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  • Los Angeles-area motorcycle officer dies in crash

    COVINA, Calif. (AP) — A police officer has died after a collision with an SUV while on patrol on a motorcycle in a Los Angeles County suburb. Covina police spokesman Sgt. Gregg Peterson says the75-year-old woman driving the SUV made a left turn in front of Officer Jordan Corder at a city...

  • Forest areas reopen after huge California fire

    POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — The U.S Forest Service has reopened some wilderness areas that were closed because of a massive wildfire in Sierra Nevada foothills. Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree says the Rubicon Trail, Wrights Lake and Desolation Wilderness are among the recreation areas...

  • Crash, suspicious device lead to 101 closure in LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say both sides of the U.S. 101 freeway near Hollywood were shut down as a crash led to the discovery of a suspicious device. The California Highway Patrol says the device was discovered during the investigation of the fiery two-car accident on the 101 shortly...

  • Man pleads no contest in Hollywood stabbing

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing of a woman in Hollywood after a jury failed to reach a verdict in his murder trial. Los Angeles County district attorney's officials said Tuesday that Dustin James Kinnear is expected to get 12...

  • Charges in 1989 killing dismissed over affair

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have dropped murder charges in the 1989 death of woman who was found strangled at the San Jose airport because the prosecutor had an affair with a DNA analyst who testified at a court hearing. The Santa Clara County district attorney announced Tuesday that...

  • California will get pet-insurance disclosure rules

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The overhaul of health insurance marketplaces in California is now spreading to Fido and Snowball. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday said he has signed a bill to add disclosure rules for the mostly unregulated pet insurance industry. AB2056 requires insurers to clearly...

  • Human remains found in LA County trash facility

    INDUSTRY, Calif. (AP) — Human remains have been found at a trash processing plant in Southern California — for the fourth time in two years. An employee sorting trash found the remains Monday night on a conveyor belt at Athens Services in the unincorporated Bassett area of Los Angeles County....

  • California governor signs bill opening beach

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation meant to compel public access to a beach controlled by a billionaire businessman. The Senate bill was authored by San Mateo Democrat Sen. Jerry Hill. It authorizes the state to negotiate with Vinod Khosla to reopen an...

  • 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...



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