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Two health initiatives on ballots top $100 million

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — Two health care-related initiatives on the November ballot have generated more than $100 million in spending, with insurers and doctors leading the fight to defeat both, according to campaign finance reports filed late Thursday.

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Silicon startup unveils gun tech for cops

WATSONVILLE  (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer’s weapon has been fired.

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SF officer admits thefts from suspects

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former San Francisco police officer indicted along with two officers in a corruption investigation has acknowledged stealing more than $5,000 in computers, gift cards and other property from people during searches.

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Suspect arrested in death of deputies

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after two Northern California sheriff’s deputies were killed during a series of shootings that spanned about six hours and 30 miles across two Northern California counties. A third deputy and a bystander were also shot during the spree.

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Jury: Free castrated sex offender who preyed on young girl victims

SANTA ANA  (AP) — A Southern California jury on Friday found that a castrated sex offender who preyed on young girls should no longer be considered a sexually violent predator and is eligible for release.

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Triple shooting was murder-suicide

LA QUINTA  (AP) — Authorities say an argument between three siblings over who inherited their mother’s house in the Palm Springs area led one of them to shoot the other two before turning the gun on himself.

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Reagan astrologer, Joan Quigley, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan’s schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87.

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Prisons to take new balance after riots

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California prison officials will have to balance safety concerns with the need to avoid racial stereotypes after the state agreed to end a long-standing policy that had been challenged in court and deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Firm fined for underpaying workers

FREMONT (AP) — A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees brought from India were grossly underpaid and overworked while assigned to a special project in the U.S.

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Steinbeck heirs fight over movie rights

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — John Steinbeck’s heirs say a literary agency is wrongly cutting them out of negotiations over movie deals for the late Nobel Prize-winning author’s books.

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Driver attacked after ice cream truck kills boy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neighborhood residents attacked the driver of an ice cream truck after it struck and killed a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

VIDEO SHOWS BIKERS TAUNTING CHP OFFICER: MILPITAS (AP) — A group of motorcycle riders alternately taunted and ignored an officer trying to pull them over while they popped their front wheels in the air and weaved on a California highway, a recently posted video shows.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• MAGIC JOHNSON  READY TO ASSIST  TECH IN DIVERSITY: SAN JOSE (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry’s largely white and Asian workforce.

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1000 plus SF inmates to get computer tablets

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some San Francisco jail inmates were expected to get computer tablets Wednesday to do homework, read novels and prepare for their criminal cases.

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Study looks at lane splitting

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A California study of a driving maneuver in which motorcyclists pass stalled traffic by going between lanes finds the practice poses no more danger than riding a motorcycle in general.

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