Sunday morning news roundup

The National Weather Service forecast for Sunday for the greater San Francisco Bay Area calls for mostly sunny conditions. Coastal areas may see a light morning drizzle. Highs will range from the low 70s along the coast, lower 80s in the Napa area, mid 70s in Santa Clara County, and upper 80s further inland.

Evening conditions call for clouds along the coast with lows in the upper 50s, with clear skies and lows in the lower 60s inland.

Saturday was the day for the annual – and hugely popular – penguin walk at the San Francisco Zoo.

The penguin walk is one of the zoo’s most popular events. On Saturday morning, five adorable Magellanic penguin chicks – two females and three males that hatched between mid-April and May – took their graduation walk, or waddled, in front of hundreds of cheering guests from the zoo before taking their first ceremonial swim at their new home on Penguin Island.

The penguin chicks graduate from what zoo officials call “fish school,” where they learned to eat whole fish, swim and socialize with their keepers. They will join the zoo’s 54 resident penguins, bringing Penguin Island’s total population to 59.

The occupant of a burning one-story residence in Petaluma managed to escape on Saturday, but three pets perished, according to the Petaluma Fire Department.

Firefighters were dispatched to the structure on 10th Street between B and D streets, arriving within five minutes.

During the fire, the home’s electrical service line was compromised, falling into the street and blocking part of the roadway. Crews exercised extreme caution to avoid injury to themselves and the public as they worked diligently to extinguish the fire. The occupant was able to get out of the house safely, but three animals perished in the fire. The structure sustained heavy damage with losses exceeding $250,000.

Six people were arrested and summoned for supplying alcohol to minors in Menlo Park on Thursday, police said.

The citations were issued in a decoy operation by Menlo Park police and the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The program, called Operation Decoy Shoulder Tap, targets adults who buy alcohol for people under the age of 21.

During the operation, a minor working under the supervision of officers stood outside a liquor store or convenience store and asked customers to buy alcohol from them, according to Menlo police officials. Park.

If the adults agreed to buy alcohol for the minor, officers would arrest them and cite them for supplying alcohol to the minor.

A man who stole cash from a bike shop on Friday was arrested minutes after committing the theft.

A spokesperson for the Palo Alto Police Department said the incident happened around 2:43 p.m. Friday.

Police dispatchers received a call about a robbery in progress at the Cardinal Bike Shop, 1955 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

Officers quickly arrived on the scene and arrested the man without incident as he was about to leave the bike shop.

Police said the investigation revealed the man entered the store wanting to sell a second-hand e-bike. The store staff refused to buy it. That’s when the man reached into his backpack, claiming there was a gun in it. He made verbal threats of violence and demanded money from one of the employees, who then gave the suspect the amount of cash in the till.

The suspect is identified as Michael Lindstrom-Spence, 23, of Healdsburg. He was incarcerated at the Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose for robbery and felony threats.

Saturday afternoon’s shooting involving an officer in the area of ​​16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue was resolved by a spokesperson for the San Francisco Police Department.

No one was shot, although officers discharged their weapons as they chased a fleeing suspect who shot them on Saturday morning.

Officers from the Mission District precinct attempted to arrest a suspect in the area of ​​16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue just before 8 a.m. During the chase, the suspect hid behind a vehicle and “continued to fire at officers”, according to the police spokesman. .

Members of the SFPD Tactical Unit responded and helped bring the suspect into custody, police said.

Although no one was shot following the incident, the suspect was taken to a local hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday to celebrate the completion of the long-awaited Petaluma Widening Project, which adds car pool lanes to a four-mile section of US Highway 101 in Sonoma County.

Carpool lanes have been added between Lakeville Highway and Old Redwood Highway, according to Caltrans spokesman Jeff Weiss. The three-year, $122 million project includes $85 million in funding for Senate Bill 1, the Highway Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, and $37 million in funding for the measure. M from Sonoma County.

The Petaluma Widening Project is one of 12 widening projects in the larger Marin-Sonoma Narrows Project to add car pool lanes between Novato in Marin County and Petaluma in Sonoma County.

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