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California bicyclist charged with felony vehicular manslaughter

In a historic case, a San Francisco man has pleaded guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter for killing a pedestrian whom he hit with his bicycle. The bicyclist struck a 71-year-old man who was crossing the street in the city's Castro District. The pedestrian died from his injuries several days later. According to San Francisco District Attorney George Gasc?n, this is the first time a bicyclist has been convicted of felony vehicular manslaughter in the United...
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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...
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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,...
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