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Suspect killed, resident hurt in Richmond shooting

sfgate.com — (04-18) 06:46 PDT RICHMOND -- An apparent burglary suspect was killed and a resident was injured early Friday during a possible exchange of gunfire in Richmond, police said. The incident happened at a business at 1000 13th St. about 1:15 a.m.
RT @henryklee: Burglary suspect killed, resident hurt in #RichmondCA. Police looking into whether 2 exchanged gunfire bit.ly/1thUp6N
Burglary suspect killed, resident hurt in #RichmondCA. Police looking into whether 2 exchanged gunfire bit.ly/1thUp6N

12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest

sfgate.com — KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) â€" An avalanche swept Mount Everest's slopes on Friday along a route used to climb the world's highest peak, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the worst disaster to hit climbers on the mountain, officials said.
RT @SullivanTimAP Avalanche death toll rises on Everest; 12 Sherpa guides killed and three still missing. goo.gl/IhBDLY
Avalanche death toll rises on Everest; 12 Sherpa guides killed and three still missing. goo.gl/IhBDLY

Chicago-area robber, homesick for prison, going back

sfgate.com — Defense attorney Richard McLeese had called the case of someone who wanted to go to prison the "saddest and most disturbing" of his career. On Feb. 9 of last year, he entered a Chicago-area bank with a cane but no disguise, displayed a loaded revolver in his waistband to a teller and told her softly over and over, "I don't want to hurt you."
Shawshank Redemption: Chicago-area bank robber, homesick for prison, going back sfgate.com/crime/article/… via @sfgate

More than 100 gather to remember 1906 quake

sfgate.com — Hundreds of heads, many of them in stovepipe and bowler hats, bowed in silence at 5:11 a.m. on Market Street Friday, exactly one minute before the earthquake of 1906 struck 108 years before.
RT @sfkale: Woke up at 4 am to see people remember a quake 108 years ago so the least you could do is read what I wrote about it http://t.c…

Man shot dead in Concord

sfgate.com — (04-18) 05:39 PDT CONCORD -- A man was shot and killed in downtown Concord, police said Friday. The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was shot on the 1600 block of Adelaide Street about 8:55 p.m. Thursday, said Concord police Lt. David Hughes. The man died at the scene.

Six Californias plan running out of time for 2014 ballot

sfgate.com — With the deadline for the November ballot looming, Tim Draper, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist behind the Six Californias ballot initiative, said Thursday that he hasn't decided whether to put the constitutional amendment on the ballot this year or wait until the November 2016 election.

No contest plea in fatal Pleasanton crash that killed cyclist

RT @henryklee: Teen who bragged about speeding pleads nolo in crash that killed bicyclist @pleasantonpd @AlamedaCountyDA http://t.co/cUrPl4…
Teen who bragged about speeding pleads nolo in crash that killed bicyclist @pleasantonpd @AlamedaCountyDA sfgate.com/crime/article/… via @sfgate

UberX to charge $1 fee for passenger safety

blog.sfgate.com — Uber wants its passengers to know it's committed to safety -- that's why it's rolling out a $1 "Safe Rides Fee" on top of all UberX fares in the U.S. The company said in a blog post that the fee "supports our continued efforts to ensure the safest possible platfo

Victim of West Oakland drive-by identified

sfgate.com — (04-17) 14:44 PDT OAKLAND -- A man killed in a drive-by shooting in West Oakland was identified Thursday as 20-year-old Marjon Fuller. Fuller, who lived in Oakland, was shot by someone in a car as he was walking near 11th and Willow streets about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Staying In: Tips for TV, cooking and more

sfgate.com — CBS calls it "Pointe Break" and it's a reality show about the ballet world. The History Channel is betting it whetted your appetite for hill country folk after its very solid miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys," which concluded Wednesday. Glenn Close plays a Victorian woman who goes through life disguised as a man in this interesting but dull and unsettling film.

New planet discovered that just might hold life

sfgate.com — Scientists hunting for distant planets far beyond our solar system have discovered the first alien world whose rocky surface may hold liquid water - the essential ingredient for life as we know it. [...]
New planet- I'm there! New planet discovered that just might hold life sfgate.com/science/articl… via @sfgate
This is exciting stuff by our Dr. Dave - New planet discovered that just might hold life - SFGate sfgate.com/science/articl… via @SFGate

20 Bay Area writers worth following on Twitter

blog.sfgate.com — Legions of authors live in the Bay Area - as is clear from The Chronicle's literary map - and many of them use Twitter as a way to let the world know what they're up to and what they have to say.
RT @soniafaleiro: Lovely to be on @sfchronicle's '20 #BayArea writers worth following on Twitter' list. Thank you @McMurtrieSF! http://t.co…

Hawaii lawmakers still at odds on minimum wage

sfgate.com — In the new proposal presented to a conference committee of Senate and House members, employers with fewer than 100 employees â€" most employers in the state â€" would not have to pay $10 an hour until 2019, phasing in the increase over five years.

Death penalty sought in Alaysha Carradine case

sfgate.com — Alameda County prosecutors said Thursday that they will seek the death penalty for a man accused of firing the shots that killed an 8-year-old girl during a sleepover at a friend's house in Oakland.
RT @henryklee: Death penalty sought by @AlamedaCountyDA for accused killer of 8yo girl at Oakland sleepover bit.ly/QrPP6J
Death penalty sought by @AlamedaCountyDA for accused killer of 8yo girl at Oakland sleepover bit.ly/QrPP6J

3 convicted in San Leandro tattoo party slayings

sfgate.com — Three alleged gang members were convicted Thursday on charges that they shot and killed three people outside a tattoo party in San Leandro in 2011. The three surrounded a Ford Explorer parked outside the warehouse and opened fire, killing Leneasha Northington, 16, a student at San Leandro High School; Joshua Alford, 23, of Oakland; and Shanice Kiel, 19, of San Francisco, who had been accepted to San Francisco State University.