SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After more than a decade of planning, the Golden Gate Bridge may soon have a median separating northbound and southbound traffic. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that bridge officials are expected to approve the purchase of the $26.5 million barrier at meetings today and tomorrow. The steel and concrete median is designed to prevent head-on collisions.
LA VERNE, Calif. (AP) — There are no reports of damage or injuries after two small earthquakes jolted eastern Los Angeles County. The first quake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.7 struck near La Verne at 4:43 a.m. The second earthquake struck in the same area about 20 minutes later. It had a preliminary magnitude of 3.8.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Air quality regulators have ordered a Southern California battery recycler to cut production after tests revealed lead emissions exceeded health standards. The Los Angeles Times reports Exide Technologies at first disputed that the high lead readings, but later agreed to a 15 percent cut in production. Area residents are being offered blood tests.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a Southern California man has been arrested for impersonating a police officer had stolen cache of weapons including assault rifles and grenades. The Los Angeles Times reports 37-year-old Jeffrey Edmonds had a counterfeit badge and identified himself as a Los Angeles Police Department captain.