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AP source: Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford stepping down

Dec. 6, 2019 12:54 AM EST

Fresno State football coach Jeff Tedford is stepping down from the job after three seasons at his alma mater. A person familiar with the decision says the 58-year-old Tedford will resign from his job. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the decision has not been announced. The...

Fitts leads Saint Mary's (Cal) past N. Illinois 61-49

Dec. 6, 2019 12:35 AM EST

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Malik Fitts had 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead Saint Mary's to a 61-49 win over Northern Illinois on Thursday night, the Gaels' eighth straight victory. Fitts shot 8 for 10 from the line. Tanner Krebs had 14 points and six rebounds for Saint Mary's (9-1). Jordan Ford added 12...

Woman surrenders in LA hit-and-run crash that killed man

Dec. 6, 2019 12:04 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman suspected in a hit-and-run crash that killed a father of four last month has surrendered to Los Angeles police, officials said Thursday. Vanessa Gutierrez, 35, walked into a police station Wednesday afternoon and was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run, said Detective...

California's 2nd largest card room pays $6 million in fines

Dec. 5, 2019 11:54 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s second-largest card room is paying state and federal regulators nearly $6 million for misleading gambling regulators and failing to do enough to deter money laundering, the state’s attorney general said Thursday. Hawaiian Gardens Casino, which recently...

Padres hire former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild

Dec. 5, 2019 11:49 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild has been hired in the same position by the San Diego Padres. Rothschild is one of several newcomers on rookie manager Jayce Tingler’s staff announced Thursday. Rothschild spent the last nine seasons with the Yankees before...

California governor lights Capitol Christmas tree

Dec. 5, 2019 11:17 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife lit the Capitol Christmas Tree on Thursday with the help of a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome. Newsom and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom were joined by Nayeli Lemus to light approximately 10,000 LED lights on the more than 66...

California man gets 27 years for killing pregnant girlfriend

Dec. 5, 2019 11:06 PM EST

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A California man has been sentenced to 27 years to life in prison for killing his pregnant girlfriend. The Ventura County Star reports 23-year-old Antonio Magana was sentenced Thursday for the March 2014 death of 21-year-old Ashley Moran. Magana pleaded guilty to first-degree...

Ex-officer accused of shooting neighbor claims PTSD

Dec. 5, 2019 10:29 PM EST

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A former California Highway Patrol officer claims he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he allegedly shot his neighbor during an off-duty dispute two years ago, according to court documents. The documents were filed in support of Trever Dalton’s request...

Former California GOP legislative leader changes to no party

Dec. 5, 2019 10:15 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former Republican leader in California's state Assembly is dropping his party affiliation, saying Thursday that he's tired of the political bickering. Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley, east of Los Angeles, said he switched to no party preference on Monday and pulled papers Thursday to...

Flesh-eating bacteria linked to heroin kills 7 in California

Dec. 5, 2019 10:04 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A flesh-eating bacteria linked to the use of black tar heroin has killed at least seven people over the past two months in the San Diego area, prompting health authorities to alert law enforcement and other officials in California. Nine people who injected black tar heroin between Oct. 2...