Tuesday marked 20 years since the kidnapping of 12-year-old Petaluma resident Polly Klaas, and her father used the grim anniversary to focus on progress that has been made in missing-child cases since then.
The state is caught between a tight budget and its “three strikes” law, which imposes a life sentence after convictions. Last Fall voters approved a plan to release some of those lifers.
The family of missing Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar have announced a $10,000 reward for the first person with information leading to her safe return.
The KlaasKids Foundation is asking participants of a vigil for a Morgan Hill girl who has been missing for weeks to post her picture on their social media profiles for a day.
Although Sierra LaMar missed her school bus in the morning and was marked absent by all her teachers the day she disappeared, an automated e-mail from the school notifying her mother did not go out until 6 o’clock that night.
Dozens of volunteers working with the KlaasKids Foundation for Children gathered Tuesday at Burnett Elementary School in Morgan Hill to search for Sierra LaMar.