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Man fatally stabbed in fight on BART train

Man fatally stabbed in fight on BART train

November 21, 2019

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE A man in his 40s was fatally stabbed in a fight on a BART train in Hayward early Tuesday afternoon, transit agency Police Chief Ed Alvarez said. Speaking at a news conference at BART's South Hayward station at 4 p.m., Alvarez said the fight and stabbing...

Police release account of Richmond police officer-involved shooting

Police release account of Richmond police officer-involved shooting

November 21, 2019

By James Lanaras, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE Vallejo police on Tuesday said an off-duty Richmond police sergeant fatally shot a man who took a gun out of his vehicle and approached the sergeant during a confrontation in a Vallejo shopping center parking lot earlier this month. Police identified Eric Reaso...

Street safety raises concerns with Oakland residents

Street safety raises concerns with Oakland residents

November 14, 2019

By Priscila Martinez, CONTRIBUTOR Residents of East Oakland all seem to share a common frustration when it comes to their neighborhood. They feel that they aren’t being heard by city officials. Joshua Ochoa and other residents are growing in frustration as the city seems to be ignoring this ser...

Jeffrey Tumlin hopes to regain riders’ trust

Jeffrey Tumlin hopes to regain riders' trust

November 14, 2019

By Daniel Montes, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's newest Director of Transportation is hoping to bring the agency up to speed by fast-tracking safety projects and hiring more bus drivers. Mayor London Breed on Wednesday announced Jeffrey Tumlin has been selected...

Alameda and Contra Costa officials announce illegal dumping plan

Alameda and Contra Costa officials announce illegal dumping plan

November 14, 2019

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE Top prosecutors and elected officials in Alameda and Contra Costa counties joined together Wednesday to announce new funding and strategies aimed at preventing illegal dumping and waste. Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, whose district includes parts of Oakla...

Man with replica gun killed by police said to have mental health and drug issues

Man with replica gun killed by police said to have mental health and drug issues

By Kyle Martin, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

November 7, 2019

The man killed by San Jose police while holding a fake gun on Halloween was planning a "suicide by cop," according to Police Chief Eddie Garcia. Garcia said an officer shot and killed Francis Calonge, a 33-year-old San Jose man, after Calonge refused commands to drop what appeared to be a real handg...

Mayor Breed re-elected

Mayor Breed re-elected

By Daniel Montes, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

November 7, 2019

The race for San Francisco's district attorney was too close to call as of early Wednesday morning, with Suzy Loftus and Chesa Boudin separated by just 240 votes, according to the latest results released by the city's elections department. In the latest update posted after midnight, Boudin had more th...

Trick or dog treats: Dog parade returns

Trick or dog treats: Dog parade returns

By Jovill Pagay, CONTRIBUTOR

October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween, goblins and witches! It is finally the night to celebrate with the ghosts and zombies that have been dying to be part of the October festivities. Halloween is an annual holiday for all families to join in the celebration by dressing up as whoever they fancy and, on this day, being a ...

PG&E power outages send businesses into emergency mode

PG&E power outages send businesses into emergency mode

October 24, 2019

Left in the dark with no electricity for miles and having to inconveniently adjust with minimal warning is a nightmare that many California residents experienced for several days due to the lack of preparedness for a blackout on Pacific Gas and Electric’s behalf. With intentions to reduce the risk...

Kaiser Permanente clinicians announce strike

Kaiser Permanente clinicians announce strike

By Peter Fournier, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

October 24, 2019

The message during a candlelight vigil held by Kaiser Permanente mental health clinicians in front of the health care giant's headquarters in downtown Oakland early Wednesday morning was quite clear: these patients didn't have to die. A crowd of approximately 35 clinicians, family members of former ...

SFPD reforms remain ongoing as of 3 years

SFPD reforms remain ongoing as of 3 years

By Scott Morris, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

October 24, 2019

A reform effort at the San Francisco Police Department has been ongoing for three years as of this month, but the department has only completed about 11 percent of reform tasks recommended by the U.S. Department of Justice, police Chief Bill Scott said. The chief gave a presentation on the state of th...

SFMTA board chair pushes to speed up “Better Market Street Project”

SFMTA board chair pushes to speed up

By Daniel Montes, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

October 17, 2019

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to eliminate private vehicles from driving one of the city's busiest streets. The Better Market Street project would create a more than 2-mile stretch of downtown Market Street that would only be...

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