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  • Navy identifies missing pilot

    Navy Lt. Nathan Poloski's love of flying started young while growing up near a Navy airbase in southern California and crystallized when his best friend, a Navy pilot, was murdered, family members told the Los Angeles Times.

  • Man suspected of firing at kids at ice cream truck

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a man fired at a group of children surrounding an ice cream truck before holing himself inside a San Bernardino home. No one was injured in Sunday afternoon's shooting. Lt. Richard Lawhead told the Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/X4NBNm ) the...

  • Small earthquake rattles Northern California

    COVELO, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake rattled parts of Northern California. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck Sunday at 1:17 p.m. PDT about six miles south of Covelo in Mendocino County. The epicenter was about 120 miles from west of Sacramento. No damage was...

  • California regulators seek train-bridge inspectors

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State regulators are scrambling to hire two railroad-bridge inspectors amid a surge in crude oil shipments by train. The Contra Costa County Times reported Sunday (http://tinyurl.com/mx2klcd ) that the safety of thousands of railroad bridges in California is now left to...

  • Northern California deck collapse injures 9

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nine people were hurt during a Northern California family gathering when a deck collapsed, authorities said Sunday. According to the Oakland Fire Department, an elevated deck in an Oakland backyard collapsed at about 8 p.m. on Saturday. About a dozen people were on the...

  • 2 homes destroyed in Northern California wildfire

    GRASS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burning on heavily forested land in Northern California has destroyed two homes and forced the evacuation of dozens more. The fire broke out shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sierra Nevada foothills about halfway between Sacramento and Reno and has...

  • California company issues partial tomato recall

    TRACY, Calif. (AP) — A California produce company is issuing a recall of some lots of tomatoes and salad kits that include them because they may be contaminated with salmonella. Taylor Farms of Tracy issued the voluntary recall Saturday night for Expo Fresh Roma tomatoes shipped to Costco...

  • 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...



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