SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California will become the first state to offer voter registration through its health insurance marketplace later this year. Millions of Californians will get the chance to register at the same time they are buying insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment begins in October. The Secretary of State formally designated Covered California as a voter registration agency this week.
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials say 17 corpses have been removed from a Modesto funeral home after complaints the home was taking too long to cremate the bodies. A Stanislaus County sheriff's spokesman says the removal of the bodies yesterday from McGuire Cremation & Funeral Service comes as the department investigates possible criminal and civil violations there over the past several months. Sheriff's officials have not released the names of any of decedents, or say how long the bodies were at the funeral home.
REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) - Redlands police are looking for a man who pulled over a school bus, flashed a badge and told the driver he was a police officer. Police said today the man fled after the driver told him she was calling the California Highway Patrol. The bus driver says she stopped yesterday afternoon when a silver-colored sedan pulled behind her and began flashing blue & red lights. She said the man was dressed in civilian clothes and had a card clipped to his shirt with the word "Investigator" written across the top in red.
THOUSAND PALMS, Calif. (AP) - The little dog left tied to the railroads tracks near Palm Springs as a train approached is moving to a new home. The Palm Springs Desert Sun reports that the pooch named Banjo will live with Jeff and Louisa Moore of Huntington Beach. They picked up Banjo yesterday at a Riverside County shelter. More than 1,300 people volunteered to adopt the dog after hearing of his plight. A Union Pacific crew halted a freight train last month after seeing an elderly man tie Banjo to the railroad tracks.
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