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Coastal California town sold for undisclosed price

(AP) — A small town midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Pacific Coast Highway has been sold for an undisclosed price.

Clippers sale hangs in balance as trial begins 


(AP) — With the potentially record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers hanging in the balance, a trial beginning Monday will focus on whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife had the authority under terms of a family trust to unilaterally negotiate the deal.

Scripps Research Institute projects $21M deficit

(AP) — California's Scripps Research Institute is projecting a $21 million operating deficit for the current fiscal year, which will end on September 30.

Walgreens, diabetic employee reach $180K deal

(AP) — Drugstore chain Walgreens has agreed to pay $180,000 to a diabetic employee who was fired after eating a $1.39 bag of chips before paying for it during what she said was an attack of low blood sugar.

Censorship claims as Google cuts search results

(AP) — Google's removal of some search results in Europe is drawing accusations of censorship.

California water regulators up enforcement powers

(AP) — California water regulators have voted to give themselves tough new drought enforcement powers after learning that most water-rights holders haven't responded to orders to use less.

Northern California wildfire burns at 3,800 acres

(AP) — Officials say a raging wildfire in rural Northern California that has already spread over 5 square miles and forced the evacuation of 200 homes in Napa County is still growing.

Drought won't stop fireworks in dry western states

(AP) — Arizona's largest city has gone four months without any measurable rain, and neighboring New Mexico is in the midst of four years of severe drought.

Poll finds Californians see wealth gap growing

(AP) — A new Field Poll finds that a majority of Californians are unhappy with the wealth and income gap in the state but are divided over whether the government should do more to intervene or whether to raise the minimum wage higher.

California moves to speed up quake fault mapping

(AP) — A plan to study earthquake faults and create zoning maps that could restrict development is moving forward again in California after funding was approved from Gov. Jerry Brown.