CASTAIC, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a burned body found near a Los Angeles County lake isn't a missing college student but the victim of an unrelated murder. Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker says Wednesday the remains found last week near Castaic Lake aren't those of 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa. Parker says they belong to Lamondre Miles, a Los Angeles man killed in Hawthorne on Sept. 3. Investigators believe his body was dumped and burned a day later. Three people have been arrested.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say a San Diego elementary school principal has been arrested after they found drugs and a stolen pistol in her car. Authorities say Rachel Escobedo — principal of Lee Elementary School — was placed on leave Tuesday after her weekend arrest. Police Lt. Kevin Mayer says officers were responding to reports of suspicious people in a parked car Saturday night. They found Escobedo in her Honda Accord with a 60-year-old man. Arraignment is set for Sept. 17.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has called off the search for a boater reported missing after his dog was found on a San Diego County beach. The Coast Guard says the "exhaustive" search for 52-year-old Loren Ruden was suspended Wednesday night, two days after someone found his dog sitting alone on an Oceanside beach and called the number on the collar. The Coast Guard with help from the Border Patrol and Oceanside Harbor police used four helicopters and four boats in the search.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new forecast says California will continue to outpace the nation in job growth but its uneven economic recovery will leave unskilled workers behind. The UCLA Anderson Forecast for the third quarter predicts California's jobless rate will be around 8.9 percent this year — higher than the U.S. overall — but the gap will narrow over the next two years.