coach Ben Braun. The Golden Bears missed out on the NCAA tourney for the fourth time in five years. Cal finished this season at 17-16 (6-12 PAC 10).
7 p.m. (HP Pavilion) - Dallas Stars at San Jose Sharks
7:30 p.m. (Staples Center) - Phoenix Coyotes at Los Angeles Kings - www.ticketmaster.com.
7:30 p.m. (Oracle Arena) - Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors
3/6:30 p.m. - (Arco Arena) - Pop Go The Wiggles Live