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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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CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. (AP) - A wind-driven fire racing across dry brush in a largely rural area of Northern California has destroyed 12 buildings and threatened hundreds of others. State fire officials say the blaze was burning out of control Sunday. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Battalion Chief Jonathan Cox says 600 homes have been evacuated.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say two officers who were wounded when a man opened fire at a San Diego condominium are expected to recover. Police Chief David Nisleit told reporters Sunday that both male officers were stable, with one in serious condition and the other with less serious injuries. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that officers responding to a report of a violent disturbance got no response to a knock at the door and were met with gunfire when they forced it open.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Restaurants in the U.S. are opening their kitchens for the first time to a program that allows refugees to showcase their cuisines and culinary skills. The Refugee Food Festival kicked off Tuesday in San Francisco, where five restaurants are taking part. The restaurants are turning over their kitchens to refugee chefs to prepare and serve one meal. The event features the cuisines of chefs from Iraq, Myanmar, Bhutan, Syria and Senegal.

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday in the competition where dogs with hairless bodies and lolling tongues flaunt their imperfections. The dogs walk down a red carpet and are evaluated by a panel of judges. The winner takes home $1,500. Zsa Zsa's owner is Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota.

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