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Assembly approves new rainy day ballot measure

(AP) — The state Assembly has unanimously passed a fresh version of a rainy day fund measure on the November ballot, a plan that emphasizes paying down California's massive debts and unfunded liabilities.

10,000 gallons of oil spill on Los Angeles streets

(AP) — Crews sopped up the remains of about 10,000 gallons of crude oil that sprayed into Los Angeles streets and onto buildings early Thursday after a high-pressure pipe burst.

Bay Area April home sales, price up from March

(AP) — A real estate tracking firm says the number of homes sold in the nine-county San Francisco Bay region last month was flat compared to a year earlier period but the median price rose as potential buyers faced limited supply.

Google resumes Glass sales in the US

(AP) — Google is once again selling its Internet-connected eyewear to anyone in the U.S. as the company fine-tunes a device that has sparked intrigue and disdain for its potential to change the way people interact with technology.

Anti-tax group OK with closing tax law loophole

(AP) — A prominent anti-tax group says it won't oppose a bill that would close a loophole in California's Proposition 13, effectively approving a bid to change the landmark law for the first time since voters passed it 36 years ago.

California to pay off Schwarzenegger budget bond

(AP) — California is on track to pay off the $15 billion bond that was one of the first major actions by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

California firefighters gain ground on wildfires

(AP) — Weather conditions that at least temporarily calmed allowed firefighters to gain ground early Wednesday on a pair of wildfires that forced thousands of residents to leave their homes.

California GOP worried over top-two governor race

(AP) — California Republicans who have been trying to rebrand their party as more inclusive and attuned with the issues that Californians care about had hoped this year to offer a candidate for governor who fit that image.

Feds earmark $1.5 million to fight citrus greening

(AP) — Federal agriculture officials are spending more than $1.5 million on so-called "bio-control" efforts to combat citrus greening in crops in Florida, California and Texas.

Oracle wants $1.3 billion SAP verdict reinstated

(AP) — A federal appeals court indicated that the bitter legal tussle between business software maker Oracle Corp. and rival SAP over a jury's $1.3 billion copyright infringement verdict should head back to a trial court for more litigation