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  • 5 California Things to Know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. AIR POLLUTION Air quality alert issued for San Francisco Bay region; people with sensitivities urged to limit outdoor activities. 2. TRAFFIC CRUNCH Motorists, travelers...

  • Man pleads guilty in Sacramento sex-traffic case

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 28-year-old Chicago man has pleaded guilty to a sex trafficking offense involving an underage girl in the Sacramento area. The federal Department of Justice says Marquist Piere Bradford entered his plea Thursday to sex trafficking of children by force. According...

  • Former FBI employee, wife admit to bank fraud

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former FBI employee and his wife have pleaded guilty to bank fraud, admitting that they scammed two financial institutions out of more than $80,000. The U.S attorney's office says 61-year-old Charles Espinel and his wife, 58-year-old Jeannette Espinel, entered their...

  • SF Bay Area officials issue air quality alert

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — People across the San Francisco Bay area are being asked to limit driving to keep ozone levels down as the mercury rises. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a "Spare the Air" alert for Friday. Officials forecast temperatures will top 100 degrees in...

  • LAX-bound drivers brace for weekend road closure

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Transportation officials are warning that a road closure near Los Angeles International Airport will cause heavy traffic and delays this weekend. Starting Friday night, a bridge demolition project will shut down the intersection of Century and Aviation boulevards. Crews...

  • Ex-Nevada lawmaker to be sentenced in Calif. case

    VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly is set to be sentenced. Steven Brooks pleaded no contest in March to evading a peace officer and resisting arrest in the March 28, 2013...

  • Outage for 26,000 in Orange County after fire

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A transformer fire at an Orange County substation knocked out power for more than 26,000 customers in Irvine. But Southern California Edison said late Thursday night that only about 8,000 remained affected by the outage several hours later as crews worked quickly to...

  • Calif. dolls were meant to spread cheer, not chill

    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — They sent a creepy feeling through several Southern California families, but authorities say porcelain dolls left on doorsteps weren't meant that way. The Orange County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that someone had left the dolls wearing nightgowns and lace...

  • Mom accused of leaving kids in car ordered held

    PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — A mother charged with leaving two toddlers in a car while she gambled at a Northern California casino has been ordered held by a judge who deemed her a flight risk. Phaley Nget of Oakland didn't enter a plea on misdemeanor child endangerment charges at her...

  • Husband arrested in police officer's killing

    MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Southern California man they say shot to death his wife — a rookie police officer — stashed her body in a storage locker and set fire to their home. Freddy Perez-Rodas was arrested Wednesday in Murrieta on suspicion of murder, arson and...

  • Obama visits with nonprofit head, ex-gang members

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama met privately Thursday with four former gang members and the head of a Los Angeles nonprofit that is helping them turn around their lives. The brief meeting with Homeboy Industries founder Father Gregory Boyle and the four teenagers who all served...

  • Professor charged with taping students in bathroom

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An accounting professor has been charged with secretly taping students in his San Francisco apartment's bathroom. Prosecutors say Mark Landis, who taught at San Francisco State University and University of San Francisco, frequently hosted students at his home. In...

  • Kids at California summer camp find hidden gun

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Police say children at a summer camp found a loaded shotgun hidden under a Santa Rosa elementary school building. Police Sgt. John Cregan told the Press Democrat (http://bit.ly/1nze53I ) Thursday that the children were searching for marbles two days earlier when they...

  • Docs: slain suspect had 4 girlfriends who died

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Court documents show a man fatally shot by Sunnyvale officers last month had relationships with four women who died. Glen Griggs was killed when he brandished a BB gun at officers trying to serve a warrant for his arrest. The San Jose Mercury News reports...

  • LAPD investigates death of USC student off campus

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are looking for at least three suspects in the off-campus death of a USC graduate student from China. Police say an acquaintance found the 24-year-old engineering student Thursday morning on the fourth floor of an apartment building. The university says...



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