News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. PST
SAN DIEGO (AP) - US authorities have arrested 32 demonstrators at a protest organized by a Quaker group on the border separating San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico. Border Patrol spokesman Eduardo Olmos says 31 were arrested for trespassing and one for assaulting an officer. About 300 people participated in the demonstration organized by the American Friends Service Committee.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Company plans to inspect 5,500 miles of transmission lines as a safety measure against wildfires. The utility also said Monday it's appointing a company vice president to lead local rebuilding efforts in Butte County, which was partially destroyed by the November wildfire that destroyed more than 13,000 homes.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a construction company and a logging firm have collectively agreed to pay $9 million for damages resulting from a 2012 wildfire in Northern California. The U.S. Attorney's office says the agreement settles a lawsuit against Kernen Construction and Bundy & Sons Logging. Prosecutors say logging equipment dragging along a highway, caused sparks that ignited dry vegetation. Neither company admits liability for the fire under the settlement.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A U.S. judge in San Francisco says the Trump administration provided adequate justification for its decision to end a program that reunited hundreds of immigrants from Central America with family members in the U.S. A magistrate on Monday threw out the bulk of a lawsuit that argued the termination of the Obama-era Central American Minors program was arbitrary and violated the U.S. Constitution. Figures cited in the ruling say more than 1,300 people came to the U.S. under the program
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