Yahoo CEO's brother gets 3 years of probation
The brother of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been sentenced to three years of probation following his arrest for allegedly beating his former girlfriend.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports 34-year-old Mason Mayer pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge of misdemeanor false imprisonment under a plea deal with San Francisco prosecutors.
Mayer was arrested in November and charged with three felonies -- assault, false imprisonment and domestic violence.
Prosecutors say they agreed to the plea bargain partly to allow Mayer's former girlfriend to avoid the stress of a trial.
In court Friday, 31-year-old Kelli Ann Trent said she delayed reporting the alleged domestic violence because Mayer threatened to use his family's "power and influence" to ruin her name.
Mayer and his attorney didn't comment during Friday's hearing.
Teacher accused of watching porn in school
A substitute teacher is under investigation following accusations that he was watching pornography at an elementary school.
The Sacramento Bee reports that a junior high school-age student at Orchard Elementary School in Rio Linda reported seeing a nude person on the male substitute teacher's computer screen earlier this week.
His name has not been
Twin Rivers Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Tom Janis says parents have been notified and the substitute teacher has been banned from their campuses until the investigation is completed.
Janis declined to discuss the incident or the teacher's history with the district citing the ongoing investigation.
Janis says while the teacher can still work in other districts, they will notify those other districts if the allegation turns out to be true.
First sea otter to survive oil spill has pup
The first sea otter to survive an oil-soaking in California has given birth to a healthy pup.
The California Department of Fish and Game said Friday that "Olive the Oiled Otter" was spotted swimming on her back with her pup resting on her belly three years after being rescued near Santa Cruz.
Oil damages otters' fur coats, exposing them to the elements and hypothermia.
After being cleaned, Olive was released and outfitted with a microchip and transmitter, allowing scientists to track and study her.
When she was brought in for a checkup this summer, scientists discovered she was pregnant.
Empty bus falls from overpass
A parked transit bus that had its brakes fail fell from an overpass in downtown Los Angeles but no one was aboard and no one was injured.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Cecil Manresa says the accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. Friday near the 110 freeway. The Montebello transit bus tumbled off the roadway and landed on its side on a freeway collector lane below.
Manresa says the bus was parked and its brakes gave out. The roadway was closed while crews worked to clear the scene.
Quake jolts rural area, no damage
There are no damage reports after an earthquake jolted rural areas of Northern California near the Oregon border.
A U.S. Geological Survey computer generated report says the magnitude-4.3 quake struck at 4:53 a.m. Friday and was centered 10 miles south of Fortuna. The area is about 270 miles northwest of Sacramento.
Fortuna police dispatcher Tanya Kadle says she felt a quick jolt.
She says there have been no reports of damage or injury.
-- Associated Press