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Oakland club owners concerned about business in wake of downtown shootings

OAKLAND --  Business owners who operate downtown Oakland clubs that barely survived the pandemic are dealing with an even bigger business killer: gun violence. Two separate shootings in Oakland early Saturday morning killed one person and injured three others. Those shootings happened near clubs and restaurants downtown and in the Uptown neighborhood. "I've seen a major, dramatic drop [in business], almost 75 percent, almost 80," said Oscar Edwards, owner of Complex Oakland.  Edwards said his nightclub business has taken a dive compared to a few years ago."You add violence on top of that, that makes everybody really not want to...
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Report: There's 1 Most Likely Outcome For Jimmy Garoppolo

The NFL world is watching and waiting to see what the San Francisco 49ers end up doing with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. But one NFL insider is of the believe that they may be left waiting for a long time. Appearing on NFL Network's Inside Training Camp, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that the 49ers are unlikely to move on from Garoppolo "any time soon."

MLB World Reacts To Frankie Montas' Performance Sunday

The New York Yankees made multiple moves at the MLB trade deadline, with their biggest one being a deal for Oakland A's starting pitcher Frankie Montas. Montas is making his debut this afternoon in St. Louis, and it hasn't gone well. The Cardinals jumped all over the 29-year-old righty, scoring six runs in the first two innings.

Giants claim outfielder off waivers

Steele Walker, a former 2018 second round pick, is now a San Francisco Giant. The Giants claimed Walker off waivers from the Texas Rangers, who had designated him for assignment. Walker made his MLB debut this season, appearing in five games and going 1-for-14. Walker was originally drafted by the...
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Grizzlies using Draymond quote as literal bulletin-board material

The Warriors haven’t played a game against the Memphis Grizzlies in nearly three months, but the rivalry has only grown this summer. On Friday, Jaren Jackson Jr. revealed in a TikTok video that the Grizzlies have a Draymond Green quote written on a blackboard in their weight room for motivation.

The Steelers must be calling the 49ers for running back help

With training camp underway, the Steelers could make a call out west to inquire about some running back help. The Steelers have already begun training camp, and while there is a flurry of exciting news, there is still a clear problem on the Steelers roster: the backup running backs aren’t cutting it. Sure, the expectation is that Najee Harris can and will be the primary back, but the depth behind him is below-average. If something were to happen to Harris, this offense would likely stall.

BMW Stopped In Oakland After Extended Pursuit Sunday

Police stopped a BMW officers suspected was used by three men in an aggressive armed robbery in Danville Saturday. The car was stopped on 27th Street in Oakland after an extended pursuit by law enforcement. At least one arrest was made. Please keep in mind that we write this AS...

Why SF’s downtown is not coming back

Karen Chapple, an eminent professor of urban planning who has worked in SF, taught at UC Berkeley, and is now at the University of Toronto, explained in the Chron July 30 why downtown San Francisco remains so empty after the pandemic. Her analysis is exactly right—and completely misses the political...

Deebo Samuel responds to Aaron Donald’s comments about 49ers-Rams rivalry

Defensive tackle Aaron Donald didn't hide his feelings or mince words after being asked about the Los Angeles Rams' division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers. "I dislike the Niners. Everybody knows that. I don't like the Niners at all," Donald told NFL Network last week. "They don't like us. It's just the rivals. Every time we play, it's a dog fight, and that's how it is. No love at all towards them guys. I really dislike them, and we'll see them twice this year."

1 dead, 3 wounded in Oakland overnight shootings

OAKLAND -- Two separate Oakland shootings claimed the life of one man and left three other people wounded early Saturday.Oakland police said the homicide marks the city's 71st life lost. At this time last year, there were 77 homicides.The fatal drive-by shooting happened around 3:15 a.m. in the 1700 block of Broadway in Oakland's Uptown district. A  35-year-old Pittsburg man was pronounced dead at the hospital.Two others -- a woman and a man, both from Berkeley -- were also wounded and  in stable condition at the hospital.Earlier, officers heard gunfire and went to the 1400 block of Webster Street at 12:15 a.m. They found a man in a vehicle with gunshot wounds and rendered aid until medical personnel arrived.The  25-year-old Alameda man was taken to the hospital where police said he is in grave condition with injuries police described as life-threatening. Police will not share the Pittsburg man's identity until his family can be notified.The two shootings do not appear to be related.  Police were still trying to determine motives for the shootings. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821 or the tipline at (510) 238-7950. 

Car overturned after accident on Hwy 1 near Daly City

SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — A car was overturned after an accident Sunday afternoon on Hwy 1, the North County Fire Authority announced on Twitter. The incident happened near Skyline Boulevard and the northern part of Hwy 1 in Daly City. A photo posted by fire officials shows a dark blue Toyota flipped on […]
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Jimmy Garoppolo trade reportedly not materializing for 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have been trying to trade veteran quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, but to no avail. And the 49ers aren't close to a deal, the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday. "The 49ers have been very clear about saying that they plan to trade him," Rapoport said. "Obviously, not...

49ers great Ronnie Lott leverages fame to fight poverty

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) -- Ronnie Lott won four Super Bowls with the 49ers but, in his retirement, the former safety has led a huddle of generosity for the last 33 years."You got all these incredible stars but you also have people with big hearts," Lott said.The NFL Hall of Famer and his wife, Karen, harness that star power to break the cycle of poverty.They started the Santa Clara-based nonprofit All Stars Helping Kids in 1989. It helps grow innovative nonprofits that serve disadvantaged young people.All Stars has given more than $30 million in seed money and coaching to more than...

SF police arrest man in beating assault of 70-year-old Asian community leader

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco police arrested a man they believe attacked former city film, arts and immigrant rights commissioner Gregory Chew, who was assaulted the evening of Aug. 2 near 3rd and Folsom streets.RELATED: Demonstrators demand action to combat Asian hate in San FranciscoPolice arrested 34-year-old Derrick Yearby of San Francisco Sunday morning near the corner of 8th and Market streets."Yearby was booked at San Francisco County Jail on charges of battery with great bodily injury, elder abuse, aggravated assault and also an assault enhancement charge," said SFPD public information officer Kathryn Winters. Chew, 70, a leader in the city's...