SAN DIEGO (AP) - A defense contractor at Camp Pendleton has been sentenced to six months in prison for his role in the theft of pricey medical equipment intended for overseas Marines. The U.S. attorney in San Diego said Michael Tuisee admitted that he conspired with two people who worked in warehouses at Camp Pendleton to steal medical gear like ventilators, autoclaves and defibrillators. Tuisee would take the items from the base in his personal car and sell them to medical equipment resellers.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has issued an executive order he says will help California's agriculture industry by streamlining the approval process for water transfers in the state. The order directs state officials to expedite the review and processing of voluntary transfers of water and water rights. The order comes with near record-low precipitation in California this year.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - The principal of Bakersfield High School says classes will resume on schedule today after the school was placed on lockdown and classes were cancelled after three small explosions on the school's campus yesterday. Officials say there were no injuries and no structures were damaged in the blasts around 11 a.m. Principal David Reese described the incident as likely "pranks with water bottles in trash cans."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Los Angeles have made some unusual seizures, including elephant meat, a dead primate and hundreds of handbags made from the skin of snakes, lizards and crocodiles. The agency says the illegal items were seized between May 6 and May 10 at an international mail facility and at Los Angeles International Airport.
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