Isla Vista shooting inspires gun control bill focused on mental health

Isla Vista shooting inspires gun control bill focused on mental health

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) --Democrats in the House are taking a new angle on gun legislation after a California man shot and killed three people in Santa Barbara last week.
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Parents of Honey Boo Boo exchange vows

MCINTYRE, Ga., May 5 (UPI) -- Mama June and Papa Bear, the parents of reality show star Honey Boo Boo, exchanged vows in the back yard of their Georgia home Sunday, People magazine reported.
Gun advocates split with NRA on checks

Gun advocates split with NRA on checks

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- Some U.S. gun-advocate groups said they have broken with the National Rifle Association to support increased background checks for private gun sales.
Biden meets with police on gun control

Biden meets with police on gun control

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Thursday told police officials they are the ones in the best position to advise Washington on how to deal with gun violence.

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Chaz Bono says he's proud of 'DWTS' effort

Chaz Bono says he's proud of 'DWTS' effort

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Chaz Bono says he's proud of what he accomplished as a contestant on the U.S. television show "Dancing With the Stars."

Witnesses back up Baby Lisa's parents' abduction claim

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- New video footage may back claims by the parents of the Kansas City, Mo., toddler that their daughter was abducted, witnesses said.

Bill would benefit vets hurt by chemicals

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Bipartisan legislation in Congress would provide healthcare benefits to veterans exposed to chemical and germ warfare tests in Utah.

Fogler, Greer, Sheen set for 'Traveling'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actors Dan Fogler, Judy Greer and Martin Sheen have signed on for the big-screen comedy "Traveling."

MLB: Arizona 5, San Diego 2 (12)

SAN DIEGO, April 19 (UPI) -- Eric Byrnes and Orlando Hudson combined for three RBI in the top of the 12th inning Wednesday night as Arizona beat San Diego, 5-2.

MLB: LA Dodgers 9, San Diego 1

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Derek Lowe gave one earned run and seven hits in eight innings Friday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers blasted San Diego, 9-1.

MLB: San Diego 6, St. Louis 5

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Mike Piazza singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning Monday night as the San Diego Padres edged the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-5. The Padres moved two games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were idle Monday, in the NL West.

MLB: San Diego 10, Cincinnati 0

CINCINNATI, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Jake Peavy and three relievers combined on a six-hit shutout Wednesday night as San Diego blasted the Cincinnati Reds, 10-0.

MLB: San Diego 4, Arizona 1

PHOENIX, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Mike Thompson allowed a run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday afternoon as San Diego beat Arizona, 4-1.

MLB: Colorado 13, San Diego 5

DENVER, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Brad Hawpe knocked in four runs Friday night to help Colorado pound the San Diego Padres, 13-5.
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Mike Thompson
San Diego Padres pitcher Mike Thompson throws in the 12th inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park in San Diego on April 18, 2007. Arizona beat the Padres 5-2 in 12 innings and Thompson was the losing pitcher. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)

Michael C. Thompson (born January 24, 1951), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing California's 1st congressional district (map), which includes Napa, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties as well as parts of Yolo and Sonoma Counties.

He was born in St. Helena, California, was educated at California State University, Chico, served in Vietnam with the 173rd Airborne Brigade United States Army, was a vineyard owner and maintenance supervisor, taught Public Administration and State Government at San Francisco State University and California State University, Chico and was a member of the California State Senate before entering the House.

He is married to Janet Thompson and has two sons.

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