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News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. PDT

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man shot and killed his former wife at a Southern California mall and then turned the gun on himself. Police say the 33-year-old gunman was taken to a hospital Saturday. The Ventura County Star newspaper reports that the Los Angeles-area resident is in critical condition. Ventura County sheriff's Sgt. Eric Buschow says the couple have children, who are safe.

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a homeless man found dead in a parked van outside a Southern California strip mall had a lengthy criminal history, including convictions for conspiracy to murder and child abuse. The man, a woman believed to be his girlfriend and their two young children were found dead in their pajamas Thursday. Authorities suspect carbon monoxide poisoning. Officials said Saturday that the man was on probation for a 2015 weapons conviction.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say they have contained a fire that shot up flames from a building in a San Francisco neighborhood and sent a massive plume of smoke into the sky. The Fire Department posted video of the flames tearing through the second story of a building on the corner of a block Saturday as firefighters shot water into its windows. The department said on Twitter that there are no injuries but that 15 people say they've been displaced.

MENIFEE, California (AP) - A business owner says thieves smashed a window of a Southern California pet store and made off with six birds worth thousands of dollars. Birds-N-Paradise co-owner Erik Schreiner tells the Press-Enterprise newspaper in Riverside that surveillance footage shows at least one shadowy figure stealing the birds early Friday. Schreiner believes the theft at his shop is tied to other recent bird heists in the region. Authorities say it's not clear if the crimes are linked.

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