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Firefighters, Police Respond to Fire at Downtown SJ Building

Firefighters and police responded Sunday evening to a three-alarm blaze at a building in downtown San Jose, according to the fire department. The fire was burning at a building on East Santa Clara Street between First and Second streets, fire officials said. Brazen Burglary Attempt Shakes Pleasanton Neighborhood Witnesses told NBC Bay Area they heard what sounded like gunshots from inside the building. Fire officials warned the public to stay out of the area. 2 Dead in Wrong-Way Crash on Highway 85 in Mountain View No further details were immediately available. Photo Credit: Marianne Favro / NBC Bay Area

Vapers Seek Relief From Nicotine Addiction in — Wait for It — Cigarettes

Lucas McClain started smoking cigarettes in high school but switched to vaping after he heard e-cigarettes were a safer alternative. His vape of choice became the Juul, the king of electronic cigarettes — which comes with a king-size nicotine hit, NBC News reports. Now 21, McClain wants to quit so badly that he’s turning back to the problem he fled in the first place: good old-fashioned cigarettes. New York Moves to Enact Statewide Flavored E-Cig Ban One Juul pod, which provides about 200 puffs, contains as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes. On stressful days, McClain could finish a pod in three hours — and as he and others figure out just how potent these and other e-cigarettes are, many want out. Some are turning back to combustible cigarettes — or taking them up for the first time — in a dangerous bid to lower their nicotine intake and ultimately get off their vapes. “Isn’t it ironic that to quit juul I bought cigarettes,” says one Twitter user. Another points out that it’s “strange” that she used the device to quit smoking cigarettes but…

Fire Destroys Detached Garage at San Jose Home

A fire destroyed a detached garage and damaged two parked cars Sunday afternoon in a neighborhood just northeast of downtown San Jose, according to fire department officials. The fire started at about 12:30 p.m. at a property on 16th Street near Washington Street, fire officials said. Flames also did some damage to the house next door and a couple of properties on 15th Street. Brazen Burglary Attempt Shakes Pleasanton Neighborhood Fire crews had control of the blaze by about 1:30 p.m., officials said. Mayor Sam Liccardo was at the scene and praised firefighters as well as neighbors who rushed into a home to evacuate some pets. 2 Dead in Wrong-Way Crash on Highway 85 in Mountain View No injuries were reported. It was not clear how the fire started. ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ Singer Eddie Money Dies at 70 Photo Credit: @sliccardo / Twitter

Johnny Cueto strong again in Giants victory

SAN FRANCISCO — Johnny Cueto’s comeback from Tommy John surgery continues to be an unqualified success. The 33-year-old right-hander pitched his second scoreless start since returning to the majors Sunday and the Giants beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 after Mike Yastrzemski scored on a wild pitch in the eighth inning. With a crowd of 39,663 at Oracle Park for Star Wars Brandon Crawford bobblehead giveaway day, the force was definitely with Cueto again. He allowed the leadoff hitter on base each of the first four innings, but worked his way out of trouble each time. On a 70-pitch limit, Cueto was sent back to the mound in the fifth with 65 deliveries already in the book. He recorded a 1-2-3 inning, throwing just six more pitches. Five days earlier, Cueto pitched five one-hit innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cueto, who had surgery on Aug, 2 of last year, has thrown nine scoreless innings in his two outings, allowing four hits, striking out six and walking three.Related Articles Madison Bumgarner solid, but Marlins pin loss on Giants Giants make sure champion River Cats get just rewards…

Two flown to trauma center after being injured in east Contra Costa County

A man and a woman were flown to trauma centers by medical helicopters after separate unrelated medical emergencies in eastern Contra Costa County, authorities said Sunday. At 1:45 p.m., East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to the 300 block of East Ruby Street in Oakley for a report of a traumatic injury, East County Fire Battalion Chief Craig Auzenne said. Firefighters found a male who was suffering from traumatic injuries after a truck he was working under fell on him. Firefighters provided care for the male and called in a CAL-Star medical helicopter, which landed at O’Hara Park. The male was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. At 2:02 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a solo motorcycle crash on Vasco Road about two miles south of Camino Diablo in Byron. A 50-year-old motorcyclist was down on the side of the road, suffering from traumatic injury to her right side. Firefighters worked with California Highway Patrol officers and Alameda County Fire Department firefighters to provide care for the motorcyclist before a REACH medical helicopter arrived to take her to…

Athletics win 90th, Sean Manaea and Jesús Luzardo could be a potential wild card one-two punch

ARLINGTON — OK, there are two weeks left in the season. But the postseason nears and another wild card berth is ever closer in Oakland’s reach. And it’s very possible that when the music stops this three-team musical chairs session will see the A’s atop the ranks to play the one-and-done at the Coliseum. It might be too soon to predict how a wild card game lineup might sort itself out — things can twist and turn, go wrong or right — but why not project a little bit? With the offense mashing at absurd rates, we can zone in on the potential pitching situation come postseason. And, unlike 2018, the A’s have a dynamic and deep list of options that can start and, yes, finish the game. Yes, there are options to sift through. Stinger scare and Houston blip aside, Mike Fiers has been one of the most consistent starters in baseball. Between this Texas road trip and his no-hitter against the Reds in May, Fiers compiled a 2.59 ERA — seventh-best in the majors over that span. Chris Bassitt, Brett Anderson along with new…

Kurtenbach: Kyle Shanahan showed us why he’s the top offensive coordinator in the NFL

It had been seven years and three coaching regimes since we’ve seen the 49ers offense play like it did in Sunday’s 41-17 beatdown of the Cincinnati Bengals. The numbers were jaw-dropping: 572 total yards, an immense 8.4 yards per play, and five touchdowns. The Niners showed the NFL just how good their offense can be this season — and it’s certainly playoff-worthy. And while the players deserve a ton of credit, the game-ball for that revelatory performance needs to go to Niners’ head coach and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)  Related Articles 49ers key play: Goodwin scores TD, Garoppolo avoids blooper reel 49ers’ Joe Staley suffers broken leg in win over Bengals 49ers 41, Bengals 17: Studs and duds — Garoppolo, offense rule but Staley injured Garoppolo tracker: How the 49ers QB dominated the Bengals Live updates: Impressive 49ers rip Bengals 41-17 On a day where the quarterback is accurate and the offensive line is dominating the line of scrimmage, it’s unquestionably evident: there’s no better playcaller in the NFL. Shanahan called something close to a perfect game on Sunday. It was a…

49ers key play: Goodwin scores TD, Garoppolo avoids blooper reel

CINCINNATI – Jimmy Garoppolo saw Marquise Goodwin break wide open. When the Bengals did, it was too late. The 49ers’ trickery began the Bengals’ demise Goodwin scored the first of his team’s five touchdowns in a 41-17 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals. What was Garoppolo thinking as Goodwin raced uncovered into empty space on the field’s left side, after lining up as a tight end on the right side? How hard was it not to blow the play of the game? “It’s not hard but it’s just nerve wracking,” Garoppolo said, “because you’re like, ‘If I miss this one, I’m on SportsCenter ‘Not Top 10′ no doubt.’ ” Goodwin’s 38-yard touchdown catch was his first of the season, and he celebrated by channeling his Olympic roots and simulating a long jump in the end zone. Goodwin caught Garoppolo’s pass at the 15 and was home free. CINCINNATI, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 15: Marquise Goodwin #11 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)  “Marquise…

Man With Walker Falls Onto BART Tracks at SF Balboa Station

A man using a walker fell onto BART tracks Sunday at the Balboa Station in San Francisco, according to the San Francisco Fire Department. At about 1:45 p.m., fire crews responded to the BART station on reports of a person on the tracks. When crews arrived, they applied tourniquets to the victim’s legs for injuries suffered in the accidental fall, fire officials said. Brazen Burglary Attempt Shakes Pleasanton Neighborhood The man was taken to a trauma center in critical condition, SFFD said. The Balboa Station was temporarily shut down during the rescue, and BART was recovering from the major delay in service. 2 Dead in Wrong-Way Crash on Highway 85 in Mountain View Photo Credit: SFFD

Helicopter Pilot Discovers Villagers Stranded in Debris in the Bahamas

A helicopter pilot volunteering in the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian was shocked to discover this week that an area full of debris from the storm was inhabited by up to 40 people, NBC News reports. Justin Johnson, who owns Timberview Helicopters in Destin, Florida, with his wife, Angela, was heading to Fox Town on Little Abaco Island. The couple was in the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas with MEDIC Corps, a volunteer group that serves people affected by natural disasters. Cleanup Resumes in Bahamas as Humberto Swirls Away “Being there, you can’t process that that really just happened,” Angela Johnson said about the devastation left by the storm, which flattened whole towns and left at least 50 people dead. MEDIC Corps said the debris-filled village had been overlooked because it was located off main roads, and the residents didn’t have vehicles or speak English. The stranded people were in desperate need of supplies and support, the group said in a statement. Still Reeling From Dorian, Bahamas Hit by Tropical Storm Many were undocumented Haitian immigrants who “are afraid of being deported so it is sometimes…

Man Charged With DUI After Pursuit, Stand Off on Hwy 101

Highway 101 in Santa Rosa reopened several hours after a pursuit turned into a police stand off early Sunday morning.  At around 6:22 a.m., Santa Rosa California Highway Patrol was along southbound US-101 in Geyserville when a white Honda Civic refused to stop and drove around a closure. The vehicle then struck a motor officer and a pursuit ensued, CHP Santa Rosa said. Crew Member Fulfilled Dream Before Death in Scuba Boat Fire The vehicle sped and drove away going at over 100 mph on the highway and it finally came to a stop after a Sonoma sheriff used a spike strip at Shiloh Rd to stop the vehicle. For safety reasons, CHP decided to shut down both directions of the highway. Check Out These Free or Cheap Things to Do in LA The pursuit was followed by a police stand off after the driver, identified as Eric Van Gelder, refused to exit his vehicle.  After a failed attempt at negotiations, SWAT teams arrived to the scene at the highway to assist, CHP said.  Click Here or Email Your Photos to isee@nbcla.com SWAT officers utilized…

Biden on racism: Whites ‘can never fully understand’

By Bill Barrow | Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Visiting a black church bombed by the Ku Klux Klan in the civil rights era, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Sunday the country hasn’t “relegated racism and white supremacy to the pages of history” as he framed current tensions in the context of the movement’s historic struggle for equality. He spoke to parishioners at 16th Street Baptist Church in downtown Birmingham as they commemorated the 56th anniversary of the bombing that killed four black girls in 1963. “It’s in the wake of these before-and-after moments when the choice between good and evil is starkest,” he said. The former vice president called out the names of the victims — Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley. He drew nods of affirmation as he warned that “the same poisonous ideology that lit the fuse on 16th street” has yielded more recent tragedies including in 2015 at a black church in South Carolina, in 2018 at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh and in August at an El Paso, Texas , Wal-Mart frequented by Latino immigrants.…

Light rain, cooler temperatures expected across Bay Area this week

After a heatwave hit the Bay Area last week, the region will enjoy autumn temperatures this week, including possible light rain early Monday morning. Friday the 13th was the hottest day last week, with Morgan Hill seeing the highest temperature at 104 degrees. Other hot spots included San Francisco, which reached a high of 94 degrees, and Concord and Livermore, which hit 100 degrees. By Sunday, temperatures cooled by 10 to 20 degrees from the previous day. As a storm system in the upper atmosphere passes through northern and central California Monday, some areas will see light rain early Monday morning that should clear up by the afternoon, said Scott Rowe, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Monterey. There is a 50 to 60 percent chance of rain on Monday for most of the Bay Area, according to the National Weather Service. “Some places may not even need an umbrella at all. There could be some slick roadways in the morning, just before sunrise through morning commute hours,” Rowe said. Temperatures for the rest of the week will stay within the high 60s…

San Jose: Fire creates black smoke near downtown

SAN JOSE — A fire near Backesto Park sent a plume of black smoke into the sky near downtown San Jose early Sunday afternoon. Flames engulfed two vehicles and debris at the rear of a house near 16th and Washington streets around 12:30 p.m., said San Jose Fire Department Captain Mitch Matlow. At least one tree also burned. No injuries were reported. Related Articles Firefighters respond to Deer Fire northeast of Boulder Creek Firefighters contain 35-acre brush fire in Gilroy Firefighters douse Morgan Hill wildfire near Highway 101 While the fire caused some structural damage, Matlow said, “it does not look like anyone will be pushed away from their homes.” Several blocks along Washington Street, from 14th to 16th streets, were expected to be closed to traffic for at least an hour. Check back for updates. 

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