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  • Showers expected to move into Bay Area

    Rain is forecast to reach San Francisco by Sunday night, providing some relief from a winter that so far has been drier than normal. A cold front moving south to the Bay Area from Seattle should reach San Francisco by about 9 p.m., bringing showers as temperatures stay in the mid-50s, said Drew Peterson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. San Francisco and Oakland are expected to receive between a half-inch to an inch of rain by Monday...

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  • Elderly San Leandro woman struck and killed by car

    An 82-year-old woman died Friday morning after a car hit her on a San Leandro street, authorities said. The woman, identified by the coroner as Youjian Liang, was standing at a bus stop on East 14th Street near Fairmont Drive when she stepped off the curb and was hit by a passing car, according to a statement from the San Leandro Police Department. Officers responded to the scene shortly before 7 a.m. to find Liang with "significant injuries." She was...

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  • Traffic horror story: Man cited after using Chucky Doll for carpool lane

    A couple of villains tried to beat traffic Thursday afternoon, but only one of them was cited for bad behavior. In one for the books, a man got a ticket Thursday evening for driving in the carpool lane of Highway 4 in Concord with a Chucky Doll. The demon doll, popularized in the Child's Play horror film series, was buckled into the front passenger seat of his blue sedan. A California Highway Patrol officer cited him about 4 p.m. at the Solano Way on-ramp,...

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  • ICE targets 6 Bay Area cities in 7-Eleven crackdown

    A nationwide immigration raid targeting 7-Eleven convenience stores included six Bay Area cities, immigration officials announced Wednesday. Napa, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Suisun City, Petaluma and Sebastopol were among the areas inspected by Immigration Customs Enforcement officers "to ensure that businesses are operating with employees who have proper work authorization," according to a statement released by ICE. Agents served notices of inspection to the majority of stores,...

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  • Person, vehicle hit in separate Bay Area train accidents

    A person was struck by an Amtrak train and an unoccupied vehicle was hit by a Caltrain in separate incidents Wednesday morning, train officials said. An Amtrak train traveling from Oakland to Sacramento hit a person around 6:30 a.m. near Powell Street in Emeryville, Amtrak spokeswoman Beth Toll said. The person's condition was not immediately released. Eleven passengers and crew members on the train were uninjured, Toll said, and the train continued on its...

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  • eHarmony to pay out millions in settlement to customers

    The online dating website eHarmony agreed to pay up to $1 million to California customers who may have been unwittingly charged with an automatic subscription fee as part of the settlement in a South Bay-based consumer protection lawsuit, according to Santa Clara County Superior Court officials. The Pasadena-based company settled the suit Monday by paying an additional $1.28 million civil penalty to a handful of California communities. Those communities...

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