News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. PST
CHICO, Calif. (AP) - Paradise resident Paul Stavish is mourning the loss of his community at a Sunday memorial for the victims of the Northern California wildfire. The 72-year-old retired computer engineer placed a battery-powered votive candle on an altar, saying he's thinking about those who died. At least 76 bodies have been recovered in the fire zone about 170 miles north of San Francisco.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Ceremonies held at an Oakland, California, cemetery mark the mass murders and suicides 40 years ago of more than 900 Americans orchestrated by the Rev. Jim Jones at a jungle settlement in Guyana, South America. The unclaimed or unidentified remains of more than 400 victims of the Nov. 18, 1978, Jonestown tragedy are buried at Evergreen Cemetery. Ceremonies marking the anniversary were held there Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is using a derisive nickname for Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff after the congressman said the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general was unconstitutional. Using a misspelled vulgarity in place of the congressman's last name, Trump tweeted that Schiff shouldn't complain that Whitaker's appointment wasn't Senate-approved because neither was Robert Mueller's. Mueller is probing 2016 election meddling and possible ties between Russia and Trump's campaign.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Democrats picked up a total of six congressional seats in their rout of Republicans in California. In what had been the last undecided House contest in the state, Democrat Gil Cisneros beat Republican Young Kim in the 39th District. With Kim's defeat, four Republican-held House districts all or partly in Orange County, a one-time nationally known GOP stronghold, will have shifted in one election to the Democratic column.
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