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POSTED June 11, 2013 7:51 p.m.

8 INDICTED IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY GANG CRACKDOWN : SAN JOSE  (AP) — A Santa Clara County grand jury has indicted 48 reputed members of a violent street gang for crimes ranging from drug dealing to murder in the county's largest such case to date.

Reputed members of the Nuestra Familia gang are charged with a three-year string of crimes that include a fatal shooting, methamphetamine sales, and six bank robberies in San Jose.

Eight defendants have criminal records that could make them eligible for three-strikes sentences of 25 years to life if convicted.

Nine of those indicted are women.

GOH STILL UNFIT FOR TRIAL: OAKLAND  (AP) — His lawyer says a man charged with killing seven people at an East Oakland private college is still delusional and unfit to face trial.

The attorney for One Goh told a court Monday that Goh cannot comprehend the charges filed against him but he's taking an antipsychotic drug at Napa State Hospital. Doctors say he has paranoid schizophrenia.

Goh, who's 44, is charged with killing six students and a receptionist at Oikos University in April 2012. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

Goh will remain at Napa until he's declared mentally fit to stand trial.

FSU VOTES TO DIVEST INVESTMENT IN COAL, TAR SANDS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco State University has voted to stop investing its endowment in coal and tar sands companies, joining a growing list of universities that have decided to stop investing in fossil fuels.

The school's foundation, which oversees a $51.2 million endowment, also voted in May to look into removing all future investments in fossil fuels companies.

SFSU's decision announced Tuesday is part of the national Fossil Free divestment campaign, an advocacy strategy modeled after the anti-apartheid efforts of the 1980s. It aims to limit investments in fossil fuel companies by making their stocks morally and financially unattractive.

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