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Concord Woman Allegedly Started Brush Fire That Threatened Martinez Homes

Martinez police arrested a 48-year-old Concord woman Sunday evening after she was allegedly caught starting a brush fire that threatened homes.

Police were called to a hillside near Alhambra Avenue and Alhambra Hills Drive shortly after 5 p.m. where a brush fire had started, according to Lt. Aaron Roth.

Officers contacted a woman there who had allegedly started the fire, but she became uncooperative and allegedly resisted officers, Roth said. One officer sustained a non-life threatening injury to his leg before she was taken into custody.

Julie Tenpenny was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and arson, Roth said.

The fire spread rapidly in the direction of homes east of Alhambra Avenue between Alhambra Hills Drive and Vine Hill Way, but Contra Costa County firefighters were able to contain it before any homes were damaged.

No evacuations were necessary and no other people were injured, Roth said.

Man Who Fell From Roof At Bay To Breakers Party Died 

A man suffered life-threatening injuries in a fall from a roof during what appears to have been a Bay to Breakers house party Sunday, according to San Francisco police.

The 3:30 p.m. incident on the 2000 block of Fell Street appears to be among the most serious reported during the race and subsequent celebrations.

San Francisco police arrested 21 people for public intoxication, one for possession of a firearm and one felony arrest for robbery during the race and event, according to police Officer Albie Esparza.

Another 16 people were taken into sobering centers.

Police also responded to 20 house parties, notifying party-goers that it was time to "end the festivities," Esparza said.

One officer sustained minor injuries during an arrest, and two bars were admonished about being over their occupancy limits, Esparza said.

Ethiopian Tolossa Gedefa Fufi, 21, was the top male runner, completing the 7.46-mile course with a time of 35 minutes and 1 second, race spokeswoman DeeDee Taft said.

American Ryan Hall, 30, placed second with a course time of 35 minutes and 40 seconds, and Ethiopian Tesfaye Sendeku Alemayehu, 29, placed third with a time of 36 minutes and four seconds, Taft said.

One the women's side, Burundi athlete Diane Nukuri-Johnson, 28, finished first, running the course in 40 minutes and 12 seconds.

Adrienne Herzog, 27, of the Netherlands came in second with a time of 40 minutes and 42 seconds, and American Chelsea Reilly, 24, placed third at 40 minutes and 56 seconds.

Powerball Ticket Sold In San Jose Worth $2.3 Million

A Powerball ticket bought in San Jose that matched five numbers in Saturday's draw but missed the Powerball number is worth $2.3 million, California Lottery officials said Sunday.

The ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven at 2440 Almaden Expressway. A second ticket with the same matching numbers was sold in Taft, in Kern County, also at a 7-Eleven.

One ticket sold in Florida hit the jackpot, valued at an estimated $590.5 million.

The jackpot is a record for a Powerball game, and ticket sales were high. A total of 769,585 tickets sold in California won a prize.

Alvarado Boulevard In Fremont Reopened, Power Restored After Crash Into Power Pole

Alvarado Boulevard in Fremont has reopened and most customers have had their power restored after a crash Sunday afternoon that knocked over a power pole, according to police and utility officials.

Alvarado Boulevard has reopened between U.S. Interstate Highway 880 and Falcon Drive, Fremont police said shortly before 5 p.m.

Around the same time, Pacific Gas and Electric indicated that all but three of the 3,440 customers who lost power this afternoon in the Fremont and Union City areas due to the crash have had their power restored.

The crash on Alvarado Boulevard sheared off a power pole at Lowry Road around 1:55 p.m., causing live wires to come down on the roadway, PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.

Emergency responders blocked Alvarado Boulevard after the crash while at least one occupant in the vehicle was extracted, according to Fremont police.

The collision caused major traffic delays in the area.

Wrong-Way Driving Resulted In Fatal Crash On NB I-680 In Fairfield

A fatal crash in Fairfield closed all lanes on northbound Interstate Highway 680 near Marshview Road Sunday night, causing major traffic backups, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash, reported shortly after 8 p.m., appears to have been caused by a wrong-way driver traveling south in the northbound lanes, according to initial CHP reports.

Two People Killed, One Injured In Two Shootings In Oakland Sunday

Oakland police are investigating two fatal shootings that took place Sunday.

The first shooting occurred shortly after 4:30 a.m. on the 1400 block of 92nd Avenue, according to Officer Kevin McDonald.

Two people were shot, and one was declared dead at the scene. The other is in stable condition, McDonald said.

The second occurred on the 2900 block of West Street around 6:20 p.m. One male victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

No suspect information was available for either incident.

San Jose Man Killed In Solo Crash Saturday Afternoon In Campbell

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a crash on southbound state Highway 17 in Campbell that left a San Jose man dead Saturday afternoon.

The crash was reported at about 4:20 p.m. on southbound Highway 17, at the Camden Avenue-San Tomas Expressway off-ramp, the CHP said.

A preliminary investigation determined that a 40-year-old San Jose man lost control of his maroon 1996 Nissan Maxima and went down an embankment and overturned, according to the CHP.

The car came to rest on its roof in the fast lane of the Camden Avenue-San Tomas Expressway off-ramp, the CHP said.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash, and witnesses reported him driving recklessly prior to losing control of the car, the CHP said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, the CHP said.

It is unknown if drug or alcohol impairment was a factor in the crash, according to the CHP.

The two left lanes of the off-ramp were closed for about two hours during the CHP investigation.

Palo Alto Police Increasing Patrols Downtown After Attempted Armed Robbery

Police in East Palo Alto are investigating a shooting that hospitalized a juvenile male Saturday night, police said Sunday.

Officers responded to the 2500 block of Farrington Avenue when they were notified of shots fired by ShotSpotter at about 9:28 p.m., police said.

When officers arrived, they were unable to locate a gunshot victim, but were later informed that a 17-year-old male, of East Palo Alto, checked into an area hospital, police said.

The victim suffered two gunshot wounds to the foot, police said. He was treated for his injuries and is in stable condition, according to police.

Investigators determined that the victim was standing in a driveway in the 2500 block of Farrington Avenue talking with friends when a dark colored car approached and opened fire, police said.

Suspect information was not immediately available.

Five-Year-Old Child Injured In Fall From Second-Floor Window In Sunset District

A five-year-old child was hospitalized after falling out of a window in San Francisco's Sunset District Sunday morning, a fire department dispatcher said.

Firefighters responded to reports of an injured child at a home in the 3800 block of 38th Avenue at about 11 a.m., according to the San Francisco Fire Department.

The child suffered head trauma falling from a second-floor window and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, the dispatcher said.

The victim was expected to survive, he said.

San Leandro Motorcyclist Killed In Saturday Evening Crash

A motorcycle rider was killed in a crash in San Leandro on Saturday, police said.

Officers responded to reports of a crash involving a motorcycle and vehicle near the intersection of East 14th Street and 143rd Avenue at about 5:20 p.m., according to San Leandro police.

The motorcyclist, who was later identified as San Leandro resident Matthew Mitchell, was taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle suffered injuries that were not expected to be life threatening, police said.

The crash remains under investigation by San Leandro police.

San Francisco Bay Area Weather Report

Sunny skies are likely in the Bay Area this morning. Highs are expected to be in the 60s to 70s, with westerly winds up to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Clear skies are likely this evening, with patchy fog after midnight. Lows are likely to be in the lower 50s, with westerly winds up to 20 mph.

Mostly cloudy skies, with patchy fog, are expected Tuesday morning. Highs are expected to be in the upper 50s to mid 60s, with westerly winds up to 20 mph.

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