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Shooting Rampage; Dogs Saved; Viral Sea Lions: Top CA Stories

It was another busy news week across California. Missed the headlines on Patch? Whether you’re looking for breaking or bizarre news, or sweet or silly features, we’ve rounded up some of the most share-worthy stories from the past week.

From another deadly mass shooting in California, to convicted mass murderer Charles Manson being hospitalized, take a look back at the top 10 news stories across the state over the past week.

1. Hate Crimes Increase In California: FBI

Of the more than 6,000 crimes reported, 57.5 percent were motivated by race or ethnicity, according to the agency.

2. Rancho Tehama Shootings Death Toll Rises To 6

A shooting spree in a rural Northern California community killed six people, including the gunman, this week.

“Being a teacher in 2017 means being scared for your life every single day you go to do your job,” Casey Delorenzo wrote.

3. Charles Manson Hospitalized: ‘It’s Just A Matter Of Time’

Charles Manson, the most infamous killer in LA history, has been hospitalized and reportedly near death

4. China Releases UCLA Players Suspected Of Shoplifting

The three players arrested in China on suspicion of shoplifting returned to Los Angeles Tuesday.

5. Murrieta Family Mourns Toddler After Misdiagnosis

A local family said their 18-month-old daughter was misdiagnosed on Oct. 30, two days before she suddenly died.

6. ‘Incorrectly Restrained’ Boy, 4, Dies Following Whitewater Crash

California Highway Patrol officials say the young child was not in a proper child safety seat at the time of the wreck.

7. Suspect Slaps, Yells Racial Slurs At BART Rider

A video of the incident has been viewed thousands of times on YouTube.

8. Thousands Apply To Adopt 78 Abused Bulldogs In Westminster

78 French and English Bulldogs were found in disgusting conditions at an illegal Westminster breeding operation; Thousands want to adopt.

9. 18 Dogs Saved From ‘Horrid Conditions’: RivCo Animal Cruelty Case

VIDEO: Watch as some of the pups are treated after they were found crammed into a wire crate, covered in their own feces.

10. Sea Lion Waited On A Friend & Together They’re Viral: The DoDo

A Laguna Beach sea lion waited on a friend before hitting the open water and made it to the Dodo this week.


Image courtesy of the Riverside County Department of Animal Services