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  • 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...

  • Stanford receives 3 big American art collections

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Stanford University is getting three significant collections of American art. The university said Thursday the collections given to the Cantor Arts Center include Andy Warhol's archive of photo contact sheets, notebook sketches by Richard Diebenkorn and works of art...

  • 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...

  • Drought starting to kill salmon in Klamath Basin

    ORLEANS, Calif. (AP) — Low warm water conditions from the drought are starting to kill salmon in Northern California's Klamath Basin — the site of a massive fish kill in 2002. A recent survey of 90 miles of the Salmon River on found 55 dead adult salmon and more dead juveniles than would be...

  • 2 women convicted of deadly OC nightclub beating

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County jury has convicted two women of kicking to death a third woman during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub. Candace Brito and Vanesa Zavala were found guilty Thursday of voluntary manslaughter and assault for the January attack — rather than the...

  • Police to pay $1.8M for Dorner manhunt shooting

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A surfer who was hurt when a Los Angeles-area police officer rammed and shot up his truck during the manhunt for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner will receive $1.8 million to dismiss his federal lawsuit, police said Thursday. The Torrance Police Department...

  • Alleged pot grower charged with starting wildfire

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A suspected marijuana grower was indicted Thursday on charges that include igniting a wildfire that burned a remote part of Sequoia National Forest in Central California. In his defense, Edgardo Fournier-Nigaglioni, 45, told investigators that he set a series of fires in...

  • Gov. Jerry Brown spends $270,000 during primary

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown spent just $270,000 during his primary bid for re-election as he continues to build a financial advantage over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday. The Democratic governor reported raising $5.7...

  • $50,000 reward offered in Stockton bank heist

    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a fourth suspect in connection with a bank robbery that spun into a police chase and deadly shootout. The FBI said Thursday it will be contributing...

  • Prison mental health panel gets interim director

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An interim director has been appointed to help guide the work of a council that advises California agencies on mental health treatment for residents at risk of incarceration. Nathan Stanley was named to the post Thursday after the members of the Council on Mentally...

  • No decision on California death penalty appeal

    WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general says it's too soon to say if the state will appeal a federal judge's ruling that the state's death penalty process is unconstitutional. Kamala Harris said Thursday that a decision will be made by year's end on last week's ruling by...



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