Saturday, December 28, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead says it has located a second nursing home willing to provide for her long-term care, after another facility backed out. The family's lawyer says the new facility is in Southern California, but he wouldn't provide its name. The Children's Hospital, where Jahi McMath is now being kept on a ventilator, said it would cooperate with a transfer under certain conditions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles drivers pulled over on New Year's Eve may get on-the-spot tests for more than just too much champagne. In this year's annual driving-under-the-influence crackdown, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer (FYOO'-uhr) is pushing for expanded use of a new oral swab test that checks for marijuana, cocaine and other drugs. The Los Angeles Times reports that the test is already in circulation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern Californians should keep that beach umbrella handy and hold off on buying new snow skis — at least through the end of the year. The region saw multiple record, or near-record, high temperatures yesterday. The National Weather Service says downtown Los Angeles hit 85 degrees at 1:21 in the afternoon, breaking a record set 66 years ago.
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has died in a Southern California skydiving accident. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says that police responded to reports of an air emergency at Perris Valley airport yesterday and arrived to find the man who had been hurt in a parachuting accident. The man's identity has not been released.