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  • Walter Mazzone, sub and Sealab figure, dies at 96

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Walter Mazzone, a decorated World War II submarine officer who later was instrumental in the Sealab program and other deep-diving research, has died in California. He was 96. His son, Robert, tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1up6qWW ) that Mazzone, a retired Navy...

  • Woman caught in California rip current dies

    WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A woman has died after getting caught in a rip current during a Labor Day visit to a Northern California beach. The Santa Cruz Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1tVkJnU ) says the woman, who was in her late 30s, was at the south end of Sunset State Beach near Watsonville around...

  • Police zap girl with Taser at Monterey County Fair

    MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Police say they used a Taser on a 14-year-old girl after she attacked an officer at the Monterey County Fair. Lt. Leslie Sonne tells the Monterey Herald (http://bit.ly/W4FKPE ) that officers were questioning two teenage girls Saturday night after receiving reports that...

  • Senior citizens injured in Irwindale bus crash

    IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — Police in a Los Angeles suburb have arrested a suspected drunken driver who crashed into a bus filled with senior citizens. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune (http://bit.ly/1oyOhkT ) says 10 of 48 passengers on the charter bus complained of pain after Sunday night's crash...

  • LA's mayor proposed $13.25 an hour minimum wage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Garcetti on Monday announced a proposal hike from the current $9 per hour to $13.25 in 2017. The proposal will need City Council approval but it was praised by President Obama in...

  • San Francisco to be 1st to test urban farming law

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will soon become the first city to enact a California law giving owners who turn empty lots into gardens the chance to get a tax break, a newspaper reported. The measure lets cities and towns lower the assessed value — and therefore the property taxes — on...

  • California News Digest

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The supervisor in Los Angeles is Christopher Weber, followed by Bob Jablon. If you have a news tip or questions about the report, call 213-626-1200. The supervisor in San Francisco is Sudhin Thanawala. He can be reached at 415-495-1708. Richard Vogel in Los Angeles photos can...

  • Minor quake hits Northern California

    GILROY, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has registered a minor earthquake in Northern California. The magnitude-3.5 quake struck around 9:10 a.m. Monday about six miles southeast of Gilroy. Gilroy is about 30 miles south of San Jose. A Gilroy police dispatcher says she felt a jolt...

  • 5 wounded in shooting at California house party

    LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — A suspect is in custody in connection with a shooting at a house party in the San Francisco Bay Area that left five people wounded. Twenty-one-year-old Anthony Jesus Torres was being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail on Monday, a day after he was arrested during a...

  • Los Angeles deputy injured in rollover crash

    PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been injured in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale. City News Service reports the crash happened early Monday as the female deputy was returning to the Palmdale station after taking an inmate to a...

  • Investigators: Dana Point fire suspect had lighter

    DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Orange County authorities say a 27-year-old man arrested while holding a lighter at the scene of a commercial fire in Dana Point has posted bail and was released. City News Service says Alex Espinoza was booked Sunday on suspicion of burglary and arson for allegedly...

  • GOP challenger tries novel tactics against Brown

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republicans finally have the kind of gubernatorial candidate they need to be competitive in overwhelmingly Democratic California — a young, second-generation social moderate who has financial expertise and is comfortable on social media. Getting voters to pay attention...

  • California school retires divisive Arab mascot

    THERMAL, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot. The hook-nosed, snarling mascot who wears a head scar did not appear at Coachella Valley High School's season opening football game Friday. A belly-dancing genie that often appears with the mascot...

  • Man arrested after Dana Point commercial fire

    DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Orange County authorities have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of arson after a fire that gutted one unit of a commercial building in Dana Point and caused smoke damage to 10 others. Fire Capt. Shane Sherwood says the 27-year-old suspect was taken into custody...

  • Federal agent arrested after brandishing gun

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Police say an apparently drunk man arrested after allegedly brandishing a gun on a Burbank street is a federal agent. According to a police statement, officers responded early Wednesday after someone reported being approached by a very drunk man who pulled out a handgun....



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