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  • Bills to deter wrongful convictions go to governor

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a pair of bills Friday designed to thwart or reverse wrongful criminal convictions. They acted as the Legislature rushed to complete its work for the year ahead of Sunday's deadline. SB980 by Sen. Ted Lieu. D-Torrance, which...

  • California schools chief to appeal tenure ruling

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's schools chief will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson says the ruling by a Los Angeles judge isn't supported by facts or the law and says it unfairly...

  • Giant millipedes caught at San Francisco airport

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say they captured nearly two-dozen live giant millipedes inside a fake toy box at San Francisco International Airport. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced Friday that officers made the discovery recently while inspecting a large box mailed...

  • Groundwater regulations headed to Gov. Jerry Brown

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is on the verge of regulating its groundwater supply for the first time, as the worst drought in a generation pushed state leaders to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" policy. The state Assembly on Friday voted 44-27 to send the bill,...

  • California marijuana grow stole reservation water

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have torn out an illegal marijuana operation in Central California that they say was siphoning water from streams that supply an American Indian tribe, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman said Friday. The growers created seven reservoirs —...

  • Southern California surf diminishing

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Advisories for high surf along the Southern California coast have been canceled for all but Orange County as remnants of a former hurricane diminish in the eastern Pacific. The National Weather Service say the remaining high surf advisories will end at 8 p.m. Friday, but...

  • California will shift mentally ill inmates into separate isolation units, offer more treatment

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will shift mentally ill inmates into separate isolation units, offer more treatment.

  • California mentally ill inmates get special units

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State corrections officials have agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into specialized housing units instead of placing them in isolation, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners. The agreement filed Friday in U.S. District Court...

  • LA-area fire kills 2 elderly people, injures 6

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman in her 90s and a man in his 70s died after fire burned a condominium building in Encino, fire officials said Friday. Five other people, including a firefighter, were sent to the hospital with injuries suffered in Thursday night's blaze at the three-story Encino Spa...

  • Woman held in fatal shooting of 96-year-old mother

    LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 71-year-old Orange County woman has been arrested in the shooting death of her 96-year-old mother. A Sheriff's Department statement said Friday that deputies responding to reports of gunshots found Gretchen DeStefano dead inside her home in...

  • Feds critical of California twin tunnel project

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A pair of giant water diversion tunnels proposed for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta could violate the federal Clean Water Act and increase harm to endangered fish species, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which released its formal comment on the...

  • Air drops on California wildfire get going early

    HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — Air crews battling a fast-moving fire threatening 250 homes in a Northern California forest were using clear skies to get going earlier than usual on Friday, which should help with the firefight, fire officials said. The weather has kept skies over the fire in the...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SEX-CONSENT Lawmakers pass bill that would make California first to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sex assaults at colleges. 2. CLIPPERS SALE Shelly Sterling...

  • High number expected to travel over weekend

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The highest number of Californians since the recession is expected to travel over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The Ventura County Star reported Friday (http://bit.ly/1zQNphE ) that The Automobile Club of Southern California estimates that nearly 4 million travelers are...

  • Man fatally shot by Shasta County deputies

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Officials say two Shasta County sheriff's deputies shot a man to death after responding to reports a suicidal person was inside a residence in Redding. Redding police Lt. Jeff Wallace told the Redding Record Searchlight (http://bit.ly/1C9sZEB ) that the call came in after...



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