LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two nurses were stabbed in separate, unrelated attacks at hospitals in Los Angeles county yesterday that left one of them critically injured. A nurse at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar was stabbed several times and is in critical condition. A nurse at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance was stabbed in the ear. She was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
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 20-year-old Roberto Rodriguez of Palmdale crashed into an apartment building at 3:50 a.m. yesterday. Rodriguez was booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - The parents of a Santa Barbara woman who was fatally struck by a congresswoman's aide filed a federal lawsuit against the driver, U.S. Rep. Lois Capps and the U.S. government. KEYT-TV reports the wrongful death suit filed by Matt and Raeona Dies' attorney claims Capps hired the aide despite being aware of his convictions. Court records show Raymond Morua has two prior DUI arrests and a hit-and-run.
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A firefighter's union has been fined $12,000 for failing to report donors and not disclosing a contribution it made to a re-election campaign. UT San Diego reports that the Oceanside Firefighters Association Political Action Committee didn't identify donors who each contributed $100 or more and didn't report a $1,600 donation to the Committee to Re-Elect Mayor Jim Wood.
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