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Los Gatos Officer Resigns Amid Criticism of His Hiring

A Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police officer hired last September has resigned amid criticism of his hiring after a previous use-of-force incident while he was an officer at San Jose State University. There was growing public concern in the town over new Officer Johnathon Silva, and it was all centered around the video of him on a call while working with the San Jose State police in 2016.  Car Catches Fire Inside MacArthur Tunnel in San Francisco “Shh … lower your voice. I need your name, or I’m going to take you to jail,” Silva is heard telling Phillip Chong in the video. Chong was accused of watching pornography in the library and acting strangely. Silva became exasperated at Chong’s bizarre responses to the officer’s questions. No Injuries After Gas Leak, Possible Explosion in SJ: FD “What’s your birthday?” Silva asks. “Uhh … I can change it so …” Chong responds. Bay Area Revelations: Exploring Space “No, your real birthday,” Silva says. “I don’t have one. I swear to god,” Chong replies. At that point, the video shows Silva yelling at Chong to stand up, then…

Caltrain Outlines Its $25 Billion Vision For Next 20 Years

Caltrain on Monday outlined its preliminary vision for the next 20 years, highlighting longer trains and faster and more frequent service that would nearly triple its ridership. During a live YouTube town hall, the transit agency said peak hours would see eight trains in each direction per hour, with all day Baby Bullet express service every 15 minutes and increased off-peak and weekend services. Those improvements, Caltrain said, would increase ridership from 65,000 to about 180,000 a day. Car Catches Fire Inside MacArthur Tunnel in San Francisco The plan, which carries a price tag of $25 billion, envisions electrified service from Gilroy to San Francisco by 2022 and expansion of Caltrain’s network, including an extension to the Salesforce Transit Center in downtown San Francisco and a potential renewed corridor across the Dumbarton Bridge, the agency said. “How we hope to pay for that is through a number of resources including grant funding, hopefully a dedicated sales tax at some point,” Caltrain spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew said. No Injuries After Gas Leak, Possible Explosion in SJ: FD The draft plan will be discussed by Caltrain’s board at…

Hero On The Line: Dispatcher Recognized For Helping Save Infant

NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) — Dispatchers are often our first line of defense in an emergency, but it’s rare to ever meet the person who helps on the other end of the line. The Flynn and Kepler families don’t take the little moments for granted with their baby girl which is why they wanted to thank the man that helped them save her life. They came within minutes of losing little Wren, who was just two months old when she suddenly stopped breathing. Cal Fire dispatcher Chris Africa picked up the 911 call from father John Flynn. “He said ‘My baby is not breathing’ and I said ‘okay,’ I knew immediately we needed to start CPR,” Africa said. Africa walked Flynn through every step of infant CPR, keeping Wren’s heartbeat going. Twelve minutes passed, but it seemed like an eternity, Flynn said, before an ambulance reached their home in Lake of the Pines. READ: Body Of Father Swept Away In South Yuba River Found Flynn and his wife were told to brace for the worst, but Wren is a fighter. She was put in a medically-induced coma…

Canyon Fire Burns 45 Acres In Napa County

NAPA COUNTY (CBS13) — A fast-growing brush fire is burning in Napa County. Cal Fire is calling it the Canyon Fire after it started Monday afternoon off Highway 128 in a rural part of the county near Wragg Canyon Road. It’s about 16 miles east of St. Helena. So far, it’s burned approximately 45 acres and is 0% contained. Highway 128 is closed to all traffic, according to the Vacaville Fire Production District. Firefighters said evacuations are underway on the south side of Hwy 128 at the 6500-7000 blocks of Wragg Canyon Road. This is a developing story. 

Firefighters Battle Brush Fire in Napa County

Firefighters are battling a brush fire near Lake Berryessa in Napa County Monday afternoon, officials said. Highway 128 is closed from Markley Cove to Wragg Canyon Rd, the California Highway Patrol said. Car Catches Fire Inside MacArthur Tunnel in San Francisco Photo Credit: PG&E

North Bay Priest Had ‘Prolonged History of Theft’: Bishop

A car crash revealed that a North Bay priest had a “prolonged history of theft,” according to the Diocese of Santa Rosa. Father Oscar Diaz, most recently a pastor at Resurrection Parish in Santa Rosa, had bags of money used for parish collections in his car when he was involved in a crash last month, Bishop Robert F. Vasa wrote in a letter released Monday. The money found — $18,305.86 in total — was linked to Resurrection Parish. Car Catches Fire Inside MacArthur Tunnel in San Francisco Further investigation revealed that Diaz had an additional $77,000 in cash that had apparently been swiped “in a variety of ways” from the parishes where he served, according to Vasa. “I am deeply grieved that this has happened and am deeply saddened that the parishes he was sent to serve have been harmed,” Vasa wrote. “The full extent of the theft is not known and may never be fully known but the Diocese is committed to determining as fully as possible the extent of the theft from each of these parishes.” No Injuries After Gas Leak, Possible Explosion in…

Wheel Thieves Are Leaving Newer Accords And Camrys On Blocks In Manteca

MANTECA (CBS13) – Police in Manteca are sending out an alert to new Accord and Camry owners after a recent string tire and wheel thefts have left cars on blocks. The incidents have been happening between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. in different areas around the city. Exactly how many cars have been hit has not been disclosed, but investigators say at least two or more suspects appear to be involved in the thefts. The thieves are targeting the tires and rims of 2016-2020 model year Accords and Camrys, police say. Owners are advised to get wheel locks for their cars. Replacing wheels and rims can cost into the thousands of dollars.

Vacaville Target Shoplifting Suspect Caught With Brand New SUV Reported Stolen From Folsom

VACAVILLE (CBS13) – A pair is now facing a slew of charges after officers stopped their shoplifting getaway dead in its tracks over the weekend. The incident happened just before 9 p.m. at the Vacaville Target store. Employees reportedly saw a person take some merchandise and go into the fitting rooms. Officers were outside waiting for the suspect – 22-year-old Fairfield resident Anthony Carabajal – when he left without paying. Carabajal told officers he didn’t have a car, but they weren’t convinced after they searched him and found what looked like a brand new key fob. Pressing the fob, officers were led right to an SUV nearby. Police say the SUV had recently been reported stolen from Folsom. Another suspect was also in the car, 22-year-old Vallejo resident Sadie Vanouerkerk-Hawkins. An assortment of contraband – including a starter gun – and personal information from people all over Northern California were also found inside the SUV. Carabajal and Vanouerkerk-Hawkins were arrested and are now facing charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, narcotics, probation violations and an outstanding warrant.

San Francisco Giants Will Play Exhibition Game At Raley Field Next Spring

SACRAMENTO ( CBS13) – The San Francisco Giants will play an exhibition game at Raley Field in West Sacramento next March. This is the third time the Giants will play the Triple-A affiliate River Cats. The 2020 game will be played Sunday, March 22. “Returning to Sacramento is something we’ve wanted to do since making our first trip there in 2016,” said Giants President & CEO Larry Baer. “Thanks to our partnership with the River Cats, our fan base in the Sacramento region continues to grow stronger and stronger every year and our young players gain invaluable experience on their path to the big leagues.” Both the 2016 and 2018 games were shown on CW31 and included a fan fest, autograph session, and special merchandise. Tickets are not on sale yet, but River Cats season ticket holders will have priority. Fans can renew or put a deposit down on a membership by visiting rivercats.com, emailing tickets@rivercats.com, or calling (916) 371-HITS (4487).

Stockton And Modesto Ranked As Two Of America’s Least Educated Cities

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Stockton and Modesto are ranked as two of the least educated cities in America, while Sacramento ranks in the top 50 of most educated cities. WalletHub released the rankings Monday. The research involved the 150 most educated cities, and the rankings are based on 11 key metrics, including the percentage of adults 25 and older with a high school diploma, Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, or Graduate degree, the average quality of the public school system, and the racial education gap. Overall, Ann Arbor, Michigan, is considered the most educated city, with San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara coming in second. Visalia-Porterville ranked last. 49: Sacramento-Roseville-Arden Arcade 116: Vallejo-Fairfield 144: Stockton-Lodi 146: Modesto Modesto ranked in the bottom three of cities with residents holding a Bachelor’s degree. Vallejo-Fairfield ranked fifth for cities with the largest gender education gap in favor of women.

Chaffey College Appoints Timi Brown as Athletic Director

Chaffey College has hired veteran coach and former standout college basketball player Timi Brown to lead the school’s athletic department. Brown, who most recently served as head women’s basketball coach at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, officially started her position on July 8. The post Chaffey College Appoints Timi Brown as Athletic Director appeared first on InlandEmpire.us. For the full article and photos, go to InlandEmpire.us

Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards Nomination Period Closes August 1st

The period to nominate the best and outstanding entrepreneurs and cutting-edge businesses of Inland Southern California for the 2019 Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards will close on Thursday, Aug. 1. The annual formal gala award ceremony, presented by the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE), will be held on Nov. 13 at the Riverside Convention Center. The post Spirit of the Entrepreneur Awards Nomination Period Closes August 1st appeared first on InlandEmpire.us. For the full article and photos, go to InlandEmpire.us

Elevation Foods Recalls Egg Salad, Tuna Salad Due to Possible Listeria Outbreak

Elevation Foods is voluntarily recalling 1,087 cases of product due to a possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Brands affected include Archer-Farms egg salad and deviled egg-sandwiches, as well as Freskëtbrand egg salad, tuna salad and Thai lobster salad that were produced on June 18, 2019, the FDA announced. The company believes the cases, which have been distributed to four retail wholesalers nationwide, are the only ones affected. No illnesses have been recorded to date. Protesters March Despite Heat, Storms in Puerto Rico Listeria can cause high fever, severe headache, nausea and diarrhea, among other symptoms. It can be more serious, and potentially fatal, for the young and elderly.  “The recall was relevant to just four of Elevation Foods customers, and we advised them last week to immediately examine their inventory and quarantine any product that were subject to this recall. If they had further distributed this product, we requested that they please identify their customers and notify them at once of this product recall,” said Mark Irion, the head of strategic communications at Hogan Lovells.  Massive Blaze Destroys Businesses in Eastern Mass. All of the recalled…

WWE’s ‘Hell In A Cell’ Event Coming To Sacramento At The Golden 1 Center In October

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Golden 1 Center is set to host its first WWE pay-per-view event come October. “Hell in a Cell,” the annual event where wrestling superstars compete inside a steel cage, will be happening Sunday, Oct. 6 in Sacramento. At least two probable matches have been announced for the event: WWE Champion Kofi Kingston will be taking on Randy Orton, and Seth Rollins will battle Drew McIntyre. For the first time ever, @WWE Hell In A Cell comes to Golden 1 Center! See the Champion @TrueKofi vs. ‘The Viper’ @RandyOrton + @WWERollins vs. @DMcIntyreWWE, + more! Tickets on sale Friday, July 26 pic.twitter.com/cmIn5sxJrI — Golden 1 Center (@Golden1Center) July 22, 2019 Sacramento hosted WWE Monday Night Raw back in December 2018. Tickets for the “Hell in a Cell” event go on sale Friday.

Undrafted Alec Ingold Ready to Fight for Fullback Job

The fullback position is almost extinct in the NFL. Many teams in this age of passing use offensive schemes that feature multiple receivers over running backs and a fullback to block for them. Yet as the Raiders prepare to open training camp this week, there will be a challenger to Keith Smith for the fullback role in Jon Gruden’s offense. Car Catches Fire Inside MacArthur Tunnel in San Francisco Rookie Alec Ingold, an undrafted free agent from Wisconsin, was college football’s top-rated fullback in 2018, according to the analytic website Pro Football Focus. He’ll battle Smith, the incumbent fullback, for a roster spot. At Wisconsin, Ingold, ranked No. 1 among all big-school fullbacks as both a ballcarrier and blocker. In four seasons for the Badgers, Ingold carried 103 times for 343 yards and 17 touchdowns. He caught 14 passes for four TDs, averaging 13.2 yards per reception. No Injuries After Gas Leak, Possible Explosion in SJ: FD Ingold believes he’s athletic and versatile enough to be more than just a “battering ram” in the backfield, capable of being a bigger part of the passing game…

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