Monday, December 30, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy plans to sue to keep her on life support. Jahi McMath's uncle says they plan to seek a restraining order against Children's Hospital of Oakland where the girl is on a breathing machine. An earlier judge's order allows the hospital to remove the ventilator at 5 p.m.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men plan to become the first gay couple to be married on a Rose Parade float. Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair say they're too busy planning their wedding to think much about a proposed parade boycott. Parade officials say the float is in keeping with this year's theme, "Dreams Come True."
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's political watchdog agency has declined to open an investigation into a lawmaker whose name has surfaced in a federal investigation of a state senator. The Fair Political Practices Commission has told Democratic Sen. Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles that it will not investigate whether he requested a $25,000 contribution from the Legislature's Latino Caucus to a nonprofit.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Cal Fire is suspending burn permits, citing dry conditions and a sharp increase in vegetation fires. The agency issued a ban today on 31 million acres of state property and private land in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties as well as parts of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.