SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - State Sen. Rod Wright has resigned after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg accepted Wright's resignation, which is effective Sept. 22. He was convicted of perjury in January for lying about his residence and later was suspended with pay from the Senate.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says three senior officials have lost their jobs over improper communications with state regulators. The move Monday follows PG&E's internal investigation of allegations of improper contacts between the utility and officials at the California Public Utilities Commission. PG&E says its probe found improper emails last January between PG&E and the commission over the assignment of state officials to decide a rate case involving PG&E.
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says a crash left nine people injured and blocked all lanes of a major San Francisco Bay Area freeway. The fiery incident on Interstate 880 began around 3 a.m. Monday when an SUV driver crashed in the southbound lanes. A truck swerved to avoid the SUV and went through the center divider and onto the opposite side of the highway.
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of moving what had been an intended getaway car after a deadly Northern California bank robbery. Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said Monday that the teen was arrested on Thursday and booked on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact. Jones says the teen was in the same gang as the three suspects who robbed a Bank of the West branch in Stockton on July 16.
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