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POSTED October 30, 2012 9:24 p.m.

RIVERSIDE  (AP) — A Southern California woman facing trial for animal cruelty is now charged with elder abuse for leaving her ailing 86-year-old mother outside on a chaise lounge for days.

Investigators say the elderly woman was soaked in urine, covered with feces and had bleeding bedsores when she was brought to an Orange County hospital last month.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says the woman's daughter, 47-year-old Janice Susan Deutsch, will be arraigned on Nov. 29 for causing great bodily injury on an elderly person, a felony.

Jail records show the Riverside County rancher was released on $250,000 bond. There is no attorney of record.

Deutsch was charged with felony animal cruelty last year after skinny horses were seized from her 5-acre property near Murrieta. That charge was later reduced to a misdemeanor.

Kings reach settlement

 in exploding ball case

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — The Sacramento Kings have settled a lawsuit over an exercise ball the teams says exploded and injured a player.

The Sacramento Bee reported (http://sacb.ee/RuljF6) Tuesday the settlement was reached with Italian manufacturer Ledraplastic.

Roger Dreyer, the attorney who represented the NBA team and injured swingman Francisco Garcia, told the newspaper the settlement amount was confidential.

But he described it as extremely favorable to his clients.

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The Kings and Garcia claimed the ball exploded in October 2009 while Garcia was balancing on it and lifting weights, causing injuries that included a broken forearm.

He missed four months during the first year of a contract extension. The Kings sought to recover his salary.

State warns mobile app

makers on consumer privacy

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California's attorney general is warning dozens of mobile software companies that they are not complying with state consumer privacy laws.

Kamala Harris's office said Tuesday that the attorney general began sending letters this week to developers of up to 100 mobile applications.

The companies are being given 30 days to "conspicuously post" a privacy policy within their applications that let users know what kind of personally identifiable information is being collected and how that data will be used.

Halloween sex offender

 law provision blocked

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a key provision of a Southern California city's new Halloween sex offender law.

The Los Angeles judge says Simi Valley cannot require its convicted child sex offenders listed on the Megan's Law website to post front door signs on Halloween reading: "No candy or treats at this residence."

The Los Angeles judge says Simi Valley cannot require its convicted child sex offenders listed on the Megan's Law website to post front door signs on Halloween reading: "No candy or treats at this residence."

The judge left intact requirements that offenders refrain from opening their doors to trick-or-treaters and decorating the outside of their homes with a Halloween theme.

They also must turn off outdoor lighting from dusk to midnight on Wednesday.

 

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