LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles officials say it could take several days to repair a nearly century-old water pipe that burst from under Sunset Boulevard, spewing 8 million gallons and inundating UCLA campus. Water officials said today that a number of valves are still leaking water into the ruptured 30-inch main, and repairs cannot begin until the pipe is completely drained. UCLA officials say six facilities were damaged.
LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) - A mother charged with leaving two toddlers in a car while she gambled at a Northern California casino has been charged with felony child abuse. Phaley Nget of Oakland was arrested July 20 after police found her daughters, ages 2 and 3, locked inside a car while she gambled at Livermore's Casino 580. The children were taken into protective custody.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former elementary school teacher in Monterey Park has pleaded guilty to sexually molesting four special education students and now faces a lengthy prison term. The LA Times reports Jose Mosqueda is expected to get 16 years in state prison when he is sentenced Sept. 5. Deputy District Attorney Amy Murphy says the victims were female fourth-grade students.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco voters are set to decide whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour after supervisors agreed to put the measure on the November ballot. The city's current minimum wage is $10.74 an hour. The measure would increase it gradually over the next several years until it reached $15 an hour in 2018.
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