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Wildfire burning northeast of Los Angeles
A fast-moving brush fire in Glendora, Calif., has burned 200 acres and at least 1 house.
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Wildfire burning northeast of Los Angeles

A fast-moving brush fire in Glendora, Calif., has burned 200 acres and at least 1 house.

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Photo: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

Former San Diego mayor pleads guilty to criminal charges
UPDATE (1:37 p.m. EDT): Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has pleaded guilty to three criminal counts related to the sexual harassment allegations that forced his resignation on Aug. 30.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports:

Specifically, Filner pleaded guilty before Superior Court Presiding Judge Robert Trentacosta to one criminal count of false imprisonment by violence, fraud, menace and deceit and two misdemeanor counts of battery. The charges involve three unnamed women victims.

ORIGINAL POST (1:15 p.m. EDT):
ABC 10News San Diego: The California attorney general’s office has charged former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner with one felony count of false imprisonment as well as two misdemeanor counts of battery.

The victims were identified as Jane Does 1, 2, and 3, according to the state Attorney General’s Office. A grand jury had been hearing evidence against Filner, according to published reports.
Filner, 70, is charged with one felony count of false imprisonment by violence, fraud, menace and deceit, as well as, two misdemeanor counts of battery.

Earlier this year, Filner resigned from office amid a sexual harassment scandal.
Follow updates on Breaking News. 
Photo credit: Bill Wechter / Getty Images via 10news.com

Former San Diego mayor pleads guilty to criminal charges

UPDATE (1:37 p.m. EDT): Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has pleaded guilty to three criminal counts related to the sexual harassment allegations that forced his resignation on Aug. 30.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports:

Specifically, Filner pleaded guilty before Superior Court Presiding Judge Robert Trentacosta to one criminal count of false imprisonment by violence, fraud, menace and deceit and two misdemeanor counts of battery. The charges involve three unnamed women victims.

ORIGINAL POST (1:15 p.m. EDT):

ABC 10News San DiegoThe California attorney general’s office has charged former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner with one felony count of false imprisonment as well as two misdemeanor counts of battery.

The victims were identified as Jane Does 1, 2, and 3, according to the state Attorney General’s Office. A grand jury had been hearing evidence against Filner, according to published reports.

Filner, 70, is charged with one felony count of false imprisonment by violence, fraud, menace and deceit, as well as, two misdemeanor counts of battery.

Earlier this year, Filner resigned from office amid a sexual harassment scandal.

Follow updates on Breaking News

Photo credit: Bill Wechter / Getty Images via 10news.com

Rare Ferrari sets world record, selling for $27.5 million

An ultra-rare 1967 Ferrari set a new world record for the most expensive road car ever sold at auction, selling for $25.7 million in Monterey, California.

The 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T. Spider was one of only 10 ever built. It was sold by the family that originally purchased the car, which increased the car’s value. Read more from the Los Angeles Times.

Photo: RM Auctions via LATimes.com

California governor signs transgender-student bill

AP:

California has become the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender K-12 students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want.

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he had signed AB1266. The new law gives students the right “to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities and facilities” based on their self-perception and regardless of their birth gender.

Dozens hurt in California fireworks explosion

NBC Southern California: Dozens of Fourth of July celebrants were injured Thursday night in a “fireworks mishap” at a Simi Valley, Calif., park, authorities said.

The injury count changed multiple times over the course of a quickly developing breaking news story. As of 11:30 p.m., 28 people were reported injured, Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Mike Lindberry told reporters at the scene.

Of those 28 victims, 20 were transported to the hospital — 16 suffered minor injuries, four suffered moderate to severe injuries, Lindberry said. Eight people were treated and released on scene.

Video: Fireworks explode in Simi Valley, California - YouTube user camstack1

Supreme Court clears the way for same-sex marriage in California

AP: On Proposition 8, the Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex unions in Calif., but avoided ruling on gay marriage nationwide.

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples with its Defense of Marriage Act ruling.

For more on this follow our continuing coverage on BreakingNews.com

Photo: A gay marriage supporter holds a placard at the US Supreme Court on March 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Karen Bleier / AFP - Getty Images)

Bride, 4 others die in limo fire on a California bridge

AP: When one of the nine women in his limousine complained about smoke, Orville Brown pulled to the side of a San Francisco Bay bridge to check. As he got out, the back of the vehicle became engulfed in flames.

A newlywed bride and eight of her friends were still inside, but passersby quickly pulled three from the burning Lincoln Town Car late Saturday night. And one woman managed to reach safety by squeezing through the partition from the passenger section to the driver’s compartment, Brown told authorities.

But five others, including the bride whose marriage they were celebrating on a girls’ night out, became trapped.

Photo: San Mateo County firefighters and California Highway Patrol personnel investigate the scene of a limousine fire on the westbound side of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in Foster City, Calif.  (Oakland Tribune-Bay Area News Group, Jane Tyska)
Chris Brown totals Porsche, says he was being chased by paparazzi
CNN: Singer Chris Brown totaled his car while being “ruthlessly pursued by paparazzi,” his representative said.Beverly Hills police said Brown crashed his black Porsche into a wall Saturday afternoon. “Brown stated that he was being chased by paparazzi, causing him to lose control of his vehicle,” police said in a statement.
The crash follows last month’s death of a photographer who was killed in traffic after taking pictures of Justin Bieber’s Ferrari.
Photo: Chris Brown poses in the media room at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2011. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)

Chris Brown totals Porsche, says he was being chased by paparazzi

CNN: Singer Chris Brown totaled his car while being “ruthlessly pursued by paparazzi,” his representative said.

Beverly Hills police said Brown crashed his black Porsche into a wall Saturday afternoon. “Brown stated that he was being chased by paparazzi, causing him to lose control of his vehicle,” police said in a statement.

The crash follows last month’s death of a photographer who was killed in traffic after taking pictures of Justin Bieber’s Ferrari.

Photo: Chris Brown poses in the media room at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2011. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)

Sherrif: Student shoots 2 at California high school

NBC News: A high school teacher and a campus supervisor talked a student into surrendering after he opened fire in a classroom, wounding a classmate at a California school, police say. The shooter hit a 16-year-old student and missed firing on another student, police say. The wounded victim was airlifted to the hospital and remains in critical, but stable, condition.

The teacher, who has not been identified, received a pellet wound, Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood says.

Court blocks California law that banned gay conversion therapy

A federal appeals court Friday put a hold on a new California law intended to prevent therapists from trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation, the Los Angeles Times reported.

In a brief order, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to a block the law, scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, pending a decision on its constitutionality.

More from the Times here.

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California becomes 1st state to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy for teens

NBC News: California has become the first state in the nation to ban therapy that tries turning gay teens straight. Gov. Jerry Brown says he signed Senate Bill 1172, which prohibits children under 18 from undergoing ‘sexual orientation change efforts.’ The law goes into effect Jan. 1.

The bill was sponsored by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, who says unethical practices by mental-health providers to try changing a young person’s sexual orientation have caused psychological harm.

California rejects bid to lower penalty for possession of small amounts of drugs

On Thursday, the California Senate defeated a bill that would downgrade from a felony to a misdemeanor charges for simple possession of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

(Source: blogs.sacbee.com)