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Update: 1 person dead in brush fire that burned west of Petaluma

SONOMA COUNTY -- Authorities in Sonoma County on Monday confirmed that one person died in a brush fire that burned 63 acres west of Petaluma.The incident, named the Roblar Fire, was first reported at around 2:30 near the intersection of Roblar Road and Valley Ford Road in the town of Bloomfield.The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office confirmed early Monday evening that a person had died in the fire. No additional details were provided.According to initial reports, the fire was already 15-20 acre and is being driven by winds in the area.The Cal Fire LNU Twitter account confirmed that its units were...
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UPDATE: 3 victims killed in Brentwood Amtrak train crash identified

BRENTWOOD -- An Amtrak train running through unincorporated Brentwood smashed into a car containing five people Sunday afternoon at a private crossing with no gates, killing three and leaving an adult and a child hospitalized with "major injuries."East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District public information officer Steve Aubert said the call came in at 1:01 p.m. The tracks are owned by BNSF Railway. The collision occurred in the 3000 block of Orwood Road on a dirt road."It's not uncommon that we've had accidents at that crossing," Aubert said.The train stopped shortly after the collision. None of the 85 people...
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Rival team emerges as suitor to sign Warriors’ Gary Payton II

Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II has an option on the table if he wants to take the ring and run. Anthony Slater of The Athletic reported Monday that the Dallas Mavericks are considered to be among the most serious suitors for the unrestricted free agent Payton this offseason. Slater notes however that the Warriors are still seen as the favorites to re-sign Payton, who loves the team and the Bay Area.

Man who fatally shot attacker on SF Muni won't face homicide charges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who shot and killed a passenger on a San Francisco subway commuter train will be charged with gun crimes but not homicide in what was "clearly" a case of self-defense after he was attacked with a knife, his attorney said Monday.Javon Green, 26, will face charges of having a concealed weapon in a public place and having a loaded gun in a public place, both felonies that possibly could be reduced to misdemeanors, attorney Randy Knox said.Green was scheduled for a court appearance on Tuesday.The San Francisco District Attorney's Office declined to comment to...

Coroner identifies three women killed in collision with Amtrak train

BRENTWOOD, Calif. - The coroner on Monday released the identities of the three women killed when an Amtrak train slammed into their car in Brentwood. Authorities said Mercedes Regalado, 50, of Antioch; Maria Nieves, 27, and Julia Mondragon, 40, both of Dixon, died Sunday after the commuter train smashed into their Honda Civic that was crossing the railroad tracks.

Oakland man arrested after fatal sideshow-related crash; 2 OPD officers under investigation

OAKLAND -- Police in Oakland are investigating what appeared to be a fatal sideshow-related collision early Sunday morning that also involved two officers being placed on administrative leave in connection with the case.Oakland Police Chief Chief LeRonne Armstrong on Monday afternoon announced that two officers who were involved in the case have been placed on administrative leave as their actions come under scrutiny."We want to thoroughly investigate our involvement, I think it's important that we make sure that whatever involvement we had with this incident that we fully investigate that to make sure our officers were following policy, following laws,"...

Joc Pederson’s Braves teammates said he didn’t take BP vs. Padres last season because he knew Tommy Pham wanted to ‘beat him up’

It really is the story that will not die. Amazingly, there wasn’t another chapter in the Joc Pederson-Tommy Pham saga last weekend, when Pham’s Reds faced the Giants at Oracle Park in a three-game series that was without incident between the two parties. Another wrinkle was revealed on Monday, however, when two of Pederson’s teammates with the Braves last season disclosed some interesting info about the beef.

Multiple brush fires create traffic nightmare on NB US Hwy 101 near Novato

NOVATO -- Crews will remain overnight after battling multiple brush fires burning north of Novato early Monday evening, forcing the California Highway Patrol, at one point, to close northbound lanes of US Highway 101.By 9:50 p.m., the grass fire burning on the east side of Interstate Highway 101 was 100 percent contained, according to the Novato Fire District. The fire consumed 80 acres. Crews were staying overnight to mop up.Shortly before 5 p.m., police reported the fire burning at Redwood Sanitary Landfill on the east side of northbound Highway 101, north of Novato.Traffic was severely impacted throughout the evening. All...

Richmond businesses not happy with huge tax hike due to Measure U

RICHMOND (KPIX) -- During the height of the pandemic in 2020, Richmond voters overwhelmingly approved Measure U, which raised taxes for some businesses more than 100-fold.  Now the first tax bill is coming due and there are those who are looking to leave.  Supply chain problems and microchip shortages have left the car lot at Hilltop Ford in Richmond looking pretty bare these days."As you can look at our lot, we have very, very few vehicles to sell," said GM Leon Thomas, "but we have a huge tax bill that has to paid in the next couple days."That tax bill...

A California Teen Vanished On His Way To Soccer Practice

On May 3, 2019, Jonathan Bandabaila left home driving his silver two-door 1998 Honda Accord. He was going to a soccer tournament in Oakland, California. On May 4, at 1:30 am, several witnesses contacted the police department to report a car parked in the middle of the westbound lane of the San Mateo Bridge, reports the Charley Project. The California Highway Patrol arrived on the scene about twenty minutes later. Some people witnessed a person standing on the guardrail overlooking San Francisco Bay. Authorities reported there was no one in or around the vehicle. The vehicle was never searched. The police department towed the car, license plate number 7XBG925, to a private lot.

How some Bay Area residents will spend their stimulus checks

SACRAMENTO (KPIX) -- California lawmakers have struck a deal to send $7 billion back to taxpayers to counter soaring inflation. About 23 million California residents will soon receive "inflation relief" checks of up to $1,050 under a budget deal reached by Governor Gavin Newsom and state lawmakers on Sunday.  Opinions are mixed as to what the money will pay for and whether it will help.Robert Pickett is a retired teacher living outside Sacramento. He says he'll receive $350 under the governor's new inflation relief plan. "That would be groceries for about two weeks, and maybe one tank of gas," said Pickett. For...

Antioch Police Investigating Three Weekend Shootings

The Antioch Police Department have released preliminary information on a series of shooting that occurred over the weekend in the City of Antioch. There was a shooting on June 24 at 8:37 pm. Victim was at home with her young children when she heard shots from the area of 7-11 (Buchanan Rd/ Gentrytown Dr). An upstairs window to their home was later discovered to be broken and officers located a bullet inside a closet to the home. Investigation is ongoing.