Suspected O.C. serial killer cut off GPS, ran from cops, shop owner says

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Known sex offender Steven Dean Gordon was surrounded by police at the Anaheim auto body shop where he worked, the owner says. He didn't get far.

Bill seeks to ease California's affordability housing crisis

A bill seeks to impose fees on recording real estate documents. The money would help finance low-income housing.

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