EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck last night off the coast of Northern California. The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor struck at 9:18 p.m. California time four miles beneath the Pacific seabed and about 50 miles west of Eureka. The USGS says more than 3,000 people have reported feeling the temblor on their website.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California's greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state's industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees. It's now poised to hit the pocketbooks of everyday Californians. Starting next year, the law will force distributors of gasoline, natural gas, propane and other consumer fuels into the same cap-and-trade marketplace as utilities and major manufacturers. The oil industry says that will lead to price increases of at least 12 cents a gallon immediately.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Marathon officials say 28 people were hospitalized and treated for mostly minor heat-related injuries after yesterday's race. Temperatures soared into the upper 80s along parts of the course during the marathon, which featured 25,000 runners. The mayor's office said that among 1,000 runners who sought help at 10 medical tents, 28 were taken to hospitals.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Investigators are looking for the cause of a stage collapse at a Southern California high school that sent 25 students to the hospital with minor injuries Saturday night. The wooden stage gave way during a show at Servite High School, an all-boys Catholic school in Anaheim. About 250 students from nearby Rosary High School, an all-girls sister school, were singing and dancing on the platform when they fell 5 feet.
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