Wednesday, January 8
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new report says Los Angeles risks becoming a city in decline as it struggles with poverty, poor schooling, traffic jams and a crisis of leadership. The Los Angeles 2020 Commission says that city government lacks accountability, direction and a coherent approach to economic development that has slowed job growth.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County judge is threatening jail time for the person who posted a picture on Twitter of the jury in the trial of two police officers accused of killing a homeless man. The judge interrupted closing arguments in the case today and vowed to send the person to jail if he discovered his or her identity.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno medical office where a gunman killed one doctor and shot another before committing suicide says it has completed an internal review of his care and treatment and found no basis for his claim he was the victim of a botched vasectomy that ruined his life. Investigators say 51-year-old Alan Frazier made it clear in a suicide note left at his Northern California home that he was targeting doctors at the office.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's corrections secretary says the state will have no choice but to move about 4,000 inmates to private prisons in other states if federal judges refuse to postpone a court-ordered population cap. The state faces an April 18 deadline to reduce crowding in its 33 adult prisons to improve the care of sick and mentally ill inmates, but Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking a three-year delay.