REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that killed one person and destroyed nearly 70 homes in far northern California is now fully contained. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said yesterday morning that the Clover Fire west of Redding was 100 percent contained, nearly a week after it started. The blaze charred nearly 13 square miles, destroyed 68 homes and 128 other structures, and killed 56-year-old Brian Stanley Henry.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An old running shoe — with a severed human foot inside — has been found on a San Francisco Beach. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the National Park Service beach patrol found the foot inside the size 11½ green-and-black Puma sneaker that had apparently washed up yesterday morning at Ocean Beach. There was no sign of the rest of the body, and it's not clear what happened to the person whose foot it was.
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California utility has restored power to all of its customers who were in the dark after a broad outage in the South Bay that affected more than 100,000 customers at its peak. Southern California Edison spokesman David Song said Sunday that customers in the cities and communities of Torrance, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Gardena, Lomita, Rancho Palos Verdes and Palos Verdes Estates were all without power at some point yesterday morning.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California driver apparently took the name Department of Motor Vehicles a little too literally. The California Highway Patrol says a 26-year-old Las Vegas man drove his truck into a DMV office in San Bernardino on Saturday, then got stuck trying to get out. CHP Sgt. Ed Giroux (zhuh-ROH') tells the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin that investigators believe Emmanuel Alvidrez (al-VEE-drehz) crashed into the DMV intentionally. Authorities didn't release a motive.