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Mystery Man Found Decomposing In Car Had More Than 1,200 Guns, Cash, Underwater Car

Inside his home, detectives discovered more than 1,200 guns, scopes, 6.5 tons of ammunition, bows and arrows, knives, machetes and $230,000 in cash.


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Suspected Lemonade Stand Robber Arrested

The Sheriff’s Department says two 13-year-old girls had set up the stand Wednesday in Rancho Cucamonga when a man came up and said he had no cash, but wanted some lemonade.


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California Farmers Offer To Cut 25 Percent Of Water Use To Keep Other 75 Percent

A senior water official told The Associated Press Wednesday that he would decide whether to accept the offer by Friday. The concession by farmers in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river delta could be one of the most important yet forced by California’s record four-year drought.


A view of an unplanted field on February 25, 2014 in Firebaugh, California.  As the California drought continues and farmers struggle to water their crops, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officials announced this past Friday that they will not be providing Central Valley farmers with any water from the federally run system of reservoirs and canals fed by mountain runoff.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Flawed System Tracks Water Use Of California Farmers

The state now collects the records every three years on a staggered basis, meaning its information is always out of date. State officials acknowledge it’s not adequate when they are dealing with a water crisis.


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San Mateo Mountain Lion Sedated

After being hit with a tranquilizer dart the mountain lion fled a brief distance into some nearby bushes, where three officers picked him up and put him in a pickup truck.


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Appeal Court: Judges Shouldn’t Have Forced YouTube To Take Down Anti-Muslim Video

The 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal sided with Google, which owns YouTube, saying the previous decision by a three-member panel of the same court gave “short shrift” to the First Amendment and constituted prior restraint – a prohibition on free speech before it takes place.


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Jury Convicts Father Accused Of Tossing Daughter Off Cliff To Avoid Custody Payments

Cameron Brown showed no emotion as the verdict in the long-running case was read in Los Angeles Superior Court, while the mother of Lauren Sarene Key breathed heavily and began crying in the gallery.


A Los Angeles man is in custody for trying to sell Chagall and Diego Rivera paintings to undercover detectives for $700,000. (Photo by PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Toddler Stabbed, Family Attacked While Stranded On Side Of California Freeway

Prosecutors say Garcia walked up to the car, broke a window and stabbed the toddler in the neck with a broken plastic freeway marker. He allegedly slashed the boy’s mother, father and two other adults when they tried to intervene, and also set fire to their belongings.



Mom Arrested After Toddler Points Gun At Police

Twenty-year-old Kimberly Torres was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of child endangerment and possessing stolen property. She was freed on bail Wednesday.


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California Bill Would Protect Social Media Accounts After Death

A bill approved by the state Assembly on Monday would give guidelines for judges to follow before they could order electronic providers to turn over electronic information to the executor or administrator of an estate.


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3 Accused Of Operating Fake 3,000-Year-Old Police Department With Jurisdiction In 33 States

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said detectives believe other people may be involved in the operation and deputies found ID cards, uniforms and vehicles that looked like law enforcement vehicles along with other official police equipment during their search of a home and office linked to the group.


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California Man, Woman Arrested After Child’s Corpse, Severely Abused Kids Found

The two face child abuse charges. Lachaux is also charged with concealing evidence after the toddler’s badly decomposed body was found in the garage.