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News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling's estranged wife in the case that arose after the 80-year-old billionaire was banned by the NBA for making offensive remarks about blacks.

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say the mother of a man facing a murder charge in a Long Beach robbery has been charged with acting as a lookout for her son and another female suspect. Prosecutors charged 49-year-old Ruby Adams today. The female suspect, 28-year-old Andrea Miller, died after the 80-year-old homeowner shot her as she fled down an alley.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are searching for the driver of a pickup that crashed west of downtown, killing a pedestrian and injuring two others. Police say the truck went through a red light, collided with at least one car and hit the pedestrians. Coroner's officials say a man in his 40s died at the scene. Police say the driver of the pickup ran from the scene.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Sacramento is canceling the city's annual Gold Rush Days festivities because of the ongoing drought. The Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau says much water would be needed to bring in and later clean up the nearly 200 tons of dirt used for the Labor Day weekend event. The dirt provides a safe surface for horses, wagons and street performances.

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