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  • Former California Assembly speaker Perez calls off recount of votes in controller's race

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former California Assembly speaker Perez calls off recount of votes in controller's race.

  • New California bills impose tighter gun rules

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed two bills into law that are intended to tighten controls on gun sales and keep firearms out of the hands of criminals and people who have been confined due to mental health issues. One bill, AB1964, addresses...

  • Law requires investment training for pension board

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed a bill requiring board members of California's public pension fund to receive investment-related training every two years, even though the fund already requires such education. AB1163 by Assemblyman Marc Levine,...

  • Agriculture chief visits water-starved families

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited drought-stricken homeowners on Friday in Central California, saying drought and climate change would require major investment to secure future water supplies. Vilsack also announced $9.7 million in new emergency drought aid...

  • LA AIDS group honors Malaysian flight victims

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A memorial has been held in Los Angeles for AIDS advocates among the 298 people killed in the crash of a Malaysian Airlines jet in Ukraine. About 40 people brought candles, flowers and handwritten notes to Friday's memorial organized by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to...

  • No-contest plea in double-fatal Los Angeles crash

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County authorities say a driver involved in a crash that killed two passengers and seriously injured two others pleaded no contest to two counts of vehicular manslaughter. The district attorney's office said Friday that 23-year-old Jeanette Romero also admitted...

  • Brown approves changes to mental health references

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that deletes from most California laws outdated terms once used to describe mental health conditions. AB1847 by Democratic Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro of Arcata replaces references to insane, mentally disordered or defective persons...

  • California unemployment rate drops to 7.4 percent

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The unemployment rate in California dipped to 7.4 percent in June to the lowest figure in six years, officials reported Friday. The state gained 24,200 jobs during the month, bringing the total to more than 1.35 million jobs added since February 2010, when the...

  • Deputies shoot and kill suspect beating woman

    SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California say officers who were responding to a domestic violence call on a busy street resulted in a fatal officer-involved shooting. Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly says deputies were forced to shoot and kill a man who was trying...

  • 1 dead, another arrested in fatal highway crash

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a birthday celebration turned tragic after a fatal crash on Northern California freeway has left one woman dead and a man faces possible charges of vehicular manslaughter. The California Highway Patrol says the accident occurred early Friday when the...

  • Water main break floods Los Angeles streets

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A water main break has flooded streets in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles — the third pipe failure in the neighborhood in three days. Gale Harris of the Department of Water and Power tells City News Service an 80-year-old cast-iron main burst around 12:30 a.m....

  • 5 California Things to Know for Friday

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. STOCKTON GUNBATTLE Police: Bank robbers' "mayhem and havoc" jeopardizing community led officers to fire at car with hostage 2. FEDEX-PHARMACIES San Francisco federal grand...

  • Worker electrocuted at Orange County high school

    MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a man was electrocuted and another badly shocked during a construction accident at an Orange County high school. County Fire Authority officials said Thursday that a construction crew was working on Mission Viejo High School's athletic field when one...

  • Fire in downtown LA building reveals drug lab

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters quickly doused a blaze in a six-story building in downtown Los Angeles, but a hazardous materials team has been summoned when a drug operation was discovered inside. LA city fire spokesman Eric French said some 88 firefighters put out the fire in 14 minutes...

  • Agency cuts fine for limo company in fatal fire

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California commission responsible for transportation safety has reduced the fine it levied against a limousine company involved in a fire that killed five passengers from $20,000 to $5,000, a news organization reported Thursday. The 75 percent reduction resulted from a...



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