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28 Things Not to Miss in San Francisco

San Francisco is small but mighty. While the city is “big” in terms of attractions and amenities, it is geographically small—only 49 square miles. That makes it very easy to see and do a great many things in a short period of time. The experiences that San...
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San Francisco police fatally shot two men; Bodycam video released of May 19 shooting

SAN FRANCISCO  —  After more than a week of silence, San Francisco police have released bodycam video of the fatal officer-involved shooting of two men who were involved in a violent struggle on May 19.Police Chief Bill Scott provided information about the shooting at a virtual town hall Friday after facing criticism for keeping about the incident including whether the men were struck by police gunfire, how the men died and how many officers had fired their weapons.One of the two men, Rafael Mendoza, had been represented by Deputy Public Defender Alexandra Pray in another case.  Pray condemned the shooting."I...

Richmond man gets life in prison for fatal shooting at Reno motel

RENO (CBS SF/AP) — A Nevada judge sentenced a Richmond man to life in prison for killing a Reno woman by firing nearly two dozen gunshots in her motel room and almost hitting her 5-year-old son, who told police he pretended to be dead after the killer started firing.Lamar Adams, 49, of Richmond, pleaded guilty earlier to one count of first-degree murder and one count of child endangerment, both with the use of a deadly weapon, in the 2020 killing of 42-year-old Lynette Lozano.Both counts included deadly weapon enhancements extending the sentence.Washoe District Judge Barry Breslow said Adams will have to serve nearly 33 years in prison before he's eligible for parole.Police said Adams had been living with Lozano before he fired 23 shots in the small motel room near the Reno airport where she was staying with her two young children.Assistant District Attorney Zach Young said the egregious facts in the case included a 7-year-old suffering a small burn on his back when he was struck by an ejected cartridge case.The 5-year-old told detectives that he "laid there and pretended to be dead so he wouldn't do nothing to me," the DA's office said in a statement Wednesday.
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Reds' Pham slaps Giants' Pederson over fantasy football beef

San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson said Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham slapped him prior to Friday’s series opener over a dispute about their fantasy football league. While the Giants warmed up in the outfield, Pham confronted Pederson and smacked him in the face before the pair was separated.

Joc Pederson Explains Fantasy Football Beef: Fans React

San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson has confirmed that his altercation with Reds outfielder Tommy Pham stemmed from a fantasy football disagreement during this past season. After the Giants' 5-1 loss on Friday night, Pederson detailed the argument that led to their pregame spat. He said Pham accused him of...

17-year-old Fremont student accused of threatening gun violence against schools

FREMONT – A 17-year-old Fremont student was arrested Wednesday in connection with threats of violence against schools on social media.Fremont Police said Wednesday that staff at American High School notified police of a student making online threats around 9:45 a.m. According to an investigation by police and school resource officers, the student threatened gun violence against a school employee and made numerous racial epithets.Investigators said the suspect also made comments about threatening gun violence at an unnamed secondary school.Soon after, officers contacted the teen and his parents off campus. Police executed a search warrant on the student's home, but did...

Update: Off-duty Oakland police officer involved in non-fatal shooting near school

OAKLAND – Police in Oakland are investigating a non-fatal shooting Wednesday morning involving an off-duty OPD officer, authorities said. The shooting occurred just before 9:30 a.m. in the 800 block of 35th Street, two blocks from Hoover Elementary School. Initially there was no information regarding injuries or the circumstances surrounding the shooting from authorities.The public was asked to avoid the area after the incident. The school was placed on lockdown during the incident "out of an abundance of caution." It was later reopened.Police later confirmed that they were contacted regarding the shooting by the off-duty officer who said they "were...
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Giants' Gabe Kapler skipping national anthem 'until I feel better about the direction of our country'

In the wake of the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler penned a blog post and is protesting in his own way. He will not be coming out of the clubhouse or dugout onto the field for the playing of the national anthem for the time being. Kapler's protest began on Friday night prior to his team's eventual 5-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
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MLB investigates on-field scuffle between Reds' Tommy Pham, Giants' Joc Pederson over Fantasy Football dispute

Prior to Friday night's game in Cincinnati, reports surfaced that there was an on-field altercation between Giants outfielder Joc Pederson and Reds outfielder Tommy Pham. Pederson himself later confirmed the reports. Now, beefs between teams and/or individual players aren't uncommon in baseball. We know this. The Pham-Pederson scuffle, however, seems...

Adoree’ Jackson wasted no time embracing role as Giants’ top cornerback

As soon as official word came down that James Bradberry was no longer on the Giants’ roster, a message came through on the defensive backs’ text chain. It was created by Adoree’ Jackson, and it sent a clear signal to the remaining cornerbacks, cajoling them not to wilt under the heat of critical scrutiny now that the leader of the group was gone. Bradberry was released so that the Giants could gain $10.1 million in salary-cap relief. The new front office and coaching staff acknowledged this would be a better team with Bradberry, but the finances just did not fit. What was...
L.A. Weekly

One Killed, Multiple Injured in DUI Crash on State Route 4 [Antioch, CA]

Traffic Accident on State Route 4 Left One Fatality. On May 8th, a Chrysler PT Cruiser lost control and crashed along the side of the roadway, leaving five occupants injured on State Route 4. According to authorities, the vehicles occupants included; a 19-year-old man who sustained minor injuries, two children...

San Francisco Giants manager protests country’s gun control laws by refusing to stand for national anthem

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler told reporters ahead of the team’s Memorial Day weekend series against the Cincinnati Reds that he would sit out the US national anthem, and that going forward he wouldn’t take the field for any pregame national anthems “until I feel better about the direction of our country”.Mr Kapler spoke with reporters on Friday ahead of the series opening weekend in Ohio, echoing much of what he’d written earlier in the week in a fiery blog post following the brutal mass shooting in Uvalde that left19 children and two teachers dead.“I don’t expect it...

Family of Vallejo teen Pearl Pinson holds out hope 6 years after disappearance

VALLEJO – Six years after 15-year-old Pearl Pinson disappeared off the streets of Vallejo, her family refuses to give up hope that she will be found.In chalk, the base of the pedestrian footbridge that crosses Interstate 780 in Vallejo bears the name of Pearl Pinson. Wednesday marks six years that Pearl, wearing her black and turquoise backpack, was abducted and never to be seen again. This year - like every year, her older sister Rose comes out with family hoping against hope to keep her face and name in people's minds - to bring her home."It's extremely hard. But I...