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2 killed in Sunday violence in East Oakland

OAKLAND – Two men are dead, including an Oakland resident, from shootings on Sunday in East Oakland, police said Monday. A man was shot just after 11 p.m. in the 1200 block of 84th Avenue. Someone called police and reported the shooting. Officers as well as firefighters and paramedics responded. The man was taken to a hospital where he died, police said. The Oakland man was shot at 4:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of 42nd Avenue. Police said a community member called 911 to report that someone was shot. Officers located the victim who was taken to a hospital where he died, according to police.Police are not releasing the Oakland man's name until his family is told. Neither name was available mid-Monday afternoon from the Alameda County coroner's bureau.  A third shooting Sunday led the arrest of a Concord resident. The shooting occurred at 4:42 p.m. in the 1400 block of 55th Avenue.Police said officers saw the shooting occur and subsequently recovered a gun as well as arresting the suspect. No one reported any injuries in that shooting, police said.
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4 Arrested, Guns Seized After Search Warrant in Bayview-Hunters Point

Two men and two boys were arrested last week in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood on suspicion of crimes that include possession of firearms, police said. Officers served a search warrant about 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4 in the first block of Reuel Court and the four suspects were detained after they were found in possession of firearms, according to a news release.

Alleged Russian crypto crime boss Alexander Vinnik extradited to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Alexander Vinnik, the alleged operator of an illicit cryptocurrency exchange used to launder billions of dollars, has been extradited from Greece to San Francisco to stand trial on federal charges.Vinnik, who operated the cryptocurrency exchange BTC-e, arrived in San Francisco on Thursday.    "After more than five years of litigation, Russian national Alexander Vinnik was extradited to the United States yesterday to be held accountable for operating BTC-e, a criminal cryptocurrency exchange, which laundered more than $4 billion of criminal proceeds," said Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. Vinnik, 42, was charged in a 21-count superseding indictment...

Jimmy Garoppolo could end up with surprising NFC team

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is working his way back from an offseason shoulder surgery and expectations are that he’ll soon be traded. But to whom?. Most early rumors have centered around the New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions. However, with each passing day, it seems like potential destinations are being dropped off the list.

Jimmy Garoppolo To Rams? NFL World Reacts To Speculation

Could we see San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo go to the Los Angeles Rams? Well, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk certainly thinks so. Since Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is dealing with an elbow injury that could linger, Florio believes the team would be wise to consider bringing in Garoppolo. That is, of course, if the 49ers cut him.

Why does Lake Merritt look red? It could be toxic algae

There are lots of reasons not to go swimming in Lake Merritt, but officials say a toxic algae bloom may be making the water more hazardous. The city of Oakland has advised the public to avoid touching, swimming in, or drinking and fishing from the lake, and to keep young children and pets away.

Juvenile injured in San Leandro shooting; gunmen sought

SAN LEANDRO -- Police in San Leandro are investigating a shooting late Friday morning that left a teen girl injured from bullet shrapnel, according to authorities.Police said in a press release that at about 11:30 a.m., San Leandro officers responded to a reported shooting on the 2200 block of E.14th Street. Police said they believed the shooting happened inside a business, but were unsure if it was connected to a robbery attempt or a targeted shooting.Two to three shots were believed to have been fired during the incident. Officers said a 13-year-old girl was injured after detectives believe she was...

SF officials pledge action amid rise in late-night burglaries in Chinatown

SAN FRANCISCO -- Police in San Francisco are stepping up patrols in the city's Chinatown, which has been hit by an alarming rash of late-night burglaries and vandalism.There have been 10 commercial burglaries in the last 45 days in Chinatown, according to the department. A volunteer muralist was painting plywood outside Dim Sum Corner, which was burglarized Thursday. Surveillance video shows someone throwing a rock at the glass door, before stealing two cash registers around 2 am. Nearby Begoni Bistro was also hit this week. Someone stole cash and iPads stolen after smashing their way in.  Calvin Louie is a...

'The Secret' treasure hunters flock back to San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A treasure hunt is back on in San Francisco as amateur sleuths are again digging through city parks, looking for something buried 40 years ago.We are talking about "The Secret," a book written back in 1982 by author Byron Preis. With a set of mysterious poems and illustrations, Preis laid out the clues for finding 12 jewels buried in 12 cities around the country.Only three of them have been found, and the one hidden somewhere in San Francisco had a lot of people looking - until the pandemic. The city stopped issuing dig permits in 2020; now...