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  • Napolitano plans review of UC admissions, tuition

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The University of California will examine whether it admits too many out-of-state and international students as it develops a budget for the next academic year that might include the system's first tuition increases in four years, university President Janet Napolitano said...

  • Bell Gardens mayor shot, no word on condition

    BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the mayor of Bell Gardens has been shot but there's no immediate word on his condition. Employees at City Hall confirm that Daniel Crespo is the shooting victim. Los Angeles County fire officials say paramedics were called to the 6300-block of East...

  • Governor splits on bills aiming to reduce truancy

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has issued a split decision on a package of bills designed to help reduce California's dropout rate. The governor announced Tuesday that he signed two bills sought by Attorney General Kamala Harris while vetoing two others. He signed AB2141 requiring...

  • Funeral home sues LA Archdiocese for $250M

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A funeral home is suing the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for at least $250 million, alleging the archdiocese wants to cheat it out of business at six Roman Catholic cemeteries. S.E. Funeral Homes of California filed the breach-of-contract suit Monday in Superior Court. The...

  • Law extends time for childhood sex abuse charges

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sex-abuse victims will have more time to pursue criminal charges against offenders under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Also Tuesday, the governor vetoed a related bill that would have extended the amount of time victims have to file civil lawsuits and seek...

  • USC among recipients of federal innovation grant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California is among 24 colleges and universities picked by the U.S. Education Department for a federal "First in the World" grant to foster innovation, officials said Tuesday. The $3.2 million will go toward expanding a role-playing video game...

  • Brown vetoes key bills prompted by ethics scandals

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected key ethics bills that were passed by lawmakers in response to a series of political scandals. The governor announced Tuesday that while politicians should be subject to constraints, the general activities addressed in the bills already are...

  • Brown signs 2 gun bills, vetoes 3-D weapons bill

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Certain BB guns and pellet guns would have to come with bright markings as a way to distinguish them from real firearms under a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown announced Tuesday that he signed SB199, requiring coloring on guns that fire pellets or BBs that are 6...

  • Treatment to be mandatory for young sex offenders

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Adolescents and teenagers convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious victim will face mandatory sexual-offender treatment in California. Gov. Jerry Brown's office on Tuesday announced he had signed SB838. Democratic Sen. Jim Beall of San Jose introduced the...

  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a...

  • California ends one of driest-ever water years

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials are urging residents and businesses to keep conserving water as the state ends another extremely dry "water year" with no guarantee the coming year will be any wetter. The 2014 water year that ends Tuesday is one of the driest on record, with the...

  • Mistrial in assault case over stray cat feeding

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the case of a Los Angeles firefighter accused of beating a woman in a neighborhood dispute over the feeding of stray cats. City News Service reports the jury told the judge Tuesday it was deadlocked on the felony battery and assault charges...

  • California expands prohibition on 'revenge porn'

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has approved two bills expanding a state ban on so-called revenge porn. The Democratic governor announced Tuesday that he signed SB1255 by Republican Sen. Anthony Cannella of Ceres and AB2643 by Democratic Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski of Fremont. Under...

  • Governor veto of funding plan wallops new cities

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to veto a $19 million funding plan dealt a hefty blow to four new Riverside County cities that were counting on the measure to make up for lost revenue. The recently created cities had hoped a bill sponsored by Democratic state...

  • California requires extinguishers after limo fire

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill requiring certain types of limousines to have two fire extinguishers and undergo regular safety checks. Brown announced Tuesday that he signed SB611 by Democratic Sen. Jerry Hill of San Mateo. The bill was in response to a limousine...



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