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  • Southern California's wild weather calms down

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's ugly mix of heat and thunderstorms began to ease Wednesday and forecasters said cooler, calmer weather will prevail through the week. Triple-digit temperatures that baked much of the region since the beginning of the week fell as much as 10 degrees in...

  • Claim: Police killed unarmed man with mental issue

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of a black man killed last month by Los Angeles police filed a $75 million claim against the city on Wednesday and a federal civil rights lawsuit against the department and the two officers who shot him. Ezell Ford, 25, was unarmed when police confronted him Aug....

  • Medi-Cal patients sue over application backlog

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Medi-Cal patients and health care advocates filed a lawsuit against the state Wednesday for leaving hundreds of thousands of low-income and disabled people waiting months for care. The suit filed in Alameda County Superior Court aims to get the California Department of...

  • Brown signs ride-sharing insurance legislation

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Drivers for ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft must carry minimum levels of insurance under legislation that will take effect next July. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that he had signed AB2293 by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord. Supporters of...

  • Mars pledges $40M to UC Davis

    DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Candy giant Mars, Inc. is pledging at least $40 million for food-related research at the University of California, Davis. UC Davis announced the funding on Wednesday. The money will go toward establishing a new institute dedicated to making discoveries in sustainable food,...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WILDFIRES Damage to homes, business still being assessed in Weed after blaze roars through the timber town below Mount Shasta. 2. WILD WEATHER Southern California cleans up...

  • Fugitive returned to plea in brutal torture case

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man arrested in the Czech Republic for the brutal torture of a medical marijuana dispensary owner is back in Southern California to face trial. Orange County prosecutors say 35-year-old Hossein Nayeri was extradited from Prague this week. He's scheduled to be...

  • Southern California gets heat and storms

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wild weather hit Southern California on Tuesday, baking many areas with triple-digit heat but pummeling others with winds, lightning, rain and hail. Moist, unstable air flowing up from the remnants of Hurricane Odile in Mexico's Baja California combined with a continuing heat...

  • LA County deputy convicted in corruption case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been convicted of trying to block a federal investigation into inmate abuse at county jails. The U.S. Attorney's office says jurors convicted James Sexton Tuesday on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice in a retrial. He's...

  • Los Angeles airport begins remodeling Terminal 1

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major renovations are underway in the busiest terminal at Los Angeles International airport. Passengers moving through Terminal 1, dominated by Southwest Airlines, will see major changes including a new security checkpoint and new restaurants and shops. Airport and city...

  • LA Fire Commission Oks anti-nepotism policy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles fire commissioners have approved a new policy designed to prevent nepotism in hiring. City News Service says the commission on Tuesday approved a conflict-of-interest protocol. It prohibits Fire Department employees from taking part in the selection of new...

  • Things to know about California groundwater law

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will require the first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new laws mean: WHAT IS GROUNDWATER? It's the water that accumulates below the earth's surface,...

  • Propane worker critically burned in blast

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A propane truck driver is fighting for his life after a sudden blast burned him from head to toe. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the man, who's about 40 years old, is hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday. Humphrey says the man is employed by...

  • TJ Maxx, Marshalls owner ordered to pay $2.8M

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A judge has ordered the owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods to pay $2.8 million to settle allegations more than 280 of its stores in California improperly disposed of hazardous waste. The order by a Monterey County judge against The TJX Companies, Inc. was...

  • California drivers must give bikes 3-foot buffer

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Experienced cyclists cruising past crashing waves off Southern California's scenic Pacific Coast Highway know they must be vigilant of cars whizzing past and don't expect that to change with a new bike safety law. Before heading out on a ride from the Huntington...



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