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Millbrae: Three arrested in 2018 home-invasion robbery

MILLBRAE – Three suspects have been arrested in connection with a violent home-invasion robbery in Millbrae two years ago, authorities said. Detectives with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office arrested one suspect – identified as 30-year-old Randy Oliver Jr. – at his workplace in Hayward on Tuesday, said Sgt. Joe Cang. Cang said the other suspects – identified as 27-year-olds Sirvonte Ingram and Sheldon Johnson Jr. – are in custody in Miami, Florida, and awaiting extradition to San Mateo County. The robbery occurred at a private residence on Sept. 23, 2018. The suspects, who wore masks and were armed with pistols and firearms, tied up the victims while they ransacked the premises, Cang said. Cang said one of the victims was injured when he was pistol-whipped by a suspect. Detectives identified Oliver, Ingram and Johnson as suspects following an “extensive investigation” and obtained a $450,000 warrant for their arrest, Cang said. Anyone with information about the case can contact Detective Nick Boragno at 650-363-4064. Related Articles Man armed with handgun and rifle shoots at mobile homes in Half Moon Bay Suspect arrested in Labor Day…

Pinch-hit heroics move Giants back to .500, Dickerson delivers go-ahead home run to beat Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO — Before the San Francisco Giants even took the field on Tuesday at Oracle Park, the defending World Series champion Washington Nationals did them a huge favor. The Nationals aren’t fighting for a playoff spot, but they did fight to keep the Philadelphia Phillies –a top wild card contender– out of one by sweeping a doubleheader on Tuesday. With a chance to gain an edge over the 27-29 Phillies and match the winning percentages of the .500 Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers, the Giants rallied late to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2. After former Giants outfielder Kevin Pillar tied the game 2-2 with a RBI double in the seventh, pinch-hitter Alex Dickerson came off the bench in the bottom of the inning and drilled his 10th home run of the season out to center field to give San Francisco a lead it wouldn’t relinquish. Exactly four years after hitting his last pinch-hit home run, Dickerson keyed a three-run frame that also included a two-run double from pinch-hitter Brandon Belt. Manager Gabe Kapler knew the Rockies weren’t carrying a left-handed pitcher in their bullpen…

Frankie Montas may not be ready for a best-of-three postseason start

The home runs seemed to come in rapid fire. First Max Muncy pummeled a slider. Chris Taylor hit a fastball a bit harder into the seats. Perhaps by the time AJ Pollock’s homer slithered right over the right field fence, Frankie Montas had pitched himself out of contention as a postseason starter. The A’s lost their series opener to the Dodgers in Los Angeles, 7-2. They faced an electric arm in rookie Dustin May, who blew 100 mph fastballs and a killer curveball past them. Robbie Grossman hacked at a 98 mph fastball that had enough gusto from the pitch velocity and Grossman himself that it sailed the other way and into the foul pole for a home run. Sean Murphy manufactured the A’s second run after drawing a walk and traveling on a couple ground balls and a wild pitch. Montas couldn’t quite match May’s un-hittable energy, allowing five runs in four innings on seven hits with three strikeouts. Of course, the scuffle came against a strong team in the Dodgers. That lineup can stick it to any and all starters on any given…

To all the cars I drove before

We have a new car in the family; at least it is new to us. A 2019 Lexus RX 350 model with about 10,000 miles under its fan belt, this little baby has every bell and whistle one could hope for. In fact, this little baby has bells and whistles that will never ring or chime. As a child, I grew up in a home without a father or a car. Looking back, I think there were times in my life that I missed having a car more than I missed having a father. When I was about 13 years old, my older brother Don acquired an old Chevy panel truck that he kept parked in our back yard, across from Red Bluff High School. I can remember like it was yesterday sneaking out to that old truck and starting it with the starter on the floor. I can still hear the grinding sound as I shifted into unknown gears and lurched forward or back a foot or two before the darn thing died, and I quickly made my escape before being discovered. When I…

Boughner, Wilson explain how they plan to bring Sharks back to contention

Bob Boughner said he plans to implement changes to the way the San Jose Sharks play in all three zones — tailoring his systems to best maximize the talent he will have available on the roster next season. As an example, all Boughner has to do is point to the success of the Dallas Stars — a Stanley Cup finalist whose blue-collar, structured style of play is largely built around the players they have acquired. “As a coach, you look at your personnel, and you say, ‘OK, what kind of team are we,” Boughner said, “and then you create the style of play that you think is going to be most successful for that personnel.” More than nine months after he was named interim coach, Boughner, as expected, was officially named the ninth full-time head coach in Sharks history on Tuesday by general manager Doug Wilson. Rocky Thompson, who coached the Chicago Wolves in the AHL from 2017 to 2020, has joined Boughner’s staff as an associate coach and John Madden, a three-time Cup winner as a player with New Jersey, is an assistant coach.…

Now under the State’s Red Tier, PSUSD Discusses Plan to Bring Some Students Back to Campus… Eventually

The Palm Springs Unified School District Board met Tuesday to discuss the latest plan to get students back on campus under a hybrid model. Riverside County moved into the red tier of coronavirus restrictions Tuesday. Under the state’s red tier, schools can reopen for hybrid in-person learning after the county has been in the red tier for 14 days. For Riverside County, that date would be October 6. However, PSUSD didn’t make a decision or vote on if students will be back in October. The district is watching closely coronavirus spread in the county, and if the county can successfully keep COVID-19 case numbers low. In the interim, the district is planning and expects a full hybrid-learning schedule with safety modifications to roll-out in January with 50% of the student body back on campus. Students who are struggling under distance learning will be the first to come back. Tuesday the board discussed a proposed timeline to phase schools into the plan, beginning with taking parent surveys in September, to finally implementing the hybrid model after winter break in January. The board will meet again next…

State Auditor: 4 UC Schools Including UCLA Didn’t Prevent Improper Admissions

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The University of California failed to prevent student admissions based on improper influence and other inappropriate factors, according to a state audit released Tuesday, which found that more than five dozen applicants were unfairly admitted to four UC campuses, including UCLA. The audit, which examined admissions between the academic years of 2013-14 through 2018-19, found that UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara admitted 64 applicants “based on their personal or family connections to donors and university staff,” according to a letter sent by California State Auditor Elaine M. Howle to Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders. The majority of the allegations were leveled at UC Berkeley, which admitted 42 students based on their families’ connections to the school, ” even though their records did not demonstrate competitive qualifications for admission,” according to Howle. The remaining 22 students were admitted to the four schools as athletes, despite lacking the athletic qualifications necessary, the audit found. Of those, four students were found to be improperly admitted to UCLA. The audit states that those 22 students did not substantially participate…

Board of Supervisors votes 3-2 to redraft plan for the accelerated removal of coronavirus public health regulations

The Board of Supervisors has voted 3-2 to redraft a plan for the accelerated removal of coronavirus public health regulations, allowing all Riverside County businesses, churches and other entities to fully open by the first week of November. Supervisors Kevin Jeffries and Karen Spiegel want to make several minor amendments to the proposal by Supervisor Jeff Hewitt, setting the stage for another vote on Oct. 6. This story is breaking and will be updated

Suspected drunk driver strikes 4 vehicles in Long Beach hit-and-run

A man struck four vehicles in Long Beach Tuesday night and fled the scene, officials said. Officers responded to the area of 7th Street and Orange Avenue around 8:30 p.m. regarding an injury hit and run accident, according to patrol Lt. Eric Hooker. Upon arrival, officers contacted the drivers of four different vehicles that had been struck by the suspect vehicle. One of the drivers was transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Information on the condition of the others drivers and possible passengers was not yet available. A city light pole and three parked cars were also struck by the hit-and-run driver. The suspect, a 38-year-old man, and his vehicle were found nearby. He was arrested and transported to a local hospital in stable condition. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident, Hooker said. The investigation in ongoing.

Los Angeles Dodgers clinch NL West division title for 8th consecutive season

Wrapping up an NL West title has become routine for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but in a year in which no one was sure three months ago if there would be a baseball season, manager Dave Roberts wanted his team to still savor the moment. The Dodgers clinched the NL’s top postseason seed and eighth straight division title Tuesday night with a 7-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. They are third team to win at least eight straight division titles, joining the Atlanta Braves (14 straight from 1991-2005) and New York Yankees (nine straight from 1998-2006). “To fast forward a couple months and be crowned NL West champs is a credit to everyone. It should never be taken for granted,” Roberts said. “Truth be told a lot of guys didn’t know we could clinch. We were responsible but I let it know that it has to be appreciated.” The Dodgers, who own the best record in the majors at 39-16, were the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff berth on Sept. 16. They will open postseason play on Sept. 30 by hosting…

Moreno Valley community renews calls for change a year after 13-year-old’s bullying death

Community members in Moreno Valley rallied Tuesday, asking for justice for 13-year-old Diego Stolz, who died a year ago after getting punched at school by two other 13-year-old boys. Stolz died more than a week after he was punched at Landmark Middle School on Sept. 16, 2019, falling and striking his head on the ground. Stolz’s family says they had complained to school officials about the bullying prior to the deadly attack, which was recorded on cell phone video. A legal claim against Moreno Valley Unified School District was filed last October by Juan and Felipe Salcedo, Stolz’s aunt and uncle who raised him from the age of 1 following his mother’s death. Last week, they re-filed their civil suit against the district, claiming the district ignored serious bullying and assault on its campuses. When the Salcedos filed the suit last year, the law only allowed natural parents or siblings to make such a claim. Now, new legislation has allowed them to move forward. “The district, the board members, they have to care about our children,” said Karla Palumbo, a parent who attended Tuesday’s protest. “We…

Dodgers Clinch NL’s Top Seed, West Title With Win Over A’s

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager had three hits, including one of Los Angeles’ four home runs, as the Dodgers clinched the National League’s top postseason seed and eighth straight West title Tuesday night with a 7-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. The Dodgers celebrate winning the NL West Division title after a MLB game against the Oakland Athletics on Sept. 22 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Dodgers, who own the best record in the majors at 39-16, were the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff berth on Sept. 16. They will open postseason play on Sept. 30 by hosting every game in a best-of-three series against the No. 8 seed. Los Angeles came into the day with a magic number of two and got help with the Angels’ 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. Max Muncy, Chris Taylor and AJ Pollock also went deep for Los Angeles, which leads the majors with 104 home runs. Dustin May (2-1) went five innings and allowed two runs on three hits. The…

Fall Ushering in Rain, Swells

Fall is here. Along with pumpkin spiders weaving their webs and Halloween decorations already popping up around town, moderate rain is in the forecast this week, according to the Eureka office of the National Weather Service. The rain is expected to begin hitting Del Norte County late Wednesday afternoon before making its way into inland and southeast Humboldt County then tapering off to showers on Thursday, which may make roads slick. Meanwhile, the first significant swell of the season is also expected to arrive Wednesday night and Thursday, with NWS warning this will likely create hazardous conditions on local beaches and may increase “the potential for shoaling.” Keep up with the latest information here and here.  …

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