Man charged after theft of car part
Police arrested a 19-year-old Oakland man after an alert Pacifica resident heard a grinding sound in the middle of the night.
Pacifica Police say Krishan Gosai was in the process of stealing a catalytic converter from a Toyota Prius on the 2500 block of Francisco Boulevard when the call was made at 12:20 a.m. on Jan. 7. They saw a suspect vehicle and attempted a traffic stop but the car sped up Highway 1. Eventually, Pacifica police gave up the chase as it neared San Francisco out of fear for public safety.
The car drove erratically through a San Francisco crime scene, according to police, and then San Francisco police and the California Highway Patrol gave chase. They managed to detain the driver in Oakland and notified authorities in Pacifica.
Gosai was booked into San Francisco county jail.
— from staff reports
Junior Pacific Beach Coalition talk tonight
The Junior Pacific Beach Coalition hosts a virtual “Ted’s Whale Talk for Teens” at 6 p.m. tonight, Jan. 13.
Teens will host and question guest speaker Ted Cheeseman, a scientist leading an Antarctic expedition, about whales and protecting the planet. Cheeseman co-founded the citizen science platform happywhale.com to identify and track whales all over the world.
The event is free. Register at http://www.crowdcast.io/e/PBCTeenWhaleTalk.
— from staff reports
Hearing planned about church use of stables
A Pacifica Planning Commission hearing has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, to discuss a temporary use permit for six months by Iglesia Ni Cristo. The permit would allow the church to operate within a tent erected beneath a covered arena at 650 Cape Breton Drive.
View the meeting agenda at Http://pacificacityca,iqm2.com. It is also posted in the Planning Department window at 1800 Francisco Blvd. Audience members may participate by Zoom or watch the meeting on PCT Channel 26. City staff set up a web portal on the city website so interested parties can stay up to date on the hearing and proposed project.
— Jane Northrop
Pacifica 4-H hosts virtual club presentations
The Pacifica 4-H club will host its annual “Presentation Day” in a socially distanced format from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Presentation Day is when youth members share information and is a fun form of competition. Public speaking is an invaluable skill that all 4-H’ers learn during their participation in the program.
Presentation Day is an opportunity for members to showcase their knowledge in a subject of their choosing. Presentations are judged on subject knowledge, organization, voice, manner and appearance, and the ability to answer questions.
This event is open to the public, and interested viewers can email firstname.lastname@example.org for a link and details.
Presentation Day typically is in January at Pacifica’s Sharp Park Library, but this year’s format changed due to coronavirus health restrictions and it will be held through Zoom.
4-H is a national organization for kids ages 5 to 19 that teaches young people about leadership, community, and life skills — and all people are welcome to come and learn more about the club. Email email@example.com for more info.
— Parker Lindow