San Jose pot clubs fall short on petition drive

(AP) — Medical marijuana advocates in San Jose have failed in its petition drive to let voters decide whether to overturn the city's tough restrictions on pot clubs.

Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

(AP) — Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from one of its hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.

CFO: Sterling can't pay debt without Clippers sale 

(AP) — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties says the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

Hillary Clinton to do Q&A at Facebook headquarters

(AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be hosting a real-time question and answer session on Facebook.

Allergan to cut 1,500 employees in restructuring 

(AP) — Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce, or roughly 1,500 employees, as part of a push to become more efficient and productive.

Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild 

(AP) — When it comes to designing the highly coveted collectible toys for sale at Comic-Con, the annual celebration of pop culture lifting off Thursday in San Diego, the sky's the limit for the designers at Mattel. Fittingly, the building where Mattel's dreamers conceive of their limited-edition playthings is just down the street from the Los Angeles International Airport.

California tribe rejects offer from Redskins group

(AP) — The Quechan Tribe of California says it won't take money from a foundation run by the owner of the Washington Redskins.

Google's 2Q revenue gains eclipse earnings miss

(AP) — Google's earnings rose modestly in the second quarter as the Internet company's expensive ambitions devoured most of a surprisingly strong gain in revenue.

Bank settles in California political fraud case

(AP) — A California bank that handled the accounts of a former campaign treasurer for several high-profile Democratic politicians has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the bank should have known the treasurer was embezzling money, attorneys for the politicians and the bank said Thursday.

Land conservancy formed for Carrizo Plain

(AP) — A large swath of the Carrizo Plain, California's largest native grassland, is the focus of a newly formed group of wildlife advocates.