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Current lawmaker rare appointee among 12 California judges

Nov. 29, 2021 22:52 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom took the rare step of appointing a sitting California state lawmaker to one of 12 judgeships Monday, triggering a special election for the Los Angeles County seat. Assemblyman Ed Chau, a Democrat from Monterey Park, will fill...

7 people rescued after fishing boat catches fire

Nov. 10, 2021 19:51 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Seven crew members of a commercial fishing boat were rescued after their boat caught fire Wednesday off the coast of Monterey, the Coast Guard said. Watchstanders with the Eleventh Coast Guard District command center in Alameda received multiple...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Oct. 29, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Fauci had no...

Small earthquake rattles Southern California

Oct. 24, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small earthquake near downtown Los Angeles on Sunday morning was felt widely across Southern California. The magnitude 3.6 quake hit just after 7 a.m. and was centered about a mile (1.7 kilometers) south-southeast of the Boyle Heights neighborhood,...