Friday, August 8, 2014
Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. TICKETLESS TRAVELER JAILED AGAIN
A woman who flew from San Jose to Los Angeles without a boarding pass and has made repeated attempts to sneak aboard flights was back at the airport and is now back in jail. Sixty-two-year-old Marilyn Hartman is being held on $10,000 bail after her latest arrest at LAX.
2. JONESTOWN REMAINS, AND MEMORIES, EMERGE AGAIN
More than 35 years after the infamous suicide-murder of some 900 people — many forced to drink a cyanide-laced grape punch — in Jonestown, Guyana, the cremated remains of nine of the victims were found in a dilapidated former funeral home in Delaware.
3. AUTHORITIES SAY HUNTER, NOT POT GROWERS, SPARKED HUGE YOSEMITE BLAZE
A hunter has been charged with starting the state's third-largest wildfire, a 2013 blaze that charred hundreds of square miles of land in Yosemite National Park and the Stanislaus National Forest. Authorities say 32-year-old Keith Emerald previously blamed the blaze on marijuana growers.
4. GRAYING SMOKEY TURNS 70
Smokey Bear is turning 70 — but no candles at the party, please. As the friendly, huggable bear with the brimmed hat and shovel enters his golden years, he's burning up Twitter. But his message of fire prevention through personal responsibility hasn't changed much.
5. RARE REDWOOD LIVES ON
A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city has been safely replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks.