MENIFEE TENTATIVELY OKS UNDERGROUND BUNKERS: MENIFEE (AP) — In case of a nuclear war or zombie disaster, you might want to consider Menifee.
The City Council on Tuesday tentatively approved an ordinance to permit and regulate underground survival bunkers in the city east of Los Angeles. Final approval is expected within 30 days.
Supporters in the Riverside County city have argued that property owners should have the right to build the shelters on their own land while critics worry that the underground rooms could conceal criminal activity, such as drug manufacturing.
2 MORE SAY THEY HAD UNDERAGE SEX WITH TEACHER: REDLANDS (AP) — Investigators say two more victims have come forward to say they had underage sex with a Southern California teacher who allegedly had a baby fathered by a 16-year-old student.
Redlands police spokesman Carl Baker said Wednesday that the 22-year-old and 20-year-old men were both students Redlands High School when teacher Laura Whitehurst began sexual relationships with them.
Whitehurst, who's 28, was arrested Monday on suspicion of having unlawful sex with a Citrus Valley High School student, beginning when he was 16. He's now 17.
The 22-year-old man says he had sex with Whitehurst as a junior, and a 20-year-old says they were together when he was a freshman. Their alleged relationships overlapped, in 2007 and 2008.
RV DRIVER SLAMS INTO 30 PARKED CARS IN LOS ANGELES: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say the driver of a 25-foot recreational vehicle plowed into 30 parked cars, a power pole and an apartment building in the San Fernando Valley but there were no serious injuries.
Police Sgt. Cameron Dunnet says the driver, who's about 50, lost control of the RV shortly before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in Sherman Oaks.
In addition to hitting parked cars and the power pole, Dunnet says the driver hit a chain link fence, a wall and several electrical boxes, knocking out power to some apartments.
CHIEF SAYS POLICE GET THREATS AFTER DOG KILLED: HAWTHORNE (AP) — A Southern California police chief is asking angry members of the community to stop making threats after a video widely circulated on social media showed an officer fatally shooting a Rottweiler.
Hawthorne police Chief Robert Fager said Wednesday that his employees are getting "criminal threats of harm" after the video of Sunday's shooting surfaced.
The shooting happened after police surrounded a home where a gunman reportedly robbed two people.
A cellphone video, that had nearly 3 million views on YouTube by Wednesday afternoon, shows the dog lunging at officers who handcuffed its master before being shot four times.
The dog's owner, Leon Rosby, says police needlessly killed his dog. His lawyer, Michael Gulden, says Rosby's complaint will be added to an existing lawsuit against police.