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Uber co-founder's mother is killed, father injured in boating accident

The mother of Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick died Friday in a boating accident in Fresno County, while his injured father remains hospitalized.

Sheriff’s officials identified Bonnie and Donald Kalanick as victims in the accident at Pine Flat Lake, a boating and recreation destination less than 35 miles east of Fresno. The accident occurred when their vessel hit a rock and sank shortly before 5 p.m.

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The Big One is going to happen, no matter how much you want to deny it, California scientists say
Pair sentenced to prison for stealing Camp Pendleton medical devices meant for Marines

Two defense contractors were sentenced in San Diego federal court to prison for conspiring to steal more than $3 million worth of medical equipment from Camp Pendleton, items that had been earmarked to help wounded Marines abroad.

Warehouse clerk Henry Bonilla of Pomona received 15 months in prison and coworker Richard Navarro of Oceanside got one year, prosecutors said.

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Investigators accuse Orange County D.A. of cover-ups, interfering with investigations

Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas and other officials interfered in multiple investigations and covered up criminal conduct by police, according to claims filed Friday by two investigators with the district attorney’s office.

In their filings, Tom Conklin and Abraham Santos cited three high-profile cases that they said officials had suppressed.

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San Diego County fire sparks controversy over popular shooting spot

As smoke billowed recently over the hill behind Wick Alexander’s home in eastern San Diego County, he sat at his computer and punched out yet another email.

“When will the ban begin? Will it take another loss of life?” he wrote.

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24-year-old man and juvenile are suspects in violent home invasion robbery in Santa Monica

Santa Monica police on Saturday identified a man who was arrested following a home invasion robbery that left two people hospitalized, one with serious stab wounds.

The robbery occurred about 6:20 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of 19th Street in a residential neighborhood near Riviera Country Club, police said.

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