East Bay Shooting
A man and a woman are dead after a Sunday night shooting near the
East Bay Dragons Motorcycle Club that left another woman hospitalized with major injuries, Oakland police said.
Officers responded to reports of gunfire at 88th Avenue and
International Boulevard at about 9:20 p.m., Officer Holly Joshi said. The three victims were found with gunshot wounds near the East Bay
Dragons' clubhouse, Joshi said.
The man and the woman were pronounced dead at the scene and another woman was transported to Highland Hospital with life threatening injuries, she said.
The Oakland Police Department is investigating the homicide, but
no suspects have been identified and no arrests have been made.
Sunday Service Today
Caltrain and SamTrans will operate on Sunday schedules today for
Memorial Day, officials said.
Twenty-eight trains and four weekend Baby Bullet trains will be running between San Francisco and San Jose, according to Caltrain.
Train service will not operate south of Caltrain's Diridon station in San Jose, but a shuttle bus will be available between the Tamien and Diridon stations.
The last southbound train of the day will leave San Francisco at
9:15 p.m., Caltrain officials said. For more information about SamTrans or Caltrain routes and fares, call (800) 660-4287 or visit www.samtrans.com or www.caltrain.com.
A motorcyclist who was killed in a solo-vehicle crash in Livermore
on Saturday afternoon has been identified by the Alameda County coroner's
bureau as Freddy Escovar Jr. The 25-year-old Hayward man was riding a Yamaha motorcycle on National Drive near Longfellow Court at about 12:40 p.m. when the motorcycle struck a tree, police said.
Escovar was airlifted to Eden Hospital Trauma Center in Castro Valley, where he was pronounced dead, according to police. Just prior to the crash, witnesses told police they saw Escovar traveling at about 80 mph. National Drive has a 40 mph posted speed limit.
A pickup truck collision on a Santa Rosa freeway injured two adults and an infant, sending the adult passenger to the hospital with major injuries early Sunday morning, according to officials.
Driver Robert Walburn, 23, of Laytonville was driving a 2003 Ford pickup truck south on Interstate Highway 101, just south of the Mendocino
County line, when he drove off the road onto the shoulder, California Highway
Patrol officials said.
The truck overturned multiple times, ejecting passenger Heather
Walburn, 20, of Laytonville, from the car, before coming to a rest in the southbound lane where it caught on fire, CHP officials said.
The driver and passenger, an infant girl named Kynie, 1 year and 5 months, escaped the car before it became fully engulfed, CHP officials said.
The infant and driver were treated at the collision for minor injuries, but the ejected passenger was air lifted to Santa Rosa Memorial hospital with major injuries, CHP officials reported.
The roadway was closed for roughly an hour Sunday morning with traffic diverted onto the shoulder to pass the incident, according to CHP officials.
Transformers on the Embarcadero
About a dozen fire personnel responded to an underground transformer explosion near San Francisco's Pier 3 that blew two manhole covers off Sunday morning, a fire dispatcher said.
The San Francisco Fire Department sent carbon dioxide specialists along with firefighters and paramedics to the blown electrical transformer on the Embarcadero near Pier 3 minutes after a 8:27 a.m. call, a dispatcher said.
No one was injured, but part of the road on the Embarcadero near
Pier 3 was closed to traffic. Transformers, which reduce high energy to lower levels, blow often, but this one is underground instead of on a power line or above ground, the dispatcher said.
Two Shootings in Oakland
Two unrelated shootings in Oakland sent two people to the hospital
Saturday night, police said.
A man was shot near the intersection of Apgar and Market streets just after 7:30 p.m., Officer Kevin McDonald said. At about 11 p.m., a person was shot in the 8700 block of G Street, he said.
Both victims were taken to the hospital in stable condition with injuries that are not life threatening, McDonald said. The Oakland Police Department doesn't have suspects in custody for either shooting.
East Bay Assault
An Oakland resident was assaulted and robbed in his car Saturday night, police officials reported.
The male victim was sitting in his car while on his cellphone on
39th Avenue at 9:30 p.m. After talking on his phone for several minutes, he was approached by two people who opened the car door, assaulted and robbed him, police said.
According to police, street robberies are on the rise in Oakland and incidents like this can be avoided. Police remind the public to stay alert and practice sound personal safety habits.
Fatal San Jose Shooting
San Jose police are investigating the connection between the fatal shooting of a woman Saturday night and a man who arrived at a hospital with gunshot wounds about 30 minutes later, an officer said.
A 35-year-old San Jose woman died in a shooting after police found her in the driver's seat of a black Mercedes sedan in the 4000 block of
Ambler Way at about 10:30 p.m., San Jose police said.
CPR was performed on the victim, but she died at the scene, he said. It appeared that she had been shot in the car.
At about 11 p.m., a 20-year-old San Jose man arrived at Santa
Clara Valley Medical Center with gunshot wounds that were not life threatening, Garcia said.
The man told hospital employees that he had been shot in the same
area where police found the woman, he said. The man was treated and released from the hospital and is being interviewed by police, Garcia said. It is not clear whether the two shootings are connected, but investigators are considering the possibility, he said.
Officers originally responded to the area after receiving calls of an argument and then reports of multiple gunshots, Garcia said.
Investigators are working to determine possible suspects or motives for the fatal shooting.
San Francisco Celebrates Carnaval
Crowds poured into the Mission District Sunday morning for San
Francisco's annual Carnaval Grand Parade.
San Francisco Carnaval 2011 "Live Your Fantasy" two-day celebration, presented by San Francisco Cultural Arts Traditions, began Saturday morning and continued with the parade Sunday at 9:30 a.m., according to organizers.
The 33rd annual parade, showcasing Latin American and Caribbean cultures, begins at Bryant and 24th streets and continues north down Mission
Street to 17th Street, organizers said.
This year's parade grand marshal is Dr. Ana Maria Polo, author and
star of the Spanish television program, "Caso Cerrado." The San Francisco Giants 2010 World Series trophy will also make an appearance during the parade.
The parade is part of the Carnaval celebration, which includes a
wide array of food, music, drumming, dancing, live music and art.
DUI Arrests Down
California Highway Patrol officers have arrested less impaired drivers so far during this Memorial Day weekend in the Bay Area than last year. Fatalities are also down in the Bay Area.
In 2010, by Sunday at 6 a.m., 150 impaired drivers had been arrested, compared to Sunday's 129. During the same reporting period last year, there was one fatality, compared to zero so far this year, according to the CHP.
The CHP will continue its maximum enforcement efforts, which began Friday at 6 p.m., through midnight today.
DUI Crackdown Continues
A Memorial Day weekend DUI crackdown climbed to 47 people arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Santa Clara County on
Friday and Saturday, according to the sheriff's office.
Officers from 15 law enforcement agencies throughout the county worked all day Friday and Saturday to catch the offenders, deputies said.
Three DUI-related crashes were reported, but no DUI-related injuries or deaths were reported.
In 2010 during the same two-day period, officers arrested 73 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Bay Area Weather
The San Francisco Bay Area is expected to be mostly cloudy this morning before becoming partly cloudy later today. Highs in the mid 50s to upper 60s are anticipated, with west winds 10 to 20 mph.
Forecasters predict partly cloudy skies this evening and lows around 50 degrees tonight. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph are also anticipated.
Tuesday is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph are anticipated. Highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s are also expected.