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News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. PDT

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opens its doors on Friday, celebrating with lights and fanfare in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles that is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers. The 73-story Wilshire Grand Center has a huge spire that brings its height to 1,100 feet, topping the nearby U.S. Bank Tower by more than 80 feet.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two people have been rescued after a 40-foot boat caught fire in Los Angeles harbor. Fire Department spokeswoman Amy Bastman says the vessel was reported ablaze near the port entrance at 9:21 a.m. Friday. A fire boat crew knocked down the flames in 25 minutes and the rescued victims were brought to shore.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Southern California authorities are searching a wilderness area for an avid hiker who hasn't been seen since last weekend. The Ventura County Sheriff's Department says 65-year-old Clyde Miller's car was found near a trailhead in the area of Triunfo Canyon and Lindero Canyon near Thousand Oaks. The Newbury Park resident is last known to have been seen at 8:30 a.m. June 17 while driving his 2007 silver Mustang convertible.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California man has been ordered to prison for killing his grandmother with an ax and his grandfather with a hammer. Los Angeles County prosecutors say 36-year-old Nathaniel Wayne Scheiern of Glendale was sentenced Thursday to a term of 41 years to life. Deputy District Attorney Fernanda Barreto says Scheiern pleaded no contest on April 27 to one count each of first-degree murder and second-degree murder. The killings occurred two years ago.

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