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• About 2,000 Sacramento-area teachers get notices : SACRAMENTO (AP) — Nearly 2,000 Sacramento-area teachers are wondering if they’ll be losing their jobs this year.

Pink slips due by March 15 will warn teachers and other school employees that they could be out of work by the end of the school year.

Sacramento City Unified board officials have voted to send notices to 700 teachers, while San Juan Unified officials have notified more than 600 employees, and Elk Grove Unified officials have sent out notices to 239 school employees.

Placer County education leaders say about 125 teachers will get preliminary layoff notices.

Last year about 2,500 Sacramento County teachers received pink slips, but most kept their jobs when the Legislature barred school districts from laying off teachers to balance their budget.

• Man arrested after his SUV crashes into SF bay: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 38-year-old San Francisco man is facing charges after his SUV jumped a curb and crashed into the waters of San Francisco Bay early Sunday.

A police spokesman says witnesses told officers that the man, identified by police as Agatito Hernandez, was doing “donuts” with his vehicle when it crashed into the bay in the city’s Fort Mason area around 3 a.m.

Hernandez and three teens riding in the SUV were able to escape unhurt.

Because one of the teens was 17-years-old, Hernandez was booked on suspicion of child endangerment, as well as reckless driving and other charges.

• Man jumps out of car on Calif. freeway, dies: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a 28-year-old man died after jumping out of a car traveling about 65 mph on a Southern California freeway.

The California Highway Patrol says 28-year-old Javier Gonzalez was riding in the backseat of a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by his aunt when he opened the door and jumped onto the 10 Freeway near Baldwin Park.

Gonzalez, of Ontario, was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The CHP says the possible use of drugs and alcohol in the incident is being investigated.

• Trutanich paid for views of LA campaign videos
: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich’s campaign says it paid for some of the hundreds of thousands of views of YouTube videos promoting his run for district attorney.

Responding to an LA Times investigation the Trutanich campaign admits it hired an online marketing firm to drum up views by aggressively advertising the videos across the Internet.

The pair of videos featuring Trutanich driving the streets of LA trumpeting his accomplishments amassed 725,000 views, more than campaign videos from presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum.