Monday, December 30, 2013
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man arrested after a fatal car crash into the front of a Southern California home was convicted in 2010 of driving under the influence. Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock says authorities were called shortly after 3 yesterday morning after a suspected drunk driver drove a car into the front bedroom of a house in Mission Viejo. Hallock says a man lying in bed was killed in the crash. He was not immediately identified.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men escaped serious injuries after a small plane they were in crashed into used car lot in Los Angeles. Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey says the single-engine Cessna struck power lines before crashing into the lot between two buildings yesterday afternoon. Humphrey said the men managed to get out of the crumpled aircraft and were taken to a hospital for evaluation.
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A man who died in a Southern California skydiving accident has been identified as a trainer of military skydivers from Arizona. The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner's office identified the victim of Friday's accident in Perris as 29-year-old Jason Granger of Yuma, Ariz. Skydive Perris manager says when Granger neared landing he made a turn too low to the ground and crashed.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — George Jacobs, who was Frank Sinatra's valet and confidant for 15 years, has died. Jacobs' son says his father died of natural causes in Palm Springs on Saturday night. He was 87. Jacobs was survived by four sons and two daughters.