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Discrimination task force issues recommendations

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A committee formed at San Jose State University after a black student said his white roommates racially harassed and tortured him has issued a set of recommendations to the school on how it can improve safety and diversity on campus.

Police raid LA Times building after threat reports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say they have locked down the Los Angeles Times building in downtown LA after receiving reports of a possible gunman inside.

Posted: April 18, 2014
Orange County man guilty of wife's murder-for-hire

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County man accused of hiring hit men to murder his wife so he could avoid a costly divorce has been convicted of murder.

Posted: April 18, 2014
Judge disappoints foes of transgender rights law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge in Sacramento has ruled that elections officials in 30 California counties do not have to turn over records that would help supporters of a failed ballot referendum challenge the invalidation of thousands of voter signatures.

Posted: April 18, 2014
Boeing to give California workers $47M in back pay

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Boeing Co. will pay $47 million to hundreds of current and former Southern California employees who are owed back pay and benefits.

Posted: April 18, 2014
Girl, 3, killed in Northern California car crash

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl was killed Friday after being ejected from a vehicle in a rollover crash on Highway 99 in Northern California, authorities said.

Posted: April 18, 2014
LA-area coach gets over 130 years for molestations

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — A former Southern California youth soccer coach has been sentenced to over 130 years in prison for molesting 15 children.

Posted: April 18, 2014
Tucson police: Suspect shot, was returning to bank

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected bank robber was fatally shot by Tucson police after getting a box of ammunition from his vehicle.

Posted: April 18, 2014
PG&E to be arraigned in fatal pipeline blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials are set to appear in court on Monday to face federal felony charges involving safety violations tied to a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Posted: April 18, 2014
6 sea lions killed to protect Columbia salmon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Six California sea lions have been euthanized to protect endangered salmon crossing Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River.

Posted: April 18, 2014
Girl, 3, killed in car crash

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl was killed in Northern California after being ejected from a vehicle in a crash on Highway 99.

Posted: April 18, 2014
Man who opened fire outside OC mall sentenced

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man who fired dozens of bullets outside an Orange County shopping mall the day after a deadly school shooting in Connecticut has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Posted: April 18, 2014
Lawyer: Director not in Hawaii during alleged acts

HONOLULU (AP) — Credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules show that "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer was not in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the islands, a defense attorney said Friday.

Posted: April 18, 2014
Man pleads not guilty to teen's kidnap-rape

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he kidnapped a 16-year-old Los Angeles girl as she walked home from school, raped her, then doused her with gas and tried to set her on fire.

Posted: April 18, 2014
Family sues Sacramento over peanut allergy death

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California couple has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Sacramento in connection with the peanut allergy-related death of their 13-year-old daughter at a city operated camp.

Posted: April 18, 2014
California students admitted to UC by race

The University of California has for the first time admitted more Latino students from California as freshmen than white students. Here is a look at the number of in-state students accepted for fall 2014 admission by campus and race. Note that the numbers by race do not equal the totals because not all races and ethnicities were included.

Posted: April 18, 2014
Teacher who scuffled with student returns to work

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A Santa Monica High School teacher who scuffled with a student in a classroom is returning to work.

Posted: April 18, 2014
Coachella Festival concertgoer collapses, dies

INDIO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine whether drugs or alcohol caused the death of a woman who collapsed last weekend at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Southern California.

Posted: April 18, 2014
Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims.

Posted: April 18, 2014
Recovered woman's body on Mount Tamalpais ID'd

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified the woman whose body was recovered on Mount Tamalpais after she went missing during a hike.

Posted: April 18, 2014
Autopsy: Border Patrol agent shot man twice

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An autopsy report says a Mexican man who was killed by a Border Patrol agent near San Diego was shot twice in the chest after allegedly pelting the agent with rocks.

Posted: April 18, 2014

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Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

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