SANTA CLARITA, California (AP) - A 32-year-old Iraq war veteran who inherited a love of horses and a dedication to military service from his late father is saddling up his horse with plans to ride it from California to the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial in Washington, D.C. During the six-month ride beginning Monday, Colt Romberger also wants to shed light on the effects of Agent Orange. The defoliant sprayed on the Vietnam countryside during the war was blamed for the brain-wasting disease that killed Romberger's father.
PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man shot by a carjacker who went on a shooting rampage through several Los Angeles suburbs has died. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said late Saturday that deputies continue their search for the gunman.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a man officers shot and killed on a busy California highway was attempting a carjacking. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that officers with the California Highway Patrol told the armed man to drop the weapon before shooting him.
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) - A marine biologist says killer whales have gone an unprecedented killing spree in California's Monterey Bay, attacking and feeding on gray whale calves. Nancy Black says orcas have killed four gray whale calves in eight days. The calves and their mothers are migrating up the California coast from Mexico. Black says the arrival in Northern California was a few weeks later than usual this year, so a lot of hungry killer whales were waiting.
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