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  • Man dies in California after beach hole collapses

    HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a young man died after a hole that he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in sand for at least five minutes. CalFire Coastside Capt. Jonathan Cox said Tuesday the man was unconscious by the time firefighters arrived at...

  • Board puts soda tax before San Francisco voters

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco voters will be asked this fall to approve a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city. The Board of Supervisors voted 6-4 on Tuesday to put the tax on sodas, sports drinks and other beverages sweetened with sugar on the November ballot. It would...

  • ACLU may fight for California migrant shelter

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union says it is mulling its legal options after a planning commission in a north San Diego suburb rejected plans for a 96-bed shelter designed for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol. David Loy, director...

  • Fire burns Los Angeles-area charter school

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A structure fire is raging through a large single-story charter high school in the Los Angeles area, but no one is believed to have been inside. A Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman says firefighters received the call at 2:21 p.m. Tuesday saying smoke and fire was...

  • Mexican-born professor eyed for state high court

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown nominated a Mexican-born Stanford law professor on Tuesday to the California Supreme Court, continuing a trend to diversify and shift one of the most influential courts in the country to the left. Brown nominated Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, 41, to be...

  • Bio of court nominee Mariano-Florentino Cuellar

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — NAME — Mariano-Florentino Cuellar PARTY — Democrat AGE — 41 RESIDES — Stanford, Santa Clara County EDUCATION — Bachelor's degree, Harvard College; Juris Doctor degree, Yale Law School; Doctor of Philosophy degree in political science, Stanford...

  • Los Angeles International Airport expansion OK'd

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles International Airport is expanding again. Airport commissioners approved the first phase of a new terminal that eventually will add up to 29 new gates, built with wide-body jets in mind. Plans for the initial stage envision a building with 11 gates and a...

  • Assailants sought in fatal train platform beating

    LYNWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives have asked the public for help in the investigation of the fatal beating of a 65-year-old man on a busy Metro Blue Line train platform. The Sheriff's Department said Tuesday that surveillance video shows John Wayne...

  • California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

    CUTLER, Calif. (AP) — A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination. Wawona Packing Co. President Brent Smittcamp said in a statement that he is not aware of any...

  • Investigators: Missing woman may have been shot

    TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — Investigators believe the missing pregnant wife of a California-based Marine may have been shot while hunting with a married ex-Marine with whom she was having an affair. The Desert Sun (http://desert.sn/1sGKXes) cites court documents that say on the day she...

  • Marine who knew missing California woman arrested

    TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — A recently discharged Marine who volunteered at a horse ranch with the missing pregnant wife of another California-based Marine has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a destructive device, authorities said Monday. But authorities wouldn't say whether...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. OBAMA President flying in for a pair of Democratic fundraisers in Silicon Valley and the Los Angeles area. 2. CLIPPERS-STERLING Richard Parsons, interim CEO of the Los...

  • Obama back to California for Democratic campaigns

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Barack Obama is flying into California on Tuesday for a pair of Democratic fundraisers in Silicon Valley and the Los Angeles area. The president is scheduled to arrive Tuesday at San Francisco International Airport and spend the night in the Bay Area, where he...

  • Bay Area water district mulls hiring 'water cops'

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area water district is set to vote on the hiring of "water cops" to issue fines to people caught wasting water. The Santa Clara Valley Water District board must decide Tuesday whether to spend $500,000 to hire up to 10 temporary workers to help...

  • BART police enforce stretching ban at stations

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bay Area Rapid Transit police have started enforcing a ban on sleeping, lying or sitting with legs stretched out at a busy downtown San Francisco station. Agency officials tell the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1losCep ) the campaign at the Powell Street station...



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