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POSTED April 5, 2012 9:43 p.m.

Sheriff's official investigated over inmate golf: LOS ANGELES (AP) — A yellow jail jumpsuit isn't the usual golf wear. But pro golfer-turned-thief Frank Carrillo says that's what he wore when a sheriff's official took him to a Catalina Island golf course to offer pointers.

Los Angeles County Capt. Jeff Donahue is under investigation for allegations of having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate. Donahue, who heads the sheriff's force at Avalon that polices California's Catalina, nearby islands and waters, is on medical leave. A message left at the station seeking comment was not immediately returned Thursday.

Carrillo, 41, was serving two years after pleading guilty to stealing cash and jewelry from people at golf courses — including the World Series ring of former Dodgers catcher Jimmy Campanis. He has since been released.

MAMMOTH LAKES SECOND TO USE CALIF. BANKRUPTCY LAW: MAMMOTH LAKES  (AP) — Mammoth Lakes will become the second local government after Stockton to use a new state mediation process as it contemplates bankruptcy in the face of a $42 million judgment that's more than twice the town's budget.

The small Sierra Nevada ski resort town is scheduled to start pre-bankruptcy talks with creditors at the end of the month after losing a breach-of-contract lawsuit. Letters about the mediation process were sent out last week, according to Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez.

While Stockton's problems stem from costly benefits for city workers and heavy borrowing, Mammoth Lakes is facing one mammoth legal bill of $42 million and a disappointing ski season.

PARENTS SUE MOJAVE DESERT SCHOOL TO BOOST QUALITY: MOJAVE DESERT  (AP) — Parents are suing a Mojave Desert elementary school to force the school into a drastic overhaul after years of failing performance.

Five parents at Adelanto Elementary School filed the suit against Adelanto School District and the district's board of trustees on Thursday.

Using a 2010 California law called a "parent trigger," parents at Adelanto had collected signatures from parents to require an overhaul.

After the district dismissed some signatures in its verification process, the parents fell two signatures short of the number

WALLET STUFFED WITH $10K RETURNED IN LAGUNA BEACH: LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police say the rightful owner of a wallet stuffed with $10,000 cash is grateful to whoever found it on Laguna Beach's boardwalk and turned it in.

An unknown good Samaritan turned the wallet in to lifeguards on Saturday afternoon.

The wallet's owner had withdrawn the cash earlier that day to pay a contractor for renovation on his new restaurant.

After stopping on a bench on Main Beach to drink coffee and make phone calls, he left the wallet behind.

Officers were able to track down the grateful wallet's owner.

MAN WANTED IN STOCKTON SHOOTOUT ARRESTED: STOCKTON . (AP) — Authorities say a suspect wanted in connection with a shootout outside a Stockton elementary school has been arrested.

A spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service says Angelo Estrada was arrested Wednesday by a team of marshals and local police after investigators received a tip that he was staying at different locations in Stockton.

The 20-year-old Estrada has been wanted since Feb. 7 when authorities say he was involved in a gunbattle across the street from El Dorado Elementary School.

Marshals Service spokesman Frank Newsom says multiple shots were fired during the shootout, forcing a lockdown of the elementary school and another nearby school.

 

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