• SF POLICE REPORT CITY’S SECOND HOMICIDE OF YEAR: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police are looking for a gunman who shot and killed a 26-year-old man as he drove near Fillmore and Geary streets in San Francisco Saturday evening.
A police spokesman says the man — the city’s second homicide victim of the year — was shot when the gunman fired at him multiple times around 5:30 p.m.
After the shooting, the victim’s car crashed into a parked car, while the gunman ran to a white or silver vehicle and fled.
The victim died after being taken to a hospital. His name has not been released.
• CALIF. TEACHER WITH PORN PAST CAN APPEAL DISMISSAL: OXNARD (AP) — A middle-school science teacher fired after students learned she had appeared in pornographic movies has until Feb. 13 to decide whether to appeal the decision dismissing her from the classroom.
The three-judge Commission on Professional Competence ruled this month that 32-year-old Stacie Halas should not get her job back.
The Los Angeles Times reports Halas can appeal the decision to Ventura County Superior Court. Her lawyer, Richard Schwab, tells the newspaper Halas hasn’t decided whether to do so.
On Wednesday, the Oxnard School District Board of Trustees moved to terminate her administrative pay as of Feb. 13.
Halas was fired in April from her job as a science teacher at Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard after online videos of her in porn were discovered by students and teachers.
• CALIF COLLEGE POLICE FAULTED IN PEPPER SPRAY MELEE: SANTA MONICA (AP) — An independent review finds the use of pepper spray by campus police during a student protest outside a Santa Monica College Board of Trustees meeting in April did not comply with policy.
The Los Angeles Times says the report finds that although most campus officers acted with restraint, the use of pepper spray and a raised baton by one officer was inappropriate.
The review says the melee was exacerbated by inadequate planning by campus police and pushing and grabbing by some student demonstrators, according to the newspaper.
The report listed 13 recommendations, including better planning before large gatherings and increased training of campus police.
Nearly 100 protesters had gathered to voice anger over a proposed fee plan that would raise prices on in-demand courses.
• MAN FATALLY SHOT AT TORRANCE ROCK CONCERT: TORRANCE (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators are searching for two suspects after a man was fatally shot and another man was stabbed at a rock concert in Torrance.
Sheriff’s officials say the victims were at a concert inside the Alpine Village Center when a fight broke out and spilled into the parking lot early Sunday.
At some point one victim was shot by an unknown gunman. Paramedics rushed him to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The second man was stabbed during the fight and was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.
Investigators believe each attack involves a separate suspect.
• POLICE REVIEW SURVEILLANCE VIDEO IN BART SHOOTING: SAN LEANDRO (AP) — Officials say a man shot and killed Saturday outside of a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in San Leandro may have been hit by gunfire intended for somebody else.
BART police say the man — whose name has not been released — may have been caught in a crossfire during a shooting outside the Bayfair station around 12:20 p.m. Saturday.
The shooting also left a woman with wounds that were not considered to be life threatening.
One person was arrested after the shooting. The suspect’s name or age has not been released.
Officials have not said what may have sparked the shooting, but detectives were reviewing surveillance video and following up on leads.
• STANDOFF SUSPECT SETS FIRE TO INGLEWOOD MOTEL ROOM: INGLEWOOD (AP) — A two hour standoff at an Inglewood motel ended with a suspect taken into custody after he set fire inside a room and then climbed down the outside of the building.
Police Lt. Neil Cochran says 37-year-old Danny Harley was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of arson and placed on a 72-hour mental health detention.
Officers were called to the Motel 6 on Century Boulevard after someone reported loud banging inside a room on the ninth floor.
The room’s occupant would not open the door and eventually climbed down from balcony to balcony before police intercepted him on the second floor.
A news photographer at the scene tells CNS at one point during the standoff, Harley held a knife to his own throat and threatened to harm himself.
• SAN DIEGO RAPIST BIKER GETS MORE THAN 250 YEARS: SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County’s top prosecutor says a motorcycle club president has been sentenced to more than 250 years in prison for the rapes of two victims.
District attorney Bonnie M. Dumanis says 40-year-old Stephen Boyle was sentenced Friday to 250 years plus an additional 13 years in state prison on six felony counts of rape.
In October 2011, Boyle was president of the south county chapter of the Grifters motorcycle club when he kidnapped the victim at an annual motorcycle camping event in Warning Springs. He drove her to a remote location and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint.
Investigation revealed another victim.
Dumanis says both victims suffered terribly and demonstrated bravery for coming forward, leading to Boyle’s October conviction.
She called the Grifters an “otherwise family-friendly, community service-oriented organization.”