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Music therapist, teacher, teens among warehouse fire victims

A therapist who used music to help kids cope with trauma. A woman who taught at a Montessori school. A couple who planned to marry and live together in Europe.

California

California watchdog issues fines for spending violations

A San Francisco Bay Area district attorney and a former Riverside County mayor have each agreed to pay tens of thousands of dollars in fines for violating campaign finance laws that bar officials from using campaign money for personal spending, the state's campaign finance watchdog reported Monday.

Technology

Worker pleads guilty to snooping on emails for stock deals

A former information technology worker at Expedia Inc. pleaded guilty Monday to securities fraud after authorities said he used his access to the computers of top executives to rummage through their email, then made lucrative, illegal stock trades based on the inside information he discovered.

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'Like a really wild art gallery'

Pete Veilleux, a plant nursery owner in the Oakland neighborhood where a fire killed at least nine people, describing what was inside the concrete warehouse.
Nashelly Chavez The Sacramento Bee
'Like a really wild art gallery' 1:48

'Like a really wild art gallery'

Firefighters respond through Oakland Streets to raging warehouse fire 0:50

Firefighters respond through Oakland Streets to raging warehouse fire

Bird Song tells a social story 1:06

Bird Song tells a social story

Two injured in Hagginwood fire 0:21

Two injured in Hagginwood fire