Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a man is being held for allegedly killing his girlfriend, who was found buried in a Compton home. Authorities told City News Service yesterday that deputies responding to a domestic violence call Monday night spotted freshly dug dirt in the backyard. They say 22-year-old Devon Anderson turned himself in a few hours later.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has awarded nearly $5.7 million to four servers who alleged they were fired from a Los Angeles restaurant in 2010 because of their ages. City News Service reported yesterday jurors awarded damages last week. The four, who range in age from 49 to 70, say Cable's Restaurant in Woodland Hills replaced them with women in their 20s.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The California Supreme Court has ruled that a Southern California developer can be prosecuted in a $102 million bribery case. The San Bernardino Sun reports the court said Monday that an appeals court erred last year when it determined Jeff Burum couldn't be accused of abetting bribery. Prosecutors say bribery tainted a 2006 settlement between San Bernardino County and Burum's company.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Studio drummer Ricky Lawson, who collaborated with Michael Jackson and other artists, has died at a Long Beach hospital after suffering a brain aneurism earlier this month. He was 59. Lawson became disoriented Dec. 13 during a show in Seal Beach, Calif. His uncle tells The Associated Press that Lawson died Monday after 10 days on life support.