Alameda County News

Police Believe Deaths Of Man And Woman Were A Murder-Suicide

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 00:00
FREMONT (BCN). Fremont police said today that they believe the shooting deaths of a man and a woman and who were found inside a home in the city's Niles District on Saturday were a murder-suicide. The Alameda County coroner's bureau identified the people who were found in the home in the ...

Tri-City Couple, Dog Died In Murder-Suicide: Cops

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:39
FREMONT, CA --Fremont police said today that they believe the shooting deaths of a man and a woman and who were found inside a home in the city's Niles District on Saturday were a murder-suicide. The Alameda County coroner's bureau identified the people who were found in the home in the ...

Oakland Residents To Stand Trial For Karla Ramirez's Death

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:37
OAKLAND, CA -- A judge ruled today that prosecutors produced sufficient evidence to have two suspects stand trial on a murder charge for the brutal stabbing and burning death in 2016 of a 21-year-old San Leandro woman who was an Alameda County sheriff's explorer. Superior Court Judge Allan ...

2 Suspects To Stand Trial In Murder Of <b>Alameda County</b> Sheriff&#39;s Explorer

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:37
Superior Court Judge Allan Hymer ordered postal worker Laura Rodgers and Curtys Entoine Taylor, both 24-year-old Oakland residents, to return to court on March 6 to be arraigned a second time in connection with the death of Karla Ramirez, whose body was found in a creek at the Arroyo Viejo ...

Ghost Ship fire defendants Almena, Harris enter pleas

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:26
OAKLAND >> Former Ghost Ship tenants Derick Almena and Max Harris, each facing 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter, entered not-guilty pleas Tuesday morning in Alameda County Superior Court. The pair are charged in the deaths of 36 people attending a dance party on Dec. 2, 2016 at the East ...

Two Suspects To Stand Trial For Murder Of Sheriff&#39;s Explorer

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:15
A judge ruled today that prosecutors produced sufficient evidence to have two suspects stand trial on a murder charge for the brutal stabbing and burning death in 2016 of a 21-year-old San Leandro woman who was an Alameda County sheriff's explorer. Superior Court Judge Allan Hymer ordered ...

Former manager and &#39;creative director&#39; of Ghost Ship warehouse plead not guilty to manslaughter ...

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:15
Almena and Harris were arrested and charged last summer after Alameda County Dist. Atty. Nancy E. O'Malley accused them of knowingly creating "a fire trap, with inadequate means of escape," by allowing dozens of people to illegally reside in the building, which was supposed to serve as an artists ...

Suspension rates for black male students in California higher for foster youth, rural students

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 23:03
While the highest total suspensions for black males occurred in large urban counties, rural counties with smaller black male enrollments posted the ... San Mateo County, at 50 percent; Oroville Union High in Butte County, at 45 percent; and the California School for the Deaf-Fremont in Alameda County, ...

Thousands of marijuana convictions could be reduced, tossed out under <b>Alameda County</b> DA&#39;s plan

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:52
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley speaks during the first meeting of the East Bay Animal PAC, a political action committee dedicated to supporting candidates for local office who will promote animal-friendly policies, in Oakland, Calif. on Monday, July 3, 2017. (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area ...

Bail reform headlines statewide rallies; AG gets behind effort

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:52
In Santa Clara County, the Board of Supervisors moved forward last fall with a plan to create a nonprofit fund to post bonds for low-risk defendants who otherwise couldn't afford it. Alameda County has “Mama's Bail Out Day” where social-justice groups raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to post bail ...

Suspects appear in court in slaying of <b>Alameda County</b> Sheriff&#39;s explorer

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:29
OAKLAND — The couple accused of stabbing and then trying to burn the body of a young Alameda County Sheriff's Explorer appeared in court Tuesday to face murder and conspiracy charges. Alameda County Judge Allan Hymer held Curtys Taylor, 24, and Laura Rodgers, 24, to answer after a ...

Suspects appear in court in slaying of <b>Alameda County</b> Sheriff&#39;s explorer

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 22:18
OAKLAND — The couple accused of stabbing and then trying to burn the body of a young Alameda County Sheriff's Explorer were held to answer on murder and conspiracy charges Tuesday. Alameda County Judge Allan Hymer held Curtys Taylor, 24, and Laura Rodgers, 24, to answer after a ...

Two men plead not guilty in deadly Oakland, California, warehouse fire: report

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 21:03
Almena rented the warehouse, which was known as the Ghost Ship, and ran it as an art collective and communal residence, while Harris was a creative director of the art space, prosecutors said in a document presented to an Alameda County Court in December 2017. Prosecutors said the building did ...

Apparent murder-suicide in Fremont leaves 2 people, dog dead

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 21:00
A Fremont man is suspected of shooting and killing a woman and a dog before turning the gun on himself, authorities said Tuesday. The people killed over the weekend were identified as 49-year-old Holly Lynn Dreyer and 56-year-old Steven Floyd Howard, according to the Alameda County Coroner's ...

<b>Alameda County</b> DA Nancy O&#39;Malley Announces New Policy to Reduce and Dismiss Potentially ...

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:26
Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley Announces New Policy to Reduce and Dismiss Potentially Thousands of Marijuana Convictions. According to the DA's office, there are possibly as many as 6,000 marijuana cases that could be cleared or reduced through the Prop 64 process. By Darwin ...

<b>Alameda</b> DA Seeks To Dismiss 5900 Marijuana Convictions

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:26
ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA -- Nearly 6,000 marijuana convictions in Alameda County could be dismissed with the help of the District Attorney's Office. District Attorney Nancy O'Malley on Tuesday said her office has identified 5,900 cases that are eligible for dismissal. O'Malley said about 5,000 individuals ...

Defendants in CA warehouse fire plead not guilty in 36 deaths

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:03
An Alameda County Superior Court judge on Tuesday set a July 16 trial date for Derick Almena and Max Harris, who the judge previously determined had a "substantial" role in managing the Ghost Ship warehouse. Advertisement. Almena rented the warehouse that caught fire on Dec. 2, 2016 during an ...

<b>Alameda County</b> prosecutors aim to dismiss thousands of cannabis convictions

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 20:03
Nearly 6,000 marijuana-related criminal convictions in Alameda County are eligible to be dismissed, reduced or sealed if the accused comes forward with a petition, District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said Tuesday. Barring unusual circumstances or facts, felony cases will be reduced to misdemeanors, ...

Almena And Harris Plead Not Guilty In Ghost Ship Fire Case

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:33
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson also scheduled a hearing on April 13 on a defense motion to have the charges against Almena and Harris dismissed and their trial to begin on July 16 if that motion is denied. At the end of the preliminary hearing in December, Judge Jeffrey Horner ...

Ghost Ship defendants enter plead not guilty in party deaths

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:07
FILE - This June 8, 2017, file photo released by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Max Harris at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, Calif. An Alameda County Superior Court judge on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, set a July 16 trial date for Derick Almena and Max Harris, who the judge previously said had ...

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