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News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. PDT

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ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Police in Northern California have arrested five teenage boys suspected of spray painting swastikas, gang slogans and a racial slur at a middle school. The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/2vXyWHq) that Roseville police made the arrests on Sunday after an employee at Buljan Middle School reported the vandalism.

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Weather conditions are helping crews battling a blaze in Yosemite National Park that has forced the evacuation of the tiny California community of Wawona. Raj Singh, a fire spokesman, said the blaze grew slightly overnight to a little under 5 and ½ square miles (14 square miles).

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More vestiges of the old San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are set to disappear. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2vhXpoH) that transportation officials will announce on Monday that they plan to demolish thirteen concrete islands that once held up the bridge's old east span.

UPLAND, Calif. (AP) - Southern California police say a 22-year-old man tried to gouge the eyes of an Upland police officer after he was pulled over. According to a news release from Upland police, the man punched the officer in the face several times and tried to gauge the officer's eye out with his fingers after the officer tried to place him under arrest in connection with a DUI traffic collision investigation. The Press-Enterprise reports the man kicked a second officer in the stomach before he was arrested.

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