SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn. In an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal, Neel Kashkari says he slept on park benches and parking lots in Fresno and couldn't find a job.
EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - The pastor of an East Palo Alto church is being sued for allegedly trying to sell both the church and a house donated by a former deacon without permission of congregants. The San Jose Mercury News reports that the complaint names Born Again Christian Center Pastor Andre Harris, along with his wife, Gloria, and members of his extended family.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews are working to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees. The fire is about 10 miles away from Merced Grove, one of three stands of giant sequoias in the park. The fire began on Saturday and has burned more than five square miles.
PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) - Scientists will try to determine what killed a 40-foot whale that washed up into the Port Hueneme naval base. A base spokeswoman says the whale appeared to have been dead for some time and may have been struck by a ship. The Ventura County Star reports the carcass will be towed out to sea after tissue samples are taken.
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