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PALA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A charter bus swerved on a rain-slicked Southern California highway and rolled down an embankment Saturday, killing three people and injuring 18 others, authorities said.

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INVERNESS, Calif. (AP) — An academic couple who got lost during a Valentine’s Day hike in the woods of Northern California was found Saturday by rescuers who spent almost a week looking for them and had given up hopes of finding them alive. 

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SAN FRANCISCO — California health officials said Friday that 7,600 people who returned to the state after visiting China during the outbreak of the new virus have been asked to quarantine themselves at home this month as health officials try to stop the spread of the virus.

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LONG BEACH (AP) — A suspect in a Southern California street shooting was killed in a violent confrontation with police that included one officer opening fire and another officer using a patrol car to strike the man, authorities said Friday.

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LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles man who smuggled nearly 90 pounds of cocaine to Australia inside of air conditioners, water heaters and other household appliances was sentenced Friday to nine years in federal prison.

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SAN DIEGO — The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will share records of people who were criminally arrested with immigration authorities, becoming the first local law enforcement agency in five states to comply with unusual demands for information, authorities said Friday.

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SAN FRANCISCO — The mayor of Berkeley proposed a new housing policy Thursday aimed at giving renters first dibs when a property goes up for sale, as the state battles a severe housing shortage and homelessness that Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared his top priority.

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SACRAMENTO — The California Assembly apologized Thursday for discriminating against Japanese Americans and helping the U.S. government send them to internment camps during World War II.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The home-invasion death of rising rapper Pop Smoke in Los Angeles does not appear to be part of a robbery, police said Thursday, as detectives sought to identify the shooter and the music community mourned.

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PORTERVILLE, Calif. — Crews have found the remains of a second firefighter killed while battling a blaze at a public library in central California allegedly started by two 13-year-old boys, authorities said.

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SACRAMENTO — Tossing aside tradition, California’s governor on Wednesday devoted his biggest platform to a single issue: solving a homelessness crisis that has overwhelmed the nation’s most populous state in an era of unprecedented prosperity.

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LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge made a sales pitch of sorts Wednesday to a panel of would-be jurors facing the prospect of serving five months in the murder trial of Robert Durst: this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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BAKERSFIELD — Supporters of President Donald Trump waited in lengthy lines outside of Meadows Field Airport on Wednesday morning to welcome the president to Bakersfield.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Pacific Gas and Electric says it expects to become more profitable than ever after it emerges from bankruptcy and pays off more than $25 billion in losses sustained in catastrophic wildfires ignited by its outdated equipment.

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TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — More than 300 American cruise ship passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were being quarantined at military bases in California and Texas on Monday after arriving from Japan on charter flights overnight.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — In what can only be described as a rare occurrence, President Donald Trump will travel to Democrat-heavy Los Angeles tomorrow to meet with organizers of the 2028 Olympic Games and attend a fundraising dinner in Beverly Hills.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is almost no physical evidence connecting New York real estate heir Robert Durst to the slaying of his best friend in Los Angeles 20 years ago.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is blasting reports the Trump administration plans to dispatch dozens of elite U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to so-called “sanctuary cities,” including Los Angeles, to enforce immigration laws.

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SACRAMENTO — Les Ouchida was born an American just outside California’s capital city, but his citizenship mattered little after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States declared war. Based solely on their Japanese ancestry, the five-year-old and his family were taken from their home i…

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LOS ANGELES — A Lancaster man was killed and another person was injured Sunday in a wrong-way crash on the San Diego Freeway in West Los Angeles that sent the other driver to jail for allegedly driving under the influence, authorities said.

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ARLETA (CNS) — A 17-year-old Sun Valley boy was shot dead and two other people were wounded Friday in a shooting at a house party in Arleta, and police are looking for the shooter and two possible accomplices.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has agreed to pay $225,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by seven African-Americans who say they were targeted because of their race in a sting operation intended to arrest dealers selling drugs near schools.

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UNION CITY, Calif. (AP) — Two teenage gang members have been arrested and charged in the November killings of two boys that stunned a San Francisco Bay Area community, authorities announced Friday.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Mexican man who was acquitted of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that became a national flashpoint was found incompetent to stand trial Friday on federal gun charges.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who killed three people and shot two others after responding to an ad for a used car faces the possibility of the death penalty after he was convicted this week, according to a newspaper report.

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NEW YORK — Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer who gained fame by representing porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits involving President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike.

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers announced Friday that fans seeking to attend the Feb. 24 memorial for Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, at Staples Center must register to purchase tickets and there will be no outside overflow areas.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A grand jury charged two Japanese businessmen for their role in an alleged global conspiracy to fix prices for components used in computer hard disk drives, federal officials announced Friday.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A grand jury charged two Japanese businessmen for their role in an alleged global conspiracy to fix prices for components used in computer hard disk drives, federal officials announced Friday.

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LAKE ELSINORE — Southern California’s dry winter isn’t good for wildflowers and that’s OK with officials in Lake Elsinore, where last spring’s “superbloom” of poppies drew huge crowds.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday to overturn a man’s conviction in the killing of a Los Angeles Police Department officer 37 years ago during a traffic stop, according to a newspaper report. 

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SACRAMENTO — More than 700 condemned inmates on California’s largest-in-the-nation death row soon will have a chance to transfer to one of eight state prisons, a move a former district attorney termed “a slap to the face” of victims. 

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SACRAMENTO — Four police departments in California have compiled massive amounts of data while tracking drivers’ movements through their jurisdictions, but a new audit says those agencies aren’t following the law when it comes to protecting people’s privacy.

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CALIFORNIA CITY — The city will make emergency repairs to an electrical switch box that has deteriorated to the point where Southern California Edison has said it will no longer provide power to it if it is not fixed.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — An ex-con pleaded not guilty Thursday to fatally stabbing a fellow diner at a downtown Mexican restaurant on New Year’s Day.

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — California voters will be able to change their party affiliation and update their address at polling stations on election day under a new law approved in time for the March 3 Democratic primary.

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SANTA CRUZ (AP) — At least 17 people were arrested during the third day of a wildcat strike by University of California, Santa Cruz, graduate students demanding higher pay. 

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LOS ANGELES — Drought has returned to California due to a significantly dry winter, the U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday.