SAN DIEGO (AP) - Bob Filner has been sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years of probation for harassing women while he was mayor of San Diego. The former 10-term congressman learned his punishment today in San Diego, two months after pleading guilty to one felony and two misdemeanors. The felony was for putting a woman in a headlock, and the other counts were for kissing another woman on the lips and for grabbing the buttocks of another.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern Californians enduring near-freezing temperatures can now expect strong winds. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning through 4 a.m. tomorrow for the San Gabriel Mountains, the Santa Monica Recreational Area and the Santa Clarita Valley. Forecasters say strong northeast winds will also be felt today and tomorrow in most of metropolitan LA, including the San Fernando Valley, along the coast and downtown.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - On New Year's Day, they'll finally travel that last 20 feet. Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill and Darlene Love - the principal subjects of the documentary film "20 Feet from Stardom" - are set to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the 100th Rose Bowl game in Pasadena. The four singers are background vocalists for such superstars as Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox, baseball's winningest managers over the past four decades, were unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame today. Torre finished his career by leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to two NL West titles in three seasons. Torre became the fifth manager to win four World Series championships, leading the Yankees to titles in 1996 and from 1998-00.
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