YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews are working to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees. Park spokesman Scott Gediman said today there was no imminent threat to Merced Grove. The fire was about 10 miles away, and crews were reinforcing old containment lines to prevent it from getting to the trees. Gediman said about 50 homes remain under evacuation orders.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco supervisors have voted to put a measure on the November ballot that would raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour. The measure would increase the current $10.74 minimum gradually over the next several years until it reached $15 an hour in 2018. Labor activists who were pursuing their own $15 minimum wage ballot measure agreed to drop their effort.
LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) - An Oakland woman charged with leaving two toddlers in a car while she gambled at a Northern California casino has been charged with felony child abuse. Phaley Nget was arrested July 20 after police found her daughters, ages 2 and 3, locked inside a car while she gambled at Livermore's Casino 580. The children were taken into protective custody.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has confirmed he's met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas. The San Antonio Express-News reports that Davis met on July 18 with former mayor Henry Cisneros, then-mayor Julian Castro, the city manager and others to discuss potentially moving the Raiders from Oakland to San Antonio.
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