Alameda County News

“Excited delirium:” Coroner blames Oakland police taser death on syndrome

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 13:52
Alameda County medical examiner Judy Melinek also listed acute alcohol and methamphetamine intoxication as a cause, and cardiovascular disease, obesity and chronic cocaine abuse as contributing factors. “If that is what they are saying the cause of death is, that solidifies the assertion that he was ...

Remains found at Hayward warehouse ID'd as missing father

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:45
... were identified as a missing father, according to family members. Forty-eight-year-old Piseth Chhay of San Francisco was last seen on Mother's Day in 2017. In June San Francisco Police investigators, and canine teams from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit located human ...

Pot may be legal in California, but non-citizens still have cause for worry

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 11:15
“It's really unfortunate,” says Alameda County Public Defender Brendon Woods. “For immigrants, anyone who is convicted of possession of over 30 grams of marijuana, whether here legally or not, will be deportable.” Non-citizens may have even more cause for worry after Attorney General Jeff Sessions ...

Cape Girardeau police report 1/10/18

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 06:00
Hunter Cole Abernathy, 22, of Oran, Missouri, was arrested at North Main and Roberts streets on a Scott County warrant. * Derek J. Cunningham, 19, of Kennett, Missouri, was arrested at Shawnee Parkway and South Kingshighway on a Dexter, Missouri, warrant. * A suspect was in custody pending ...

AC Transit director faces $60000 fine for not filing election reports

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 04:52
HAYWARD — An AC Transit director representing mid-Alameda County is facing $60,000 in penalties for allegedly failing to file a dozen campaign finance reports dating back to 2012, state Fair Political Practices Commission documents show. The judgment against AC Transit director Mark Williams, ...

California Pension Battles Play Out in Court

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 02:25
In the aftermath of pension reform, several public employee unions sued in state court seeking court declarations about exactly what was and was not permissible under the new law. In the present instance, the Alameda County Employees' Retirement Association and other related unions sued in Contra ...

US Supreme Court asked to review local gun shop case

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 01:02
SAN LORENZO — The United States Supreme Court was asked to review a local case regarding Alameda County barring a gun shop from opening in San Lorenzo. Three organizations including the Second Amendment Foundation, the Calguns Foundation and California Association of Federal ...

California zoning law banning gun shops is challenged in Supreme Court filing

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:56
Businessmen John Teixeira, Steve Nobriga and Gary Gamaza joined the Calguns Foundation, Second Amendment Foundation and California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees in the lawsuit first filed in 2012 that challenged an ordinance in Alameda County that prohibits gun stores from being ...

Local cops and DA's visit Israel for human trafficking solutions

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:56
“I've been on some delegations where it's fluff,” said Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. “This was not fluff to me.” One of the main aims of the trip was for Israel to present its comprehensive approach of policy, criminal justice, prevention and street-level humanitarian work. That's according ...

California's deadly flu season could be worst in a decade

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:42
The Shoo the Flu program is a partnership of the Alameda County Public Health Department, the California Department of Public Health and the Oakland Unified School District, giving flu shots to students at their schools. less. Vials of injectable flu vaccine are seen at the Manzanita Community School in ...

$900M bond measure proposed to address San Diego homelessness

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 00:33
Those cities and counties — home to roughly two-thirds of the state's population — include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Alameda County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County and Berkeley. Supporters say the local bond measure would complement, not compete with, a separate ...

AC Transit Board Member Faces $60000 Fine for Campaign Law Violations

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 23:58
The FPPC complaint and financial disclosure data on file with the Alameda County Registrar of Voters show that Williams has not filed semi-annual campaign statements required under California's Political Reform Act since January 2011. The complaint notes that Williams's election committee showed a ...

Vallejo police arrest several men with outstanding warrants

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:30
“He was on the front porch of a home, and we found there was a Solano County Superior Court warrant for arson and stalking with $150,000 bail,” he said. There had also ... “Mr. Irving was found to have an outstanding, no-bail warrant from Alameda County for vehicle theft and failure to appear,” he said.

The tough questions start for Jon Gruden and Raiders

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:18
I'd like to fill that place (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum) with Raiders at least seven or eight more times. That's all I care about.'' There was yet more punting when Gruden was asked about Lincoln Kennedy, the former Raider-turned-sideline reporter who speculated that player protests during the ...

Loaded guns found in vehicle of pair sleeping at Berkeley Marina

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:18
The passenger, Berkeley resident Corina Tito-Lopez, 25, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a concealed firearm in vehicle, and carrying a loaded firearm. Both remain in custody, according to Alameda County sheriff's office records online. Both Saeidah and Tito-Lopez appear to be facing gun ...

Defendant in Ghost Ship Fire Case to Receive Public Funds for Defense

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 22:07
An Alameda County Superior Court judge granted an unusual motion Tuesday to allow the use of public money to cover the cost of defending Max Harris, who stands accused of 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2016 Ghost Ship fire in Oakland. "It's unusual, but under ...

Taxpayers To Foot Bill For Ghost Ship Defendant

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 21:56
OAKLAND, CA — An Alameda County Superior Court judge granted an unusual motion this morning to allow the use of public money to cover the cost ... Briggs will be reimbursed at a rate of $115 per hour out of county funds through the Criminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program, which is in place to ...

Ghost Ship defendant to receive public funds for defense

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 21:56
An Alameda County Superior Court judge granted an unusual motion Tuesday morning to allow the use of public money to cover the cost of defending Max Harris, who stands accused of 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2016 Ghost Ship fire in Oakland. “It's unusual, but ...

California now has a one-two punch on the Russia inquiry

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 21:33
“I look forward to the chance to continue to provide a voice for our most vulnerable communities, work on issues I've handled since my earliest days in the Alameda County District Attorney's office, and defend California in the face of this Administration's repeated attacks on our values,” Harris said in a ...

SCOTUS Review Sought In Challenge Of <b>Alameda County</b> Gun Store Ban

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 20:57
BELLEVUE, WA –-(Ammoland.com)- Attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation and its partners in a challenge of an Alameda County, California zoning ordinance that effectively bans gun stores have filed a writ of certiorari seeking review by the Supreme Court of the United States. The lawsuit ...

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