Friday, January 10
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of 16-year-old Ye Meng Yuan who was run over and killed by two emergency vehicles after an Asiana Airlines crash have filed a claim against the city of San Francisco. In a claim filed this week, attorneys for the parents say firefighters who first saw the girl after the July 6 crash should have examined her and moved her somewhere safe. Firefighters told investigators they assumed she was dead and hurried on toward the damaged aircraft.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown says he is meeting with his recently formed drought task force as California faces a serious water shortage. Reservoirs have dipped to historic lows after one of the driest calendar years on record. The Democratic governor is weighing an official drought declaration.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The murder trial is underway for two men charged in the shooting death of an ex-Oakland Tribune freelance photographer who was hit by a stray bullet. Alameda County prosecutors say 54-year-old Lionel "Ray" Fluker was a passerby who was caught in the crossfire when a bullet hit his forehead as he was driving home in East Oakland in April. The Tribune reports that defense attorneys say their clients opened fire in self-defense.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —Google workers commuting from San Francisco to the company's Silicon Valley campus can now make part of the trek on an 83-foot, Wi-Fi-equipped catamaran. Named the "Triumphant," the charter ferry can carry up to 150 passengers and runs twice each morning and evening.