LOS ANGELES (AP) - The disgraced former city manager of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he filed a false federal income-tax return. Robert Rizzo admitted he created a corporation to fraudulently claim losses on his income-tax return. Rizzo pleaded no contest in October to 69 counts of fraud, misappropriation of public funds and other charges.
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - The fifth man convicted in the brazen robbery of $1.3 million worth of gold, gems and artifacts from the California State Mining and Mineral Museum has been sentenced to over five years in prison. The Merced Sun Star reports Christopher Sheffield and the other four men also tried but failed to steal a 14-pound gold nugget from the museum.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - New figures show older Californians are continuing to enroll in the state's health exchange at a higher rate than younger residents. Covered California says more than 109,000 people signed up for a health plan through Nov. 30. Nearly 60 percent were ages 45 to 64, although that age group makes up just a quarter of California's population.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - The flamingos that dotted the infield lake at Betfair Hollywood Park have found a new home ahead of the racetrack's closing. The birds were transferred today to Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero, Calif., where they will live The track says two birds escaped, but they will be rounded up in the next couple of weeks.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.