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Law enforcement and emergency agencies across the Bay Area are asking residents not to call 911 unless they have an emergency following a 6.0 magnitude earthquake this morning near American Canyon.

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting the earthquake occurred at 3:20 a.m. about three miles northwest of American Canyon.

No major damage has been reported in central Contra Costa County (Claycord).

The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety is reporting multiple power outages and alarms but hasn’t had reports of any major injuries or damage.

The San Francisco Police Department hasn’t had any reports of damage in San Francisco.

The California Highway Patrol is reporting several power outages in Sonoma County.

The CHP is also reporting there is no visible damage to Bay Area bridges that have been checked following the earthquake. Bridges remain open as they are being checked.

Residents in Napa County are reporting damage and power outages.

The earthquake was felt in several East Bay cities, San Francisco and as far north as Sacramento.

photo: PG&E Power Outage Map

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Continuing unrest following the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting rallies and vigils throughout the country, including at least three today in the Bay Area.

Faith leaders and activists have called for actions in San Jose, Oakland and Richmond this afternoon and evening.

Over a week has passed since Michael Brown Jr., 18, was shot and killed by Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson, but daily protests have continued in Ferguson, drawing a heavy police response.

In Oakland, organizers are drawing connections between Brown’s death and other police shooting deaths.

Speakers at a rally near Oakland police headquarters will include Jeralynn Blueford, whose son Alan Blueford was shot and killed by Oakland police on May 6, 2012; Wanda Johnson, whose son Oscar Grant III was killed by a BART police officer at Oakland’s Fruitvale Station on Jan. 1, 2009; and Dionne Smith, whose son James Earl Rivera Jr. was shot by police in Stockton on July 22, 2010.

The protesters will gather at four different locations in Oakland and converge by police headquarters at the corner of Seventh Street and Broadway.

The rallies will begin at 14th Street and Broadway, the Oakland Main Library at 659 14th St., the African-American History Museum at 125 14th St. and at Jack London Square.

Earlier in the day, San Jose clergy and community leaders have called for a rally outside the Most Holy Trinity Church at 2040 Nassau Drive.

The rally is scheduled to begin at about 1 p.m. Organizers including the Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews and Silicon Valley-San Jose National Association for the Advancement of Colored People president Jeff Moore have said they will “keep their hands raised in solidarity.”

The raised hands invoke the rallying cry “hands up, don’t shoot” from the Ferguson protests. Witness accounts described Brown as having his hands up when he was shot.

A prayer vigil will be held in Richmond at about 7 p.m. at the Miracle Temple Apostolic Pentecostal Church at 2425 Cutting Blvd.

Several other churches have committed to attending the vigil and the Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization has asked pastors to suspend regular Bible study sessions to attend the vigil.

Both the Richmond and San Jose actions are organized by members of the PICO National Network, a loose organization of congregation-based community organizations to provide strategy, training and consultations.

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UPDATE: Comedian Robin Williams Died After Hanging Himself with Belt

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Actor Robin Williams died after hanging himself with a belt at his home in unincorporated Tiburon on Monday, a Marin County sheriff’s spokesman said today. Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd this morning detailed the discovery around noontime Monday of the beloved 63-year-old actor and comedian’s body by an assistant. Boyd said Williams also had superficial wounds to his wrist and […]

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Alameda: Coast Guard Crew Returns Home After Seizing Over 180M in Drugs

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Family “Heartbroken” Over Death of Actor, Comedian Robin Williams

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Actor Robin Williams was found dead from an apparent suicide in his Marin County home this morning after a battle with severe depression. Williams, 63, a noted film and television actor, appears to have killed himself via asphyxiation, county coroner’s officials said. He was found unconscious and not breathing shortly before noon at his home in unincorporated Tiburon. […]

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Public Defenders Office Hires Immigration Attorney to Assist Clients

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Man Arrested Twice in Less than Two Months for Mail, ID Theft, Elder Abuse in SF’s Sunset District

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A man was arrested in San Francisco last week for allegedly stealing mail and elder abuse less than two months after he a prior arrest on similar charges, police said today. Giovanni Lauretta, 30, of San Francisco, was first arrested on June 14 on suspicion of nine counts of mail theft, identity theft, burglary, receiving […]

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Hardware Stores’ Accountant Pleads Not Guilty to Embezzlement

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The former office manager of the Garrett Hardware stores in Windsor and Healdsburg pleaded not guilty today in Sonoma County Superior Court to embezzling more than $300,000 from the two stores. Glynis Susan Lewis, 44, was arrested at her Santa Rosa home on June 12 on suspicion of grand theft, three counts of possession of […]

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San Pablo: Emergency Ambulance Service Stopped at Doctors Medical Center

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After 60 years, emergency ambulance service came to an abrupt stop at Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo this morning as the financially embattled hospital struggles to staff its emergency room. Patients in the area transported by emergency ambulance will now be re-routed to other nearby hospitals across the Bay Area, depending on where they […]

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Fight at Castro Club Leads to Shooting into Vehicle

August 7, 2014

Three people were arrested early this morning after a fight broke out at a club and escalated to a shooting in San Francisco’s Castro District, a police spokesman said. The argument between a 38-year-old man and a group comprised of a 25-year-old woman and two men, ages 25 and 33, started at a club near […]

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