High desert suicide: Was prison guard hazed to death?

In August 2006, in the enclosed Z Unit of High Desert State Prison in Susanville, California, Officer Scott Jones, a correctional peace officer assigned to Search and Escort, joined in a hazing ritual known as the “Usual High Desert.” Sergeant Ernie Rausch had just received a promotion. To celebrate, Jones and several officers put the […]

Man sentenced for selling insurance policies, pocketing the money

A 46-year-old man has been sentenced to embezzling more than $30,000 from people in Santa Clara County, according to a deputy district attorney. The Marina resident had targeted seven people by persuading them to purchase auto, business or workers’ compensation insurance through him from 2010 to 2011. Cupertino Patch