ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) - A north San Diego suburb's planning commission has ratified its rejection of a proposed 96-bed shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol. About 200 people packed into City Hall chambers, and a large, overflow crowd cheered and jeered outside as Escondido commissioners heard impassioned pleas, mostly from people urging them to reconsider. The ACLU says it was mulling a legal challenge.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A water agency in the Silicon Valley will hire several "water cops" to issue fines to people caught wasting water during California's historic drought. Santa Clara Valley Water District officials voted unanimously yesterday to hire up to 10 temporary workers to enforce water restrictions in the area. Last week California water regulators approved fines of up to $500 a day for water wasters.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown is due to meet Mexico's secretary of foreign affairs ahead of his trade mission to the bordering nation next week. Brown is scheduled to meet Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena at a lunch hosted by the California Chamber of Commerce in Sacramento today. Mexico is California's largest export market.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Hillary Clinton will be in Oakland today to talk to babies. She's a scheduled guest at a hospital to launch a community campaign to encourage parents to talk, sing and read to their young children. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate has made a few stops in the Bay Area this week.
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