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  • Governor: Border crossings a humanitarian issue

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday the arrival of unaccompanied young migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border is more of a humanitarian issue than a political one. The Democrat said the state "is willing to do its part" but offered no details on what it might do or what...

  • California seeks final ruling on teacher tenure

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown refused to say Wednesday if he plans to appeal a Los Angeles judge's closely watched decision to strike down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers. Republican lawmakers and Democratic school reform advocates have been lobbying the...

  • Conviction upheld in chef's wife-boiling case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a Southern California chef who claimed he cooked his wife's body in boiling water. City News Service says a court panel on Wednesday rejected a claim that there was insufficient evidence to convict...

  • Bay Area postal inspector indicted in theft case

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal grand jury has returned a three-count indictment charging a San Jose postal inspector with stealing and destroying mail. The indictment announced on Wednesday alleges that Quan Phan Howard unlawfully opened packages at a San Jose mail distribution center and...

  • 2 sentenced in slaying of 3-year-old in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two men will spend the rest of their lives behind bars for their roles in a drive-by shooting that killed a 3-year-old boy in Oakland. An Alameda County judge on Wednesday sentenced 29-year-old Lawrence Denard to 137 years to life in prison and 25-year-old Willie...

  • Judge halts drilling permits next to condors

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California court has delivered a setback to an oil company seeking to drill wells within a few miles of condor habitat at the state's Pinnacles National Park. A Monterey County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that authorities in central California should have weighed...

  • California's salmon, steelhead get help

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — State and federal wildlife officials have unveiled ambitious plans aimed at helping endangered salmon and steelhead thrive again in Central California rivers. The fish were abundant, migrating from the Pacific through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and up rivers, but...

  • Former LA councilman convicted of 4 felonies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted Wednesday of perjury and voting fraud for living outside the district he was elected to represent. A Los Angeles County jury found Alarcon, 60, guilty of four felony counts but acquitted him of a dozen other...

  • Clinton launches baby-talking campaign in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is in the San Francisco Bay Area to launch a new campaign — to encourage parents to talk, read and sing to their babies. The former secretary of state joined community leaders in Oakland on Wednesday to kick start the "Talking is Teaching: Talk Read...

  • Lawsuit tests racial policy at California prisons

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday that he will consider whether California's policy of locking up prisoners by race violates the constitutional rights of the roughly 125,000 male inmates within the state prison system. U.S. District Judge Troy Nunley of Sacramento...

  • 2nd ex-councilman sentenced for Bell corruption

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another former Bell City Council member has been sentenced in the corruption scandal that engulfed the Los Angeles County community. Prosecutors say 64-year-old George Cole was sentenced Wednesday to 180 days of home confinement, ordered to pay more than $77,000 in...

  • US House passes bill prompted by LA airport attack

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill on airport security that was prompted by a gunman's attack on a Transportation Security Administration station at Los Angeles International Airport last year. The bipartisan legislation approved Tuesday on a voice vote...

  • Lawyers delay corruption trial of Sen. Calderon

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors and defense lawyers have agreed to delay the public corruption trial of state Sen. Ron Calderon and his brother until next year. Lawyers filed a stipulation in Los Angeles federal court Monday to move the trial to May 19. It had been scheduled for September....

  • 5 California Things to Know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. DONALD STERLING Los Angeles Clippers owner files new lawsuit against wife, NBA and commissioner in attempt to retain team and derail $2 billion sale. 2. STUBHUB CYBERTHEFT...

  • Med-mal caps in the crosshairs as trial lawyers attack California’s landmark act

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A landmark act constraining the amount of money plaintiffs attorneys and their clients can reap from medical malpractice lawsuits has come under fire by California trial lawyers – an expensive battle that may end up spreading to other states. Enacted in...



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