January 23, 2021

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Woman's body found on San Mateo County beach
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HALF MOON BAY, Calif. - A woman's body was found Saturday morning at a San Mateo County beach south of Half Moon Bay, the sheriff's office said.The body, described as an Asian woman, was discovered about 9 a.m. at Tunitas Creek Beach, located along a stretch of coastline south of the city of Half Moon Bay.The San Mateo County coroner is working to identify the woman, the sheriff's office said in a social media post.No other details were provided by the sheriff.Access to Tunitas Creek Beach is difficult, requiring visitors to climb down a steep cliffside from the parking area off Highway 1.Last Monday, Jan. 18, a 12-year-old Fremont boy was swept out to sea during dangerous surf conditions at Cowell Ranch Beach, located only five miles north of Tunitas Creek Beach. Arunay Pruthi hasn't been seen since, despite an extensive search.
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Coronavirus: Fewer daily cases reported amid slow vaccine rollout
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The number of new daily COVID-19 cases keeps declining in California, even as the rollout of the vaccine remains slow in the most populous state in the country.On Friday, counties reported 24,731 new cases of COVID-19 in California, according to data analyzed by this news organization. The state has a seven-day average of 29,122 new daily cases, the lowest average since Dec. 11, and down almost 35 percent from a recent peak on Jan. 10. The state has been experiencing one of the worst winter surges in the country, beginning in early November.There have been 3.1 million cases of COVID-19 in California since the start of the pandemic.The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 also has declined recently — on Wednesday it was down 2.2 percent from the preceding day to 19,537 patients with confirmed cases. The number of patients in intensive care unit beds with confirmed cases of COVID-19 also declined on Wednesday by 0.3 percent, to 4,670. On Oct. 20, before the winter surge, the state had 2,348 patients hospitalized and 660 in ICU beds with COVID-19.
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Santa Cruz mountain residents without power days after windstorm
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BOULDER CREEK, Calif. (KGO) -- Three days after a wind storm damaged power lines in the Santa Cruz mountains, thousands of PG&E customers remained without electricity Friday night. While significant progress had been made restoring power to 14,000 customers in the area, at least 2,400 were still in the dark as of 5 p.m. Friday, according to PG&E. "We can't charge anything. Haven't been able to shower, cook or do anything," said Rachael Andersen, whose power at her home in Scotts Valley has been out since Tuesday afternoon. "We have a tiny generator that we went out and bought for the power shutdowns last year," said Andersen. But she says all of that power is used for her pet fish. "The animals are getting what little electricity we have. They'll die without it. We're just uncomfortable," she said as she sat in her car outside a PG&E community resource center.
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SF Launches $21.3M Emergency Rent Relief Program for SFO Tenants Impacted by COVID-19
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Mayor London Breed announced Friday she has signed an ordinance to launch a rent relief program at San Francisco International Airport, modifying and waiving rent and other fees for airport concession tenants as the COVID-19 pandemic endures. The airport's COVID-19 Emergency Rent Relief Program will be granted $21.3 million to help SFO tenants, with the funds being supported by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act, Breed said.
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Body discovered near Tunitas Creek in San Mateo County
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The body of a woman was discovered early Saturday morning near Tunitas Creek, in San Mateo County, said the sheriff’s department.The body was described as an Asian woman and was found around 9 a.m. The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office is investigating to identify the woman.No additional details were available.
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New COVID-19 Vaccination Site Opens at Mountain View Community Center
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A new vaccination site with capacity to provide up to 5,000 vaccinations per week opened in Mountain View on Friday. The vaccination site at the Mountain View Community Center is appointment-only and will begin services gradually to prevent appointment delays. Officials say it will ramp up quickly to provide up to 1,000 shots per day. "Convenience is key," said Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, whose district includes Mountain View. "The more locations we have that serve folks where they live and work, the more likely it is we'll be able to slow the tide of the virus."
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Woman's body discovered at Peninsula beach, sheriff's office says
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SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- A woman's body washed up at Tunitas Creek Beach in San Mateo County Saturday morning, the sheriff's office confirmed to ABC7 News. According to a sheriff's spokesperson, the body of an Asian woman was discovered around 9 a.m. Authorities have not identified the woman or provided any more details. Earlier this month, in San Mateo County. A witness was able to pull the man out of the water, but the woman was too far out of reach, a fire department spokesperson said on Jan. 10. Earlier this week, at Cowell Ranch State Beach in Half Moon Bay. The child's father and brother were also swept into the water, but rescued.
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Pole fire leaves over 2,000 Santa Clara Power customers without electricity
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. - A fire sparked by arcing wires from a power pole Saturday morning downed power to 2,105 customers in the area of Pomeroy Avenue between Lochinvar and Homestead Roads in Santa Clara, officials said.The fire, reported about 10:40 a.m., was extinguished by the Santa Clara Fire Department, police said.Updates about the outage can be found here.
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Home sales in Contra Costa County, Jan. 23
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1469 Sandpiper Spit, Richmond; $2.45 million; 4 bedrooms, 5½ bathrooms in 4,492 square feet; built in 2005 on 0.14 acres; waterfront house features 360-degree views of San Francisco Bay, Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline from almost every room; includes 104 feet of water frontage; also boasts an open-concept chef’s kitchen, expansive living room, additional media room and multiple outdoor living spaced; concrete pilings and concrete deck support the home, which was designed to withstand the test of time on the water.We publish home sale listings both Saturday and Sunday in our new home sections. On Saturday in the South Bay we run Peninsula sales; on Saturday in the East Bay we run Alameda County sales; on Sunday in the South Bay we run Silicon Valley sales; and on Sunday in the East Bay we run Contra Costa County sales. You’re welcome to view them online or subscribe using our four-day or seven-day subscription offer.
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COVID-19 live updates: CA reports nearly 23,000 new cases
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the . (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.) California reported another 22,972 cases of COVID-19 on Friday and a total of 593 people died of the virus. More than 18,000 remain hospitalized, with 4,534 in the ICU statewide. California has reported a total of 3,085,040 cases of COVID-19 to date. Today, state officials say 764 deaths have been in reported in a single day in California. The last highest single-day record was 708 on January 8. Here are the latest numbers: 23,024 new cases 7 day average = 28,921 14 day average = 35,245 3,062,068 total cases 7 day positivity rate = 8.9%
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Arcing wires and pole fire knock out power for 2,105 customers in Santa Clara
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Arcing wires and a burned utility pole caused a power outage Saturday morning that knocked out electricity for 2,105 customers in Santa Clara on Pomeroy Avenue between Lochinvar and Homestead roads, said the city’s police department.The outage began at 10:39 p.m. in the southwest part of the city, affecting customers of Silicon Valley Power, the utility said. The Santa Clara Fire Department extinguished the fire and by 11:10 a.m. power had been restored to most customers.About 60 customers are still without power, according to the utility. A troubleshooter is working to restore power to the remaining customers.Check back for updates.
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SJ Sharks home games to be played in Arizona
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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks' first two home games of the season will be played in Arizona due to a coronavirus-related ban on contact sports in Santa Clara County, the team said Saturday. The team's hockey games on Feb. 1 and 3 will be played at the Gila River Arena in Glendale with the Sharks serving as the home team. Sharks President Jonathan Becher said Saturday the team hopes to return to SAP Center in San Jose soon. "We feel that we have put significant precautions in place, including daily COVID-19 testing of the athletes and support staff, to allow for us to safely return to play games at SAP Center, while not exposing the community to any additional health risk," Becher said in a news release. Game time for the Feb. 1 game will be moved to 6 p.m. and the Feb. 3 game will be played at 7:30 p.m.
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1 Dead, 1 Injured in Head-On Crash Near Gilroy
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One man died and another was hospitalized early Saturday after a head-on collision along State Route 152 near Gilroy, the California Highway Patrol said. A 57-year-old man was driving eastbound on 152, known as the Pacheco Pass Highway, when he drifted over the yellow lines just west of Lovers Lane and hit a car headed westbound about 3 a.m. The man, a resident of Gilroy, died at the scene, the CHP said. The driver of the other car, a 64-year-old man from Gustine in Merced County, suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital.
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Bay Area TV Sports: What to watch on Sunday-Monday
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Davidson at Massachusetts 9 a.m. CBSSN Rutgers at Indiana 9 a.m. BIGTEN Western Kentucky at Mid. Tennessee State 11 a.m. CBSSN George Washington at Rhode Island 11:30 a.m. NBCSN Utah at Washington 1 p.m. ESPNU Memphis at East Carolina 1 p.m. ESPN2 Nevada at Wyoming 1 p.m. CBSSN Boston Univ. at Lafayette 3 p.m. CBSSN Notre Dame at Miami 3 p.m. ACC San Diego State at Air Force 7 p.m. FS1 Notre Dame at North Carolina 9 a.m. ESPNU Indiana at Northwestern 9 a.m. ESPN2 Syracuse at Clemson 9 a.m. ACC South Carolina at LSU 10 a.m. SEC Auburn at Alabama 11 a.m. ESPN Kentucky at Tennessee 11 a.m. ESPN2 Marquette at Butler 11 a.m. FS1 Purdue at Michigan 11 a.m. BIGTEN Louisville at Wake Forest 11 a.m. ACC Colorado at Arizona noon PAC12 Tennessee at Vanderbilt noon SEC Michigan State at Wisconsin 1 p.m. BIGTEN
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Marin County limiting COVID-19 vaccine to people 75 or older
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Marin County and its three local hospitals will limit COVID-19 vaccinations to residents age 75 and older for now.Dr. Matt Willis, the Marin County public health officer, estimates about 25,000 “essential workers” and 65,000 Marin residents age 65 and older – nearly a third of the county’s population – are eligible under the state’s revised vaccination protocol. He said that is far more that can be immediately vaccinated given the amount of supply Marin is receiving from the state.“We don’t have the doses to do that,” Willis said. “So we have to have a more refined strategy to focus on a smaller group, and this is by far the most logical approach based on mortality. More than 75% of our deaths are among residents aged 75 and greater.”The decision was made with the guidance of the California Department of Public Health after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced earlier this month that the state was changing its labyrinthine protocol for dispensing vaccines.
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Power Outage Affecting 2,100 Customers Caused by Arcing Wires in Santa Clara
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A fire sparked by arcing wires from a power pole Saturday morning downed power to 2,105 customers in the area of Pomeroy Avenue between Lochinvar and Homestead Roads in Santa Clara, officials said. The fire, reported about 10:40 a.m., was extinguished by the Santa Clara Fire Department, police said. Updates about the outage can be found here or here.
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Santa Clara County investigating hospital for offering Los Gatos teachers COVID-19 vaccine ahead of others
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LOS GATOS — Santa Clara County officials are investigating the South Bay’s Good Samaritan Hospital after it offered Los Gatos teachers COVID-19 vaccinations in what the county has called a “problematic” series of events.Outcry over the vaccinations, detailed in a Thursday email from the Los Gatos Union School District superintendent and in a public meeting later that night, spread first among local educators and now the county’s health department, which has moved to sanction the hospital’s vaccine doses until it can provide an explanation. Good Samaritan initially contended that it was filling open vaccine appointments according to state guidelines, but later acknowledged it made an “error.”“Good Samaritan’s actions are problematic for multiple reasons,” wrote Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, the county’s testing and vaccine officer, in a Friday letter to the hospital obtained by this news organization. While the county will provide the hospital enough doses to complete vaccinations for those who have received the first, it will hold back “any additional doses unless and until Good Samaritan provides sufficient assurances it will follow state and county direction on vaccine eligibility and provides the county with a concrete plan through which Good Samaritan will do so.”
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Four juveniles arrested in connection with Santa Cruz shooting
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SANTA CRUZ — Four juveniles were arrested Friday in connection with a shooting on the 100 block of Hagemann Avenue, the Santa Cruz Police reported.Police initially responded to a report of a man shot in the abdomen about  3:15 p.m. Friday, according to a police report. The man, 34, was transported to a Bay Area trauma center. His name is being withheld.The reported drive-by shooting occurred halfway between Soquel and Forest avenues, with a suspected shooter driving a dark four-door Mercedes sports car. Witnesses initially described the driver as being alone in the car and wielding a shiny silver handgun.Santa Cruz Police Department issued an all-agency assistance request for the North County while officers tailed several vehicles fitting the suspected shooter’s description. The alert was canceled around 4 p.m. After police in Watsonville pulled over a similar vehicle. Santa Cruz Police Chief Andy Mills confirmed that several people had been taken into custody, but said it was not immediately clear if one was suspected of being the shooter.
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Gilroy: One dead, one injured in early morning Highway 152 crash
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A 57-year-old man is dead after a head-on collision with another vehicle on Highway 152 early Saturday morning near Gilroy, just west of Lovers Lane, according to the California Highway Patrol.The man, a Gilroy resident, was driving eastbound on what’s known as Pacheco Pass Highway around 3 a.m. when he drifted over the yellow lines and crashed with a westbound car driven by a 64-year-old man from Gustine, in Merced County, near the 18-mile highway marker.The Gilroy resident died at the scene, according to CHP, while the Gustine resident was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.The crash is under investigation by CHP.Bay City News contributed to this report.
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In brief: Authors to discuss work in Walnut Creek library event
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The “Live! from the Library” series will host author and attorney Reece Hirsch for a discussion about turning cutting-edge privacy and cybersecurity issues into literary thrillers.Related Articles In brief: Legal pros sought to assist Contra Costa high school mock trial In brief: Apply by Feb. 5 for Concord’s open seats on various city panels Christmas caravan brings cheer to Walnut Creek neighborhood Hirsch will describe how he draws upon frightening and surprising real-world issues from his legal practice to craft page-turning thrillers such as his latest, “Dark Tomorrow.” Hirsch will be in conversation with Terry Shames, author of the Samuel Craddock mystery series, via Zoom from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 17. This program is free and open to the public. Reservations can be made online at wclibrary.org/live or by phone at 925-935-5395.
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SF Zoo Launches Initiative to Reduce Risks Around Zoonotic Diseases
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Officials with the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens on Friday announced a new initiative that aims to bring awareness around zoonotic diseases--diseases transmitted from animals to humans. As the COVID-19 pandemic endures, and because the virus is suspected to have been initially transmitted from an animal to a human, zoo officials said the campaign to educate people and reduce risks is urgently needed.
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Prep sports on pause: Bay Area league adopts condensed, three-season model that’ll end May 28
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There are no easy solutions to solve the high school sports dilemma amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but high school administrators keep trying. This week, one of the South Bay’s largest leagues made its latest calendar revision, aiming for student-athletes in all sports to have some sort of a season. The Santa Clara Valley Athletic League — a 14-school conference that includes the likes of Wilcox, Milpitas, Palo Alto and Los Gatos — has adopted a three-season calendar that moves some sports that state health officials say can be contested in the most restrictive tier in California’s reopening system to Season 1 while moving sports deemed higher-risk such as football to later in the spring. The reorganization, which states there will no Central Coast Section or California Interscholastic playoffs, comes at a time when coaches and parents are desperately lobbying to get kids out of their homes and back onto playing fields before the school year ends.
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Contra Costa County Targeting 1 Million COVID-19 Vaccines Distributed by Fourth of July
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Contra Costa County officials announced their goal Friday to distribute 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses by the Fourth of July. More than 65,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the county since Dec. 15, according to county Supervisor Diane Burgis. On average, 5,800 doses are being administered per day. However, the county is only receiving around 12,000 doses per week that are quickly distributed to county-run vaccination sites as well as county partners like pharmacies at Safeway and Rite Aid stores.
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One person dead, another injured in head-on crash near Gilroy
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GILROY, Calif. - One man died and another was hospitalized early Saturday after a head-on collision along State Route 152 near Gilroy, the California Highway Patrol said.A 57-year-old man was driving eastbound on 152, known as the Pacheco Pass Highway, when he drifted over the yellow lines just west of Lovers Lane and hit a car headed westbound about 3 a.m. The man, a resident of Gilroy, died at the scene, the CHP said. The driver of the other car, a 64-year-old man from Gustine in Merced County, suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital.The wreck is under investigation, the CHP said.
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Home sales in Santa Clara & San Mateo counties, Jan. 23
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305 Country Estates Drive, Bonny Doon 95060; sold on Dec. 28 for $1,050,000; 2304 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Single-story ranch built in 1973. Remodeled kitchen opens onto living room with large hearth, fireplace insert. Covered carport, storage shed, office/studio shed, chicken pen. On 1.9 level acres amid redwoods. Five-mile drive to beach near Davenport, 10 miles to Felton; short walk to bus stop for Santa Cruz Metro route. Previous sales: $670,000 in 2004, $257,000 in 1995, $167,500 in 1986, $145,000 in 1983, $79,000 in 1977.Click here to browse previous weeks’ transactions.PDF version at bottom of this file.Aptos 95003 102 Angora Ln $1,367,000 12-30-2020 2757 SF 4 BR 3 BTH 0 HBTH Aptos 95003 3043 Arlington Dr $774,500 12-29-2020 1725 SF 3 BR 2 BTH 0 HBTH Aptos 95003 210 Beach Dr $1,800,000 12-29-2020 1200 SF 4 BR 2 BTH 0 HBTH Aptos 95003 535 Clubhouse Dr $1,100,000 12-31-2020 1415 SF 4 BR 2 BTH 0 HBTH Aptos 95003 2012 Dolphin Dr $1,275,000 12-31-2020 2420 SF 4 BR 4 BTH 0 HBTH Aptos 95003 405 Ewell Ct $1,005,000 12-23-2020 1813 SF 2 BR 1 BTH 0 HBTH Aptos 95003 330 Loyola Dr $955,000 12-23-2020 1120 SF 2 BR 2 BTH 0 HBTH Aptos 95003 2593 Redwood Dr $915,000 12-30-2020 2016 SF 4 BR 2 BTH 0 HBTH Aptos 95003 273 Sea Ridge Rd A $777,000 12-29-2020 1299 SF 2 BR 2 BTH 0 HBTH Aptos 95003 120 View Ct $1,300,000 12-21-2020 1906 SF 3 BR 3 BTH 0 HBTH Aptos 95003
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