Friday, December 27, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area nursing home that had agreed to provide long-term care for a 13-year-old Oakland girl declared brain dead has backed out. Jahi McMath's uncle, Omari Sealey, says the unidentified facility withdrew after the hospital refused to insert breathing and feeding tubes necessary for her long-term care.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Fresno County coroner is still working to identify two people who were killed in the crash of a small plane near Fresno's Chandler Airport yesterday. The Fresno Bee reports the registered owner of the plane was not on board. The dead are believed to include a 9-year-old child, but the coroner says the bodies were badly burned.
PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — A 19-year-old man is hospitalized in critical condition after his car plunged 300 feet off a cliff into the ocean in the Bluff Cove area of Palos Verdes Estates. KNBC-TV reports that firefighters waded into the surf to free him from the car early this morning. The man told paramedics he intentionally drove off the cliff.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While much of the nation shivers, Southern Californians are breaking out the sunblock. The National Weather Service's Bonnie Bartling says downtown Los Angeles hit 85 degrees this afternoon, breaking a record set 66 years ago. A red-flag warning for high fire danger across much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties is expected this weekend.