Saturday morning news roundup

Cotati has purchased a new electric police cruiser, the first fully equipped electric police cruiser to be commissioned in Sonoma County.

The city, in accordance with its measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, will officially put the vehicle into service on Thursday.

Cotati officials purchased a Tesla Model Y for police patrols/ The vehicle was manufactured at the Tesla factory, the company’s automotive assembly plant, in Fremont.

Someone is impersonating police officers from Fairfield.

A spokesperson for the Fairfield Police Department said Friday the department is aware that an individual called Fairfield residents and posed as an officer. The call appears to be from (707) 428-7300 – the main phone number for the police department.

Police said Friday the individual, a man, was likely using an app to “spoof” the agency’s number as part of a scam. “Spoofing” makes it look like someone is calling from a local number when it isn’t.

Fairfield residents contacted report that the man claims to be investigating and, when he leaves a voicemail, asks for an “urgent call back” at a completely different number. The number currently provided by the scammer is (909) 236-7292, but this number may change.

A criminal investigation is currently underway into these incidents. Meanwhile, police said if anyone receives an unexpected call from someone claiming to be a Fairfield police officer, immediately end the call and call (707) 428-7300 directly to confirm if you have actually been contacted by one of our agents.

Police advise the public never to share sensitive and personally identifiable information over the phone. This includes information such as date of birth, mailing address, driver’s license, credit/debit card numbers or social security number.

Police added that scams of this nature usually result in the caller asking for money or payment in a non-traditional way, such as gift cards. Police advise never to send payment of any kind unless the identity is confirmed with whom you are speaking and you are certain of the destination of the money.

Anyone who may receive a call of this nature or has information regarding this scam is asked to contact the police dispatcher or Det. Matthew Reina.

Sonoma Water will begin repairs to the water pipeline in the city of Sonoma next week, the agency said Friday.

Repairs beginning Monday should result in no water service interruptions, according to Sonoma Water, but the City of Sonoma is advising residents to conserve water beginning Sunday evening and until the repair project is completed. ended. Sonoma said it has increased its water supplies as a precaution, along with modified irrigation schedules for parks and facilities.

During the repairs, traffic controls will be in place and could cause delays, Sonoma Water said.

The 16-inch pipeline is part of the Sonoma Aqueduct, which serves the city of Sonoma and the Valley of the Moon Water District. Repairs will take place near the Verano Avenue Bridge that crosses Sonoma Creek.

The work is estimated at seven days, according to the agency.

The leak was discovered on August 17 after crews found a piece of concrete from a support structure buried next to the bridge that had settled into the underground pipeline.

A 42-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred in August at the 24th Street Plaza at 24th Street/Mission Station in San Francisco.

BART spokesman Chris Filippi said Friday that BART police arrested Richard Henry Visor in connection with the knife attack, which occurred Aug. 28 at the street level of 24th Street Plaza.

Filippi said BART police and the San Francisco Police Department have been working together since the stabbing to identify the suspect and the two agencies staged a joint operation Friday to take the suspect into custody.

A 42-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred in August at the 24th Street Plaza at 24th Street/Mission Station in San Francisco.

BART spokesman Chris Filippi said Friday that BART police arrested Richard Henry Visor in connection with the knife attack, which occurred Aug. 28 at the street level of 24th Street Plaza.

Filippi said BART police and the San Francisco Police Department have been working together since the stabbing to identify the suspect and the two agencies staged a joint operation Friday to take the suspect into custody.

BART has a network of over 4,000 functional cameras throughout the system in stations, trains, parking lots and plazas.

BART surveillance cameras captured an argument between two men in the plaza near an elevator on August 28. The video shows one of the individuals stabbing the other.

The stabbing victim descended the stairs to the station and then collapsed on the platform. BART personnel attempted to assist the victim, but he died of his injuries.

A new, updated booster shot specially formulated to protect against the highly contagious omicron variant COVID-19 is now available in Sonoma County.

County health officials said Friday that the new boosters, known as bivalent vaccines, are made by Pfizer and Moderna. The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer bivalent booster for anyone 12 and older and the Moderna bivalent booster for anyone 18 and older.

Bivalent boosters can be given two months after the end of the primary series or the most recent booster dose of a monovalent COVID-19 vaccine. The original monovalent vaccines will continue to be used for the primary series and booster doses for the age groups 6 months to 11 years.

In Sonoma County, those eligible for the new booster can get vaccinated through primary health care providers, health centers and pharmacies, as well as at the Sonoma County Immunization Clinic in Roseland. Community Center and the LHI Clinic at Rohnert Park Community Center.

Health officials added that supplies may be limited and not all COVID-19 vaccine providers will have doses at first.

Sonoma County health officials expect to receive more supplies in the coming weeks.

State officials approved more than $41 million this week for monkeypox testing and treatment after state lawmakers representing San Francisco called for its inclusion in the state budget.

Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, first called for dedicated public funding for the MPX outbreak in July, when the virus first took hold in the city.

On Tuesday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 179, an amendment to the state budget for the fiscal year 2022-2023, including $41.5 million for the emergency response of the Status at the MPX outbreak.

An Alameda County Superior Court judge on Thursday dismissed legal challenges to Oakland A’s quest for a new stadium that argued the proposed baseball stadium at the Howard Terminal would cause severe environmental damage to the port area surrounding.

The lawsuits, filed in April by the East Oakland Stadium Alliance, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority and a handful of port and labor organizations, argued that City of Oakland officials failed to properly consider the repercussions of the project when the Oakland City Council approved an environmental impact statement for the proposal earlier this year.

Judge Brad Seligman ruled against the lawsuits, writing in his decision that the city had not violated California’s Environmental Quality Act and that the analysis of potential environmental and safety risks was “sufficient and supported by substantial evidence”.

Seligman also ruled that the city and the A’s had sufficiently concluded that building a new stadium on the site of the Oakland Coliseum, where the A’s currently play home games, would not be a viable alternative to the waterfront stadium. water, as the complainant organizations had argued. their trials.

The National Weather Service forecast for Saturday for the San Francisco Bay Area calls for cooler temperatures following the heat wave of the past 10 days. Overnight lows Saturday morning will be in the 50s. Daytime highs will range from the 60s along the coast to the low 70s to low 80s around the bay and to the 80s and 90s in the interior valleys.

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