News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. PST
TULARE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man who shot a dog with an assault rifle for peeing on his yard and vehicle was arrested and is facing animal cruelty charges. The Tulare County Sheriff's Office the dog's owner contacted officials Saturday after noticing her dog was missing and told authorities she suspected her neighbor, 23-year-old Modesto Ramos.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - An Oxnard woman was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of her 3-year-old daughter, Kimberly Lopez. The Ventura County Star reports Mayra Chavez also was found guilty Monday of felony assault on a child causing death and torture, the latter stemming from 2013 physical abuse allegations. The 27-year-old Chavez had pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder as well as the assault and torture charges. Chavez's sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 14.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - CBS says it has sold Television City, its Los Angeles headquarters and production facility, to a real estate developer for $750 million. Shows on Television City sound stages include "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and "The Price is Right." The shows will continue to be based there for at least five more years. CBS said Monday Hackman Capital Partners is the buyer and that it will have the right to use the Television City name in connection with its future operations on the property.
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a year-long investigation of drugs sold by gang members taking orders from a prison boss resulted in 14 arrests _ and more are likely. The Ventura County Star says search warrants were served at 10 locations last week, including at an Imperial County prison. Officers seized heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine, along with handguns, ammunition and cash. Investigators found the trafficking operation was allegedly being directed by an inmate at Calipatria State Prison.
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