Friday, January 10
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The driver of a speeding car where two women "surfed" on top — leading to death for one and serious injury for the other — has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison. The Santa Maria Times says 29-year-old Lanie Richardson was sentenced yesterday for a June 2012 accident in Montecito near Santa Barbara. Prosecutors say Richardson was driving a speeding car when two women on the hood were thrown off.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Orange County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a Southern California freshman water polo player who helped the Trojans win the NCAA title last month. Nineteen-year-old Jon Walters died of a heart attack at a hospital Wednesday, his father, Bill, tells the Orange County Register. Bill Walters says his son fell into a coma on Jan. 1.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have seized nine bodies from a Bakersfield funeral home after allegations of improper storage. KBAK-TV says police were called to Beloved Care Funeral Services on Tuesday after the Kern County coroner's office reported that nine bodies weren't adequately housed. Calls to the funeral home yesterday weren't answered.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — It's a record to top all records. The Inglewood Forum has placed the world's largest vinyl record on its roof for the benefit of the 1,700 flights landing at nearby Los Angeles International Airport each day. The 407-foot diameter disc rotates at 17 mph and was constructed by a crew of more than 75 workers.