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Police Ask For Public's Help In Finding Missing 16-Year-Old Girl

San Francisco police are asking for the public's help in finding a 16-year-old girl who went missing on Monday in the city's North of Panhandle neighborhood.

Gabrielle Spagnola was last seen around 3 p.m. Monday in the 2200 block of Hayes Street. Spagnola is described as white, 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, according to police.

At the time of her disappearance, she was wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans and black shoes, police said. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call San Francisco police at (415) 553-1071.

 

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Elderly Woman Hospitalized After Being Robbed at Powell Street Muni Station

An elderly woman was hospitalized after having her suitcase stolen at San Francisco Municipal Railway's Powell Street station on Monday afternoon, police said today.

The 78-year-old victim got into the station's elevator around 4 p.m. As the doors were closing, a female suspect reached in and grabbed her suitcase, according to police. The victim struggled with the suspect over the suitcase but the suspect ripped it away, causing the victim to fall and hit her head on the elevator door, police said.

The thief then fled with the suitcase and had not been found as of this morning. The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for a bruise to her head and pain in her left hip, police said. The injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Anyone with information about the robbery is encouraged to call the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the message.

 

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Man Fatally Short at Hunters Point Bus Stop Identified

A man who was fatally shot at a bus stop in San Francisco's Hunters Point neighborhood on Monday afternoon has been identified by the medical examiner's office as 19-year-old Jaquan Rice.

Rice, a San Francisco resident, was one of two people shot at about 1 p.m. Monday at West Point and Middle Point roads, police said. Rice and a female victim were taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where Rice succumbed to his injuries.

The female victim remained at the hospital being treated for injuries that are considered life-threatening, according to police. No arrests had been made in connection with the shooting as of this morning, police said.

 

 

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Man Taking Pictures Assaulted, Robbed Sunday Morning

A 75-year-old man taking pictures on Franklin Street in San Francisco was assaulted and robbed of his camera on Sunday morning, police said.

The man was snapping photos in the 2300 block of Franklin Street, near Broadway, when two men in their 20s approached him, according to police. One brandished a handgun and the other demanded the man's camera and punched him several times in the face, police said.

The suspects then grabbed the man's camera and lens and fled. The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with facial wounds. His injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said. No arrests had been made as of this morning.

 

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Supreme Court Expected to Announce Proposition 8 Ruling Wednesday

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to release its ruling on the Proposition 8 case on Wednesday.

Wednesday will be the last day of the Supreme Court's current term, and the court will issue all of its remaining opinions on that day. The Proposition 8 decision will likely be announced shortly after 7 a.m. PST.
   

 

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Update: Children At Home During Home Invasion Robbery, Shooting in Bayview District

Two children were inside a residence during a home invasion robbery and shooting in San Francisco's Bayview district this morning, according to a police sergeant.

Police responded to a report of gunfire at 2:25 a.m. in the initial block of Elmira Street, just south of Industrial Street and found two men and a woman with gunshot wounds, San Francisco police Sgt. Dennis Toomer said. The three adult victims were transported to San Francisco General Hospital, according to Toomer.

The man and woman who reside at the home are between 20 and 30 years old, Toomer said. The female resident sustained life-threatening injuries and the male resident suffered injuries not considered to be life-threatening, according to Toomer.

The two children in the home at the time of the shooting were not harmed, but were taken to San Francisco General Hospital for observation, Toomer said. Police believe the third person injured in the shooting may be one of the suspects.

One of the residents may have been able to get a hold of the suspects' handgun and wound him with it. There are two suspects still outstanding and both are described as black men in their 20s, Toomer said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 911, the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the message.

 

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Three Injured in Bayview Shooting This Morning

Two men and a woman were injured in a shooting in San Francisco's Bayview neighborhood this morning, according to police.

At about 2:25 a.m., police and emergency crews responded to a report of gunfire in the initial block of Elmira Street, just south of Industrial Street. Three victims were located at the scene and transported to San Francisco General Hospital, according to police. One man was shot in the face and is in critical condition.

A second man was shot in the foot and is in stable condition this morning, police said.
A woman is in serious condition after sustaining a gunshot wound
to her stomach, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 911, the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by
text message to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the message.

 

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Man Fatally Shot in Bernal Heights, No Suspects Arrested

A man in his 20s was fatally shot in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood early this morning, according to police.

San Francisco police received calls shortly after midnight, reporting gunshots heard in the 900 block of Ellsworth Street, near the San Francisco Housing Authority's Alemany Boulevard property. Police and fire units responded to the scene and located the victim with at least one gunshot wound to his chest.

The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:38 a.m., police said.

No suspects had been arrested in connection with the homicide as of this morning, police said. Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call 911, the Police Department's anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411 with "SFPD" in the message.

 

Weather Forecast For The San Francisco Bay Area

Rain is likely in the Bay Area today, with highs in the upper 50s
to lower 70s.

Southerly winds between 10 and 20 mph are expected.
Continued clouds and rain are expected this evening. Lows are
likely to be in the 50s to lower 60s, with southwest winds up to 10 mph.

Mostly cloudy skies are likely on Wednesday. Highs are expected to
be in the upper 50s to lower 70s with westerly winds up to 15 mph.

 

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Man Attacked, Robbed After Denying Sip of Beer to Suspect

A man was attacked and robbed after he refused to share his beer in San Francisco's Excelsior neighborhood on Sunday evening, police said.

The incident was reported at about 5 p.m. in the 1000 block of Brazil Avenue.

The victim, a 45-year-old man, was outside drinking a beer when the suspect approached him and asked for a sip, according to police. When the victim said no, the suspect grabbed the bottle of beer and hit the victim over the back of the head with it, police said.

The suspect then took the victim's phone and fled. The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for cuts to the back of his head. Police said on Monday that the suspect, a 28-year-old man, had not been arrested.

 

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San Francisco Bay Area Tuesday Morning News Roundup

Hunters Point Shooting Victim Dies

One of two people shot at a bus stop in San Francisco's Hunters Point neighborhood Monday afternoon has died, police said. 

A male and female victim were shot around 1 p.m. while at a bus stop at West Point and Middle Point roads, police said. 

Both were taken to San Francisco General Hospital where the male victim succumbed to his injuries, police said.

The female victim is being treated for injuries considered life-threatening, police said. No suspect information was immediately available.

Federal Judge Approves Settlement for 2010 Protest Related to Shooting of Oscar Grant

A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $1 million settlement in a lawsuitm filed against the city of Oakland and Alameda County on behalf of 150 people who were arrested during a 2010 protest related to the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III

U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson of San Francisco tentatively approved the settlement in a June 13 order and will hold a final approval hearing on Sept. 9. 

The people were arrested during a march protesting the sentencing of former BART officer Johannes Mehserle, who fatally shot Grant, 22, of Hayward, at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland early on New Year's Day in 2009. 

Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced in November 2010 to two years in prison. He was given credit for time served and was released in June 2011. 

The civil rights lawsuit was filed in 2011 by four protesters as a class action on behalf of the approximately 150 marchers arrested during a demonstration on Nov. 5, 2010. 

Under the agreement, the four named plaintiffs will each receive $9,000; other class members who file approved claims will be given an estimated $4,500 to $5,000 each; and attorneys working with the National Lawyers Guild will be awarded $350,000 for fees and costs.

In a court filing, both sides told the judge, "It is undisputed that the 150 class members were not given an order or opportunity to disperse before being penned in by police lines in the residential Oakland East Lake neighborhood, and arrested." 

The protesters were placed in sheriff's office custody for 14 to 24 hours, and were held on buses and then in a county jail holding area before being released, according to the filing. 

One of the plaintiffs, National Lawyers Guild legal observer Dan Spalding, said in a statement, "We were never given a warning or a chance to leave.

"I tried to tell the officers that I was a legal observer, but they handcuffed me and put me on a sheriff's bus," Spalding said. 

Spalding said protesters were handcuffed and left sitting on the street and in buses for about eight hours without bathroom access. 

A spokesman for Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker had no immediate comment. 

Alameda County Counsel Donna Ziegler said the county will pay $175,000 of the settlement. 

"We settled the case and we're happy to be moving forward with other issues that confront the county," she said. 

The proposed settlement document says the agreement is not an admission by either side about the merits of the lawsuit's claims. 

The planned settlement also includes an agreement by Oakland police and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office for expedited procedures for processing and releasing people arrested at demonstrations.

Man Struck By Muni Train Fighting For His Life

A man is fighting for his life after being hit by a San Francisco Municipal Railway train at the Civic Center station early Monday evening, police said. 

The man was struck on the Muni tracks near the outbound platform at 5:17 p.m. He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. 

The collision shut down service Muni Metro service between the Civic Center and Embarcadero stations, Muni officials said. Bus shuttles were provided at the affected stations. Muni service has since recovered.

Accused Abductor Missing at Large in Antioch

The father who briefly abducted a baby girl in Antioch Monday morning remains at large after safely dropping off his daughter, according to Antioch police

The 11-month-old girl, Justice Alasheia Benton, was allegedly abducted by her father, Joshua Elijah Benton, police said. 

Antioch police said they received a report at 10:19 a.m. of shots fired in the area of Rainier and Sunset lanes, off of Davison Drive. 

Arriving officers learned that Joshua Benton had allegedly taken his daughter during a domestic dispute, according to police. 

Police said that as Benton was leaving, he fired one shot into the air from a handgun and got into the passenger side of a dark green Dodge Caravan-type vehicle with tinted windows. 

A second person was believed to be driving the car. A license plate number was not immediately available. 

Around 2 p.m. the baby was found safe after she was spotted with Benton near his residence carrying her, police said. 

Family members were following behind him, and when he noticed police he handed the baby over to a family member and fled on foot, according to police. 

Police searched the area but could not find him and he remains at large. 

Benton is described as a 23-year-old black man with a light complexion, standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 144 pounds. His hair is in twisted rows. 

He has brown eyes and was last wearing white shorts, a blue T-shirt, flip-flops and a brown hat, according to police. 

Authorities warn that Benton may be armed and dangerous and prone to violent behavior. 

BART Contracts Getting Ready to Expire in Less Than Week 

With less than a week to go before BART's contracts with its two largest unions expire, labor leaders and management are busy Monday holding news conferences and issuing news releases accusing each other of bargaining in bad faith. 

Leaders of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555, which represents 945 station agents, train operators and foreworkers, and Service Employees International Union Local 1221, which represents 1,430 mechanics, custodians and clerical workers, fired the first shot by holding a news conference to announce that they filed a lawsuit accusing management of failing to bargain in good faith over worker safety. 

BART management spokeswoman Alicia Trost responded by issuing a news release that says the worker safety allegations are "a smoke screen for the fact union leaders are refusing to bring our contracts in line with what is normal for the Bay Area and the transit industry." 

The transit agency's management said it will hold its own news conference at 1:30 p.m. Monday to provide an update on contract talks, which began on April 1 but haven't been fruitful so far. Trost previously said that union leaders haven't even mentioned safety issues in their own internal communications about the labor talks, instead emphasizing matters such as salaries, benefits and work rules. 

In another twist in the worker safety issues, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office Monday filed a misdemeanor charge of filing a false police report against BART station agent and union spokesman George Figueroa. 

Trost said Figueroa filed a police report saying he was struck by a BART patron at an Oakland station on June 8, citing the incident as an example of the safety issues faced by BART union employees. 

Trost said Figueroa took three paid days off after the alleged incident and did media interviews "acting as a BART union spokesman making broad claims about the dangers faced by BART union station agents, train drivers and other frontline union employees." 

But Trost said a videotape of the alleged incident indicates that he was never struck by the BART patron. 

ATU Local 1555 and SEIU Local 1021 members vote today on whether to authorize a strike. 

ATU Local 1555 President Antonette Bryant said at the union news conference in front of BART headquarters Monday that the unions don't want to strike and, "We're here to get a deal." 

But Bryant alleged that management is using "rubber numbers" and "inaccurate information" in contract talks and that's making it difficult for the unions to bargain fairly. 

The unions' lawsuit was filed in Alameda County Superior Court Monday morning. 

The suit accuses BART's elected board of directors of refusing to bargain in good faith over worker safety and engaging in other violations of state law. 

Bay Bridge Photographs Displayed at City Hall

While work continues on the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, dozens of photographs that document nearly a decade of labor to build the new span are on display at City Hall starting Monday. 

The series of 85 photographs captured by former boilermaker, shipfitter and welder Joseph Blum, 72, are hanging on the walls on the ground floor of City Hall, providing a glimpse of the work that has gone into the $6.3 billion project. 

Starting with photos snapped in 2004 and throughout the project's progression into 2012, viewers get a sense of what it takes to scale the cables, weld large metal pieces, hang by harness from atop a tower, and work with heavy machinery -- all while donning safety equipment, gloves, goggles and hard hats, often hundreds of feet above the water. 

The photographer said he hopes the series shows "the skills, stamina, determination, the courage" that the workers have and use everyday. 

The color photographs catch the Bay and the growing structure on both the foggy and sunny days, and many feature the San Francisco skyline in the background. 

Blum said he did not interfere with the work while getting his shots, but rather "I tried to get as close as the work as possible without endangering myself or others." 

The photographs give insight into the footwork, balance, handiwork and intelligence required to build a massive structure, Blum said. 

"Everyday is a challenge," he said. "It's a lot more cerebral work." 

He said he wanted to document the labor process, even if that meant getting into a crane above the bridge. He said he's comfortable at a construction site and not afraid of heights. 

The San Francisco Arts Commission put together the show that is on display on the ground floor of City Hall. 

The exhibition was initially timed to be on display in conjunction with the anticipated Labor Day weekend opening of the bridge. 

However, after faulty bolts were discovered earlier this year, that date could be pushed back. 

The new section of the bridge includes a self-anchored suspension span, which covers a 2,047 feet of the bridge east of Yerba Buena Island. 

An artist reception will be held at the photo exhibit on July 11 at 5:30 p.m. 

The exhibit runs until Sept. 27. 

Gang Violance Rises in San Jose

Several male teens assaulted another male teen Sunday in a suspected gang-related robbery attempt in East San Jose during the first weekend of an anti-gang program by San Jose police, a spokesman said Monday. 

The 16-year-old male was walking with his girlfriend on Lido Avenue east of King Road at about 3:45 p.m. when four or five gang members approached, police spokesman Sgt. Jason Dwyer said. 

The gang members, also in their teens, tried to rob the girl of her purse and began to assault her, Dwyer said. 

When the 16-year-old, himself a suspected member of a rival gang, tried to defend her, he was cut on his head by some kind of "edge weapon," Dwyer said. 

The teen's injures were not life-threatening and he received stitches on his head, Dwyer said.

The teen suspects, still unidentified, fled on foot before police arrived, he said. 

"We have determined that it is gang-related," Dwyer said at a news conference about the assault. "We know the suspects made some kind of gang slur or statement to the victim. The victim we believe has gang ties as well." 

"So, it's not as if these people are out there targeting people that not associated with gangs," Dwyer said. 

"It was probably just a matter of somebody who was associated with a gang walking through the wrong area at the wrong time, and they targeted him for a robbery," he said. 

The gang-related incident occurred two days after the San Jose Police Department announced its Violent Crime Reduction Plan to beef up enforcement and patrols in gang-heavy areas in San Jose over the summer months. 

Police developed the plan in response to violence traced to gang clashes in San Jose, including eight gang-involved homicides so far this year of the 25 murders committed in San Jose in 2013. 

The plan started last week with 40 to 45 new officers assigned per week all week for the rest of June in "gang suppression cars" with two officers each, increasing to 64 officers each week in July. 

Officers from the SWAT and Special Operations units will also be in the mix on weekdays and weekends. 

A Gang Suppression Unit debuts in August with two teams of officers deployed during hours of peak gang activity, seven days a week throughout the city. 

Dwyer said that the attack on Sunday was "your prototypical kind of gang kind of crime that we're trying to prevent." 

"They are grouping up in four to five people, they are taking on one or two, they are assaulting them, they are overwhelming them with numbers," Dwyer said. 

"That's how gangs work," he said. "They're pack animals. They work in numbers and that's where they get their strength." 

Friends of gang members, including the girlfriend of the assaulted teen gang member, may be regarded as gang associates by police, Dwyer said. 

"I don't know if the girl's actually what we would call a gang member, but just the fact that she's dating somebody who's a gang member there's some nexus, some connection." 

Missing Women Found Dead on State Beach

A woman who was reported missing earlier this month was found washed up on a San Mateo County beach last week, according to county sheriff's officials. 

Ara Ghorgyi Ward, 48, was last seen the evening of June 12 with her boyfriend when they were at Montara State Beach, according to sheriff's officials. 

Apparently the couple fell asleep and when the boyfriend woke up the next morning, Ward was gone, sheriff's officials said. 

Authorities searched for Ward in the days following her disappearance until a woman's body was found on Pomponio State Beach in San Gregorio last Wednesday evening. 

Around 7:15 p.m. deputies reported calls of a woman found in that area, and it is believed to be the body of Ward. 

The cause of death has not yet been determined. 

Ward was reportedly depressed and possibly suicidal, sheriff's officials said. 

Alameda County Civil Grand Jury Issues Report Criticizing Oakland Officials

The Alameda County civil grand jury issued a report Monday criticizing the way city of Oakland officials oversaw the development of a teen center in East Oakland, calling the process "a complete fiasco." 

At issue are the Rainbow Recreation Center and the adjacent Digital Arts and Culinary Academy on International Boulevard, projects that have been championed by City Councilwoman Desley Brooks, who represents that area. 

The grand jury said in its annual report that after interviewing numerous witnesses and sorting through hundreds of documents it found that "city contracting, purchasing and hiring rules were circumvented during the teen center project." 

The report didn't mention Brooks by name, but it said, "One council member stepped out of their role on the council and inappropriately made administrative decisions throughout the process, often with full knowledge and complicity of city staff." 

The panel said former city executives as well as current and former department heads "failed to stop this inappropriate conduct" and allowed the project to move forward "at a time when other parks and recreation programs were being cut and projects with higher priorities went unfounded." 

The grand jury's report is similar to a report issued in March by City Auditor Courtney Ruby, who said Brooks interfered with city workers in her efforts to get the Rainbow Recreation Center built as well as another teen center in her district, the Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center

Brooks couldn't be reached for comment Monday. 

The grand jury report said it made numerous attempts to get the council member mentioned in its report to appear before the penal but "the council member refused to cooperate with the investigation." 

In its report, called "Misgoverning the City of Oakland," the grand jury said the council member "lacked the experience and expertise to ensure that city rules -- and more importantly -- state laws intended to protect the city were followed." 

The panel said, "What ensued was a complete fiasco that diverted city administration's attention away from many other dire issues the city was facing." 

The grand jury said that among the problems with the project are that construction work wasn't put up for competitive bidding and the center's employees hadn't gone through sufficient background checks before being allowed to work with children. 

The report said, "The Oakland City Council's interference with, and intimidation of staff, diminish the overall effectiveness of city government" and failure by city staff and department heads to report or stop council interference "contributes to the unacceptable culture of intimidation and leads to continued misconduct." 

The grand jury recommended that the City Council provide the city's Public Ethics Commission with sufficient power and funding to enforce the city's ethics-related ordinances and that city elected officials receive ethics training every two years, with proof of compliance made available to the public through the city's website. 

The panel also said, "No member of the city council should conduct any city business outside of the realm of their council powers as designated in the city charter and in the municipal code."

Bay Area Forecast for Tuesday June 25th 

Rain is likely in the Bay Area today, with highs in the upper 50s to lower 70s. Southerly winds between 10 and 20 mph are expected. 

Continued clouds and rain are expected this evening. Lows are likely to be in the 50s to lower 60s, with southwest winds up to 10 mph. 

Mostly cloudy skies are likely on Wednesday. Highs are expected to be in the upper 50s to lower 70s with westerly winds up to 15 mph.

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$1 Million Tentative Settlement Reached in Oscar Grant Protest Case

A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $1 million settlement in a lawsuit filed against the city of Oakland and Alameda County on behalf of 150 people who were arrested during a 2010 protest related to the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III.

U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson of San Francisco tentatively approved the settlement in a June 13 order and will hold a final approval hearing on Sept. 9.

The people were arrested during a march protesting the sentencing of former BART officer Johannes Meheserle, who fatally shot Grant, 22, of Hayward, at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland early on New Year's Day in 2009.

Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced in November 2010 to two years in prison.

He was given credit for time served and was released in June 2011.

The civil rights lawsuit was filed in 2011 by four protesters as a class action on behalf of the approximately 150 marchers arrested during a demonstration on Nov. 5, 2010.

Under the agreement, the four named plaintiffs will each receive $9,000; other class members who file approved claims will be given an estimated $4,500 to $5,000 each; and attorneys working with the National Lawyers Guild will be awarded $350,000 for fees and costs.

In a court filing, both sides told the judge, "It is undisputed that the 150 class members were not given an order or opportunity to disperse before being penned in by police lines in the residential Oakland East Lake neighborhood, and arrested."

The protesters were placed in Sheriff's Office custody for 14 to 24 hours, and were held on buses and then in a county jail holding area before being released, according to the filing.

One of the plaintiffs, National Lawyers Guild legal observer Dan Spalding, said in a statement, "We were never given a warning or a chance to leave. "I tried to tell the officers that I was a legal observer, but they handcuffed me and put me on a sheriff's bus," Spalding said.

Spalding said protesters were handcuffed and left sitting on the street and in buses for about eight hours without bathroom access.

"People urinated in their pants as we sat in the hot crowded bus," he said.

A spokesman for Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker had no immediate comment.

The proposed settlement document says the agreement is not an admission by either side about the merits of the lawsuit's claims.

The planned settlement also includes an agreement by Oakland police and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office for expedited procedures for processing and releasing people arrested at demonstrations.

 

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11-Month-Old Girl Abducted By Father in Antioch

An Amber Alert has been issued for a baby girl taken from Antioch this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The 11-month-old girl, Justice Alasheia Benton, was abducted by her father, Joshua Elijah Benton, who drove off at 10:19 a.m. in a dark green

Dodge Caravan with tinted back windows, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A second person was believed to be driving the car. A license plate number was not immediately available. The girl is wearing pink pajamas.

The father is described as a 23-year-old black man with a light complexion, standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 144 pounds.

His hair is in twisted rows. He has brown eyes and was last wearing white shorts, a blue T-shirt, flip-flops and a brown hat, according to the CHP.

Authorities are warning that Benton may be armed and dangerous and prone to violent behavior.

Anyone with information about the girl's whereabouts is asked to call Antioch police at (925) 778-2441. 

 

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San Francisco Bay Area Monday Midday News Roundup

 

Dead Marin County Jail Inmate Identified

An inmate who was found dead in the Marin County Jail on Friday was identified this morning as Jeffrey Griffin Boyce, a suspect in the Oregon murder of a Castro Valley woman in April.

Boyce, 30, was pronounced dead at 2:06 p.m. Friday, a coroner's office spokeswoman said. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

Boyce was scheduled to appear in Marin County Superior Court this morning to face carjacking charges stemming from a Rohnert Park car theft on April 29, plus kidnapping and attempted carjacking charges for trying to steal a woman's car in the parking lot of the Bon Air shopping center in Greenbrae later that day.

He had not yet entered a plea and had been undergoing a mental health evaluation.

Boyce was also suspected of killing 57-year-old Kirsten Elaine Englund, of Castro Valley, Oregon authorities said.

Englund's body was found April 28 near Winchester Bay Wayfinding Point along U.S. Highway 101, roughly 3 miles south of Reedsport, Ore.

The Sonoma County coroner's office and San Rafael police are investigating Boyce's death.

Low-lying Clouds Causing Flight Delays

Low-lying clouds were causing flight delays at San Francisco International Airport this morning, an airport duty manager said.

The inclement weather prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to enact a ground delay program that slowed the rate of arrivals, SFO duty manager Joe Walsh said.

The airport typically can handle about 60 arriving flights per hour, but because of the low visibility, that number was cut in half this morning, Walsh said.

Travelers are advised to check with their airlines for information about flight times and delays.

Officials Planning Bike Share Program

Regional air quality and transit officials are planning a bike rental program that will launch later this year with 70 docking stations holding 700 Canadian-made bicycles stretching from San Francisco to San Jose.

The bike share program mirrors similar ones in Paris, London, Boston, Washington D.C., and one launched in New York City earlier this month, said Karen Schkolnick, grants program manager for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

"We're excited about how this will work as a mobility solution," Schkolnick said.

The $7 million program is set to start in August with about 700 seven-speed, unisex bikes made by Montreal-based Public Bike System Company and equipment repairs to be handled by Alta Bike Share, of Portland, Ore., Schkolnick said.

The San Francisco-based air district is partnering with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in Oakland and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose to operate the program in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, Schkolnick said.

Bike sharing has been widely used in Europe for decades and is beginning to make inroads in America, she said.

The approach has the potential to work in the Bay Area because many transit venues are only about five minutes from where people need to get, an easy reach by bike, Schkolnick said.

The problem is that many who drive to work -- for instance people employed at business campuses in Mountain View - do not take mass transit such as VTA's light-rail vehicles because it does not stop close enough to their jobs, Schkolnick said.

The bike ride to and from work could get them to take the train and drive fewer miles in their cars and reduce auto traffic and air pollution, Schkolnick said.

"We call it the last mile solution," Schkolnick said.

"As folks learn about bike sharing, and try it, it could increase their reliance on mass transit instead of driving a mile or two."

Bikes would be stored in outdoor locked racks at Caltrain stations in San Francisco, Redwood City, Mountain View, Palo Alto and San Jose specifically for trips of 30 minutes or less to connect to other docking locations in the cities.

To start off, 35 of the docking stations would be dispersed in San Francisco, 10 in Redwood City, about 20 in San Jose and the rest in Palo Alto and Mountain View, Schkolnick said.

The agencies hope to increase the program to 1,000 bikes by next year and as many as 6,000 to 10,000 farther down the road, she said.

People getting off at or near a Caltrain station would pay to borrow a bike at a docking station, ride to another docking place close to their destination, drop off the bike and then use another one for the ride back.

Users, who must be 18 or older, can become members for a day or more for an as-yet-undetermined fee, and can use their credit or debit cards at terminals at docking stations to release the bikes, Schkolnick said.

The normal length of use for a bike is 30 minutes but riders can pay to use them for longer periods.

The bikes are sturdy, with adjustable seats and baskets for storage, Schkolnick said.

Prospective riders would have to sign a user agreement and would be held liable for the cost of the bike if they failed to return it, Schkolnick said.

Chance to Name New Fireboat

Redwood City children have a chance to name a new $1 million fireboat coming soon to the city's fire department.

Children ages 5 to 13 are eligible to enter the "Name Redwood City's New Fireboat" contest, city spokesman Malcolm Smith said.

Contestants can enter online or by filling out an entry form at Redwood City Hall, located at 1017 Middlefield Road, or at any branch of the Redwood City Library, Smith said.

Entries are due by July 12.

Those who submitted the top 10 names will receive gift cards from Target and will be honored at a special event at the Port of Redwood City on Aug. 10, when the winning name is unveiled on the bow of the boat.

The new 36-foot MetalCraft Marine FireStorm 36 fireboat will be permanently berthed at the port and will be used to respond to water emergencies in Redwood City and around the San Francisco Bay.

The boat, which was paid for with grant money from the Department of Homeland Security, is currently under construction in New York.

Full contest details can be found online at www.redwoodcity.org/fire.

One-alarm Fire at Mobile Home Park

A one-alarm fire was reported early this morning at a mobile home park in Sunnyvale, a Department of Public Safety officer said.

The blaze was reported at about 3:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of East El Camino Real, Officer Amy Pistor said.

Fire crews responded and extinguished the fire, which was confined to a single mobile home, Pistor said.

No one was injured in the blaze, she said. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Woman Who Drove Minivan Into Bay Identified

Investigators are continuing to look into the circumstances of an incident Friday in which a woman died after driving her minivan into the Bay from San Francisco's Marina Green.

The woman was identified by the medical examiner's office on Sunday as 60-year-old Debra Crenshaw, of San Francisco.

The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. Friday.

Police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said this morning it is not yet clear what caused Crenshaw to drive toward the water and plunge into the Bay.

Several witnesses tried to rescue her but were unable to, and the minivan eventually became submerged in the water.

The U.S. Coast Guard initially reported that there were multiple people in the vehicle, but Shyy later clarified that Crenshaw was alone in the minivan.

Dive teams worked to reach her on Friday evening, but the efforts were suspended until Saturday morning, when the car was pulled from the water by a private contractor.

Navy Transfers Land to Alameda

Federal and local officials today are celebrating the transfer of 1,380 acres of land from the U.S. Navy to the city of Alameda.

The city took control of the land at Alameda Point, formerly the site of the Alameda Naval Air Station, on June 4.

A conveyance ceremony will be held this afternoon, and participants will include Rep. Barbara Lee, Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore, and Roger Natsuhara, the Navy's acting assistant secretary of energy, installations and environment.

"This is a momentous occasion for the city of Alameda," Gilmore said in a statement. "Twenty years after the federal government announced the closure of this Naval Air Station, we are now the proud owner of over 1,300 acres of property in one of the most coveted locations in the Bay Area."

The Navy, which closed the base in 1997 because of budget cuts, had initially asked for $108 million for land but agreed in September 2011 to transfer the site back to the city at no cost.

Naval officials have said the federal government will save money by not maintaining the site anymore, although it is still responsible for environmental cleanup there.

The city lost an estimated 14,000 military and civilian jobs when the base closed, but city officials say redeveloping the site will lead to thousands of new jobs and increased tax revenue.

Today's ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the end of Main Street at Navy Way.

Chez Panisse Reopens

A famous gourmet restaurant in Berkeley that was heavily damaged by a fire in March is reopening its doors today after a lengthy repair project.

Chez Panisse, owned by renowned chef Alice Waters, will serve meals to the public again after a March 8 fire that caused an estimated $200,000 in damage when electrical equipment malfunctioned under the porch of the building at 1517 Shattuck Ave.

A statement on the Chez Panisse website says that the upstairs cafe could have opened earlier, but the decision was made to keep the entire building closed to expedite the completion of the repairs.

"We feel very fortunate to have such a passionate and motivated community behind us, and extend our thanks to the many individuals and businesses who have so generously offered their support in the cleanup and restoration process," the statement said.

Reservations can be made up to a month in advance at Chez Panisse, which opens its upstairs cafe for lunch at 11:30 a.m.

Mondays through Saturdays and the downstairs restaurant at 6 p.m. on the same days.

More information about the restaurant can be found online at www.chezpanisse.com.

Pittsburg Fire Station Closes

A meeting is scheduled for tonight to inform residents about the closure of a fire station in Pittsburg next month.

The public meeting will come a week ahead of the closure of Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Station 87, located at 800 W. Leland Road.

The station will be the latest of the district's fire outposts to close its doors as part of an ongoing service reduction plan created in order to close a multimillion-dollar budget gap.

Stations in Lafayette, Martinez and Walnut Creek closed in January and the hours of operation at Clayton's only fire station were drastically reduced.

Fire officials say the closures are a last resort after years of declining revenues from property taxes and soaring personnel and operational costs.

Last November, voters rejected a parcel tax measure meant to bridge the budget shortfall.

Today's meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at City Hall at 65 Civic Ave. in Pittsburg, will be a chance for community members to learn about the district's plan to provide fire and medical service in the area around the shuttered station.

Concord Man Dies In Car Crash

A 21-year-old Concord man was killed in car accident early this morning during wet weather conditions on state Highway 17 near Santa Cruz, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was headed south on the highway near Pasatiempo Drive when his 1998 Honda Civic went off the slick roadway and crashed into a tree, CHP spokesman Brad Sadek said.

The driver, who was alone in the car, died at the scene, Sadek said.

Officers were unable to pinpoint the exact time the crash happened because there were no witnesses, but they later learned that the man had left his home at about 4:30 a.m., Sadek said.

The off-ramp from Highway 17 to Pasatiempo Drive was closed for about two and a half hours during the investigation into the accident, Sadek said.

The slickness of the pavement likely contributed to the crash, Sadek said.

Prunedale Man Arrested While On Bail

A Prunedale man who was out on bail after being arrested on suspicion of assault was taken back into custody early Saturday morning -- this time for allegedly possessing methamphetamine for sale, Monterey County sheriff's officials said.

James Wyatt, 43, was pulled over by sheriff's deputies at about 3:15 a.m. Saturday on northbound U.S. Highway 101 near Mallory Canyon Road in unincorporated Prunedale, according to the sheriff's office.

Wyatt was in violation of restrictions on his license and appeared to be under the influence of a stimulant, sheriff's officials said.

He allegedly failed field sobriety tests and refused to provide a urine sample.

Investigators then found methamphetamine in his shoe, as well as evidence indicating he was selling the drug -- including cash, "pay-owe" sheets, and text messages, sheriff's officials said.

Wyatt was arrested and booked into Monterey County Jail.

 

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Police Still Investigating Death of Woman Who Drove Minivan Into Bay

Investigators are continuing to look into the circumstances of an incident Friday in which a woman died after driving her minivan into the Bay from San Francisco's Marina Green.

The woman was identified by the medical examiner's office on Sunday as 60-year-old Debra Crenshaw, of San Francisco.

The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. Friday. Police spokesman Officer Gordon Shyy said this morning it is not yet clear what caused Crenshaw to drive toward the water and plunge into the Bay.

Several witnesses tried to rescue her but were unable to, and the minivan eventually became submerged in the water.

The U.S. Coast Guard initially reported that there were multiple people in the vehicle, but Shyy later clarified that Crenshaw was alone in the minivan.

Dive teams worked to reach her on Friday evening, but the efforts were suspended until Saturday morning, when the car was pulled from the water by a private contractor.

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Bike Share Program

Regional air quality and transit officials are planning a rental bike program that will launch later this year with 70 docking stations holding 700 Canadian-made bicycles stretching from San Francisco to San Jose.

The bike share program mirrors similar ones in Paris, London, Boston, Washington D.C., and one launched in New York City earlier this month, said Karen Schkolnick, grants program manager for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

"We're excited about how this will work as a mobility solution," Schkolnick said.

The $7 million program is set to start in August with about 700 seven-speed, unisex bikes made by Montreal-based Public Bike System Company and equipment repairs to be handled by Alta Bike Share, of Portland, Ore., Schkolnick said.

The San Francisco-based air district is partnering with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in Oakland and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose to operate the program in San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, Schkolnick said.

Bike sharing has been widely used in Europe for decades and is beginning to make inroads in America, she said.

The approach has the potential to work in the Bay Area because many transit venues are only about five minutes from where people need to get, an easy reach by bike, Schkolnick said. 

The problem is that many who drive to work -- for instance people employed at business campuses in Mountain View - do not take mass transit such as VTA's light-rail vehicles because it does not stop close enough to their jobs, Schkolnick said.

The bike ride to and from work could get them to take the train and drive fewer miles in their cars and reduce auto traffic and air pollution, Schkolnick said.

"We call it the last mile solution," Schkolnick said. "As folks learn about bike sharing, and try it, it could increase their reliance on mass transit instead of driving a mile or two."

Bikes would be stored in outdoor locked racks at Caltrain stations in San Francisco, Redwood City, Mountain View, Palo Alto and San Jose specifically for trips of 30 minutes or less to connect to other docking locations in the cities.

To start off, 35 of the docking stations would be dispersed in San Francisco, 10 in Redwood City, about 20 in San Jose and the rest in Palo Alto and Mountain View, Schkolnick said.

The agencies hope to increase the program to 1,000 bikes by next year and as many as 6,000 to 10,000 farther down the road, she said.

People getting off at or near a Caltrain station would pay to borrow a bike at a docking station, ride to another docking place close to their destination, drop off the bike and then use another one for the ride back.

Users, who must be 18 or older, can become members for a day or more for an as-yet-undetermined fee, and can use their credit or debit cards at terminals at docking stations to release the bikes, Schkolnick said.

The normal length of use for a bike is 30 minutes but riders can pay to use them for longer periods.

The bikes are sturdy, with adjustable seats and baskets for storage, Schkolnick said.

Prospective riders would have to sign a user agreement and would be held liable for the cost of the bike if they failed to return it, Schkolnick said.

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California Symphony Appoints New Music Director

The Walnut Creek-based California Symphony has appointed Donato Cabrera as its music director, symphony officials announced Sunday.

Cabrera, who has worked with the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera, signed an initial three-year contract to lead the orchestra in six of eight concerts during the 2013-2014 season, symphony officials said.

"I truly believe that the California Symphony is positioned to become one of the leading regional orchestras in the U.S. and I look forward to shaping its future," Cabrera said in a statement.

The symphony is also looking for a new executive director after the departure of Walter Collins this month.

Collins left for a position as vice president at Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley.

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Low-Lying Clouds Causing Airport Delays of About an Hour

Low-lying clouds are expected to cause delays of about an hour for flights at San Francisco International Airport this morning, an airport duty manager said.

The inclement weather is prompting a ground delay program that is expected to last from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., SFO duty manager Joe Walsh said.

The airport typically can handle about 60 arriving flights per hour, but the low visibility means that number will be cut in half this morning, Walsh said.

Travelers are advised to check with their airline for information about flight times and possible delays.

 

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San Francisco Bay Area Monday Morning News Roundup

 

Drowning Victim Identified

A woman who died in a minivan that drove into the San Francisco Bay on Friday has been identified as 60-year-old Debra Crenshaw, according to the San Francisco medical examiner's office.

The San Francisco resident was one of several people who were in the minivan when it plunged into the water from the Marina Green at about 5 p.m., police Officer Gordon Shyy said.

All but Crenshaw managed to get out of the vehicle, which eventually sank with the woman still inside.

Dive teams found the vehicle after searching for hours, but conditions caused the rescue operation to be suspended until Saturday.

The salvage team marked the vehicle with a beacon and an officer stayed at the scene.

The vehicle and Crenshaw's body were pulled from the Bay on Saturday morning.

Police were still investigating why the van drove over the embankment into the Bay.

Man Killed in Car Crash

A 70-year-old man was killed in a crash in Martinez Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The Bay Point resident was driving a 1995 Saturn Sedan west on state Highway 4 when for unknown reasons the car left the roadway east of Interstate Highway 680 at about 2:15 a.m., the CHP said.

The vehicle crashed through brush at the side of the road, through a chain link fence and down into Grayson Creek.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other occupants in the vehicle. He was believed to be wearing his seatbelt at the time, the CHP said.

It has not been determined if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash, which remains under investigation by the CHP.

Fire in San Rafeal, No One Injured

A fire burned about a quarter-acre of brush near a homeless encampment in San Rafael Sunday morning.

The fire was reported in an open lot near 3020 Kerner Boulevard just before 6 a.m., according to the San Rafael Fire Department.

Four engines, a medic unit, and police units responded to the emergency, and the fire was quickly extinguished, the fire department said.

No one was injured and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. Officials reminded that camping in open areas around San Rafael is not permitted.

Any suspicious activity should be reported by calling 911.

Bay Area Weather Causes Flight Delays

Cool and cloudy weather on Sunday caused flight delays of more than an hour at San Francisco International Airport, and more is set to come with a wet weather system forecast to hit the Bay Area on Monday.

Flights coming in and out of SFO on Sunday were experiencing delays between an hour and 90 minutes as of 11 a.m., airport duty manager Joe Walsh said.

National Weather Forecaster Steve Anderson said that rain was expected to hit the Bay Area on Monday and would continue on and off through Tuesday.

The storm is part of the "remnants" of Tropical Storm Yagi that hit the western Pacific last week about 250 miles south of Japan, Anderson said.

Rainfall could measure up to an inch in the North Bay and coastal mountains, he said.

San Francisco could get between a quarter and half an inch of rain, and the South Bay is likely to get around a quarter of an inch, he said.

The weather is likely to warm up and return to more familiar summer patterns on Wednesday.

Chez Panisse Restaurant Reopens

A famous gourmet restaurant in Berkeley that was heavily damaged by a fire in March is reopening its doors today after a lengthy repair project.

Chez Panisse, owned by renowned chef Alice Waters, will serve meals to the public again after a March 8 fire that caused an estimated $200,000 in damage when electrical equipment malfunctioned under the porch of the building at 1517 Shattuck Ave.

A statement on the Chez Panisse website says that the upstairs cafe could have opened earlier, but the decision was made to keep the entire building closed to expedite the completion of the repairs.

"We feel very fortunate to have such a passionate and motivated community behind us, and extend our thanks to the many individuals and businesses who have so generously offered their support in the cleanup and restoration process," the statement said.

Reservations can be made up to a month in advance at Chez Panisse, which opens its upstairs cafe for lunch at 11:30 a.m.

Mondays through Saturdays and the downstairs restaurant at 6 p.m. on the same days.

More information about the restaurant can be found online at www.chezpanisse.com.

Drunk Man Arrested After Bar Fight

A man was arrested after allegedly stabbing another man four times at a bar in Santa Rosa Saturday night, police said.

Officers responded to a report of a fight between two patrons at the Wagon Wheel Saloon, located at 3320 Mendocino Ave., at about 9:35 p.m., police said.

An investigation revealed that Donald Lee Mastroianni, 53, of Santa Rosa, was drunk and threw a beer bottle at a female bartender, police said.

Brian Teager, 52, of Santa Rosa, came to the aid of the bartender, and Mastroianni came at him with a knife, stabbing him four times - three in the leg, one in the hand, according to police.

His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Teager struck Mastroianni with a pool cue before other patrons broke up the fight and detained Mastroianni until officers arrived, police said.

Mastroianni was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury, police said.

Police Search for Four Attempted Kidnapping Suspects

The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office is looking for four suspects who may have attempted to kidnap a 15-year-old girl on Saturday.

The girl contacted deputies around 6 p.m. and told them that she was walking home from Maxwell Park when a dark green Lexus pulled up next to her and stopped, according to Sgt. Spencer Crum.

Four men allegedly stepped out of the car and confronted her, calling her cute and telling her to get in the car, Crum said.

One man allegedly grabbed her arm and tried to get her in the car, but she pulled out of his grasp, fell to the sidewalk and then ran back to Maxwell Park where her family members were located, Crum said.

Passengers Attack Taxi Cab Driver

A Santa Rosa taxi driver drove to the Sonoma County jail for help while he was allegedly being attacked by an unruly passenger, police said Sunday.

The driver had picked up three people in the downtown area around 12:30 a.m. Sunday and was driving to the In-and-Out restaurant on County Center Drive when the passengers became involved in an argument.

The driver told the passengers to get out of the cab, and then they allegedly began attacking him from the back seat.

They allegedly continued to attack the driver as he drove to the Sonoma County Jail, where he hoped to find help.

When he pulled into the jail driveway, witnesses saw a passenger continue to assault the driver until all three fled on foot.

The driver, a 42-year-old Santa Rosa resident, suffered substantial facial and mouth injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Police located and detained three suspects on the 2700 block of Mendocino Avenue.

They arrested Clint Robert Metz, a 37-year-old Bodega Bay resident, on suspicion of felony assault and terrorist threats, and Cory Michael Griffin, a 29-year-old Petaluma resident, on suspicion of public intoxication.

Griffin was released on bail, while Metz is being held in lieu of $60,000 bail. A woman was released.

Burlingame Hotel Welcomes Family of Barn Owls

A Burlingame hotel is welcoming back some unusual guests -- a family of barn owls.

A nesting pair of barn owls have hatched four babies on the balcony of room 1141 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront, hotel officials said this week.

This is the second year the owls have nested outside what hotel officials are now calling the "Hoot Suite."

Because barn owls are protected birds of prey, hotel officials say they have not moved them and try to keep the room on the Concierge Level vacant.

When the hotel is sold out and the room is needed, the hotel asks guests to be respectful of the birds.

In celebration of the barn owls, children staying at the hotel are being offered a complimentary stuffed owl toy, as are guests in room 1141.

The breeding seasons for barn owls typically starts in March or early April, but breeding can occur at any time of year when food is plentiful, according to hotel officials.

The female usually lays four to seven eggs, and stays in the nest to care for the eggs and chicks while the male brings food to the nest.

California Symphony Appoints New Music Director

The Walnut Creek-based California Symphony has appointed Donato Cabrera as music director, officials announced Sunday.

Cabrera, who has worked with the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera, has signed an initial three-year contract will lead the orchestra in six of eight concerts during the 2013-2014 season, symphony officials said.

"I truly believe that the California Symphony is positioned to become one of the leading regional orchestras in the U.S. and I look forward to shaping its future," Cabrera said in a statement today.

The symphony is also looking for a new executive director after the departure of Walter Collins this month.

Collins left for a position as vice president at Pacific Union College in the Napa Valley.

San Jose Fire Leaves One Injured

One person was injured and a family was displaced from a one-alarm blaze that firefighters spent about an hour to knock down Sunday morning in San Jose, officials said.

Crews responded to a report of a fire at a home in the 5900 block of South Garden Court at about 3:45 a.m., a dispatcher said.

The blaze engulfed a home, injuring one person and displacing a family of three - two adults and one child, officials said.

The injury is not considered life-threatening, the dispatcher said.

At about 4:50 a.m., the fire was knocked down, and just before 5 a.m., it was deemed under control, the dispatcher said.

No other structures were damaged in the fire. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Bay Area Weather Forecast

Mostly cloudy skies and rain are likely in the Bay Area today, with highs in the 50s to lower 70s and southwest winds of up to 15 mph.

Continued clouds and rain are expected this evening. Lows are likely to be in the 50s with southerly winds of up to 15 mph.

Showers are likely on Tuesday. Highs are expected to be in the 50s to upper 70s with southerly winds of up to 20 mph. 

 

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Feds Ask Public's Help to Find Mail Fraud Fugitive

Federal authorities Thursday asked for the public's help in finding a man who scammed a San Francisco educational software company and is wanted for mail fraud charges.

Bruce Lee Marshall, 38, who also goes by the aliases Francois Marshall and Francois Delacroix, is wanted on mail fraud charges for a scam spanning from July 2010 to August 2011, according to an indictment filed against him in federal court last month.

Marshall, a San Francisco resident, worked as an operations engineer at the software company and was tasked with selecting a contractor for computer servers and other services, according to the indictment. However, instead of picking a legitimate company, he allegedly set up a fake one and convinced his employer to hire its services, FBI officials said.

Marshall's fake company provided only a fraction of the services agreed upon in the contract and collected more than $100,000 in cash while causing additional monetary losses to his employer, according to the FBI.

Marshall has previously been arrested and pleaded guilty to one count of falsely altering a U.S. passport. After he was indicted on May 16 for the mail fraud charges, he failed to appear in U.S. District Court the next day and is considered a fugitive, FBI officials said.

Marshall is described as a black man who is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 165 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He is known to wear dark-rimmed glasses and has ties to San Diego as well as the state of Georgia.

Anyone with information about Marshall's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or their nearest FBI office. San Francisco FBI agents can be reached at (415) 553-7400 while the U.S. Marshals Service can be reached locally at (415) 436-7660. Tips can also be submitted online at tips.fbi.gov.

 

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