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  • UCLA flooded by broken water main, cars stranded

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a water main has broken near the UCLA campus, spewing water into the air and stranding cars and people in underground parking structures. Television news reports show an immense geyser of water surging from the middle of the street on Sunset Boulevard....

  • Orange County man convicted of killing roommate

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of his roommate, an Iraq War veteran who had been missing for two weeks before authorities found her body buried in a remote canyon. The Orange County District Attorney's office says...

  • New California fines for wasting water take effect

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — New regulations that include fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water are taking effect in California. The State Water Resources Control Board approved the rules earlier this month, making it illegal for people to hose down driveways and sidewalks, waste...

  • Man in 90s in pack-rat conditions dies in fire

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire at a Los Angeles home has killed a man in his 90s who was described as living in pack-rat conditions. Fire officials say the blaze shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday sent flames through the roof and a plume of black smoke over the house near Exposition Park. About 50...

  • Report: Health premiums rose significantly in 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's insurance commissioner released a report Tuesday showing the cost of health-care premiums increased significantly this year, as he pushes for more authority to regulate those costs. California's four largest insurers raised premiums for individuals from...

  • Helicopter rescues teens on California cliff

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California Highway Patrol helicopter plucked two teenagers clinging to the side of a San Francisco Bay Area cliff in a dramatic rescue captured on video. The helicopter was called to the cliff about two miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Friday around 6:30 p.m....

  • Troubled California refinery overhaul up for vote

    RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Chevron's five-year quest to carry out a $1 billion upgrade of its troubled 1960s-era oil refinery, the largest in Northern California, was facing a decisive vote Tuesday by leaders of a San Francisco suburb. Richmond, an industrial working-class suburb, plans to hold...

  • No charges in California infant-in-car death

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a San Francisco Bay Area man was very tired and mistakenly believed he had dropped his infant son off at a babysitter's home when he left the boy in the back of his hot car all day. The boy died of heat stroke. Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff...

  • Minivan fleeing police crashes in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police say a pedestrian was critically injured when a stolen minivan fled from police, ran a red light and crashed into a taxi cab. The crash around 10:30 p.m. Monday sent the vehicles onto a sidewalk, where two pedestrians were struck. The other pedestrian...

  • Naked man struck by LAPD cruiser is identified

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have identified a man run over and killed by a police cruiser while lying naked on a Los Angeles street. Police and coroner's officials say 57-year-old Paul Burkons died late Sunday in the Jefferson Park area. He was run over by an officer responding to a...

  • San Diego mayor to veto minimum wage hike

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego's mayor says he plans to veto an ordinance recently passed by the City Council that would raise the city's minimum wage gradually to $11.50 an hour by 2017. Republican Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer said after the vote Monday that the hike would hurt small businesses and...

  • Los Angeles police officers rally over contract

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police officers are rallying at City Hall for a more favorable union contract City News Service reports about 200 officers have filled the City Council chamber Tuesday morning. Earlier this month some 5,800 members of the LA Police Protective League rejected a...

  • Prosecutor: California tuberculosis patient charged after refusing treatment found, arrested

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutor: California tuberculosis patient charged after refusing treatment found, arrested.

  • 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. CLIPPERS-STERLING Donald Sterling's lawyers say he'll keep fighting sale of team despite major defeat in Los Angeles probate court. 2. WILDFIRES Most residents who fled...

  • Pomona man arrested in copper thefts at school

    POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Pomona police have arrested a man suspected of stealing $10,000 worth of copper wire from a school. City News Service reports Michael Echenique was observed several times on surveillance video on the grounds of Fremont Academy before being caught there Monday evening....



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