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  • Long Beach man sentenced for pimping 2 women

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Long Beach man who pimped two women and kidnapped them when they tried to leave has been sentenced to nearly 47 1/2 years in prison. Lebrette Winn also was ordered Thursday to register as a sex offender. Authorities say Winn convinced the women, ages 18 and 20, to work as...

  • LA gang member convicted for toddler's death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles gang member has been convicted of killing a man and a 22-month-old boy who were struck by the same stray bullet during an attack on gang rivals. City News Service says jurors took only 2 ½ hours to convict Davion McClelland of murder Thursday. He could face life...

  • Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane's emergency slides. None of the 142 passengers and five crew...

  • Law makes earthquake insurance more understandable

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California homeowners will begin getting clearer explanations of how earthquake insurance works and what it covers under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown that is intended to boost lackluster participation in the program. The governor announced signing AB2064 by...

  • Democratic lawmaker offered deal on DUI charges

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state senator charged with drunken driving after a party at the state Capitol is being offered the chance to plead guilty to a lesser offense, a prosecutor said Thursday. Sen. Ben Hueso could avoid any jail time and pay lower fines if he accepts the offer, said Steve...

  • Cities get more authority over massage parlors

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Local governments will get more authority to regulate massage businesses under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown announced signing AB1147 on Thursday. The measure lets local governments revoke the license of any massage parlor that violates the law. It...

  • PG&E emails may have violated rules, judge says

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's largest utility may have violated state rules when it negotiated with state regulators to have a favorable judge appointed to hear one of the utility's rate cases, a judge with the state's public utilities commission says. Hallie Yacknin, an administrative law...

  • HOAs barred from requiring luscious landscaping

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to prohibit homeowners associations from banning drought-resistant landscaping to save water. Brown's office said Thursday that he signed AB2104 by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, a San Diego Democrat. Gonzalez said homeowners...

  • Brown vetoes bills requiring professional training

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed two bills that would require extra training for coroners and mental health professionals. The Democratic governor announced Thursday that he rejected AB2029 by Assemblyman Ken Cooley, which was intended to help parents investigate their...

  • San Diego car dealer pleads in cash-hiding case

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego luxury car dealer has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for trying to conceal $719,000 he received from a drug trafficker who bought a Ferrari, a Porsche and other cars. Federal prosecutors say John Mussari Jr. entered the plea Thursday to a charge of conspiracy to evade...

  • Father arrested in fatal stabbing of 6-year-old

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man found covered in blood and screaming has been arrested on suspicion of killing his 6-year-old son. Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives arrested 38-year-old Alejandro Sanchez Thursday for murder. He's jailed on $1 million bail and it's not known whether...

  • GOP pushes diverse candidates, but will it matter?

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Republican Party is promoting one of its most diverse, youthful sets of candidates in years for this November's election. The question heading into this weekend's state party convention is whether it will matter in an overwhelmingly Democratic state....

  • 500 Berkeley students missed sex abuse classes

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley says 500 incoming students have not taken a mandatory class on sexual violence. UC Berkeley Spokeswoman Claire Holmes said Thursday that officials were notifying the students via email that they had not fulfilled the requirement and...

  • Vets try to save leg of dog hit by stolen van

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veterinarians are trying to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase in Los Angeles. The young Maltese mix suffered a deep cut to a rear leg and a broken hip Wednesday night. A vet says Gordo will have part of...

  • Health exchange addresses dropped policies

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The leader of California's health exchange said Thursday that the state is trying to improve notifications to consumers whose policies are shifted from private insurance to Medi-Cal during income checks and eligibility updates. Covered California Executive Director...



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