SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved a bill that could help the Golden State Warriors with their plan to move the team from Oakland to San Francisco. The legislation would authorize a state commission to decide if the 18,000-seat waterfront arena is consistent with public trust laws. The measure was approved on a 21-6 vote yesterday and now returns to the Assembly.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities have opened a civil rights investigation into whether Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies engaged in a pattern of abuse of inmates. The Los Angeles Times reports the Justice Department said in a letter this week that they are increasingly concerned about allegations that deputies brutalized inmates. The investigation would be conducted separately from an FBI probe that started in 2011.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal authorities say a Northern California company is recalling more than 1,600 pounds of fresh and frozen calzones that contain egg but don't say so on the label. The USDA said yesterday the calzones from Galant Food Company in San Leandro were produced between July 16 and Sept. 4 and shipped to sites in the San Francisco Bay area.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been convicted of murdering an 84-year-old widow in her Orange County home after raping and torturing her. A jury found Anthony Wade guilty yesterday and will consider whether he should be sentenced to death. Prosecutors say Wade broke into Bessie Whyman's home in January 2010 and terrorized her before stabbing her.