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10. Yuba City Teen Faces Deportation After Selling Pot Brownies To Buy Prom Dress

Saira Munoz wanted to go to prom, but when she didn’t have money for a dress, she became an entrepreneur. Munoz, 18 at the time, decided to put on a school bake sale. There was an extra ingredient in her brownies: marijuana.

9. How Can A Jet Stowaway Survive Cold Conditions, Lack Of Oxygen?

Despite the subzero temperatures and lack of oxygen, people can survive even a long journey in the wheel well of a jetliner. The latest example is a teenager who, according to authorities, stowed away on a 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose to Hawaii.

8. Sweeping Arrests Target Leaders Of Notorious Stockton Gang

The Sutter Street Crips have been active around the area of California Street and Park Street, police say. A months-long investigation into the gang culminated in a sweep, where police arrested many leaders of the gang.

7. Black California Lawmakers Call For Boycott Of Los Angeles Clippers Games After Sterling Remarks 

The calls came despite a request from Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, acting as an advisor to the NBA Players Association, to wait until the league issues its decision on possible sanctions against Sterling.

 

6. Covered California Sends Deaf Callers To Hotline Offering ‘Hot Ladies’

On the deadline to sign up for health coverage through Covered California, some hearing-impaired residents were sent to a chat line offering ‘hot ladies’ instead of an insurance navigator.

5. Total Lunar Eclipse: When To Look Up

The eclipse was one of four consecutive total lunar eclipses to take place in 2014 and 2015, according to NASA.

4. Firing Squad Or Hanging? AG Candidate Wants Death Penalty For Corrupt Lawmakers

A Republican candidate for California attorney general said that state lawmakers who are found guilty of crimes that endanger the lives of others should face the death penalty.

3. Tour Bus Crash: Drivers In Third Vehicle Say FedEx Truck On Fire Before Impact

Fresh out of the hospital, Bonnie and Joe Duran came back, drawn to the spot where they almost lost their lives in a deadly crash between a tour bus and a FedEx truck.

2. Sutter County Sikh Told He Can’t Serve On Jury With Ceremonial Knife

Gursant Singh was scheduled for jury duty. He said he’d arrive with other members of his community, asking for the chance to serve on a jury.

1. Bill Encourages Schools To Teach About Racial Significance Of Obama’s Presidency

A bill that passed the Assembly with unanimous bipartisan support encourages California schools to teach students about the racial significance of Barack Obama’s presidency.

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