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Appeals court delays sex reassignment surgery for transgender California inmate

A pair of decisions Thursday makes it less likely that convicted killer Michelle-Lael Norsworthy, who has lived as a woman since the 1990s, will receive the surgery before she is released from prison.

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Winds, choppy seas slow cleanup of Santa Barbara oil spill

A small watercraft advisory was issued overnight and Santa Barbara news station KEYT-TV says oil skimming vessels were brought in late Thursday because of bad weather.

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FPPC to investigate Mayor Pougnet

News Channel 3 and CBS Local 2 received a letter Thursday afternoon from Eloise Mohsin, a former candidate for Palm Springs City Council, which she received from the Fair Political Practices Commission. The letter states the FPPC is initiating an investigation into Mayor Steve Pougnet's business relationship with a private developer.

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Sheriff-city contract rates go up 7%

The cost of protecting some valley communities is going up. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is raising fees for local cities that already have tight budgets.

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Johannes Restaurant taking a stand against water wasters

Johannes Restaurant will no longer be serving tap water but instead will charging $1 for sustainable bottled water.

New Organized Crime Unit takes on cartels

The Riverside County District Attorney's Office's new Organized Crime Unit is already showing signs of success with a major drug bust.

2 men arrested after police chase in Palm Springs

A Cathedral City man who was wanted for a post-release probation violation  was arrested Thursday morning after leading police on a pursuit that ended in Palm Springs.


31 cases of Salmonella from tuna reported in Southern California

State public health officials say 31 Southern California residents have been diagnosed with a strain of salmonella that has been linked to the consumption of raw tuna commonly used in sushi.

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