Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press:
A natural gas pipeline explosion at a California sheriff's gun range shot flames well over 100 feet into the air, left 11 people injured and brought traffic on a busy highway to a halt for several hours. Authorities and witnesses say the explosion on a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pipe happened at the Fresno County Sheriff's gun range while an equipment operator was using a front-loader to build a dirt berm to confine gunfire to the range. Three of the injured were in critical condition.
Police say two teenage boys were stabbed after a fight broke out among some two dozen people outside a school in Santa Ana. A Santa Ana police spokesman says the brawl broke out yesterday outside Community Day Intermediate/High School. He says a 14-year-old is in serious condition and a 17-year-old's condition was described only as stable. It was not immediately clear what prompted the fight.
Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a woman accused of stealing the identities of people working behind the scenes in film production has lived under at least 74 aliases. Police say 72-year-old Cathryn Parker was arrested last month after she gave a deputy a false name when she was pulled over for a traffic violation.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is trying to find a cyberbully who sent Instagram death threats to a girl at a suburban school. Students at Lone Hill Middle School in San Dimas wore blue yesterday in support of the student. School officials say the girl was sent home with her mother and won't return until it's deemed safe.
A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against Los Angeles police and the county coroner filed by a tennis referee who was cleared of beating her husband to death with a coffee mug. City News Service reports that the district court judge ruled that 72-year-old Lois Goodman provided insufficient evidence to prove false arrest and malicious prosecution.
Construction on the Rosedale Highway Widening Project is expected to begin Sunday night. The contractor plans to remove the median and install temporary paving, which will allow two lanes to remain open to daytime traffic. The work will start at Gibson Street and go westward to Patton Way. That will require nighttime closures of the inside lanes, in both directions, from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Nighttime lane closures, ramp closures and detours on Highway 58, between Freeway 99 and Cottonwood Road, begin this Sunday. The work will be performed from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. through next Friday.
The Chevron Weather Center reports it will be mostly sunny this weekend with highs in the 80s on Saturday and near 90 on Sunday.