SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has no plans to spend state money to reopen any of California's national parks. A spokesman for the governor's finance department said yesterday the state's budget was balanced narrowly this year and there's no guarantee of reimbursement.
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A moderate offshore earthquake gave a jolt to cities in far Northern California, but there are no reports of damages or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-4.9 quake struck shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday about 33 miles northwest of Eureka. Police in Eureka say residents described the quake as lasting less than a second.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed several bills that seek to protect California workers who are immigrants or victims of domestic violence and other crimes. Brown announced the legislation enactments yesterday. They include prohibiting employers from retaliating against immigrant workers who protest unfair conditions.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A San Jose man will spend the rest of his life in prison for his role in a chase that led to the killing of one man and the wounding of a police officer. Santa Clara County prosecutors say 27-year-old Jonathan Wilbanks pleaded guilty yesterday to 10 felonies including murder. Authorities say Wilbanks and 15-year-old Adonis Muldrow committed four robberies, fatally shot a 22-year-old man and wounded a San Jose officer last November.