Monday, January 20
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police in Oakland are investigating who's behind fliers depicting a swastika on a Jewish councilwoman's forehead. The Oakland Tribune reports the fliers were placed around Councilwoman Libby Schaaf's district over the weekend.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The city of San Francisco is being rescued from paying the cost of staging the "Batkid" fantasy that captured the nation's imagination. Philanthropists John and Marcia Goldman are picking up the city's $105,000 tab for allowing Miles Scott, a 5-year-old boy with leukemia, to fight villains as a caped crusader on Nov. 15.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Mercury News reports Sgt. Jason Kidwell played a key role in identifying Patrick Brennan, who's charged with 10 counts of arson and three counts of attempted arson. Kidwell's breakthrough came after a five-day stretch from Jan. 8 to Jan. 12 when firefighters were scrambling to fight a series of malicious fires near downtown San Jose.
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — A stabbing at Camp Pendleton has left a female Marine lance corporal hospitalized with several stab wounds. A Marine Corps spokeswoman told KNSD-TV the victim was flown to a San Diego-area hospital after Saturday's attack. The Los Angeles Times reports the suspect may be a corporal who, like the victim, belonged to the 1st Marine Logistics Group.