Sunday, November 24, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Rodman is at the top of a list no one wants to be on. He's been named GQ's No. 1 least influential celebrity of 2013. The 52-year-old former NBA player who has visited Kim Jong Un in North Korea was selected as the top pick in the magazine's third annual list of the least influential celebrities. The lineup also includes twerking pop star Miley Cyrus, President Barack Obama, and celebrity chef Paula Deen.
THE GEYSERS, Calif. (AP) — A late-season wildfire has destroyed one structure and threatened multiple geothermal power plants in the remote Geysers area of Sonoma County. Fire officials said last night the blaze covered about 3,000 acres and was 25 percent contained. Strong winds and unusually dry conditions fueled the fire, while steep terrain complicated the firefighting effort.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man whose long rap sheet inspired the state's three strikes law is back living in Fresno. KFSN-TV reports that Douglas Walker is free under the prison realignment law that sends lower-level offenders to county jails instead of state prisons. Walker's role in the 1992 fatal shooting of Kimber Reynolds prompted her father to campaign for the three strikes law.
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Preliminary testing at Malibu High School has turned up levels of PCBs that exceed regulatory limits. The school district, which announced the findings on Friday, says the toxic chemicals were found in caulking around window sills. The district tells the LA Times that there's no "acute" health risk.