SONOMA COUNTY SUPE IN COURT AFTER PROWLING ARREST: SANTA ROSA (AP) — A Sonoma County official arrested on suspicion of prowling and burglary at a woman's house has made his first court appearance.
No charges were filed Thursday when Supervisor Efren Carrillo appeared in Sonoma County Superior Court for proceedings that lasted less than five minutes.
Prosecutor Cody Hunt asked for more time. Hunt tells the newspaper that he and Carrillo's defense attorney agreed to return Aug. 30.
Judge Gary Medvigy ordered Carrillo to stay away from the woman who called 911 early Saturday to report a shirtless man had tried to break into her bedroom window.
The 32-year-old was arrested last year after a fight outside a San Diego nightclub left a man unconscious.
2 MEN CONVICTED IN HIGH SCHOOL GANG RAPE: MARTINEZ (AP) — Two more men were found guilty Thursday for their roles in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl outside a Northern California high school.
Contra Costa County jurors convicted Marcelles Peter, 20, and Jose Montano, 22, of forcible rape, sexual penetration and forced oral copulation.
Both men could receive life sentences in prison stemming from the October 2009 assault outside Richmond High School's homecoming dance, which drew national attention.
Peter and Montano are among six men accused of raping the victim. Authorities said the girl — a sophomore at the time of the attack— was beaten, robbed and sexually abused over two hours while as many as 20 people watched without reporting the crime, causing intense community scrutiny.
Authorities say incident began when the girl, who was waiting for her father to pick her up from the dance, started drinking alcohol with several young men outside. It quickly turned into an attack in which numerous men raped and beat the girl before running away when police arrived.
Officers discovered the heavily intoxicated girl partially nude and unconscious under a picnic table. She had been suffering from a near-fatal blood alcohol level and head trauma.
HAYWARD TO PAY $1.5M IN POLICE DOG BITE CASE: HAYWARD (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area city has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging a police dog mistakenly bit an elderly man who then had to have part of his leg amputated and later died.
The Hayward Daily Review reports (http://bit.ly/12Mhk9N) that the lawsuit was filed by the family of 89-year-old Jesse Porter, who was bitten in 2011 while the dog was searching for a suspect in an armed robbery.
According to the lawsuit, police lifted the dog over a security wall at a mobile home park where Porter lived and instructed it to keep searching for the suspect.
It mistakenly bit Porter instead. Porter died weeks later.
OAKLAND SHOOTING KILLS GIRL, 8, WOUNDS 3 OTHERS: OAKLAND (AP) — An 8-year-old girl who was at a sleepover with her friend was killed and two other children and their grandmother were wounded when someone opened fire at an apartment in Oakland late Wednesday night, police said.
The shooting occurred around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday in the city's Dimond District near Interstate 580.