Updated Sunday morning
Episcopal News Service reports on the voting at the diocesan convention today.
Read San Joaquin votes to leave Episcopal Church, realign with Southern Cone by Pat McCaughan.
The full text of the bishop’s convention address can be found in this PDF file. And the Living Church has a story on that, Bishop Schofield Urges San Joaquin Delegates to Take Leap of Faith.
Initial press reports of this:
Associated Press Diocese Breaks With Episcopal Church
New York Times Episcopal Diocese Votes to Secede From Church by Neela Banerjee
Los Angeles Times Episcopal diocese secedes in rift over gays by Rebecca Trounson (and in the print edition with the headline California diocese leaves Episcopal Church in rift over gays, theology)
Central Valley Business Times Central Valley Episcopal diocese splits from national church
San Francisco Chronicle Episcopal fold loses 1st diocese – in valley
Fresno Bee Diocese splits from national Episcopalians
Modesto Bee Diocese will leave Episcopal Church
Bakersfield Californian Diocese votes to split from church