News Minute: Here is the latest Southern California news from The Associated Press

News Minute: Here is the latest Southern California news from The Associated Press

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego say they arrived at the conclusion by measuring the level of the earth's crust. When water is lost because of a lack of rain and snow, the earth's crust rises.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California community college campus was locked down and classes were canceled for the day after someone called 911 suspecting that a young man was carrying a backpack with an explosive device inside. San Bernardino County sheriff's officials say no explosives or suspect were found after a three-hour search of Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga.

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - A retired Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy won't be sent to jail for firing a gun into the air after a group of children pranked him at his Santa Clarita Valley home. Prosecutors say 46-year-old Sung Pak was sentenced to five days of community service. Authorities say Pak allegedly chased after a group of children and fired into the air after the youngsters repeatedly rang his doorbell as a prank.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A Southern California woman who got kicked in the face after trying to climb into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo has paid a fine and apologized. Police say 24-year-old Amanda Hall, of San Luis Obispo, fed the 2-year-old, 12-foot-tall giraffe named Wally before she was kicked in the chin.

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