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  • Wildfire nearly stopped in forest near Los Angeles

    GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burning in a steep, remote area of the Angeles National Forest is 90 percent contained and no flames were showing. Forest spokesman Justin Tyler says crews made good progress Friday against the fire that has charred 190 acres of dry brush and chaparral. He...

  • Agency reconsidering water for Klamath salmon

    A federal agency said Friday it is taking another look at releasing water in Northern California's Klamath Basin to prevent the spread of disease among salmon returning to spawn in drought conditions. A decision is likely next week following discussions with fisheries biologists and others,...

  • Teen admits to manslaughter in boy's death

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A teenager has admitted to voluntary manslaughter in the death of his 11-year-old half-brother last year. The 17-year-old made the admission Friday in juvenile court in Riverside County in the death of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. Judge Timothy Freer sentenced him to 12...

  • Chinese businessman indicted for computer hacking

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has charged a Chinese businessman with a computer hacking scheme to steal data on military projects, including fighter jets. City News Service says Su Bin was indicted Thursday for conspiracy and unauthorized computer access. He faces up to...

  • Brown extends tax credit to Northrop Grumman

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin Corp. Brown's office announced Friday that he signed SB718 by Sens. Richard...

  • California regulators approve PG&E rate hike

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer's monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall and then even more in 2015 and again in 2016. The California Public Utilities...

  • California moves to keep film production at home

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hoping to keep film production in California, lawmakers have moved to quadruple tax subsidies for location shoots. The state Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill Thursday that would boost total subsidies to $400 million a year, the Los Angeles Times reported...

  • California unemployment remains at 7.4 percent

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's unemployment rate held steady at 7.4 percent in July, but two surveys used to calculate the rate showed different results, the California Employment Development Department reported Friday. EDD said its survey of businesses in the state found an increase of...

  • Small quake strikes off coast of Malibu

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake has struck off the coast of Malibu but there have been no reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.4 quake hit just after 9 a.m. in the area of the Channel Islands. It was located about five miles southwest of...

  • Court: Silence may sometimes show guilt

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has ruled that a suspect's silence may be used against him. Wading into a legally tangled vehicular manslaughter case Thursday, a sharply divided high court effectively reinstated the felony conviction of a man accused in a 2007 San Francisco...

  • 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. ROBIN WILLIAMS HAD PARKINSON'S DISEASE, WIFE SAYS The diagnosis was yet another challenge for the Oscar winner, along with depression, anxiety and his decades-long struggle to...

  • Wildfire burning in forest near Los Angeles

    GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire has burned about 70 acres of brush in a steep, remote area of the Angeles National Forest but no structures are threatened. The fire was 10 percent contained late Thursday. Forest spokesman John Wagner says the blaze was reported shortly before 1 p.m. above...

  • Utility company fined for electrocution of family

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Riverside Press Enterprise reports that Southern California Edison was fined $16.5 million Thursday for the January 2011 electrocution of three members of a San Bernardino family. The newspaper says the Public Utilities Commission fined Edison a total of $24.5...

  • Small earthquake strikes desert east of LA

    YUCCA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake has struck in the desert east of Los Angeles. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-3.8 temblor struck at 8:57 p.m. Thursday was centered about 13 miles north of the town of Yucca Valley at a depth of 8 kilometer. The USGS says the quake...

  • Girl, 5, killed in fiery LA County freeway crash

    SOUTH EL MONTE, Calif. (AP) — A 5-year-old girl was killed and several other people were injured in a fiery multivehicle crash involving three big rigs that shut down a Los Angeles County freeway for hours Thursday, authorities said. The pre-dawn accident on state Route 60 involved a tanker...



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