AVALON, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say heavy seas have damaged a boatyard on Catalina Island, throwing vessels onto their sides and closing major docks. On the mainland, Seal Beach has avoided more flooding thanks to a hastily-built 6-foot-tall sand berm and pumps. The high surf from Hurricane Marie is expected to continue through tomorrow.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California state Senate has approved a bill that allows judges to temporarily remove firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others. It would make California the first state to let family members and law enforcement officers ask a judge to issue temporary restraining orders preventing people from possessing a firearm.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown say they have reached a deal that would offer $330 million a year in tax credits for Hollywood film productions over five years. Los Angeles lawmakers had been pushing to replace the current lottery system, which offers $100 million a year through a bidding process.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - University of Southern California administrators are examining the conflicting stories surrounding the injuries of football cornerback Josh Shaw, whose heroic tale of rescue has been disputed. Shaw told the school he sprained his ankles by jumping off a balcony onto concrete to rescue his 7-year-old nephew from drowning.
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