SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Police say an apparently suicidal woman whose remarks sent authorities to a Southern California hotel room is the mother of two children found dead there. Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna (burr-TAHN'-yuh) said yesterday the 42-year-old woman, who is from Scottsdale, Ariz., will be booked for two counts of murder. Police say she deliberately drove her car into poles guarding an electrical box.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A key highway into Yosemite National Park that has been closed amid a massive wildfire for nearly three weeks is finally open again. U.S. Forest Service officials reopened State Route 120, also known as Tioga Road, yesterday. It was closed by the so-called Rim Fire, which has burned nearly 400 square miles around Yosemite since it started nearly month ago.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Firefighters have fully contained a wildfire that burned nearly 5 square miles in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park. Officials yesterday said the fire that forced the evacuation of 100 homes in the town of Clayton and spread to Mount Diablo State Park is under control. The blaze was sparked by target shooters.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego lifeguards had to restart the heart of a surfer who fell off his board in a contest at Pacific Beach. U-T San Diego reports the 62-year-old surfer was taking part in the 20th annual longboard contest yesterday when he suffered some kind of distress. Officials say lifeguards used a defibrillator to revive him and he was listed in stable condition.