California Boosts security, Offices to Close For Week


Sacramento: The Southern California Country where a pair of shooters killed 14 people and wounded 17 others will close most of its offices the rest of the week.

James Ramos, chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, said Wednesday that only the most essential services will remain open Thursday and Friday.

Officials said they are taking extra security precautions at offices serving developmentally disabled people in Oxnard and Simi Valley in light of the shootings in San Bernardino.

Administrator Omar Noorzad said officials are working with authorities to stay vigilant given the proximity of those offices to the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. There is no information indicating they have been affected, he said.

Police say the assault was launched by a heavily armed county worker and his wife and targeted his co-workers from the Department of Public Health who were holding a celebration.

The carnage happened at the Inland Regional Center, which helps people with disabilities find work, get treatment, housing and transportation.