CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2003 |
A 20-year-old man drowned in the Merced River while swimming with friends at Emerald Pool, Yosemite National Park officials said Tuesday. Melvin L. Paballa, of Milpitas, tried to swim across the river at Emerald Pool when he went under Monday. Bystanders and park rangers performed CPR, but he died at the scene.
July 28, 1986
System Industries, a supplier of peripheral equipment for computers, charged that Digital violated federal and California antitrust laws by fostering illegal tie-in arrangements to force buyers of Digital's computers to purchase tape and disk drives, printers and other peripheral equipment only from Digital. SI's complaint seeks treble damages, an injunction and other relief, SI Chief Executive James K. Dutton said.
January 5, 1991 |
With water levels lowered by drought conditions, the wreckage of a small airplane was spotted at the bottom of Calaveras Reservoir six miles east of Milpitas, Santa Clara County officials reported. Early reports to the Federal Aviation Administration were that the skeletal remains of two people were seen in the aircraft. Officials said the plane may have been in the water for 10 to 20 years.
August 14, 1991 |
Inmate Lance Todd, driven by a craving for burritos, broke out of jail in Milpitas to make a dinner run, authorities said. He bought 14 burritos from a nearby Taco Bell but never got to eat them because he got caught as he tried to break back into the Elmwood Correctional Facility. When the hankering for the Mexican food hit Todd, an inmate trusty, he allegedly slipped out of the minimum-security section and into a storm drain outside his cell.
May 25, 1991 |
Custody of a 6-month-old Omaha boy--the center of court battles in California and Nebraska--has been awarded to a Milpitas woman, who moved to Omaha to press her claim for the child. A Douglas County, Neb. judge appointed Darline Conyers as permanent guardian of the baby, Jordan Breanne Devney. Conyers and her husband, Victor, were ordered by a California judge in January to return Jordan to her natural mother, Janette Devney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1991 |
State and county authorities are investigating allegations that a Santa Clara County jail guard assaulted three prisoners during a tirade he led against four dozen inmates. Elmwood Correctional Facility officials had no comment on the Jan. 21 incident that was reported by four prisoners. But state Department of Corrections Director Frank Hall said he has asked the Santa Clara County district attorney's office to investigate for possible prosecution of the guard, whose name was not released.