13-YEAR-OLD CRASHES, DIES DURING DRIVING LESSON: WOODLAND (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says a 13-year-old boy receiving a driving lesson from his father was killed when the vehicle struck a drainage ditch.
The crash on Friday night near Woodland also left the 46-year-old father with major injuries.
The CHP says the boy was traveling around 55 mph when he drifted off a county road. He steered sharply to the left twice — the second time after his father steered to the right — and crashed. The vehicle flipped over and came to rest on its roof.
The CHP says both father and son were wearing seatbelts.
HELICOPTER RESCUE LIFTS FALLEN 74-YEAR-OLD HIKER TO SAFETY: WALNUT CREEK (AP) — A 74-year-old hiker is recovering from a fall on Mount Diablo that required rescuers to airlift her to safety.
The woman fell Sunday afternoon on the eastern side of the summit in a rugged, remote area.
A California Highway Patrol helicopter lifted her out and landed nearby, where she was transferred to an air ambulance and taken to the hospital.
SACRAMENTO MOVES TO BAN NUDITY ON STREETS AND SIDEWALKS: SACRAMENTO (AP) — Sacramento officials are considering plans to close what some say is a loophole in the city’s public nudity ban.
The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1PdKahe) that a City Council committee is expected this week to fast-track amendments to the city’s code that would pretty much ban all public nudity.
Public nudity is currently prohibited in parks, playgrounds, beaches and nearby waters, but legal on city streets and sidewalks.
Bob Morton, executive director of the Texas-based Naturist Action Committee, says Sacramento is overreacting and should be focusing on bigger issues.
SF MAYOR PROPOSES RAZING PART OF MAJOR INTERSTATE: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is floating a proposal to tear down part of a major interstate and build an underground rail tunnel in a project that would open up a whole new area of the city to redevelopment, a newspaper reported Monday.
City officials plan to go public next month with the multi-billion-dollar proposal, which calls for razing Interstate 280 in the city’s Mission Bay neighborhood and rerouting Caltrain through a new underground tunnel that would also carry high-speed rail trains to the Transbay Transit Center downtown.
In addition to freeing up land now taken up by the freeway and a rail yard, the change would bring Caltrain closer to the proposed location for a new Golden State Warriors arena.
“It’s very attractive,” said Randy Rentschler, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. “The problem is, it’s also very expensive. But doing nothing is not an option.”