Monday, December 30, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Without another court order, Children's Hospital of Oakland could unhook a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead from a breathing machine this afternoon. Jahi McMath's family attorney said he is waiting to hear from a New York hospital that may take the girl. The hospital has put several conditions on a transfer, including written permission from the coroner.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles-area men have been reunited with their young sons whose mother allegedly failed to return them after a trip to Europe. The Daily News of Los Angeles reports the men and their sons returned home to Southern California this weekend. The boys' mother, Maria Pfeifer, was being sought by the FBI and was arrested Dec. 19 in France. The boys are ages 4 and 10.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cities of Los Angeles and Santa Monica have approved more than a dozen construction projects over the past decade on or around two earthquake faults without seismic studies. The Los Angeles Times reports city officials decided fault studies weren't required because they relied on developers' geology reports.
TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — Six teens accused of posing as police officers have been arrested in the Temecula area of Riverside County. Sheriff's officials say the teens ordered people out of their cars by using megaphones and high-powered flashlights to obscure their real identity. Authorities said there were no attempts to harm or rob any of the victims during the incidents.