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Man found slain at former ‘Jungle’ encampment identified

sfgate.com — A man found stabbed to death at the site of a former San Jose homeless encampment dubbed the "Jungle" was identified Friday as 37-year-old Bruce Lee Castillo. Castillo, who lived in San Jose, was found by a passerby shortly before 10 p.m.

Whole Foods guard involved in fracas in Oakland

sfgate.com — An armed security guard is under investigation for leaving a shopper bloodied and injured following a confrontation at a Whole Foods Market in Oakland, police and officials for the grocery chain said Friday. "We are aware and take this extremely serious," store officials said in a Twitter post, confirming that the guard worked at the store.

Man convicted of murder in Union City park slaying

sfgate.com — An alleged gang member has been convicted of murder and robbery for killing a man and wounding another in a shooting at a Union City park in 2008. The assailants then demanded cash, necklaces and cell phones, but the victims refused.

After dog dies, Labor Day revelers may have to avoid Russian River

sfgate.com — Sonoma County public health officials are considering urging the public to avoid the Russian River during the busy Labor Day weekend after a dog died of a toxic algae during a swim.
Sep 04, 2015

After dog dies, Labor Day revelers may have to avoid Russian River over algae m.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… pic.twitter.com/Cqy31qqGNo

Man dies after being hit by cars on I-80 in Vallejo

sfgate.com — A man died after he stepped into the path of a car on Interstate 80 in Vallejo, causing a chain-reaction collision, authorities said Friday. The 43-year-old Vallejo man, whose name was not immediately released, walked from the center median of eastbound I-80 west of Georgia Lane and into the path of a Hyundai Sonata in the fast lane, California Highway Patrol officials said.

Autistic man drowns in Lake Temescal in Oakland

sfgate.com — A 19-year-old autistic man from Concord drowned in Lake Temescal in Oakland after he slipped into the water while walking with his sister, officials said Friday. Felipe Andres Medina, 19, was walking Thursday evening on a path on the west side of the lake with his sister at Temescal Regional Recreation Area, near where Highways 13 and 24 meet, when he fell into the water, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.
Sep 04, 2015

Autistic man drowns after falling into LakeTemescal in Oakland while walking w/sis, per @ebrpd m.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… pic.twitter.com/ZFX8m1oBpF

Man found slain near San Pablo

sfgate.com — A man found dead in a home near San Pablo was likely targeted by his killer, authorities said Thursday. Jay Welch, 54, was found dead Wednesday inside his home on the 5700 block of Alpine Road, said Jimmy Lee, Contra Costa County sheriff's spokesman.

Two men shot dead in separate Oakland slayings

sfgate.com — The search was on Thursday for the assailants in separate slayings in Oakland, police said. About 4 a.m. Thursday, a man was shot dead on the 9800 block of Burr Street. He died at a hospital about two hours later. About 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man was shot on the 2300 block of Martin Luther King Jr.

Report: Three correction officers arrested in Santa Clara County jail death

sfgate.com — Three Santa Clara County correctional officers were arrested Thursday in connection with the death of an inmate at the Main Jail in San Jose, according to a media report. Sheriff's officials have declined to identify the officers or release details relating to death of 31-year-old inmate Michael Tyree. [...]
Sep 03, 2015

Report: Three correction officers arrested in Santa Clara County jail death sfgate.com/crime/article/… via @SFGate

Sep 03, 2015

Inmate Michael Tyree "bled to death internally" at hands of correx officers, per autopsy m.sfgate.com/crime/article/… pic.twitter.com/Qu0D2GfmGX

Sep 03, 2015

Awaiting @SCCoSheriff presser--w/TelePrompTer- on arrest of 3 correx officers in inmate death. m.sfgate.com/crime/article/… pic.twitter.com/0ITtTWkrEj

Sep 03, 2015

Sheriff Smith, w/prompter,blasts "vile & cowardly act"of"brutal murder"of inmate. Taking no ?s m.sfgate.com/crime/article/… pic.twitter.com/66Mu1Rhi1f

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Man seeking tax refund charged with making threats at IRS office

sfgate.com — A man upset about not receiving his federal tax refund has been charged with threatening to return to an Intenal Revenue Service office in Salinas with a gun, court records show. Ayman Kareen Ahmed Hawari was charged in U.S.
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Sep 04, 2015

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Sep 04, 2015

After dog dies, Labor Day revelers may have to avoid Russian River over algae m.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… pic.twitter.com/Cqy31qqGNo

Sep 04, 2015

Autistic man drowns after falling into LakeTemescal in Oakland while walking w/sis, per @ebrpd m.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… pic.twitter.com/ZFX8m1oBpF

Sep 04, 2015

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