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LOS ANGELES — The 16-year-old boy who fatally shot two fellow students and wounded three others last week at a Southern California high school used an unregistered, untraceable “ghost gun,” Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Thursday.

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SACRAMENTO — A former California lawmaker was fined $150,000 Thursday after an audit found he spent political contributions on a vacation in Asia, personal plane tickets and remodeling his vacation home in Hawaii.

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SACRAMENTO — California officials said Thursday they will sue the federal government over proposed rules managing the state’s scarce water, arguing its conclusions are not scientifically adequate and fall short of protecting species and the state’s interests.

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LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump does not have to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate on California’s primary ballot next spring, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday.

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SACRAMENTO — California is expected to have a $7 billion budget surplus next year, but lawmakers were urged Wednesday not to spend all of it because a sizable chunk depends on an upcoming decision by the Trump administration as it feuds with state Democratic leaders.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas & Electric turned off electricity Wednesday for about 120,000 people in Northern California to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires during a new bout of windy, warm weather.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated following a Los Angeles crash that killed two teenagers who were passengers in his pickup.

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YUCAIPA (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old Southern California student was arrested at home in possession of a loaded handgun after school staff received a tip that the boy was armed.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just days after roasting under record high temperatures, Southern California got a wintry blast Wednesday as a powerful storm brought rain, hail, wind and snow.

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SAN DIEGO — Navy officials on Wednesday notified a SEAL convicted of posing with a dead Islamic State militant and three of his superior officers during a 2017 deployment to Iraq that all four will face a review to determine if they should remain on the elite force.

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SAN DIEGO — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a partial ban on asylum does not apply to anyone who appeared at an official U.S. border crossing before the policy was announced in July, a decision that may affect thousands of people.

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — An Arizona auto dealer charged with killing a California woman in northern Nevada 40 years ago may have killed other women in the late 1970s, Nevada’s attorney general said.

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SANTA CLARITA (AP) — Students were allowed Tuesday to retrieve belongings left behind when they evacuated their Southern California school last week after a teenager shot five classmates, killing two.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A Los Angeles man was charged today with capital murder for allegedly stabbing a 68-year-old taxi driver near a fast-food restaurant in downtown Los Angeles.

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SANTA CLARITA — Thousands of people gathered Sunday at a city park to hold a candlelight vigil to remember two students shot and killed by a classmate at Saugus High School as investigators try to determine what prompted the deadly attack that left three other teens wounded.

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SAN JOSE — A Northern California prosecutor used his 13-year-old daughter to lure a man back to the spot where she said he had molested her, so the man’s incriminating actions could be recorded on video, according to a newspaper report Sunday.

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FRESNO — Ten people were shot and four of them were killed Sunday at a party in Fresno when suspects sneaked into the backyard and fired into the crowd, police said.

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TOPANGA — A brush fire Saturday burned an estimated four to five acres and was 80% contained as of 6:30 p.m., according to authorities.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a 64-year old man with murdering two women in the 1980s.

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SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco Bay Area real estate heiress who was under house arrest on $35 million bail for more than two years plans to reconnect with her children and visit family in China after a jury acquitted her of killing the father of her kids, her attorney said Friday.

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LONG BEACH (AP) — California’s struggling marijuana market can expect to see a period of continued strain and turbulence for at least a couple of years, as it deals with sustained competition from illegal sales, industry layoffs and fallout from a national vaping crisis, the state’s top cann…

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SANTA CLARITA — A 16-year-old Saugus High School student who walked into the campus quad and shot five classmates, two of them fatally, then turned the gun on himself died Friday at a hospital.

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SACRAMENTO — California on Friday broadened its effort to block the Trump administration from ending its authority to set greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for cars and trucks.

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SACRAMENTO — A third consecutive California governor is blocking parole for a former follower of late cult leader Charles Manson who has been in prison for decades for two of the Manson family’s slayings in the 1960s.

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The utility that serves more than 5 million electrical customers in one of the world’s most technologically advanced areas is now faced again and again with a no-win decision: risk starting catastrophic deadly wildfires, or turn off the lights and immiserate millions of paying customers.

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RICHMOND — Police have arrested a homeless man suspected of shooting arrows at a homeless encampment in the San Francisco Bay Area, striking two men.

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SANTA CLARITA — People who knew the 16-year-old boy suspected of killing two students in a burst of gunfire at Saugus High School described him as a quiet, smart kid who they’d never expect to turn violent.

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SANTA CLARITA — On his 16th birthday, a Saugus High School student walked into the campus quad Thursday, pulled a semiautomatic handgun from his backpack and shot five classmates, two fatally, then fired a bullet into his own head.

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SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California confirmed Thursday it is investigating a graduate student’s allegations that a UC regent touched her upper thigh during a dinner five years ago.

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SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators opened a formal investigation Wednesday into preemptive power outages that blacked out large parts of the state in October, drawing strong rebukes from public officials and residents who said the shut-offs were too broad and poorly executed.

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LOS ANGELES — A sword-wielding man was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy Wednesday after running from police and climbing over a fence surrounding a high school, authorities said.

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SACRAMENTO — California’s first-in-the-nation law requiring publicly held companies to put women on their Boards of directors is facing a second legal challenge.a

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LOS ANGELES — Dr. Bruce Hensel, an Emmy-winning former television medical correspondent in Los Angeles and New York, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly asking a nine-year-old girl to send him sexually suggestive photos.

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PLACERVILLE — Two private school administrators and a teacher are facing criminal charges in the death of an autistic student who was restrained for nearly two hours, prosecutors in Northern California said.

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SAN DIEGO — A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday on a bid to halt military funding for construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall as the pace of construction raises questions about whether time is running out for the administration’s critics.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who spent 11 years in prison for a series of Los Angeles armed robberies he didn’t commit was exonerated Tuesday after prosecutors agreed he had been wrongly convicted.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Trucking Association on Tuesday filed what appears to be the first lawsuit challenging a sweeping new labor law that seeks to give wage and benefit protections to workers in the so-called gig economy, including rideshare drivers at companies such as U…

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SAN FRANCISCO — The head of a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train system apologized to a black rider who was detained and cited by police for eating a breakfast sandwich on a train platform after an outcry from people who assailed enforcement of a no-food rule as racist.