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POSTED November 14, 2013 8:48 p.m.

TESLA FACTORY HAD PREVIOUS VIOLATION: FREMONT (AP) — The San Francisco Bay Area Tesla factory where three workers were burned by hot metal was previously cited for a safety violation that led to an injury, a state official said Thursday.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined Tesla $2,700 last year for a serious violation at the Fremont factory that was uncovered during an accident investigation.

Agency spokesman Peter Melton said investigators found a hydraulic power press did not have a proper stop control. At least one person was injured, but Melton did not know the extent of the injuries.

UC BOARD OF REGENTS APPROVES OPERATIONS BUDGET: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California's Board of Regents has approved a proposed budget for next school year that hinges on the state giving the system an additional $120 million for pension costs, enrollment growth and improvements to academic programs.

The Board of Regents passed the spending plan unanimously at their meeting in San Francisco on Thursday.

The plan would freeze undergraduate tuition, increase undergraduate enrollment by 2,200 students and provide a 3 percent salary raise for non-union UC employees.

MAN SENTENCED IN ILLEGAL SHARK SALE CASE” SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California man has been sentenced to home detention and ordered to pay $24,000 in fines and restitution following his conviction on charges that he caught and sold undersized leopard sharks.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg issued the sentence against 44-year-old Dean Trinh, of Milpitas, on Tuesday. Trinh's home detention is part time and for five months.

Prosecutors say he caught leopard sharks in San Francisco Bay that were smaller than the minimum state requirement of 3 feet and then sold them to customers in Canada and Florida. He was accused of falsely claiming he had federal permits for the sharks and stating that they were 36 inches long.

 

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