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Google offers electric shuttle buses for pilot Mountain View program

MOUNTAIN VIEW  (AP) — Google is proposing to fund four electric shuttles that will provide free transportation to residents of Mountain View, where the technology giant is headquartered, a newspaper reported.

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Former LA councilman may receive 6 years for lying about where he lived

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted Wednesday of perjury and voting fraud for living outside the district he was elected to represent.

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Posted: jul. 23, 2014 11:48 p.m. | | Former LA councilman may receive 6 years for lying about where he lived Comments 0 Comments

Obama: Republicans bamboozle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about “phony scandals” in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington’s political elite.

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California seeks final ruling on teacher tenure

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown refused to say Wednesday if he plans to appeal a Los Angeles judge’s closely watched decision to strike down tenure and other job protections for the state’s teachers.

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Lawsuit tests racial policy at state prisons

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday that he will consider whether California’s policy of locking up prisoners by race violates the constitutional rights of the roughly 125,000 male inmates within the state prison system.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

BAY AREA POSTAL INSPECTOR INDICTED IN THEFT CASE: SAN JOSE  (AP) — A federal grand jury has returned a three-count indictment charging a San Jose postal inspector with stealing and destroying mail.

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Brown: Illegal kids a humanitarian issue

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday the arrival of unaccompanied young migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border is more of a humanitarian issue than a political one.

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Cal State will cut enrollment growth in half

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Enrollment growth at California State University will be cut by half this fall — from 20,000 to about 10,000 additional students — after state funding fell short of expectations, according to a report.

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Mom accused of leaving kids in car to visit casino

LIVERMORE (AP) — A mother accused of leaving her young children in a car while she gambled at a Livermore casino is facing child endangerment charges.

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Sketch of suspect in peacock killing released

RANCHO PALOS VERDES (AP) — Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.

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Twitter admits to hiring too many white & Asian men for top tech jobs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.

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2 cent per ounce soda tax on SF ballot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco lawmakers narrowly agreed Tuesday to place a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks on the November ballot, a move that promises to turn the election into an expensive fight between the beverage industry and public health advocates.

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Mexican-born professor eyed for state high court

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown nominated a Mexican-born Stanford law professor on Tuesday to the California Supreme Court, continuing a trend to diversify and shift one of the most influential courts in the country to the left.

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Agency may hire ‘water cops’

SAN JOSE (AP) — A water agency in the Silicon Valley is considering a plan to hire several “water cops” to prevent residents from wasting water during California’s historic drought.

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IRS employee charged with ID theft

FRESNO (AP) — A former IRS employee in Central California was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing the identities of her co-workers and opening credit card accounts to go on shopping sprees with friends, federal prosecutors said.

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