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  • Alleged pot grower charged with starting wildfire

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A suspected marijuana grower was indicted Thursday on charges that include igniting a wildfire that burned a remote part of Sequoia National Forest in Central California. In his defense, Edgardo Fournier-Nigaglioni, 45, told investigators that he set a series of fires in...

  • Gov. Jerry Brown spends $270,000 during primary

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown spent just $270,000 during his primary bid for re-election as he continues to build a financial advantage over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday. The Democratic governor reported raising $5.7...

  • $50,000 reward offered in Stockton bank heist

    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a fourth suspect in connection with a bank robbery that spun into a police chase and deadly shootout. The FBI said Thursday it will be contributing...

  • No decision on California death penalty appeal

    WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general says it's too soon to say if the state will appeal a federal judge's ruling that the state's death penalty process is unconstitutional. Kamala Harris said Thursday that a decision will be made by year's end on last week's ruling by...

  • Prison mental health panel gets interim director

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An interim director has been appointed to help guide the work of a council that advises California agencies on mental health treatment for residents at risk of incarceration. Nathan Stanley was named to the post Thursday after the members of the Council on Mentally Ill...

  • Appeals court upholds proposed bullet train route

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state appeals court on Thursday upheld a proposed route for California's high-speed rail line connecting the San Francisco Bay Area to the Central Valley. The decision is a short-term win for Gov. Jerry Brown, who has prioritized the $68-billion project that has...

  • Long Beach man, 80, fatally shoots burglar

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 80-year-old Long Beach man says he shot and killed a fleeing woman he had caught burglarizing his home, despite her plea that she was pregnant. Tom Greer tells KNBC-TV (http://bit.ly/UoWMav ) that he confronted the woman and a male accomplice who were ransacking his house...

  • Top prosecutor to help immigrants get lawyers

    WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday she is helping secure lawyers to represent minors from Central America during immigration hearings. Kamala Harris called the surge in young immigrants a humanitarian crisis, echoing comments made a day earlier by Gov....

  • 2 hurt, $2M damage in South Tahoe hotel fire

    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A fire at a South Lake Tahoe hotel forced two people to jump to safety from a second-story balcony and caused $2 million in damage, officials said Thursday. It was the third fire in recent weeks that damaged hotels in the area. The cause was under investigation....

  • False bomb threat phoned in to Los Angeles airport

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police and their bomb-sniffing dogs responded to a phoned-in threat Thursday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport. Airport spokesman Marshall Lowe says the response turned up no bomb and Tom Bradley International Terminal was cleared after about an hour. Vehicle...

  • Arrest sought in California tuberculosis case

    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Central California have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who they say is contagious and has refused treatment, putting those around him at risk. San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Stephen Taylor said Thursday that police are...

  • Girl, 2, abducted from Los Angeles court is found

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old girl abducted by her parents during a custody hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court has been found unharmed in Arizona. The grandmother of Mariah Salguero was granted temporary custody of the child at the court proceeding Wednesday morning....

  • Ex-Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has a history of bending the rules

    Former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has a long history of playing fast and loose with federal rules. A possible violation of campaign fundraising rules is only the latest example.

  • Plan to split California into six states likely would have little impact on presidential politics

    A group campaigning to divide California into six new states turned in 1.3 million (more than the 807,000 required) signatures supporting their proposal on Tuesday, enough to put the measure on ballots statewide in the November 2016 general election.

  • California school district sows seeds of Holocaust denial in eighth-graders

    Essays written by eighth-graders in California's Rialto Unified School District denying the Holocaust suggest that school officials misled the public about the assignment after it became the subject of controversy.



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