SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to keep track of taxpayer dollars managed outside the state treasury. Brown's office announced he had signed AB1583 after CalFIRE was discovered handling money in an outside account without permission. The bill requires the state controller to prepare an annual report listing all outside bank accounts and their balances.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego say they arrived at the conclusion by measuring the level of the earth's crust. When water is lost because of a lack of rain and snow, the earth's crust rises.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California community college campus was locked down and classes were canceled for the day after someone called 911 suspecting that a young man was carrying a backpack with an explosive device inside. San Bernardino County sheriff's officials say no explosives or suspect were found after a three-hour search of Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An aunt has pleaded not guilty to her alleged role in the fatal hit-and-run accident of her 2-year-old niece in San Francisco. Prosecutors accuse the 25-year-old Loryresha Gage of leaving her niece, Mi'Yana Gregory, alone in the middle of a busy crosswalk while trying to get her nephew, who remained on a sidewalk. Police are still looking for the driver.
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