San Francisco Bay Area Monday Morning News Roundup

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SF: San Francisco Symphony, Musicians Reach Tentative Contract Deal

The San Francisco Symphony has reached a tentative contract agreement with striking musicians and performances are expected to resume this week, officials said Sunday.

The tentative 26-month contract is subject to ratification by the full orchestra and by the symphony's board of governors over the next several days, and no details will be released until that has occurred, according to symphony officials.

Symphony musicians are expected to return to the stage on April 2 for the first of a weeklong series of free concerts for San Francisco elementary school children.

All other concerts scheduled for this week will also take place. The musicians went on strike on March 13, prompting the subsequent cancellation of multiple concerts including a three-city East Coast tour.

The musicians were unhappy with proposals by management that they said did not allow them to stay competitive with other top orchestras in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Symphony officials said substantial pay hikes were not likely since operating expenses have outpaced income for the past four years, but musicians noted that top executives have received generous raises and bonuses.

San Francisco Symphony musicians make an average of about $165,000, the third-highest total behind Chicago and Los Angeles.

Musicians say the costs of living in the Bay Area and expensive instruments take up a large chunk of their paychecks.

SF: One Person Seriously Injured and Five Detained in Shooting

Five people have been detained in connection with a shooting Sunday evening that left a man with life-threatening injuries, according to San Francisco police.

The shooting victim, a 24-year-old man, walked into an emergency room shortly before 8 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the leg, Officer Albie Esparza said.

He was rushed into surgery and his injuries are considered life threatening, Esparza said.

Police responded to the area of Mansell and Bowdoin streets and detained two suspects.

After a search of the area, three additional suspects were detained. At least one hand gun was recovered, Esparza said.

No suspect information was immediately available.

Rohnert Park: Three People Attacked With Knife in Fight at Large Party

Three people were attacked with a knife during a fight at a large party in Rohnert Park Saturday night, police said Sunday.

Police said they were first called to the party at 7652 Bonita Ave. just before midnight on Saturday, after callers reported that more than 100 people were there.

When officers arrived on the scene, the residents had successfully cleared out most of the party-goers. 

The residents did not mention any fight or injuries to police.

Around 2 1/2 hours later, however, police received a call from the Kaiser emergency room in Santa Rosa reporting that a male patient had a possible knife wound to an extremity, and that the wound had occurred at a party in Rohnert Park's "B" section, police said.

A second victim was reported at a Contra Costa County emergency room a short time later, and around 4 a.m., one of the residents of the house where the party occurred also was reported at Kaiser's Santa Rosa emergency room, police said.

The resident had wounds to his hands that appeared to be from a knife. When interviewed by police, he said he did not know the suspect and had not invited him to the party. Police are working to identify the suspect in the assaults.

Santa Rosa: Wrong-Way Driver Sideswipes Car, Crashes Into Soundwall on Hwy 12

A Santa Rosa man allegedly struck another vehicle and crashed early Sunday morning after driving the wrong way on state Highway 12 without his lights on, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Benito Rosendo Flores-Cervantes, 22, was allegedly driving his 2004 Infiniti G-35 west in the eastbound lanes of Highway 12 at Stony Point Road around 2:15 a.m. when the crash occurred, CHP Officer Marcus Hawkins said.

Flores, who was allegedly driving without any lights on, initially sideswiped a 1999 Toyota Tacoma, causing the front left tired of the Tacoma to detach from the rim, Hawkins said.

He then veered into the center divider, where the G-35's front right tired and rim lodged in the guard rail and broke free from the axle, Hawkins said.

The G-35 continued on three tired, crossed back across the eastbound lanes and struck a sound wall on the south side of the freeway, Hawkins said.

Flores was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and booked into Sonoma County Jail.

Oakland: Sunday Morning Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

Oakland police were investigating three homicides Sunday evening.

The most recent homicide occurred at 70th Avenue and Hawley Street around 8:11 p.m., according to Officer Kevin McDonald.

The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene, McDonald said.

The shooting follows one on the 8900 block of International Boulevard that occurred around 4:11 p.m., McDonald said.

The male victim in that shooting was pronounced dead at the scene.

The day's first homicide occurred on the 2400 block of 68th at about 10 a.m., police said.

Arriving police found one shooting victim who was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

There were no arrests and no suspect information immediately available in any of the shootings.

Sonoma Co.: Fatal Solo Vehicle Crash Reported on Highway 1, Bodega Bay

The California Highway Patrol is responding to a fatal crash on state Highway 1 near Carmet Drive in Bodega Bay Sunday evening.

The fatal crash was reported around 9:24 p.m., according to the CHP.

Initial reports suggest a solo vehicle overturned in a creek near the road and one party was trapped.

Oakland: Deputy Injured, Suspect Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting Saturday Night

A person was killed and a deputy was injured in an officer-involved shooting in Oakland Saturday night, an Alameda County sheriff's sergeant said. Sheriff's deputies conducted a stop in the area of 33rd Avenue and San Leandro Street at about 9:40 p.m., Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.

During the stop, deputies arrested the passenger of the stopped car for drug possession, Nelson said.

When deputies returned to the driver's side to arrest the driver, "things went sideways," he said.

The driver attempted to drive off, dragging a deputy along in the process, but then shots rang out, Nelson said.

One deputy was struck in the foot by the gunfire.

The driver was hit multiple times, Nelson said.

Both were transported to a hospital to be treated for their wounds.

The deputy's injuries are not considered life-threatening, but the suspect was later pronounced dead, the sergeant said.

The suspect's name has not yet been released. During a search of the car, deputies found a gun, Nelson said.

The sheriff's office and Oakland police are investigating the shooting, he said.

San Leandro: Police Asking For Public's Help Finding 3 Missing Family Members

San Leandro police is asking for the public's help finding a missing woman and her two children.

Alona Stevenson, 29, and her children Francis, 3, and Julia, 2, were first reported missing on Saturday by Alona's husband around 8 a.m., police said.

Stevenson and her children left her San Leandro home in the 2700 block of Marina Boulevard willingly, according to police. No foul play is suspected.

San Jose: Driver Crashes Into Wallmart, Assaults Customers With Blunt Object From Store

Four Walmart customers were injured in San Jose Sunday morning after a suspect crashed a vehicle into the store and started assaulting people, a San Jose police spokesman said.

Officers first responded to a report of a vehicle that drove into a Walmart store at 777 Story Road at about 11:15 a.m., Sgt. Jason Dwyer said.

The driver of the vehicle immediately got out of the vehicle, picked up a blunt object from inside the store and began to physically assault customers, Dwyer said.

One victim was seriously injured and taken to a hospital, he said.

Three others victims suffered less serious injuries and were also hospitalized, Dwyer said.

The suspect was arrested by responding police officers and booked into Santa Clara County jail.

The incident remains under investigation by San Jose police.

Bay Area Tuesday Morning Weather Forecast

Mostly cloudy skies, with a chance of showers, are likely in the Bay Area this morning, with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Highs are expected to be around 60, with south winds around 5 mph. Mostly cloudy skies are likely this evening, with patchy fog expected after midnight.

Lows are expected to be in the upper 40s, with westerly winds up to 15 mph. Mostly cloudy skies, with patchy fog, are likely Tuesday morning.

Highs are expected to be in the lower 60s, with westerly winds around 5 mph, becoming up to 20 mph in the afternoon.


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