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Hurricane Watch issued for parts of Hawaii as ‘Lane’ approaches

HONOLULU — The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane watch for parts of Hawaii. Senior Honolulu forecaster Tom Birchard says the watch for Hurricane Lane has been issued for the island of Hawaii and Maui County, which includes the island of Maui and other smaller islands. Hurricane conditions could reach those areas within 48 hours. He says it’s possible Oahu and Kaui might eventually be included in a watch. The hurricane is category 4 with winds to 150 mph (241 [...]

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Suspected Santa Cruz County shooter had a hit list, according to court documents

SANTA CRUZ – The man accused of shooting his Aptos neighbor, spurring a 17-hour standoff, was suicidal and previously had a list of peace officers he wanted to kill, according to a request to deny bail. Ralph Millar, who is 56 and has a birthday Wednesday, faces two charges of attempted murder, shooting an inhabited dwelling and burglary – all felonies, according to court documents. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign [...]

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South Bay redevelopment plans could force over 59 families from homes

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (KGO) — Redevelopment plans in Mountain View could soon force more than 59 families from their Mountain View apartment homes. The move could happen in just a few months, as a final decision is expected by the city in December. On Monday, neighbors living at 2301 Rock Street told ABC7 News they’re hoping luck is on their side. RELATED: Median East Palo Alto home prices reach $1M In a move of desperation, a group of neighbors had plans to [...]

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Oakland not liable for San Pablo Avenue fire

In a major legal victory for Oakland, a judge has ruled the city is protected from liability in a civil lawsuit over the deadly San Pablo Avenue halfway house blaze, in which four people died. Alameda Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman in a decision last month agreed with Oakland’s argument that the city and its workers are immune from liability because fire inspectors had visited the building three days before the March 27, 2017 blaze. Despite fire officials knowing of [...]

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AccuWeather forecast for San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Its a grey start to our Monday with areas of dense fog in the North Bay and along the Coast. Clouds will be slow to clear for sunnier skies into the afternoon. Highs will be cooler compared to Sunday in the low 60s to upper 80s. There will be hazy skies and moderate air quality, but no Spare the Air alert has been issued for the region today. Overnight we see our marine layer [...]

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South Koreans enter North to reunite with kin split by war

By KIM TONG-HYUNG and CHANG YONG JUN SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border into North Korea on Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives most haven’t seen since they were separated by the turmoil of the Korean War. The weeklong event at North Korea’s Diamond Mountain resort comes as the rival Koreas boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve a standoff over North Korea’s drive for a nuclear weapons program [...]

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93-year-old ‘Cops’ fan gets playful ‘arrest’ for her birthday

AUGUSTA, Maine — Most people probably don’t want to celebrate their birthday in the back seat of a police cruiser, but a playful “arrest” turned out to be the best gift for one “Cops” superfan. With the help of the Augusta Police Department, Anne M. Dumont arranged for an officer to come out and “gently arrest” her mother Simone on her 93rd birthday in July. “Mom loves to watch the show ‘Cops.’ She goes on about how the police have [...]

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ICE faces questions after California woman’s husband is detained driving her to hospital to give birth

By AMANDA LEE MYERS | The Associated Press A San Bernardino woman said Saturday that she had to drive herself to the hospital and give birth without her husband after he was detained by immigration agents. Maria del Carmen Venegas said she and her husband, Joel Arrona Lara, were driving to the hospital Wednesday when they stopped for gas in San Bernardino. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new [...]

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Richmond BART station reopens after brush fire

RICHMOND, Calif. — The Richmond BART station has reopened after it was closed earlier because of a brush fire. The closure triggered a major delay in the Richmond, Millbrae and Warm Springs directions. AC Transit supplied bus service during the closure.The advisory went out at 2:20 p.m. today. For more stories on BART, visit this page. (Copyright 2018 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, re-transmission or reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. Is prohibited.) Source [...]

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Giants’ Hunter Strickland accepts new role in bullpen

CINCINNATI–For the second straight game, the Giants exhausted their bullpen as manager Bruce Bochy used five pitchers in relief of spot starter Casey Kelly in Friday’s 11-inning loss. Many of those relievers could use a breather Saturday, and there are two reasons they should have a chance to receive one against the Reds. The Giants will send ace Madison Bumgarner to the mound against Cincinnati, but they’ll also welcome back right-hander Hunter Strickland (fractured hand) from the 60-day disabled [...]

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