Report: California is top crime target in US 

(AP) — California is the top target in the U.S. for international criminal enterprises that operate from safe havens in Eastern Europe, Africa and China, according to a report being released Thursday.

Judge tosses class-action push for Google suit

(AP) — A judge has tossed out an effort to win class-action status for a lawsuit accusing Google of violating the privacy terms of email users.

California city votes for $12.30 minimum wage

(AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area city is on track to have the highest minimum wage in California.

New Mexico seeks to lure Tesla battery factory

(AP) — Excited by economic prospects, New Mexico officials are hoping to avoid what happened six years ago when Tesla Motors opted against establishing an auto manufacturing plant in the state.

Toy company settles suit against Beastie Boys

(AP) — A California toy company has settled its lawsuit against the Beastie Boys over its parody of their song "Girls" in a promotional video that went viral.

Court to hear appeal over Arizona's no-bail law

(AP) — An appeals court in San Francisco is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday over an Arizona law that denies bail to people who aren't authorized to be in the country and are charged with certain felonies.

APNewsBreak: Out-of-sync response to LAX shooter

(AP) — A report on the emergency response to a shooting last year at Los Angeles International Airport, which left a security screener dead, cites serious shortcomings in communication between agencies that left major commanders in the dark and a long lag in establishing a coordinated response.

UC Berkeley hires first Wikipedian-in-residence

(AP) — A 24-year-old geography major is the first Wikipedian-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley.

Viacom and Google settle YouTube lawsuit

(AP) — Viacom says it's settled its $1 billion copyright lawsuit against YouTube.
Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Some California cities seek water independence

(AP) — Drops of rain fell on Josephine Miller's 1920s bungalow — a watery relief in the midst of a punishing drought. Instead of flowing into storm drains and washing out to sea, an oversized tank harvested the precious resource to keep her thirsty citrus trees and vegetables from shriveling up on dry days.