Saturday, January 4
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lawyers for a California hospital and the family of a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead after sleep apnea surgery have finished hammering out procedures for moving the girl to another facility. The two sides emerged from a settlement conference last night with a federal magistrate offering few details. The family's lawyer says he is pleased with the progress that was made.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Medical marijuana activists are appealing a California court decision that upheld a Northern California city's ban on marijuana cultivation. Members of the Live Oak Patients, Caregivers and Supporters Association petitioned the California Supreme Court yesterday to review the decision issued in November by the Third District Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court ruled last year that local governments can outlaw marijuana dispensaries.
EASTVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former substitute teacher is facing charges in Riverside County, accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports prosecutors filed three counts of unlawful sex with a minor against 27-year-old Jason Stubbs of Corona last month. Stubbs was arrested in August after the girl reported the allegations against him.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say a Los Angeles police detective has been charged with sexual battery while on duty at massage parlors he was assigned to oversee. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said yesterday that 48-year-old Oris Pace was a supervisor in the Commission Investigation Division, which is responsible for enforcing business permits, including massage parlors. It's not clear whether he's hired an attorney.