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  • Ex-Bell councilwoman gets 2 years for corruption

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Bell city councilwoman has been given two years in state prison and ordered to pay $242,000 in restitution for misappropriating public funds. Teresa Jacobo is the fourth person sentenced in a corruption scandal that left the blue-collar Los Angeles suburb teetering...

  • BART station reopens after reported bomb threat

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train station is back open after a reported bomb threat forced its closure and caused major delays throughout the system during the morning commute. BART spokesman Jim Allison says that the Coliseum Station in east Oakland reopened...

  • Vandalism suspect fatally shot by LA officers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a vandalism suspect has been shot to death by officers in the Van Nuys area. Sgt. Al Gonzalez says police responded early Friday to reports of vandalism and of a disturbance on Hayvenhurst Avenue. Officers encountered the suspect and tried to take the...

  • Ex-Nev. lawmaker Brooks sentenced to Calif. prison

    VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A former Nevada lawmaker who led California police on a high-speed chase on the day he was expelled from the state Assembly has been ordered to two years and eight months in prison. Steven Brooks was sentenced Friday, after pleading no contest in March to evading a...

  • Poll: Most Latinos say illegal immigrants shouldn't be deported for dope convictions

    As states move to decriminalize and even legalize marijuana, most Latinos in a new poll said that a dope conviction should not be grounds for deporting illegal immigrants.

  • 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. AIR POLLUTION Air quality alert issued for San Francisco Bay region; people with sensitivities urged to limit outdoor activities. 2. TRAFFIC CRUNCH Motorists, travelers...

  • Man pleads guilty in Sacramento sex-traffic case

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 28-year-old Chicago man has pleaded guilty to a sex trafficking offense involving an underage girl in the Sacramento area. The federal Department of Justice says Marquist Piere Bradford entered his plea Thursday to sex trafficking of children by force. According to...

  • Former FBI employee, wife admit to bank fraud

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former FBI employee and his wife have pleaded guilty to bank fraud, admitting that they scammed two financial institutions out of more than $80,000. The U.S attorney's office says 61-year-old Charles Espinel and his wife, 58-year-old Jeannette Espinel, entered their pleas...

  • LAX-bound drivers brace for weekend road closure

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Transportation officials are warning that a road closure near Los Angeles International Airport will cause heavy traffic and delays this weekend. Starting Friday night, a bridge demolition project will shut down the intersection of Century and Aviation boulevards. Crews will...

  • Outage for 26,000 in Orange County after fire

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A transformer fire at an Orange County substation knocked out power for more than 26,000 customers in Irvine. But Southern California Edison said late Thursday night that only about 8,000 remained affected by the outage several hours later as crews worked quickly to...

  • Calif. dolls were meant to spread cheer, not chill

    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — They sent a creepy feeling through several Southern California families, but authorities say porcelain dolls left on doorsteps weren't meant that way. The Orange County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that someone had left the dolls wearing nightgowns and lace...

  • Mom accused of leaving kids in car ordered held

    PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — A mother charged with leaving two toddlers in a car while she gambled at a Northern California casino has been ordered held by a judge who deemed her a flight risk. Phaley Nget of Oakland didn't enter a plea on misdemeanor child endangerment charges at her arraignment...

  • Husband arrested in police officer's killing

    MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Southern California man they say shot to death his wife — a rookie police officer — stashed her body in a storage locker and set fire to their home. Freddy Perez-Rodas was arrested Wednesday in Murrieta on suspicion of murder, arson and child...

  • Obama visits with nonprofit head, ex-gang members

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama met privately Thursday with four former gang members and the head of a Los Angeles nonprofit that is helping them turn around their lives. The brief meeting with Homeboy Industries founder Father Gregory Boyle and the four teenagers who all served time...

  • Professor charged with taping students in bathroom

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An accounting professor has been charged with secretly taping students in his San Francisco apartment's bathroom. Prosecutors say Mark Landis, who taught at San Francisco State University and University of San Francisco, frequently hosted students at his home. In November,...



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