SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford in Sacramento, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric exam has been made public. A federal judge has granted the release of the 132-minute recording in response to a motion filed by the Sacramento Bee. The 1975 recording of Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme was made two weeks after she aimed her pistol at Ford. The gun did not go off. Fromme was wrestled to the ground by a Secret Service agent.
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) - A Sikh man is being prevented from serving on a Northern California jury because of the ceremonial weapon he carries as part of his religion. CBS13-TV in Sacramento reports that Gursant Singh is scheduled for jury duty in Sutter County next week. But Singh says he's been told that when he arrives at the courthouse, he should not bring his kirpan, a dagger that Sikhs carry and that must not be removed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear. The Irwindale City Council delayed a decision for two weeks last night on declaring the Sriracha (suhr-AH'-chuh) plant a public nuisance.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco hospital will use a $100 million gift to focus on premature birth around the globe. The 10-year project is being announced today by the University of California, San Francisco's Benioff Children's Hospitals. It will be funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff and wife Lynne.
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The wife of a San Diego police officer accused of domestic violence is standing by her husband and thinks SDPD should do the same.