SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The speaker of the California Assembly says he doesn't understand why San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has not yet resigned amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment.
Democratic Assembly Speaker John Perez told reporters Monday that the allegations from 10 women describing years of groping and other alleged inappropriate behavior have "incapacitated" Filner as mayor.
The first-term Democratic mayor and former congressman said he would begin two weeks of intensive therapy Monday. He faces a lawsuit from his former communications director and growing calls for his resignation.
Perez, of Los Angeles, says Filner's resignation would be a faster and more favorable resolution than a recall election.
Perez also criticized comments by Filner's attorney, who said the city should cover his legal costs because he was not given sexual harassment training.
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Fire crews will again confront strong Santa Ana winds on Tuesday amid gusts of up to 40 miles per hour as they battle the deadly Woolsey Fire, which has burned 97,620 acres, destroyed 483 structures, threatened another 57,000, forced the evacuation of more than 265,000 people in Los Angeles and Ventura counties and is 47 percent contained, with full containment expected Sunday.
A vehicle fire displaced one adult and two children Wednesday when it spread to several trees, a fence and caused damage to the windows of a home in Encanto, authorities said.
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A transient who later committed suicide was the killer of a mentally disabled Carlsbad woman whose Valentine's Day slaying went unsolved for nearly a dozen years, authorities announced Tuesday.
Firefighters struggled to contain the most deadly and destructive wildfire in California history Tuesday while mobile coroner's teams combed the incinerated remains of a once thriving town and its environs looking for more victims of the carnage.