OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A teenage boy is being charged as an adult in connection with the daylight armed robbery of nine people in Oakland waiting for carpool rides to San Francisco. Alameda County prosecutors charged a 17-year-old boy and 22-year-old Delante Johnson, both of Oakland, with 10 counts of second-degree robbery, two counts of attempted second-degree robbery and several weapons enhancements for the robbery. Johnson was also accused of carrying a loaded firearm.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The city of Fresno has agreed to pay $1.35 million to the mother of a motorist who was killed in a collision with a police car. The Fresno Bee reported yesterday that the city has reached a settlement with Pamela Matthews who had filed a wrongful death lawsuit accusing the city of negligence in March 2012. Twenty-eight-year-old Matthew White was killed after his white Mazda 626 was struck by a police car heading toward a call of an armed burglary in progress in northwest Fresno.
MADERA, Calif. (AP) — A federal lawsuit has been filed charging that a central California dried fruit producer subjected its female workers to ongoing sexual harassment. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Madera-based company Z Foods and Zoria Farms alleging they unlawfully fired a class of workers in retaliation for reporting the abuse that began in 2007.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California shows voters are concerned about public safety as a court battle continues over reducing the state's prison population. Nearly half of likely voters surveyed said violence and street crime are problems in their communities. Three in four are concerned a panel of federal judges will force the state to release thousands of inmates early. The poll found record-high support for same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana.