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Woman shot dead near Vallejo

sfgate.com — A woman was shot and killed as she was driving near Vallejo on Monday, authorities said. A'Tierra Westbrook, 21, was found sitting in the front seat of a car that had crashed on the 300 block of Benicia Road in an unincorporated area near Vallejo about 7:15 a.m., authorities said.

Oakland arrest probed - suspect may have ingested drugs, kept gun

sfgate.com — A drug suspect apparently ingested narcotics before he was pulled over by Oakland police, and was in critical condition at a hospital after he fell ill after being taken to jail, authorities said Monday. Oakland police are investigating all aspects of the Friday morning encounter - including why a gun wasn't found in the man's pants until he was taken to the hospital, department officials said.

Two years in prison for officials in Milpitas construction death

sfgate.com — The owner and project manager of a Fremont construction firm have each been sentenced to two years in state prison after a jury found them criminally responsible in the 2012 death of a carpenter at one of their work sites in Milpitas.

Suspect in woman’s Novato slaying dead from suicide in S.F.

sfgate.com — A woman was found slain early Monday in Novato, and a female relative suspected in the killing apparently committed suicide in San Francisco by stabbing herself in the neck and chest, police said. The names of the victim and her suspected killer, and their relationship to each other were not immediately released.

Three fires displace residents at Hayward apartment complex

sfgate.com — Three suspicious fires at a Hayward apartment complex early Monday prompted the evacuation of up to 100 people, authorities said. Hayward firefighters responding to reports of a fire at the Courtyard apartment complex at 24050 Silva Ave. about 3:30 a.m. discovered three separate blazes on the third floor, fire officials said.

Special Olympics athlete missing in L.A. turns up safe in Hayward

sfgate.com — A Special Olympics athlete from Albania who was reported missing from a competition in Los Angeles turned up safe early Monday in Hayward, police said. Andi Gusmari, a 44-year-old bowler, walked into the Hayward Police Department at 2 a.m., authorities said. Gusmari had last been seen at the about 8:30 p.m.

BART service resumes across the bay

sfgate.com — BART service across the bay resumed without a hitch early Monday, just in time for the busy morning commute, officials said. As scheduled, the Transbay Tube reopened at 4 a.m. after being closed over the weekend to allow work crews to replace tracks and switches in West Oakland.
Aug 03, 2015

Right on time, @SFBART service resumes across the bay after weekend closure for repairs bit.ly/1N44Hjj pic.twitter.com/xCUEZo8SyO

Oakland police fatally shoot suspect after gunman injures cop

sfgate.com — Oakland police shot and killed a rifle-wielding suspect after the gunman shot an officer early Monday, authoriteis said. The shooting happened on the 3800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way near Apgar Street, not far from the MacArthur BART Station, about 1:30 a.m., police said.

Firefighter dies battling blaze as Gov. Brown declares state of emergency

sfgate.com — LOWER LAKE, Lake County - Nearly 20 major wildfires raged across California on Saturday, forcing thousands to evacuate under smoke-darkened summer skies as firefighters struggled with an ominous drought-fueled fire season. The dry conditions proved to be deadly on Friday.
Aug 01, 2015

Godspeed to the 8000+ firefighters battling 20+ California wildfires today. One killed yesterday. sfgate.com/news/article/F… via @SFGate

Man storms into Bodega Bay home, shooting woman before killing himself

sfgate.com — Gunfire erupted Friday at a Bodega Bay home, leaving a man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and three women fleeing in terror, including one who was shot and wounded, authorities said. The violence at the normally tranquil oceanside community broke out shortly before 9 a.m., when someone called 911 to report shots being fired by a man, said Sonoma County sheriff's Lt.
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Aug 03, 2015

Famous Dave's BBQ donating 35% of its proceeds Tues 8/4 to trust fund for family of slain @HaywardPD sgt. pic.twitter.com/ZU8yxL0tz8

Aug 03, 2015

Woman slain in Novato,accused female relative fatally stabs self in SF per @NovatoPolice @SFPD bit.ly/1IBboFn pic.twitter.com/dMXSKcOOo0

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