Vallejo police admit poor response to children in danger
VALLEJO — Vallejo police admitted that they made a mistake by not responding quickly enough to a call that two young children were in danger of falling Tuesday from the second story of a building.
Police received the call at about 7 p.m. about the situation in the 300 block of Virginia Street, Lt. Jason Potts said.
The children were as young as 2 years old. Potts said the call was not properly prioritized.
“We’re acknowledging this as a mistake,” Potts said.
Police are currently investigating how and why the response was slow and police will make the necessary changes to procedures and protocols so that it doesn’t happen again.
California school board member apologizes for Hitler remark
CHINO — A Southern California school board member has apologized for saying that Hitler wasn’t bad during a hearing over state sex education requirements.
The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that Andrew Cruz said Wednesday he made a poor analogy during the Sept. 6 meeting of the Chino Valley Unified School District board.
Cruz spoke about parental rights during a hearing over a state sex-ed code that requires discussing same-sex relationships and gender identity, which he is against. He said at the time “it wasn’t Hitler that was bad, it was the people that follow the laws and the agenda.”
In Wednesday’s statement, Cruz said: “Of course, Hitler was awful.”
Cruz said the point of his comment was that people should stand up against bad laws like he is trying to stand up against California’s sex education mandate.
Fight over pizza slice led to San Francisco beating death
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police are looking for a woman they say beat a 65-year-old man to death with a cane in an argument over a slice of pizza.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Wednesday that Harvey Grosser of San Francisco has died, nearly a week after he was struck with a metal cane in the South of Market neighborhood.
Surveillance footage showed an unidentified woman hitting Grosser and police are looking for her.
Police say an argument over a pizza slice led to the fatal attack.