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  • California city rejects child immigrant shelter

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A north San Diego suburb's planning commission on Tuesday ratified its rejection of a proposed 96-bed shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol, while the American Civil Liberties Union said it was mulling a legal challenge....

  • Fire burns Los Angeles-area charter school

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say more than 30 firefighters battled a blaze that significantly damaged a single-story charter high school in the Los Angeles area. LA County Fire inspector Scott Miller said two firefighters were hospitalized Tuesday after fighting the fire at Animo High School...

  • Homeless man tossed into San Francisco trash truck

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a homeless man suffered minor injuries after being accidentally tossed into a San Francisco recycling truck. The man was sleeping inside a dumpster full of cardboard when it was picked up Tuesday morning by a Recology truck in the city's Sunset District....

  • A's agree to 10-year lease to stay in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics have agreed to a 10-year lease extension to stay in Oakland, the team and city officials announced Tuesday. After reviewing several modifications made by the Oakland City Council last week, team owner Lew Wolff said he agreed to the terms of the lease to...

  • Man charged in SF bomb case must remain jailed

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California man arrested after an FBI manhunt must remain jailed without bail while awaiting trial on charges of possessing a destructive device. A federal judge in San Francisco denied Ryan Chamberlain's request to transfer to a mental hospital so he can get psychiatric...

  • Assailants sought in fatal train platform beating

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities sought help Tuesday from the public in the investigation of a fatal beating last month by two women on a busy Metro Blue Line train platform. Surveillance video showed John Wayne Whitmore, 65, being beaten on June 13 at a station in unincorporated Willowbrook,...

  • Anti-tax group sues over Citizens United measure

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An anti-tax group sued state officials Tuesday in an effort to block an advisory ballot measure that seeks to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing unlimited corporate spending in elections. The lawsuit by the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association comes a week...

  • Deputy shot, injured in Southern Calif. standoff

    MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says one of its police officers was shot in a confrontation with several armed suspects but is expected to survive. Department spokesman Albert Martinez says the deputy was one of many responding to an assault with a...

  • US attorney in Los Angeles confirmed for judgeship

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Los Angeles has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become a judge. Andre Birotte (Behr-rot) Jr. was unanimously approved Tuesday for a seat on the U.S. District Court bench in Los Angeles. The 47-year-old Birotte has been U.S. attorney for...

  • IRS employee charged with identity theft

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A former IRS employee in Central California was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing the identities of her co-workers and opening credit card accounts to go on shopping sprees with friends, federal prosecutors said. Viririana Hernandez, a 30-year-old Fresno County...

  • Board puts soda tax before San Francisco voters

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco lawmakers narrowly agreed Tuesday to place a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks on the November ballot, a move that promises to turn the election into an expensive fight between the beverage industry and public health advocates. The city's Board of...

  • Man dies in California after beach hole collapses

    HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a young man died after a hole that he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in sand for at least five minutes. CalFire Coastside Capt. Jonathan Cox said Tuesday the man was unconscious by the time firefighters arrived at...

  • Mexican-born professor eyed for state high court

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown nominated a Mexican-born Stanford law professor on Tuesday to the California Supreme Court, continuing a trend to diversify and shift one of the most influential courts in the country to the left. Brown nominated Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, 41, to be...

  • Bio of court nominee Mariano-Florentino Cuellar

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — NAME — Mariano-Florentino Cuellar PARTY — Democrat AGE — 41 RESIDES — Stanford, Santa Clara County EDUCATION — Bachelor's degree, Harvard College; Juris Doctor degree, Yale Law School; Doctor of Philosophy degree in political science, Stanford...

  • Los Angeles International Airport expansion OK'd

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles International Airport is expanding again. Airport commissioners approved the first phase of a new terminal that eventually will add up to 29 new gates, built with wide-body jets in mind. Plans for the initial stage envision a building with 11 gates and a...



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