A.M. Splash: Mirkarimi Hearing Continues; Mayor’s Alleged Perjury Ruled Irrelevant; New Bomb Threat Details
Eliana Lopez testifies at ethics hearing (SF Chronicle)
One second, Eliana Lopez said, sent her life spiraling into “disaster.” The Dec. 31 incident in which her husband, suspended San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, grabbed her arm causing a bruise lasted just one second, but it set off a chain of events that include his misdemeanor criminal conviction, a court order barring him from seeing his wife and the possible loss of his job.
It is irrelevant whether or not Mayor Ed Lee lied during his sworn testimony in the official misconduct proceedings against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, The City’s Ethics Commission effectively ruled on Thursday night.
On the very day that ethics commissioners considered whether to investigate alleged perjury by Mayor Ed Lee, police released bizarre new details surrounding the apparent bomb threat that interrupted the testimony at the heart of the allegations.
San Diego police on Friday morning arrived at the home of a woman who has identified herself as the mother of the suspected Colorado shooter. Shortly after 6 a.m., police started arriving at the home in an upscale part of northern San Diego. The woman had called for apparent protection. Even before police arrived, news crews were camped out in front of the home in the Torrey Highlands neighborhood.
Chevron risky deal for Kurdistan oil (SF Chronicle)
Chevron Corp. will hunt for oil in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region – the company’s first major effort in the volatile country since the 2003 invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
Oakland family seeks answers in teens death (Oakland Tribune)
The family of an 18-year-old high school student shot and killed by a police officer received the coroner’s report not long after they demanded it during a news conference Thursday morning. On the steps of the Alameda County Corner office, the family called for the release of the autopsy report on Alan Blueford, which they received later in the day but would not say what was in the report.
Marin citizens group takes over China Camp state park (Marin Independent Journal)
The keys to China Camp State Park were turned over to a Marin nonprofit group which received an “early entry” permit this week to operate the facility pending final approval by the state Department of General Services.
In what San Jose police said is the largest locally led child porn sweep ever in Northern California, detectives served search warrants Thursday morning at 20 homes in Silicon Valley. Operation Chickenhawk, which involved more than 165 detectives from 30 law enforcement agencies, targeted people suspected of possessing child pornography, according to law enforcement officials.
In July 2011, after Rahn Hoskins suffered a stroke and lost the use of his right side, he was admitted to a skilled nursing facility run by Fairmont Hospital in San Leandro. He was beginning to learn to walk again with assistance and his wife, Sandra Newell, was hoping he would be able to return to their Oakland home soon. Instead, a sore developed that was so severe that the Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War lost his leg.
Gay military personnel can wear their uniforms in San Diego’s LGBT Pride Festival and parade, the Pentagon said Thursday. An announcement from the office of the deputy assistant secretary of Defense said that wearing their uniforms is permitted “provided service members participate in their personal capacity and ensure the adherence to military service standards of appearance and wear of the military uniform.”
Dead crow found in Petaluma infected with West Nile virus (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
A dead crow found in Petaluma last week was infected with West Nile virus, the first confirmed case of the virus this year in Sonoma and Marin counties.