Tuesday morning news roundup


San Francisco’s Transgender History Month kicked off Monday with a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall and Mayor London Breed touting the city’s financial investments in the trans community.

August is the month in which the famous Compton cafeteria riot broke out in 1966 in response to police harassment of transgender residents of the Tenderloin.

The riot predated the famous Stonewall Riot in New York City by three years and is considered one of the first LGBTQ uprisings in the country.

The city has earmarked $14 million to address homelessness in the trans community and for “grants” to help trans and gender-nonconforming residents find housing, services and employment, the statement said.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office released the identity of the man shot by an officer on Friday along with more information about the altercation.

David Pelaez Chavez, 36, of Lower Lake, was shot dead by a deputy after officers said they repeatedly asked him to drop a claw hammer and bar and threatened to throw a rock.

An investigation into the shooting has been undertaken using the Sonoma County Critical Incident Protocol and the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office is also conducting an independent investigation.

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for monkeypox on Monday, allowing the state to access more resources to fight the ongoing outbreak.

The statement will help national and local government agencies work together to raise awareness about monkeypox vaccines and treatment, seek more vaccine doses, and quickly open vaccination and testing facilities.

Emergency medical personnel are also authorized to administer monkeypox vaccines under the proclamation. The authorization is similar to that granted to pharmacists, according to the governor’s office.

A strike by workers at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City ended after 11 days when union members approved a new four-year contract with management on Friday.

With 64% positive votes, union members approved a tentative agreement reached the day before with the owner of the Dignity Health hospital, according to a union press release: Council 57 of the American Federation of State, Employees counties and municipalities.

Union members had demanded more than the 4% pay rise they said had been offered.

The union’s press release did not include details of the new contract, but said “the newly ratified contract includes major wins that improve working conditions, wages and patient care.” It ensures increased staffing levels of certified nurses, which will improve both the quality of care provided and workplace safety. Management can no longer unilaterally increase employee health insurance costs, a first for a Dignity Health hospital and a huge step toward financial stability for workers.

An out-of-the-day San Jose police officer was arrested Sunday on suspicion of drunk driving after colliding with another vehicle, San Jose Police Department officials said Monday.

Raydarius Surry, a three-year veteran of the department, reportedly exhibited symptoms of alcohol influence after a collision without injury near the intersection of East San Fernando and South Fourth Streets, SJPD said.

Officers arrived at the scene around 11:26 p.m. and administered field tests and a preliminary alcohol screening to Surry before he was taken to the Santa Clara County Jail.

An adult male driver of the other vehicle was also showing signs of intoxication, police said, and he too was taken to jail.

Gunfire injured a 6-year-old girl and two others Sunday during a peewee football game attended by about 500 people at Oakland Technical High School in Oakland, police said Monday.

An argument in the stands of the school’s football stadium around 1.15pm escalated into violence and a man and woman were also injured in addition to the child. All three are in stable condition in local hospitals, according to police.

This is the second time in about 18 months that a shooting has broken out at an Oakland Dynamites game. Last year, one person died in a shooting during a game at Concordia Park at 2901 64th Ave. in Oakland.

Sunday was a violent day in Oakland with four shootings including one fatal, police said Monday.

Gunshots rang out in East Oakland, West Oakland and near Oakland Technical High School along Broadway.

One person died of at least one gunshot wound following a shooting shortly after 3:30 p.m. in the 1900 block of 90th Avenue, police say.

Officers had responded to it following an alert from the city’s gunshot detection system. Officers located the victim and provided medical attention until firefighters took over, police said, but the person died.

A 31-year-old Stockton man died Saturday night in Lodi while allegedly fleeing law enforcement on his motorcycle, the California Highway Patrol said.

The man’s identity has not yet been released, but officials said he died of his injuries at San Joaquin County General Hospital.

According to the CHP, the motorcyclist was seen at 11:44 p.m. heading west at high speed on State Route 12 west of Interstate Highway 5 when officers allegedly attempted to stop him, but he instead led them on a short chase.

The man was then heading east on Harney Lane approaching Stockton Street at around 70mph when he allegedly failed to stop at a red light, resulting in a collision with a 2006 Ford F-150 truck.

San Leandro police found two pounds of fentanyl while searching a vehicle Saturday, authorities said.

A police officer was on a routine patrol when he said he saw a vehicle in violation of the California Vehicle Code.

The driver of the vehicle, 23-year-old Oakland resident Marvin Flores, was arrested during a subsequent traffic stop on Marina Boulevard and Aurora Drive.

The officer said he established probable cause to search the vehicle while he investigated.

During the search, the officer reportedly found nearly two pounds of fentanyl in the vehicle, as well as marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine. The market value of two pounds of fentanyl is between $17,000 and $20,000, according to authorities.

The National Weather Service’s forecast for the greater San Francisco Bay Area calls for mostly sunny skies on Tuesday, with daytime highs expected in the mid-60s along the coast, mid-70s to low 80s around the bay and reaching the mid 80s to low 90s in the inner areas of the north and east bays. Overnight lows are expected in the upper 50s to low 60s.

Typical seasonal weather conditions will prevail across the region, with inland areas warming further mid-week.

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