Wednesday, January 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A California hospital is unwilling to allow an outside doctor to fit a 13-year-old declared brain dead after tonsil surgery with the breathing and feeding tubes that would allow her to be safely transferred to another facility. Lawyer Douglas Straus said yesterday that Children's Hospital Oakland would not permit the procedures on its premises because Jahi McMath is legally dead in the view of the doctors who have examined her.
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A naked man in Northern California led police on a bizarre chase Monday as he jumped from one rooftop to another and over before being arrested. Officers arrived at a home on the 300 block of Edan Avenue in Stockton at about noon with an arrest warrant for 36-year-old John Redmon. But Redmon fled through the back door, officials said.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Southern California sushi chef accused in the strangling death of a sushi chef has likely fled to Nicaragua. The Orange County district attorney's office says that a $1 million warrant has been issued for Henry Nunez-Godinez (NOON'-yez go-DEEN-ez), who has been charged with killing Chang-Ho Jung on Dec. 11. Sheriff's officials say Nunez-Godinez fled the U.S. and has reached Nicaragua.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — More than 100 firefighters have contained a suspicious fire that gutted a vacant Southern California bowling alley and sent pillars of smoke and flame into the sky. The five-alarm blaze erupted shortly after 11:30 yesterday morning in San Bernardino. City fire spokesman says 120 firefighters battled the blaze.