December 06, 2019

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With Authority: Tackling Evan Weaver of the California Golden Bears
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Evan Weaver leads all of College Football in tackles, and with a Bowl Game still remaining, has a chance to tie the all-time single-season record. On this episode of the pod, we catch up with the senior leader of the California Golden Bears defense for an entertaining extended conversation. Find out what slow jams somehow get Weaver fired up to hit people on the field-- why something weird always happens to him before a game-- and which famous person he'd love to tackle if given the opportunity. It's a really cool glimpse into the life of an NFL-bound athlete on the rise. We're Weavin' it with Weaver.
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Officials tell residents in Kincade Fire Zone to prepare for possible flooding
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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) -- In the North Bay, the rain brings concern of flooding in the Kincade Fire Burn Zone. Residents in Santa Rosa are racing against the clock to get prepared. "This is Leo he's a water dog, so he's prepared, some of the measures we took is clearing our storm drains and cleaning our gutters and putting our insurance company on notice," said Vince Valdez. Valdez's family home in Windsor was threatened by the Kincade Fire, now they have to worry about flash flood warnings issued by the National Weather Service for those in the burn zone. The watch is from 4 pm Friday to Saturday at 4 am. "I'm more concerned about the water being contaminated but on another note, I'm kinda happy that some of that stuff is getting washed away," said Noelle Valdez. Santa Rosa fire officials have been spreading the message all week, urging residents to do their part. "
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Police say tip from public led to 2 arrests in Lafayette home-invasion robberies
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LAFAYETTE, Calif. - Police arrested two suspects on Thursday in connection to two home-invasion robberies in Lafayette.Lafayette police and Fairfield police department's SWAT team served arrest warrants at a home on the 500 block of Pacific Avenue in Fairfield where several people were detained and two were arrested. Joseph Wells, 22, and Adama Diop, 20, both of Fairfield were taken into custody with help from Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office. Police said they also seized guns and numerous items believed to be stolen during the home invasions. Lafayette Police Chief Ben Alldritt said a tip from the public led them to the two suspects.   "This is a crime when we talk about your home, that's your private protected space where you raise your family and when that's invaded it's very impactful for people," Alldritt said. 
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Pot breathalyzer tested by Alameda Co. Sheriff's Office
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OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Cannabis may be legal in many states, but driving high is not. That's a problem police departments across the country are facing. An Oakland company has been working on a solution for the last six years and it is now being tested on local streets. It happens regularly across the Bay Area, a driver pulled over for driving erratically. If the driver was drunk from alcohol a breathalyzer would determine whether he is under the influence. If he was high on weed, you used to have a blood test to confirm that. Now, for the first time, we are seeing a pot breathalyzer being used by local law enforcement. Oakland-based Hound Labs provided us with video of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office testing out their device, a that can detect the presence of THC, the psychoactive component in cannabis that makes you high.
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Retired 49ers lineman Cas Banaszek dies at 74
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Cas Banaszek, an offensive tackle who spent his entire National Football League career with the San Francisco 49ers, died Wednesday at age 74, the team announced.Banaszek was chosen by the 49ers in the first round of the 1967 draft out of Northwestern University.He played 11 seasons in San Francisco from 1967-77, appearing in 120 games. Banaszek was a Second-Team All-Pro selection in 1968.He is one of 51 players in the 10-Year Club of the 49ers, which honors all players who spent 10-or-more years with the team.Banaszek was an assistant offensive line coach for the 49ers in 1981, when the team won Super Bowl XVI.Casimir Joseph Banaszek was a native of Chicago, born on Oct. 24, 1945.He is survived by his wife, Diann; children, Cas Jr. and Jennifer; brother Ken; and grandchildren Emma, Jane, William and Gabrielle.
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Support grows for possible PG&E takeover
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Support is growing for San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo's recently unveiled proposal to turn PG&E into a customer-owned cooperative. "I think the reality we all have to accept is that, as ratepayers, as customers, we are on the hook for this," said Liccardo. "If we're going to be on the hook, we better own it." Talks about how to fund the utility takeover are still in the early stages, but the plan has now been endorsed by more than 110 elected officials from 58 cities and 10 counties across the state. Liccardo added: "We need to let go of the delusion that someone else is going to pay for the neglect of PG&E." PG&E filed for bankruptcy in January as it faced billions of dollars in liability claims for fires started by its equipment. Next year, a federal judge is expected to consider two competing reorganization plans: one put forth by shareholders and the other from bondholders.
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San Jose police arrest suspect in September killing
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Police on Thursday announced the arrest of a suspect in the fatal September shooting of Kiia Morris in the 5200 block of Monterey Road in San Jose.Responding officers found Morris suffering from at least one gunshot wound shortly before 10 p.m. on Sept. 23. Morris, a 42-year-old San Jose resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.Investigators identified Jennifer Del Real Sanchez, 19, of San Jose, as the suspect in the shooting and arrested her on Wednesday. She was booked her into Santa Clara County Jail for murder.Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Ali Miri or Detective Gabriel Cuenca of the San Jose Police Department Homicide Unit at (408) 277-5283.Information can be given anonymously at(408) 947- 7867.Police say information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.
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Injured Antioch Barber Describes Angry Mom's Hit-and-Run Attack
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From his hospital bed, Antioch barber Brian Martin described the horrifying ordeal of being run over by a car after he says he was confronted by an angry customer. Joe Vazquez reports. (12-5-19)
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SJPD investigating 3 UPS truck robberies within 2 days
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San Jose police are investigating three armed robberies of UPS trucks in just two days. On three occasions, two suspects, one armed with a handgun, approached a UPS truck and demanded the UPS driver to open the door. The suspects entered the truck, removed several packages and fled into a nearby black Honda sedan. Police described the suspects as adult males 6 feet tall, wearing ski mask and dark clothing. The first incident occurred on Tuesday around 6:40 p.m. in the area of Beech Grove Court and Banana Grove Lane in San Jose. The second incident occurred on Wednesday around 8 p.m. near Sand Point Drive and Quimby Road in San Jose. The third incident also happened on Wednesday at about 8:45 p.m. in the area of War Admiral Ave. and Snow Drive in San Jose. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Eddy Reyes of the San Jose Police Department's Robbery Unit at 408-277-4166. Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 408-947-7867.
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Police arrest 2 Fairfield residents for 2 Lafayette home invasion robberies
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LAFAYETTE, Calif. (KGO) -- Lafayette police Thursday arrested two Fairfield residents on suspicion of committing two Lafayette home invasion robberies on Oct. 31 and Nov. 26. A Fairfield police SWAT team and Lafayette police served arrest and search warrants at a residence in the 500 block of Pacific Avenue in Fairfield. They arrested Joseph Wells, 22, of Fairfield and Adama Diop, 20, of Fairfield. Lafayette police and the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office have been investigating the Halloween robbery, and the Oakland Police Department investigated a home invasion robbery that occurred on Oct. 29. A similar home invasion robbery occurred in Benicia on Nov. 10. Law enforcement agencies developed leads and found similarities among all four home invasion robberies, police said. The Nov. 26 robbery in Lafayette occurred around 7:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Crestmont Drive. Two residents were bound and assaulted by the armed robbers, who fled with personal items and valuables. The victims were left restrained for several hours before they freed themselves and called for help.
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2 Fairfield Residents Arrested for Lafayette Home Invasion Robberies
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Lafayette police Thursday arrested two Fairfield residents on suspicion of committing two Lafayette home invasion robberies on Oct. 31 and Nov. 26. Andrea Nakano reports. (12-5-19)
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SantaCon to celebrate 25th anniversary this weekend in San Francisco
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- SantaCon returns to San Francisco on Saturday. People dressed in Santa suits will take part in bar crawls throughout various neighborhoods. But where Santa goes, trouble sometimes follows. Last year during SantaCon, two women were arrested for felony vandalism and battery, after they were caught on video trashing a restaurant on Polk Street. Event organizers are urging people to be respectful. One Santa meeting spot is Union Square, where people are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the San Francisco Fire Department. Rain and wind is forecast throughout the day on Saturday, but SantaCon will happen rain or shine.
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Court leaves question on evidence from license-plate readers unresolved
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A state appeals court Thursday upheld an Alameda County man’s conviction for shooting at a car and said it did not have to decide whether, as privacy-rights advocates argued in the case, police need a judicial warrant before searching records of millions of license plates scanned by cameras on patrol cars or light poles.The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation joined a lawyer for defendant Joaquin Gonzalez to contend that police should not have been allowed to use evidence from an automatic license-plate reader to identify him as the driver who fired the shot.The readers scan plates within sight of a patrol car or camera-equipped light pole, information that officers use to track locations of crime suspects. A regional database for the records serves about 50 state and federal law enforcement agencies in the Bay Area.
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Hope renewed for safe return of ‘Rocky,’ the dog stolen from Castro Valley parking lot
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CASTRO VALLEY (KRON) — The search for ‘Rocky’ the stolen dog is not over.KRON4’s Taylor Bisacky first told you about him on Monday. Rocky went missing out of Castro Valley over the weekend after someone stole him during a car break-in near the Safeway parking lot off East Castro Valley Boulevard.The owner says she received a call this week that Rocky was found dead near I-580 in Castro Valley, but in an interesting turn of events, his owner still has hope.It’s been a whirlwind of emotions for rocky’s owners this week.First they learned he was stolen, then thought he was dead.and now today they learned the dog found near I-580 looked similar to rocky but wasn’t in fact him.New fliers for Rocky were just printed this evening.After several tips, now his owners believe their dog may be with someone else.
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San Jose: 19-year-old woman arrested in fatal shooting
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SAN JOSE – Authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of a 19-year-old San Jose woman in connection with the fatal shooting of a 42-year-old woman in September.Officers were called to the 5200 block of Monterey Road just before 10 p.m. on Sept. 23 for a report of a person shot, according to San Jose police Sgt. Enrique. They arrived to find Kiia Marie Morris, 42, of San Jose, suffering from at least one gunshot wound.Morris was pronounced dead at the scene. Her death marked the city’s 26th homicide of the year.Garcia said homicide detectives went on to identify Jennifer Del Real Sanchez as a suspect in the case.On Wednesday, the San Jose Police Department’s Covert Response Unit arrested Sanchez in San Jose and booked her into Santa Clara County jail on a murder charge, according to Garcia.
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WATCH IN 60: UPS truck robberies, Airbnb crackdown, Uber safety report
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Jose police investigate UPS truck robberies, Airbnb cracks down on parties, and Uber releases a safety report. Here's what's happening in the Bay Area in 60 seconds.
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Residents in one SF neighborhood speak out after two disturbing robberies
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Some residents in a desirable neighborhood of San Francisco say they no longer have that sense of security when they go outside, after a pair of unsettling robberies on their streets. "It makes me feel like I live in a sick, horrifying place," says Reisa Elden who has lived in San Francisco for 10-years. She calls the Marina neighborhood home. But what happened to Elden's boyfriend last weekend-- has her on high alert. "He was blindsided, he was assaulted and somebody must've punched him against the side of his face because he had a huge swollen right side and huge gash on his head." The Marina's bustling shopping and dining corridors have given residents a sense of safety and community-- until lately. Several weeks earlier 16-year old Powell Mathewson had that feeling of security taken away while walking home, several blocks from where Elden's boyfriend was attacked.
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Holiday spirit strong in North Bay, residents brace for storm
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WINDSOR, Calif. - Thousands of people crowded Windsor's Town Green to kick off the holiday season, beating an incoming storm by a day.  "You can't kill the spirit that's in the town here, rain won't keep us away," said resident Jennifer Hansen, putting finishing touches on a Christmas tree. "This is a close-knit community after what we just went through." The Kincade Fire scar to the north and east of Windsor will be under a flash flood watch Friday into Saturday, with ash and debris flows a concern. The North Bay generally will feel the brunt of the new storm.Some areas of Sonoma County already received a half-foot of rain during the past week, so the ground is saturated.Windsor Public Works crews have been clearing storm drains, so they're not overwhelmed with runoff. The local hardware store is seeing a run on supplies. A new pallet of sandbags is in stock, $3 a piece, peace of mind at 50 pounds each. 
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Want to capture and use rainwater? There’s an event for that.
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With last week’s rain wreaking havoc on West Valley roadways and dampening holiday plans, another major winter storm is set to hit the region Friday.Many local residents may be wondering if there is a way to harness that free water from the sky, and how they might use it for watering their lawns or gardens.The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency is hoping to answer those questions and more at a workshop this weekend.Set for Saturday, December 7, the gathering will provide residents information on rain gardens, rain barrels, and cisterns as ways to conserve water and reduce runoff. Additionally, there will be information about how to buy or build, manage, and get rebates for theses systems.Running from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Mitchell Park Community Center in Palo Alto, 3700 Middlefield Rd., the workshop couldn’t be more timely.
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Students behind the viral remix of 'Truth Hurts' meet Lizzo
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Singer Lizzo hit the stage at the SAP Center in San Jose on Thursday night and there were a few special guests in the crowd. Second grade students from Pittsburg after turning Lizzo's hit 'Truth Hurts' into a song about how they can be great. Ms. Dorothy Honey Mallari's second grade class from Los Medanos Elementary School attended POPTOPIA, a concert presented by Bay Area radio station 99.7 Now! ABC7 News cameras weren't allowed in during the group's meet and greet with singer Lizzo, but parents shared several photos of the experience. Moments before, we caught the class at will call. "Wanting to go up to her and look her in her eyes and say, 'Thank you, thank you. You don't know how many of us are watching you,'" Ms. Mallari said, as she described what she wanted to tell Lizzo. "And these kids, how much she's having an impact on them."
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San Jose: Armed men rob three UPS trucks in two days
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SAN JOSE – Armed men robbed three UPS trucks in San Jose this week, including two on Wednesday night, police said.In each of the robberies, the suspects approached the truck and ordered the driver to open the door, said San Jose police Sgt. Enrique Garcia. The suspects then entered the truck, removed several packages and escaped in a black newer model Honda sedan.The first robbery occurred Tuesday about 6:40 p.m. near Beach Court and Banana Grove Lane.Two others occurred Wednesday – one at 8:40 p.m. near Sand Point Drive and Quimby Road and the other at 8:45 p.m. near War Admiral Avenue and Snow Drive.Garcia said the suspects are described as 6 feet tall, wearing black ski masks and dark-colored clothing.Anyone with information about the robberies can contact Detective Eddy Reyes at 408-277-4166.
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Holiday celebration Saturday in Sunnyvale
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Just days after opening the seasonal ice-skating rink, another celebration is coming to Sunnyvale this weekend.The 20th annual tree lighting celebration is this Saturday, December 7, on the historic Murphy Ave. portion of the city’s downtown.In addition to the lighting ceremony, live entertainment – including school choirs, holiday music, and other performances – will keep folks in the holiday spirit throughout the evening. Photos with Santa will also be available.The event, presented by the Sunnyvale Downtown Association, runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m.To see more details, click here.Nearby, the city’s new winter ice rink opened on November 22 and is set to remain open through January 22.
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Uber Safety Study Reveals More Than 3,000 Reports of Sexual Assault in 2018
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Uber released its highly-anticipated safety report on Thursday that revealed, among other details, that it received over 3,000 reports of sexual assault in 2018. Mark Sayre reports (12-5-19)
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Insuring the uninsured for wildfire risk
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OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Beginning on Thursday insurance companies doing business in California cannot cancel a homeowners policy in fire zone areas. The moratorium is good for one year. This action will help residents of more than 800 thousand homes in wildfire areas whose policies were not renewed. Ten months after Sean Coffey purchased his home in Montclair, he lost his insurance coverage. "The first year we got dropped it was because of proximity to brush. It's kind of hard to get it out of them. I think one time they alluded to a high fire score, I'm not totally sure what that is," explained Sean Coffey, a Montclair resident. Now he pays $800 more a year for homeowners insurance because he was forced to get the California Fair Plan insurance policy meant for those unable to get insurance in the regular market.
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Hazmat incident on Canada Road in San Mateo County
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A hazardous materials investigation is underway Thursday afternoon on Canada Road in unincorporated San Mateo County, county emergency officials said. Story: http://bit.ly/368ixk2
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Shareholders, Bondholders Battle Over PG&E Future
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The battle to shape the future of the utility is playing out between two different groups: bondholders vs. shareholders. Andria Borba reports. (12-5-19)
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East Bay town gets stolen Christmas lights back in time for parade
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Click here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device.A grinch tried to steal Christmas from Discovery Bay, but after a story aired on a TV news show Wednesday night, the brilliant Christmas light display at the entrance to the small Contra Costa town was returned.Community volunteer and Delta Sun Times newspaper editor Amanda Dove said the 500 new LED lights — worth $15,000 — were likely pilfered sometime in the wee hours when no one was looking about two weeks ago. The lights, attached to the walls at both sides of the decorative facade at the entrance to the water-centered community, were all ripped out along with the cables, damaging some brackets in the process, but the top tiers were not touched.“People new to our community who drive in here (at the main entrance) — that’s our face,” Dove said. “It’s our holiday presentation. It’s disappointing. It’s a grinchy thing to do.”
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Two Fairfield men arrested in Lafayette home invasion robberies
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Two Fairfield men were arrested Thursday in connection with home invasion robberies in Lafayette on Halloween night and in late November.Fairfield and Lafayette police arrested Joseph Wells, 22, and Adama Diop, 20, on suspicion of residential burglary, kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, stolen vehicle and conspiracy.The men were taken into custody at a home on the 500 block of Pacific Avenue in Fairfield, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office.In a search of the residence on Thursday, officials said Lafayette detectives found firearms and multiple, unspecified “items and property” that police believe were stolen during the home invasion robberies in Lafayette on October 31 and November 26.“The arrest of these home invasion robbery suspects is the result of good police work,” said Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston. “It was a combination of following up on leads, a critical tip from a citizen who reported something suspicious, and teamwork among the law enforcement agencies involved.”
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Massive police presence following Hayward police car crash
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HAYWARD, Calif. - SkyFOX is over a massive police presence on Tennyson Rd & Mission Blvd in Hayward following an apparent vehicle collision involving at least one Hayward police patrol vehicle.KTVU reached out to Hayward police for information. A spokeswoman could not confirm an officer was involved in a crash, and advised to call back tomorrow.
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Mom Flees After Slamming Car Into Antioch Barber Shop Where Son Had Haircut
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Antioch police are searching for a woman who witnesses say intentionally drove her car into a barber after she was reportedly dissatisfied with the haircut he gave her son. Da Lin reports. (12-5-19)
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Stolen car driven by robbery suspect crashes into Hayward police vehicle
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SkyFOX over a massive police presence on Tennyson Rd & Mission Blvd in Hayward following an apparent vehicle collision involving at least one Hayward police patrol vehicle. Story: http://bit.ly/36dL6wN
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How to choose a trustworthy charity
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- It's the time of year when many of us extend our giving to our favorite charities. In fact, about 20 percent of all charitable giving occurs in December. But, how do you know which charity to choose? Consumer Reports reveals some simple ways to make sure your money is doing the most good. Last year, Americans gave over $292 billion to charity. Whatever you wish to support, Consumer Reports says to research the charity before you donate. Some might spend too much money on administrative costs or fundraising expenses, and a few could be outright scams. Good charities are transparent and make it easy for you to learn about their values. Check the charity's website for information about its mission, a list of its board of directors, and its latest financial reports. Look for the IRS form 990; most larger charities are required to file it. Accreditation by the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance requires charities to spend at least 65 percent of their total expenses on charitable missions and no more than 35 percent on fundraising.
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Bay Area icon Josh Kornbluth performs greatest hits — for charity
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For about 30 years Berkeley-based solo performer Josh Kornbluth has been drawing audiences in with his autobiographical monologues, filled with humor and touching introspection, and covering topics from commas to communism, mathematics to music, Ben Franklin to Andy Warhol.Now Kornbluth is performing three of his autobiographical monologues back to back to back at Berkeley’s Waterfront Playhouse as a benefit for local activist theater company TheatreFIRST.Dubbed “Josh-a-Palooza,” this three-week celebration features “Ben Franklin: Unplugged,” about the strange journey of discovery spurred by Kornbluth’s slight resemblance to Benjamin Franklin; “Love & Taxes,” about sorting out some long-standing IRS troubles before he could get married; and “Citizen Josh,” in which a renewed interest in hyper-local hometown activism led to an exploration of civic involvement.
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When will San Jose and Milpitas BART stations open? Get ready to wait well into 2020
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SAN JOSE — South Bay BART riders can expect to wait well into next year for the opening of new stations in Milpitas and North San Jose that were supposed to make their debuts this month.After confirming in November that the new stations won’t open in 2019 after all, nobody at BART or the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Administration, which built the long-awaited $2.3 billion extension, has been willing to say precisely when in 2020 passengers will finally be able to ride to San Jose.But estimates laid out by the agencies in recent weeks indicate the Milpitas and Berryessa stations might not open until late April — if not later.Before the stations can open, VTA crews need to finish their work on the 10-mile extension and resolve problems BART workers identified when they worked on the system earlier this fall. VTA spokeswoman Bernice Alaniz said the agency plans to wrap up its work by Jan. 31.
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Caught on Camera: Armed Suspects Rob UPS Truck in San Jose
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Three UPS trucks have been targeted by two armed robbers in south San Jose in the past three days. New surveillance video caught the latest robbery. Len Ramirez reports. (12-5-19)
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3 UPS trucks robbed at gunpoint in San Jose this week, police say
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Three UPS trucks were robbed at gunpoint this week, according to San Jose police. On separate occasions, the two male suspects, one of which had a handgun, demanded the driver open the door, entered the delivery trucks, removed packages and fled in their black Honda Sedan, police said on Thursday. The suspects were wearing black ski masks and dark clothing. Both are described as six-feet-tall. The first incident happened on the evening of Tuesday Dec. 3 near Beech Grove Court and Banana Grove Lane in South San Jose. The second happened on the evening of Wednesday Dec. 4 near Sand Point Drive and Quimby Road in East San Jose. The third incident happened about 45 minutes after the second incident around War Admiral Avenue and Snow Drive in South San Jose. Police are asking anyone with information to contact the San Jose Police Department robbery unit at (408)277-4166. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (408)947-7867.   
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First Look at Abbott Square’s newest dining spots in Santa Cruz
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(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)Santa Cruz’s Abbot Square Market, which is attached to the dynamic Museum of Art and History, has become a bustling community gathering space — one where you can grab a slice of wood-fired pizza, a taco, a poke bowl, vegan burger and a strong martini in about 10 minutes, all in one central marketplace. And now with the opening of two new eateries in the historic Octagon buildinge, you can add sushi and a po’boy to that list. Here’s what we found on our first visit to Daisuki Sushi and Roux Dat Cajun Creole.THE VIBE: If you’ve visited the Octagon before, you’ll be surprised by how different this newest incarnation feels. Built in 1882, the space has seen its fair share of foot traffic over the years as the Santa Cruz County Hall of Records, a very popular coffeeshop and a puppetry institute. Today, the interior is bright and cheerful, split between the two new restaurants with an open floor plan in the middle. Your eye immediately goes to the panels of photographs high up on the left, featuring Daisuki’s numerous dishes.
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Suspects arrested in Lafayette home-invasion robberies
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LAFAYETTE — Two suspects have been arrested in two home-invasion robberies in Lafayette on Oct. 31 and Nov. 26, the Lafayette Police Department announced.This morning, the Fairfield Police Department SWAT team and Lafayette Police Department served Ramey arrest warrants and search warrants at a residence on the 500 block of Pacific Avenue in Fairfield in connection with the cases, according to a release. Multiple people were detained.The two suspects arrested are: Joseph Wells, 22, of Fairfield, and Adama Diop, 20, of Fairfield.According to the news release, Lafayette police and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office investigators worked on the case. Separately, the Oakland Police Department was already investigating a home-invasion robbery on Oct. 29 and a similar crime happened in Benicia on Nov. 10.
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San Jose police launch program to patrol homeless encampments
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - With a growing homeless population in San Jose, police are trying new tactics to deal with it. That means treating the encampments like any other neighborhood in need of patrols.They say they’re trying to balance the need for both criminal enforcement and compassion.The sight of San Jose police, used to mean one thing in the encampments— that the tents along the creek beds were being cleared. But that’s not always the case anymore."Our unhoused community needs public safety as well. And we're not going to turn a blind eye to it,” said Chief Eddie Garcia. Garcia has tasked the Street Crimes Unit with patrolling and enforcing the law in the homeless encampments just as they would anywhere else."We find guns, we find a lot of stolen property, even stolen cars down here in the creek,” Officer Katie Zasly of the Street Crimes Unit said. 
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Police officer involved in crash after pursuit in Hayward
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HAYWARD, Calif. (KGO) -- A police officer has been involved in a car crash in Hayward. Sky7 was overhead in the area of Tennyson Road and Mission Boulevard where it caught the police car being towed away with what looked like damage to the front of it. Police say the car that collided with the officer's car was stolen. The driver was wanted for robberies. There was a pursuit and that suspect hit the patrol car. The incident happened around 4 pm Thursday night. The driver has been arrested. The final car was just towed and officers are opening up lanes. A police dog was in the car along with the officer driving-- both are okay.
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Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults during 2018 rides
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SAN FRANCISCO - More than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during U.S. Uber rides in 2018, the company said in a long-awaited safety report.That figure includes 229 rapes across the company's 1.3 billion rides. Uber noted that drivers and riders were both attacked, and that some assaults occurred between riders.In 2017, the company said 2,936 sexual assaults were reported. Uber bases its numbers on reports from riders and drivers -- meaning the actual numbers could be much higher. Sexual assaults commonly go unreported."I suspect many people will be surprised at how rare these incidents are; others will understandably think they're still too common," Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi tweeted about the report. "Some people will appreciate how much we've done on safety; others will say we have more work to do. They will all be right."
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The lowdown on California's levees as another atmospheric river approaches
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OAKLAND, Calif. - Once one realizes just how dependent the Bay Area is on levees, we can understand their true importance.That's because, few things are more damaging and destructive than a levee break and we've covered many of them over the years.Given the amount of levees in California, almost 9,200 miles of them, really big levee breaks are few and far between.When a levee breaks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers often plays a very big role."Most of our levees in our program have their own sponsors and our sponsors are in charge and responsible for the maintenance of the levee system," said John Conway, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bay Area Program Manager for dam and levee safety. Sponsors include irrigation districts, counties, cities, and other kinds of special districts.In the nine-county Bay Area, there are 858 levee systems operating more than 1,100 miles of levees with an average age of just over a half century.
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Antioch barber recovering after mother allegedly drove car into shop over haircut
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Police said witnesses told them a woman left the Delta Barber Shop in the 1600 block of A Street on Wednesday, then returned and struck Martin, who was in front of the shop at the time. Martin went through the glass storefront, and suffered a major injury to his leg, according to witnesses. Police identified the suspect as 28-year-old Ruby Delgadillo, of Brentwood. She remained at large Thursday. Story: https://wp.me/p7ShK5-s8Av
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BART gets mixed marks in quarterly review
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- BART released its own quarterly report card, and while the system has shown some improvement in several service areas, there is still plenty of work to do, especially when it comes to public safety. "I think there was a lot good," said BART Board President Bevan Dufty. "For example, we're at 99 percent performance for our elevators and safety. That's a huge issue for people who can't take stairs or escalators. We had on-time train performance was at 87, we set the goal at 91." But BART fell short of its own goals by several key measures related to public safety. Those include crimes against people, car burglaries, and police presence and officer response time, which still remains a tad over the five-minute goal BART set for itself. Debora Allen, Bart director said, "many of these problems aren't easy fixes. These problems have developed over decades, due to lack of funding in certain areas."
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Historic Jimtown Store closing December 30, fate remains uncertain
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HEALDSBURG, Calif. - In the heart of Alexander Valley just outside of Healdsburg, the Jimtown Store has been attracting visitors and locals since the 1890's. But owner Carrie Brown has announced she is closing this combination cafe and general store on Highway 128. The last day is December 30th."It is really bittersweet. This has been an extension of my life and home," Brown says.Jimtown is the only place in the valley where you can get good food, house wares, toys, antiques or just friendly conversation in one place.Regulars are equally saddened by the news."I used to come here after school, get sodas. Now I stop every morning for coffee. I will miss it. It's a big part of our community for sure," says Robert Young. The plight of Jimtown is perhaps a microcosm of the problems small businesses now face in the North Bay.
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2 arrested after $1,700 worth of gas bought with stolen credit cards in SJ
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- As dozens of South Bay residents deal with banks after having their credit cards compromised, two arrests have been made in San Jose in another fraud case. This comes after two men stole credit card information to buy an estimated $1,700 in gasoline. "I was going to get gas here yesterday and saw this whole place taped off," San Jose resident Chris Mittlestead said. "It's just unfortunate because the holidays are coming and people are looking for ways to get extra money." In this case, two East Bay men were looking to get extra gas. Twenty-six-year-old, Deanthony Adams and 28-year-old Deanndray Miles, both from Pittsburg, were arrested by San Jose police on Wednesday after store employees noticed the men using fraudulent credit card numbers to purchase a large amount of gas at this Safeway Gas Station on Cottle Road.
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Robbery suspect crashes into Hayward police patrol vehicle
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HAYWARD, Calif. - Hayward police confirm a patrol vehicle was struck by a stolen vehicle Thursday afternoon near the intersection of Tennyson Rd & Mission Blvd.According to a police spokesperson, at least one suspect was in the stolen vehicle and was wanted by police in connection to a robbery. The suspect was evading officers at the time of the crash, however police say this was not a chase.Hayward police say they can't release any further information due to an active investigation.Earlier in the evening as SkyFOX was overhead the scene, a police spokesperson could not confirm an officer was involved in a crash, and advised to call back tomorrow.
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Surprise checks for San Jose teachers
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Ahead of the 2019 Pac-12 Football Championship Game at Levi's Stadium, the Pac-12 and College Football Playoff Foundation's Extra Yard for Teachers will surprise 12 deserving teachers throughout the San Jose area with donations totaling over $36,000. The 12 teachers work at nine different elementary and middle schools and will receive different amounts of checks. ABC7 was there for the first two surprises for teachers at Franklin Elementary School. Franklin Elementary School Principal Kerri Seow said she was once a teacher and feels privileged she gets to recognize Loshia Boram and Anthony Alvarado. "This is absolutely wonderful. There was the STEAM program that Mr. Alvarado brought in so their exposure to all of the STEAM activities. And then the recycling program which will be the first in the whole district," Seow said.
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Video shows Danville deputy run up, immediately open fire on slow-moving car
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DANVILLE — Video released by the Contra Costa County Sheriff Thursday afternoon shows a deputy open fire without yelling any commands, killing the driver of a slow-moving car who was leading police on a pursuit.The deputy, Andrew Hall, fired multiple times at 33-year-old Laudemer Arboleda, of Newark, who had failed to pull over after police attempted to question him about a suspicious persons call.A sheriff’s spokesman said in the introduction to the video that Arboleda was trying to “run down” Hall. The video shows Hall run around his car — drawing his pistol as he does so — to come face-to-face with Arboleda’s silver Honda, which was attempting to escape officers’ by driving through a small gap between two police cars. Hall opens fire within one second of facing the Honda, stepping backwards as he shoots, to avoid the car’s path.
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Bay Area NAACP leader calls for 49ers announcer to apologize
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SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco 49ers players and at least one prominent African American leader in San Francisco are speaking out about comments made by 49ers radio announcer Tim Ryan. Ryan said Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson's skin tone helped him hide the football."His dark skin color, the dark football, and a dark uniform, you could not see that thing," Ryan said on KNBR’s “Murph and Mac” morning radio show.The 49ers organization has already announced Ryan will be suspended for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.But, Reverend Amos Brown from 3rd Baptist church and president of the San Francisco NAACP is calling on Ryan to publicly apologize to the African American community."He should be brave enough to come to this black community and state his remorse," said Rev. Brown.
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Laudemer Arboleda: Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office release deputy-involved shooting video
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The deputy, Andrew Hall, fired multiple times at 33-year-old Laudemer Arboleda, of Newark, who had failed to pull over after police attempted to question him about a suspicious persons call. A sheriff’s spokesman said in the introduction to the video that Arboleda was trying to “run down” Hall. Story:
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114 local leaders sign on for ratepayer takeover of PG&E
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Mayor Sam Liccardo, (D) San Jose, is garnering support for his proposal to have a customer-owned Pacific Gas & Electric. However, the real question facing customers is, will such a move send rates higher?“The reality we all have to accept is that as rate payers, as customers, we are all on the hook for this. And if we’re on the hook, we better own it,” said Liccardo from an 18th-floor conference room at City Hall.Thursday morning he announced 114 local leaders across most PG&E territories have signed on to a plan to put control in ratepayers hands. He also unveiled seven guiding principles that would govern the purchase of the bankrupt utility.“At the root of all of this the need for tens of billions of dollars in investment in this grid. It has suffered from years from lack of maintenance,” said Liccardo.
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49ers support Tim Ryan over Lamar Jackson comment
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Read the story: https://bayareane.ws/2Pgn50Z San Francisco 49ers players say they have broadcaster Tim Ryan's back after hearing the controversy over his statement about Lamar Jacksonk. Video by Cam Inman/Bay Area News Group
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Mysterious containers along Canada Road prompt hazmat response in San Mateo County
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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - A hazardous materials investigation is underway Thursday afternoon on Canada Road in unincorporated San Mateo County, county emergency officials said.The county put out an alert at about 3:30 p.m. about the problem, which is on Canada Road between state Highway 92 and Edgewood Road east of the Crystal Springs Reservoir.The county sheriff's office and Cal Fire are investigating the situation and have the road closed. No other details about the nature of the potential hazardous material were immediately available.
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California rent control going to voters again in 2020
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The housing activist group Housing Is a Human Right—a branch of LA-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)—said Thursday that it would hold rallies in San Francisco, LA, and San Diego to mark submitting a rent control proposition for the 2020 ballot.AHF said in April that it would forge ahead with another attempt at expanding rent control across the state.The group claimed in October that it had gathered around 625,000 signatures supporting the proposal—-nearly 2,000 more than needed to qualify. By this week the number swelled to one million. The Secretary of State’s Office will have to confirm that enough of the signatures are valid before the measure officially goes on the slate for the election.Dubbed the “Rental Affordability Act” by boosters—the state will confer an official name on the proposition later—the plan would allow cities to put new rent control limits on buildings up to 15 years old.
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California homeowners dropped by insurance providers get temporary reprieve 
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OAKLAND, Calif. - Some California homeowners who've been dropped by their insurance providers this year  will get a reprieve. The state's insurance commissioner, Ricardo Lara, announced a one-year moratorium on dropping policies because of wildfire risks. As of Thursday and for the next year, insurance companies can no longer drop you as a customer, if you live in an area considered to be "high-risk" for wildfires.The moratorium applies to people in 98 zip codes across the state - about 800,000 homeowners - who were impacted by seven major wildfires this year, including the Kincade Fire in Northern California and the Getty and Tick fires in Southern California.  The companies must renew your policy until at least December 2020 and there could be other changes in insurance law after that. 
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First Look: Inside hot new Salvadoran pop-up at Oakland’s Classic Cars West
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CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile deviceReady for some freakin’ gourmet pupusas? Bay Area native and chef Anthony Salguero left a promising fine dining career, most recently as opening co-chef at Oakland’s Bardo Lounge & Supper Club, to launch a pop-up in the Classic Cars West Beer Garden located in Oakland’s Uptown Arts District.But it’s not just any pop-up. Popoca, which opened this fall and means ’emits smoke,’ is a love letter to Salguero’s Salvadoran culture, with handmade, wood-fired pupusas stuffed with top-notch ingredients as the stars. Nothing on the menu is over $18 and nearly all the dishes get a kiss of depth and smokiness from that comal.To prepare, Salguero, who has worked in the kitchens of Saratoga’s Plumed Horse, as well as San Francisco’s Saison, traveled to El Salvador, visiting family and learning old techniques that he fused with his modern culinary skills to create something progressive and unique. Via email, he told us he’s planning to be in the beer garden “for at least a year” and is “working toward a brick and mortar.” We stopped by early on a Saturday night for a taste. Here’s how it went:
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Elon Musk gets no apology from cave diver at ‘pedo guy’ defamation trial
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Jurors in the defamation trial of Elon Musk could be deciding the case on Friday following a day of testimony that included British cave diver Vernon Unsworth refusing to apologize for comments that he said were not directed at the Tesla Chief Executive.Unsworth is suing Musk for using the term “pedo guy” on Twitter to describe Unsworth during the efforts last year to rescue a boys soccer team that had been trapped for days in an underground cave in Thailand. Musk had offered to send a mini-submarine to aid the boys’ relief attempts. All 12 boys, and their coach, were eventually rescued without assistance from Musk.Unsworth, in an interview with CNN in 2018, said Musk could “stick his submarine where it hurts” and called his offer “a PR stunt”. In response, Musk went on Twitter to say of Unsworth, “Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it,” and “Bet ya a signed dollar it’s true.”
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Biden exchanges verbal blows with audience member at Iowa town hall: ‘You’re a damn liar, man’
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NEW HAMPTON, Iowa - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden blasted a man at an Iowa town hall as a “damn liar” Thursday -- and challenged him to a push-up contest -- after he accused the 77-year-old former vice president of being "too old" and took a swipe at son Hunter's role on the board of a controversial Ukrainian natural gas firm.During the heated question-and-answer session at the forum in New Hampton, the questioner in the audience described those two issues as his chief concerns with the presidential candidate.“I’m not a Republican,” the man began. “I’ve got two problems with you. One, is you’re damn near as old as I am. You’re too old. I’m 83 and I know damn well I don’t have the mental faculties I did [inaudible.]”He went on to the topic of Ukraine -- specifically the lucrative job Biden's son Hunter held with natural gas firm Burisma Holdings during the Obama administration. Impeachment proceedings in Washington are focusing on Trump's effort to pressure Kyiv to look into the elder Biden's role removing a prosecutor who had been looking into that firm.
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3 soldiers confirmed dead in National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crash near Kimball, Minn.
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ST. CLOUD, Minn.. (FOX 9) - Three soliders are confirmed dead after a Minnesota National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crashed near Kimball, Minn. Thursday afternoon, according to the Minnesota National Guard. "On behalf of all Minnesotans, we offer our deepest sympathies to the families of these warriors," said Governor Tim Walz. "They paid the ultimate price and service to Minnesota and to the United States of America. Words will never ease the pain of this tragic loss and the state of Minnesota is forever in the debt of these warriors."Minnesota National Guard Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens said the UH-60 Black Hawk was conducting a maintenance test flight. It went missing after a mayday call nine minutes after taking off at 1:55 p.m. from the St. Cloud Aviation Facility. The National Guard lost contact with the aircraft officially at 2:05 p.m. The Minnesota Aviation Rescue Team and the Minnesota State Patrol responded to the report of the downed aircraft. Firefighters from St. Paul Fire Department were also deployed in support of the MART team.
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Lafayette Holds Emergency Meeting on Recent Home Invasions
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Lafayette residents packed an emergency safety meeting at Veteran’s Memorial Hall Wednesday after a recent rise in crime in what has been one of the safest cities in the Bay Area.Lafayette locals are not taking the rise in crime lightly after two recent home invasions remain unsolved, and at the emergency meeting about 200 people showed up to request information from police about the recent crimes.“I’d like to know what we’re dealing with, drugs or extreme poverty,” said Lafayette resident Elizabeth Dietsch. “Give me the mentality of the people that might be knocking at my door.”The number of home burglaries in Lafayette has more than doubled in the past year with 15 reported so far in 2019. Of the two most recent incidents, the first took place on Martino Road, the second just three miles away. In both cases the suspects entered the home with a weapon and tied up the residents before stealing valuables.
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Ex-California lawmaker pleads guilty in coffee shops fraud
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SAN FRANCISCO - A former state assemblyman from San Bernardino pleaded guilty to money laundering after acknowledging he defrauded investors during his time as CEO of a coffee shop chain in the San Francisco Bay Area, federal prosecutors said Thursday.As part of a plea agreement, Terrence Goggin, 78, pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering and agreed to pay restitution of at least $685,000, U.S. Attorney David Anderson said.A federal grand jury had charged him with four counts of wire fraud and nine counts of money laundering in a fraud scheme from 2007 to 2014 as Goggin's company, Metropolitan Coffee & Concessions, sought funding to build two Peet’s Coffee & Tea shops in high-traffic Bay Area Rapid Transit stations.Goggin acknowledged that in September 2013 he and his employees diverted nearly all of the $685,000 in investment funds to other businesses, including Aegis Atlantic LLC, a Delaware company he headed as CEO, prosecutors said.
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Family still searching for dog stolen in car burglary, after report he was found dead by the freeway proves false
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A Danville family is reeling from an emotional series of events since their puppy was snatched from a car last Friday, including a nearly 24-hour period in which they believed his carcass had been found.As she touched down in Oakland after a Thanksgiving trip to Hawaii, Danville resident Angie Maurer got a devastating phone call: Her sister, Aileen Pangilinan, had run into a restaurant to grab dinner at a Castro Valley shopping center and returned to find her car window smashed — and the family’s puppy, Rocky, gone.“I just couldn’t believe it. It was a nightmare. We drove straight from the airport to her house, and then to the shopping center,” Maurer, 47, told this news organization.An initial search proved fruitless. Pangilinan hadn’t seen the actual theft — which occurred in the span of about two minutes — and returned only to watch a car sped away, with her purse and the 1.5-year-old shih tzu-bichon frise mix inside.
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California rent control advocates try again on 2020 ballot
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SACRAMENTO - The group behind a failed 2018 rent control measure is trying again for a ballot initiative next year, even after California lawmakers limited rent increases as one attempt to blunt the state’s housing affordability crisis.The housing advocacy division of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, called Housing Is A Human Right, said Thursday it submitted nearly 1 million signatures to put an initiative on the November 2020 ballot that would expand rent control statewide. The measure needs more than 600,000 valid signatures to qualify.The problem has grown substantially worse in just the year since voters rejected the previous attempt, advocates said, in part because of soaring rents.But opponents of more rent control said it would aggravate the problem by discouraging rental housing.Foundation president Michael Weinstein said he expects next year's election to draw more sympathetic young and minority voters turning out to oppose Republican President Donald Trump's re-election.
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PG&E Shareholders, Bondholders Battle Over Future of Beleaguered Utility
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SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — A multi-billion-dollar liability due to devastating wildfires plunged utility giant Pacific Gas and Electric into bankruptcy. Today, the battle for the company’s future isn’t being fought in actual flames but with internet burns pitting shareholders against bondholders. “This is an unprecedented level of fighting between different groups that are looking to own this company when it leaves bankruptcy,” said UC Hastings bankruptcy law professor Jared Ellias. A tweet from a public relations firm representing shareholders Thursday morning suggested the bondholders were going to raid the company’s value, leaving customers with the lights out and PG&E employees out of work.Ellias says that argument is absurd.“The idea that you could somehow run the company into the ground and suck all of the value out of it is kind of like fantasy.” He says, unlike the banks, the utility is actually too big to fail.
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3 soldiers confirmed dead in Minnesota National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crash
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ST. CLOUD, Minn.. (FOX 9) - Three soliders are confirmed dead after a Minnesota National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crashed near Kimball, Minn. Thursday afternoon, according to the Minnesota National Guard. "On behalf of all Minnesotans, we offer our deepest sympathies to the families of these warriors," said Governor Tim Walz. "They paid the ultimate price and service to Minnesota and to the United States of America. Words will never ease the pain of this tragic loss and the state of Minnesota is forever in the debt of these warriors."Minnesota National Guard Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens said the UH-60 Black Hawk was conducting a maintenance test flight. It went missing after a mayday call nine minutes after taking off at 1:55 p.m. from the St. Cloud Aviation Facility. The National Guard lost contact with the aircraft officially at 2:05 p.m. The Minnesota Aviation Rescue Team and the Minnesota State Patrol responded to the report of the downed aircraft. Firefighters from St. Paul Fire Department were also deployed in support of the MART team.
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Man Arrested for Making Death Threats to GoDaddy Office
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A 50-year-old San Francisco man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly making threats to kill people at the web hosting company GoDaddy in Sunnyvale.Michael Depaulo allegedly called GoDaddy on Monday and said he was minutes away from walking into the company's offices and shooting people with a shotgun, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.Officers began an investigation that led them to a home in the city of Richmond, where Depaulo was arrested without incident.Depaulo was booked into Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of making criminal threats.Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Andrew Herbert at (408) 730-7147 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloaka5c9fc781f28528f5b492b386b05e1f6').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addya5c9fc781f28528f5b492b386b05e1f6 = 'aherbert' + '@'; addya5c9fc781f28528f5b492b386b05e1f6 = addya5c9fc781f28528f5b492b386b05e1f6 + 'sunnyvale' + '.' + 'ca' + '.' + 'gov'; var addy_texta5c9fc781f28528f5b492b386b05e1f6 = 'aherbert' + '@' + 'sunnyvale' + '.' + 'ca' + '.' + 'gov';document.getElementById('cloaka5c9fc781f28528f5b492b386b05e1f6').innerHTML += ''+addy_texta5c9fc781f28528f5b492b386b05e1f6+''; .
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Cat meowing with 'thick Southern accent' goes viral on Instagram
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(FOX News) - Well, hello to you, too.Gambino, a ginger cat, is quickly gaining fame on social media for his unusual meow — which many claim sounds like he’s saying “Well, hi,” in a “thick Southern accent.”In a video shared on Instagram, Gambino is seen running past another black-and-white cat, Tom, and hiding behind the refrigerator. As Gambino’s owner follows him, the orange-and-white tabby surprises with a unique meow before grooming himself.The video has been viewed over 400,000 times on Instagram alone, but has reportedly gathered nearly 1.3 million views across various social media platforms.Many of those users confirmed on Instagram that they distinctly heard the Southern-sounding greeting.“Well, hi!” one person commented, seemingly responding to Gambino’s meow.
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Player of the year finalists face off at College Cup for Stanford, UCLA
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SAN JOSE — Two of the three finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy, college soccer’s national player of the year, will face off Friday at the College Cup at Avaya Stadium. Stanford’s Catarina Macario and UCLA’s Jessie Fleming will lead their respective teams in the national semifinals after North Carolina plays Washington State in the first game. UNC junior defender Emily Fox was the third finalist announced Thursday by the award’s organizers. Macario, the reigning player of the year, has scored a school-record 32 goals this season and also has 23 assists. But Fleming, a veteran midfielder of two Women’s World Cups for Canada, successfully stopped Macario when Stanford defeated UCLA 1-0 on Oct. 20. The winner of the Hermann Trophy will be announced Jan. 3. Stanford players have won the award five times since 2009, including the previous two years.
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San Francisco man arrested for threatening to shoot up GoDaddy offices in Sunnyvale
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RICHMOND, Calif. - A 50-year-old San Francisco man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly making threats to kill people at the web hosting company GoDaddy in Sunnyvale.Michael Depaulo allegedly called GoDaddy on Monday and said he was minutes away from walking into the company's offices and shooting people with a shotgun, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.Officers began an investigation that led them to a home in the city of Richmond, where Depaulo was arrested without incident.Depaulo was booked into Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of making criminal threats.Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Andrew Herbert at (408) 730-7147 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak8ac942a77df63e9235f800278066137e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy8ac942a77df63e9235f800278066137e = 'aherbert' + '@'; addy8ac942a77df63e9235f800278066137e = addy8ac942a77df63e9235f800278066137e + 'sunnyvale' + '.' + 'ca' + '.' + 'gov'; var addy_text8ac942a77df63e9235f800278066137e = 'aherbert' + '@' + 'sunnyvale' + '.' + 'ca' + '.' + 'gov';document.getElementById('cloak8ac942a77df63e9235f800278066137e').innerHTML += ''+addy_text8ac942a77df63e9235f800278066137e+''; .
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3 on board downed National Guard Black Hawk helicopter near Kimball, Minn.
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ST. CLOUD, Minn.. (FOX 9) - The Minnesota National Guard says a Black Hawk helicopter with three people on board crashed near Kimball, Minn. Thursday afternoon. Minnesota National Guard Master Sgt. Blair Heusdens said the helicopter went missing after a mayday call nine minutes after taking off at 1:55 p.m Thursday from the St. Cloud airport. The National Guard lost contact with the aircraft officially at 2:05 p.m. The UH-60 Black Hawk was conducting a maintenance test flight from the St. Cloud airport. Emergency crews were seen from Sky FOX 9 responding to a wooded area on a farm near Kimball, Minn. Thursday afternoon. "Our first priority is the safety and well-being of our Guardsmen and our thoughts are with our soldiers and their families at this time," said Heusdens. Governor Tim Walz is aware the Minnesota National Guard lost contact with one of its helicopters. The Governor's office said he is in communication with the National Guard and is at the Capitol to monitor the situation. 
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49ers suspend radio analyst Tim Ryan for comments about Lamar Jackson
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The 49ers have suspended their radio analyst for the upcoming game. According to the Chronicle, Tim Ryan made comments on a radio show Monday. He was discussing Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who is black. Ryan said Jackson is great at faking handoffs because of his "dark skin color with a dark football." In a statement, Ryan said in part: "Lamar Jackson is an MVP-caliber player and I respect him greatly. I was to sincerely apologize to him and anyone else I offended." The 49ers also released a statement, saying Ryan must be "more thoughtful with his words."
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SF Opera just named its first woman music director
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San Francisco Opera made history Thursday, Dec. 5, when it named conductor Eun Sun Kim its next music director.In an announcement by company general director Matthew Shilvock at the War Memorial Opera House, the 39-year-old Kim became the fourth music director in the company’s history — and the first woman ever to hold the post.The appointment is effective Aug. 1, 2021, but Kim has already become a force within the company. In June, she conducted S.F. Opera’s widely acclaimed performances of Dvorak’s “Rusalka.” On Friday, Dec. 6, at Herbst Theatre, she’ll lead a concert featuring the young singers of the company’s Adler Fellowship program. She’ll return in the fall to conduct the season-opening production of Beethoven’s “Fidelio.”As music director, she’ll lead the orchestra, chorus and music staff and work directly with Shilvock, managing director Gregory Henkel and other staff on repertory and casting. She will conduct up to four productions each season of her initial five-year contract.
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Svechnikov, Mrazek Lead Hurricanes Past Sharks in Shootout
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Petr Mrazek took San Jose’s best shot — squarely in the chin — and it knocked him to the ice. The Carolina goalie picked himself up and, when the game was on the line, he stopped the Sharks cold.Mrazek stuffed San Jose in the shootout and Andrei Svechnikov scored the only goal of the tiebreaker, leading the Hurricanes past the Sharks 3-2 on Thursday night.Mrazek stopped 28 shots — and one solid punch from Joe Thornton with his chin, dropping straight to the ice after what he called a “cheap shot” and leading to some shoving behind the boards during the second-period melee.“To be honest, it’s even better” after taking that punch, Mrazek said. “You feel like you’re in the game and you want to make saves for guys and get the win.”The punch came after Thornton poked at the goalie’s glove while he froze the puck and Mrazek retaliated by swinging his stick at the Sharks center.
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Elon Musk’s ‘pedo guy’ defamation trial could go to the jury on Friday
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Jurors in the defamation trial of Elon Musk could be deciding the case on Friday following a day of testimony that included British cave diver Vernon Unsworth refusing to apologize for comments that he said were not directed at the Tesla Chief Executive.Unsworth is suing Musk for using the term “pedo guy” on Twitter to describe Unsworth during the efforts last year to rescue a boys soccer team that had been trapped for days in an underground cave in Thailand. Musk had offered to send a mini-submarine to aid the boys’ relief attempts. All 12 boys, and their coach, were eventually rescued without assistance from Musk.Unsworth, in an interview with CNN in 2018, said Musk could “stick his submarine where it hurts” and called his offer “a PR stunt”. In response, Musk went on Twitter to say of Unsworth, “Sorry pedo guy, you really did ask for it,” and “Bet ya a signed dollar it’s true.”
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Beer news: Non-alcoholic beer is (finally!) coming into its own
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At any holiday party, you’ll find lovers of wine, beer and spirits — and non-drinkers, too, who want to sip something tasty and non-alcoholic. Most of the bigger beer companies and some smaller breweries have long brewed non-alcoholic versions of their beer, but to be honest, they were usually pretty dreadful.After sales slowed for non-alcoholic beers, most restaurants and bars settled into carrying one major brand to satisfy the few requests they received. And the Great American Beer Festival, which used to have a judging category for them (I sat on a tasting panel for them several years ago), dropped it when there weren’t enough entries to justify the competition category.But something has quietly changed.It began in Europe, where the market for such beers has remained stronger. Over the last year or so, a few big brands figured out a new way to make non-alcoholic or N/A beers that taste considerably better than previous versions. Among them: Carlsberg 0.0 and Heineken 0.0, which are both alcohol-free beers, rather than the less-than-0.5 percent alcohol by volume that defines non-alcoholic. And where once there were two or three basic ways breweries created non-alcoholic beers, now breweries are experimenting with new techniques.
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Rent control could be headed back to California voters
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Rent control advocates on Thursday submitted signatures to get the issue back on the ballot — tweaking the soundly defeated Prop 10 from 2018 and hoping to return it to California voters next year.A coalition led by Michael Weinstein and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation submitted nearly 1 million signatures for an initiative with new exemptions for home owners and developers.The coalition is bringing back the measure because the state’s affordable housing crisis is deepening, Weinstein said at press conference in Los Angeles. “The situation has gotten so much worse,” he said.The real estate industry and some housing advocates are again lining up against the measure. Industry groups say the initiative will chill development of new homes and apartments. By some estimates, California has a housing deficit of 3.5 million units. It also has cities with the highest rental costs in the nation.
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Brainy Stratford Raynor School 8th Grader Places 8th in National Brain Bee
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Using your brain is one thing. Studying the brain is quite another. In Sunnyvale, Stratford Raynor Middle School 8th grader Diya Pendyala successfully does both.“You can think of an idea as fast as the eye can blink,” said Pendyala, justifying her enthusiasm and wonder about the brain. “The brain is complicated, intricate.”Pendyala placed 8th in the North South Foundation 2019 National Brain Bee for middle school students, held in Boston at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) last August.The only child of Sunnyvale residents Sailaja and Veeranjaneyelu Pendyala, both Indian-born software engineers, she was one of about 4,500 intermediate and senior high national finalists, narrowed from a pool of about 15,000 regional competitors.Pendyala was first inspired to learn about the brain when she studied body systems in the third grade.
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Man who died in fall from Lands End cliff identified
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SAN FRANCISCO - A man who died in a fall from a cliff at San Francisco's Lands End on Wednesday has been identified by the city's medical examiner's office as 42-year-old Jeffrey Rash.Rash, a San Francisco, was reported to have fallen about 200 feet down the cliff at about 2:50 p.m.Firefighters arrived and found him on rocks along the surf. Rescue swimmers were able to reach him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, fire officials said.U.S. Park Police will be investigating the death.
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East Bay skater Alysa Liu has big show on international stage
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Alysa Liu of Richmond continued her rise on the world stage Thursday by taking the lead at the Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Turin, Italy. Competing in the biggest international competition in her budding career, Liu, 14, landed a triple axel in a combination jump to score 71.19 points in winning the short program ahead of Russia’s Daria Usachva and Kseniia Sinitsyna. Four of the six competitors are from Russia. “My short program felt pretty good,” Liu told reporters. “I was very happy with it. I’m just trying to enjoy the moment even during the program. I don’t really get nervous and I don’t feel barely any pressure. I just tell myself it’s just another competition.” Skating to Barbra Streisand’s “Don’t Rain on My Parade”, Liu executed the big combination jump, and a triple loop and double axel jump. Liu, the 2018 U.S. senior champion, also was credited level four spins and level three for the step sequence.
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Lawsuit claims Oakland Police illegally seized, destroyed live-aboard boats
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The U.S. Marshals have served the city of Oakland with a lawsuit claiming its police officers illegally seized and destroyed two live-aboard boats in the Oakland Estuary, leaving their occupants homeless.According to the federal lawsuit, which was served earlier this week, Oakland Police wrongfully towed a houseboat and live-aboard sailboat during a sweep of the estuary near Jack London Square in October 2018. Both boats, along with the belongings inside them, were destroyed, according to the complaint.One of the plaintiffs, 41-year-old Katherine De la Riva, inherited her houseboat from her father in 2016 and had been living on it full-time for several years. She had paid for another space to dock it, but could not move it from the Aquatic Center in the estuary until she installed a new motor, according to her lawyers.
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California to Protect Insurance Policies in Wildfire Areas
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California has ordered insurance companies to stop dropping customers who live in areas affected by recent wildfires.The order from Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara will only last for one year. And it only covers people who live within the perimeter of one of 16 different wildfires that raged across the state in October.But it marks the first time the state has used a new law designed to give homeowners more time to find coverage as the growing threat of wildfires makes insuring their properties more expensive.
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South Bay rain could mean a weekend of soggy holiday events: Pizarro
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I know we need the rain, but sometimes it feels like the weather around here likes playing the Grinch. There are a lot of outdoor holiday events happening or starting this weekend, and wet weather won’t be a welcome guest.The annual Fantasy of Lights display at Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos kicks off this weekend with walk-through tours. All the spots Saturday and Sunday are sold out, and it is expected to go on unless really bad weather forces the Santa Clara County Parks Department to close it down (in which case refunds will be issued to ticketholders). Drive-through tours start Tuesday, and remember you need to purchase tickets in advance at www.parkhere.org.Another event that potentially could be washed out is the 34th annual Carol of Lights festival in downtown Campbell, which will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday and includes a petting zoo and a snow play area. Check www.caroloflights.org for updates.
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Dan Ashley performs his new holiday song
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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Dan Ashley anchors every weekday on ABC7, but we saw a different side of him on Midday Live. Dan brought his band out to ring in the holidays and perform his new single: "Favorite Time of Year". Dan loves making music and performing so he was a perfect fit to debut the song on Midday Live. Check it out in the video above and follow updates from Dan on his music
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Thieves Target Tires, Leaving Vehicles Propped Up on Blocks
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Thieves in San Francisco are now targeting car tires, leaving vehicles on blocks in the street after making off with all four wheels.One victim, Noe Valley resident Zoe Frankel, said that her insurance company told her Honda Fits are a target nationwide because the tires are small and durable and can be used for street racing.“My time is not free and this has been time consuming in the last couple days,” Frankel said.A neighbor in the Twin Peaks area said thieves have stolen his truck’s wheels twice in the last two months, most recently on Thanksgiving.Back in July, a couple in the Richmond neighborhood had their tires stolen, finding their Toyota propped up on milk crates when they went outside to move it for street sweeping. In the time it took to arrange a tow truck they received a parking ticket, though SFMTA said the ticket would be reversed.
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‘Healing PTSD’ stamp created by U.S. Postal Service to raise money for veterans
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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service has released a new stamp to help raise money for veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. The “Healing PTSD” stamp features a green plant sprouting out of the ground surrounded by fallen leaves. The illustration is meant to symbolize the PTSD healing process, the USPS said.PTSD is a mental health condition that can occur in individuals, not just veterans, who have been exposed to a traumatic event in their lifetime. About 8 million Americans are affected by PTSD annually, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Healing PTSD stamp retails at 65 cents, which includes the first-class single postage rate, as well as an additional amount to fund PTSD research. Proceeds from the stamps will be distributed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 
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Bay Area home prices fall, hint toward market correction
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Fewer houses for sale, less buying and another monthly dip in prices could be bringing a modest correction to the sky-high Bay Area housing market.The median price for a single family home in the nine-county region fell nearly 3 percent to $805,600 from the previous October, according to real estate data and listing firm Zillow. The median price of a home in Santa Clara County — home to Stanford University and headquarters of tech giants Apple, Google, Hewlett Packard and others  — continued a 10-month retreat, falling 5.9 percent to $1.08 million.Zillow senior economist Cheryl Young said some parts of the Bay Area have hit an “affordability ceiling,” and that the declining prices could be seen as a small market correction after years of soaring values.“We’re starting to see things slow down,” Young said, “but that doesn’t mean it’s less expensive in some of these areas.”
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Former legislator Terry Goggin pleads guilty to money laundering
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Former state Assemblyman Terry Goggin has pleaded guilty to laundering money that he told investors he would use to expand a chain of coffee shops at BART stations.Goggin, a Democrat who represented San Bernardino, was a legislator from 1974 until 1984, when he was defeated for re-election. He chaired the Assembly Natural Resources Committee in the early 1980s, was a friend of then-Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, and came to San Francisco to practice law after Brown was elected mayor in 1996.Indicted by a federal grand jury last year on multiple counts of money laundering and fraud, Goggin, 78, pleaded guilty in San Francisco on Wednesday to a felony charge of money laundering. His plea agreement has not been made public, but prosecutors said he admitted deceiving investors in a company he founded, Metropolitan Coffee & Concessions, which owned four Peet’s Coffee & Tea shops in BART stations.
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Bay Area nightclub promoter facing multiple sex assault charges as three victims come forward
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SAN JOSE, Calif. - A well-known Bay Area nightclub promoter was arrested by the San Jose police department after three female victims came forward and shared stories of sexual assault with police.The suspect, Daniel Moreno, sexually assaulted at least the three victims who have come forward, however police believe more victims could be out there.The crimes occurred from August 2019 to November 2019.On November 26, Moreno was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on five felony charges. The charges are as follows:Detectives are asking anyone with information on these cases or other cases involving the suspect to contact Detective John Tran of the San Jose Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit at 408-277-4102.Persons can alternatively call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line, (408) 947-STOP (7867).
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Bay Area weather: When the rain begins, and how much will fall
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Looking for a break in the wet weather to cut down a Christmas tree, hang those holiday lights, or just get some good outdoor exercise?It’s coming, but not until Sunday. A significant storm will roll in from Alaska to  Northern California on Friday afternoon, forecasters say, bringing roughly 1 inch of rain to Bay Area cities and up to 3 or 4 inches in the Santa Cruz Mountains and North Bay hills through Saturday — along with flash flood risks in recently burned areas of Sonoma County and up to 3 feet of new snow in the Sierra Nevada.“We’ll see a decent amount of rain as it moves through,” said Suzanne Sims, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Monterey. “It’s not just a light sprinkle. It could dump some heavy rain over a short period of time, but then it will move through fairly quickly.”
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Bay Area weather: When the rain begins, how much will fall
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Looking for a break in the wet weather to cut down a Christmas tree, hang those holiday lights, or just get some good outdoor exercise?It’s coming, but not until Sunday. A significant storm will roll in from Alaska to  Northern California on Friday afternoon, forecasters say, bringing roughly 1 inch of rain to Bay Area cities and up to 3 or 4 inches in the Santa Cruz Mountains and North Bay hills through Saturday — along with flash flood risks in recently burned areas of Sonoma County and up to 3 feet of new snow in the Sierra Nevada.“We’ll see a decent amount of rain as it moves through,” said Suzanne Sims, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Monterey. “It’s not just a light sprinkle. It could dump some heavy rain over a short period of time, but then it will move through fairly quickly.”
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Planning Commissioner accuses inspectors of conspiracy in bizarre renovation feud
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Wednesday saw fireworks at the San Francisco Board of Appeals, as outspoken Planning Commissioner Dennis Richards accused the Department of Building Inspection (DBI) and the appeals board of plotting against him and sabotaging his renovation of a pre-1906 apartment building in the Mission.Speaking at the Wednesday hearing, Richards called the city’s code enforcement corrupt and alleged that building inspectors punished him for doing his job on the Planning Commission by yanking permits on his 22nd Street property earlier this year.DBI contends that Richards’ company did a shoddy job fixing up said building and that they were simply doing their jobs as well.Meanwhile, the commissioners on the appeals board looked baffled as sparks flew.Per city records, a limited liability company called Six Dogs bought the four-unit, three-story Italianate building at 3426-3432 22nd Street for $2.7 million in June 2018.
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Woman struck and killed by Caltrain was beloved educator, therapist from San Jose
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - A woman fatally struck by a train on Monday along the Caltrain tracks in Sunnyvale has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office as an educator and therapist.A northbound Caltrain on Monday struck and killed 32-year-old San Jose resident Michelle Tjhia just north of the Sunnyvale station around 6 a.m. Monday.Tjhia, who worked as a speech-language pathologist at Ardenwood Elementary School in Fremont, is remembered as "a great therapist" by Ric Outman, owner of California Therapy Connection and Tjhia's employer that contracts with the school.Outman said Tjhia worked at his therapy company for about a year-and-a-half, helping youths with learning disabilities to better articulate speech and language."I'm at a loss for words right now," Outman said Thursday. "She was a great person and I'm just shocked."
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Biden exchanges verbal blows with man at Iowa town hall questioner: ‘You’re a damn liar, man’
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NEW HAMPTON, Iowa - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden blasted a man at an Iowa town hall as a “damn liar” Thursday -- and challenged him to a push-up contest -- after he accused the 77-year-old former vice president of being "too old" and took a swipe at son Hunter's role on the board of a controversial Ukrainian natural gas firm.During the heated question-and-answer session at the forum in New Hampton, the questioner in the audience described those two issues as his chief concerns with the presidential candidate.“I’m not a Republican,” the man began. “I’ve got two problems with you. One, is you’re damn near as old as I am. You’re too old. I’m 83 and I know damn well I don’t have the mental faculties I did [inaudible.]”He went on to the topic of Ukraine -- specifically the lucrative job Biden's son Hunter held with natural gas firm Burisma Holdings during the Obama administration. Impeachment proceedings in Washington are focusing on Trump's effort to pressure Kyiv to look into the elder Biden's role removing a prosecutor who had been looking into that firm.

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