Alameda County News

Berkeley Laptop Thefts Continue Despite Recent Arrests

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:56
On Wednesday, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office charged Dajon Daniel, 19, of Oakland, Kingikirah Stevenson, 23, of Oakland, and Ray Moore, 19, of Antioch, with robbery, according to Berkeley police. The juveniles, two of which are 16 and the third 17, all from Oakland, remain in custody at ...

Encinal High event encourages <b>Alameda&#39;s</b> young women to become involved in politics

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 15:11
Keynote speaker Pamela Price, a civil rights attorney running for Alameda County district attorney in 2018, shared stories of her own experiences of fighting for civil rights after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., her experience being sexually harassed at Yale University and about the laws she has ...

Off Deadline: A sharp warning: &#39;Housing crisis&#39; threatens Silicon Valley&#39;s future

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:59
Hancock led off the morning by summarizing "the phenomenon of Silicon Valley," a "swath of land" defined loosely as the South Bay counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo and Alameda (sometimes including San Francisco) separated by a water chasm of the bay and hemmed in by mountains on the east ...

Cal State East Bay career closet dresses students for success

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:15
The university works with Alameda County Food Bank and also accepts donations. The pantry is stocked with staples such as peanut butter, soup, rice, beans, pasta, oatmeal and cereal. It also has fresh vegetables and fruit, and health snacks. “We want to make sure the students have good balanced ...

Berkeley&#39;s Cannabis Tax Cut Pushed By Illegal Sales, Fitch Says

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:07
Steve DeAngelo, the co-founder, and CEO of Harborside in Oakland said in January that the tax rate for cannabis was nearly 35%, including state and local taxes, up from 15% prior. Included in that rate is the regular 6% sales tax, 3.25% sales tax for Alameda County, a 15% state tax on marijuana and a ...

Laptop Thefts Continue Despite Recent Arrests

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 06:22
The juveniles, two of which are 16 and the third 17, all from Oakland, remain in custody at Alameda County Juvenile Hall in San Leandro and face charges including robbery, grand theft and probation violations, police said. Laptop thefts have become a common occurrence in Berkeley and police are ...

The Fishing Report: Seek out warm spots at Clear Lake

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:52
This “Wild Series,” curated by our own Napa County Resource Conservation District, is usually standing room-only by the time the mic goes on. Last Call… to get your car ... This friendly affair is back for its 2018 run at Alameda County Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday, Feb. 23-25. A highlight will be ...

VIDEO: Laptop thefts continue at East Bay coffee shops despite recent arrests

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:52
The Alameda County District Attorney's Office charged Dajon Daniel 19, of Oakland, Kingikirah Stevenson 23, of Oakland, and Ray Moore 19, of Antioch, with robbery. A 16-year-old and a 17-year-old, both of Oakland, were also taken into custody. They face charges including robbery, grand theft, and ...

Art of Peace: New project turns dismantled firearms into &#39;beacons of light&#39;

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:56
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, in partnership with the Robby Poblete Foundation, has announced a project entitled "The Art of Peace -- Alameda County." This collaborative effort will engage local artists to create three-dimensional art pieces out of the remains of dismantled firearms.

Editorial: Don&#39;t tune out; turn out for the June 5 primary

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:45
The filing period is underway for the June 5 statewide primary election, which could involve many races for Alameda County representatives. U.S. Congressional District 15, which includes Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and San Ramon in the Tri-Valley, is currently represented by Eric Swalwell ...

Past Cannabis convictions can be dismissed in <b>Alameda County</b>–by petition, says District Attorney

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:22
In Alameda County, which includes the city of Oakland, District Attorney Nancy O'Malley does not plan to dismiss convictions en masse without the affected people filing petitions. However, the DA can send a request to the court and file a petition on the persons behalf, asking the court to dismiss eligible ...

Man arrested after hitting owner and son, robbery at South Berkeley liquor store

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:03
Frankel said police quickly stopped Guillebeau at the Ashby BART station and arrested him. According to Alameda County jail records online, Guillebeau's arrest also triggered a parole violation. He is scheduled for arraignment Friday morning at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse in downtown Oakland.

Gutted strip mall was blight of South Hayward neighborhood

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:36
Not wanting to take any chances, cadaver dogs from Alameda County Sheriffs combed through the rubble Thursday morning. #DEVELOPING @HaywardFireNews Searchers with cadaver dogs going through rubble of gutted abandoned strip mall, making sure no one inside.

Another laptop grab in Berkeley; charges filed in weekend robbery case

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:18
Also in Thursday's statement, BPD reported that three men had been charged with robbery Wednesday, by the Alameda County district attorney's office, for the laptop robbery over the weekend at Caffe Strada, right by campus. Police identified those men Thursday as Dajon Daniel, 19, and Kingikirah ...

Dublin Vice Mayor Don Biddle dies at 80

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:03
As a council member, Biddle represented the city on the Alameda County Housing Commission, Alameda County Waste Management Authority, Alameda County Library Commission, Dublin Housing Authority, Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, Alameda County Transportation Commission, ...

Newly Released Video Shows BART Fatal Shooting

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 21:11
“It's a very challenging situation. This officer didn't create this. He had to deal with what was created before he arrived.” The shooting is under investigation by Oakland police homicide detectives, Alameda County prosecutors and BART's internal affairs unit. The family and BART also were at odds over ...

Ex-Felon Gets 6 Years For Fatal Shooting In 2015

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 20:15
... the shooting occurred, which primarily is residential. Christy, who worked as an emergency medical technician, wasn't arrested and charged until July 2016, 16 months after the shooting. Christy previously was convicted of attempted second-degree commercial burglary in Alameda County on Oct. 21, ...

Thursday Midday News Roundup

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 20:15
23, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office agreed to allow Christy to plead no contest to the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter in a deal that only called for him to spend six years in prison. Christy was formally sentenced by Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson today. Oakland police said ...

Despite recent arrest of 6 suspects, laptop thefts continue in Berkeley

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:50
The Alameda County District Attorney's Office charged Dajon Daniel, 19, Kingikirah Stevenson, 23, and Ray Moore, 19, with robbery Wednesday, according to the Nixle alert. Three unnamed juvenile suspects, two of whom are 16 and one of whom is 17, are in custody at Juvenile Hall. They face charges ...

San Francisco&#39;s homeless are getting six-figure jobs in a gritty neighborhood that&#39;s been overrun ...

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 19:46
In one of the grittiest downtown neighborhoods, homeless people sleep outside the offices of Uber, Microsoft, Twitter, Square, and other high-powered tech companies. Needles, garbage, and feces are found in concentrations comparable to some of the world's poorest slums. Drug dealers conduct ...