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

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

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A research firm says a record number of million-dollar homes were sold in the San Francisco Bay Area during the second quarter, another sign that affording a place to live is a growing challenge for anyone who isn't tied to the technology economy. CoreLogic DataQuick says more than 5,700 homes sold for at least $1 million from April through June.

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Yosemite National Park officials say the section of a wildfire burning two miles from a grove of treasured giant sequoia groves has died down, though it is closer to the grove than initially estimated. Park spokeswoman Kari Cobb says the fire is near Merced Grove, but the trees are not under any imminent threat.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno, followed by a video crew. In an opinion piece published by the Wall Street Journal, the 41-year-old Kashkari said he was unable to find a job. He says he wanted to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making an economic comeback.

EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - A member of an East Palo Alto church is suing the pastor for allegedly trying to sell the church and a donated house without the permission of the congregation. The San Jose Mercury News reports the complaint also names the family of Born Again Christian Center Pastor Andre Harris. Harris could not be reached for comment.

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