SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco parks worker who ran over a woman as she lay with her baby and dog in a park says he didn't realize he hit someone until his arrest. An attorney for 57-year-old Thomas Burnoski told the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday his client is devastated by 35-year-old Christine Svanemyr's death. Burnoski was arrested Sept. 5 on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former host of Animal Planet's "Wild Recon" show has been charged in Los Angeles with selling two endangered lizards without a permit. City News Service reports Donald Schultz was charged Thursday with violating the federal Endangered Species Act. Authorities say Schultz sold the reptiles to an undercover federal wildlife agent.
TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a custodian used the tools of her trade to fight off an attacker in a Southern California high school restroom. The Riverside Press-Enterprise says the woman was cleaning at Temecula High School on Tuesday night when two men came in. A Riverside County sheriff's spokesman says she sprayed graffiti-remover in one man's face and both fled.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Medal of Valor-winning deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a teenage girl. Authorities say 43-year-old John Rose remained in jail yesterday for allegedly committing lewd acts on a child 14 or 15 years old. He is accused of having sex with the girl between February and June while he was off duty.