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 JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A man accused of stealing millions of dollars from Silicon Valley-based trust funds has been sentenced to 6½ years in federal prison. Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose called Leo Kennedy's crimes heinous and severe before issuing the sentence yesterday. The Mercury News reports that Kennedy was accused of stealing the money from funds managed by his longtime partner and accountant through her Campbell-based company, Backhouse Fiduciary Services.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities are trying to identify a driver who performed a stunt on the Golden Gate Bridge while other vehicles blocked traffic. Video that has surfaced online shows the driver doing doughnuts on the bridge in a sports car. The CHP tells the Marin Independent Journal that numerous other vehicles stopped traffic on Sunday afternoon to allow the stunt. Similar stunts have occurred on highways in Oakland.

MARSHALL, Texas (AP) - The Marshall, Texas school board has voted unanimously to name its high school football field house in honor of hometown sports legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle. Tittle is 87 and lives in Atherton, California. He was born and raised in the East Texas city, played at Marshall High School in the 1940s, then went to LSU. He played 10 years for San Francisco in the NFL, then led the New York Giants to three division titles before retiring in 1964.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers are looking at ending the state's status as one of the last in the West to start managing groundwater. State law, dating from the Gold Rush era, lets individual landowners pump up as much water as they choose. A bill headed to the state Assembly by the end of the month would introduce California's first comprehensive groundwater management plan, putting the pump-as-you-please policy to the test.

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