Girl's suicide after alleged attack troubles town
SARATOGA, Calif. (AP) — One evening last Labor Day weekend, 15-year-old Audrie Pott walked up the driveway of a classmate's home alongside other teenagers. She'd told her parents she was spending the night with a friend. The friend claimed she was sleeping at Audrie's. Instead, the girls were having a party. A classic teenage ploy.
Police: Suspect dies after struggle with officers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a suspect who died after what's being described as a violent struggle with Sacramento police officers who were called to a retail store by a clerk who told a 911 dispatcher that she feared for her safety.
Damage reported from magnitude-5.7 quake in Calif.
GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Residents in rural northeastern California assessed damage to their homes and businesses Friday from a magnitude-5.7 earthquake, one of the strongest temblors to hit the densely forested region in decades.
LA sanitation ends plans for dump near Joshua Tree
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A regional garbage collection agency has tossed out plans to build a mega-landfill for Los Angeles' trash less than two miles from Joshua Tree National Park in the remote Southern California desert.
Calif. plastic ocean debris bill dies in committee
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California bill that would have required manufacturers to figure out how to keep the most common plastic junk out of state waterways died in the state Assembly without a vote Friday.
PG&E calls $2.25B fine for deadly blast excessive
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The utility responsible for a deadly pipeline explosion in Northern California said Friday that the record $2.25 billion in fines being sought by state regulators is illegally excessive, but did not offer a specific dollar figure it considers reasonable.
Bill would treat e-cigarettes like other tobacco
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would treat electronic cigarettes like any other tobacco product by restricting where people can use them in public under a bill approved by the state Senate on Friday.
Arellano Felix drug cartel leader pleads guilty
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The last of the brothers accused of creating an infamous Mexican drug cartel pleaded guilty Friday to helping send hundreds of millions of dollars in proceeds from the United States, marking one of the final milestones in an investigation that began two decades ago.