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  • Hayward: Suspect killed during home invasion robbery

    02/16/2014 12:00:39 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    insidebayarea.com ^ | 10 February, 2014 | Jennifer Modenessi
    HAYWARD -- A man was killed late Sunday afternoon during an apparent home invasion robbery. Dispatchers with the Hayward Police Department received a call at 5:28 p.m. regarding a man who had been shot during a possible home invasion robbery in the 21000 block of Western Boulevard, according to a news release. When police arrived, a victim told them one male suspect, who was shot, was inside the home, and that other suspects had fled the residence. When officers entered the house, they found a deceased man who had appeared to have been shot, according to the release.
  • Hayward: Woman allegedly attacks 73-(YO) musician on stage after song dedicated to Trayvon Martin

    07/14/2013 4:54:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 7/14/13 | David DeBolt
    HAYWARD -- A woman was arrested Saturday after allegedly jumping on stage at a music festival and attacking a legendary musician after he dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin, according to police and eyewitnesses. The woman, who police identified as 43-year-old Dinalynn Andrews Potter of Barstow, apparently yelled, "it's all your fault" before shoving 73-year-old Lester Chambers, his family said Sunday. "She had a crazed look in her eye," said Kurt Kangas, a friend of Chambers who ran to his aid. "I saw the devil there." Chambers was performing at the Hayward Russell City Blues Festival downtown when around 5:15...
  • 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...
  • Nobel Laureate Resigns Over Global Warming Dogma

    09/15/2011 3:47:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Human Events ^ | 09/15/2011 | John Hayward
    Fox News reports the latest blow to the global-warming fraud: Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the premier physics society in disgust over its officially stated policy that "global warming is occurring." The distinguished scientist has a long, slow fuse that has been burning for a while: Giaever earned his Nobel for his experimental discoveries regarding tunneling phenomena in superconductors. He has since become a vocal dissenter from the alleged “consensus” regarding man-made climate fears, Climate Depot reported,...
  • Open Carry Encounter at the Hayward Co-op

    07/03/2011 12:08:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    opencarry.org ^ | 30 June, 2011 | ccwinstructor
    Quote Originally Posted by Motofixxer View Post Do they even have Police up there to harass somebody? I found out that they indeed have a police force in Hayward today. My Sister relieved me from caring for my Mother today, to go to town and get some supplies. I had open carried in the Northern Lakes Co-op several times before, so I decided to do so today. Ironically, I was talking with on my cell phone with a friend about the SB93 as I drove into town. I was using a bluetooth earpiece for the cell phone, which I have...
  • {Former BART cop} Mehserle released from custody

    06/13/2011 9:04:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 80 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/13/11 | Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was released from a Los Angeles jail early today after completing his time for involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting an unarmed passenger on New Year's Day 2009. E-mail and phone notifications made at 12:01 a.m. today said Mehserle had been released, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's online inmate locator also said he had been released as of that time. Officials have declined to discuss specifics about Mehserle's release. Mehserle, 29, was sentenced to two years for shooting Oscar Grant in the back while the 22-year-old Hayward man lay face down on the...
  • Hayward Man Faces Up to 25-Years to Life for Scalding Death of Infant

    02/01/2011 4:28:30 PM PST · by wac3rd · 20 replies
    KRON 4.com ^ | 2-1-11 | KRON 4
    Hayward, CA - Sentencing is set for March for a Hayward man convicted of torturing and murdering his girlfriend's 18-month old child. A jury convicted Christian Perez on charges including second-degree murder, torture, and child abuse in the death of Eli Rojas. Prosecutors told the jury Perez placed the child in 150-degree water, causing the baby's skin to come off. Perez then enlisted help from his sister and her husband to go to Walgreens to get ointment for the burn. The child died two months later after a seizure. The sister and her husband were convicted for their parts in...
  • BP confirms Dudley in key oil spill role

    06/23/2010 8:17:59 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 2 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 06/23/2010 | Staff
    New point man won't say if company will resume deepwater drilling in Gulf. WASHINGTON - BP PLC said Wednesday that Bob Dudley was appointed to head the new Gulf Coast Restoration Organization, which is in charge of cleaning up the oil spill. BP said that the appointment was effective immediately. Dudley, who had been in charge of BP's operations in the Americas and Asia, will report to Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward. "We were always going to set up the organization," he said on NBC's TODAY show. "But we have across the Gulf Coast people that are there temporarily, rotating...
  • Obama Values Voters from Mexico, Just Not the Gulf of Mexico

    06/21/2010 4:54:10 PM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 1 replies · 2+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | July 21, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    Nothing is as galling as political hypocrisy. There is something so infuriating about a guilty man accusing others of his own transgression. Saul Alinsky saw it as a valuable tool: accuse your enemy of what you are doing. Today, the White House tore into tone-deaf BP CEO Tony Hayward. Wait, aren't the tone-deaf a protected class? No matter, the White House attacked Hayward for attending a luxury yacht race during the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf. You're doing a heck of a job, Tony! Then again, where was our Fearless Leader this weekend? Where was the President who claims...
  • It is still OK to have a yacht in America!

    06/20/2010 3:08:23 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 15 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 20th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Here is a secret:if you live in America: your child has a better chance to be rich and have a yacht than to become a President of the USA when he/she grows up. At least 5% of the Americans are very, very rich – and only five of them worked as POTUS. The American dream is to work hard and collect the fruits of your labor (for many that means to become famous and rich, but it is not necessary). The pinhead CEO of BP Tony Hayward should be prosecuted like everybody else if he committed any crimes – including...
  • Emanuel mocks Tony Hayward’s sailing day — as Obama goes golfing (again)!

    06/19/2010 1:12:40 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 28 replies · 791+ views
    PolitiPage.com ^ | 06/19/10 | Kevin Kristy
    This is rich… Rambo Deadfish mocks Tony Hayward’s tone deafness — at the same time the White House is announcing that Obama is hitting the links (for the 9th time during this crisis) at Andrews Air Force Base. Will Sen. Shelby feign outrage?
  • Villains but no heroes at hearing

    06/19/2010 2:33:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 263+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 18, 2010 | Charles Hurt
    WASHINGTON -- The really confusing thing about these congressional hearings into all the global-scale catastrophes lately is figuring out on which side of the grand dais the good guys are sitting. In yesterday's hearings of sham outrage over the Gulf oil spill, the answer, once again, was neither side. The only good guy, actually a gal in this case, was the oil-smeared screamer carted out by all fours after she went berserk in the back row the moment BP CEO Tony Hayward began his long, languid apology. Even mired in toxic p.r. sludge, Hayward had sauntered into the hearing room...
  • BP CEO Tony Hayward to Hand Over Day-to-Day Control of Gulf Cleanup Operations

    BP's chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg has revealed to Sky News that embattled chief executive Tony Hayward is to have a changed role in dealing with the oil spill, SkyNews.com reported. Asked about Hayward's ongoing role, Svanberg said: "He is now handing over the operation to Bob Dudley." Dudley is the managing director of the oil giant.
  • Is the BP $20 billion account a ‘slush fund’?

    06/18/2010 2:53:04 AM PDT · by Scanian · 37 replies · 964+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 17, 2010 | Abby Wisse Schachter
    During the opening statements at today’s Energy and Commerce committee hearings on the Deepwater oil spill, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) made big news by calling the fund BP has set up to pay for the spill a “slush fund.” Barton was the first Republican to enter his remarks in the record and he began with an apology for BP CEO and the day’s witness Tony Hayward. “I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday,” Barton said in his opening statement. “I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to...
  • BP Hearing | Time-Wasting Morons

    06/17/2010 7:13:51 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 10 replies · 209+ views
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 17, 2010 | Larry Walker Jr.
    Oversight and Investigations?by: Larry Walker, Jr.Only one constructive question came out of the Congressional hearing with BP's CEO, Anthony Hayward. The question was, "Why aren't relief wells drilled at the same time as the main well, and would it make sense to drill one or two relief wells along with the main well in the future?" That was a valid and constructive question. It is, however, really a regulatory question and not so much the responsibility of BP. No other question posed during the rest of the hearing was even valid. I can't believe that the present Congress is anywhere...
  • Chairman Obama: President acting like he's above it all

    06/13/2010 3:25:35 AM PDT · by Scanian · 33 replies · 1,492+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 13, 2010 | Terry Keenan
    Americans reacted with dismay, and rightly so, last week upon learning that President Obama has yet to meet or talk on the phone with BP CEO Tony Hayward about the Gulf-gush oil disaster. Instead, the President has decided to summon BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg from Sweden to the White House for a meeting this coming Wednesday, his first with BP executives since the rig exploded nearly 60 days ago. Why did the White House reach out first to Chairman Svanberg instead of man-on-the-scene Hayward? Many will surmise that the president, who has said he'd fire Hayward, wants to avoid an...
  • Gibbs: Obama hasn't talked to Hayward because BP board calls the shots

    06/09/2010 6:26:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies · 149+ views
    wapo ^ | 6/9/10 | Michael D. Shear
    When President Obama was asked by NBC's Matt Lauer why he had not yet called the CEO of BP about the Gulf oil spill, he said he assumed CEO's just told presidents things they wanted to hear. On Wednesday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs had another answer. Gibbs said Obama hasn't called CEO Tony Hayward because -- according to what Gibbs called the "executive structure of corporate governance" -- the CEO alone isn't the final word on company decisions, which are made by the board of directors.
  • What BP Is Doing About the Gulf Gusher

    06/03/2010 5:31:02 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 19 replies · 764+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 06-04-10 | TONY HAYWARD (CEO OF BP)
    The ultimate solution is to drill a relief well. In the meantime we believe we can substantially reduce the flow of oil. Last week, I attended the memorial service for the 11 men who died aboard the Transocean Deepwater Horizon on April 20. It was both a shattering moment and a vivid reminder of the duty that a manager owes to ensure that team members safely return home to their families. Americans and others from around the world rightly are asking many questions. How could this happen? How damaging is the spill to the environment? Why have efforts to stop...
  • We Just Don’t Like Liars

    05/19/2010 5:45:59 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 3 replies · 303+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 05-19-10 | Alan Speakman
    ...You know, these power clowns just don’t get it. Americans just don’t like liars (or raging idiots or elitist wanna-bes or cheap-shot artists or morally bankrupt selfish SOBs or condescending “intellectuals” or…) In short, we don’t like arrogance and hubris – for the rest of us, that sort of behavior is not only counterproductive, but (gasp!) shameful. And we eventually decide to do something about our elected officials who embody such traits: like Arlen Specter, who just lost his primary to Joe Sestak… See what I mean? ...
  • (Videos) Palin & McCain On Greta: Must Secure Boarder 1st & CASTRO LOVES Obama Care!

    03/26/2010 8:39:59 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 28 replies · 546+ views
    Two Videos of Sarah Palin & John McCain On Greta right after the todays events: A couple of comments from the intervews Both agreed we must Secure Boarder 1st & Fidel CASTRO LOVES Obama Care! Sarah mentioned John McCain was at the 1St Tea Party Sarah Palin also mentioned Obama’s Zero History of Bi-Partisianship “Coming Home Too Roast"
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • 3 Held in Alleged Anti-Gay BB shooting in S.F.

    03/04/2010 3:22:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 26 replies · 946+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE.com ^ | Thursday, March 4, 2010 | Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SNIPPET: "(03-03) 17:42 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- Three cousins from Hayward have been charged in San Francisco with a hate crime and assault for allegedly firing a BB rifle at the face of a man they believed was gay, an attack the men videotaped, authorities said Wednesday." SNIPPET: "Mohammad Habibzada, Shafiq Hashemi and Sayed Bassam, all 24, are scheduled to be arraigned today in San Francisco Superior Court. They are free on $50,000 bond apiece." SNIPPET: "Investigators believe the assailants chose the victim because he appeared to be gay. When the men were pulled over, police found a video camera...
  • America’s First Muslim College set to Open

    02/24/2010 3:32:34 PM PST · by Islaminaction · 41 replies · 856+ views
    Logans Warning ^ | February 24th, 2010 | Christopher Logan
    While most of us do not see the threat, or just do not want to admit the problems that Islam brings to non-Islamic countries, Islam continues to advance in America. In this latest stage of Islam on the move, this school is offering only two majors. Arabic language and Islamic law and theology. The last thing that this country needs are more pro-Sharia Muslims. Sharia needs to be officially banned, and then any Muslim that calls for it afterwards shall be arrested or deported if possible. Those that want Sharia do not belong here, and are to be looked upon...
  • Woman Dies After Dog Drags Her In Front Of Train (Pit Bull)

    06/04/2009 9:58:56 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 21 replies · 1,277+ views
    Woman Dies After Dog Drags Her In Front Of Train Posted: 5:43 pm PDT June 4, 2009 Updated: 6:23 pm PDT June 4, 2009 HAYWARD, Calif. -- A woman was struck and killed by a Capital Corridor train in Hayward Thursday afternoon when the dog she was walking dragged her onto the tracks and into the path of the oncoming locomotive, according to authorities. The fatal accident took place just hours after a pedestrian died from being struck by an Amtrak train in Berkeley. According to Alameda County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. J.D. Nelson, at about 2:15 p.m. two people with...
  • Hayward Parents Upset Over Anti-Gay Slur Pledge

    10/29/2008 8:20:47 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 12 replies · 851+ views
    AP via KPIX - CBS5 ^ | 28 October 2008
    Hayward Parents Upset Over Anti-Gay Slur Pledge HAYWARD (AP) ― A Bay Area elementary school got caught in the crossfire of a ballot initiative seeking to outlaw same-sex marriage in California on Tuesday after a kindergarten teacher asked her pupils to sign pledge cards promising not to use anti-gay slurs. ProtectMarriage.com, the coalition of social and religious conservative groups sponsoring Proposition 8, offered the episode at Faith Ringgold Elementary School in Hayward as proof for its claim that the measure is needed to prevent public schools from discussing gay unions with students. "Since the words 'between a man and a...
  • School holds surprise 'Gay' Day for kindergartners

    10/22/2008 10:58:39 PM PDT · by MountainLoop · 59 replies · 2,981+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 22, 2008 | Chelsea Schilling
    Some parents are shocked to find their children are learning to be homosexual allies and will participate in "Coming Out Day" at a public elementary school tomorrow – and they claim the school failed to notify parents. One mother of a kindergartner who attends Faith Ringgold School of Art and Science, a K-8 charter school in Hayward, Calif., said she asked her 5-year-old daughter what she was learning at school. The little girl replied, "We're learning to be allies." The mother also said a Gay Straight Alliance club regularly meets in the kindergarten classroom during lunch
  • Hayward officials to address school safety concerns

    08/20/2008 10:16:14 PM PDT · by SmithL · 23 replies · 490+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/20/8 | Kristofer Noceda
    HAYWARD — Walking to and from school has been a nightmare for Amoni Packnett, an eighth-grader at Cesar Chavez Middle School. The 13-year-old and other girls are the target of daily whistles and hard stares from day laborers, who often also stalk the girls, along Tennyson Road in south Hayward. "It can get uncomfortable, and I feel violated," Packnett said. "We just want something to be done to prevent this from happening again." Helping children feel safe along a stretch from Ruus Road to the railroad tracks on Tennyson Road — an area dominated by day laborers — was the...
  • CEPEC Issues “Earthquake Advisory” For Bay Area Counties in Response to Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake

    10/31/2007 7:33:14 PM PDT · by Strategerist · 29 replies · 274+ views
    California Governor's Office of Emergency Services ^ | October 31, 2007 | California Earthquake Prediction Advisory Council
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In response to Tuesday evening’s magnitude-5.6 earthquake near the junction of the Calaveras and Hayward faults, the following statement was issued by the California Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council, a panel of scientists chaired by the State Geologist that advises the Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) on the scientific validity of earthquake forecasts and seismic activity in areas where damaging earthquakes have occurred in the past. “A magnitude 5.6 earthquake occurred at 8:05 Tuesday evening (30 October 2007). The earthquake occurred near the junction of the Calaveras and Hayward faults in the southern San...
  • Southland Mall closed after hundreds rampage stores

    08/19/2007 4:28:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 1,303+ views
    HAYWARD -- Hayward police closed Southland Mall late Saturday afternoon after about 200 teenagers and young adults stormed the popular shopping center and began ransacking stores. The young people poured out of bleachers, set up in the parking lot outside Macy's, after a basketball game known as streetball ended. Police Lt. Mark Koller said clothes were pulled off hangers and advertising displays overturned. Employees and shoppers saw the intruders kick merchandise and mall kiosks as they made their way past Mervyn's and J.C. Penney stores. Thousands of shoppers left the mall by car and on foot as more than 60...
  • Amusement Park Apartheid-It's roller coasters and hijabs at today's Great Muslim Adventure Day.

    09/15/2006 5:09:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies · 1,419+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | September 15, 2006 | Joe Kaufman
    Minarets tower over two of the tallest roller coasters in the world, on the flyer announcing today’s big event at Six Flags’ Great Adventure & Wild Safari.  On this day, the park will be “transformed,” as thousands of Islamists from across the northeast come together in Jackson, New Jersey for "The Great Muslim Adventure Day."  Regrettably, Muslims will be the only ones having fun, as non-Muslims have been told that they are not welcome. The event, which also goes by the name "Muslim Youth Day," is being sponsored by the New Jersey chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA),...
  • Hayward officer fatally shoots suspect after scuffle

    08/31/2006 2:41:18 AM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 18 replies · 758+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | Wednesday, August 30, 2006
    A police officer shot and killed a 20-year-old man Wednesday after he allegedly attacked the officer with a pipe and tried to grab his gun, authorities said. Naser Solis, of Hayward, reportedly was involved in a fight with his brother near Brenkwetz Continuation High School when police were called to respond to a possible gang-related incident around 2:15 p.m., said Alameda County sheriff's Sgt. Scott Dudek. When an officer tried to intervene in the fight, Solis, holding a pipe or some kind of metal object, began striking him with it, Dudek said. "The officer was able to grab it and...
  • Naked man pulled from chimney

    04/22/2006 8:39:18 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 13 replies · 424+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/22/06 | Bay City News
    Hayward -- Hayward firefighters extricated a naked man early Saturday who was stuck in the chimney of his stepmother's residence in Hayward. After the man was freed and treated at a local hospital, he was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs, according to police. Officers initially responded to a report by a Hayward resident on Gainesville Avenue who said she had heard muffled calls for help outside of her home over the course of several hours. "We started walking around the neighborhood, and then we heard the cries for help," said Hayward police Lt. Gary Branson....
  • Study: Bay Area Quake Would Be Staggering

    04/17/2006 8:48:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies · 1,017+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/17/06 | Terence Chea - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - If an earthquake like the one that devastated the city in 1906 struck today, the toll would be staggering: tens of thousands of buildings damaged and hundreds of people dead, according to a new study. The report released Monday calculated that a repeat of that 7.9-magnitude temblor would cause 1,800 to 3,400 deaths, damage more than 90,000 buildings, displace as many as 250,000 households and result in $150 billion in damage. "We already witnessed the effect of the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people from last year's hurricanes," said Bill Ellsworth, a geophysicist with the U.S....
  • Next Big Quake? Maybe East of Bay Area

    03/27/2006 3:12:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 22 replies · 819+ views
    Herald-Zeitung | AP ^ | 3/27/06 | Scott Lindlaw
    HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) -- New cracks appear in Elke DeMuynck's ceiling every few weeks, zigzagging across her living room, creeping toward the fireplace, veering down the wall. Month after month, year after year, she patches, paints and waits. "It definitely lets you know your house is constantly shifting," DeMuynck said. So do the gate outside that swings uselessly 2 1/2 inches from its latch, the strange bulges in the street and the geology students who make pilgrimages to her cul-de-sac. DeMuynck could throw her paint brush from her front stoop and hit the Hayward Fault, which geologists consider the most...
  • Carter Unmasked (Devastating Review of Book About Former President)

    01/23/2006 6:45:21 PM PST · by HonduGOP · 108 replies · 3,784+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 01/06 | Steven F. Hayward
    CARTER UNMASKED "Jimmy Carter's reputation for idealism has been one of the great swindles of American politics for two decades." -- The New Republic The Real Jimmy Carter by Steven F. Hayward The Nobel Prize is just the beginning: Jimmy Carter is enjoying a new day in the sun, with left-wing historians taking a "fresh look" at his disastrous presidency and trying to bamboozle Americans into thinking that it was actually successful. This ongoing Saint Jimmy campaign would be laughable if it weren't part of a larger strategy to whitewash the records of failed Democrats and justify Carter's outsize influence...
  • Guilty on all chargesJury rejects self-defense, convicts Vang of killing hunters

    09/17/2005 11:26:01 AM PDT · by Gandalf_The_Gray · 37 replies · 2,882+ views
    Milwaukee Journa;/Sentinel ^ | 16 Sep 2005 | Tom Held
    Hayward - Chai Soua Vang's tearful farewell to his family after his testimony a day earlier proved prophetic Friday, as a jury convicted him of nine charges that guarantee he will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing six hunters and wounding two others. After three hours of deliberations, the jury rejected Vang's claims of self-defense and found the truck driver from St. Paul, Minn., guilty of six counts of first-degree intentional homicide and three counts of attempted homicide. In addition to the six mandatory life sentences, Vang faces an additional 225 years in prison. His sentencing...
  • Accused killer was 'disgusted' that transgender teen was male

    07/26/2005 4:30:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 111 replies · 2,779+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/26/5 | Kelly St. John
    Hayward -- One of three men accused of killing a 17-year-old Newark transgender nearly three years ago testified today that he participated in the attack after learning that Gwen Araujo was not the woman he thought he'd had sex with. Testifying for the first time at his retrial on murder charges, Jose Merel, 25, said he was disgusted when friends at a party revealed that Araujo, who called herself Lida and with whom Merel had previously had anal sex, was biologically male. "It's hard to explain," Merel said in a Hayward courtroom of the way he felt on Oct. 3,...
  • Quake Prep

    12/30/2004 10:39:09 PM PST · by forest · 50 replies · 3,576+ views
    Original | 12-30-04 (updated 3/22/2005) | Forest Glen Durland
    <p>Some officials say the long overdue big earthquake in California is due any time.(1)(2) Sure, it’s all guesstimation -- Nobody knows for sure what is exactly going on beneath our feet -- and our houses and trees. But as knowledge from modern research is assembled, better forecasts can be given. This discussion is primarily for the San Francisco Bay Area.</p>
  • Noted Author Iris Chang Dies

    12/02/2004 10:35:32 AM PST · by SteveH · 12 replies · 793+ views
    The Pioneer (CSU Hayward) ^ | Nov. 18, 2004 | Cassia Clinton
    Noted Author Iris Chang Dies Was 2004 Commencement Speaker By Cassia Clinton Staff Writer Cal State Hayward honorary alumna and bestselling author Iris Chang was found dead last week from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a remote area outside of Los Gatos, said police. She was 36. Chang was awarded an honorary doctorate when she served as the keynote speaker at the CSUH commencement ceremony in June. In her speech, she challenged graduates to “Believe in the power of one.” “Your path to freedom lies in your belief in the power of one person to make a difference,” she...