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Security Guard, Kevin Nishita, Shot On The Job In Oakland

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Tags: Home Depot, News, Local, Los Angeles, Ap, Beverly Hills, Oakland, Lapd, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Rose, Los Angeles County, Kevin, Lakewood, Oakland Calif, La Brea Avenue


Security guard for TV news crew killed during Oakland robbery attempt

Kevin Nishita shot dead while protecting Kron-TV crew covering smash-and-grab theft in California cityA security guard died after he was shot while protecting a San Francisco Bay Area TV news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region.“We are devastated by the loss of security guard and our friend, Kevin Nishita,” Kron-TV’s vice-president and general manager, Jim Rose, said in a statement on Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: California, World news, US news, US crime, Oakland, San Francisco Bay Area, KRON, Jim Rose, Kevin Nishita


News Crew Guard Dies After Being Shot in Attempted Robbery

A security guard has died after he was shot while protecting a San Francisco Bay Area television news crew.
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Tesla is pouring in more than $1 billion into its new Gigafactory in Texas, Elon Musk's new home base

Construction site of the Tesla Gigafactory in Austin, Texas.Mike Blake/Reuters Construction for Tesla's new factory in Austin, Texas, began in the summer of last year. Filings with Texas authorities showed the electric vehicle company will spend over $1 billion on the project. The project is expected to create 10,000 jobs. Tesla is pouring in more than $1 billion into its new Gigafactory in Texas that is expected to be completed by the end of this year.Construction filings with the Texas ...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Cars, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Musk, San Francisco Bay Area, Gigafactory


Organized Thieves Hit High-End Bay Area Stores Amid Trend

Groups of thieves ransacked jewelry and high-end clothing stores throughout the San Francisco Bay Area over the weekend, shocking holiday shoppers and prompting concerns about the busy retail season.
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Three arrested after about 80 ransack Nordstrom store near San Francisco

Video shows masked people streaming out of the Walnut Creek store with bags and boxes, jumping into cars and speeding awayAbout 80 people, some wearing ski masks and wielding crow bars, ransacked a Nordstrom department store in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday night, stealing merchandise before fleeing in cars waiting outside, police and witnesses said.Three people were arrested while the majority got away after the large-scale theft Saturday night shocked shoppers at the Nordstrom in Waln...
Tags: Nordstrom, California, San Francisco, US news, US crime, San Francisco Bay Area, Walnut Creek


About 80 Thieves Ransack Department Store Near San Francisco

Authorities and witnesses say about 80 people, some wearing ski masks and wielding crow bars, swarmed a department store in the San Francisco Bay Area, stealing merchandise before fleeing in dozens of cars.
Tags: San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area


Tesla hit with new sexual harassment lawsuit alleging the company operates like a 'frat house'

Associated Press A Tesla factory worker filed a lawsuit against the company on Thursday, alleging sexual harassment. The worker said she was harassed verbally, as well as touched without her permission. Tesla did not respond to a request for comment about the lawsuit A Tesla factory worker alleges in a new lawsuit that female employees at the company face "rampant sexual harassment."Jessica Barraza, a current worker at Tesla's Fremont, California factory, said Elon Musk's company fost...
Tags: Transportation, Post, Elon Musk, News, California, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Lawsuits, Associated Press, Electric Cars, The Washington Post, Coke, Musk, San Francisco Bay Area, FREMONT


It’s Turkey Trot Season Once Again

The post It’s Turkey Trot Season Once Again appeared first on iRunFar. Ever since I began distance running in the late 1980s, one of my favorite annual rituals has been to run a turkey trot on the U.S.’s Thanksgiving Day. This uniquely American tradition of running a race the morning of Thanksgiving has been part of the holiday season for as long as anyone can remember. And, since I’ve moved around a lot in my adult life, I’ve had the opportunity to run turkey trots in a host of different place...
Tags: California, Virginia, Sport, Turkey, Arizona, Running, East Coast, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Phoenix, Piedmont, Charlottesville Virginia, Cape Cod Massachusetts, AJW's Taproom, Turkey Trot, East Bay Hills


Bay Area Electrician Ordered To Pay $481 Million For Scam

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A Bay Area electrician was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday and ordered to pay $481.3 million in restitution for participating in a $1 billion Ponzi schemed that suckered Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., among many others. Joseph W. Bayliss, 46, of Martinez, was an electrician who prosecutors say was hired by Benicia-based DC Solar to pose as a licensed engineer to inspect new mobile solar generator units that were mounted on trailers. The compa...
Tags: Crime, News, California News, Warren Buffett, Nevada, Nascar, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Martinez, Benicia, Bayliss, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Sacramento Calif, Electrician, Las Vegas Raiders, DC Solar


Tucker Carlson claims Kamala Harris is 'not from this country' because she went to school in Canada

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."Screenshot via Fox News Tucker Carlson suggested that Kamala Harris is "not from this country" because she went to school in Canada.  Harris was born in Oakland, California. She moved to Canada for her middle- and high-school years. Carlson has said he briefly attended a boarding school in Switzerland. Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday used a portion of his primetime show to criticize Vice President Kamala Harris, claiming that she...
Tags: Politics, News, California, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Canada, United States, High School, Switzerland, Fox News, Montreal, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area


Elon Musk is close to selling his final California mansion. Take a look at the $100 million real estate portfolio he's been offloading since vowing to 'own no house.'

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images In May 2020, Elon Musk vowed to sell "almost all physical possessions," including his homes. Musk owned at least seven houses worth a combined $100 million, including six mansions in Bel Air. Here's a look at all the homes he's owned and sold, including the final mansion in his portfolio. Elon Musk has built a $279 billion fortune as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX and is currently the richest person in the wo...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Real Estate, Texas, California, Life, La, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Features, Getty Images, Billionaires, Getty


2 Convicted in Oakland Laptop Robbery That Killed Engineer

Two men have been convicted of robbing and killing a San Francisco Bay Area engineer when he tried to retrieve a laptop snatched from him.
Tags: San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland Laptop


22 Mysteries, Thrillers, & Suspense Novels for July

July is a good month for fans of suspense, with the publication of all kinds of genre books from dark psychological thrillers to fun cozy mysteries. The titles listed here are just a handful that caught my attention. I find it hard to resist a good crime novel, and it was difficult to limit this post to just 22. Note that I have read only a few of these books, and most of the short descriptions have been taken from the publishers’ summaries. Audiobook information is provided when available. Tha...
Tags: Audiobooks, Books, England, Hollywood, London, California, Virginia, Algonquin, Maine, Alaska, Tennessee, ALEC, Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Leo, Scotland Yard


East Bay ride to NAHBS 2019

The Concord Wheels Of Steel plans a group ride from Pittsburg, California to the North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2019 in Sacramento this Saturday. They’ll start from Pittsburg / Bay Point BART at 9 AM on Saturday and bike the 68 miles to the Sacramento Convention Center, with estimated 4 PM arrival. The last time NAHBS took place in Sacramento, I watched a guy on a beer-hauling bike arrive with this crew. They’ll have regroups every 10 miles, and lunch regroups at Rio Vista Bridge...
Tags: Facebook, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Sport, Cycling, San Jose, Tahoe, East Bay, Bart, San Francisco Bay Area, Antioch, Sac, Capitol Corridor, Cosumnes River, Sacramento Convention Center, NAHBS


Guess which transit agency has the first contactless bank card fare payment system in California

In which I discuss public transportation because I used it to get around during a big bike event. No transit agency in the technology-heavy San Francisco Bay Area supports tap-and-pay contactless fare payment using bank cards; you have to use the proprietary stored value Clipper Card or their Clipper App. The Los Angeles area has their TAP card — again, a proprietary stored valued card. But which California transit agency allows you to use the chipped bank card you already have in your wallet...
Tags: California, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Cycling, San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey County, Sacramento Regional Transit, Monterey Salinas Transit MST, California Intergrated Transit Project


Brigading Caltrans for safety improvements

The squeaky wheel gets the grease. After community input, Caltrans agrees to safety improvements for Highway 17 drivers, so let’s grab this opportunity to improve the shoulder along California State Route 17 from Bear Creek Road to Alma Bridge Road along Lexington Reservoir. Caltrans responds to petition for Highway 17 safety improvements Caltrans is driven by data, but they also pay attention to online problem reports, especially when they see a spike in reports. I don’t know i...
Tags: Facebook, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Cycling, CalTrans, Silicon Valley, Oakland, Strava, Santa Cruz, San Francisco Bay Area, Sergio, South Bay, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz Mountains, California Transportation Commission


Dick Collins FIRETRAILS 50 MILER Race Review

On October 13, 2012 I ran the Dick Collins Firetrails 50 Miler (I fell off the blogging wagon for a bit so I'm writing this at a later date)... "Firetrails" is an awesome ultramarathon that is run on an out and back course through the East Bay Hills in the San Francisco Bay Area. I live in San Francisco so I woke up at about 5am and sped out to the East Bay to check in and make the 6:30am start [Author: UndefeatedRunning]
Tags: San Francisco, Sport, Races, Running, East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, UndefeatedRunning, Dick Collins, Dick Collins Firetrails, East Bay Hills


The Dot Com Death Run

I've been making it a point to get outta the city and hit the beautiful hilly trails that surround us in the San Francisco Bay Area. This time of year the weather is great, wild flowers are popping and the trails aren't quite so saturated with the summer crowds. Last weekend I embarked on what I have since dubbed "The Dot Com Death Run", a 15 mile run with 4200' of elevation gain and descent [Author: UndefeatedRunning]
Tags: Sport, Personal, Running, San Francisco Bay Area, UndefeatedRunning


Magnolias .. Spring in the Bay Area

Magnolia sighting while strolling a lovely side street north of the Golden Gate Bridge:                                                                                  A sure sign of Springtime  in the San Francisco Bay Area! [Author: Bay Area Tendrils]
Tags: Gardening, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Bay Area Tendrils, San Francisco Destinations


Revisiting the Blue Poppy

Among the most magical of plants, the Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis) is quite the mythic character within our community of avid gardeners. At one time it could be found growing to perfection in the Pacific Northwest at the Berry Botanic Garden, which sadly now, has shuttered its gates. It was in this setting of rare flora that I first came upon a vigorous stand of blue poppiesintermingled with blooms of pink, peach, and red! An unforgettable sight. Be that as it may, I'm currently enj...
Tags: Gardening, Pacific Northwest, San Francisco Bay Area, Bay Area Tendrils, Blue Poppy, Himalayan Blue Poppy Meconopsis, Berry Botanic Garden, Napa Sonoma Wine Country


Luxury cars, vacation homes: solar energy Ponzi scheme defrauded investors of $1bn

A San Francisco Bay Area man was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for an ‘egregious’ racket that even scammed Berkshire HathawayA San Francisco Bay Area man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for running an audacious solar energy Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of $1bn, the biggest criminal fraud scheme in the district’s history.Jeff Carpoff, the 50-year-old owner of the solar energy company DC Solar, was sentenced on Tuesday. His wife, Paulette Carpoff, 47, faces up t...
Tags: California, San Francisco, US news, United States, US crime, San Francisco Bay Area, DC Solar, Jeff Carpoff, Paulette Carpoff, Berkshire HathawayA San Francisco Bay Area


Northern California Man Gets Maximum Prison Sentence For $1B Ponzi Scheme

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a San Francisco Bay Area solar energy company was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison Tuesday for an audacious Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of $1 billion. It’s the biggest criminal fraud scheme in the history of the federal court district that covers inland Northern California, said Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert. Jeff Carpoff, 50, received the maximum penalty after pleading guilty in January 2020 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mo...
Tags: Crime, California, Local, Ap, Fbi, United States, Warren Buffett, Ponzi Scheme, Las Vegas, Nascar, Burt Reynolds, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, Benicia, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Sacramento Calif


San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles – Director

Organization The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (Museum) is the first museum in the United States to focus exclusively on quilts and textiles as an art form and stands proudly in the worlds of both art and craft. The Museum’s mission is to share and celebrate the art and culture of textiles, with a vision to become a world-class museum valuing excellence, accessibility, and a welcoming experience. Now at a critical juncture for strategic growth, the Museum’s board of directors has expa...
Tags: Google, Art, Jobs, California, Museum, United States, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Panama, Stanford University, Mediterranean, San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, San Jose Area, Cantor Arts Center, California Theater


California Man Gets 30 Years in Prison for $1B Ponzi Scheme

The owner of a San Francisco Bay Area solar energy company has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for an audacious Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of $1 billion.
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Toddler Killed on Highway Latest Victim in Shootings Spike

A toddler was killed by a stray bullet on an Oakland freeway while he slept in his car seat, the latest victim of a recent spike in shootings on San Francisco Bay Area highways in the last two years, some of them attributed to gangs.
Tags: Oakland, San Francisco Bay Area


How San Francisco Bay Area Organizations Made It Through COVID

There were 140 funding programs to help… – Vogl Consulting
Tags: Art, Issues, San Francisco Bay Area


Apple Stores to Drop Mask Requirement for Customers in Many U.S. States

Apple will no longer require customers to wear a mask to enter many of its retail stores in the United States, reports Bloomberg. Mask mandates will disappear at several stores starting on Friday due to positive trends in vaccinations and declining COVID-19 cases. More than 100 stores will drop the mask mandate starting Friday, with the policy then expanding to additional stores based on local COVID-19 data. Apple has 270 stores in the United States. Apple shared the new policy with employees...
Tags: Apple, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, Customers, United States, Apple Store, San Francisco Bay Area, Apple Stores, Environment Health and Safety EHS, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Bloomberg Mask, Apple Stores Though Apple


Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas urges cargo ships to 'escape California' backlogs and reroute to his state's '24/7 functioning' ports

Gov. Greg Abbott has pushed for cargo ships to reroute to Texas from California. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Gov. Greg Abbott said cargo ships in California could reroute to Texas ports in less than two weeks. Abbott said Texas could get goods out quicker and cheaper than California, where ports are jammed. Tesla recently announced plans to move its headquarters to Austin, Texas, from California. Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas has urged cargo ships headed to or stuck outside California ports to rerou...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Texas, News, California, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Long Beach, Nevada, Cnbc, Bay Area, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Delay


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott urges cargo ships to 'escape California' backlogs and re-route to his state's '24/7 functioning' ports

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has pushed for cargo ships to re-route from California to Texas. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Gov. Greg Abbott said cargo ships in California can re-route to Texas ports in less than two weeks. Abbott said Texas can get goods out quicker and cheaper than California where ports are jammed. It comes after Tesla recently moved its headquarters from California to Austin, Texas. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has urged cargo ships headed to or stuck outside California ports to re-route ...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Texas, News, California, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Long Beach, Nevada, Cnbc, Bay Area, Southern California, San Francisco Bay Area, Delay