CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR'S RACE-KASHKARI
GOP candidate Kashkari reports income for 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari is filing his first financial disclosure form with the state, reporting income of more than $100,000 last year from his former employer.
Kashkari reported the income from PIMCO, a Newport Beach-based bond investment company where Kashkari was head of global investments until last year.
The GOP contender previously said his net worth was less than $5 million, but he did not report any stock holdings or real estate on the financial disclosure form he submitted Friday.
Kashkari spokesman Aaron McLear said all the candidate's investments are in mutual funds, which are not reportable.
Kashkari is best known as the former U.S. Treasury official who oversaw the bank bailout. He also reported receiving several sports tickets as gifts before he became a candidate.
COLD CASE QUILT-ARREST
Husband arrested in "Quilt Cold Case" murder
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities in Santa Clara County say two men face murder charges in the cold case of a woman found strangled in her car 25 years ago.
Prosecutors say David Zimmer of Half Moon Bay was arrested Friday for the murder of his wife Cathy Zimmer who was found slain in her backseat wrapped in a quilt in a San Jose airport parking lot in 1989.
His brother, Robert Zimmer of Santa Clara, was arrested last week on similar charges. Their arrests come a month after authorities released a photo of the colorful quilt.
Prosecutors say an investigation showed the couple was in the midst of separating when Cathy Zimmer was killed as David Zimmer within a month sold their home for more than $225,000 and cashed in two life insurance policies totaling $183,000.
He is due in court next week.
Bill would ban SeaWorld orca shows in California
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A California state lawmaker wants to ban SeaWorld from using killer whales in its San Diego shows.
Assemblyman Richard Bloom, who unveiled the bill Friday, says orcas are too large and intelligent to be confined in small tanks for their entire lives.
His measure also would ban captive breeding and prohibit the import and export of orcas.
SeaWorld spokesman Dave Koontz says the company hasn't seen Bloom's legislation and can't comment on it.
U-T San Diego reports that Bloom, a Santa Monica Democrat, was moved to act after watching the documentary "Blackfish," which argues that killer whales in captivity become more aggressive to humans and each other.
SeaWorld has called the film propaganda.
Son charged in killing parents in California home
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a college student has been charged with killing his parents and trying to kill his brother and sister in the family's luxury Southern California home.
The Orange County district attorney's office on Friday charged 19-year-old Ashton Sachs with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder. If convicted of all charges, he could face the death penalty.
Prosecutors say Sachs returned to Orange County from Seattle and fatally shot Bradford Sachs and Andra Sachs on Feb. 9 while they slept in their San Juan Capistrano home.
They say he also shot his 8-year-old brother, who was paralyzed by the gunfire, and fired at his 17-year-old sister but missed.
Sachs was arrested Thursday by sheriff's investigators. He is being held without bail.
LA Sheriff backs Newsweek quotes of Nakamoto visit
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies described in Newsweek's story about "the face behind Bitcoin" say the quotes attributed to Dorian Nakamoto and a deputy in the story are accurate.
L.A. County Sheriff's Department Captain Mike Parker says he talked with both deputies who responded to the Feb. 20, 2014, suspicious person call at Nakamoto's home in Temple City. Parker says the deputies spoke with Nakamoto and a woman who identified herself as Newsweek reporter Leah Goodman, and Nakamoto expressed reluctance to talk to her. The deputies were present for their brief conversation and then Nakamoto re-entered his home and Goodman left.
Nakamoto denies being the creator of bitcoin. He told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Newsweek reporter misunderstood him when he said in front of the officers, "I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it."
Judge: Sharper can't be held indefinitely in jail
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge says former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper cannot be held without bail indefinitely in a sex assault case in Los Angeles but gave Louisiana prosecutors more time to indict him before allowing his release in California.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Renee Korn issued the ruling Friday after hearing arguments from Sharper's attorneys that the athlete should be released on bail.
Sharper has not been charged in New Orleans but faces charges in Los Angeles of drugging and raping two women.
Korn gave prosecutors until March 13 to present an indictment from New Orleans.
Sharper has pleaded not guilty in the California case and was free on $1 million bail until an arrest warrant was issued in New Orleans,
The warrant states that police detectives in New Orleans learned from witnesses that Sharper and an associate acknowledged having nonconsensual sex with two women.
POLICE CAR THEFT SCHEME
2 California cops plead not guilty to embezzlement
KING CITY, Calif. (AP) - The attorneys for two California police officers accused of embezzling a city-owned Crown Victoria say the men had permission from the City Council to transfer ownership of the vehicle.
Former King City Police Chief Dominic Baldiviez and Officer Mario Mottu pleaded not guilty to the embezzlement charges on Thursday in a Monterey County.
Their attorneys, Tom Worthington and Richard Rosen, say the 2001 Crown Victoria they are accused of embezzling was being disposed of by the city.
Baldiviez and Mottu were arrested last month along with four other King City police officers. Two of the other officers have been accused of selling or giving away the impounded cars of poor Hispanic residents.
A third, Mark Allen Baker, is accused of making criminal threats.
The Monterey Herald reports that he, too, pleaded not guilty on Thursday.
FIRE KILLS 2
2 women die in fire in Northern California
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Fire officials say a house fire near the Northern California city of Placerville claimed the lives of two women.
The fire was reported around 5:45 a.m. Friday. El Dorado County fire officials say the single-story home was engulfed in flames when crews arrived at the scene.
They had been told that the homes' occupants could still be inside, so they conducted a search.
Fire District Chief Michael Hardy tells the Sacramento Bee firefighters found the two women in a back bedroom. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
They have not been identified. The fire was put out in about 45 minutes. The cause is under investigation.
Former TV academy president Hank Rieger dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Family members say the former president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has died in Oceanside, Calif.
Henry "Hank" Rieger was 95. He died on Wednesday.
In his 40 years with the TV academy, Rieger also served as president of the organization's Hollywood chapter and editor and publisher of Emmy magazine.
Before joining the TV academy, Rieger worked for United Press International and in publicity for NBC, promoting such series as "Bonanza," ''Star Trek" and "Sanford and Son." He later started his own publicity firm, which counted ESPN among its clients.
In 1994, Rieger was honored with the TV academy's Syd Cassyd Award for his long and distinguished service to the organization.
Rieger's wife of 65 years, Deborah, died last year.
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