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  • Tourists robbed on San Francisco famous street

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police are searching for suspects who robbed two Dutch tourists at gunpoint while they were taking pictures at a popular spot in San Francisco that's known as the "Crookedest Street in The World." Officer Gordon Shyy, a police spokesman, said Tuesday that the victims were...

  • Fresno mayor touts independence in controller bid

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who is regarded as the Republican Party's best hope for winning a statewide office in November, introduced herself on Tuesday as an outsider who would bring fiscal independence as California's state controller. Swearengin said during an...

  • Orange County agency reports West Nile death

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County health authorities say an elderly Seal Beach woman with underlying medical conditions and complications of a West Nile virus infection has died. The county health agency said in a statement Tuesday that test results received this week confirmed the...

  • LA-area refinery flare was safety procedure

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say flames seen at a Southern California refinery early Tuesday were due to a safety procedure following a power outage. Torrance Fire Department Capt. Steve Deuel tells City News Service that the ExxonMobil refinery lost power around midnight and it was...

  • Southern California prepares for big storm surf

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California coastal areas are preparing for the arrival of big surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast. The National Weather Service says a large southerly swell is moving into Southern California coastal waters Tuesday, and is...

  • Fire evacuations lifted near Gold Rush-era town

    WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents of some 200 homes, as crews make good progress against a wildfire burning near the Northern California town of Weaverville. Fire officials said the blaze in Trinity County was 45 percent contained Monday night. The...

  • Assembly rejects statewide plastic bag ban bill

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Assembly on Monday rejected legislation that would make California the first state to impose a ban on single-use plastic bags, but the bill could be heard again later this week. SB270 failed Monday on a 37-33 vote that crossed party lines after an hour-long debate...

  • California wait period doesn't apply to gun owners

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned part of a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun buyers, ruling that it does not apply to those who already own firearms. U.S. District Judge Anthony Ishii of Fresno ruled late last week that "10-day waiting periods...

  • Brown OKs bills on 'kill switch,' Obama presidency

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed bills on a wide range of topics, from smartphone protections to curriculum updates. The governor on Monday announced signing SB962 by Sen. Mark Leno, which makes California the first state to require smartphones to offer a "kill switch." The...

  • Assembly passes campus sexual-assault bill

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is on the brink of becoming the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses. A bill doing so, SB967, passed the Assembly on a 52-16 vote Monday as states and universities across the U.S. are under...

  • Bill allows counting of late vote-by-mail ballots

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Assembly has approved a bill allowing elections officials to count ballots that are received up to three days after an election, even though it does not require a postmark. SB29 passed Monday on a 49-20 vote over the objections of Republican lawmakers who...

  • Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept away broken glass in the rush to get the tourist hotspot...

  • Court appearance in alleged Cal Poly frat robbery

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Five Cal Poly San Luis Obispo football players have made their first court appearance on charges that they tried to rob a fraternity. The Tribune newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1srNXrC) that the defendants did not enter pleas during Monday's proceeding in San...

  • California attorney general marries fellow lawyer

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris has married an attorney from Los Angeles after a brief engagement. Her office said Monday that she married Douglas Emhoff on Friday at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The attorney general's sister, Maya Harris, conducted...

  • Data breach response bill headed to governor

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legislation headed to the governor's desk requires businesses to help protect consumers against identity theft after data breaches. The state Assembly on Monday gave AB1710 final approval on a 47-24 vote. Democratic Assemblymen Bob Wieckowski of Fremont and Roger...



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