News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. PDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Two Pacific Gas & Electric customers want the federal judge overseeing the company's bankruptcy to strike down a new California law. Gov. Gavin Newsom has championed the law as a way of shoring up the state's major electric utilities in the face of disastrous wildfires. The lawsuit says the law violates the rights of utility customers and taxpayers by making it easier to raise electric rates to cover the costs of wildfires caused by power company equipment.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Chevron says an 800,000-gallon oil spill in Central California may have started when crews tried to recap an abandoned well. KQED News says the company held a briefing Friday about the seepage that began in May in a Kern County oil field west of Bakersfield.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - A young couple has been arrested on suspicion of strangling their newborn to death at a Southern California hospital. Police in Oxnard said the pair notified the staff at St. John's Medical Center Friday that their hours-old son was unresponsive. The staff tried unsuccessfully to revive the infant, and determined he was strangled until he was unconscious. When questioned, police said the couple told detectives they didn't want the baby.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actresses Angela Bassett and Patricia Arquette say that Felicity Huffman appears genuinely remorseful for her role in a college admissions scandal. The actresses appear with Huffman in an upcoming Netflix film. Huffman pleaded guilty to having someone correct her daughter's mistakes on the SAT.
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