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POSTED April 16, 2012 7:50 p.m.

 

 

FRESNO  (AP) — Water agencies that supply millions of California residents and farmers will be getting more water this year, thanks to a wet spring and high reservoir storage.

The state Department of Water Resources said Monday that State Water Project contractors can expect to get 60 percent of their requested water, 10 percent more than earlier estimates.

On Friday, the Bureau of Reclamation, which runs the federal Central Valley Project, said its agricultural water contractors on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley should expect to receive 40 percent of the water they requested.

Even in wet years it's difficult to receive 100 percent of requested water because of pumping restrictions to protect threatened and endangered fish.

Petaluma man shoots

estranged wife, kills self

PETALUMA . (AP) — Petaluma police say a man fatally shot his estranged wife as she came from visiting a divorce attorney in an apparent murder-suicide.

The shooting happened around 2 p.m. on the street outside the lawyer's downtown office.

Authorities say 41-year-old Kevin Conover shot 43-year-old Kim Conover with a revolver, then turned the gun on himself. Kim Conover, a second-grade teacher at Meadow Elementary School, was hospitalized in critical condition and died hours later.

The couple's children may have been in the area at the time of the shooting. Police say the divorce lawyer also witnessed the shooting.

Report: Navy homeports

12 more ships in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy is expected to announce that it will homeport a dozen more ships in San Diego, including two aircraft carriers.

City News Service says an admiral is expected to tell the City Council about the plan Monday afternoon.

The Navy currently has 58 surface ships and six submarines based in San Diego.

Rear Admiral Dixon Smith says the Navy has a $30.5 billion annual economic impact on the city and 26 percent of all jobs in the region are Defense Department- related.

Family of teen shot by LA

 police files $120M claim

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney is filing a $120 million claim against Los Angeles police on behalf of the parents of a teenager who was shot and killed by Los Angeles Police Department following a wild freeway pursuit.

Attorney Jeffrey Galen said in a release Monday that the $120 million figure is based on the approximately 120 rounds Los Angeles police fired at 19-year-old Abdul Arian, who was unarmed.

Police say eight officers fired more than 90 rounds after Arian claimed in a 911 call to have a gun and threatened to shoot officers following a chase on the U.S. 101 freeway on Wednesday night.

Arian refused to pull over for officers, leading them on a chase through the San Fernando Valley.

Beach Boys performing

for SiriusXM before tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before their reunion tour kicks off, the Beach Boys will perform together in a much more intimate setting for SiriusXM Radio.

The Beach Boys are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and kick off their tour in Tucson, Ariz., on April 24.

The SiriusXM concert will air May 26.

 

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