Tuesday, January 21
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — One man is dead and another is hospitalized after being hit by a Caltrain in Santa Clara late yesterday. A Caltrain statement says the cause of the incident at the Santa Clara Station is under investigation. The Mercury News reports the injured man has serious injuries but is expected to survive. Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn says 70 were aboard the train, when ridership was light due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a fisherman who was washed away from shore yesterday by strong surf while trying to retrieve an ice chest at the Point Reyes National Seashore. The Marin Independent Journal reports that witnesses reported seeing the man disappear into the sea at North Beach.
MADERA, Calif. (AP) — A family is suing a Central California funeral home claiming it disfigured the body of their loved one and prepared the wrong body for viewing. The Fresno Bee reports the widow and children of 87-year-old Wrainey Farmer Sr. are suing Smith Manor Grace Chapel of Madera for negligence causing emotional and mental distress.
MENDOCINO, Calif. (AP) — An internal dispute at a Mendocino County public radio station could soon get federal attention. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that among other things, KZYX-FM board member John Sakowicz takes issue with the hiring of a reporter who once worked for Voice of America, which he says is a CIA property.