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POSTED January 25, 2013 9:14 p.m.

NAKED WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER DRIVING CAR INTO FIANCE : PHELAN  (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says a naked woman has been arrested after allegedly driving her car into her fiance.

It happened shortly after 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

The CHP says the 22-year-old Hesperia woman, who'd been drinking, and her 30-year-old fiance were naked in a parked Honda Civic in Phelan when for some reason he got out and she took the wheel.

The man then walked in front of the car and was hit as it moved forward. The woman braked but lost control and the car hit a fence and two trees before stopping.

The man was thrown from the hood and had major injuries. The woman had minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Her name hasn't been released.

OYSTER FARM CHALLENGES EVICTION FROM PARK IN COURT: OAKLAND  (AP) — A federal judge is deciding whether an historic oyster farm can continue operating in Point Reyes National Seashore while the company's lawsuit against its eviction is being heard.

Friday's U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers heard arguments in a last-ditch effort by the farm, which was evicted from the seashore Nov. 29 after its 40-year lease expired. The judge did not set a date for a ruling.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the lease was meant to expire so the land could be returned to wilderness status.

The Interior Department has given the farm until March 15 to remove all of its property from the park.

Oyster farm owner Kevin Lunny sued, saying Salazar did not rely on scientific evidence to make his decision.

INMATE FACES DEATH FOR KILLING UC STUDENTS IN 1980: SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A 64-year-old prison inmate has been sentenced to death for the 1980 murders of two students at the University of California, Davis.

A Sacramento County Superior Court judge on Friday issued the death penalty to Richard Hirschfield, who was found guilty in November of the "sweetheart murders."

Hirschfield was convicted for abducting and killing John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves. He was also convicted of sexually assaulting Gonsalves.

The victims were 18-year-old college freshmen when they were kidnapped and killed on Dec. 20, 1980. Their bodies were discovered two days later about 30 miles away.

Prosecutors say they were tortured, their heads were wrapped in duct tape and their throats were slashed.

Hirschfield was in a Washington state prison for child rape eight years ago when investigators matched his DNA to evidence from Riggins' van.

STATE FINDS, REMOVES 11,000 GALLONS OF CHEMICALS: YUBA CITY  (AP) — State toxics officials say a disaster was averted when officials found 11,000 gallons of potentially explosive chemicals in an abandoned building and safely disposed of them.

Officials said Friday that the chemicals at a site in Yuba City included a variety of acids and cyanide stored in 55-gallon drums and giant open vats.

Charlotte Fadipe, a spokeswoman with the Department of Toxic Substances Control said that if spilled or mixed together, the substances could have exploded or caused serious injury.

The property was a former custom chrome and bumper business that was abandoned when the owner died.

Fadipe said the department's emergency response unit spent two weeks preparing the chemicals for transport to a toxic waste facility in Utah.

DECISION ON SICKLY SAN ONOFRE NUKE PLANT DELAYED: LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's going to take a little longer to learn if California's troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant will start again.

Federal regulators Friday pushed back their timetable to make a decision on Southern California Edison's proposal to restart the Unit 2 reactor and run it at reduced power.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials said earlier that a ruling could come in March.

But the NRC has delayed that decision until at least late April or May.

The plant between San Diego and Los Angeles hasn't produced electricity since a tiny radiation leak in January last year led to the discovery of excessive wear on hundreds of steam generator tubes that carry radioactive water.

Edison predicts running at low power will stop tube damage.

Environmentalists say the plant cannot run safely.

MAN FLEEING BAIL BONDSMAN CLIMBS ON EAST LA ROOF: LOS ANGELES (AP) — A shirtless man spent hours on the roof of an East Los Angeles home on a rainy Friday morning after scrambling out an attic vent window to escape a bail bondsman, authorities said.

The bondsman went to the home at around 7 a.m. to take the man into custody after he failed to meet conditions of $115,000 bail on a burglary warrant, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker.

The man fled to the attic and then the roof, wearing only shorts and socks. He walked along the peak of the steeply pitched roof and then stood on top of the chimney as deputies waited him out below.

Parker said deputies evacuated neighbors, set up a ladder and talked to him, offering him warm clothes and food.

He eventually appeared to grow weary, leaning with his hands on his knees. Finally, around 11:45 a.m. he slowly climbed down a ladder.

Sheriff's Sgt. T.J. Smith said a gun and a bulletproof vest were found in the residence.

EX-COMPTON MAYOR RUNS FOR OFFICE, FACES TRIAL: COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley wants his old job back even though he's facing retrial in a corruption case.(backslash)

Bradley filed Tuesday to run for mayor of the Los Angeles suburb in the April election. Bradley says his community needs him.

He's among a dozen candidates are trying to unseat current Mayor Eric Perrodin, including former child star Rodney Allen Rippy.

Bradley was convicted in 2004 of misusing public funds. Prosecutors say he used a city-issued credit card for personal expenses, including shoes, cigars and a hotel stay.

An appeal court tossed the conviction last August but prosecutors plan to retry him.

 

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