Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says that 20-year-old Roberto Rodriguez of Palmdale crashed his Nissan Pathfinder into the corner of an apartment building at 3:50 a.m. Sunday.
When deputies arrived, they found the SUV embedded in the building and the girl dead inside.
Rodriguez was transported to a hospital with minor injuries and has been booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.
Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43
FAIR OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43.
His sister Mary Huston says Sharp died in Fair Oaks, Calif., at 10:49 p.m. Saturday of complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues.
Sharp gained fame with the release of "Nobody Knows," a single on his 1996 debut album "Measure of a Man." He released two other albums, "Love Is" in 1998 and "Make A Wish" in 2005.
Firefighters union fined for not reporting donors
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California firefighter's union has been fined for failing to report donors and not disclosing a campaign contribution.
UT San Diego reports that the Oceanside Firefighters Association Political Action Committee was fined by the state's Fair Political Practices Commission because of five flawed campaign reports covering July 2011 through December 2012.
The group didn't identify donors who each contributed $100 or more for a total of $121,485. Records show that total was 99.9 percent of the money the group received in that period.
The committee also didn't report a $1,600 donation to the Committee to Re-Elect Mayor Jim Wood in September 2011.
Oceanside Fire Department Capt. Dave Overton says there was no intent to leave anything out.
Calif. nurse in critical condition after stabbing
SYLMAR, Calif. (AP) - A nurse who was stabbed at work in a northern Los Angeles County hospital is in critical condition.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says 26-year-old Romero Carnalla of Los Angeles entered Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar just after 2 a.m. Sunday and bypassed a screening area. He fled into the building.
As authorities searched the hospital for him, they heard a woman scream. They found the nurse stabbed an unknown number of times in the upper and lower torso.
Carnalla is in custody.
TREASURE ISLAND MOLD
More Treasure Island denizens complain about mold
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A growing number of residents and workers on Treasure Island are complaining about mold from aging buildings on the former Navy base in San Francisco Bay.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that mold is the latest health worry for people who live and work on Treasure Island, where the soil is contaminated with radiation and toxic substances.
In March, extensive mold growth at an aging firehouse on the small island forced firefighters to move to a nearby training facility.
Landlords and employers are required to clean up mold, which is linked to asthma, allergies and other respiratory issues.
San Francisco officials who oversee housing on Treasure Island say they have acted swiftly when informed of mold and dampness. They do not believe the problem is widespread.
Posey, Lincecum lead Giants to 4-3 win
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Buster Posey hit a two-run home run and Tim Lincecum (LINZ'-ih-kuhm) earned his first victory of the season for the San Francisco Giants, who had only three hits in beating San Diego 4-3 Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak.
Padres pitchers retired 23 of the final 24 batters and the Giants didn't get a hit after the second inning.
The Giants had scored only one run in each of their previous three games.
Lincecum was chased by Nick Hundley's first homer of the season, on the first pitch of the seventh inning that pulled the Padres to 4-3. Lincecum allowed three runs and seven hits, struck out seven and walked three.
Puig hits 3-run HR as Dodgers beat Diamondbacks
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Yasiel Puig (yah-SEEL' pweeg) hit a three-run homer and threw out a runner at second base, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday.
Puig flipped his bat after connecting to cap a four-run sixth inning. His second homer of the season came after a two-out intentional walk to Adrian Gonzalez.
Dodgers starter Josh Beckett pitched five innings of one-hit ball, striking out seven and walking two.
Jamey Wright got three outs for his 93rd career victory, spread over 19 big league seasons and 10 different clubs.
The Dodgers won on manager Don Mattingly's 53rd birthday.
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