Monday, December 16, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 13-year-old Northern California girl is on life support after going into surgery to remove her tonsils. KGO-TV reported yesterday that Jahi McMath's family is demanding Oakland Children's Hospital conduct an investigation after she went into cardiac arrest before being brought back by hospital staff. A hospital spokeswoman says the hospital would investigate. Doctors had said there were complications during her recovery.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Bee has found that Nevada's primary hospital for mentally ill people has sent hundreds of patients out of Las Vegas on Greyhound buses in the last three years. The Bee reported yesterday that Greyhound receipts listed more than 1,000 people who were given one-way tickets. The tickets were given after patients arrived at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas.
QUINCY, Calif. (AP) — A fire that began in a pizza place in the Northern California city of Quincy has destroyed four other businesses on the block. KCRA-TV reports that the fire started at about 4 a.m. yesterday on the second floor of the Pizza Factory. Highway 70 was closed and power was shut off, but restored, as the Quincy Fire Department fought the blaze. Arson investigators are searching for the cause.
CARMEL, Calif. (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine has died at the age of 96. Longtime friend Noel Beutel says she died in her sleep in her Carmel home yesterday morning. The sister of actress Olivia de Havilland won an Academy Award as a naive wife in Alfred Hitchcock's 1941 thriller, "Suspicion."