Utility company fined for electrocution of family

(AP) — The Riverside Press Enterprise reports that Southern California Edison was fined $16.5 million Thursday for the January 2011 electrocution of three members of a San Bernardino family.

Bill would expand stealth bomber tax credit

(AP) — Dueling bidders for a major Pentagon stealth bomber contract would be eligible for massive tax credits under a bill before the governor's desk.

California regulators approve PG&E rate hike

(AP) — California regulators have approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer's monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall.

Californians to vote on $7.5 billion water plan

(AP) — Driven to action by the state's historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November.

High-res photo satellite launched from California

(AP) — A satellite designed to produce high-resolution images of Earth from space has been successfully launched from a military base on California's Central Coast.

New LA rate tiers proposed to conserve water

(AP) — Two Los Angeles officials are calling for tougher restrictions on residential water customers in an effort to conserve during California's persistent drought.

UC Davis 'whistleblower' wins $730,000 verdict

(AP) — A jury has awarded a $730,000 verdict to a whistleblower who reported on an unethical pain management study on prison inmates by researchers at the University of California, Davis.

Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men 

(AP) — Apple primarily relies on white and Asian men for its top-paying technology jobs, feeding the perception that Silicon Valley's economic boom is largely excluding women, blacks and Hispanics.

Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through

(AP) — Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday for a record $2 billion.

Irvine Co. offering 2,500 acres to Orange County

(AP) — A real estate firm is offering 2,500 acres of undeveloped property to Orange County to become protected wild land.