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Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

HONOLULU (AP) - A law enforcement official says surveillance video from San Jose International Airport shows the boy who survived a flight to Hawaii in a plane's wheel well was on the airfield seven hours before the jet departed.

The official who's been briefed on the investigation was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity.

The official told The Associated Press that the 15-year-old stowaway from Santa Clara, Calif., got on the airfield a little after 1 a.m. Sunday and went undetected for hours in what is supposed to be a secured area of the airport.

The boy popped out of the wheel well after the Boeing 767 landed in Maui and was resting Tuesday at a Honolulu hospital. Child welfare officials are working to return him to Northern California.


Crews knock down 3-alarm blaze in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco fire officials say a three-alarm blaze has been knocked down after destroying one house, damaging two others and leaving one firefighter with minor burns.

Fire spokeswoman Sylvia Rivera says crews responded to a fire at a duplex around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the city's Duboce Triangle neighborhood.

Rivera says firefighters asked for a second alarm when the roof collapsed and called for a third alarm as flames began spreading to a second building by 2 p.m. A third building was damaged as flames spread due to heavy winds.

The fire was under control by 3 p.m.

Deputy Fire Chief Mark Gonzales says one firefighter was taken to a local hospital with minor hand burns from melting tar that fell through a roof.

No other injuries were reported.


Warriors announce new plans for SF arena

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Golden State Warriors have agreed to terms to buy 12 acres of land in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood to build a new arena.

The Warriors announced Tuesday that they would buy the land from The team was originally hoping to build a new arena on San Francisco's waterfront but those plans faced opposition from critics concerned about traffic, environmental issues and blocked views of the Bay Bridge.

The proposed arena will hold about 18,000 seats. The Warriors say it will be privately financed on private land near the San Francisco Giants' ballpark.

Golden State is targeting the 2018-19 season to open the arena. The team first arrived in San Francisco in 1962 and played there until moving to Oakland for the 1971-72 season.


Alleged gunman shot by Riverside County deputy

MENIFEE, Calif. (AP) - The Riverside County Sheriff's Department says a man has been killed after pointing a gun at deputies.

Authorities say deputies were called to a home in Menifee Monday night to check on a man's welfare and found him in the garage.

Deputies offered assistance but they say the man refused and instead pointed a handgun at them.

At least one deputy opened fire, hitting the man, who died at the scene. His name hasn't been released.


Explosives found in vehicle in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities have identified the man who was arrested in San Francisco's Presidio after a U.S. Park Service officer allegedly found explosives in the back of his vehicle.

Park service spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet says a park service police officer pulled 46-year-old Eric Smith, of San Francisco, over for a traffic violation a little after 9 p.m. Monday. She says Smith told the officer he had fireworks in the back of the car.

The officer could not determine what the devices were, so the San Francisco police bomb squad was called in. Two businesses near Crissy Field were also evacuated.

The bomb squad determined the two devices, which Picavet said looked like dynamite, were explosive and detonated them at an undisclosed location a little after 1 a.m.

Smith told KTVU-TV he thoughts officers overreacted.


Guilty plea in crash that killed state worker

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A Fresno woman is facing 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in a 2012 crash that killed a state transportation worker.

The Fresno Bee reports that 28-year-old Alyssa Villanueva entered the plea on Monday. She also pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of the crash on Highway 99 in Fresno.

Investigators say Villanueva was behind the wheel of a 2007 Nissan Altima around 2 a.m. on July 11, 2012 when she crossed into an area where crews were resurfacing the highway and fatally struck 24-year-old Regan Johnson.

Investigators allegedly later found the damaged car hidden under a tarp at the apartment complex where Villanueva lives.

Prosecutors say Villanueva is scheduled to be sentenced on May 19.


2 stabbed outside San Francisco strip club

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police are trying to determine what prompted someone to stab two men outside a strip club in one of San Francisco's popular entertainment districts.

One of the men's wounds was described as life-threatening. The stabbing occurred a little after 1 a.m. Tuesday in the city's North Beach neighborhood.

Police spokesman Albie Esparza says the victims - a 24-year-old man and an 18-year-old man - were stabbed in the abdomen during an altercation.

Investigators are reviewing nearby surveillance cameras to try to get a description of the suspect, but don't know yet what prompted the stabbing. No arrests have been made.


GOP candidate releases education policy overview

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is releasing his proposals to fix California schools, which include getting rid of the state's complex education code and sending state funding directly to schools rather than districts.

The former U.S. Treasury official also wants to expand the number of charter schools allowed in California, a common Republican aspiration.

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown has received widespread praise for restructuring the state's school financing system to send more money to schools with the highest proportion of low-income students, English-learners and foster children.

But Kashkari says Brown's fixes are merely tinkering in a school system that is failing minority students. Yet he offers few details on how he would execute his ideas or ensure that schools are accountable in their spending, teaching and testing practices.


California city council to take up bikini baristas

CLOVIS, Calif. (AP) - Officials in a Central California city have agreed to review the business license of a coffee shop that features baristas in bikinis.

The Bottom's Up coffee shop in Clovis has run into opposition from some residents. One of those residents, Candice Eslick, presented the City Council with a petition on Monday.

Eslick said she wants the shop to move its menu inside. The menu has racy names, and Eslick said she's seen young children reading it and taking photos next to the baristas.

The Fresno Bee reports that the council agreed to look into that issue and the shop's business license at its May 19 meeting.

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