News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. PDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - A man who authorities suspect was involved in a February raid on North Korean's Embassy in Madrid has been arrested and charged in Los Angeles. A person familiar with the matter tells The Associated Press that Christopher Ahn was charged Friday. The person could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The charges against the former Marine were not immediately clear.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Tesla wants to cut its board from 11 directors to seven in a move the electric-car maker says will make the group more nimble. The Elon Musk-led car maker says the four directors who would leave the board are not doing so because of any disagreements with the company. Tesla disclosed the changes in regulatory filings Friday. Directors Brad Buss and Linda Johnson Rice plan to step down at a shareholder meeting in Mountain View, California, in June.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marijuana users have for decades celebrated their love of the drug on April 20. But the once-counterculture holiday that was all about getting stoned has become so mainstream that Corporate America is starting to embrace it. Lyft and Carl's Jr. are among the businesses using April 20 to roll out marketing and social media messaging aimed at cannabis consumers this year. Lyft is offering a $4.20 credit on a single ride in Colorado and in select cities in the U.S. and Canada.
COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are trying to identify a woman captured by security cameras tossing seven newborn puppies into a dumpster in Southern California. The Riverside County Department of Animal Services released surveillance video of the woman dropping a bag into a dumpster behind an auto parts store in Coachella on Thursday afternoon. A man who rummaged through the trash spotted the bag and took it to the store. Authorities say the 3-day-old terrier mixes will survive.
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