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

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a judge to lead California's campaign watchdog agency. The governor named fellow Democrat Jodi Remke of Oakland to oversee the Fair Political Practices Commission, which enforces election laws and investigates allegations of wrongdoing. The position pays $136,000 a year.

HONOLULU (AP) - The father of a teenager who survived a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well has told Voice of America his son missed Africa, where he used to live, and was struggling in school. Voice of America reports that Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi of Santa Clara, Calif., said his 15-year-old son was always talking about going back to Africa, where his grandparents live. The teen remains hospitalized in Honolulu.

ALBANY, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California city has reached a settlement with a group of homeless people who filed a federal lawsuit to prevent their eviction from a waterfront landfill. The city of Albany says it will pay 28 homeless people $3,000 each to leave the Bulb, a 40-acre site along the San Francisco Bay to be used for park land.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A 5-year-old boy in the San Francisco Bay Area was injured after being shot in the eye with a paintball gun. A hospital spokeswoman says Corrmauri Hunter was hit in the left eye Tuesday as he rode in a car in West Oakland with his mother and at least one other passenger. Corrmauri underwent surgery last night and is expected to regain sight in the eye.

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