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  • Driver seriously injures woman during Zombie Walk

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police say a driver struck and seriously injured a woman while fleeing from a Zombie Walk. It happened shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday at an intersection near the annual Comic-Con. Officer David Stafford says the 48-year-old driver and his family had waited for...

  • California wildfire spurs evacuation of 700 homes

    PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — A rapidly spreading wildfire in Northern California has forced the evacuation of about 700 homes. State fire spokeswoman Lynn Tolmachoff says evacuation orders were expanded Saturday to cover residences in and around River Pines Estates in Amador County. Since Friday,...

  • Man who allegedly pimped teen gets 5 years

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been sentenced to five years in prison after authorities say he pimped a teenager who was later killed. The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1kgS62Q ) says Marsalis Smith of Gardena was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to human...

  • Boy, 12, to be college's youngest full-time pupil

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 12-year-old Southern California boy who hopes to become a computer engineer will be the youngest full-time student in the history of MiraCosta College when he enrolls next month. Kyle Litzenberg, of Oceanside, who is an only child and has been home-schooled his whole life,...

  • Thousands expected at Gilroy Garlic Festival

    GILROY, Calif. (AP) — An estimated 100,000 people are expected to check out the 36th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival this weekend despite soaring temperatures. The annual festival of music, cooking demonstrations and garlic-flavored treats takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Gilroy, about...

  • Caltrans proposes toll lanes on Interstate 405

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — State transportation officials want to install toll lanes on a notoriously congested section of Interstate 405 in Orange County, but local officials aren't happy. Caltrans on Friday reserved the right to add 14 miles of toll lanes between Seal Beach and Costa Mesa —...

  • Feds delay closure of Point Reyes oyster farm

    INVERNESS, Calif. (AP) — The National Park Service is delaying the closure of a popular oyster farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Drakes Bay Oyster Co. in Marin County was scheduled to shut down at the end of July after former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in 2012 refused to renew the...

  • Judge: Los Angeles charter schools can remain open

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ruled that two charter schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District can open this fall despite questions about fiscal mismanagement. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1kgBxEe) that Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin found...

  • California cuts water use, in ways small and large

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In January, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a water emergency and asked everyone from residents to state agencies to cut water use by 20 percent. What follows is a sample of efforts state agencies are undertaking to comply.

  • Wildfire forces evacuation of rural Calif. homes

    PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire in Northern California destroyed at least two structures and forced the evacuation of homes along a rural road east of Sacramento, authorities said Friday. The fire broke out shortly before 5 p.m. in a riverbed by the Amador and El Dorado county...

  • Lawsuit filed over abuse death of Palmdale boy

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relatives of an 8-year-old boy who was beaten to death are suing Los Angeles County for failing to remove him from his Palmdale home. City News Service say a wrongful death suit was filed Friday against the county's child welfare and social services divisions, the Sheriff's...

  • 70 animals rescued from filthy N. California house

    GREENFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say 70 dogs and cats infested with fleas were found in a Northern California house filled with feces, urine and cockroaches. The Monterey Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1mOBObT) that police officers in Greenfield discovered the filthy conditions when they...

  • Man on I-5 overpass causes huge East LA backups

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man on an overpass brought an hours-long shutdown of a major freeway, causing massive traffic backups through the east side of Los Angeles during Friday rush hour. The California Highway Patrol says Interstate 5 in East LA was closed shortly before 4 p.m. and remained shut...

  • Settlement reached over gas blast documents

    SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area city that was the site of a deadly 2010 gas line explosion says it has settled a lawsuit against state regulators over documents and emails related to the blast. San Bruno officials said they received about 7,000 documents from the California...

  • San Francisco set new record high of 85 degrees

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco set a new record high of 85 degrees as the city and the rest of the Bay Area swelters in a heat wave. The National Weather Service says Friday's high broke an old record of 82 degrees set in 1973. Mountain View also set a new record high of 96, beating out an...



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