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Solo-vehicle crash in Felton kills woman, injures man

By Bay City News Service A woman was killed and a man seriously injured after a truck crashed down an embankment in Felton in unincorporated Santa Cruz County late Saturday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP said the crash was first reported at 11:53 p.m. on Felton-Empire Road just west of Fetherston Way. The vehicle fell more than 100 feet down the embankment. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Related Articles Fatal crash shuts down Highway 80 in Berkeley Motorcyclist dies in S.F. after crashing on I80-101 connector and falling onto city street California family of special needs student who died in golf cart crash files claim against school district It’s a (highway) jungle out there Body found in Oakland estuary after call for help No arrests have been made and the CHP is investigating whether any other vehicles were involved.

Mill Valley: Authorities arrest man found unresponsive in car

Bay City News Service MILL VALLEY — A Santa Rosa man found unresponsive in a Mercedes Benz in Mill Valley on Sunday morning was arrested on suspicion of firearm and drug possession after more than three hours of attempts by authorities to coax him from the vehicle. The incident started about 6 a.m. when a Marin County Sheriff’s Department located the man at 789 Redwood Highway, where his vehicle had struck another car. A handgun was partially visible within reach of the driver on the front passenger seat and backup units were summoned from Mill Valley police responded to the scene with additional Marin County deputies, Central Marin police officers, and the California Highway Patrol. The driver would periodically wake up, but seemed oblivious to officers’ attempts to make contact, moving around inside the vehicle but not responding to any commands over the course of three hours, police said. A sheriff’s department drone was used to monitor the man safely while the Central Marin Police Special Response Team prepared to deploy. By 9 a.m. the man “slowly began to follow officers’ commands and was taken…

San Jose councilwoman proposes ban on vaping products

SAN JOSE — Amid reports of people dying from a lung disease linked to vaping, a San Jose councilwoman is calling for a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco products in the nation’s 10th largest city. Magdalena Carrasco, who represents East San Jose, proposed the ban as a way to curb a sharp uptick in the number of young people vaping. A recent survey of more than 6,000 teenagers in Santa Clara County found that almost one in three had tried vaping. “While we have combatted the rise in cigarette use, vaping companies have been successful in recapturing their audience through the use of flavored products that are marketed towards children,” Carrasco said in a statement. In a new memo, the councilwoman called for an ordinance prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco products that have not received approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Carrasco also wants the city to limit the sale of such products near schools and other businesses that sell tobacco to “limit any further overconcentration of tobacco businesses” and close a loophole that currently allows shops…

Fatal crash shuts down Interstate 80 in Berkeley

BERKELEY — At least one person was killed in a crash on Interstate 80 in Berkeley that shut down all eastbound lanes of traffic for several hours early Sunday morning. Related Articles San Jose: Pedestrian dies after being hit by car Child dies days after San Jose vehicle accident San Jose: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run near Calero Reservoir Wrong-way Highway 85 crash kills two near Mountain View Half Moon Bay man dies after falling from moving vehicle The collision occurred around 2 a.m. near Buchanan Street. Traffic was diverted off at Gilman Street until the freeway reopened a couple of hours later. No further information was immediately available. Check back for updates. 

Garoppolo tracker: How the 49ers QB is faring against Bengals?

CINCINNATI — Here is how quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is playing in the 49ers’ visit to the Cincinnati Bengals: FIRST QUARTER First Drive Third-and-2, CIN 43-yard line: Garoppolo play-action fake to Matt Breida and completes a pass to Kyle Juszczyk in stride in the left flat for a 5-yard gain and first down. Stats: 1-for-1, 5 yards First-and-10, CIN 38: Garoppolo, again with a play fake, finds Marquise Goodwin wide open at the 15-yard line on the left side for a 38-yard touchdown pass, only 47 seconds into the game. Stats: 2-for-2, 43 yards Second drive First-and-10, SF 16: Garoppolo’s first incompletion comes as he tries to find Juszczyk in the left flat. Stats: 2-for-3, 43 yards. Second-and-10, SF 16: Garoppolo  fakes a handoff, looks off his initial receiver and finds Goodwin for a 14-yard comption. Stats: 3-for-4, 57 yards. Second-and-7, SF 33: Garoppolo scrambles for a 1-yard gain, avoiding a sack in the backfield. Stats: 3-for-4, 57 yards; 1 carry, 1 yard Third-and-6, SF 34: Garoppolo steps up in the pocket, scrambles ahead 9 yards and slides head first for a first down that he…

UAW says its 49K members at GM plants will go on strike

By Tom Krisher | Associated Press DETROIT — The United Auto Workers union announced that its roughly 49,000 members at General Motors plants in the U.S. will go on strike Sunday night because contract negotiations with the automaker had broken down. The decision came after about 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor of a walkout during a meeting Sunday morning in Detroit. “We stood up for General Motors when they needed us most. Now we are standing together in unity and solidarity for our members,” union Vice President Terry Dittes said in a statement. It’s still possible that bargainers could return to the table and hammer out an agreement, but union spokesman Brian Rothenberg said at a news conference that it would be unlikely. He said it would be hard to believe that the bargainers could resolve so many issues before 11:59 p.m. The announcement came hours after the union let its contract with GM expire Saturday night. In a statement, GM said it offered improved wages, benefits and additional U.S. jobs. “It is disappointing that the UAW leadership has chosen to strike…

Motorcyclist dies in S.F. after crashing on I80-101 connector and falling onto city street

Bay City News Service A motorcyclist has died after crashing his bike on the westbound Interstate Highway 80 connector to northbound U.S. Highway 101 and landing on city streets in San Francisco early Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP said the crash was first reported at 1:37 a.m. The motorcyclist went over a railing and landed on city streets. The bike remained on the highway. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner is en route to the scene. There are no major closures to freeways or city streets at this time, the CHP said. 1144-Fatality I80 W Us101 N Con / Us101 N, CHP San Francisco area. — CHP Fatalities (@chpfatal) September 15, 2019

US-101 in Santa Rosa Reopens After Police Stand Off

Highway 101 in Santa Rosa reopened several hours after a pursuit turned into a police stand off early Tuesday morning.  According to Santa Rosa CHP, US-101 shut down in both directions between River Rd and Airport Blvd at around 7 a.m. Crew Member Fulfilled Dream Before Death in Scuba Boat Fire The occupants of the vehicle refused to exit it for several hours.  The highway reopened at around 9:25 a.m. and one suspect was taken into custody, CHP Sonoma said.  Check Out These Free or Cheap Things to Do in LA Photo Credit: CHP This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.

1 Dead Following Boat Collision Near San Joaquin Delta

One person died following a hit-and-run boating collision Saturday near Ski Beach in the San Joaquin Delta, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s office said. Five people have been treated at a local hospital, and the extent of their injuries is not yet known. Brazen Burglary Attempt Shakes Pleasanton Neighborhood No additional information was immediately available. Photo Credit: San Juaquin County Sheriff

Panga boat with 41 bales of marijuana on board found on California coastline

A panga boat with 41 bales of marijuana was found on the Malibu shore Saturday morning, Sept. 14, authorities said. About 6:20 a.m., Coast Guard watchstanders based in Los Angeles-Long Beach received a report of the abandoned, beached 35-foot vessel with about 577 pounds of marijuana on board, officials said. A helicopter crew was sent to search for people in distress, but none were reported. The Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Detachment in Santa Barbara arrived to assist with cleanup and removal of the panga boat from the beach, while the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Ventura County Fire Department, U.S. Border Patrol and California State Park Lifeguards responded to assist with the recovery of the contraband, officials said.

Can I take the shelves? What stays and what goes when you sell

Now that the change of ownership has been recorded, the money is all sorted out and the dust has settled, there may be some questions about what stays with the house and what you take with you. Of course, you read the detailed explanation of the “Items Included” in Section 8, Item B, Paragraphs 1 – 6 of the CAR Residential Purchase Agreement. But now that you’re ready to pack up and move, you notice Item Number 1 – All EXISTING fixtures and fittings that are attached to the property. Then you scroll to the end of the agreement and look up the definition of fixtures and fittings. Alas, of the 13 terms included in the definitions section, you do not find a definition for fixtures and fittings. With the moving van in the driveway, you quickly check the internet and discover that fixtures are defined by Wikipedia as “A fixture, as a legal concept, means any physical property that is permanently attached (fixed) to real property.” That should clear things up, right?  Not so much. Is the shelf in the bathroom that is screwed into the…

California family of special needs student who died in golf cart crash files claim against school district

The family of a 15-year-old autistic El Modena High School student who died this week in a golf cart crash on campus has filed a claim against the Orange Unified School District, saying it was negligent and caused his death. The district responded that it has video of the scene leading up to the crash showing the teen was never left unattended. Robert Glassman, the Orange family’s attorney, said at a news conference on Friday morning Emmanuel “Manny” Perez was in the cart by himself, and that “the school allowed him and gave him access to a vehicle with the key in the ignition, with access to the pedals that can cause it to accelerate. “You don’t leave a vehicle, whether it’s a golf cart or any other type of running vehicle, alone with a young boy like Manny who doesn’t understand and appreciate any danger that he may be in,” Glassman said. The school district on Friday afternoon issued a statement indicating the key was not in the ignition at the time of the accident. “We have been wrestling with the question of how…

Students, vets mark 9-11 at Los Gatos memorial

Eighth-graders from Hillbrook School joined veterans at the Los Gatos Flame of Liberty Memorial to mark the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The students listened to veterans’ stories about the harrowing events 9-11 and about the actions of Los Gatos High School alums Todd Beamer and Mark Bingham on Flight 93. The plane, which was hijacked by terrorists intent on flying it to Washington, D.C., went down instead in a field in Pennsylvania thanks to Bingham and Beamer, who stormed the cockpit. Former mayor John Lochner led the students in singing “America the Beautiful” to mark the somber anniversary. U.S. Navy Reserve Capt. Doug Beck, a veteran of conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, shared his memories of 9-11 and the days that followed. He gave the students his perspective on how times of trouble reveal both the worst and the best parts of humanity. Retired Maj. Gen. Kent Hillhouse, a Vietnam veteran, spoke about the effort to build the Veterans Memorial in Los Gatos and its significance to veterans, first responders, and their families. The Hillbrook students have been studying…

Yes, some Californians are being bugged by a new (for us, anyway) mosquito

Ouch… No, scratch that. Not all of the many, many mosquito bites you’ve suffered this summer – those bites that, weirdly, are mostly around your ankles – are super painful. But they are itchy. And they’re potentially bad news. The ankle biters are invaders, varieties of a non-indigenous mosquito species – Aedes – that’s only recently arrived in Southern California. And these new-to-the-neighborhood bugs have the potential to carry a host of diseases that previously haven’t been common to the region. Here’s what you should know about our new blood enemies: What is Aedes? Technically, two types of Aedes – both of which can be identified by black and gray spots and longish (for mosquitoes) tails – have been identified in big numbers in Southern California. One, Aedes albopictus, commonly called the Asian tiger mosquito is, as the name suggests, from Asia. The other, Aedes aegyptai, is believed to be from South America and goes by a scary common name – the yellow fever mosquito. One or both versions of Aedes have been reported in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The Asian…

Trump’s Border Wall Funding Plans Risk National Security

President Donald Trump’s plan to pay for his proposed border wall by taking funds from more than four dozen Air Force military construction projects poses various national security risks for the U.S. armed forces, according to a report compiled by the U.S. Air Force, NBC News reported. The report, obtained by NBC News, details the importance of each of the 51 military projects chosen by the Trump administration to lose their funding, including construction of a new gate to address a growing security concern at an overseas U.S. base, projects to build facilities to safely store more than $1 billion in munitions overseas, and even replacing a boiler whose failure is “imminent” and could cause the evacuation of an entire base in Alaska. 2 Dead in Wrong-Way Crash on Highway 85 in Mountain View President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in February in an effort to circumvent Congress and fund the wall he had promised to build along the U.S. border with Mexico, citing “an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, will all types of criminals and gangs.” Photo Credit: HERIKA…

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