KAYAKER MISSING AFTER FALLING INTO LIVERMORE LAKE: LIVERMORE (AP) — A 30-year-old man is missing after falling out of a kayak at a lake in Livermore.
Alameda County fire officials say the man was with a female relative on a rented, two-person kayak when he fell into Lake Del Valle at Del Valle Regional Park on Sunday afternoon. Fire crews were dispatched to the park around 2:35 p.m.
Fire Battalion Chief James Watkins said rescuers in helicopters and boats searched for the man for more than three hours. A sheriff's dive team also took part in the effort.
VICTIM TAKES STAND AT SCHOOL DANCE GANG RAPE TRIAL: MARTINEZ (AP) — A woman testified at the trial of two of the men charged with gang raping her at a Northern California high school, saying she doesn't remember the attack, only waking up at a hospital in "excruciating pain."
Her testimony in Contra Costa County court Monday is her first public discussion of the 2009 assault at Richmond High School that attracted national attention.
Suspects Jose Montano and Marcelles Peter are among six people accused of raping the victim, who was 16 at the time. Authorities say she was beaten, robbed and sexually abused over two hours while as many as 20 people watched.
FREMONT POLICE KILL KNIFE-WIELDING MAN IN HOME: FREMONT . (AP) — Fremont police have shot and killed a man they say confronted them with a knife after tearing up his home.
The 53-year-old man was shot Sunday morning by police called to a home by the man's mother. He died at the scene and his name hasn't been released.
Police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques says the woman called 911 to report that her son had thrown household items, tossed furniture out of a window and stabbed a door.
Bosques says officers evacuated the man's mother and brother, who had non-life threatening stab wounds, but couldn't remove his elderly father because the man has a medical condition.
JURORS TEAR UP AT CALIF. TRIAL FOR 4 SLAIN WOMEN: SAN RAFAEL (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a 79-year-old man charged with the decades-old slayings of four women in Northern California wiped tears from their eyes on Monday, as a prosecutor showed graphic images of the victims' bodies and described how they were discovered.
Marin County prosecutor Rosemary Slote showed the photographs during her opening statement in the trial of Joseph Naso, who she called a "serial rapist and murderer." In one, a young woman had nylon stockings stuffed in her mouth and another pair tied around her neck.
Naso, has pleaded not guilty to four counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances for the slayings of four women — all prostitutes with matching initials: 18-year-old Roxene Roggasch in 1977; 22-year-old Carmen Colon in 1978; 38-year-old Pamela Parsons in 1993; and 31-year-old Tracy Tafoya in 1994, which led to the "Double Initial' moniker for the killings. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.