Monday, December 30, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Without further court order, an Oakland hospital could unhook a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead from a breathing machine. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo's current order allows Children's Hospital of Oakland to remove Jahi McMath from a ventilator at 5 p.m. today. The family was pinning its hopes on a New York facility to care for the child after two California care homes withdrew offers to accept her.
FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who co-founded a company that makes electric motorcycles is being sued by the company over stock shares. Vincent Ip co-founded Mission Motorcycles of San Francisco. The company makes high-end, electric-powered motorcycles that Time magazine calls one of the top inventions of 2013. Ip was terminated for what the company's lawsuit calls unprofessional behavior including physical threats.
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A man who died in a Southern California skydiving accident has been identified as a trainer of military skydivers from Arizona. The Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner's office identified the victim of Friday's accident in Perris as 29-year-old Jason Granger of Yuma, Ariz. Officials say when Granger neared landing he made a turn too low to the ground and crashed.
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — George Jacobs, who was Frank Sinatra's valet and confidant for 15 years, has died. Jacobs' son says his father died of natural causes in Palm Springs Saturday night. He was 87. Jacobs was working for Hollywood dealmaker Irving "Swifty" Lazar in 1953 when Sinatra hired and entrusted him with his personal affairs.