Earthquake Hits Gilroy

September 1, 2014

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say a 3.5-magnitude earthquake struck this morning near Gilroy.

According to the USGS, the quake struck at 9:10 a.m. about 6 miles east-southeast of Gilroy. It had a depth of 3.4 miles.

There are no reports of any injuries or damage.

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Police are looking into a hit-and-run crash in Pittsburg Sunday evening that left a woman dead.

It happened just before 7 p.m. on Willow Pass Road near Mountain View Avenue, according to Pittsburg Police.

Officials say a truck was heading west on Willow Pass Road when it veered off the roadway, hit a light pole, then struck the unidentified woman who was pushing a shopping cart. The driver fled and the victim was found near the road. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect’s truck was last seen heading west on Willow Pass Road. It’s described as a silver 2005 or newer Chevrolet pickup.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pittsburg Police at (925) 427-7369.

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49er Released Following Domestic Violence Arrest

August 31, 2014

San Jose police say 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald, who was taken into custody early this morning on domestic violence charges, was released from jail this afternoon after posting bail. Spokeswoman Sgt. Heather Randol said officers responded to reports of violence at a home on Bentley Ridge Driver around 2:45 a.m. McDonald, 29, was arrested […]

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UPDATE: Damage, Power Outages Reported in Bay Area Following 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake

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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 […]

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Rallies, Vigils in Bay Area for Police Shooting in Missouri

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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, […]

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UPDATE: Comedian Robin Williams Died After Hanging Himself with Belt

August 12, 2014

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

August 12, 2014

A U.S. Coast Guard crew returned home to Alameda on Monday after seizing more than $183 million worth of illegal drugs during a 140-day deployment, according to Coast Guard officials. The crew, manning the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf, was sent to the Eastern Pacific Ocean off of the coast of Central and South America in support of […]

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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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The San Francisco Public Defender’s office has hired a full-time immigration attorney to help clients handle the immigration implications of their criminal cases, according to a spokeswoman. Francisco Ugarte, formerly a senior immigration attorney at Dolores Street Community Services, began Tuesday in the public defender’s office, assisting clients who are facing deportation or similar consequences, […]

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

August 8, 2014

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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