Saturday, December 21, 2013
INDIO, Calif. (AP) — More than 1,500 staff and students at a Southern California high school have been tested for tuberculosis after one student was diagnosed with the bacterial infection last month. Riverside County health officials say 1,400 students and faculty at Indio High School were tested yesterday. Forty-five students have tested positive for possible exposure but more tests are needed to determine whether they have active TB.
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — An unusual late-fall wildfire in central California's Big Sur region is now fully contained. Fire officials announced last night that firefighters achieved 100 percent containment of the blaze after working nonstop for nearly four days. The fire destroyed 14 homes and burned more than 900 acres.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A father who saw his son killed by Los Angeles police on live television has filed a $20 million claim with the city. Bill Beaird told the Los Angeles yesterday that his son, Brian, called him Dec. 13 to say he was driving his Corvette and being chased by police but he'd done nothing wrong. Preliminary reports show officers fired more than 20 shots at the unarmed man.
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — A 91-year-old man has died after a Southern California bus crash — the second death from a series of crashes that injured dozens. The Riverside Press-Enterprise says Khang Tieu of Midway City died Thursday night, eight hours after a bus overturned on Interstate 15 in Corona. The Highway Patrol says the bus was going at an unsafe speed for the rain-slick roadway.