Thursday, January 2
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — Crews have put out three wildfires that destroyed two cabins in remote eastern Orange County. County fire officials say the fires were reported shortly after 6 last night in Holy Jim Canyon, a wilderness area in the Santa Ana Mountains that's popular among hikers. Several acres of dry brush were charred before crews knocked down the fires around 9 p.m. The cause of the fires is under investigation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — School districts are increasingly providing students with tablet computers. But most are spending less than the Los Angeles Unified School District -- nearly $800 apiece for an iPad for its students, teachers and administrators. The LA Times reports other districts are opting for less expensive devices, such as the $344 Chromebook.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man walking on railroad tracks in Anaheim has been struck and was killed by a freight train. Police say the train's conductor saw the man on the tracks but was unable to stop in time. Orange County coroner's officials are trying to determine his identity.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a 42-year-old man dialed 911 after fatally stabbing his estranged wife and daughter. The San Bernardino Sun reports Jordan Sartorio called police early yesterday to report the stabbings and then tried to slash his own wrist. He was arrested. Killed were Miraflor Sartorio and her 6-year-old daughter, Jira.