SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The leader of the state Senate is seeking an independent review of how parole officers tracked a sex offender charged with four Southern California slayings. A spokesman said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg will ask the corrections department's inspector general to review the monitoring of 27-year-old Franc Cano. Cano was wearing a GPS monitor when he and a co-defendant are charged with raping and killing four women in Orange County.
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) - Authorities now say 15 people are hurt after two firetrucks collided in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening across a sidewalk and into a restaurant. At least five of those injured are firefighters. Monterey Park Fire Chief Jim Birrell says trucks from his city and neighboring Alhambra were responding to a house fire when they slammed into each other.
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California jury has ended its first full day of deliberations in the trial of an Iraqi immigrant charged with beating his wife to death. Jurors met for more than seven hours yesterday in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon. Kassim Alhimidi of El Cajon is charged with killing Shaima Alawadi at their home in 2012.
YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) - A stretch of Southern California mountain road will be named in honor of a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy who died in a shootout with cop-turned-killer Christopher Dorner. The Redlands Daily Facts says two green and white signs will proclaim a stretch of Highway 38 as "Detective Jeremiah MacKay Memorial Highway."
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