Dodgers found partly responsible in fan beating 

(AP) — A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating at Dodger Stadium won his negligence suit against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, but former owner Frank McCourt was absolved by the jury.

Police: prostitute accused in yacht overdose death

(AP) — A high-end prostitute has been arrested on suspicion of murder after injecting heroin into a Google executive on his yacht in Santa Cruz and leaving him to die when he overdosed, according to police.

Teen dies after jumping on iPhone thief's car

Rubi Rubio, 15, of Santa Ana died from injuries sustained while chasing a thief who stole her iPhone.(AP) — A 15-year-old Southern California girl died of her injuries two days after she jumped onto the speeding car of a robber who snatched her iPhone, and detectives are asking for the public's help in finding two suspects.

California tribe agrees to election to end dispute

(AP) — Rival factions within a Native American tribe fighting over a lucrative Northern California casino and other assets have agreed to a binding general election, officials said.

Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy

(AP) — A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies is joining forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.

Same-party November battles for Calif. lawmakers

(AP) — Voters can forget the traditional Republican-Democratic matchups in at least seven California congressional districts come November. Contenders for those seats will have to do battle against challengers from their own parties.

Fire damages Michelin-ranked California restaurant

(AP) — A top-rated Northern California restaurant is severely damaged and a firefighter is recovering from injuries after an early morning fire.

Riders stranded for hours on California coaster

(AP) — A roller coaster hit a tree branch at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, dislodging the front car, leaving four people slightly injured and keeping nearly two dozen summer fun-seekers hanging 20 to 30 feet in the air for hours as day turned to night.

Soda tax's last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown

(AP) — If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don't pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?

Fossils unearthed at California construction site

(AP) — Giant teeth from a 40-foot-long shark and portions of what could turn out to be an entire whale skeleton are among the hundreds of fossils being carefully unearthed at a dam construction site in Silicon Valley.