SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Barbara detectives say they have a new lead in their quest to identify a serial killer suspected of murders and rapes in California more than 30 years ago. The "Original Night Stalker" is a suspect in at least eight killings between 1979 and 1986 in four counties, including Santa Barbara. Now, investigators say the suspect may have been a painter because of reported paint traces at several crime scenes.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — While deputies and lawmakers from states along the U.S.-Mexico border have long pleaded for federal help, there seems to be growing opposition to more agents and fences. The Border Mayors Association says long waits at crossings have cost the region billions by deterring Mexican shoppers and delaying U.S. shipments. Border mayors say they favor expanding "trusted traveler" programs.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Teachers at school districts in southern Orange County are being taught to try taking a campus gunman out. The Orange County Register reports that the Capistrano Unified School district and others are adopting a "run, hide and fight" strategy. Educators are being taught how to use chairs, tables and even books as weapons.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Bay area dog owners are growling over a proposal to keep canines out of some popular beaches and parks. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the National Park Service unveiled a revised plan Friday for managing dogs at 21 locations within Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The proposal would make dogs off-limits at sites like Ocean Beach.