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Police arrest suspect in stabbing of Northern California man

SEBASTOPOL, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man has been arrested after a manhunt in Northern California.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports witnesses saw Cory Alan Vaughn get stabbed multiple times during a fight around noon Saturday. He died in a parking lot.

The newspaper says the attack in Sebastopol happened at the end of the town’s Apple Blossom Parade, an annual springtime event that draws hundreds of revelers.

Investigators say the suspect fled in a burgundy BMW sedan. Police arrested 18-year-old Anthony William Ibach several hours

8 malnourished horses rescued in central California

SANGER, Calif. (AP) — Eight malnourished horses, some so skinny their ribs were visible, have been rescued in central California.

The Fresno Bee reports the animals seized Friday from a property in Sanger had all been used for entertainment purposes.

Seven are miniature horses and one is full-sized.

The newspaper says some of the animals were infested with parasites or suffered from other medical problems.

The Central California Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the horses will require extensive rehabilitation and care in order to return to healthy, humane conditions.

Southern California cities go car free for CicLAvia

SAN DIMAS, Calif. (AP) — It’s a car free day in cities near LA.

Several miles of streets in San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, and Claremont are closed to motor vehicles Sunday as the latest celebration of the CicLAvia (sick-luh-VEE’-uh) festival opens the lanes to cyclists.

Thousands of people on bikes, on skateboards and on foot are expected to participate in the event, modeled on a weekly car-free tradition started in Bogota, Colombia.

Food trucks, musical performers and neighborhood guides are set up along the route in the San Gabriel Valley east of downtown Los Angeles. The streets will be

Southern California cities go car free for CicLAvia

SAN DIMAS, Calif. (AP) — It’s a car free day in cities near LA.

Several miles of streets in San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, and Claremont are closed to motor vehicles Sunday as the latest celebration of the CicLAvia (sick-luh-VEE’-uh) festival opens the lanes to cyclists.

Thousands of people on bikes, on skateboards and on foot are expected to participate in the event, modeled on a weekly car-free tradition started in Bogota, Colombia.

Food trucks, musical performers and neighborhood guides are set up along the route in the San Gabriel Valley east of downtown Los Angeles. The streets will be

Southern California cities go car free for CicLAvia

SAN DIMAS, Calif. (AP) — It’s a car free day in cities near LA.

Several miles of streets in San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, and Claremont are closed to motor vehicles Sunday as the latest celebration of the CicLAvia (sick-luh-VEE’-uh) festival opens the lanes to cyclists.

Thousands of people on bikes, on skateboards and on foot are expected to participate in the event, modeled on a weekly car-free tradition started in Bogota, Colombia.

Food trucks, musical performers and neighborhood guides are set up along the route in the San Gabriel Valley east of downtown Los Angeles. The streets will be

Squirrel wins UC Berkeley student senate seat

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley has elected a squirrel to its student senate.

The Sacramento Bee reports “Furry Boi” was named April 13 to the Associated Students of the University of California Senate.

The squirrel initially took the form of a critter living among campus trees, running on platforms such as easier acorn access.

But the man behind the campaign, sophomore Stephen Boyle, posted his real intentions and policy platforms Monday to Facebook.

Boyle, who at times wore a squirrel costume, says he is focused on issues such as environmentalism,

Southern California cities go car free for CicLAvia

SAN DIMAS, Calif. (AP) — It’s a car free day in cities near LA.

Several miles of streets in San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, and Claremont are closed to motor vehicles Sunday as the latest celebration of the CicLAvia (sick-luh-VEE’-uh) festival opens the lanes to cyclists.

Thousands of people on bikes, on skateboards and on foot are expected to participate in the event, modeled on a weekly car-free tradition started in Bogota, Colombia.

Food trucks, musical performers and neighborhood guides are set up along the route in the San Gabriel Valley east of downtown Los Angeles. The streets will be

Squirrel wins UC Berkeley student government election

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A squirrel now occupies one of UC Berkeley’s 20 student senate seats.

The Sacramento Bee reports “Furry Boi” was named on April 13 to the Associated Students of the University of California Senate.

The squirrel initially took the form of a critter living among campus trees, running on platforms such as easier acorn access.

But the man behind the campaign, sophomore Stephen Boyle, posted his real intentions and policy platforms Monday to Facebook.

Boyle used Furry Boi to get his foot in the door, and his actual concerns are environmentalism, disabilities/mental

Prosecutors say terror suspect doesn’t qualify for immunity

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former California college student charged with providing material support for a terrorist group isn’t entitled to the sort of immunity that often applies to soldiers in national armies during wartime.

Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab is accused of traveling overseas to fight with terrorist organizations and lying about his activities to immigration authorities. Lawyers for Al-Jayab argued that he should be entitled to immunity because he hooked up with the kind of Syrian rebels the U.S. has backed to topple the Bashar al-Assad regime, not with terrorists,

3 men arrested in copper wiring theft at old hospital site

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say three men were arrested for allegedly stealing 2,000 feet (610 meters) of copper electrical wiring from an old Santa Rosa hospital site.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the three men, all at least 50 years old and from Santa Rosa, were arrested Friday at the old Sutter hospital building after a car was seen and found to be full of stolen electrical wiring.

Police say officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at 7 a.m. Friday. The vehicle had been seen in the area before. A search of the car turned up $3,000 of stolen copper

2 children among 3 found dead in central California home

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say three people including two children have been found dead inside a central California home.

Police in Modesto said Sunday that it’s still unclear how the three died, but there are no suspects outstanding.

The bodies, including those of two boys ages 4 and 6, were discovered in a neighborhood on the south side of the city of about 200,000 residents.

Average price of US gas jumps 9 cents, to $2.83 a gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.83.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that the jump was driven primarily by rising crude oil costs.

The current gas price is 37 cents above where it was a year ago.

The highest average price in the contiguous 48 states was $3.68 in the San Francisco Bay area. The lowest was $2.45 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The average price for diesel fuel rose six cents, to $3.10.

Report: San Francisco Bay Area falls behind on quake safety

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A newspaper analysis finds the San Francisco Bay Area is falling behind on efforts to retrofit buildings that are vulnerable to collapse during a major earthquake.

The Los Angeles Times reports Sunday that there are up to 3,000 brittle concrete buildings in San Francisco, yet the city doesn’t have a list of where they are located. The building type is one of the deadliest in quakes.

Across the bay in Oakland, there are nearly 2,000 possibly vulnerable wood-frame apartment buildings at risk of collapse in a seismic event — and there is no law to require them to be fixed.

2 California brothers found dead in parked SUV were shot

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Southern California investigators say two brothers found dead along with another man inside an SUV were shot to death.

Coroner’s officials said Saturday that 21-year-old Jan Amiama and 23-year-old Lucas Amiama died from gunshot wounds to their heads.

The brothers from Bakersfield and a third man were found dead April 17 inside the vehicle parked in an industrial area of Burbank.

The name of the other man has not been released.

Bakersfield police say the Amiamas and a man named Carlos Lopez were reported missing April 15.

Because the area where the SUV was parked is

2 men die in Lake Havasu boat crash; Woman critically hurt

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say two men are dead and a woman critically injured in a boat crash on Lake Havasu near the Arizona-California border.

Mohave County Sheriff’s investigators say the large boat was traveling at high speeds before crashing Saturday in the lake’s south basin and then sinking.

They say the two men have been identified as 57-year-old Brad Kloepfer and 69-year-old Paul Selberg.

The injured woman is 58-year-old Connie Davis Kloepfer. Her relationship to the men on the boat wasn’t immediately clear.

All three are from Lake Havasu City.

Sheriff’s