Electra Fire: Families take shelter at PG&E station as Amador County fire explodes to 1,000 acres

Families enjoying the July 4 holiday along the North Fork of the Mokelumne River had to suddenly take shelter at a PG&E powerhouse in Amador County Monday evening, as the fast-moving Electra Fire in the Sierra foothills near Jackson rapidly grew to 1000 acres with 0-percent containment in just a few hours. Some 70 to 100 people picnicking and swimming along the river were moved by firefighters to a PG&E station along Electra Road for their safety. The station is about five miles southeast of Jackson, a father of two told CBS13 in Sacramento by phone Monday evening. In the interview, the man said families had been at the powerhouse… Read More

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Uncle of Highland Park shooting suspect said he saw ‘no signs of trouble’ in his nephew

Police were deployed after gunfire erupted along a Fourth of July parade route in Chicago’s Highland Park suburb. REUTERS/Max Herman The uncle of the Highland Park shooting suspect said he “saw no signs of trouble” in his nephew.  “If I did see signs, I would have said something,” Paul Crimo said.  Crimo added that he was “deeply sorry for everyone that lost their lives and got injured.” The uncle of the suspect in Monday’s mass shooting at Chicago’s Highland Park said he saw no warning signs in his nephew’s behavior prior to the incident. Paul Crimo spoke to Fox 32 Chicago on Monday about his nephew, 22-year-old Robert Crimo, who… Read More

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A’s starter earns first win since April before season’s largest crowd at Coliseum

OAKLAND – It’s been a while since A’s starting pitcher Cole Irvin walked away a winner. But Irvin was masterful Monday and with the help of an all-too-rare offensive outburst by his teammates, picked up his first victory in over two months. Irvin allowed just four hits over eight innings and Ramón Laureano and Stephen Vogt both hit solo home runs as the A’s earned a 5-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays before a fireworks-fueled crowd of 24,403, their largest attendance figure at the Coliseum this season. Elvis Andrus’ two-RBI double came as part of a three-run first inning as the A’s spoiled Matt Chapman’s return to Oakland at… Read More

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Brush fire in Bay Point fully contained

BAY POINT — A brush fire that broke out Monday evening near Port Chicago Highway and Driftwood Circle was fully contained as of around 7:45 p.m., Contra Costa County Fire officials reported. To battle the blaze, dubbed the Driftwood Fire, Contra Costa firefighters received help from the California Department of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service, Contra Costa fire reported in a tweet. Driftwood Fire in Bay Point is now contained. Con Fire, Federal Fire and Cal Fire responded. pic.twitter.com/ZZKttFZTto — Con Fire PIO (@ContraCostaFire) July 5, 2022 It’s not clear how large the fire grew. Smoke was visible from a distance, but the fire didn’t appear to threaten any… Read More

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Rodríguez’s HR, Raleigh’s 4 RBIs carry Mariners past Padres 8-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Prized rookie Julio Rodríguez hit a monster two-run homer, Cal Raleigh drove in four runs and Chris Flexen pitched the Seattle Mariners past the San Diego Padres 8-2 on Monday. Mariners 8, Padres 2: Box Score CAL CLEARS ‘EM pic.twitter.com/9vnrtaSRPX — Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) July 5, 2022 The Mariners won their third straight and for the sixth time in seven games. The Padres gave their home fans little to cheer about on the holiday afternoon as they lost for the eighth time in 11 games. Flexen (5-8) and three relievers combined to shut down the Padres, who have scored only 10 runs in their last five… Read More

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Oakland: Motorcyclist dies in early morning crash on I-580

OAKLAND — A motorcyclist died early Monday after stopping on Interstate Highway 580 for unknown reasons and being struck by another vehicle, the California Highway Patrol reported. The collision occurred just after 1 a.m. on I-580, just west of the Lake Park Avenue over-crossing, said CHP Officer David Arias. A Dodge pickup headed east on the freeway came upon the motorcycle that had stopped in the second lane without its lights on, Arias said. The Dodge was traveling at freeway speeds and couldn’t avoid hitting the motorcycle, Arias said. The impact threw the motorcyclist into lanes of traffic, and the motorcyclist was hit by an SUV. Information about the motorcyclist’s… Read More

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After latest loss, SF Giants closer to D-backs than Padres in NL West standings

PHOENIX — The Giants’ freefall continued here Monday afternoon in the airplane hangar that doubles as the home of Arizona Diamondbacks. They lost for the 11th time in 14 games and dropped their fifth straight. Once again, it came down to their putrid defense. Facing their old friend Madison Bumgarner for the fourth time since he left for Arizona, San Francisco scored early and forced him out after five innings. But multiple defensive miscues had already put them in a hole that they couldn’t climb out of in a 8-3 loss. Bumgarner, who emerged from the bullpen with an American flag draped over his shoulders, improved to 2-1 against his… Read More

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WNBA star Brittney Griner sends letter to Biden asking for his help to leave a Russian jail: ‘I’m terrified I might be here forever’

Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia since February. Charlie Neibergall/AP WNBA star Brittney Griner wrote a letter to Biden urging him to help get her released from Russia. Griner has been detained since February when she was accused of carrying vapes with hashish oil. “I voted for the first time in 2020 and I voted for you,” she wrote to Biden. “I believe in you.” WNBA star Brittney Griner — who has been held in Russia since February — on Monday made a direct appeal to President Joe Biden for his help to release her and other Americans detained while abroad in a handwritten letter delivered to the White… Read More

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San Francisco property owners banned from parking car on it

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco couple that parked their car for decades on a paved part of their property in front of their home has been banned from doing so unless they want to risk steep fines. KGO-TV reported Monday that city officials sent a letter to Judy and Ed Craine telling them they can’t park on the pavement on their property on a hilly street even though they have for 36 years. With the letter came a notice of a $1,542 fine and the threat of a $250-a-day fee for continued parking on their property. “To all of a sudden to be told you can’t use something… Read More

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