LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police took a man into custody last night inside the Los Angeles Times building after it was locked down because of a shooting threat report. The Times says the man was detained by police less than an hour after the report. Police Lt. Lonnie Benson says officers searched the building but found no weapon. The lockdown was lifted by 9 p.m.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A committee formed at San Jose State University after a black student said his white roommates racially harassed and tortured him has issued a set of recommendations to the school. The recommendations include: provide diversity training for students living in dorms; allow people to anonymously report race-bias incidents online; conduct a campus climate survey every other year; and create an Office of Diversity Engagement and Inclusive Excellence.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Boeing Co. will pay $47 million to current and former Southern California employees who are owed back pay and benefits. A union grievance filed 13 years ago claimed Chicago-based Boeing violated contracts with engineers and technical workers in Palmdale and at Edwards Air Force Base. The money includes back pay, premium pay, interest, pension and 401(k) contributions.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County man accused of hiring hit men to kill his wife has been convicted of murder. A district attorney's says 61-year-old Magdi Girgis (MOG'-dee GURR-ghiss) has been found guilty in the 2004 killing. A few days before her death, 55-year-old Ariet (AHR'-ee-et) Girgis had testified in a domestic violence case against her husband.
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