MAN, 72, ACCUSED OF VIEWING PORN AT RESTAURANT: MENIFEE (AP) — A 72-year-old Southern California man was arrested after allegedly using free Wi-Fi at a restaurant to view child porn on his laptop, authorities said.
Deputies responded to the Countryside Marketplace in Menifee Monday morning after a customer complained that a man was looking at pornography.
The deputies confirmed Charles Turton Cook was viewing child porn over the restaurant's open wireless network.
A subsequent search of his residence revealed Cook had "numerous digital photographs depicting young male children on his laptop," Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt. Glenn Williams said in a written statement.
Cook was booked for investigation of possessing pornography, according to the newspaper.
8 INJURED WHEN SUV GOES INTO STARBUCKS: FOLSOM (AP) — Police say eight people were injured, one seriously, when an SUV plowed into a Starbucks store in Northern California.
The crash in Folsom occurred a little before 3 p.m. Tuesday. Police said the driver of the Lexus SUV had parked and was trying to adjust the position of her vehicle when she accelerated.
The SUV went around barriers and into the store. The driver and a passenger in the vehicle were not injured.
Six people inside the store were taken to a hospital, one of them with serious injuries. The other five people's injuries were considered minor.
Police say the driver did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol and was not on a cellphone.
SAN FRANCISCO SUPERVISORS TRY TO HELP RENTERS: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco renters facing high prices and evictions are getting some help from city supervisors.
Supervisors approved three measures on Tuesday that are intended to help people who are evicted find new housing and keep existing rental units on the market.
Under one of the measures, tenants who are evicted would be given priority for publicly funded housing. Another would give property owners the right to upgrade or alter some 52,000 existing housing units that don't meet zoning laws. And the third would make it more difficult for owners to take rental units off the market by merging multiple units into a single-family home, converting them to commercial or other use or demolishing them.
SRIRACHA MAKER: CALIFORNIA HALTING SAUCE SHIPMENTS: LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California-based maker of Sriracha says it can't ship any more of its popular hot sauces to food distributors until next month because the state Department of Public Health is now enforcing stricter guidelines.
Huy Fong Foods says the regulations require the sauces be held for 35 days before they are shipped.
The action is the company's second setback in recent weeks. It's being sued by the Los Angeles suburb of Irwindale for filling its air with eye-burning odors from its pepper-grinding sauce operation.
Last month, a judge ordered Huy Fong to stop producing the odors until air-quality experts can determine how to mitigate them.
Pepper grinding operations at the plant have concluded until next year.