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POSTED June 25, 2012 8:39 p.m.

WORKERS MISTAKENLY PAINT OVER STUDENT MURAL: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Workers have mistakenly painted over a colorful mural weeks after San Francisco middle school students completed the two-year campus beautification project.

The San Francisco Chronicle says the Buena Vista Horace Mann School mural is now under a coat of yellow primer.

It took two years to plan draw and paint the 200-foot mural.

It featured images of the Golden Gate Bridge, the school's fire-breathing dragon mascot and monkeys, yellow fish, blue waves and the city skyline.

But a summer work order to paint the school obliterated it.

School administrators are now working with contractors to determine if the paint can be removed to restore the mural.

BODY OF MAN FOUND HOURS AFTER SHOTSPOTTER ALERT: PALO ALTO  (AP) — The body of a man has been found in Northern California hours after police got a ShotSpotter gunfire alert.

East Palo Alto officers responded to the alert at about 1 p.m. Sunday and found evidence that a shooting had occurred but there was no sign of a victim.

Sgt. Jeff Liu tells the San Francisco Chronicle that officers were called to the neighborhood about three hours later when gunshot victim Edmund Beverly was found.

The sergeant says the area had been checked earlier by officers.

PROSTITUTION STING RESULTS IN SF BAY AREA ARRESTS: HAYWARD  (AP) — Authorities say seven pimps were arrested and six teenaged girls working as prostitutes rescued in the San Francisco Bay area as part of a nationwide crackdown on child prostitution.

The Bay area arrests were announced on Monday at the Hayward Police Department's headquarters.

The girls — between 15 and 17 years old — were found last week as part of the three-day Operation Cross Country. The effort included federal and local law enforcement officials as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The FBI says it resulted in the arrests of 104 suspected pimps and the rescue of 79 children across the country.

Four of the girls in the Bay area were working as prostitutes in Oakland. One was in San Francisco and the other in San Rafael. Dozens of adult prostitutes were also arrested in the Bay area.

HAYWARD OFFICER SHOOTS SUSPECT WHEN TASER FAILS: HAYWARD . (AP) — A Hayward police officer has been put on leave after she shot a man in the leg when her Taser didn't work and the man and his teenage companion tried to grab her service gun.

Alameda County Sheriff's Department spokesman J.D. Nelson says the pair became aggressive when the female officer approached them outside a liquor store on Sunday night.

The officer, who hasn't been identified, tried firing her Taser stun gun, but it didn't subdue the suspects.

She told investigators the two then tried to snatch her regular gun, but that she was able to retain control of it and fired at least one shot.

The wounded suspect was arrested and hospitalized. The officer was treated for bruises and cuts she received during the scuffle.

The District Attorney's office will investigate the incident, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.

SJ MAN CONVICTED OF POSING AS DOCTOR: SAN JOSE (AP) — A San Jose man who owned a chain of laser treatment centers for toenail fungus has been convicted of practicing medicine without a license.

Santa Clara County prosecutors say 53-year-old Cary Silberman presented himself as a licensed doctor, diagnosed patients with toenail fungus and treated it with lasers though he did not have a medical license. Such treatments can only be performed by a licensed doctor in California.

Silberman was convicted on Friday. He owned Shiny Toes centers in San Jose, San Francisco, San Ramon, Beverly Hills and Manhattan.

The San Jose Mercury News reports that he faces up to 15 years in prison at his sentencing next month.

 

 

 

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