MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) - Four suspects have been arrested in the 2012 killing of a convenience store clerk in Northern California. A Milpitas police spokesman says 67-year-old Mohammad Reza Sadeghzadeh was attacked inside a 7-Eleven in Milpitas by three hooded men with handguns. The San Francisco Chronicle reports Delmon Armstead, Jerry Coneal, Warner Travis, all 19, and 20-year-old Bianca Barrow are in custody on suspicion of murder and second-degree robbery.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Fifteen counties are in line to split $500 million in state-issued bonds to upgrade jails and build classrooms for inmate rehabilitation programs. The Board of State and Community Corrections announced yesterday it will vote on allocating the money next month. A committee recommended the 15 counties from among 36 proposals.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than 150 environmental groups are asking California coastal regulators to halt offshore fracking, saying the practice violates state law. Wetsuit-clad demonstrators holding surfboards submitted the letter to the California Coastal Commission yesterday before its meeting in San Francisco. While the state oversees oil wells, there have not been specific rules governing fracking.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) - A luxury used car dealer in Northern California faces prison time after pleading no contest to defrauding customers of more than $1 million in cash and cars. The Santa Clara County District Attorney's office announced yesterday that 50-year-old Wisal Ameen, also known as Andy Paul, will be sentenced in February to several charges, including money laundering. Prosecutors say Ameen, who ran Sunnyvale Motorcars, pocketed money that was owed to car sellers.
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