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  • Judge: Los Angeles charter schools can remain open

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ruled that two charter schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District can open this fall despite questions about fiscal mismanagement. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1kgBxEe) that Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin found...

  • California cuts water use, in ways small and large

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In January, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a water emergency and asked everyone from residents to state agencies to cut water use by 20 percent. What follows is a sample of efforts state agencies are undertaking to comply.

  • Wildfire forces evacuation of rural Calif. homes

    PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California destroyed at least two structures and forced the evacuation of homes along a rural road east of Sacramento, authorities said Friday. The fire broke out shortly before 5 p.m. in a riverbed by the Amador and El Dorado county...

  • 70 animals rescued from filthy N. California house

    GREENFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say 70 dogs and cats infested with fleas were found in a Northern California house filled with feces, urine and cockroaches. The Monterey Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1mOBObT) that police officers in Greenfield discovered the filthy conditions when they...

  • Lawsuit filed over abuse death of Palmdale boy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relatives of an 8-year-old boy who was beaten to death are suing Los Angeles County for failing to remove him from his Palmdale home. City News Service say a wrongful death suit was filed Friday against the county's child welfare and social services divisions, the Sheriff's...

  • Man on I-5 overpass causes huge East LA backups

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man on an overpass brought an hours-long shutdown of a major freeway, causing massive traffic backups through the east side of Los Angeles during Friday rush hour. The California Highway Patrol says Interstate 5 in East LA was closed shortly before 4 p.m. and remained...

  • Settlement reached over gas blast documents

    SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area city that was the site of a deadly 2010 gas line explosion says it has settled a lawsuit against state regulators over documents and emails related to the blast. San Bruno officials said they received about 7,000 documents from the...

  • San Francisco set new record high of 85 degrees

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco set a new record high of 85 degrees as the city and the rest of the Bay Area swelters in a heat wave. The National Weather Service says Friday's high broke an old record of 82 degrees set in 1973. Mountain View also set a new record high of 96, beating out...

  • New trial ordered in Orange County newborn death

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California appeals court has ordered a new trial for an Orange County woman who was convicted of killing her baby after giving birth in a restaurant bathroom. City News Service says the court on Friday reversed Juana (WAH'-nuh) Valencia's conviction for...

  • California to have 4 (acting) governors in 4 days

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will have four governors in four days next week as top officials take turns temporarily leaving the state. Gov. Jerry Brown's office informed other state leaders Friday that he will leave the state Sunday and return Wednesday as he leads a trade mission to...

  • Flag-waving, prayers at LA rally for Palestine

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Muslims in Los Angeles held prayers and a rally in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip amid the intense conflict between Israel and Hamas militants. Men, women and children bowed in prayer and then took up flags and banners Friday outside the Federal Building in...

  • Suspect sought in LA good Samaritan's punch death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are looking for a man who fatally punched another man who intervened while he was screaming at a 3-year-old boy. Police say 57-year-old Gabriel Ortega of Hollywood was struck in the face in June when he stepped between the man and the boy at a Hollywood...

  • California state senator Yee charged with racketeering in San Francisco Chinatown crime probe

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California state senator Yee charged with racketeering in San Francisco Chinatown crime probe .

  • Brown appoints legal affairs aide to appeals court

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has named a senior aide to become an associate justice on the Sacramento-based Third District Court of Appeal. Brown announced the appointment of Jonathan Renner on Friday. The 44-year-old Democrat from Sacramento has been Brown's legal affairs...

  • Accident partially collapses LA parking structure

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A landscaping project accident caused the partial collapse of a residential parking structure in the Century City area of Los Angeles. No injuries were reported after the Friday morning incident but urban search-and-rescue units were dispatched as a precaution, and two...



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