Man kills himself after shootout
VALLEJO — A man opened fire on police, then shot and killed a woman's dog before fatally shooting himself, authorities said.
Police responded to calls Monday morning about a man acting strangely — picking up newspapers and looking into parked cars. When officers confronted him, he began shooting at a patrol car. He then encountered a woman in a motel parking lot and shot and killed her dog.
Police traded gunfire with Steve Edward Wilson, 30, in another parking lot before he apparently shot and killed himself behind a parked truck, police said./AP
Anti-war activists want Navy out of concert
MOUNTAIN VIEW — Anti-war activists want a radio station to remove the U.S. Navy as a sponsor of the annual Summer Jam concert in Mountain View, saying the station is "using hip-hop to promote the military to young people of color."
The Aug. 21 event usually sells out the 20,000-capacity Shoreline Amphitheatre. Scheduled performers include Jodeci, Ying Yang Twins, Talib Kweli and Keyshia Cole.
San Francisco's Global Exchange, the group Code Pink: Women for Peace and two dozen other organizations planned to protest Tuesday in front of the San Francisco offices of Clear Channel, which owns KMEL-FM and nine other Bay Area stations.
Clear Channel spokeswoman Gabby Medecki downplayed the sponsorship.
"The decisions made for Summer Jam have all been made locally," she said, "including the decision to include the military, which has been a longtime sponsor."/AP
BART launches part of anti-terrorism campaign
SAN FRANCISCO — Bay Area Rapid Transit launched its third installment Tuesday of an anti-terrorism campaign called "Eyes and Ears" in response to the London terrorist attacks.
The campaign, begun in August 2002, is designed to make commuters more aware of suspicious behavior.
The black and white posters, which feature a pair of eyes and the words "Bomb Detectors," were unveiled at the San Francisco International Airport BART station. Officials said 700 posters will be displayed at Bay Area train stations./AP
Heat exposure likely cause of elderly deaths
WOODLAND — Heat exposure might have led to the death of an elderly Davis couple who became stranded when their vehicle got stuck on a remote road, Yolo County authorities said.
Robert Laben, 84, decided to walk for help and left his wife in the pickup truck with the air conditioning on.
His body was found in a field about two miles away Sunday afternoon, when the temperature approached 100 degrees, Deputy Coroner Robert LaBrash said.
The body of his wife, 91-year-old Dorothy Laben, was found a short distance from the truck shortly around 1 a.m. Monday./AP
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