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News from the Bay 'hoods: A Pacific Heights carjacking/kidnapping, and two standoffs in San Jose

Lake Merced. Photo: Isabell Schulz/Wikimedia
By Jay Barmann - Published on February 08, 2021.

Here are some news items you may have missed around the neighborhoods of the Bay Area over this past weekend:

Pacific Heights: The SFPD is still seeking a pair of suspects in a Saturday carjacking that became a kidnapping, when at least one thief jumped into a minivan owned by a DoorDash driver while he was making a delivery in Pacific Heights — all while his two small children were in the waiting car. The incident happened on the 2100 block of Jackson Street around 8:45 p.m., and the van was located four and a half hours later, around 1:15 a.m., with the two kids unharmed inside in the Bayview. [SFist / KTVU]

Lake Merced: The suspect who allegedly struck and killed a jogger on Friday morning on Lake Merced Boulevard in what became an eight-car collision was a 31-year-old felon with an extensive record in San Francisco, who was about to be charged with a DUI from December. Jerry Lyons is being held on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI, following the death of 26-year-old Sheria Musyoka. [KTVU]

Marina: The first U.S. location of a famed Japanese curry chain, Hinoya Curry, is opening in the former Mac'd space at 3347 Fillmore St., possibly as soon as this weekend. [Eater]

South San Francisco: SF-based Stitch Fix is closing its South San Francisco warehouse this spring because its lease is up, the company says, which will result in layoffs for 162 workers. This is the smallest of seven warehouse the subscription-based clothing e-tailer has around the country. [Chronicle]

Eastlake, Oakland: A 70-year-old grandmother was attacked and robbed of her purse by several assailants near International Boulevard and Sixth Avenue last week, and police are still seeking suspects. [ABC 7]

Oakland: Mayor Libby Schaaf announced a new chief of police last week, following a year-long search after the firing of former Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, and it is Deputy Chief LeRonne Armstrong. Armstrong is a native of West Oakland and a 22-year veteran of the Oakland Police Department, and he was sworn in Monday morning. [ABC 7]

Oakland: ICYMI, Oakland native Daveed Diggs was featured in DoorDash's first-ever Super Bowl ad on Sunday, featuring a riff on Sesame Street's "These Are the People in Your Neighborhood." [Laughing Squid]

Downtown San Jose: The Santa Clara County health department's Business Compliance unit was out making surprise visits to area sports bars on Super Bowl Sunday, making sure that their tent setups and COVID signage were all up to snuff. In the case of The Brit in downtown San Jose, there were a couple of warnings for fixable issues, and inspectors wanted to see patrons being told to put their masks back on when they were not eating or drinking. [KPIX]

Willow Glen, San Jose: A pair of suspects living in "a hybrid storefront and living space" in a strip mall on the 1500 block of Meridian Ave. surrendered around 10 a.m. Monday after an hours-long standoff with police, following reports of a domestic disturbance. And another suspect in a standoff with San Jose police this morning, this time a burglary suspect inside a home on Primm Ave. in the Tropicana neighborhood, also surrendered without incident. [KPIX]

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