December 2, 2020

Decorated Marine relieved of command after deadly sinking of assault vehicle off San Clemente Island

CAMP PENDLETON — The decorated leader of a Camp Pendleton-based landing team was relieved of command on Tuesday after an amphibious assault vehicle sank off San Clemente Island, killing eight Marines and a sailor, military officials announced.

Lt. Col. Michael J. Regner was relieved of command based on “a substantial amount of information and data,” according to a statement by Lt. Gen. Karsten S. Heckl, the commanding general of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.

Assault Amphibious Vehicles come ashore during Iron Fist 2020 exercises at Camp Pendleton, CA on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. About 1,200 Marines, sailors and the Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces trained as part of the U.S. Japan postwar defense alliance. (File photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) 

Regner, a decorated Marine who served on multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, commanded the 1st Battalion/4th Marine Regiment on Camp Pendleton.

“Heckl relieved Regner due to a

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Car jacking suspect killed in officer-involved shooting in San Francisco

A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting late Saturday following an attempted car jacking in downtown San Francisco, police said Sunday.

background pattern: A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting late Saturday following an attempted car jacking in downtown San Francisco, police said Sunday.

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A man was killed in an officer-involved shooting late Saturday following an attempted car jacking in downtown San Francisco, police said Sunday.

Police have not said whether the suspect was shot by an officer — only that he was hit by gunfire — and did not immediately reply to requests for comment.

San Francisco police responded to reports of an attempted car jacking at Market and Gough streets at about 11:30 p.m. Officers chased the suspect to Otis Street, where they attempted to detain him, police said in a news release.

The suspect died at the scene, police said.

Officers said they found a knife at the scene and suspect it was used in the attempted car jacking,

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San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission Awards Iteris $6.9 Million Operational Services Contract

Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has awarded Iteris a $6.9 million contract to provide operational services for two operations centers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission Awards Iteris $6.9 Million Operational Services Contract (Photo: Business Wire)

Under the terms of the three-year agreement, which includes an option to extend for an additional four years, Iteris will provide staffing and management services to the 511 Operations Center in Oakland, California that is responsible for collecting, curating and disseminating traffic and transit information for the nine-county Bay Area region. The 511 Operations Center staff disseminate transportation information through the 511 SF Bay traveler information system, of which the 511 Phone System and Transit Data System have been

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Manny’s Owner Nominated To San Francisco’s Transportation Board

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The owner of a popular civic engagement space in San Francisco’s Mission District has been nominated to serve on the board of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the mayor’s office said Monday.

Manny Yekutiel, owner of Manny’s, a gathering space, cafe, restaurant and bookstore, was nominated by Mayor London Breed. Yekutiel is currently on the San Francisco Small Business Commission and is a member of the board for the Valencia Corridor Merchants Association.

Manny’s has been hosting public forums on a range of issues from COVID-19 to climate change to transportation including congestion pricing in the city.

“Manny knows how to bring people together and make sure everyone has a chance to share their diverse perspectives,” the mayor said in a statement.

“He’s a regular rider of public transportation in our City and understands how critical Muni is to everyone in our City, especially our

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Two dead in fiery single-vehicle crash on I-80 in San Pablo

Two people died in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 in San Pablo on Friday afternoon, California Highway Patrol officials said.

CHP’s dispatch center received multiple calls reporting a crash on westbound Interstate 80 at San Pablo Dam Road at 5:52 p.m. Friday, CHP Officer Damian Cistaro told The Chronicle.

Motorists on I-80 pulled over and worked together to pull a person out of the burning Kia sedan, according to a video shared on Twitter. One woman begged for a crowbar, another person appeared to use a saw to cut through the vehicle, and another swung a long, blunt object at the vehicle.

“Break the window! Break the window!” the person videoing the scene said, joining others in the same plea.

Another video shows a group of people surrounding a person who appeared to be pulled from the vehicle. Several feet away, the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames.

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‘We have to plan the transportation of the future,’ says San Antonio mayor

SAN ANTONIO – According to the newest Bexar Facts-KSAT-San Antonio Report poll, most San Antonio residents support the 1/8 cent sales tax propositions that would fund Pre-K for S.A., transportation and job training programs. In the latest KSAT Q&A, Mayor Ron Nirenberg said he’s pleased with these results.

“I think it is a recognition that we all have in this community that we are in an emergency and we have to respond accordingly. And part of that is that we have to get our neighbors, our loved ones, our community back on its feet, get back to work and do so in it in a safe manner, but also do so in a manner that recognizes that the economy is changing and we have to allow for people to have pathways to stable careers,” he said.

The issues will be on the ballot in November.

“I want to make sure

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Three San Diego Projects Get Grants for Community Transportation Assessments

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Three San Diego County projects were among 24 throughout the state to receive grants for community transportation needs assessments, which are intended to help nonprofits, local governments, transit agencies and Native American tribes identify and address transportation issues in their communities.

The projects include a $50,000 grant to the Native American Environmental Protection Coalition for an assessment on the Manzanita Reservation, a $49,515 grant to the county for assessments on two affordable housing properties in Spring Valley and a $18,750 grant to the nonprofit Urban Collaborative Project for assessments in the Chollas View and Ocean View neighborhoods of San Diego.

The grants come from the Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program, with $1 million awarded to eligible disadvantaged communities throughout the state and an additional $150,000 set aside specifically for Native American tribes.

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