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Train Service Stopped North of Santa Clara

All train service north of Santa Clara is currently stopped after a trespassing incident with an Amtrak train Saturday afternoon, according to multiple train services. This service interruption includes Capitol Corridor, Amtrak and ACE trains.  Real Estate Heiress Who Posted $35M Bail Acquitted of Murder No other information was immediately available.  Photo Credit: NBC 7

Boat Capsizes Near Half Moon Bay With 7 People On Board

A boat with seven people on board capsized near Half Moon Bay State Beach Saturday morning, sending all seven occupants into the ocean where they were able to swim to shore, officials said. The seven people on board the 21-foot boat were crab fishing when they became lost in the fog offshore. Because the boat was brand-new it did not yet have a radio, said fire officials. Real Estate Heiress Who Posted $35M Bail Acquitted of Murder All seven people had their flotation devices on, which helped them reach shore safely. But due to low visibility, rescuers could not find the boat. It remained in the ocean until it washed ashore on Poplar Beach, a firefighter said. None of the people were reportedly injured. ‘Stem Cell’ Clinics Offer Pain Relief, But Does It Work?

One dead in Friday night crash off Highway 152 in Hollister-Gilroy

A 22-year-old man died in a car crash around 8 p.m. Friday in an unincorporated area of Santa Clara County. Kyron Lee-Johnson was driving a white 2002 Ford Mustang westbound on Highway 152, west of Dinosaur Point Road, when he lost control of the vehicle and drove off the north road edge of SR-152 westbound, according to a report by the California Highway Patrol. The vehicle proceeded out of control in a northwesterly direction and rolled down a dirt embankment north of the edge of SR-152 westbound. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol or drugs are not believed to be a factor to the collision. The cause of the accident is under investigation, pending information from the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office. Related Articles California to spurn automakers who won’t follow clean air rules Peninsula vet’s classic 1960 Porsche 356B swiped from East Bay car show

Oakland public viewing Sunday for late Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson

OAKLAND — Kaiser Permanente will honor the late Bernard J. Tyson in a public viewing Sunday in Oakland, followed by an invitation-only service Monday at Chase Center in San Francisco. The chairman and chief executive officer of Kaiser unexpectedly passed away in his sleep Nov. 10. The cause of Tyson’s death was not disclosed. He was 60 years old. Tyson, a Bay Area native, was named CEO of the Oakland-based health care giant in 2013 and chairman of its board of directors in 2014. He worked for the Oakland-based health care organization for more than 34 years, serving in roles ranging from hospital administrator to division president. Tyson is survived by his wife Denise Bradley-Tyson, and three sons Bernard J. Tyson Jr., Alexander and Charles. The public viewing will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oakland Rotunda, 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland. Related Articles Bay Area police agencies issue scam warnings What Bay Area residents have the biggest holiday-spending budgets? Body pulled from Cupertino pond identified Coast Guard rescues 3 from capsized boat off Sonoma County coast Progressive lawyer Chesa…

Police: ‘Prolific’ Craigslist scammer stole thousands from Campbell, San Jose renters

CAMPBELL — A man who police described as a “prolific Craigslist rental scammer” allegedly stole thousands of dollars from people hoping to rent apartments in Campbell and San Jose before he was arrested earlier this month. Campbell police say they have identified six people scammed by 23-year-old Robert Milo over the past four months, and believe more victims are out there. The operation police described in a Facebook post Friday announcing Milo’s arrest was a twist on a common Craigslist scam targeting people who are apartment hunting in the Bay Area’s tight housing market. Milo would post ads on Craigslist for rooms and apartments with rents below the market rate to attract attention, according to police, using addresses on Nido Drive and Union Avenue in Campbell, and on Payne Avenue in San Jose. Unlike other scams that are done remotely, authorities said Milo would meet with the prospective renters in person to have them sign rental documents and hand over a check for their security deposit. After cashing those checks, police said Milo would tell the renters the apartment they wanted was no longer available,…

Photos: Grand opening of the Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Skating Rink in San Ramon

Click here if you are having trouble viewing the slideshow on a mobile device. East Bay native Kristi Yamaguchi, the 1992 Olympic gold medal winner in women’s figure skating, kicked off the grand opening of the Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Skating Rink on Friday, Nov. 15, at City Center Bishop Ranch, 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road. The ice rink’s regular hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays to Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. The ice rink will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and from noon to 9 p.m. Christmas and New Year’s Day. The the ice skating rink will run through Jan. 5. Click here for more on the Kristi Yamaguchi Holiday Ice Skating Rink.

White House: Trump undergoes tests during medical checkup

By Jill Colvin | Associated Press BETHESDA, Md. — President Donald Trump spent more than two hours at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday for what the White House said were medical tests as part of his annual physical. The appointment wasn’t on Trump’s weekend public schedule, and his last physical was in February. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the 73-year-old president was “anticipating a very busy 2020” and wanted to take advantage of “a free weekend” in Washington to begin portions of his routine checkup. She was not more specific about the testing. Trump’s 2018 and 2019 physicals were announced in advance and appeared on his public schedule. The February checkup showed he had put on some pounds and was now officially considered obese. His Body Mass Index was 30.4. His weight was 243 pounds and he was 6 feet, 3 inches tall. Trump spent more than four hours at Walter Reed on Feb. 8 for his most recent checkup, supervised by Dr. Sean P. Conley, his physician, and involving a panel of 11 specialists. “I am happy to announce the President of…

Alleged gunman, victim among 6 charged after game shooting

By Bruce Shipkowski | Associated Press Six men have been charged after a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game, including the alleged gunman and one of the three people wounded in what authorities said Saturday was the result of “petty vengeance.” The wounded man, Ibn Abdullah, 27, was the target of the shooting and was charged because a gun was found on him when emergency responders went to his aid, authorities said during a news conference at the school. He is in stable condition and will be undergoing surgery. The two other victims were a 10-year-old boy, who was shot in the neck and remains in critical condition, and a 15-year-old boy, who was treated for a graze wound. The shooting at a packed Friday night playoff game between the Camden Panthers and the Pleasantville Greyhounds sent fans and players frantically running for safety. Authorities declined to discuss what led to the shooting, citing the ongoing investigation, but said it did not appear that any of the men charged had any connection to the game. “Unlike some of the shootings that have…

5 dead in apparent murder-suicide in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Five members of a family, including three young boys, have died and another boy was hospitalized with injuries in an apparent murder-suicide in San Diego. Lt. Matt Dobbs said officers responding to a report of arguing and what sounded like a nail gun being fired inside a house in the Paradise Hills neighborhood Saturday morning. He said when officers arrived, they found a 3-year-old boy, a 29-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man dead inside. A 5-year-old boy and 9-year-old boy were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. An 11-year-old boy was also taken to the hospital to undergo surgery. His condition has not been released. Related Articles Man involved in father-son double murder in Oakland sentenced to 17 years Bay Area police agencies issue scam warnings Raptors fan ordered to stay away from Ayesha Curry after TV comment Gov. Newsom blocks parole for Charles Manson follower after 50 years Fremont police seek help finding missing teenager Dobbs said investigators found a gun in the house. Police believe the shooter is one of the dead.

Young Venetians volunteer after flood of their lifetimes

By Colleen Barry | Associated Press VENICE, Italy — As soon as waters receded from this week’s devastating flood, about 50 young Venetians wearing rubber boots and gripped by a sense of determination showed up at the city’s Music Conservatory to help save precious manuscripts. Thanks to their work, some 50 linear meters of archival manuscripts, dating from as far back as the 1500s, lay strewn in the conservatory’s upper floors to dry when Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini visited this weekend. “This is our city,” said Laura Franco, a student at Venice’s Music Conservatory who showed up with a handful of friends Saturday morning. A growing network of more than 2,000 young Venetians is responding to the worst flood in their lifetimes to help salvage what they can, wherever help is needed. Modeling their network after the so-called “Mud Angels” who famously poured into Florence from all over the world after the 1966 flood swamped that city’s treasures with mud from the Arno, these youth are calling themselves “Angels of the Salt,” for the corrosive, destructive saline content of the lagoon water. Social media…

Trump urges Louisianans to flip governor’s office to GOP

By Melinda Deslatte | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — In a race that has become a nail-biter, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards battled Saturday to defy the partisan odds in the ruby red South and win re-election to a seat that President Donald Trump desperately wants returned to Republicans. Trump has made the runoff election between the Deep South’s only Democratic governor and GOP political donor and businessman Eddie Rispone a test of his own popularity and political prowess heading into the 2020 presidential race. Early Saturday, Trump went on Twitter in a vigorous plug for Rispone. “Good morning Louisiana! Polls are open at 7AM. Get out and VOTE for @EddieRispone to be your next Gov! He will get your taxes and auto insurance (highest in Country!) way down. Loves our Military & Vets. Will protect your 2A,” a reference to the right to bear arms in the Second Amendment. Trump provided a link to polling locations and then minutes later tweeted: “LOUISIANA, VOTE @EddieRispone TODAY! He will be a great governor!” The president particularly wants to capture Louisiana’s governorship for the GOP after…

Man involved in father-son double murder in Oakland sentenced to 17 years

OAKLAND — An Oakland man was sentenced to 17 years to life in prison Friday for his role in a 2016 double murder in East Oakland that left a third victim shot, beaten and burned — but alive, according to news reports. Francisco Jesus Hernandez, 40, of Oakland was found guilty last month of charges stemming from the fatal shootings of two men and the attempted murder of another early Monday, August 8, 2016. (Courtesy Oakland Police Department)  Francisco Hernandez Sr., 40, was convicted in the murders of two men who had been doing “doughnuts” with their truck at Empire and Gibraltar roads in East Oakland in August, 2016. His son, Francisco Hernandez Jr., 20, was convicted of the attempted murder of the third victim. Hernandez Sr. shot at two of the victims, according to a statement released by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office after the conviction, and then the father and son duo searched the truck and found a third victim hiding inside. The victim begged for his life, according to the statement, but Hernandez Sr. told him, “You came with them, you…

Crash at San Antonio airport involved private flight from San Jose

SAN ANTONIO — A private flight that took off from Mineta San Jose International Airport ended in a minor crash in San Antonio on Friday afternoon. No one was hurt in the collision, which San Antonio International Airport spokesman Rich Stinson said happened around 4 p.m., after the Cessna Citation CG had landed. DEVELOPING: Aerial footage over San Antonio, Texas, shows two planes after they collided at San Antonio International Airport with authorities saying no injuries were reported but emergency crews are now responding to a possible fuel leak. More tonight. https://t.co/uEqR1X8AMX pic.twitter.com/PMgqkm3ifj — World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) November 15, 2019 The plane was rolling across the tarmac in a section of the airport used for private flights when, Stinson said, it “thrust forward and ran into” a parked plane. Video from KSAT-TV showed the CG wedged under the other plane as first responders surrounded the two aircraft. Records on the flight tracking site Flight Aware show that the plane, owned by the Sunnyvale company Pilot Point Consultancy, took off from San Jose around 10:30 a.m. Friday. Four people — a pilot, mechanic and two…

Vision unveiled for new San Jose Diridon Station “world class transit hub”

In one of the first steps of an ambitious effort to transform San Jose’s Diridon Station into a “world-class transit hub”, officials have released an initial blueprint for what the station’s overhaul might look like. The plan merely serves as a rough draft for what is to come — elevated tracks above downtown roadways, a station with two separate concourses near West Santa Clara and West San Fernando streets, shops and services in the station’s ground level and public squares for cyclists and pedestrians to easily move in between modes of transit. The station’s redevelopment, which will take about a decade to bring to fruition, will serve as a key focal point in the robust revitalization of downtown San Jose’s western edges, which will include Google’s transit village. “The ambition is to create a lively and active neighborhood that best services bikes and pedestrians in a safe and pleasant manner,” said Daniel Jongtien of Benthem Crouwel Architects. The concept layout was the product of more than a year of planning between the impacted agencies and the community. In July 2018, the City of San Jose,…

6 creative gifts for Bay Area kids of all ages

Contrary to what the kiddos say, it’s not all about Minecraft and Pokemon. These five gifts – one for every age group – will delight your child while boosting creativity and inspiring the palate, mind and more. 1 Dinosaur chopsticks Standard wood chopsticks tend to be long and splintery for little fingers, but these green and white Dinosaur Chopsticks will make your kiddo roar with fine-motor satisfaction. Approximately 7-by-2 inches in size and made from food-safe ABS plastic, the dinosaur’s mouth opens and closes as the chopsticks are used. $7. https://shop.ciaatcopia.com 2 CIA Baby Chef Coat Your budding foodie will look all kinds of adorable in this crisp, white chef’s coat, emblazoned with a yellow duck on the breast (rubber to them, confit to us, of course). Comes in sizes 12 months and 24 months. Great as a holiday gift and fantastic for baby showers, too. Handmade by Cayson Designs in San Francisco. $60. https://shop.ciaatcopia.com 3 “What John Marco Saw” The newest picture book (Chronicle Books, $18) from Annie Barrows, author of the best-selling “Ivy and Bean” kids series, celebrates the importance of slowing down…

Bay Area police agencies issue scam warnings

By Bay City News Service Bay Area police departments issued warnings to the public Friday about scams that have been reported. The Danville Police Department sent an alert about an email/telephone ploy claiming to be from online retailer Amazon. “The victim will receive an email purportedly from Amazon congratulating them on their recent purchase,” the department said in a release. “When the victim (who hasn’t made a purchase) calls the included phone number to report the mistake they are asked for personal identification or remote access to their computer so the company can ‘rectify’ the mistake. Instead, the scammer gets access to your personal files and information which allows them to make even more mischief.” Instead of calling, people should log into their Amazon account and check their purchase history. If an irregularity is noticed, contact with Amazon should be done via information from its website. “The important thing to remember when receiving emails or phone calls from companies or agencies is to approach it with a healthy dose of skepticism,” the department said. Government agencies, in particular, will not ask you for your social…

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