LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Shot In Parking Lot Of Lancaster Station, 1 Person Detained

LANCASTER (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said one person was detained Wednesday night in Lancaster after a sheriff’s station was targeted by gunfire, leaving one deputy wounded, authorities said. The deputy, identified as 21-year-old Angel Reinosa, was shot in the shoulder. According to the sheriff’s department, Reinosa had been stationed in Lancaster for three months as part of the patrol division. The shooting was reported just before 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Lancaster Sheriff’s station in the 500 block of Lancaster Blvd., according to sheriff’s officials. Deputy Morgan Arteaga of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau said that other deputies were fired upon, but escaped uninjured. The deputies were in the parking lot behind the station when the shots were fired. The gunfire was directed toward the station’s helipad area, the Los Angeles Times reported. The shots were believed to have been fired from an adjacent apartment building that, according to Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris, housed mentally ill residents. “It’s a building filled with people who are being treated for mental illness, of course it’s a concern,” Parris said. “Of…

Giants Unable to Keep Up With Slugging Cubs

You’re forgiven if you lost track of everything that happened at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night for the Giants. A 12-11 loss to the Cubs was one of the wildest games of the year, one in which both starters got rocked, both bullpens buckled, and seven balls left the yard. It was the first time since 2002 that these two teams faced off and each scored double-digit runs. 1 Dead, 1 Hurt After Shooting in San Jose: Police The final blow, a two-run shot by Kris Bryant off Reyes Moronta, decided the game and put the Giants in a difficult spot. Here are three takeaways from the second night at Coors Field By The Lake: A Tough Spot: It’s pretty amazing that the Giants played well enough for a stretch to get into the Wild Card discussion, but the climb is once again really, really steep. Warning Signs Missed? Mom, 23, Dies After ‘Amazing’ Trip Even before this game, FanGraphs gave the Giants just a 1.4 percent chance of grabbing a wild-card spot, and they’re further back after dropping the first two against one of…

San Mateo PD Adding Overnight Accommodations For Officers

In the fierce battle among Bay Area Cities to recruit and retain police officers, the city of San Mateo is putting its money where its mouth is. City leaders are betting that half a million dollars worth of overnight accommodations will give them a leg up on the competition. 1 Dead, 1 Hurt After Shooting in San Jose: Police The city is putting in a police substation and adding more to it. Around the back of the substation, they’ll have 12 beds and showers so San Mateo officers, most of whom don’t live in the county, can get some rest when they have a short turnaround. Warning Signs Missed? Mom, 23, Dies After ‘Amazing’ Trip The $500,000 project would be a welcome sight for weary San Mateo officers, who work four days on then four days off. Those workdays are at least 11 1/2 hours. “It will certainly make it easier for the officers and make it easier for us to recruit and to retain officers after a 12-15 hour shift to stay here,” San Mateo Mayor Diane Papan said. Woman Fights Off Attacker at…

Pilot: Plane Crash in Ocean Off Half Moon Bay Not a Stunt

A day after a small plane crashed in the ocean off the coast of Half Moon Bay, the pilot found himself explaining what he believed happened and why it was not a stunt. Emergency crews Tuesday evening responded to the crash in the water about 4 miles off Half Moon Bay at about 6:15 p.m., rescuing two people from the water, the U.S Coast Guard said.  1 Dead, 1 Hurt After Shooting in San Jose: Police On Wednesday, pilot David Lesh of Denver said he just purchased the plane for about $200,000 and spent another $40,000 on restoring it. He dismissed any notions that the entire incident was a premeditated stunt. “Consider the fact I spent a quarter-million dollars on that plane and then took two months to upgrade it,” he said. “That’s my baby. I had no interest in ruining my new airplane and putting it in the ocean.” Warning Signs Missed? Mom, 23, Dies After ‘Amazing’ Trip Lesh said the single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza lost power over the water, and he couldn’t get the motor restarted. He said he had about 20-30 seconds to…

Cal Fire Contains Blaze on Patterson Pass Road Near Tracy

Firefighters on Wednesday evening contained a brush fire on Patterson Pass Road, just east of Livermore and near Tracy. Cal Fire said the blaze charred at least 100 acres. Over 112K Sign Petition for Joe Rogan to Host 2020 Debate No other information was immediately available. Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area

Racist, Anti-Immigrant Fliers Found on San Jose State Campus as Classes Begin

Fliers containing racist and anti-immigrant content were found plastered across the campus of San Jose State, university officials announced Tuesday, a day before classes began. In a blog post Tuesday, President Mary Papazian said the fliers, which violated the university’s “time, place and manner regulations,” were quickly removed. Discrimination would not be tolerated on campus, she said. “As the new academic year unfolds, we may see more activity that is inconsistent with our core values of diversity, inclusion, respect and understanding,” Papazian wrote. “And while we will not suppress freedom of speech — to do so would negate those same core values and our mandates as a public institution of higher learning — we will continue to review and enforce all appropriate policies and procedures governing such activity on campus.” University officials could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday. It was not clear when or where the fliers were posted. Read the full story on LATimes.com. 

Nearly 350,000 Homeowners in High-Risk Wildfire Areas Denied Insurance Policy Renewals Since 2015

New California data shows insurance companies declined to renew nearly 350,000 home insurance policies in areas at high risk for wildfire since the state began collecting data in 2015. The data released this week did not say how many people who lost their insurance were able to purchase it elsewhere or how much more it cost. It also showed total new and renewed insurance policies increased in fire risk areas during the same period. Loss of home insurance or spiking policy prices are one consequence of California’s deadly and destructive wildfires in recent years. The state did not collect the same data before 2015, making it difficult to get a wide view of changes in the state’s home insurance market. Still, lawmakers, regulators and homeowners alike say they’re concerned about the effect of devastating wildfires on homeowners. Joel Laucher, an insurance department consultant, told lawmakers Wednesday that insurers are requesting premium hikes “in record numbers.” The department received 25 requests for rate increases in 2015, compared with 69 in 2018, with even more requests likely this year. But the insurance industry noted the number of…

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