LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says one of its officers could face serious charges in the videotaped beating of a woman on the side of a freeway. The CHP said it forwarded its investigation today to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office to decide whether to press charges. The July 1 beating of 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock generated outrage after being captured on video.
SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say two teens suspected of plotting a mass shooting at a South Pasadena high school have been charged with making criminal threats against another boy. Los Angeles County prosecutors filed Juvenile Court charges today against the 16- and 17-year-old boys. Authorities say additional charges are possible.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A state Senate committee has approved Gov. Jerry Brown's choice for state librarian, after initial concerns about the appointee's qualifications. Brown named Greg Lucas of Sacramento to the post in March, even though Lucas had never worked in the field had no formal training as a librarian. Lucas is a former journalist from a politically-connected family.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - California workplace safety regulators have proposed a fine of more than $77,000 against a baggage handling company whose worker died in an accident at Los Angeles International Airport. The state's Division of Occupational Safety and Health cited Menzies Aviation for five violations related to the Feb. 21 accident, in which the driver of a luggage cart fell out and was crushed by the vehicle.
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