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Per Kobe Bryant’s wishes, girl who lost parents and sister in helicopter crash to get internship

Per Kobe Bryant’s wishes, girl who lost parents and sister in helicopter crash to get internship

Alexis Altobelli, who lost her parents and sister in the crash that killed Kobe Bryant, will get an internship at a top sports agency, per the Lakers legend's wishes, the agency's namesake told CNN on
Bay Area man charged with felony hit-and-run that left a 2-year-old nephew dead, faces further arraignment

Bay Area man charged with felony hit-and-run that left a 2-year-old nephew dead, faces further arraignment

A Fairfield man arrested earlier in the week on charges of vehicular manslaughter and a felony hit-and-run that led to the death of his 2-year-old nephew faced a Solano County Superior Court judge
San Francisco declares state of emergency over coronavirus. Here’s what that means

San Francisco declares state of emergency over coronavirus. Here’s what that means

By Jason Hanna | CNN San Francisco’s mayor on Tuesday declared a local emergency to make it easier for the populous city and international travel hub to combat novel coronavirus if it comes — even
California doctor arrested, accused of drug use while practicing medicine and weapons violations

California doctor arrested, accused of drug use while practicing medicine and weapons violations

The Riverside Police Department said Dr. Keith Curtis, 52, of Riverside, was prohibited from possessing weapons because of drug addiction.
New suspect vehicle identified in California cemetery slayings

New suspect vehicle identified in California cemetery slayings

Sheriff's homicide detectives asked for the public's help in spotting the silver 2007 GMC Yukon, license number 8BKX913.
Lawyers: New evidence backs Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli’s innocence

Lawyers: New evidence backs Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli’s innocence

Lawyers for “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, said Wednesday that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their
Korean Air crewmember who was on flights to Los Angeles tests positive for coronavirus

Korean Air crewmember who was on flights to Los Angeles tests positive for coronavirus

A Korean Air flight attendant who has tested positive for coronavirus had worked on flights between Seoul and Los Angeles.
Do new Fry’s closures signal the company’s end?

Do new Fry’s closures signal the company’s end?

Fry's Electronics, a retail fixture in California selling everything from laptop computers to Segways, is shedding stores again.
No, Ozzy Osbourne’s not dead. The singer’s turning his misery into music and meetups with fans

No, Ozzy Osbourne’s not dead. The singer’s turning his misery into music and meetups with fans

We tagged along with Osbourne as he attended several promotional events in Los Angeles for his first new solo album in a decade, "Ordinary Man," which dropped on Feb. 21.
Officials: California man convicted of fraud tricks authorities and escapes from a Utah jail

Officials: California man convicted of fraud tricks authorities and escapes from a Utah jail

A California man convicted of mail fraud escaped from a Utah jail Tuesday night by posing as a fellow inmate whose time had come to be released, authorities said Wednesday.
Are California property taxes too low?

Are California property taxes too low?

California's "effective" property taxes rank 16th lowest among the states at 0.76%.
California lawmakers propose to ban FEMA from asking victims for money back

California lawmakers propose to ban FEMA from asking victims for money back

North state lawmakers have introduced a bill in Congress to prevent the Federal Emergency Management Agency from asking disaster victims to return financial assistance if the agency makes an error.
Drought or dangerous flooding? Research aims to tame atmospheric river risks — and save California’s rain

Drought or dangerous flooding? Research aims to tame atmospheric river risks — and save California’s rain

Store water for a drought, or prepare for floods? How atmospheric river research helps California decide.
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge data: Bike lane more popular on weekends

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge data: Bike lane more popular on weekends

An average of 363 cyclist trips were counted on weekends compared to the 116 average weekday trips in the past 45 days, according to the data collected by automatic counters on the bridge.
California lottery shorted schools by $36 million, auditor says

California lottery shorted schools by $36 million, auditor says

The California lottery skimped on giving $36 million in revenue to fund public education and spent $720,000 on food and travel expenses without considering cheaper options, the state auditor said in a
Can Lysol and Clorox products kill the coronavirus? The answer is … complicated

Can Lysol and Clorox products kill the coronavirus? The answer is … complicated

The US Environmental Protection Agency has some guidance: The disinfectants are thought to be effective against the novel coronavirus. But until tests confirm this, its ability to kill the novel
FBI raids fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s California and New York offices after he was accused of sex assault and sex trafficking

FBI raids fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s California and New York offices after he was accused of sex assault and sex trafficking

Fashion tycoon Peter Nygard's New York office was raided Tuesday as the magnate faces allegations of sex trafficking in a civil lawsuit.
The director of this Netflix documentary about the tragic death of 8-year-old California boy urges you not to look away

The director of this Netflix documentary about the tragic death of 8-year-old California boy urges you not to look away

The six episodes of 'The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez' aren't easy to watch, but it's important for a society to examine how it fails its most vulnerable children.
Deportation to Mexico for California woman could mean foster care for her American kids

Deportation to Mexico for California woman could mean foster care for her American kids

Costa Mesa woman's case shows how immigration laws can touch more than immigrants.
Fry’s Electronics to close another California store

Fry’s Electronics to close another California store

In September the 144,000-square-foot retail space was sold to Prologis.