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Pittsburg is a city located in north central Contra Costa County, California. It was founded in 1839 and went through a series of names before citizens voted on "Pittsburg" on February 11th, 1911, in honor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The original townsite fronts on the Sacramento River Delta,... (More Info and Source) Pittsburg Real Estate

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Bay Area mariners, beachgoers, surfers advised to be aware of high surf this weekend

Mariners, surfers and beachgoers in the Bay Area are advised by the U.S. Coast Guard to use caution as high surf is expected to pass through Northern California Saturday and Sunday.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a high-surf warning for the California coastline today from Sonoma County in the north to Monterey County in the south.

The high-surf warning also means that there is an increased risk for rip currents and sneaker waves on west and northwest facing beaches, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Mariners are advised to stay informed and abreast of changing weather conditions by monitoring storms through local radio, television and via the Internet, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Mariners should remember to always wear life jackets while on the water and have a working VHF marine radio aboard their vessel.

The U.S. Coast Guard is reminding mariners to file a float plan with friends, family members and local marinas before heading out on the water. The list should include the number of passengers aboard the vessel, the vessel's destination, a description of the vessel, and an expected time of return.

The U.S. Coast Guard is urging all mariners to ensure that their vessels have marine flares onboard and to check that bilge pumps are operational and that vessels are secure enough to endure heavy winds and rain.

Mariners are encouraged to check NOAA's website at for both current and predicted weather and water conditions. Additional boating safety information is available to the public at

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:33:46 -0700

Officer released from hospital following crash with fleeing robbery suspects

A police officer has been released from the hospital after suffering injuries in a crash with a vehicle driven by armed robbery suspects in San Francisco's Richmond district Saturday, a police spokeswoman said.

Officers responded around 6:45 a.m. to a report of a robbery in the 3400 block of Balboa Street in which a suspect allegedly fired a gunshot, San Francisco police Officer Danielle Newman said.

An officer in a patrol car spotted the suspects' vehicle at the intersection of Cabrillo Street and 28th Avenue about 10 minutes later and pursued the suspects.

The chase ended a short time later when the suspect vehicle and the officer's car collided at Lincoln Way and 20th Avenue, Newman said.

Both occupants of the suspect vehicle were arrested.

The officer involved in the crash was taken to a hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening and released later Saturday, the spokeswoman said.

The passenger and the driver of the suspect vehicle were transported to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening and were both later released from the hospital and taken into custody, Newman said.

The driver of the fleeing vehicle has been identified as Kenneth Perry, 48, and the passenger has been identified as Joseph Depaoli, 37, both of San Francisco, according to Newman.

Perry was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, two counts of aggravated assault, felony evading and reckless driving, resisting arrest and for probation violation, Newman said. 

Depaoli was arrested for being a felon in possession of ammunition and for probation violation.

The robbery and crash remains under investigation, Newman said.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:31:20 -0700

Sighting of missing man renews hope to find him

A sighting of a man who went missing in San Francisco last year has prompted a renewed search for him on Saturday.

Crishtian Hughes of San Diego disappeared in February 2013 while visiting a friend on Capitol Avenue in the city. It has been 14 months of absolute silence for his family until now.

Hughes’ aunt, Chelsea Denton, said a credible tip came in on his whereabouts two days ago.

“There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about him,” Denton said. “It’s good. I hope we find him.”

Denton said a woman reported seeing a man resembling Hughes wearing pajamas and black shoes in the Haight District on Thursday. Family friends and strangers gathered at the corner of Haight Street and Shrader Street on Saturday to pass out flyers.

Dan Crites wasted no time spreading the word about the potential sighting.

“I knew Crishtian when he was a baby so I’m just doing what I can as a friend and a local,” Crites said.

The flyers were posted in windows of businesses and handed out to people. One flyer contained photographs ofHughes, while another showcased the photo of him and four other men who went missing over the past three years. The group of missing men has come to be known as the “California 5.”

“If we’re having people look, we might as well look for everyone,” Denton said.

Denton said her family would never give up searching for Hughes until he is found.

“You’re always going to hope and pray that he’s alive and for my family he is alive,” she added. “He’s not dead. He’s alive. He’s out there.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the family’s tip line at (858) 212-7503 or contact the family through the Help Find Crishtian Hughes Facebook Page.

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:17:30 -0700

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