LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of two toddlers who were found wandering alone in soiled diapers through the streets of South Los Angeles last week was under the supervision of county child protective services. The LA Times reports Sidnicka Wilson was enrolled in a program designed to help parents like her keep their children while learning to care for them better. She has pleaded not guilty to child abuse and other charges. Child welfare director Philip Browning said "something didn't work" in Wilson's case.
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Kern County sheriff's deputies say an 8-year-old boy is OK after a gun he and other students discovered at a school bus stop discharged. The boy and three other students were waiting for a bus in Bakersfield yesterday when they found a handgun nearby. Sheriff's officials say the boy did not need medical treatment. Investigators are trying to determine how the gun got there.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Some 350 guns have been seized at two homes in Bakersfield and one in San Bernardino County. The California Department of Justice says Alvin Seal of Bakersfield and Erik Stoffel of Apple Valley were arrested in Riverside County yesterday afternoon. Agents say arms were sold to undercover agents.
CALIPATRIA, Calif. (AP) - Seven inmates were injured as violence broke out among some 200 prisoners at Calipatria State Prison in Imperial County. Guards fired warning shots, pepper-spray rounds and rubber bullets, quelling the melee after about eight minutes. Calipatria, near the Salton Sea about 70 miles northeast of San Diego, houses about 3,800 men. Nearly half are serving life sentences.
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