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POSTED December 27, 2011 7:55 p.m.

2 people hurt in small plane crash in Concord

CONCORD (AP) — Authorities say two people were hurt when a small airplane crashed at an airfield in San Francisco Bay area suburb.

The Contra Costa Fire Protection District says the single-engine plane missed the runway and ended up in a grassy area at Buchanan Field at 3:21 p.m. Tuesday.

Captain Kent Kirby says one of the men aboard suffered major injuries and the other suffered moderate injuries. Chris Perez, a nursing supervisor at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, says both men are in good condition and are expected to go home later today. No further details on their identities were immediately released.

Kirby says the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board are en route to the scene.



Antioch toddler run over, killed by father

ANTIOCH (AP) — Police say an Antioch man accidentally killed his 2-year-old son while backing his truck out of the family’s driveway.

The Alameda County coroner on Tuesday identified the toddler as Malcom Norris.

Police say the incident happened Monday afternoon. Malcom’s father, whose name has not been released, told authorities that he had no idea his son was outside behind the truck.

The child was taken to an Oakland hospital, where he died of his injuries just days after his second birthday.

Capt. Leonard Orman says it’s unlikely that the father will face any criminal charges.



Accused fake doctor pleads not guilty in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco man accused of performing a botched cosmetic procedure on a woman while posing as a doctor has pleaded not guilty to multiple felony charges.

Prosecutors say 49-year-old Carlos Guzmangarza ran the Derma Clinic in the city’s Mission District, using the stolen identity of a physician’s assistant. Under the fake identity, he allegedly performed a liposuction in 2010, during which he smoked a cigar and asked the conscious patient to hold the IV bag.

Prosecutors say the woman got a serious infection and sought treatment from a real doctor, then learned that Guzmangarza was unlicensed.



Marin pumps more money into fight with Deloitte

SAN RAFAEL  (AP) — Marin County is pumping more money into its legal battle with Deloitte Consulting LLP over a $30 million computer system that county officials say was riddled with problems.

The Marin Independent Journal reports (http://bit.ly/vc49LA) that county supervisors earlier this month set aside another $1 million towards the county’s lawsuits against Deloitte. The county has already spent more than $2.6 million on the cases, which accuse Deloitte of using inexperienced employees to work on the computer system and rushing to meet installation deadlines despite problems.

The county pulled the plug on the software program last year after it allegedly could not handle the payroll or other routine financial functions.

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