Weekend outlook

Friday will start with fog but the rest of the day will be pleasant. Saturday will have sun and clouds with the best chance of rain Saturday night.

Garoppolo Gets 49ers To Super Bowl With Handoffs Not Throws

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Maybe it was fitting that Jimmy Garoppolo did his best Bob Griese impersonation in the victory that sent the San Francisco 49ers to Griese’s old stomping grounds in Miami for the Super Bowl. Perhaps no quarterback since the former Dolphins Hall of Famer had ever done less in the game that led his team to the Super Bowl than Garoppolo did last Sunday when he threw only eight passes in a 37-20 victory over Green Bay. That’s led to some predictable skepticism about whether Garoppolo should get credit for leading the Niners to the Super Bowl or if he’s just along for the ride. “That’s wild that he takes criticism for that,” left tackle Joe Staley said Thursday. “We won the game. We were doing what we needed to do to win the game and that’s the main point of an NFL football game. I think he would be pretty sad if he threw 450 and we lost, so it doesn’t really matter.” Garoppolo acknowledged he hears the criticism that he didn’t do much to get San Francisco this far…

Stockton Neighborhood Evacuated After Bomb Squad Called To Residence

STOCKTON (CBS13) — A Stockton neighborhood has been evacuated after officers responding to a home for a death investigation located potential explosives, authorities said. The scene is in the 2900 block of Rockford Avenue. The Stockton Police Department said officers were initially called out to the residence at around 9:10 a.m. for a death investigation. Police said they discovered apparent military ordinances inside the residence and called the bomb squad onto the scene. It is unclear how many homes were evacuated at this time. Stockton PD said the Red Cross has opened an evacuation center for those affected which is located at the Arnold Rue Community Center in the 5700 block of Lorraine Avenue. No further details have been released at this time. This is a developing story. Stay with CBS13 for more updates.

Firefighters Who Died In Australia Were On California Tanker

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom says the three American flight crew members who died when their aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia were part of a crew on a California-based tanker. Newsom in a statement on Thursday did not identify the crew members but called them heroes. The premier of Australia’s New South Wales confirmed the crash deaths in the Snowy Monaro region as Australia attempts to deal with an unprecedented fire season that has left a large swath of destruction. Canada-based Coulson Aviation says one of its Lockheed large air tankers was lost after it left Richmond in New South Wales with retardant for a firebombing mission.

Sacramento Man Gets 34 Years To Life After Murder of Lincoln Man

LINCOLN (CBS13) — A 39-year-old Sacramento man was sentenced to 34 years to life in prison on Thursday after being convicted of the 2017 murder of a Lincoln man. Jack Moore, 39, of Sacramento, previously pled guilty to one count of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in connection with an armed robbery in October 2017 that left one man dead and another critically injured, the Placer County District Attorney’s office said. MORE: Suspects At Large After Deadly Shooting In Lincoln Two suspects were sought after the incident. The second suspect, Daniel Morrison, 41, of Lincoln, pled guilty on July 25, 2019, and was sentenced on Sept. 25, 2019, to eight years in prison. Morrison drove Moore to the area where the robbery and shooting occurred, the D.A.’s office said. Court records said that two masked men entered the victim’s, David Robles, home on the 800 block of E. 8th Street on Oct. 28, 2017, demanding drugs and money. When Robles denied, Moore shot the victim in order to scare Robles into complying. Investigators said they discovered that the gunshot was never meant…

Pair Arrested on Suspicion of Robbing Pawn Shop, Pepper Spraying Employee

A man and woman accused in a pawn shop jewelry theft in Palm Desert that included pepper spraying a store employee were both behind bars Thursday. Riverside County sheriff’s deputies responded to a robbery call at 12:34 p.m. Wednesday at Pawnshield Fine Jewelry and Loan, at 74-836 Technology Drive, the department reported. Store employees said that a woman — later identified as Jennifer Ann Andrews, 36, of Yucaipa — entered the store, pepper sprayed an employee and stole jewelry before fleeing. As the deputies responded to the call, they saw a car reported to have been involved in the robbery driving away from the location. Deputies pulled the car over and detained Andrews and Richard Ray Gonzales, 28, of San Bernardino, prior to getting a search warrant to look through the car, which was transported to an impound lot in the meantime. A search of the car yielded pepper spray and jewelry stolen from the pawn shop. The pair were arrested and transported to the Indio jail on suspicion of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit a crime, according to sheriff’s…

Police Identify Infant Allegedly Shaken to Death by Father in Indio

An infant who died last week was identified by authorities Thursday. Marcos Fabian Fernandez was two days away from turning 3 months old when he was carried into John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio by his parents with traumatic injuries during the early morning hours of Jan. 16, according to Indio police spokesman Benjamin Guitron. His parents, Leonardo Daniel Alvarado Fernandez, 33, and Zue Itzayana Flores Urias, 26, were arrested hours later on suspicion of his murder, an act they claimed was “God’s will,” police said. The pair pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges on Tuesday. In addition to murder, Fernandez was also charged with torture, two counts of wilful cruelty to a child and assault on a child under 8 years old resulting in death. The murder charge against him includes a special- circumstance allegation of inflicting torture, making him eligible for the death penalty if the district attorney decides to pursue it. Police say Fernandez admitted to detectives that he shook his son until he stopped breathing as his wife watched, according to a court declaration in support of increased…

Voice of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy reproduced by 3-D printing a vocal tract

Scientists have revealed what the voice of a mummified Egyptian priest who lived 3,000 years ago would have sounded like by 3-D printing his vocal tract. The team were able to accurately reproduce a single sound, which sounds a bit like a long, exasperated “meh” without the “m.” David Howard, one of the academics behind the project, describes it as falling somewhere between the vowels in the English words “bed” and “bad.” “The sound you hear is the sound of his vocal tract in the position he is lying in the sarcophagus,” said Howard, who is professor of electrical engineering at Royal Holloway, University of London. Howard has already reproduced the vocal tracts of living people, including his own, using this same method and found that the sounds produced were very realistic. However, this is the first time the technique has been applied to human remains. The results were published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports. Sound, not speech The team chose the mummy of the Egyptian priest Nesyamun from the Leeds City Museum in the UK because the soft tissue in the throat and vocal…

La Mesa business owner charged for altercation and committing lewd acts in public

LA MESA (KUSI) – La Mesa business owner Peter Carzis, who was captured on video in a physical altercation with members of the San Diego media, as well as committing an alleged lewd act with a woman on the sidewalk outside his clothing store, was charged Thursday with felony vandalism and misdemeanor counts of battery and committing a lewd act in public. Carzis, 76, the owner of Peter’s Men’s Apparel on La Mesa Boulevard, is slated to be arraigned on Feb. 24 for allegedly attacking news reporters and photographers who were attempting to interview him outside his business regarding other alleged crimes. The news crews gathered in front of the business Monday regarding a video posted on the “La Mesa Happenings” Facebook page. The video appeared to show a man, alleged to be Carzis, with his hands up a woman’s shirt outside the store. Carzis also allegedly spit at a man outside the business on Saturday afternoon, La Mesa police Lt. Greg Runge said. On Sunday night, the La Mesa Police Department said in a Twitter post that the department was “aware of the video…

Juvenile driver allegedly involved in deadly Mission Valley crash arraigned

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A 17-year-old boy who was allegedly behind the wheel during a solo-vehicle crash in Mission Valley that killed two teenage passengers and injured two others pleaded not guilty to multiple charges Thursday during an arraignment conducted at a Hillcrest hospital room. The unidentified teen was allegedly driving a 2008 BMW that veered off a freeway off-ramp and caught fire around 3:15 a.m. Saturday, killing two 15-year-old boys, according to the California Highway Patrol. Relatives and officials identified the two deceased teens as Gustavo Beltran and David Chavez. The crash occurred on the off-ramp from southbound state Route 163 to westbound Interstate 8, according to the CHP. Due to the driver’s age, prosecutors declined to comment on what charges he’s facing, his current medical condition or the conditions of the two surviving passengers. Deputy District Attorney Hung Bach told reporters outside UC San Diego Medical Center the boy will be transferred to juvenile hall upon his release from the hospital. He is due in court Feb. 26 for a readiness conference. Though prosecutors declined to discuss specifics on the circumstances behind the…

9 parents separated from families return to children in US

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As his long-lost son walked toward him in an airport terminal, a sobbing David Xol stretched out his arms, fell to one knee and embraced the boy for about three minutes, crying into his shoulder. He had not held the child since May 2018, when border agents pulled then-7-year-old Byron away inside a detention facility. They were separated under President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy — the father deported to Guatemala, the son placed in a series of government facilities before ending up with a host family in Texas. Xol was one of nine parents who won the exceedingly rare chance to return to the U.S. after being deported under family separation. They arrived Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport to be reunited with children they hadn’t seen in a year and a half or longer under the order of a federal judge who found the U.S. government had unlawfully prevented them from seeking asylum. After embracing, David stood and patted Byron, now 9, on the head. “He was small,” the father said. “He grew a lot.” The reunion was a powerful reminder of…

California tribes greenlit to begin sports betting push

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A measure to allow sports betting in California could be on the November 2020 ballot. California’s attorney general on Tuesday allowed a coalition to collect signatures for a gambling proposal that would allow betting on professional and college sports at tribal casinos. The proposed ballot initiative was put forth by 18 tribes in the state led by the Pechanga band of Luiseño Indians. They need nearly a million signatures to get the measure on this year’s ballot. The text reads that a 10% tax would be imposed on sports-wagering profits at horse-racing tracks; directs portion of revenues to enforcement and problem-gambling programs. Categories: California News, Politics, Sports

3 Charged in Violent Torrance 7-Eleven Robbery That Left Clerk in a Coma

Three people have been charged in a 7-Eleven robbery that left the Torrance store’s clerk in a coma after one of the thieves beat him, prosecutors said Thursday. Sekope Tuitavuki, 26, and William Sione Satuala aka Baby Loc, 20, both of Long Beach, and Jordyn Kiane Kolone aka Jojo Kolone, 19, of Harbor City are each facing a second-degree robbery charge, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. Satuala is additionally accused of dissuading a witness by force with allegations of causing great bodily injury. The victim — identified on a GoFundMe page as father of four Syed Ali — has remained in a coma since the Jan. 11 incident, authorities said. Tuitavuki and Kolone allegedly went into the store at 1730 Sepulveda Blvd. around 1 a.m. and left with beer they hadn’t paid for. When the 49-year-old clerk chased them outside, Satuala attacked the man, prosecutors said. Syed Ali lies in a hospital bed in this undated photo posted to a GoFundMe page. Ali’s skull was fractured and he has been left with permanent brain damage, according to the…

3 Americans Killed in Firefighting Plane Crash in Australia Were on California Tanker, Newsom Says

California’s governor says the three American flight crew members who died when their aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia were part of a crew on a California-based tanker. Gov. Gavin Newsom in a statement on Thursday did not identify the crew members but called them heroes. “Jennifer and I are heartbroken to learn of the air tanker crash in Australia that claimed the lives of three heroic American firefighters,” Newsom said in a statement. “We extend our sincere condolences to the families of the crew, their friends and loved ones, and our own CAL FIRE family who worked, fought fires, and trained with the crew of Tanker 134.” The premier of Australia’s New South Wales confirmed the crash deaths in the Snowy Monaro region as Australia attempts to deal with an unprecedented fire season that has left a large swath of destruction. Canada-based Coulson Aviation says one of its Lockheed large air tankers was lost after it left Richmond in New South Wales with retardant for a firebombing mission. “This tragic accident reminds us all of the too-high cost of the…

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