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  • Court tosses Washington man's porn conviction

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has tossed out a man's child pornography conviction and 18-year prison sentence because of illegal government surveillance. The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that it was illegal for the U.S. Navy's to use a...

  • Pasadena uses meters to raise change for homeless

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The city of Pasadena is letting homeless people keep the change. The Los Angeles suburb is turning 14 parking meters into repositories for donations made to nonprofits that serve the homeless, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Pasadena's housing director, Bill...

  • Oceanside mother arrested in her toddler's death

    OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California woman has been arrested on suspicion of drowning her toddler son. U-T San Diego reports (http://bit.ly/1pZb35F) 28-year-old Veronica Rivas was arrested Friday for investigation of murder. She and her 22-month-old son were found unconscious in...

  • Appeals court overturns child porn conviction

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court overturned on Friday a Washington state man's conviction for possessing and distributing child pornography because he was found out by a military investigator. A Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent used a high-powered software program in 2010...

  • Homes near California fire ordered evacuated

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have called for the evacuation of about 30 homes below a wildfire that's burned two square miles of brush in Southern California's Cleveland National Forest. Orange County fire Capt. Mike Petro says the evacuation was called around 6 p.m. Friday for homes at...

  • BART to try late-night bus service for passengers

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — BART riders will get bus service when the trains stop running at midnight on weekends. The Contra Costa Times (http://bit.ly/1nREpnd ) reports that the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit agency will begin offering the service as a yearlong experiment as early as...

  • California man allegedly cooked dog, fed it to ex

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man has been arrested after his ex-girlfriend said he cooked her dog and fed it to her. Ryan Watenpaugh of Palo Cedro was arrested Thursday. He remains jailed Friday. Watenpaugh's ex told police he'd repeatedly struck her while they were dating and...

  • Director who oversaw Medi-Cal expansion resigns

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The administrator who oversaw California's expansion of Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act is stepping down, Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Diana Dooley announced Friday. Toby Douglas will end his four-year term as director of the Department of Health...

  • San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination. For years, inspectors with the San Diego Regional Airport Authority have run down their checklist for each cabbie...

  • Professor pleads guilty in 1995 killing case

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A psychology professor on Friday pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a deal with prosecutors for the 1995 killing of a man she says raped her. Norma Patricia Esparza, 40, entered the plea in Orange County Superior Court in exchange for a six-year prison sentence...

  • Poll: Few know California GOP governor candidate

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown has a strong lead over his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, in a new statewide poll released Friday, but 1 in 4 likely voters could not even identify Kashkari, demonstrating the challenge he faces in selling himself to voters...

  • OC man gets 15 to life for killing Iraq War vet

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who killed his roommate, an Iraq War veteran, has been given 15 years to life in prison. Kwang Chol Joy of Orange was sentenced Friday for second-degree murder. City News Service says Joy declared his innocence and said he misses Maribel...

  • Secretary of state: Initiative to split California into 6 states fails to qualify for 2016

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Secretary of state: Initiative to split California into 6 states fails to qualify for 2016.

  • 'Six Californias' initiative fails for 2016 ballot

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A ballot initiative that calls for splitting California into six separate states has failed to qualify for the ballot in 2016. The secretary of state's office reported Friday that only 66 percent of the 1.37 million signatures submitted in the effort were projected to...

  • 3 dead in Southern California canyon crash

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says three people are dead and two others are hospitalized after their truck plunged 200 to 300 feet down a canyon road in Santa Clarita. CHP Officer Clive Sheen says the accident occurred sometime Thursday night but no one knew about...



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