Memorial dedication for slain cyclists

CUPERTINO, CA

Memorial participants will meet at 7:45 a.m. at the Civic Center and then will cycle to the entrance of Stevens Creek Park, near the site of the accident, according to the city. Two plaques, honoring Oakland resident /*Kristin Gough*/, 31, and /*Matt Peterson*/, 29, of San Francisco, will be erected there.

The plaques will be unveiled during the 9 a.m. ceremony.

/*Deputy James Council*/, 27, is charged with the deaths of Gough and Peterson. His patrol car struck the bicyclists, who were on a training ride, on Stevens Canyon Road in Cupertino. The California Highway Patrol said the deputy's car crossed the double yellow line around 11 a.m.

A third bicyclist also was injured but Council was not charged in connection with that injury.

Council faces two years in jail if convicted of two counts of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. A pretrial for Council is scheduled for Nov. 14.

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