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  • 5 California Things to Know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. CLIPPERS-STERLING Donald Sterling's lawyers say he'll keep fighting sale of team despite major defeat in Los Angeles probate court. 2. WILDFIRES Most residents who fled...

  • Mars rover holds off-Earth distance record

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The odometer of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has hit 25.01 miles, breaking the record for off-Earth distance travelled. NASA officials said Monday that Opportunity drove 157 feet over the weekend, which was enough to surpass the miles covered by the Soviet Union's...

  • Sandra Fluke's biggest donor is ... Sandra Fluke

    Liberal darling and free-birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke is her own biggest donor in her state Senate race, according to official California campaign finance reports.

  • California governor takes dig at Texas guard plan

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday that he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail." Brown is in Mexico for three days of meetings, focusing on...

  • Police: 4 arrested in killing of USC student

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder in the killing of a Chinese student who attended the University of Southern California, Los Angeles police said Monday. Jonathan DelCarmen, 19, and Andrew Garcia, 18, along with a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl,...

  • Friends, family mourn man, 21, killed by lightning

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rare lightning strike Sunday at Venice Beach cut short the life of a well-liked 21-year-old man eager to attend the University of Southern California this fall. Nick Fagnano was sitting on the beach with friends when he decided to go into the water and rinse off sand as the...

  • EPA reaches San Francisco Bay pollution settlement

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area water agency and six cities it serves have agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines to settle allegations that they allowed raw or partially treated sewage to flow into the bay. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the penalties are part of a...

  • Conservation group appeals San Diego power plant

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A conservation group is challenging a proposed natural gas power plant in San Diego. The Protect Our Communities Foundation filed a petition with the 4th District Court of Appeal on Monday asking it to overturn the California Public Utilities Commission's approval of the plant....

  • Sacramento Gold Rush Days canceled due to drought

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California drought has forced the cancellation of Sacramento's annual Gold Rush Days, typically held during the Labor Day weekend, city officials said Monday. Organizers usually bring in nearly 200 tons of dirt to transform the Old Sacramento neighborhood into a...

  • City: Emails show 'cozy' ties of PG&E, regulator

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San...

  • Groups seek probe into pepper spray use

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — California civil rights organizations filed a complaint Monday with the Justice Department asking for a federal investigation into the use of pepper spray in San Diego County's juvenile detention facilities. Pepper spray use is rampant against youth offenders, including those...

  • Police seek driver in fatal Los Angeles crash

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are searching for the driver of a pickup that crashed west of downtown, killing a pedestrian and injuring two others. Officer Joel Morales says a preliminary investigation finds the truck went through a red light, collided with a Toyota Camry, and then hit...

  • Suspect's mom also charged in California burglary

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The mother of a man facing a murder charge in a California robbery that ended in a second suspect's fatal shooting has also been charged in the case. Prosecutors said Monday that 49-year-old Ruby Adams is charged with first-degree residential burglary and first-degree...

  • Cattle auction boss gets probation in cruelty case

    ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a Southern California livestock auction house will serve probation for his role in an animal cruelty case that came to light after an undercover investigation by an animal rights organization. Horacio Santorsola entered a plea of no contest Monday in San...

  • LA County coroner's official killed in crash

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County officials say coroner's Lt. Joe Bale was killed in a motorcycle crash in Wyoming over the weekend. Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says Bale was fatally injured Sunday afternoon near Jackson Hole. City News Service reports the 52-year-old was riding...



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