Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
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Gov. Jerry Brown's approval rating has reached a new high as he considers seeking re-election next year. A Field Poll released Thursday finds that nearly six of 10 registered voters approve of his performance, up seven points since a similar survey in July.
Officials say temperatures in the citrus-rich San Joaquin Valley dropped to the low 20s overnight, but it was too early to tell whether there was any crop damage.