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Man accused of threatening 2 who appeared to be Asian arrested for hate crime

Man accused of threatening 2 who appeared to be Asian arrested for hate crime

BERKELEY, Calif. (KRON) – A man was arrested in connection with a hate crime in Berkeley earlier this month.According to the the two victims were walking in the area of Shattuck Avenue near Addison Street the night of April 8 when they were approached by an unknown man.That man approached the two victims and started following them, threatening to hurt them and “exclaiming that they were of Chinese descent.”The victims were able to go inside a nearby store and call police.Police said the 29-year-old man was easily identified by police because he had been recently arrested in the same general...

April 19, 2021
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Charges dropped against suspect in attack of elderly Asian man in San Francisco

Charges dropped against suspect in attack of elderly Asian man in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has dropped charges against a man who was arrested in connection with last month’s attack on an elderly Asian man in San Francisco.Authorities arrested 20-year-old Dwayne Grayson for the attack on the man who was collecting recyclables in the Bayview district on Feb. 22.Investigators say Grayson recorded the attack and posted the video on social media. It quicklyGrayson is allegedly heard in the video background saying “I hate Asians.”District Attorney Chesa Boudin said he dropped the charges in favor of having Grayson go...

March 3, 2020
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Maddy Middleton’s accused killer pleads guilty to all charges

Maddy Middleton’s accused killer pleads guilty to all charges

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KRON) – The suspect in the murder of 8-year-old Maddy Middleton on Tuesday pleaded guilty to all charges, according to the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office.Adrian “A.J.” Gonzalez – who was 15-years-old at the time of the crime – to charges including sexual assault, kidnapping, murder, rape, and child molestation.Gonzalez, now 21, had been in juvenile court until he turned 18.Due to – a law that bars children 15 or younger from being transferred to adult court – and a Supreme Court ruling that minors under the age of 16 can not be tried in adult criminal...

April 13, 2021
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Charges dropped against suspect in attack of elderly Asian man in San Francisco

Charges dropped against suspect in attack of elderly Asian man in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has dropped charges against a man who was arrested in connection with last month’s attack on an elderly Asian man in San Francisco.Authorities arrested 20-year-old Dwayne Grayson for the attack on the man who was collecting recyclables in the Bayview district on Feb. 22.Investigators say Grayson recorded the attack and posted the video on social media. It quicklyGrayson is allegedly heard in the video background saying “I hate Asians.”District Attorney Chesa Boudin said he dropped the charges in favor of having Grayson go...

March 3, 2020
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Santa Clara joins other California counties expanding vaccine eligibility

Santa Clara joins other California counties expanding vaccine eligibility

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Santa Clara County joins other California counties expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to younger adults, a week ahead of the state’s schedule.Santa Clara County and Fresno County are the latest to open up vaccinations to everyone 16 and up, The Associated Press reports.In the Bay Area, Alameda County also announced it was expandingAt the same time, California public health officials warned of decreases in supply because of a national reduction of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.At last check, a little over 1 million vaccines had been administered in Santa...

April 9, 2021
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Vaccinated San Franciscans can now get free Super Duper fries

Vaccinated San Franciscans can now get free Super Duper fries

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – You can now add Super Duper to the list of eateries offering free food to anyone who is vaccinated.Super Duper Burgers on Tuesday announced on Instagram it is offering free fries for vaccinated people at their downtown San Francisco locations.Super Duper posted a statement about the on its website:“We’re giving out free fries at our downtown San Francisco locations–it’s our way of saying thank you to our frontline workers and anyone doing their part to help end this pandemic.If you volunteer to get the COVID-19 vaccine next door to us at Moscone Center or elsewhere,...

March 24, 2021
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Woman allegedly spits on Asian man in Mountain View, tells him to go back to ‘where you came from’

Woman allegedly spits on Asian man in Mountain View, tells him to go back to ‘where you came from’

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (KRON) – Authorities have charged a woman in Mountain View with a hate crime after she spit on an Asian man having lunch and told him to go back to “where you came from.”According to 39-year-old Karen Marie Inman of Greenbrae faces possible jail time if she is convicted of the misdemeanor and a charge of battery.The incident happened Feb. 13 in the area near Castro and Villa in downtown Mountain View.Officials said the 36-year-old victim was eating outside with a friend when Inman, unprovoked, approached him and spat on him.Authorities said Inman then used an ethnic...

March 8, 2021
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Winter storm: These areas of San Mateo County are under evacuation orders

Winter storm: These areas of San Mateo County are under evacuation orders

SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – Parts of San Mateo County are under effective immediately:The evacuations are in effect due to the forecasted rainfall amounts and increased risk of potential debris flow in the aforementioned areas around the CZU Lightning Complex burn area.A temporary evacuation shelter has been set up at Pescadero High School located at 360 Butano Cutoff.If you have questions about evacuation information for animals, you can contact the following :For Large Animals:For Small Animals:This is a developing story. Check back for updates.× Close Ad

January 26, 2021
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COVID vaccine distribution: Why CA inmates, homeless may get it before you

COVID vaccine distribution: Why CA inmates, homeless may get it before you

SACRAMENTO ( – In a press briefing Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom discussed the latest on the state’s response to the pandemic.He also revealed the latest on California’s plan for COVID vaccinations.At this time, a total 261,672 doses of the vaccine have already been administered, according to the governor. That includes both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.Under a plan currently under consideration, Newsom said vaccines will be administered in phases.Groups of people are categorized into phases based on risk levels, such as health care workers, high-risk individuals unable to work from...

December 28, 2020
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70% of San Francisco residents say quality of life has declined: poll

70% of San Francisco residents say quality of life has declined: poll

A new poll released Tuesday by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce shows 8 out of 10 residents in San Francisco consider crime has worsened in recent years. It’s the second year in a row residents are saying crime has increased – with 70% feeling the quality of life in San Francisco has declined. Suspect arrested for string of violent crimes in San Francisco According to the poll, a high number of respondents cited the city’s homeless crisis and crime as the leading problems. Around 88% of people said homelessness has worsened in recent years, and 80% viewed addressing this homeless...

June 22, 2021
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