Tuesday, January 21
POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif. (AP) — A fisherman is dead after getting dragged into the ocean by large, strong surf while trying to retrieve an ice chest. The Marin Independent Journal reports that witnesses yesterday reported seeing the man disappear into the sea at North Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore. The man's body was found and brought back to shore.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man convicted of defrauding a Northern California couple out of $1.6 million is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court. The U.S. attorney's office tells The Marin Independent Journal that it is seeking a 37-month sentence and a restitution order for 42-year-old Blessed Herve, who pretended to be the son of Congo's president. Herve is due in court tomorrow.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police say two men were injured in a shooting at house party in Fresno after a San Francisco 49ers fan was taunted by fans of the Seattle Seahawks. The Fresno Bee reports that two men, ages 63 and 45, received non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting during the Seahawks victory in the NFC championship game on Sunday. Police say 39-year-old Amado Vargas was arrested.
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — An increasing number of electric-vehicle driving employees at Silicon Valley companies are finding it hard to charge their cars at work, creating incidents of "charge rage" among drivers competing for charging access. ChargePoint, which operates a large EV-charging network, says companies should provide one charging port for every two electric vehicles.