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  • Police search for suspect in fatal stabbing of woman at Oakland BART station

    07/23/2018 4:31:22 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/23/18 | By James Queally
    Police in the Bay Area are searching for a 27-year-old man who they say brutally stabbed two sisters at an Oakland train station Sunday night, leaving one of them dead. John Lee Cowell is accused of stabbing 18-year-old Nia Wilson and her 26-year-old sister in the neck and body around 9:30 p.m. at the MacArthur Bay Area Rapid Transit station in Oakland, according to BART police. Wilson died of her injuries at the scene, while her older sister remains in stable condition, officials said. News of the killing stoked public concern that a hate crime had been committed. Cowell is...
  • Suspect in Hayward crash that killed CHP officer booked into jail

    01/14/2018 10:46:21 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    ABC7NEWS ^ | January 12, 2018
    The suspect in the Christmas Eve crash that killed a CHP officer was booked into the Alameda County Jail on Friday. Authorities transferred Mohammad Ali from a Castro Valley hospital, where he's been recovering from injuries suffered in the crash
  • Antifa Group Leader Yvette Felarca Loses Lawsuit, Has To Pay Up

    01/06/2018 2:57:32 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 22 replies
    BlueLivesMatter ^ | 6 January 2018 | HollyMatkin
    The court determined that Antifa leader Yvette Felarca's legal claim "was not brought in good faith." Hayward, CA Antifa leader and middle school teacher Yvette Felarca was ordered to pay over $11,000 in damages to former Berkeley College Republicans President Troy Worden on Thursday, following an Alameda County Superior Court ruling. Felarca, a national organizer for antifa-aligned group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), filed a civil harassment restraining order against Worden in September, 2017, and alleged that he stalked her by appearing at BAMN events, the San Francisco Gate reported. BAMN also led protests against conservative speakers who came...
  • 2 San Leandro Teens Arrested On Suspicion Of Killing Man Over iPhone X

    12/05/2017 6:45:18 AM PST · by ThomasMore · 39 replies
    CBS San Francisco Bay Area ^ | 12/4/2017 | Katie Nielsen
    SAN LEANDRO (KPIX 5) Two East Bay teenagers have been arrested for killing a man over an iPhone X. The victim: Danny Carlos, a 32-year-old father from Redwood City. The deal started on the letgo app. What was supposed to be a quick sale turned into a robbery and eventually murder. Danny was doing everything right in regards to using the app, said Alameda County Sheriffs Department Sgt. Ray Kelly. .... They got search warrants for the letgo servers and found out who Carlos was communicating with on the app. That led detectives to 18-year-old Jordan Patton and 18-year-old...
  • Alameda Co. DA Drops Charges Against ‘Black Friday 14’ Protesters [Oakland, BLM, blocked BART]

    12/04/2015 6:43:51 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 10 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | December 4, 2015
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) – The Alameda County District Attorney has dropped charges against 14 Black Lives Matter protesters who disrupted BART service on the day after Thanksgiving in 2014. District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s office said in a statement that they are not seeking convictions after the protesters participated in a restorative justice process. Among the goals of the process, protests would not interfere with BART service over the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. --SNIP-- Protesters, which have been called the “Black Friday 14,” chained themselves to trains at the West Oakland station on November 28, 2014, halting service for more than...
  • Union City Police Dept., City Hall Evacuated After Couple Arrives With Live Tank Ammo

    07/09/2015 1:32:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | July 8, 2015 10:50 PM
    A couple found a live tank round near the railroad tracks in Union City Wednesday afternoon, loaded it into their car and took it to the police station, prompting an evacuation, police said. A woman walked into the front counter of the police department at 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road at about 1:30 p.m. and said she had found what appeared to be a very large missile on the railroad tracks off Zwissig Way, according to police. She and her husband had put the missile in the back seat of their car and taken it to the police station. Officers went outside,...
  • FBI Looks Into Fiber-Optic Vandalism in Northern California

    07/01/2015 10:23:58 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 17 replies ^ | JULY 1, 2015 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The latest snips occurred Tuesday, when someone sliced at least three fiber-optic cables in an underground vault in Alameda County east of San Francisco. The cuts disrupted Internet and phone service around Sacramento for 20 hours before service was restored.
  • NBA MVP Stephen Curry: I Knew God Was Preparing Me for a Bigger Stage to Be a Witness for Him

    06/18/2015 9:37:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 06/18/2015 | DEBORAH HAMILTON
    Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors captured their first NBA title since 1975 last night in a 105-97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Curry and Andre Iguodala, the Finals' MVP who called the Warriors a "team of believers" in post-game interviews, teamed up for 50 points, while the Cavs' LeBron James added 32. Even after the greatest achievement in basketball, Curry knows there's a much bigger prize in life, long after the buzzer sounds. In 2013, Curry talked to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the March issue of its bi-monthly magazine, writing that his faith identifies him more...
  • Death penalty to be sought in Oakland slaying of girl, 8

    04/17/2014 6:24:38 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 17, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    Alameda County prosecutors said Thursday that they will seek the death penalty for a man accused of firing the shots that killed an 8-year-old girl during a sleepover at a friend's house in Oakland.
  • AP Exclusive: California Immigration Holds Drop

    04/06/2014 1:34:59 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 1 replies ^ | 06 April 2014 | Amy Taxin
    Far fewer immigrants arrested by California law enforcement are being turned over to federal authorities for deportation since a new state law went into effect in January. Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern expressed concern about who is being freed. "Common sense will tell you people who are violating the law and taken into custody many times are responsible for unrelated crimes."
  • CA Treasurer Bill Lockyer Calls Off Divorce from Nadia Lockyer, Who's Finished with Meth Rehab

    03/15/2013 9:02:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 03/14/2013 | Josh Richman
    (Stephen Chikhani and Nadia Lockyer made sex tape; cuckholded treasurer Bill Locker poses with his wife) California state Treasurer Bill Lockyer's differences with his estranged wife, former Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, might not be so irreconcilable after all. The 71-year-old mainstay of state Democratic politics this week withdrew divorce papers he had filed last July against his 41-year-old wife, whose methamphetamine addiction and extramarital affair ended her political career and could have stained his. "He and Nadia have agreed to try and work things out, to try and reconcile," said Tom Dresslar, Bill Lockyer's spokesman. "He's proud of...
  • ALAMEDA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: County Dems seek $$$ from would-be endorsees

    08/14/2012 4:45:17 PM PDT · by SmithL
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 8/14/12 | Josh Richman
    An anonymous caller directed me to the Alameda County Democratic Central Committees website, where candidates filling out an endorsement application are asked for a $50 contribution to offset the cost of our endorsement process. It just seems undemocratic, said the caller (whom I assume meant that with a small d), acknowledging hes running for a local office and so declining to provide his name lest he incur the partys wrath. Ive been a Democrat all my life, and this is a little bit over the top; its not like I dont already contribute to the president and other campaigns.Chairwoman Robin...
  • Pleasanton: Suspected pig slappers to make court appearance

    08/10/2012 9:02:00 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 8/10/12 | Erin Ivie
    PLEASANTON--Three men accused of torturing a pig at the Alameda County Fair will appear together in court for the first time Aug. 31. Cody Paradero, 22, of Livermore, the third suspect to be arraigned in the case, appeared Thursday in Judge Hugh Walker's courtroom to face charges of public intoxication and animal cruelty. "Oh, good. We've got all three of you," Walker said during Paradero's brief appearance. "You're lucky you got arrested first. Those ranchers and cowboys would have strung you up behind the barn." Paradero, along with codefendants James Anthony Horn, 22, and Kyle Flapan, 24, -- dubbed "the...
  • Mary Hayashi inquired about Nadia Lockyer's seat

    04/25/2012 5:22:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 4/25/12 | Steven Harmon, Bay Area News Group
    Maybe there's something about one of the Alameda County Board of Supervisor's five seats that attracts troubled Bay Area politicians. Less than a week after Nadia Lockyer resigned her seat on the board following weeks of scandalous revelations of drug abuse and a sexual affair with a meth adddict, disgraced Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, D-Hayward, reportedly inquired about the post. Hayashi, who is termed out of the Legislature after this year, contacted three of the four remaining members of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to gauge their interest in appointing her to fill out Lockyer's term until 2014, the Bay...
  • Bizarre twist in Nadia Lockyer saga

    04/13/2012 7:43:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/13/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists
    More drama involving Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer - this time concerning an e-mail from her Web address that was sent to the San Jose Mercury News suggesting she was in serious distress and blaming her husband, state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, for hooking her on drugs. After receiving the e-mail Wednesday, the Mercury News called police in Hayward, where officers and paramedics were promptly dispatched to the Lockyers' home to check on her. According to law enforcement and other sources, Nadia Lockyer insisted she was fine and denied sending the e-mail. However, she did tell a Mercury News reporter who...
  • Supervisor Nadia Lockyer (D), Wife of CA Treasurer (D), Acknowledges Substance Abuse, Affair

    02/15/2012 7:18:27 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies · 8+ views ^ | 02/14/2012 | Josh Richman
    Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, wife of California treasurer, acknowledges substance abuse, affair (Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer at a public event in San Leandro, Calif., April 22, 2011.) Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer, said Tuesday that she's in rehabilitation for a substance-abuse problem after an extramarital affair culminated in a beating by her ex-lover. The announcement marked a sharp turn in the career of a woman who at 40 had been seen as a rising star in California politics. The scandal is also an ugly footnote on her husband's nearly four-decade-long career, which made him...
  • 'MythBusters' cannonball goes through nearby house

    12/06/2011 8:12:00 PM PST · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    U.S. News ^ | December 6, 2011 | NBC News and staff
    A "MythBusters" experiment went awry Tuesday, sending a cannonball blasting through a home, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said.
  • Alameda sheriffs threaten to kill paraplegic man's dog in marijuana raid

    07/26/2011 10:43:35 AM PDT · by Immerito · 25 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 21, 2011 | Russ Belville
    An Alameda County medical marijuana patient is reeling after sheriffs raided his garden and threatened to kill his pet dog today. Jason Rivera, a paraplegic who suffers severe chronic pain, was detained by sheriffs presenting a warrant at his recording studio. The warrant was based on the tip of an anonymous informant, said Rivera, recounting the statements of deputies on the scene. As sheriffs executed the warrant at the studio, one asked Rivera about searching his home. Rivera says the deputy threatened to kill his dog if he didn't cooperate. "We can do this the easy way and you can...
  • Thousands expected at TEA Party election rally Saturday at Alameda County Fairgrounds...

    10/14/2010 8:14:26 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 10/14/10 | Robert Jordan
    Thousands expected at TEA Party election rally Saturday at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton PLEASANTON -- Organizers of the Pleasanton/NorCal Tea Party are expecting more than 10,000 people to turn out Saturday for the Golden State Rally for America at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.Candidates backed by the Tea Party will get a chance at the rally to share their views with other like-minded conservatives in preparation for the Nov. 2 elections. "This is very important election," said Bridget Melson, Pleasanton Tea Party founder and president "We plan on, as conservatives, taking over the House at least and hopefully California."Melson founded...
  • Lights out for cross on hill in Livermore

    04/02/2010 12:44:22 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 459+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/2/10 | Jeanine Benca
    LIVERMORE It's a finable offense in some parts of Alameda County to light any sign including the sign of the cross, say county officials, who have pulled the plug on a familiar religious landmark near the Altamont Pass. Most motorists traveling east on I-580 can't help but notice the 580-foot-by-300-foot cross with the words "Jesus Saves" visible on a hillside from the north side of the freeway. Until a couple months ago, the brightness of the carving rivaled that of the Las Vegas Strip most nights of the week. Strands of generator-powered Christmas lights stretching a third of...