Monday, April 14, 2008



* When can the Golden State plan on its next big earthquake? According to a just released report, don't be surprised if a sizeable quake hits the state by 2037. A new report says there is a 99.7 percent chance that a magnitude 6.7 or larger quake will strike California in the next 30 years. Southern California is slightly more at risk than Northern California, according to the report, which is a combined effort by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Southern California Earthquake Center, (SCEC) and the California Geological Survey. The last major quake to hit California was the 1994 Northridge quake which resulted in some $25 billion in damage and 72 fatalities.

* A man will spend several decades behind bars after receiving a 58-year sentence for kidnapping and raping a 22-year-old San Diego woman. Larry Eugene Wilson got the sentence nearly a decade after the crime. Authorities say Wilson kidnapped, then raped the woman numerous times back in July of 1999. The rapes reportedly took place in Balboa Park and at a trolley station in La Mesa. Authorities did not arrest the man until last year after DNA evidence proved he was the attacker.

* A reporter from KTTV (, who alleged that Los Angeles Police Department officers used excessive force on her during a May Day 2007 protest at MacArthur Park, has filed a civil suit against the LAPD. Christina Gonzalez is asking for unspecified damages, claiming she was injured by police who targeted her among others because she was with the press and because she is Hispanic.

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* 7:10 p.m. (Dodger Stadium) Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers
* 7:15 p.m. (AT&T Park) Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants

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