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  • 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. HURRICANE SURF Big waves spawned by Hurricane Marie pound the Southern California coast; surge floods low-lying street in Seal Beach. 2. LOS ANGELES SHOOTINGS Police allege...

  • SF police: 1 shot as groups trade shots on Market

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say one person was shot when gunfire erupted between two groups on Market Street in San Francisco. Police spokesman Gordon Shyy says the shots were fired shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday near Fifth Street on Market, the city's central thoroughfare. Police tell the San...

  • Bright-colored air gun bill passes state Assembly

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Assembly approved legislation on Tuesday that would require certain replica guns to be sold in bright colors or transparent to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers. SB199 advanced on a 41-34 vote, the minimum needed to pass, after Republican lawmakers...

  • 3 charged with attempted murder of policeman

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say three men have been charged with the attempted murder of a San Bernardino policeman though they didn't pull the trigger. The San Bernardino County district attorney's office said Tuesday that the men were with the gunman and knew about an AK-47 he...

  • Quake is major test for hard-luck California city

    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention. The...

  • Senate approves doubling political bribery fines

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill that would double the fines for lawmakers and city council members convicted of accepting bribes. Lawmakers on Tuesday voted 30-1 for AB1666 by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, who pushed the bill in response to political corruption charges...

  • Man suspected of wounding detective is killed

    LYNWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of wounding a Los Angeles County sheriff's detective was shot to death Tuesday after he came out of an apartment with a gun in his hand, authorities said. The man, whose name wasn't immediately disclosed, died at the scene. Two detectives were...

  • Tourists robbed on San Francisco famous street

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police are searching for suspects who robbed two Dutch tourists at gunpoint while they were taking pictures at a popular spot in San Francisco that's known as the "Crookedest Street in The World." Officer Gordon Shyy, a police spokesman, said Tuesday that the victims were...

  • Fresno mayor touts independence in controller bid

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who is regarded as the Republican Party's best hope for winning a statewide office in November, introduced herself on Tuesday as an outsider who would bring fiscal independence as California's state controller. Swearengin said during an...

  • Orange County agency reports West Nile death

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County health authorities say an elderly Seal Beach woman with underlying medical conditions and complications of a West Nile virus infection has died. The county health agency said in a statement Tuesday that test results received this week confirmed the...

  • LA-area refinery flare was safety procedure

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say flames seen at a Southern California refinery early Tuesday were due to a safety procedure following a power outage. Torrance Fire Department Capt. Steve Deuel tells City News Service that the ExxonMobil refinery lost power around midnight and it was...

  • Southern California prepares for big storm surf

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California coastal areas are preparing for the arrival of big surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast. The National Weather Service says a large southerly swell is moving into Southern California coastal waters Tuesday, and is...

  • Fire evacuations lifted near Gold Rush-era town

    WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents of some 200 homes, as crews make good progress against a wildfire burning near the Northern California town of Weaverville. Fire officials said the blaze in Trinity County was 45 percent contained Monday night. The...

  • Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban bill

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week. SB270 failed Monday on a 37-33 vote that crossed party lines after an hour-long debate...

  • California wait period doesn't apply to gun owners

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it does not apply to those who already own firearms. U.S. District Judge Anthony Ishii of Fresno ruled late last week that "10-day waiting periods...



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