SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is reporting that he spent just $270,000 during his primary bid for re-election as he continues to build a financial advantage over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari. The Democratic governor reported raising $5.7 million in the first half of the year. Kashkari has not yet filed his semi-annual financial statement.
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - A surfer who was hurt when a Los Angeles-area police officer rammed and shot up his truck during the manhunt for cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner will receive $1.8 million. The 38-year-old David Perdue was on his way to surf in February 2013 when a Torrance officer mistook his pickup for Dorner's, rammed it and riddled it with bullets. Perdue wasn't shot but suffered head and spine injuries.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County jury has convicted two women of kicking to death a third woman during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub. Candace Brito and Vanesa Zavala face up to 11 years in prison. Prosecutors say they kicked Annie Pham in the head after she was knocked down outside The Crosby nightclub. Cellphone video captured the brawl.
ORLEANS, Calif. (AP) - Low warm water conditions from the drought are starting to kill salmon in Northern California's Klamath Basin. Sara Borok (BORH-rok) of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said a survey of the Salmon River found 55 dead adult salmon and more dead juveniles than would be expected this time of year. Fisheries officials say there is little to do but hope for rain.
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