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Novato is a city located in northern Marin County, California. As of a 2000 census, the city had a total population of 47,630.

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Giants pride on full display in South Bay

By no means is San Francisco the only place where you'll find San Francisco Giants pride on display. Businesses in the South Bay are doing their part to root and support the team and it's proving to be quite profitable.

Rarely do you walk into a barbershop and get a bit nostalgic. Rob Whitsey's grandfather founded the Giant’s barbershop in 1966 and named it after the San Francisco Giants for his love of Willie Mays.

“I grew up watching Chili Davis, Atlee Hammaker and all the great Giants players back then,” said Whitsey.

Signed autographs from Mays, other Giants and World Series memorabilia adorn the walls. Giants camaraderie filled what the shop called its "own little dugout.”

“When I come over here that's all I hear about is Giants,” said Antonio Cuevas who is a customer.

“Every city in the Bay Area, everyone here is just feeling it,” said Whitsey. “The black and orange. They are just making songs and videos. It's a beautiful thing.”

On the other side of town is another story of giant success. Over at Cukui in North San Jose, the store is making t-shirts with an original “Giants” design.

“We are basically selling them as fast as we can make them,” said RJ Onaka of Cukui. “For a small mom and pop, this is definitely overwhelming.”

Since Friday, the store estimates its sold nearly 700 pieces proving it's not just San Franciscans with the heart of a giant. 

“They are the team right now,” said Onaka. “They are hot. They are going for the third. It’s exciting and it brings a lot buzz to the Bay Area. It brings up morale in the Bay Area.”

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:20:06 -0700

7 injured after car crashes into Dublin restaurant

Seven people were injured in Dublin Thursday evening when a woman drove her car into a busy restaurant, according to police.

The driver, a 56-year-old woman, was trying to park in front of Los Pericos in the 7400 block of Village Parkway around 6:15 p.m. when she accidentally accelerated, police said.

She crashed into the crowded restaurant, injuring six people inside, several of them seriously. All six were taken to local hospitals for treatment, but police said all are expected to survive their injuries.

The driver is also being treated for injuries sustained in the crash.

Police are investigating the collision.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:07:56 -0700

CHP officer investigated for sending himself nude photos from suspect's phone

A Dublin-area California Highway Patrol officer is under investigation for allegedly sending nude photos of a DUI suspect from her cellphone to his own phone while the young woman was in custody, court records show.

An investigator from the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office is recommending that 35-year-old CHP Officer Sean Harrington be charged with felony computer theft, according to the court records.

Investigators served a search warrant at the officer's Martinez home on Oct. 10 and seized his cellphone and laptop that contained nude or semi-nude photos, text messages and instant messages from the cellphone of a 23-year-old San Ramon woman arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to the search warrant.

The woman, whose name is not being released and is referred to in court documents as Jane Doe, was stopped by Harrington and his CHP partner for an unsafe lane change on Interstate Highway 680 in San Ramon just after midnight on Aug. 29.

Doe failed field sobriety tests and her blood alcohol level was measured at .29 percent, according to court records.

The officers took the woman to county jail in Martinez and she was later issued a notice to appear in court and released.

According to court records, the woman later noticed that six photos of her had been secretly forwarded from her cellphone to an unknown number in the 707 area code while she was in police custody.

Doe and her attorney, Rick Madsen, provided a statement to the district attorney's office on Oct. 7 and a judge later issued a search warrant for Harrington's home. Madsen said his client is humiliated and called the case a violation of public trust.

“She has no idea where the photographs are, who has seen them, who has retransmitted them, or when they will reappear for the rest of her life,” Madsen said. “The anxiety associated with it is unbearable.”

A CHP spokeswoman said they are cooperating with the criminal investigation while conducting their own administrative investigation. The officer has been placed on administrative duties and his peace officer powers have been taken away.

Barry Grove with the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office said investigators have known about the case for weeks. They are investigating multiple cases similar to this one.

“Police officers are human beings just like everybody else,” Grove said. “They’re sworn to do a job, they’re sworn to uphold the law, but sometimes, just like all human beings, they fall short of what they’re supposed to do.”

An announcement on whether or not charges will be filed is expected next week.

 

 

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:57:46 -0700

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