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Water Contamination: Hinkley Residents Sue PG&E Over Chemicals

July 22, 2013 by Janet ZimmermanHinkley residents have filed a class action lawsuit against Pacific Gas & Electric for contamination of the water supply in the Mojave Desert town with hexavalent chromium and other chemicals, their attorney, Daniel Callahan, said.During the 1950s and '60s, PG&E used hexavalent chromium, also known as Chromium-6, to kill algae and protect the metal at its natural gas pumping station in Hinkley. The plume of contaminated groundwater has been growing...
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Wife of driver in Bay Area limo fire says he was distracted

The estranged wife of the limo driver who was behind the wheel when the vehicle became engulfed in a massive blaze earlier this year has spoken publicly about her husband's actions and state of mind just before the tragic incident. She told a local news station that they were arguing on the phone just prior to the May 4 fire that killed five passengers in the stretch limousine traveling on the San Mateo Bridge in...
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OC man sues for injuries suffered during police manhunt

The fallout from the Christopher Dorner manhunt that had Southern California on edge earlier this year continues. A Redondo Beach man who was injured when police mistook his truck for the one believed to be driven by Dorner is suing the City of Torrance. The incident occurred during the search for the fired police officer who was wanted for killing police officers and their family members.Torrance officials say they have set aside $250,000 in city...
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LAPD officer’s daughter arrested in deadly Gardena hit-and-run

A young woman whose father is a sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was arrested for the hit-and-run death of a 60-year-old man riding his bicycle in Gardena. The 22-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, perjury, filing a false police report, and felony hit and run.The car accident occurred on the night of June 26 at the corner of Vermont Avenue and El Segundo Boulevard. Early the next morning, the...
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String of deadly crashes on Highway 14 continues

Highway 14 has been the site of serious and sometimes deadly crashes over the past month. On June 29, there were two more. Separate accidents on that day caused the death of one person, and injuries to several others. They also left traffic backed up for hours in 100-plus degree heat near Agua Dulce, California.The first crash occurred around 11:30 a.m. when a big rig truck hit a car that was pulled over on northbound...
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