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Arsenal soar and Liverpool struggle in the EPL

It's increasingly looking like Arsenal are the real deal in the English Premier... (Author: Gardener)

EPLArsenal's Gabriel Jesus, left, celebrates with Arsenal's Granit Xhaka after scoring his side's second goal of the game during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, October 1, 2022 in London, England. Brighton and Hove Albion's Leandro Trossard, left, celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Saturday October 1, 2022. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates after Roberto Firmino scored his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Saturday October 1, 2022. Chelsea's Conor Gallagher, right, reacts after their victory in the soccer match of the English Premier League against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park Stadium in London, Saturday October 1, 2022. It is increasingly looking as though Arsenal are the real deal in the English Premier League. It also looks like Liverpool don't have what it takes to complete another title challenge. Arsenal opened the season seven wins from eight games with a 3-1 win over Tottenham in the north London derby and ensured Mikel Arteta's side stay at the top for at least another week. Arsenal's only defeat came at Manchester United, but that was only after an encouraging and dominant performance for a long time at Old Trafford. In their current form, it looks within Arsenal's reach to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2017. Finishing in the top four could be the extent of Liverpool's ambitions after a 3-3 home draw The entertaining Brighton side have already shaped the bold style of their new Italian manager Roberto De Zerbi. Leandro Trossard scored twice in the first 17 minutes and completed his hat-trick in the 83rd minute at Anfield after Roberto Firmino's brace sparked Liverpool's comeback. Liverpool, the 2020 champions and dominating Manchester City's biggest league rivals in recent years, are already 11 points behind Arsenal and have won just two of their first seven games. Conor Gallagher scored a 90th-minute goal for Chelsea in a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace, the side the midfielder was on loan with last season. Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka were the goalscorers for Arsenal, who drove to victory at the Emirates Stadium when Tottenham played with 10 men from the 62nd minute. Emerson Royal's red card was for an unnecessary stud fight against Gabriel Martinelli at 2-1. Harry Kane equalized with a penalty for Tottenham, who would have climbed into first place with a win over Arsenal but instead saw their 13-game streak in the league dating back to last season come to an end. City can move to a point behind Arsenal with a win over crosstown rivals Manchester United on Sunday. "It's a really hungry and humble team, believe me," Arteta said. De Zerbi made his mark on Brighton upon arrival as Graham Potter's replacement, at times setting the team in a 3-2-4-1 formation at Anfield and risking possession against one of the best pressing sides in the world. It was a brave trick that surprised Liverpool by scoring instant results from goals from Trossard in the fourth and 17th minutes. Liverpool adjusted to Brighton's style of play and rose to Firmino scoring both sides at half-time before goalkeeper Robert Sanchez missed his shot after a corner that found his own defender Adam Webster. Brighton clinched a point - one even Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp deserved for the visitors' adventurous play - when Virgil van Dijk missed a cross from substitute Kaoru Mitoma and Trossard deflected home a shot at the far post. to improve with possession and improve our position ball speed and it's up to us to decide that," said De Zerbi. "It's really hard to control the game in the Premier League - only Manchester City does that." "And when someone steps on it it's really difficult," he said. Conor Gallagher's late winner was his first goal for Chelsea but it was bittersweet for the England midfielder. "It was in the stars," said Gallagher, who plays in the was one of Palace's best players last season."Unfortunately it came against Palace but I'm dying to score my first goal. Indeed, Gallagher was warmly recommended when he took the field at Selhurst Park in the 76th minute for the first time since loan, but all friendly sentiments were quickly forgotten as he rolled in a brilliant shot from the edge of the box. Gallagher responded to the goal with a muffled celebration. Odsonne Edouard opened Palace on seven minutes and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalized with a clean finish late in the first half. Chelsea are eight points behind Arsenal but have played a game in hand.

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Real Madrid vs Osasuna odds, tips and predictions

Real Madrid (W6, L0, D0) host Osasuna (4-2-0) at the Santiago Bernabéu on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET. Below we preview Tipico Sportsbook's lines around Real Madrid (Author: Gardener)

OsasunaReal Madrid's striker Karim Benzema (9) handles the ball against Juventus in the second half during an international friendly match at the Rose Bowl. Real Madrid (W6, L0, D0) host Osasuna (4-2-0) at the Santiago Bernabéu on Sunday. Below we preview the Tipico Sportsbook lines around the Real Madrid vs Osasuna odds and make our best La Liga bets, tips and predictions. Real Madrid are one of two remaining unbeaten teams and the only team in the league without a draw. Real have scored 17 goals and conceded 6. Their +11 goal difference is not the best in La Liga. Madrid are led by Star F Karim Benzema, who scored the most goals in La Liga last season. As for Osasuna, they did well at home, winning 3 out of 4. They defeated Almería 1-0 in their last away game. Their other away game was a 1-0 loss to Betis. Argentinian F Ezequiel Ávila is the team's top scorer with 3 goals in 6 league games. Osasuna has 4 wins and 2 losses despite only scoring 7 goals which allows 5. Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; For a full list, visit the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Hub. Real Madrid -320 (bet $320 to win $100) | Osasuna +800 (bet $100 to win $800) | Draw +460 2.5 (O: -165 | U: +133) Claim your risk free bet up to $350. Get excited and start betting at Tipico Sportsbook! There is no reason to bet against Real Madrid. Likewise, Osasuna is unlikely to come on the board against an experienced Real defense and a relatively weak offense, so I wouldn't support them to even bring them to a draw either. If there's one thing Osasuna has been good at this season, it's defense. He had 27 of the team's 80 goals last season. Osasuna have only conceded 5 goals this season, and in 2 away games they have only conceded 0.7 expected goals. They've conceded multiple goals in just one game out of six this season. With Osasuna not having a great attack either, it should be an easy game for star GK Thibaut Courtois. In May he was voted the second best goalkeeper in the world by FourFourTwo. Real has conceded just 6 goals this season – one goal per game. They have only conceded 1 goal in 2 home games and have also fallen below that total in 1 of 2 home games. Ultimately, the UNDER value is 2.5 (+133) which is the best value in the match. Check out Pro Soccer Wire: For the American soccer fan, the USA TODAY Sports Media Group site offers a fresh look at the beautiful game. Do you want action in this competition or other soccer games? Bet online legally with a trusted partner: Tipico Sportsbook, SportsbookWire's official sports betting partner in CO and NJ. Bet now! Bet now! If you're looking for more sports betting tips and tricks, access all of our content on SportsbookWire.com and BetFTW, or try our USA TODAY Parlay Calculator. Follow @nathanbeighle_ on Twitter. Follow @SportsbookWire on Twitter and like us on Facebook. New England Patriots vs Green Bay Packers Odds, Tips and Predictions Chicago Bears vs New York Giants Odds, Tips and Predictions

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Five thoughts after a week of NY Rangers training camp

What to think of the top 9 forwards, left-handed defenders' competition, Brennan Othmann's development and more. (Author: Gardener)

a weekWednesday is the first day off for the New York Rangers during this 2022 training camp, which is an ideal time to catch our breath and collect our thoughts. The team has two preseason games to play -- a 4-1 home win over the Islanders on Monday and a 3-2 overtime loss in Boston on Tuesday -- and four more to go, including back-to-back games against the New Jersey Devils Thursday and Friday. More: Preseason takeaways: Brennan Othmann makes the most of his chance There's a long way to go before the regular season opens against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 11, but there's still a long way to go. In terms of some of the decisions team president Chris Drury and head coach Gerard Gallant have in mind, let's review five of my observations and impressions over a week of camp: Gallant has indicated a couple of times that he "has a pretty good idea about it what i like best now" for his forward combinations. He's also said he'll use the first four preseason games to shuffle and match before coming forward with his expected regular-season lines for the last two next week. My guess is that these will look very similar to what we saw in the opening days of camp. That means Sammy Blais on the top line with Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad, Vitali Kravtsov on the second line with Artemi Panarin and Vincent Trocheck, then the kid line of Alexis Lafrenière, Filip Chytil and Kaapo Kakko. This could be a great opportunity for Kravtsov, who has worked hard all summer and said the right things during Saturday's session with the media. He was passive and sloppy with the puck in Monday's preseason opener against the Islanders, but that may have been nervous as he looks for redemption after a turbulent year. The 22-year-old winger was noticeably better against the Bruins on Tuesday and, more importantly, seemed to harmonize with Panarin and Trocheck during scrimmages. Meanwhile, Trocheck was as advertised - winning passes, playing fast, working on the interior - and Panarin looked rejuvenated. He spoke of losing confidence and becoming risk-averse last season, particularly in the playoffs, resulting in "a game that threw the puck over the boards" that was too easy for opponents to defend . He recognizes the "need to be everywhere and do everything" and has played on that boast at camp. The Kid Line also buzzed during scrimmages and looked like a unit still riding high from last year's playoff run. Therefore, the biggest question might revolve around the topline and whether Blais can fill the gap on the right wing. It's a tall order for a player who only played 14 games last season and is less than a year away from ACL surgery. Rangers believe he has enough skills to play in the line-up but the Kreider-Zibanejad-Blais trio weren't very effective in the early days of camp. Blais deserves some time to get back up to speed as the options beyond him are pretty limited. If it doesn't work out, the next step would likely be to disband the Kid Line and bring either Kakko or Lafrenière upstairs. Another possibility Gallant has hinted at is to start games with Blais up front and then swap him out for Barclay Goodrow in defensive situations or when defending a lead. At the moment it feels like the top 9 is going to be a tad short so I would expect parts to move throughout the season. Ultimately, it can come down to finding the right solution at the close of trading to complete the puzzle. Brennan Othmann was the story of the first preseason game in which the 2021 first-round pick made two assists and showed no intimidation on Monday at Madison Square Garden. And while I can understand the excitement surrounding Rangers' best prospects, it remains all but a foregone conclusion that he will return to the OHL before the season begins. The schedule for his arrival is next season, when he will have another year of development and physical maturity. That would also delay his entry-level contract until the end of the 2025-26 season and keep a manageable salary on the books at a time when many other young players are due raises. The Rangers top nine are already expected to have four players aged 23 or under and they are unwilling to add another 19-year-old. I've spoken to several scouts who believe he will end up as a solid center six winger but feel it would be a rash decision to begin his NHL career so soon. Looking ahead, however, it's easy to imagine how he might fit in. If they can figure out how to fit under the salary cap - far from given - you can imagine a lineup for 2023-24 looking something like this: While Othmann's ETA is almost certainly next season, I would also expect that Cuylle and Bobby Trivigno won't make it out of camp into the NHL roster. The logical path for them is to start the year with AHL Hartford and then queue for a call-up if one of their games warrants it. And while I still think it makes the most sense to transport 22 players rather than the 23 max - which Drury said he wouldn't have a problem with - I wonder if they'll be suspicious of someone on the waiver wire to lose. That makes 11 forwards and while some will argue against keeping Reaves, 35, I would be very surprised if that happened. Gallant has previously said he expects to be in the lineup, at least part of the time, stating, "He's an important man for us." That leaves (at least) two spots up for grabs, with the competitions basically coming down to this: you retain a center between Ryan Carpenter and Gustav Rydahl and a winger between Dryden Hunt and Jimmy Vesey. Rydahl is an interesting case because he is 28 years old and has never played in a North American league. Rangers convinced him to come over from Sweden and give it a try and he held his own in the first week of camp. One player told me he was impressed with how fast he was for a guy who is 6ft 3 and weighs over 200lbs. Vesey as a battle for the 13th striker. Gallant has already praised Hunt as someone who excelled during camp, but he said the same about Vesey after scoring and playing a solid all-around game at the Garden on Monday. Hunt feels like a slight favorite after appearing in 76 games for Rangers last season, but Vesey has a history here, too. It would protect their depth rather than risk one of the guys ending up with another team. But with Vesey expected to cost the $750,000 veteran minimum, Rangers would only have $183,500 in available cap space if they kept both, as opposed to $933,500 if they just kept Hunt . Without getting too deep into the weeds, the rough calculation of how much cap space you can accumulate by the close of trading is multiply by four. So if Rangers started the season at $933,500 under the cap and maintain it, they could amass around $4 million in space by the deadline (possibly more with other maneuvers). But if they started the season just $183,500 under the cap and stayed around that number, they would end up amassing well under $1 million. (I should note that if they start at 23, that doesn't mean they can't drop to 22 at any point during the season. The only other real battle for position at camp remains the left-handed defender in the bottom pair. Galant opened with Libor Hájek at this point for the scrimmages but moved Zac Jones there for the preseason opener on Monday I asked the coach for an update on the competition after Tuesday practice, specifically what he thought of Jones playing alongside Braden Schneider situation is that Gallant remains somewhat concerned about the 21-year-old's play in Zone D. He's clearly the best of those fighting for the spot when it comes to carrying and passing the puck, but 5th -foot-10, 175-pounder was sometimes shoved around trying to move guys near the crease and along the boards At the moment a fight is developing between Jones and Hájek, with Matthew Robertson it is still his turn to play against Schneider. That could be a change in the future g preseason games against the Devils - and it feels like the Rangers' time is worth taking a look at. If I have one far too early realization from the first week of camp, it's that many of the key kids on the list seem poised to improve their games. And as I wrote over the summer (and will certainly write again), this is the biggest key to Rangers' success this season. The Kid Line mentioned above is the obvious place to start, as all three show growth on their own. They moved the puck with precision and speed during scrimmages, leading Gallant to note how everyone "has progressed and made big strides compared to last year." He also gushed about their added strength and improved skating, with all three looking like they've massed over the summer. To me, Chytil looks like he's flying, Kakko's left footed shot is becoming a serious weapon (he just needs to use it more), and Lafrenière is making great decisions with the puck. Even though they didn't play together in the pre-season games, I thought everyone did well individually. All three picked up a point and had positive performances, although Lafrenière paid for it when he intercepted a Hunter Skinner shot from the right leg on Tuesday night. (Rangers say he's fine, by the way, but you have to believe he has at least some bruises.) But if I pick one breakthrough youngster for this season, it's K'Andre Miller. It could be argued that he already did that last season, but the 22-year-old defender looks like he's about to find another gear. He's been running around people at camp eating pucks with those big strides and that long reach. And he's pushing up the offensive zone with more confidence than we've ever seen before. We saw that in Monday's game, including a fairly under-scored goal on a feed from Othmann, and we also saw his physicality improve.

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6 ways to deal with office pressure

A few steps to start your Monday and Sunday with a balanced lifestyle. (Author: Gardener)

6Monday is the hardest day of the week, especially if you have a job. In today's hustle and bustle, we don't have enough time to take care of ourselves. But we can't blame our work culture entirely because it's about time management and living a balanced life. A person who doesn't focus on living a balanced life will never get the motivation to do things right and energetically. Here are a few steps to start your Monday the same way you start Sunday. So don't just look forward to Saturday and Sunday. 2. Treat Sunday as a rest day - It's really important to keep a balance between your work and personal life. Keep Sunday to yourself. Go out for some refreshments because that will help you gather all the motivation for Monday. 3. Maintain the Sleep Cycle - Sticking to the same sleep schedule can help you adjust to the transition from your carefree weekends to workdays. Also, maintaining a regular sleep schedule throughout the week can help you feel rested and energized, and it's good for your mood in general. 4. Plan Sunday Night Ahead - Plan your Monday layout right. Set an alarm before bed and avoid sleeping late so you wake up on time and full of energy. Get your metabolism going and start the day with a hearty breakfast. 6. Generate Good Vibes - You can generate good vibes through music and otherwise while getting ready for work, listen to good music to boost your spirit. It calms your mind and keeps you in a happy state.

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Could the Golden State Warriors really be mediocre this season?

INTRODUCTION With the NBA Finals and the draft in the back, the calendar now shifts to freehand when player movement can reach a feverish pace. (Author: Gardener)

the Golden State WarriorsOn Friday, the Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Wizards in Japan. But the bigger Warriors-centric story may have fallen in the US, when ESPN's Kevin Pelton released his "stats-based winning predictions for all 30 teams," which put Golden State in eighth place in the Western Conference with a 41.9 overall win average . Unsurprisingly, the projection hit Warriors Twitter, which was far from impressed (as per the replies on WarriorsWorld). Last season, Golden State finished third in the West despite the extended absences of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. It won the title, beating the Boston Celtics by an average of 11.0 points in each of the last three games of the Finals. He closed his Warriors blurb by saying, "I expect Golden State will surpass that projection and be near the top of the West again." FanDuel has put the Warriors' over-under at 52.5 wins. It gives them the shortest chances of winning the West and the third shortest chances of winning the title. Let's start with the improvements made during much of the Golden State conference. Last season, the Denver Nuggets won 48 games without Jamal Murray. Michael Porter Jr. only played nine games and looked compromised before undergoing back surgery. In 2020-21, a season curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Murray and MPJ combined had 11.5 win shares (although the cruciate ligament tear that cost Murray in 2021-22 limited him to 48 appearances). Add in the additions of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Bruce Brown, and a win total in the low-to-mid 50s feels like an unassuming prediction. The Los Angeles Clippers, who play in the Golden State division, are in a similar situation. Paul George only played 31 games and the Clippers still finished over .500. A. back in the hunt for 50 wins (although Pelton's predictions have her in sixth place with 43.6 wins). The bad mood notwithstanding, the Phoenix Suns are bringing back most of the roster that took first place in the West last season. The Memphis Grizzlies should see internal improvements from a number of key wheels including 23-year-old Ja Morant. And there's a good case for improvement from the Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, and Sacramento Kings. Meanwhile, the Warriors lost Gary Payton II and Otto Porter Jr., who were fourth and sixth on the team in win percentages, with a total of 10.1. Their rumored substitutes, Donte DiVincenzo and JaMychal Green, combined for 3.4 points last season. Thompson and Green are 32 years old and have suffered a number of injuries over the past three or four years. The team endured many missed games from these two in 2021-22, but that's far from a ironclad argument that 2022-23 would be fine without them. The absence of one or both would not only cost Golden State high-end talent, but also strain the depth of the entire roster. An injury to Curry would be even more devastating. And though he's played over 60 regular-season games in each of the last two seasons, history suggests age could be a factor. During the three-point era, players aged 33 (2021-22 for Curry) played an average of 1,244.8 minutes. That mark hardly dips to 1,238.6 in campaigns aged 34, but the bigger point is that Curry already cheated father time by almost 1,000 minutes last season. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Golden State has signaled a significant level of confidence in a young core that includes James Wiseman (who missed last season with a knee injury and was historically poor as a rookie), Moses Moody (below reserve level as a rookie in 2021 -22) and Jonathan Kuminga (who probably has the biggest advantage of the three). The aforementioned Payton and Porter departures, along with the losses of Nemanja Bjelica and Juan Toscano-Anderson, mean the young core will need to play and be effective if the Warriors remain in the title hunt. Jordan Poole, breaking through averaging 18.5 points, 4.0 assists and 2.8 threes and a league-leading 92.5 free-throw percentage, is the track record the organization can boast of on this front, but his rise doesn't guarantee the same for Wiseman, Moody or Kuminga. All of that aside, barring some kind of catastrophe, it's really hard to imagine the defending champions Warriors having to fight their way into the play-in tournament. The West is deep (as usual), the Golden State core is aging and reserves will likely have growing pains, but much of this could have been said by 2021-22. The Warriors still have Curry, perhaps the greatest offensive player of all time and the face of that era. And his recent injuries, including one that cost him all but five games of 2019-20, have been generally accidental. We're not dealing with a situation like he experienced earlier in his career when there was a pattern of problems with his ankles. The Warriors also have a generational shooter in Thompson, who had the offseason to tap the gridiron after injuries cost him two and a half years. And Green remains one of the game's best and most unique point forwards and defensive anchors. Like Pelton, everyone should be pretty confident that Golden State will outperform the model that the Warriors trended this week. As he noted, forecasts for the past two seasons have been low. First, perfect predictions about a player's future are impossible. Some numbers might be poor indicators for Wiseman, Moody, and Kuminga, but their individual determination, good coaching (and development), and raw talent can erase these. More importantly, Curry, Thompson, Green and Andre Iguodala have made it to the top of the mountain four times. You could see that it mattered when the inexperienced Celtics took a 2-1 lead in the final. Computers and stats can't fully explain the steely nerves that helped the Warriors deliver three straight games. And those same qualities should take this team out of play-in range.

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News summary on Sunday morning

Caltrans plans to close Posey and Webster tubes (State Route 61) overnight... (Author: Gardener)

SundayCaltrans plans to close the Posey and Webster tubes (State Route 61), which connect the cities of Alameda and Oakland, in October for paving. The tubes remain open during the day. Closures are on weekdays, and tubes are open Saturday and Sunday evenings. The Webster Tube closes overnight on October 4th, 5th, 6th, 13th and 14th. That evening, the Webster Tube closes at 11:59 p.m. and open again the next morning at 7am. The Posey Tube will be closed overnight on October 7th, 10th, 11th and 12th. The tube closes at 10 p.m. and open at 5am the next morning except Friday 7th October. The subway closes at 10pm. and open at 5am the next morning except Friday 7th October. That night, the Posey Tube closes at 11:59 p.m. and open again the next morning at 7am. Detour Information: From Oakland (Webster Tube): Southbound traffic travels south on I-880, exit 23rd Avenue and turn right onto Dennison Street. Turn left onto Embarcadero. Turn right onto Kennedy Street and stay in the right lane to cross the Oakland Estuary over the Park Street Bridge. From Alameda (Posey Tube): Northbound traffic travels east on Marina Village Parkway. Turn right onto Challenger Drive. Turn left onto Atlantic Avenue. Turn right onto Sherman Street. Turn left onto Buena Vista Avenue. Turn left onto Grand Street. Turn right onto Clement Avenue. Turn left onto Park Street and cross the estuary at the Park Street Bridge. San Jose is collaborating with various agencies on a multi-million dollar project to convert a hotel into a shelter for youth dropping out of foster care. The city approved a nearly $2.8 million grant to fill the funding gap for a $32 million affordable housing project in San Jose. Developer Jamboree Housing Corporation will convert the Pavilion Inn hotel on 4th Street into 39 apartments for people ages 18 to 25 who are exiting the care system. The property is currently used as a hotel. Vallejo police are investigating the Saturday morning shooting of a 21-year-old San Francisco man. At 10:06 a.m., Vallejo Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Valle Vista Avenue. The victim was found at the scene and suffered at least one gunshot wound. Homicide investigators arrived on site and took over the investigation. The Santa Clara Police Department issued a traffic alert for Levi's Stadium and the surrounding area on Tuesday due to the soccer game being played there. The soccer match is between the Mexico men's national team and the Colombia men's national team as part of the MexTour Sendoff Series ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The following applies to Tuesday: At 1.30 p.m. the stadium car parks open; Police received an emergency call and responded at 6:10 p.m. Saturday after a report of a person shot dead. When they arrived they found the victim, a man, on the ground with gunshot wounds to the head and back. Officers carried out life-saving measures, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The park is located on Brann Street between 63rd and 64th Avenues. Berkeley police need the public's help Saturday to locate a missing 5-year-old boy who is considered endangered and his mother. A spokesman for the Berkeley Police Department said Saturday night that Julia Dumitrescu, 42, and her son Azreal were last heard on Thursday. The police are trying to locate her to check on her well-being. Anyone with knowledge of her whereabouts is asked to contact the Berkeley Police Department at (510) 981-5900. A popular sports bar in San Francisco's Mission District was badly damaged in a fire on Saturday. The Double Play Bar and Grill, a longtime bar at 16th and Bryant Streets steeped in baseball history with its proximity to the former site of old Seals Stadium, burned in the fire. Details of what caused the fire weren't immediately available, but the city's firefighter union, San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798, also wrote about the blaze on social media Saturday morning. The National Weather Service's forecast for Sunday for the San Francisco Bay Area calls for sunny skies and warmer temperatures with highs in the 60s and 70s along the coast to the 80s around the bay and the 90s inland. Sunday morning overnight lows will be in the 50s and low 60s. Copyright © 2022 Bay City News, Inc. Republication, retransmission, or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. Bay City News is a 24/7 news service covering the greater Bay Area. Copyright © 2022 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, redistribution, or other reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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A study suggests an earthquake could rock Orange County's future

The TimesOC newsletter brings you the latest on Orange County from Orange County. (Author: Gardener)

Orange County'sIt's Wednesday September. I'm Carol Cormaci, bringing you today's TimesOC newsletter with the latest round of news and events. A. The Times headlined the other day, wondering, like me, if we're all doomed to be devoured by Mother Earth at any moment: "Mistakes Along L.A., O.C. Coastline could trigger giant San Andreas-magnitude earthquake, study shows.” I've lived a little too close to a few large shakers in my life (one was a 6.1 magnitude and the other a 6.7 magnitude ), but so far I've lived to tell the story. However, according to this report by one of our colleagues, Salvador Hernandez, none of them matched potential experts on a seismic event along the Palos Verdes fault zone. "Scientists have found that the fault could produce an earthquake of magnitude comparable to the San Andreas Fault," Hernandez writes. "Previous estimates said the fault zone could generate an earthquake up to a magnitude of 7.4, but the new study shows it could generate an earthquake up to a magnitude of 7.8." Like the fault's name suggests it runs deep beneath L.A. County's Palos Verdes Peninsula, but "it's a system of interconnected, closely spaced planar fractures that extend from Santa Monica Bay to the waters off Dana Point," reports Hernandez. This brings the specter of significant damage a little closer, at least for those living in coastal Orange County. "Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson said a magnitude 7.8 quake on the Palos Verdes fault would devastate southern California," writes Hernandez. This isn't to deter anyone from taking this news to heart and making sure their Earthquake Supply Kit is up to date, but I think it's safe not to panic. At least not over this particular fault zone. Still. Hauksson, whom Hernandez calls one of the region's most respected experts on the subject, said a potentially massive tremor along this fault zone is unlikely in our lifetime. "It would be pretty devastating, but it's pretty unlikely," Hauksson told Hernandez. "It's not a very active bug." -- Tropical Storm Kay last month brought rain and high surf to coastal areas of Orange County, moving the sand and laying the railroad in San Clemente, according to this story from L.A. Times reporter Grace Toohey. The immediate result was the short-term delay of some Metrolink services along the route. 9 displacement action was reported, Metrolink added 1,600 tons of boulders between the railroad lines and the ocean, Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson told Toohey. - The Huntington Beach Police Department replaced its aging air fleet with the purchase of brand new helicopters, which it will receive starting in November, less than a year after a department plane crashed in Newport Beach, killing one officer and seriously injuring another. The three MD-530F helicopters ordered cost a total of $7.3 million. - Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed legislation authorizing the state to investigate a proposed veterans' cemetery in Anaheim Hills, according to a report by the City News Service. Rep. Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), who sponsored a bill that was merged with a bill by Sen. Tom Umberg (D-Santa Ana), welcomed the move along with Nick Berardino, president of the Veterans Alliance of Orange County. - Two Orange County women, Michelle Estey of Newport Beach and Melanie Belger of Mission Viejo, face charges after they were both arrested Friday in connection with the U's violation. - Costa Mesa police are investigating a fatal accident that took place Friday morning near the intersection of Newport Boulevard and 17th Street, where a vehicle crashed into a drainage ditch and burst into flames. The deceased motorist, identified this week as 70-year-old Deborah Jean Holmes, was alone in her SUV at the time of the accident. - A 25-year-old self-proclaimed "incel" -- involuntarily celibate -- who has been charged with hate crimes after he allegedly posted a video of himself sexually harassing and pepper-spraying women in Costa Mesa, appeared Monday for the first time Times in court after being arrested five years earlier. Johnny Deven Young, arrested in San Mateo County, was being held in Orange County's Theo Lacy Jail on $500,000 bail. His last known place of residence is Las Vegas. — A gift shop is, perhaps unsurprisingly, one element of the new Orange County Museum of Art, which will open its doors to the public next month. The store, which according to this story by my colleague Sarah Mosqueda goes by the name "The Mind," will foster a connection between OCMA and its neighbor South Coast Plaza. A Times Photos. - Madison and Luke Rhoades, owners of Cross Roads Escape Games in Anaheim, have unveiled their latest creation, Weeping Witch. This hour-long game for three to eight players (ages 14 and up) features flashing lights, scented mist, scared jumps, and loud noises. Mosqueda gives the full rundown of this deal and its new game offering in a feature story to be released this week. - Huntington Beach resident Don Ramsey, 70, a man who his daughter says is "afraid of heights," bravely jumped the U out of a plane at 13,000 feet. He took part in the jump to draw attention to the upcoming Pacific Air Show. - The Hana Field Pumpkin Patch in Costa Mesa opened for the season Saturday. This story has all the details. – Kanoa Igarashi, a native of Huntington Beach and two-time winner of the U.S. Open of Surfing, won the men's gold medal at the International Surfing Assn on Saturday. World Surfing Games. Igarashi surfed for Team Japan and also helped the Team Japan men win the team trophy, meaning Japan has at least earned a spot for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics A restraining order, Los Alamitos High School Junior T.A. Cunningham, who was transferred from Georgia, received a hardship waiver from the CIF Southern Section and was cleared to play Newport Harbor High this Friday night. - Local high school cross-country teams had an opportunity Saturday to demonstrate their depth of program in the class-level races offered at the Sunny Hills Wayne Walker Invitational in Fullerton. - The Costa Mesa-based non-profit Project Independence invites everyone to run, walk or roll at its 13th annual Walk for Independence, taking place this Saturday, October 1 at 8 a.m. at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa to support the launch of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Funds raised through the walk will help fund the organization's independent living, supported employment and day programs, which support more than 600 adults with developmental disabilities. To register to attend the event, visit proindependence.org. A store-wide fall book sale is also scheduled for this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Donald Dungan Library, hosted by Friends of the Libraries Bookstore. All books are discounted and buyers can peruse a table offering four-for-one titles. The library is located at 1855 Park Ave., Costa Mesa. If you have a memory or story about Orange County, I'd love to read it and share it in this space. Please try to limit your submission to 100 words or less and include your name and current city of residence. I would appreciate your help to make this newsletter the best it can be. Please send message tips, your memory of life in O.

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Winners, grades, reactions and highlights from September 28th

Jon Moxley and Chris Jericho made history at the Dynamite Grand Slam in Queens, winning the AEW World Championship and the Ring of Honor World Championship respectively. She... (Author: Gardener)

September 28thJon Moxley and Chris Jericho made history at the Dynamite Grand Slam in Queens, winning the AEW World Championship and the Ring of Honor World Championship respectively. Moxley faced well-known opponent Juice Robinson of New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Bullet Club in a championship eliminator match. A title defense for Jericho against former ROH champion and international sensation Bandido. Who emerged victorious from those two big matches and how did it change the immediate future of AEW? Find out with this recap of the September 28 broadcast. Ring of Honor World Championship Match: Bandido vs. Chris Jericho (c) Following Chris Jericho's first Ring of Honor World Championship win at the Dynamite Grand Slam a week ago, the Jericho Appreciation Society kicked off the broadcast with a special in-ring celebration. Angelo Parker, Matt Menard, Sammy Guevara, Tay Melo, Daniel Garcia and Anna Jay-AS joined The Ocho (named after his eight world titles) for the segment and was joined by Luigi Primo, who pulled heat for his claim that the best pizza in New York is made. Daniel Garcia broke up the celebration and began to say something he had been trying to get off his chest, but Jericho silenced him and warned him to think twice. Bryan Danielson paused negotiations and after some back and forth, Garcia stood up for himself again and urged Jericho to team up with Guevara to meet him and Danielson for the opener. That was not good. It was unfocused, all over the place, and contained a challenge for a match, although a quarter of that match was already booked for a title defense later in the show. Danielson described himself as the "heart of professional wrestling". That's not a bad nickname by any means, but it probably could have been more effective for a Garcia, or someone without a hard-hitting moniker like "American Dragon." The product of the underperforming opening promo, the match between Danielson and Menard took place mostly during the commercial break, with Daddy Magic surprisingly controlling the pacing and dominating the action. The American Dragon hit back and seemed poised to roll after a babyface comeback, but a DDT by Parker on the arena floor allowed Menard to regain control. Timely arrival from Claudio Castagnoli, a Busaiku knee and the LeBell lock gave Danielson the win from behind. There's a lot to be said for presenting talent as believable, but there's really no reason Menard controlled as much of this match as he did. Danielson is the best wrestler alive, recognized as such by a large segment of the AEW audience, and letting him fight Menard even before Parker got involved was certainly a decision. The wrong, but still a decision. It was also interesting to see Castagnoli execute counter-interference instead of avenging his tainted loss to Jericho a week ago in the ring ahead of the scheduled MJF promo and wasting little time calling out the scarf-wearing salt of the earth. MJF responded and the would-be rivals went back and forth verbally, not saying much of note, but intensifying a rivalry that has been announced as the winner of the Casino Ladder Match and will culminate on next week's episode of Dynamite. The Gunn Club stood by MJF and prevented any sort of brawl between him and Yuta as the segment came to an uneventful conclusion. Yuta showed good passion on the mic, but MJF destroyed him verbally. There was very little about the exchange that gave home viewers reason to believe the babyface has a chance of hitting heel next week, even with the crowd-friendly Philly lines. The match will likely be very good, but that was only fair just OK and a reminder that MJF is light years ahead of young Yuta as a speaker and main event presence. Or the lack of it. "Oh he hit the Phillies line!" said Yuta after predicting that his opponent would go the route of cheap heat. "If you don't want to fight me... I'll leave you in a pool of blood on Broad Street, which happens in Philadelphia and tonight is no exception," Yuta warned. "I'll be in seedy Washington, D.C. next week. fight you," MJF said, refusing to give Philly the match it wanted to remind the world that he had previously defeated the Death Rider in a high profile match. He did this by jumping the AEW World Champion in front of the bell, banging his head on the guard rail in the process. Every time Moxley launched an offensive, Robinson cut him down. Moxley fought his way out of his opponent's grip, knocking him down, stomping on his face and using an armbreaker for the submission win. Hangman Page interrupted the post-game celebration, MJF teased him as he squandered his title shot in Cincinnati, and Yuta attacked him in his skybox until security dragged him away. Yuta's reveal was really well done, and the brawl with MJF made up for the mistake -hum promo segment from moments before. It was the heated babyface slapping that needed to happen to build Yuta up and give him some legitimacy ahead of a showdown with MJF. The match that preceded it wasn't that great. Jay Lethal for Rampage on Friday. Moxley escaped a Fireman's carry and delivered a Regal knee in an ode to William Regal, Blackpool Combat Club mentor and teammate. For everything that was wrong with the previous promo segment, the reveal of Yuta Behind and MJF here and there as The Further Attack was well done. Justin Roberts introduced Saraya to Philly fans a week after her headline-grabbing debut at Arthur Ashe Stadium. AEW Women's Champion Toni Storm, Willow Nightingale, Madison Rayne, Skye Blue and Athena responded. Baker talked trash and claimed a conspiracy after another broken nose, only to have fans burst into chanting for Hayter. The segment mercifully ended with Saraya announcing that the match planned between Storm and Deeb would now be a Lumberjack match. This was the worst promotional segment on a show filled with three bad ones. Directionless, with no real rhyme, reason, or conclusion, it was far from effective as one could imagine. The randomness of the lumberjack match also felt far too much like a booking call from Vince McMahon, which is ironic since Saraya mentioned that she was grateful she had a boss who would actually listen to her for once. "So you guys missed me?" Saraya said in response to the chants, "Welcome back!" "This lady is finally being used to her full potential," Saraya said of Storm. "Look at what we have here: a shiny new toy. Until you earn a little respect, you're just a catchphrase here," Baker said to Saraya. "In fact, I put my neck on the line for All Elite Wrestling, and unlike you, mine can handle it," the good doctor said in another emphatic line. Storm found himself on the defensive early and often, including during the commercial break when the professor processed her with a focused offense. At ringside, Nightingale and Hayter fought with the former chasing the latter up the ramp. Eventually, while the other Babyfaces kept Baker and company at bay, attention returned to the action in the square circle, where Deeb showed her skills by surviving Storm's finisher and staying in the fight. At least for a moment, as Storm put the challenger away with an avalanche ram for the successful title defense. The match was good, yes, but there was still a lot of time and attention given to the women around the ring rather than those in it. That doesn't add anything to Storm or Deeb, but was a microcosm of the entire show as it was unfocused given the competitors involved despite a huge potential for something great. Ultimately, there was no reason for this to be a specialty match, nor was there any reason for the other women to get involved. It was just an excuse to get her on TV and establish Saraya as the new, well, whatever she will be for the women's division as it was never announced if she would wrestle or not. Storm Victory was the right decision, and Deeb still looked great as she survived the champion's finisher, losing only after a devastating piledriver. Still, it sounded hollow considering the questionable booking around him. Deeb exited Storm Zero in a moment that felt unnecessary as the target followed just moments later. "Absolute" Ricky Starks tried to build momentum following his win over Powerhouse Hobbs at Friday's Rampage Grand Slam when he fought former Ring of Honor competitor Eli Isom. He did so in short order, defeating his opponent with a spear, followed by Rochambeau. That felt more like filler than anything other than a spotlight for Starks. It was miserably underused, but defeating Hobbs felt like a turning point. While this one didn't have much to offer with Isom, he still brought Starks on TV and in front of AEW fans on The A-Show, something he deserved more for than he received. This was a step in the right direction. Now it's up to Tony Khan and co. to ensure that the young competitor can fulfill his breakthrough potential. Kudos to Excalibur for including ROH in this promotion and reminding the audience of Isom's story with this promotion. Former Ring of Honor champion Bandido challenged Jericho in Wednesday's main event for the promotion's world title, looking to wrest the championship from him and restore respect and prestige to the gold in the form of a picture-perfect frog splatter. Bandido responded with a moonsault fallaway slam for a near fall that eventually left Philly fans in the dust. The desperate champion widened his eyes, turned the mask around to blind the challenger, and donned the liontamer. Jericho tapped him to win, much to the fans' dismay. This was by far the best thing on the show, and it wasn't remotely close. Jericho continued to spit in the face of ROH by dishonorably cheating to retain his title, then backed off after the match with a cheap low blow and Judas Effect to ring announcer Bobby Cruise. This ultimately leads to Daniel Garcia dethroning the name of the promotion and the continuation of this brand. While there are many questions about the idea of ​​Jericho denouncing ROH in the hopes that fans will eventually care enough for Garcia's win to have the desired effect, this is the highest level of publicity of this particular title in years. For better or for worse. Jericho mockingly gave Bandido a secret handshake, showing little respect for the former champion in a rather humorous moment. Standing on the top rope, Jericho looked down at his opponent, who was poised to counter him and yet jumped straight into a superkick. Blood red painted the challenger's white mask when the commentary team questioned if he might have a broken nose underneath.

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Rating Jones in response, the Packers' plan, and more

Phil Perry's latest mailbag addresses your questions about Mac Jones as the long-term answer in New England, Brian Hoyer's leash as a starter, the plan against the Packers and more. (Author: Gardener)

PackersOur Patriots insider Phil Perry answers your questions in his mailbag each week. Good question Matthew. My personal opinion of Mac Jones - based on everything I've seen of his game, everything I've heard from people within the organization, and everything I've been told by NFL people who have rated his game - is really wrong not changed. On offense last year, with a veteran quarterbacks coach and coordinator (Josh McDaniels filled both roles), he was one of the most prolific young quarterbacks in the game. Add receiving talent to the equation, opposing reviewers told me this offseason, and he should only improve. The Patriots added talent to the equation with DeVante Parker and Tyquan Thornton. All were changed for year 2. But I think he's a quality starter under the right circumstances. Circumstances aren't ideal at the moment and it's worth looking at the coaching situation to see how much they're doing to help Jones develop. The Patriots are bottom of the league when it comes to using quarterback-friendly concepts like play-action passes and run-pass option calls. They're last this season in play-action pass percentage (10.8 percent of Jones' throws), though Jones is a top-10 quarterback when it comes to yards-per-attempts at use by Play-Action goes (9.8, 9th), according to Pro Football Focus. RPOs were part of the Week 2 plan - Jones was pushing for those to go on offense in 2022 - but he hasn't thrown an RPO pass yet, according to Pro Football Reference. Patriots Talk: Setback for Mac Jones puts Patriots in precarious position | Listen & Subscribe | Watch the Stab set up Jones and the rest of the offense for opposing blitz packages on YouTube, well worth it too. Last year, the rookie had an 87.6 rating against the Blitz, according to PFF. Jones had an adjusted completion percentage of 73.6 and a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 7-for-4, and absorbed 16 sacks in 196 strobes (8 percent) in 2021. This year, Jones has a 32.3 rating of the last in the NFL the Flash. He has an adjusted completion percentage of 50.0 and a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 0 to 3, absorbing four sacks on 31 streaks faced (13 percent). Looking more closely at how Jones has been protected, he's found himself under pressure, blitzed or not, on at least 30 percent of his dropbacks in each of the last two games. Jones faced that much pressure in six games last season, four of which were out with an injured Trent Brown (who now starts with left tackle). Jones left his week one game in Miami this year with a back injury after suffering a severe blow in a total blitz. Jones left his Week 3 game with the Ravens with an ankle injury that could threaten his availability for Week 4 and beyond. Jones currently ranks last in the NFL in all-time quarterback rating (76.2), thanks in large part to his five league-leading interceptions. But are those sales just the cost of doing business in a crime that has a "different philosophy," as Jones explained when detailing his Week 2 interception in Pittsburgh? Jones is third in the NFL this season in average target depth (10.4 yards) and leads the NFL in yards on deep passes that travel at least 20 yards or more (309 yards). By targeting the team's No. 1 field DeVante Parker - whose role as a deep threat is about as well defined as any wideout in the league - Jones has now been picked off four times. There's a give and take that Jones alluded to earlier this week when I asked him about the emphasis on deep attempts this season. "I think explosive plays are always good," Jones said. "I think a lot of the really good teams in the NFL make explosive plays. Just being able to do that and then hold the ball and have that fine line between the two of them I think is really important.” It wasn't all bad for the Patriots offense. They were efficient on early drives, suggesting that the coaching staff put together effective 'scripts'. They played solid situational football at times - including at the end of Week 2 and the end of the first half of Week 3 - thanks to the coaching staff. Running play has been very good at times, averaging just under 5.0 yards per carry in each of the last two games, thanks in part to the work of offensive line coach Matt Patricia. However, it is questionable whether the personal commitment of the coaching staff supported Jones sufficiently. Patriots tight ends Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry are gone from a production standpoint. And there are moments — whether it's a player at the scrimmage line not understanding a cue or ball safety issues (they're second to bottom in the NFL on giveaways at eight) — when it's clear on this side of the ball lacks attention to detail. Is Jones "QB1" for the foreseeable future? But the situation he's found himself in this year - at least up to this point - hasn't done much to help him set that title in stone. I think Brian Hoyer's leash will be long. Bailey Zappe is smart and is considered a rising young player in the Patriots system. And giving him as much time as possible to get out of western Kentucky would probably be best for his long-term development. Expect lots of runs in Green Bay. It just wouldn't make sense to roll with Brian Hoyer behind center with that kind of plan. That should mean fewer (and lighter) bodies in the box for the Patriots to block when handing over. I think the Patriots have enough in this position. That means he can do whatever the Patriots need in passing downs, and he'll give them a bull from back between tackles on early downs if they want to use him that way. Montgomery will play a role as a versatile chess piece and reliable pass protector on his return. Joe Judge is the quarterbacks coach. He's the one who sits on the bench next to Jones for the vast majority of inter-series conversations. However, there are times when Jones has been frustrated when Judge has given Jones a few moments to calm down. That's something they're trying to iron out here in the preseason earlier in the year. They began work on ball safety drills at the start of practice on Wednesday. In particular, the recipients were those who conducted the ball safety drills. Makes sense after fumbling in the late game between Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne last weekend. The Patriots are still among the leaders in the league despite losing both Stephon Gilmore and JC Jackson in the last calendar year. Bill Belichick's defense has settled into 50 percent man-to-man in three games this year. And for the man, Jones is the No. 2 PFF-rated corner. He's only allowed three catches for 46 yards and he picked up a pass. Myles Bryant was the primary slot option up until this point in the year. Hunter Henry actually runs many routes. Of his total of 123 snapshots, 80 of them (65 percent) resulted in routes he had walked. He only stayed in twice to protect himself. Getting him more involved -- especially in the red zone -- would make a lot of sense for the Patriots to move forward. If not for Marcus Jones, maybe Jabrill Peppers would work as a punt return option. However, it was surprising to see Bryant stick around in the role after his Week 3 muff. He hasn't returned punts since his senior year of high school, so this is relatively new to Bryant. Teams pay attention to what is being said in the media. Scouts use comments throughout the week to look for details on game plans or tendencies. In the end, how important is it really? To me, it looked like Dugger landed awkwardly on his right leg and possibly got caught in the natural grass during the safety game in Pittsburgh. He attempted to break a pass in the second quarter and nearly overextended it, resulting in an awkward-looking landing on his right foot. He was at the workout on Wednesday, but his right leg looked stiff during the stretching portion of the workout, which was revealed to reporters. I think the combination of Rosen, who never blew people away when he had a chance in the league, with the fact that he wasn't seen as a great personality (at Foxboro and elsewhere) meant he didn't had many options.

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Summary of Friday morning news

BART is hosting a festival in Oakland on Saturday to celebrate the 50th birthday of the... (Author: Gardener)

FridayMain stage events, streamed live on BART's social media platforms, include the opening of a time capsule and the production of a new one. BART-Man, the transit system's luchador, will also appear at the birthday party. An air quality advisory was issued for the San Francisco Bay Area for Friday due to wildfire smoke, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. Smoke from wildfires in California and Oregon is expected to affect the Bay Area through Friday, but pollution levels are not expected to exceed the national 24-hour public health standard. The county will closely monitor air quality across the region for smoke impacts from these wildfires. If the smell of smoke is present, air quality officials said Thursday it's important for Bay Area residents to protect their health by avoiding exposure. If temperatures permit, stay indoors with windows and doors closed until the smoke subsides. It is also recommended that those affected by smoke turn their air conditioning and car vent systems to recirculation to prevent outside air from getting inside. Officials said smoke can irritate the eyes and respiratory tract, causing coughing, a sore throat and irritated sinuses. Elderly individuals, children and those with respiratory conditions are particularly vulnerable to elevated levels of air pollution and should take extra precautions to avoid exposure. Police detectives in Watsonville on Thursday arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man. Watsonville Police Department investigators worked all week and were able to identify a 15-year-old boy linked to the fatal shooting. Earlier Thursday, officers tracked down the suspect on Waters Alley between Jefferson Street and Sudden Street, less than a block from the scene of Sunday morning's murder. When officers tried to arrest him, the suspect threw a gun. The suspect has ties to a local gang and is currently facing multiple charges including murder, possession of a firearm, gang extension and violating probation. San Rafael police on Thursday arrested a man suspected of a series of violent altercations. Police said they received "numerous" calls about the suspect, 37-year-old Milton Garcia Colomo, beginning with 911 calls at 9:45 a.m. that reported a man driving a bus in the 3200 block of Kerner Boulevard punched and kicked. As officers moved into the area, more 911 calls came in, reporting the suspect approaching a victim on the 200 block of Windward Way and demanding money. The victim refused to cooperate, saying the suspect pulled a knife. Just before more officers proceeded to Windward Way, the suspect allegedly approached another person and began a physical fight. Local residents pulled the suspect from the victim, police said. Officers arrived and Colomo reportedly fled on foot but was eventually arrested after hiding in a dumpster. Though police are not releasing details of Colomo's arrest, they said they used de-escalation techniques to take him into custody "without incident." SRPD alleges that Colomo is on probation in the county for robbery and vehicle theft. Colomo was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery, making criminal threats, obstructing/resisting a police officer, violating his probation and his pending arrest warrant. A Monterey County Superior Court jury this week found a 42-year-old Salinas man guilty of assaulting a hotel manager in 2021. The jury on Tuesday convicted Jerome Williams, who was staying at the Hotel Salinas, of multiple felonies including assault leading to grievous bodily harm, assault leading to grievous bodily harm and violent opposition to an officer. In August 2021, Williams and his family were staying at the hotel and he had an argument with hotel management the day before the attack, according to Monterey County prosecutors. Prosecutors said Williams told a hotel worker he would attack anyone who knocked on his door and told them to leave by the end of the month. The next day, the hotel manager asked Williams not to threaten his employees. Prosecutors said Williams responded by assaulting the manager, who suffered a concussion, significant bruising and a laceration, requiring him to be taken to a hospital for treatment. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg arrived in San Francisco on Thursday to celebrate the near completion of Muni's decade-long project to extend rail lines from Chinatown to Mission Bay's Chase Center. S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and city transport chiefs at a news conference at Chinatown Station, which was built as part of the city's core subway project. The San Francisco Transportation Department says the station could be operational as early as fall 2022, but hasn't set an official opening date yet. The estimated completion date was originally planned for 2018, but crews have faced myriad delays, including a fire at one of the subway stations earlier this year. The 60-year-old armored truck guard who was wounded after being shot outside Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Leandro died Thursday afternoon, police said. The wounded guard was pronounced dead at 2:15 p.m. Thursday. A spokesman for the San Leandro Police Department said police are still looking for the suspect who shot and killed the security guard near the entrance to the hospital's emergency room. Police have sent their condolences to the security guard's family. The security guard was exiting the east side of the hospital campus at 2500 Merced St. carrying a bag containing an undisclosed amount of cash at approximately 11:42 a.m. when he was shot in the upper back, police say. The suspect then ran away, possibly to a waiting getaway car, police said, and the hospital went into lockdown immediately after the shooting. The security guard had worked for GardaWorld for nearly 40 years, according to police. A man was arrested Thursday morning in San Carlos on suspicion of killing a woman after witnesses urged deputies to report the ongoing attack, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were notified of the attack on Magnolia Avenue and Laurel Street near downtown San Carlos around 11:50 a.m. and found the woman dead. The sheriff's office has not yet released how she was killed. The suspect, who deputies said was known to the victim, returned to the scene shortly after and was arrested on suspicion of killing, according to the sheriff's office. The suspect and victim's names were not released late Thursday afternoon. The National Weather Service's Friday forecast for the San Francisco Bay Area calls for slightly cooler temperatures across the region as the heatwave winds down. Daily highs are in the upper 60's along the coast to the 70's and 80's around the bay and the 90's and low 100's in the inland valley regions. Copyright © 2022 Bay City News, Inc. Republication, retransmission, or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. Bay City News is a 24/7 news service covering the greater Bay Area. Copyright © 2022 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, redistribution, or other reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

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