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POSTED February 17, 2012 8:29 p.m.


Westbound Bay Bridge set for weekend closure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco residents getting out of town for the long holiday weekend will want to plan ahead for the closure of one direction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

The closure of the westbound lanes of the bridge — which could have been delayed if rain moved into the area — is set for 8 p.m. Friday.

The roadway will be closed so crews can work on reconfiguring lanes on the upper deck, as well as paving and painting lanes.

Caltrans says the westbound lanes are due to open at 5 a.m. Tuesday, as long as the weather cooperates, with no heavy rainfall.

The National Weather Service says a weather system is approaching the region, but is forecasting only a 20 percent chance of showers on Monday.

 

 

SF DA : 'No intention' to charge sheriff's wife

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco prosecutors do not plan to file charges against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's wife in connection with his domestic violence case.

District Attorney George Gascon said on Thursday he has no intention whatsoever to prosecute Eliana Lopez. Mirkarimi is accused of grabbing and bruising Lopez's arm during an argument on New Year's Eve.

He has pleaded not guilty.

Lopez's attorney, Paula Canny, has said her client was worried that she, like her husband, could also face a child endangerment charge since the couple's young son witnessed the alleged domestic violence incident.

Lopez, too, has denied the abuse allegations.

2 Occupy Oakland protesters facing charges

OAKLAND  (AP) — An Occupy Oakland protester is facing charges that she kicked a police sergeant.

Twenty-eight-year-old Stephanie McGarrah was among two people arrested on Saturday following a march. She was charged this week with misdemeanor battery, resisting and obstructing arrest and violating probation.

Authorities say McGarrah kicked Sgt. Roland Holmgren in the leg after Oakland police came to the aid of a California Highway Patrol officer who was surrounded by a group of angry protesters.

Holmgren was not seriously injured.

The second suspect, 35-year-old Matthew Henderson, was arrested after police say he tried to pull McGarrah away from police. He is facing an obstruction charge.

Police say a third person struck a police sergeant in the head with a protest sign and ran. The sergeant wasn't injured.

Suspect in Antioch home invasion charged

ANTIOCH (AP) — Police say the accomplice of an intruder who was shot dead by an Antioch resident during a home invasion is facing burglary and gun charges.

Prosecutors filed the charges against 21-year-old Karea Morris this week. Police say Morris was standing by when 18-year-old Jeremiah Stovall kicked in the front door of a residence during a home invasion on Monday evening.

They say the home's resident, identified only as a 34-year-old man, wrestled away Stovall's handgun and shot him multiple times during the ensuing confrontation.

Police are also looking for a third suspect.

The resident appears to have been targeted randomly. He was at home with his 7-year-old son at the time. Neither of them was hurt.

 

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