• NO DAMAGE REPORTED AFTER 4.3 QUAKE HITS OFF NORCAL: EUREKA (AP) — Authorities say there are no reports of damage after an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 hit off the coast of Northern California Sunday morning.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit about 39 miles southwest of Eureka at 9:25 a.m. Initially, the USGS has reported the quake as having a magnitude of 3.9.
A USGS seismologist says the quake was recorded in an area that is considered seismically active.
• MAN CRITICAL AFTER BEING SHOT, THROWN ON FREEWAY: LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man is hospitalized after being shot and thrown from a car on a busy downtown Los Angeles freeway, and police are searching for the gunman.
The victim, whose name has not been released, is hospitalized Sunday in critical condition.
Police say the man was tossed out of the car in the fast lane of Interstate 110 Saturday evening. Detectives don’t know if he was shot inside the car or somewhere else.
Officers shut down all southbound lanes by the 9th Street exit for two hours to investigate the crime scene, causing traffic to back up for miles.
Witnesses described the getaway vehicle as a burgundy or brown Camry with a blown-out rear window.
Police say the incident may be gang-related.
• MAN SETS HIMSELF ON FIRE AT OC NAIL SALON: COSTA MESA (AP) — Authorities say a man was rushed to a hospital burn unit after lighting himself on fire at an Orange County nail salon.
Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Clint Dieball says the man walked into the salon, doused himself with a flammable liquid and set fire to himself just after noon Sunday.
Someone inside the salon doused the flames with a fire extinguisher.
Dieball says the man was burned but alive when paramedics took him to a hospital.
Dieball says the man’s wife or girlfriend was inside the salon at the time, and the couple had been estranged.
• FEDS SEARCH DOCTOR’S OFFICE IN PAINKILLER PROBE: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities have searched the office of a doctor suspected of prescribing Vicodin and other painkillers to patients who had no medical need for them.
The raid took place Friday after undercover agents posing as patients at Dr. John Dimowo’s office said the physicians wrote prescriptions for them without first conducting examinations.
Dimowo was not arrested and was at work at his clinic Saturday morning.
According to a search warrant filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Dimowo wrote an average of 37 prescriptions a day for painkillers.