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POSTED February 28, 2013 10:06 p.m.

OAKLAND MAYOR PUTS LOCK-PICKING CLASS IN NEWSLETTER: OAKLAND . (AP) — The mayor of a California city struggling with a spike in burglaries and other crimes is apologizing for promoting a class about how to pick locks in her newsletter.

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan said Wednesday she understood the reaction of people who were upset about a listing for the lock-picking class. She said she will do a better job reviewing listings in the future.

The class — offered through the website, workshopweekend.net — was geared toward people who misplace their keys. But it didn't go over well with some residents given the city's crime woes, including a more-than 40 percent jump in burglaries last year.

UCSC POLICE SAY WOMAN ADMITS MAKING UP RAPE STORY: SANTA CRUZ,   (AP) — University of California, Santa Cruz police say a woman who reported being raped on campus made up the assault story.

The 21-year-old woman, who was visiting the UC campus, told police investigators that she staged the Feb. 17 attack.

University Police Chief Nader Oweis says the matter has been forwarded to the Santa Cruz District Attorney's Office for possible prosecution. The unidentified woman could face criminal charges for submitting a false report.

3 ARRESTED IN LIVERMORE MOM SEX CASE: LIVERMORE  (AP) — Three juveniles have been arrested on suspicion of cyberbullying a boy who allegedly had sex with a Northern California mother.

Forty-four-year-old Christine Hubbs served prison time after pleading no contest two years ago to having sex with two 14-year-old boys.

The juveniles arrested on Wednesday were friends of Hubbs's teenage children, but Hubbs was not involved in the threats. They did not disclose the nature of the threats, which began Feb. 16 on Twitter after Hubbs was rearrested on suspicion of violating parole for allegedly possessing pornography.

She had been released after serving 2 and 1/2 years of a five-year sentence in the sex case.

 

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