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Heroic Rescue By Surfer After Vehicle Plunges Over Santa Cruz Cliff

SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — A surfer rescued three people Friday after their vehicle plunged off a cliff at Santa Cruz’s Sunny Cove Beach and crashed into the water, authorities said. California Highway Patrol officers responded at around 8 a.m. to 911 calls reporting the crash. There were three occupants in the vehicle — two juvenile boys and an adult. A surfer who was in the water immediately paddled over to the crash scene to aid the victims and get them to shore. The boys suffered minor injuries and the adult was transported to a trauma center. Scene of a cliff rescue in Santa Cruz along Sunny Cove Dr., September 17, 2021. (Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office) “Thank you to the surfer who heroically helped save the occupants,” the sheriff’s office said on its Facebook page. CHP Officer Sam Courtney said the investigation was turned over to the sheriff’s office because of an alleged criminal element. Sunny Cove Drive was closed to everyone but residents. A tow company was to extract the vehicle from the water depending on the tide.
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VIDEO: Smash-and-Grab Thieves Steal Jewelry At Serramonte Center In Daly City

DALY CITY (CBS SF) — A group of thieves smashed display cases at a jewelry store in Daly City and made off with merchandise in an incident captured on video. The video posted on social media shows smash-and-grab heist Thursday Infinity Jewelers in the Serramonte Center shopping mall. At least seven people with their faces covered and wearing hoodies and dark clothing are seen in the video; three were running out the door when the video begin and four others are seen smashing display cases at the front of the store and grabbing items before also running away. A security guard is seen running up to the store as the video ends. Video of Serramonte Mall jewelry store in Daly City, California being robbed by a group of thieves. — World Peace News 🌎🌍🌏 (@worldpeacenewz) September 17, 2021
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UPDATE: 3 Charged In Hate Crime Spree Targeting Asian Women Across Bay Area

SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — Three suspects have been charged in a hate crime spree involving dozens of purse snatches and robberies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area targeting Asian women, authorities announced Friday. San Jose police said 23-year-old Derje Blanks, 24-year-old Anthony Robinson, and 27-year-old Cameron Moody were arrested following a yearlong, multi-jurisdictional investigation. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said evidence has revealed that the defendants targeted the victims because they assumed the women – who were almost all of Asian descent – carried cash. There are numerous incidents where victims were pulled or wrestled to the ground during the...
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Highway 1 Cliff Plunge Victim Identified As Elderly San Francisco Man

PACIFICA (BCN) — A man who died after his car went off state Highway 1 and crashed near Devils Slide Wednesday afternoon has been identified as Anthony Colonnese Jr., according to the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office. Colonnese, a 73-year-old San Francisco resident, died after his vehicle went off the...
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Jury returns guilty verdict in Santa Cruz Mountains murder

SANTA CRUZ — A jury for the defendant in a 2020 Santa Cruz Mountains homicide returned guilty verdicts on six felony counts Friday. Albaro Amaral Jr. is scheduled to face sentencing for murder, two counts of attempted murder, carjacking and being a felon in prohibited possession of a firearms and ammunition at an Oct. 15 hearing.

UPDATE: Crews Contain Pleasanton Vegetation Fire Near Interstate 680; Evacuations Lifted

PLEASANTON (CBS SF) — A vegetation fire forced brief evacuations Friday afternoon in a Pleasanton neighborhood before fire crews got the upper hand. The fire burned in an area just west of Interstate 680, south of Sunol Blvd. and east of the Calippe Golf Course. There were early reports of some eight to ten spot fires in the area; the Alameda County later clarified there were just three fires. The fires burned an estimated 10 acres.

Missing husky found, owner arrested for shooting at Mountain View park: police

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (KRON) — The owner of a puppy stolen earlier this week was arrested in connection to a shooting at a Mountain View park, police said. Around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mountain View police officers responded to reports of a gunshot heard at Rengstorff Park. Officers learned two people suffered minor injuries, but the suspect remained at large.
Mercury News

Stunning photos show drought’s impact on huge California reservoir

The California drought has been brutal over the past few years, but to see just how devastating it has been, you need to see before-and-after pictures side by side. Bay Area News Group photojournalist Nhat V. Meyer went out to the San Luis Reservoir in Merced County this week and took pictures in approximately the same places that he did in January 2019. The reservoir is one of the largest in California.
NBC Bay Area

Police Investigate Fatal Shooting in San Jose

Police are investigating a shooting that left one woman dead in San Jose Wednesday night. The shooting was reported at around 8 p.m. in the area of Kollmar Drive and Story Road. It is unclear what led to the shooting and no arrests have been made, police said. No other...

Palo Alto home with reported ties to Google's Larry Page goes up in flames

A home on an $11 million Palo Alto, Calif., property that reportedly has ties to Google co-founder Larry Page was destroyed in a three-alarm fire Tuesday. A neighbor told Palo Alto Online, which broke story, that the property on Bryant Street in the exclusive neighborhood of Old Palo Alto was owned "by either Google co-founder Larry Page or Google itself." The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs owned a home in the leafy neighborhood of grand homes.

Santa Cruz's newest murals have a message for admirers

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Artists from around the world have descended upon Santa Cruz for a common goal: To give the oceans a creative voice. The self-proclaimed "ARTivists" have been creating eye-catching murals all week during the city's Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans project. The goal is to promote ocean conservation and engagement in marine stewardship within the community.