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  • Oakland mother charged in cocaine death of son, 2

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Oakland woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in the death of her 2-year-old son, who died of cocaine ingestion. Police said Friday that 39-year-old Fayson Howard was arrested earlier this week in connection with the May 23 death of her...

  • GOP kicks off convention with focus on women

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans are looking to put a new face on their party after decades of declining registration in a state that increasingly leans to the left politically. The effort starts with wiping out what leaders say are outdated ideas about what it means to be a...

  • Baby found unharmed at scene of OC murder-suicide

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim police say a 7-month-old baby has been found unharmed at a home where both her parents died in a suspected murder-suicide. Police say a relative found the bodies of the man and woman around 8:30 a.m. Friday in the home on Morningstar Drive. Lt. Bob Dunn tells...

  • Anaheim police kill robbery suspect in shootout

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim police have shot and killed a robbery suspect in a shootout after the man holed up inside a sport utility vehicle. Police were called to Fry's Electronics around 2 p.m. Friday by a report that two men had robbed the store at gunpoint. Lt. Bob Dunn says the men...

  • Feds approve California's immigrant license words

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Federal officials have given their backing to a redesigned license for immigrants living in California illegally, which includes wording that distinguishes it from those for legal residents. Homeland Security officials told the California Department of Motor Vehicles...

  • California reinstates tougher arson penalties

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has reinstated tougher penalties for aggravated arson just as authorities charge a Northern California man with setting a fire that has burned nearly 120 square miles of timber in the mountains east of Sacramento. SB930 by Republican Sen. Tom Berryhill of...

  • Brown vetoes diaper changing-station bills

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a pair of bills that would have made diaper changing stations available in both men's and women's restrooms. Brown announced Friday that he vetoed SB1350 and SB1358, saying many businesses already have taken steps to accommodate customers....

  • California to ban smoking at home day cares

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Home day care operators in California must stop smoking in their houses, even after hours when children are gone. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday he had signed AB1819, joining 12 other states with similar bans that target "third-hand" smoke. Smoking during day care...

  • 95 percent of California seniors pass exit exam

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — New data shows that the percentage of California seniors passing the high school exit exam required for graduation matched last year's record high results. The state Department of Education said Tuesday that 95.5 percent of seniors in the Class of 2014 — more than 417,000...

  • OC businessman gets 7 years for $180M tax fraud

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former Southern California businessman who failed to report $180 million in income has been sentenced to seven years in prison for tax fraud. Richard Engel of Orange County was sentenced Friday. Prosecutors say Engel didn't report income from his power plant...

  • Mentor swears in new Southeast Asia ambassador

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A newly appointed U.S. ambassador on Friday honored one of her first mentors, a federal appellate judge whom she chose to administer her oath of office. Judge Harry Pregerson, who is 91 and one of the longest-serving members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals,...

  • California governor orders help for dry wells

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Residents in drought-stricken California whose wells have gone dry will soon get help from key state agencies under an order Gov. Jerry Brown signed Friday. The executive order provides money to buy drinking water for residents, while also directing officials to work with...

  • California unemployment rate stays at 7.4 percent

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's unemployment rate was unchanged for a third month, holding at 7.4 percent in August, officials said Friday. The state added 44,200 nonfarm jobs during the month, bringing the total to 15.5 million, the California Employment Development Department reported....

  • Enterovirus D68 reported in California

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — California's first cases of the uncommon respiratory infection enterovirus D68 have been reported by San Diego County health authorities. The Health and Human Services Agency says three local children and a fourth visiting from Ventura County were hospitalized earlier this...

  • 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. WILDFIRE Firefighters keep huge forest fire from burning river canyon homes east of Sacramento. 2. ARSON SUSPECT Thirty-seven-year-old man to be arraigned on charges of...



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