An Orange County appeals court ruled Monday that San Juan Capistrano's tiered water rates are unconstitutional, potentially dealing a blow to agencies statewide that have used the pricing structure to encourage water conservation.
Robert Bates, the volunteer sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 2, says he accidentally fired his handgun when he meant to deploy his stun gun. Bates apologized for killing Eric Harris last week but described his deadly mistake as a common problem in law enforcement, saying: "This has happened a number of times around the country. ...You must believe me, it can happen to anyone."
Military analysts who’ve viewed the video find it troubling because it shows that the Islamic State retains a surprisingly high level of military skill despite months of daily airstrikes by U.S. aircraft and their coalition allies.
The spring version of the quarterly Art Hop event was held Saturday on Main Street in Merced. Organizers said the event’s theme was inspired by Earth Day. Featured clothing designer and visual artist Amy Bianchini’s work was on display in Bob Hart Square.