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High School football game previews: Pacific Grove-North County, Palma-Gilroy

Friday: Pacific Grove (2-2) at North County (2-3), 7:30 p.m.

The Pacific Grove Breakers ran into a defensive wall last week in being held to minus rushing yards. This is not an offense geared to win games through the air.

Meanwhile the defense gave up 228 yards on the ground and nearly 350 yards in offense in a loss to San Lorenzo Valley.

Helen Rucker to host voter registration party in Seaside

Seaside >> Community activist, public servant, and long-time Seaside resident, Helen Rucker, is set to host a voter registration party next week.

“I just want to call attention and bring awareness so people don’t forget how important it is to be registered and to vote,” said Rucker.

The Voter Registration Party will be held on Oct.

House approves bill including items for airline passengers

The House voted Wednesday to direct the federal government to set a minimum size for airline seats, bar passengers from being kicked off overbooked planes, and consider whether to restrict animals on planes.

Those and other passenger-related provisions were included in a bill to authorize Federal Aviation Administration programs for five years.

2 arrested for allegedly setting Northern California fires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California fire officials say a man has been arrested after allegedly confessing to starting five blazes in Northern California last year.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Wednesday 30-year-old Kyle Jeptha Bridgman confessed to deliberately setting five fires in the Lincoln area of Placer County between June and August, 2017.

Southern California drug treatment fraud alleged

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Eleven people including doctors have been charged in Southern California in an alleged insurance-fraud scheme involving an implant surgery that purportedly helps drug addicts and alcoholics.

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas says the case revealed Wednesday is the work of a recently formed task force focusing on abuses in the booming addiction services industry in a region that’s become known as the “Rehab Riviera.

Vegas shooting videos show buses directed to campus arena

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police are seen in body-camera video directing buses with evacuated people to shelter at a UNLV campus arena after last year’s Las Vegas Strip shooting, and briefly handcuffing a man found in landscaping outside a hotel from which a gunman killed 58 people.

An officer asks the handcuffed man if he’s aware of what happened earlier before checking his identification and releasing him four minutes later.

Ex-West Virginia justice files lawsuit over impeachment

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - An impeached former West Virginia Supreme Court justice has filed a federal lawsuit accusing elected officials of gender bias and other violations.

Former Justice Robin Davis’ lawsuit says she would not have been impeached “had she not been a woman.” It seeks to halt her upcoming impeachment trial in the state Senate.

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