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  • 1 dead, 1 hurt in N. California plane crash

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small airplane crashed near a Northern California airport, killing one person and injuring another. The El Dorado County Sheriff's office says the Starduster biplane was heading to the Swansboro Country Airport when it crashed Saturday evening. A...

  • Woman who sneaked on plane gets early jail release

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stowaway who was recently ordered to serve 177 days in jail for violating probation by returning to Los Angeles International Airport is out of custody. Los Angeles County Sheriff's authorities said 62-year-old Marilyn Jean Hartman was released Saturday due to jail...

  • Stowaway arrested for returning to Los Angeles airport has been released early from jail

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stowaway arrested for returning to Los Angeles airport has been released early from jail.

  • California cemeteries work to cope with drought

    ROSEMEAD, Calif. (AP) — Cemeteries with thirsty lawns are figuring out new ways to conserve water amid California's drought. Ways to cope include replacing grass with native plants or using recycled water, two steps being taken by Savannah Memorial Park, the oldest nonsectarian cemetery in...

  • 4 rescued from burning boat off Malibu

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say four people have been rescued from a burning boat off Malibu. Coast Guard spokesman Michael Turanitza says someone aboard the 40-foot boat Dukella made a mayday call shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday after the vessel caught fire about two miles south of...

  • California teen targeted in online sextortion plot

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Michigan man accused of threatening a Santa Ana teen in a "sextortion" plot has been indicted on federal sex crime charges. The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/1p0BKLT ) Nicholas Glenn Wilcox was charged with production of child pornography and other...

  • Relations sour between berry growers, university

    DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Things are souring between California's strawberry growers and the University of California, Davis. Growers worry a university breeding program they have long relied on for new varieties will shut down, The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/1oRb0IA )....

  • Car crash leads authorities to marijuana farm

    HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities chasing a driver in a Los Angeles suburb got a surprise when his car crashed into a building that turned out to contain a marijuana farm. The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/YfeEXM ) says California Highway Patrol officers tried to pull over a man...

  • Girl killed in fatal hit-and-run in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police in San Francisco say they are searching for the driver of a vehicle who struck and killed a 2-year-old girl. Sgt. Danielle Newman says the girl was in a crosswalk with a relative when she was hit by a car in the city's South of Market neighborhood late Friday night....

  • UCLA offering emergency help to flooding victims

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials at the University of California, Los Angeles are offering help to employees and students affected by flooding that followed a water main break. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/VtS5wC ) that the school is making interest-free loans of up to $5,000...

  • Flower with scent of dead body set for rare bloom

    SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — A gigantic flower that smells like rotting flesh will soon bloom at botanical gardens near Los Angeles. The "corpse flower" is rare not just for its pungent odor, but also because it blooms so infrequently. The Pasadena Star-News reports (http://bit.ly/1oEdAYk) that...

  • No charges to be filed against fake TSA agent

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say no criminal charges will be filed against a man who allegedly posed as a Transportation Security Administration agent and privately screened two women at the San Francisco International Airport. San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said...

  • Spending in the water plan going before voters

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Details of the $7.5 billion bipartisan water package placed on the November ballot by the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown ($7.1 billion will be new borrowing, and the total repayment cost is projected to be $14.7 billion over 30 years): — $2.7 billion for water...

  • Oakland march over Ferguson marred by vandalism

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police in Oakland scuffled with a handful of protesters, and a few windows were smashed during a largely peaceful march to decry the shooting death of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri. The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1pz00Vi ) that the windows of a bank...

  • Thousands of pot plants ripped out of park

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Friday removed thousands of marijuana plants found growing in an Orange County wilderness park not far from a high school and a tract of pricey homes. Investigators were sent to pull up between 2,500 and 4,000 plants spotted several weeks ago in the...



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