Rain was expected to hit the Bay Area late Sunday night, which could impact Monday morning’s commute, according to KTVU meteorologist Mark Tamayo.
As of 9 p.m. Sunday, most of the rain was focused up in the northern parts of the state, especially north of Mendocino County. But the rain will slowly increase in coverage overnight.
Tamayo said that Sonoma County will pick up rain late Sunday night and that the system would weaken over the Bay Area by early Monday morning.
Rain projections ranged from a half-inch in the South Bay to nearly one inch in the North Bay coastal hills, Tamayo said Sunday evening.
Wet roadways were expected for the Monday morning commute, as the rain showers should be moving through the Bay Area from 4 to 7 a.m. Most of the showers will be focused in the southern half of the Bay Area.
Monday afternoon will be dry under mostly sunny skies, according to Tamayo.
As for the Sierra, there were no warnings or watches in effect as of Sunday night. A mix of rain and snow was expected up in the mountains Monday morning.
Snow levels were looking like they would start out high – at around 8,000 feet. Snow levels should then eventually drop to 6,500 feet, with 2 to 3 inches expected at the higher elevations.
The Bay Area was heading back into a period of dry, warm weather after the recent rain system moves through Monday morning.
When Steve Blake checked in at the scorer's table with 5:25 remaining in the third quarter, Stephen Curry shook his head and shouted across the court, asking Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson not to take him out.
Jackson, a self-described "feel coach," changed his plan. He had Blake enter instead for Andre Iguodala, who looked over at Curry and laughed on the way to the bench.
Curry keyed the deciding run later in the third quarter. He finished with 18 points and nine assists on a strained right quad, helping the Warriors hold off the Phoenix Suns 113-107 on Sunday night for their fourth straight win.
"I always tell coach I'm fine," Curry said. "He always asks me if something's going on, whether it was my ankle back in the day or something small like this. I'm surprised he still asked me because he already knows the answer."
David Lee added 26 points and nine rebounds and Klay Thompson scored 22 points for the Warriors, who built an 18-point lead early in the fourth quarter before the Suns surged back.
Golden State is 9-2 since the All-Star break and a season-high 16 games over .500. The Warriors are two games ahead of Dallas for sixth place in the crowded Western Conference standings.
The Mavericks visit Golden State on Tuesday night.
"The guys had a sense of urgency," Jackson said. "They understood how big this game was. They realized we had an opportunity to really take control."
Gerald Green had 25 points and six rebounds, and Goran Dragic added 24 points and six assists for the Suns, who dropped into a tie with Memphis for eighth in the West.
The Suns also missed a chance to take the four-game season series over the Warriors — and the potential head-to-head tiebreaker for playoff seeding that comes with it. Each team won both meetings on its home floor.
"That's just the whole point about learning how to be a playoff team," Green said. "Certain things you can get away with on certain nights, but when you're playing a team like this — a team that's been in the playoffs — you have to be solid for 48 minutes."
Neither team showed much playoff poise in the final minute.
Green's layup cut Golden State's lead to 111-107 with 38.1 seconds remaining. After Thompson missed a 3-pointer, Andre Iguodala came down with a rebound and the Suns were forced to foul.
Phoenix caught a break when Iguodala missed both free throws. But then Green stepped out of bounds receiving a pass from Dragic on the sideline.
Steve Blake missed two free throws to give the Suns yet another chance. Phoenix followed that up with Marcus Morris air-balling a 3-pointer, and Iguodala made two free throws to seal Golden State's victory.
The Warriors outshot Phoenix 52.9 percent to 48 percent. The Suns outrebounded Golden State 41 to 35 but committed 20 turnovers, while the Warriors only had 12.
"I thought in that third quarter we really got outhustled," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said. "They were active. They were aggressive for the ball. They wanted it more than we did."
With a nagging quad limiting his playing time, Curry shook off the pain and made sure Jackson kept him on the court longer than expected. Curry made a 3-pointer and handed out six assists during a 23-4 run in the third quarter, and the Warriors went ahead 96-78 early in the fourth.
Curry shot 7 for 16 from the floor in 30 minutes.
"He really took over," Jackson said.
Before the game, Curry said that he injured his quad during Golden State's win at Boston on Wednesday and began to feel pain again during Friday's victory over Atlanta. Both Jackson and Curry said they will communicate with each other during games to determine when — and how much — the All-Star point guard plays.
While he looked a step slow in the first half defending Dragic, Curry came through when his team needed him most.
After the Suns went ahead by 12 in the second quarter, Curry converted a reverse layup while getting fouled by Morris to start a three-point play that brought the Warriors within one. But back-to-back 3-pointers by Dragic helped Phoenix carry a 61-56 lead into intermission.
The Warriors disrupted Phoenix's offense in the third quarter by trapping Dragic at half court. The swarming defense led to several fast-break opportunities, and Curry controlled the offense with near perfection to put the Warriors ahead for good.
NOTES: Hornacek said G Eric Bledsoe, who has been out since Dec. 30 recovering from knee surgery, will likely return for Wednesday's home game against Cleveland. ... The Warriors recalled G Nemanja Nedovic from Santa Cruz of the NBA Development League. ... Suns C Miles Plumlee had two points and four rebounds in 11 minutes after missing the two previous games because of a sprained shoulder.
There’s a new doll that's making a lot of headlines and getting praise for… well... not being Barbie.
Pittsburgh artist Nickolay Lamm created Lammily, a more lifelike doll, which is shorter, broader and has a thicker neck than the traditional Barbie. Lammily also struts in sporty clothes to promote fitness. (Via KTVK)
“I used this model. It represents the average 19-year-old American woman.”
“Using data from the Centers for Disease Control website, Nickolay made a 3D image of his own doll.” (Via KMBC)
Lamm raised more than $300,000 to get the project off the ground. He’s been pretty warmly received by media outlets, with many praising the doll for its “Average is beautiful” mantra. (Via Lammily, Elle, The Guardian)
“She looks fit and healthy, and normal.”
“And still cute, beautiful, but realistic.” (Via WTHR)
The comparisons are unavoidable, and the reviews are in: Lammily is nothing like Barbie, and that’s a good thing.
“Some people feel like her beauty is unattainable because, well, it is.”
“It’s not real. It’s a plastic doll.” (Via KIFI)
Barbie has long been criticized for affecting the way girls view themselves. A study published last week found after playing with Barbie for just five minutes, girls rated themselves less capable than boys of pursuing certain careers. (Via Springer / Sex Roles)
And those fears have been spurred on by stories of women literally transforming themselves into dolls. (Via YouTube / Ismail Karaman)
“She is passionate about looking like a doll, and she’s getting plenty of coverage for it. What message is that sending to young girls?” (Via ABC)
But in a recent interview, Barbie’s lead designer Kim Culmone defended the dolls measurements, saying body image issues aren’t coming from dolls.
“Clearly, the influences for girls on those types of issues, whether it’s body image or anything else, it’s proven, it’s peers, moms, parents, it’s their social circles.” (Via Fast Company Design)
And a columnist for The Kansas City Star says, even though Lammily’s figure is more realistic, labelling her “normal” is still a problem.
“When we start using words like ‘normal’ and ‘real,’ we are teaching girls to compare by saying this is what normal looks like in the form of a plastic mold. What if we don’t have an athletic build or wear preppy clothes? What if we don’t fit that mold?” (Via The Kansas City Star)
Lamm says Lammily should hit the shelves in November of this year, just in time for the holiday season.
San Francisco police have arrested a suspect they say was behind the wheel during Saturday's officer involved shooting.
Officers arrested 50-year-old Jeffery Ruano from San Francisco after a wild chase through the East Bay.
San Francisco Police say Ruano was the driver when 28-year-old police officer Adam Shaw and his partner approached Saturday afternoon in the Mission District. Investigators say the vehicle began backing up toward the officers, and Officer Shaw's partner opened fire. The vehicle sped away from the scene, and that was when that officer discovered Shaw had been hit in the shoulder.
At this time police say they believe the round that struck Shaw came from inside that vehicle. Officer Gordon Shyy says a witness at the scene says they heard at least one round fired from the car.
“At this point we believe the officer was struck by gunfire from the suspect vehicle,” said Shyy.
The vehicle involved in that incident later turned up in Daly City. There were no signs of the driver.
Shyy says investigators were able to develop information that led them to Ruano, and a white Mercedes Benz. Officers say they began trailing that Mercedes. When it headed to the East Bay, San Francisco police called for help from the California Highway Patrol. The CHP tried to pull that Mercedes over in Richmond, but instead of stopping, the Mercedes sped off. CHP says the vehicle headed through four counties in a wild chase that at times exceeded 120 miles per hour.
CHP says they finally managed to puncture the tires of the Mercedes in Milpitas. The car managed to continue on for several miles until it stopped at a gas station at 33rd Street and McKee Road in San Jose.
Officers approached the vehicle with weapons drawn, but say Ruano was arrested without further incident.
San Francisco Police say Ruano was facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon, the deadly weapon being the car involved in Saturday's incident. He's also facing charges of being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition, driving in excess of 100 mph, evading police officers, and a misdemeanor warrant.
Though Ruano was considered a shooting suspect, there were no weapons charges -- or attempted murder charges – being brought against him as of his arrest.
Two women who were in the Mercedes were also detained but later released.
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said Saturday that Shaw was in good spirits and was expected to survive his injuries.
Suhr also acknowledged the circumstances of the shooting were still unclear Sunday night.
“We don't know exactly what happened and won't know until we find the suspect and or talk to the victim officer,” said Suhr.
A massive 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Northern California Sunday evening, 50 miles west of Eureka, Calif., according to the USGS.
The earthquake was recorded at around 10:18 p.m. Pacific and KTVU viewers say they felt it as far away as Redwood City.
"Felt the Eureka earthquake all the way down here in Redwood City. Friends up there say shaking lasted 30-60 seconds," wrote viewer Kristopher Rowberry on KTVU's Facebook page.
USGS seismologist Susan Hoover says more than 300 people have reported feeling the temblor on their website as of 10:49 p.m., according to the Associated Press.
By 11:15 p.m., that number had increased to 1300 people.
Mike Meltzer, a bartender at the Hotel Ivanhoe in Ferndale (in Humboldt County, the county nearest to the quake's epicenter), told KTVU that the quake rolled for around 10 seconds.
"I've been through a number of these," said Meltzer. "It wasn't a jolter; it was a wave."
He said the extent of the damage from the quake was a football and a bottle falling over.
As of 10:48 p.m. there were no reports of injuries and a tsunami warning had not been issued.
As of 11 p.m., five aftershocks were recorded by the USGS, which had magnitudes of 3.4, 3.5, 3.4, 4.6 and 2.9 accordingly.
This story will be updated when more details become available.