Tuesday, April 29, 2008



* Home prices continue to drop in the Bay Area, according to a report from Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller. The average cost of a home in this region of the state dropped just over 17 percent year-over-year in February. That compares to just over 13 percent in January and nearly 11 percent in December.

* Tooth fragments located in the body of 66-year-old David Martin, the San Diego area triathlete killed in a shark attack last Friday off Solana Beach, show that the creature was a great white shark. Martin, who bled to death, was swimming with others around 7 a.m. when he was attacked. The shark was reportedly 15 to 16 feet long.

* Lawanda Jackson, 49, a former UCLA Medical Center employee, was indicted for allegedly accessing the records of a number of high-profile patients. She reportedly then sold the information to a media outlet. Jackson, who will be arraigned on June 9, could face up to a decade in jail if convicted.


* The Los Angeles Dodgers got one run in the ninth inning in a 7-6 victory at Florida. Meantime, the San Diego Padres dropped a 7-4 decision in Philadelphia to start a nine-game East Coast trip.

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