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  Last updated on Thu, 19 Oct 2017

Suspect arrested after SFPD officer on bike is hit, critically injured
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Wed, 18 Oct 2017
A San Francisco police officer on bicycle patrol three blocks from City Hall was critically injured Wednesday by a suspect in a gun-related case who ran him down in a sport utility vehicle and then drove off before being arrested several hours later, officials said. The officer was struck about 12:30 p.m. on Turk Street near Van Ness Avenue. As he was rushed in an ambulance to a hospital for emergency surgery, police officers began searching for the driver in and around Buena Vista Park in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, roughly a mile and a half southwest of the crash scene.
Tubbs Fire unleashed fiery tornadoes that uprooted trees, flipped cars
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Tubbs Fire that raged through Santa Rosa last week unleashed a series of fiery tornadoes powerful enough to flip cars, yank trees out of the ground and rip homes apart, fire scientists said Wednesday. Gusts of up to 78 miles per hour were recorded at the weather stations after the fires broke out Oct. 8, but the extaordinary damage documented during post mortem evaluations indicated much more powerful forces were at play. “We had trees ripped out of the ground, cars turned over, garage doors ripped off their hinges and wrapped around trees in the front yards,” said Scott Upton, the northern region chief for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and an expert on fire behavior.
Noted North Bay sculptor’s art wiped out in wildfire
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Wed, 18 Oct 2017
In the back of a buddy’s police car, Boback Emad rode up into the hills of the evacuation zone of Santa Rosa to see what was left of his 30-year career as an artist. He already knew what was left of his two-story home/studio, his Picasso, his Miro and his Dali, his own hot-tar paintings, his delicate aluminum mobiles, the 1973 Porsche 911 parked in the garage and the Airstream tricked out for Burning Man parked in the driveway. “Absolutely nothing,” he said to a reporter who had hitched along. “I’m just trying to hold it together.” Still, there was hope for his own art.
Firefighters expect full containment on Wine Country wildfires by Friday
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Wed, 18 Oct 2017
Firefighters have finally managed to dig, burn and bulldoze containment lines around nearly all the North Bay fires, and smiles were at last beginning to appear Wednesday on faces of the people holding the hoses and shovels. Cal Fire said it now had a handle on the major fires that only days ago were raging wildly out of control as they cut multiple paths of death and destruction in the North Bay and beyond. The death toll went up by one Wednesday to 42. “We were pretty successful getting good containment,” said Cal Fire Deputy Chief Bret Gouvea. “We stopped the forward progress (and) we have containment lines around those fires.
Suspect in Deadly Two-State Shooting Rampage Arrested, Wed, 18 Oct 2017
The Harford County, Maryland, sheriff's office said a gunman who killed three co-workers and wounded three others in two states has been apprehended.
Giant black bear spotted peeking into Tahoe-area businesses
SFGate Bay Area News Stories, Wed, 18 Oct 2017
As the bear wanders by some storefronts, the deputy warns him not to get any ideas. "Hey, big boy. Don't be breaking into any of them businesses," he says.