News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has ruled that some workers at the five largest University of California medical centers can go on strike for two days starting tomorrow. The hospital system sought an injunction against the strikes at hospitals in San Diego, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A disgraced former head of an elite Northern California drug task force has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison. The Contra Costa Times reports that Norman Wielsch pleaded guilty to stealing drugs from evidence lockers and trying to sell the drugs.
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) - Richmond police say a 5-year-old girl died when the SUV she was riding in overturned. The single-vehicle crash occurred shortly after 8 a.m. when the driver apparently lost control of the SUV as it overturned and came to rest past an intersection.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Los Angeles have made some unusual seizures, including elephant meat, a dead primate and hundreds of handbags made from the skin of rare reptiles. The agency says the illegal items were seized earlier this month at an international mail facility and at Los Angeles International Airport.
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