SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown now also faces a racketeering charge. A federal grand jury today filed the additional charge against State Sen. Leland Yee, saying he took bribes in exchange for votes in favor of several legislative bills.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a burglar who was fatally shot by an 80-year-old Long Beach homeowner was not pregnant as she had claimed moments before her death. Homeowner Tom Greer told KNBC-TV that Andrea Miller asked him not to shoot because she was pregnant. Still he said he shot her in the back twice as she fled. Prosecutors are waiting for a police investigation before considering charges against Greer.
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) - California's Coastal Commission is asking the public to document its use of a San Francisco Bay Area beach that is at the center of a lawsuit over public access. The San Jose Mercury News reports that the commission could use the information to strengthen its hand in a settlement with the landowner.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Stan Lee is missing in action at Comic-Con in San Diego. A spokesman for the 91-year-old co-creator of superheros such as The Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man says Lee lost his voice because of laryngitis. He added that Lee is otherwise in good health and is disappointed he's missing the celebration.
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