All in all, Trump has had a pretty good eight months

President Donald Trump has delivered three significant speeches, appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and assembled an exceptional national security team. He’s also had missteps on Charlottesville and out-of-bounds tweets. But so far the pluses outweigh the minuses, this writer says.

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Here's how the rain and snow will develop over the Sierra

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Modesto rally supports young immigrants

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Monica Vaughan The Tribune
Kitesurfers take over Cayucos beach 0:55

Kitesurfers take over Cayucos beach

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Rescuers in Mexico work to rescue girl trapped in earthquake rubble

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Here's how the rain and snow will develop over the Sierra

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Livingston man awarded for saving man from burning truck