This Week In The News (06/24-06/28)

Man Loses Control of Vehicle, Crashes Into 4 Parked Cars

Tuesday, June 25 (CBS Los Angeles) – Jose Landazure, 75, lost control of his 1999 Ford truck Sunday afternoon and crashed into four parked cars in Huntington Park. The incident occurred at the 1900 block of East Gage Avenue, near Plaza Americana. Landazure was then hit in the face by an unidentified person; although he was bleeding, the man refused medical attention and was released at the scene. Police ruled out alcohol as a factor in the accident but continue to investigate the cause.

3 Southern New Englanders Among 7 Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Monday, June 24 (WCYB5) – On Friday, seven bikers were killed when a pickup truck collided with 10 motorcycles in Randolph, New Hampshire. About 400 people paid tribute to them during the Blessing of the Bikes ceremony in Columbia on Sunday. Members or supporters of the Marine JarHeads, the victims were identified as Michael Ferazzi, 62; Albert Mazza Jr., 59; Desma Oaks, 42; and Aaron Perry, 45, all of New Hampshire. Daniel Pareira, 58, of Rhode Island and Jo-Ann and Edward Corr, both 58, of Massachusetts were also identified. One person remained injured and hospitalized, while the pickup driver was unhurt and released after being interviewed by police.

Man Dies After Scooter Crash on Mission Beach Boardwalk

Monday, June 24 (NBC San Diego) – A 48-year-old man was killed after his dockless Lime scooter crashed on the Mission Beach Boardwalk at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Police say he lost control for unknown reasons and crashed into a female scooter rider. The man, who had complained of chest pain, later died at a hospital; the cause of death is still under investigation. The woman, also ejected from the scooter, suffered leg injuries.

Man Lying in Road in Riverside Hit and Killed        

Monday, June 24 (The Press-Enterprise) – A 26-year-old man, identified as Danny Gonzales of Riverside by the Riverside County Coroner’s Bureau, died at the scene after being hit by a white Lexus. The man was lying on the roadway, according to police, while the vehicle was traveling west on Spruce Street, near Atlanta Avenue, at the time. According to officials, the driver stayed on the scene and cooperated with investigators.

All Ammunition Purchases in California Will Soon Require a Background Check Under Voter-Approved Law

Tuesday, June 25 (KTLA) – On Monday, a new voter-approved initiative will require buyers of ammunition to undergo background checks. Proponents of the law say it will save lives, but opponents are filing suit and saying it will harm law-abiding gun owners. In the meantime, ammunition sales have surged as customers have stocked up in advance of the requirement. The program will be administered by the state Department of Justice.

New California Law Aimed at Reducing Horse Racing Deaths

Wednesday, June 26 (KCRA) – In a Wednesday statement, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced legislation that gives the California Horse Racing Board authority to suspend racing licenses to protect horses. The move follows the 30 horse deaths that occurred at Santa Anita Park this year. Under the new law, the board can also call for emergency meetings, but must notify the media by telephone at least an hour in advance. Governor Newsom recently directed the board to adopt new safety standards and review the racing, training, and medical history of horses.

California, Canada to Work Together On Reducing Auto Emissions

Wednesday, June 26 (San Francisco Chronicle) – On Wednesday, California and Canada signed a pact to clean up transportation-based greenhouse gas emissions. A plan to have 5 million zero-emission vehicles on California roads by 2030 was outlined during a joint call between California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols, Governor Gavin Newsom, and Canadian Environmental Minister Catherine McKenna. Federal proposals have threatened California fuel efficiency standards. The state air board plans to challenge a decision in court if it compromises California’s commitment to work with Canada to cut emissions, which 13 states it is working with could possibly join.

Corona Woman Died in Ortega Highway Motorcycle Crash

Monday, June 24 (The Press-Enterprise) – On Sunday, Tina Coats, 51, died at the scene of a crash involving three motorcycles on Ortega highway west of El Cariso Village. Coats was a passenger aboard a 2008 Harley-Davidson struck as two other motorcyclists rounded a curve in the roadway. The motorcycle, driven by a 62-year-old man, had stopped for traffic. The other vehicles were a 2015 Yamaha, traveling 45 to 55 mph, and a 2018 Ducati, traveling at 62 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol. One of them struck the Harley-Davidson on the left side, causing the fatal injury. Another victim injured in the crash was airlifted to a hospital, according to Cal Fire/Riverside County.

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