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  • Judge won't stop water for Klamath salmon

    A federal judge Wednesday denied a request by irrigation suppliers in California's Central Valley to stop emergency water releases intended to help salmon hundreds of miles away in the Klamath Basin survive the drought. U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill in Fresno, California, denied the...

  • California lawmakers push new Hollywood tax credit

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown reached a bipartisan deal with state lawmakers Wednesday on a proposal to expand California's tax credit for Hollywood film productions, offering $330 million a year in credits to producers through a competitive bidding process. The tax credit program...

  • Southern Californian pleads guilty in $7M scam

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California man has pleaded guilty to helping bilk investors out of nearly $7 million through a Ponzi scheme. Federal prosecutors say William Ison entered the plea to a conspiracy charge Wednesday in San Diego federal court and faces up to five years in prison....

  • Ban on 'gay panic defense' heads to governor

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Defendants could not escape murder charges by claiming they panicked when they discovered someone was gay or transgender under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown. The state Assembly approved AB2501 on a 50-10 vote Wednesday. Current law allows murder charges to be...

  • Bill seeks to protect foreign-born workers

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Contractors hiring foreign-born laborers in California would have to meet new requirements under a bill heading to Gov. Jerry Brown. SB477 primarily protects nurses, home health workers, researchers and tech-sector workers. Farmworkers are protected under a separate...

  • Smuggling boat with 20 aboard seized off Oceanside

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities have captured a boat that apparently was trying to smuggle 20 people into the U.S. from Mexico. The Border Patrol says an aircraft spotted the 30-foot panga boat before dawn on Tuesday about 30 miles off the coast of Del Mar in San Diego County. The boat finally...

  • Bill addresses watering in homeowner associations

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Homeowner associations would be prohibited from requiring residents to pressure-wash their driveways or other areas when droughts are declared locally or across California, under a bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. Republican Sen. Jim Nielsen of Gerber says some...

  • San Francisco to help fund immigration attorneys

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco will become the first city in California to provide funding to help immigrants facing deportation obtain an attorney, officials announced Wednesday. The city's $100,000 will go to the nonprofit Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, which will use it to provide...

  • California Senate passes gun restraining order

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Motivated to act after a deadly rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, state lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would allow judges to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others. The Senate...

  • Heavy seas cause boatyard damage on Catalina

    AVALON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say heavy seas have damaged a boatyard on Catalina Island, throwing vessels onto their sides, and also closed major docks. Avalon Harbor Master Brian Bray says he's had reports that water poured into the Catalina Boat Yard on Tuesday night, pushing around...

  • Foul play not suspected in Truckee man death

    TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — The skeletal remains discovered near Donner Lake in July have been identified as a 60-year-old Truckee man who'd been missing since March. Duane Colin's family had reported him missing on March 28 when he last was seen at a drug store in Truckee. His car was parked in his...

  • Correction: California Legislature story

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about firearm safety bills, The Associated Press reported erroneously that SB505 would require law enforcement officers to check California's gun database when conducting welfare checks on individuals. In fact, the bill had been amended to require...

  • SF police: 1 shot as groups trade shots on Market

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say one person was shot when gunfire erupted between two groups on Market Street in San Francisco. Police spokesman Gordon Shyy says the shots were fired shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday near Fifth Street on Market, the city's central thoroughfare. Police tell the San...

  • Bright-colored air gun bill passes state Assembly

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Assembly approved legislation on Tuesday that would require certain replica guns to be sold in bright colors or transparent to avoid deadly mix-ups with police officers. SB199 advanced on a 41-34 vote, the minimum needed to pass, after Republican lawmakers...

  • 3 charged with attempted murder of policeman

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say three men have been charged with the attempted murder of a San Bernardino policeman though they didn't pull the trigger. The San Bernardino County district attorney's office said Tuesday that the men were with the gunman and knew about an AK-47 he...



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