Alameda County News

Ex-Black Panther awarded punitive damages over fight with councilwoman

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:52
The jury that awarded former Black Panther leader Elaine Brown $3.75 million in damages last month for injuries she suffered in an assault by Oakland Councilwoman Desley Brooks added $550,000 in punitive damages Monday. In its Dec.22 verdict, the Alameda County Superior Court jury decided ...

Attorney Asks Jury To Order Oakland Councilwoman To Pay Damages

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:30
Brown headed the Black Panther Party from 1974 to 1977 and served as an aide to Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson at the time of the incident in 2015. Brooks also served as an aide to Carson before she was elected to the City Council. Brown filed a report about the incident with the Oakland ...

Jury Deciding Punititive Damages Against Desley Brooks

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:30
Brown filed a report about the incident with the Oakland Police Department but the Alameda County District Attorney's Office decided in May 2016 not to file any criminal charges against Brooks. District Attorney Nancy O'Malley noted at the time that Brown waited 16 days before she reported the incident ...

Kate Steinle case: After acquittal in pier killing, Garcia Zarate appears in federal court

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 22:07
Garcia Zarate appeared Monday before Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James alongside his attorney, J. Tony Serra. Dressed in red clothing from the Alameda County Jail, where he was moved last week by the U.S. Marshals, Garcia Zarate said he understood the charges against him, but did not enter a ...

Jury: Oakland councilwoman should pay $550000 in punitive damages to former Black Panther ...

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 21:17
Oakland City Council District 6 incumbent candidate Desley Brooks is photographed at the Oakland Tribune studio in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group) OAKLAND — An Alameda County jury Monday found that Oakland Councilwoman Desley Brooks ...

Garcia Zarate declines to enter plea at first federal court hearing since acquittal in Steinle killing

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 21:11
Garcia Zarate walked into the courtroom Monday at the Phillip Burton Federal Building wearing a red jumpsuit from Glenn Dyer Jail in Alameda County. He introduced himself to Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James as 54-year-old Juan Jose Dominguez de la Parra — an alias he has used in previous ...

36 Suspected DUI Drivers Arrested In Livermore: Police

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:30
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office stepped up DUI enforcement efforts and arrested 174 drivers suspected of driving under the influence during the holiday season. The campaign was held countywide between Dec. 15 through Jan. 1 and was dedicated to fallen California Highway Patrol Andrew ...

Fremont residents shot during attempted armed robbery; suspects at large

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:11
Police established a large perimeter and utilized the assistance of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office and UCPD, as well as an apprehension K-9 and Fremont Fire's AUV. Unfortunately, the suspects were not found and remain at large. They are described as two men and two women, all of Hispanic ...

Antifa Leader Yvette Felarca Ordered to Pay Attorney's Fees for Former College Republicans ...

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:11
Commissioner Thomas Rasch of the Superior Court of Alameda County ordered Antifa leader Yvette Felarca to pay the attorney's fees of the former president of the Berkeley College Republicans, Troy Worden. Felarca leads Berkeley's By Any Means Necessary (BAMN). The order comes in light of ...

A's Move Corporate Offices To Downtown Oakland, Keeping Gameday Ops At Coliseum

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:33
The A's today are "moving to downtown Oakland" under a previously announced plan to consolidate their offices at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and Oracle Arena into a 40,000-square-foot space in Jack London Square, according to Henry Schulman of the S.F. CHRONICLE. A's President Dav.

'Swatting' Call Prompts Sheriff's Response to Castro Valley Home

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:07
A person called the Alameda County Sheriff's Office Thursday night and said someone had three hostages and an assault rifle and demanded $15,000 or the hostages would be killed, according to sheriff's officials. The call came in at 8:47 p.m. and the caller said the hostages were being held at a home ...

Swatting Case Reported In Castro Valley

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:33
CASTRO VALLEY, CA — Exactly one week after a Kansas man was killed at his home following a Swatting call, the Alameda County Sheriff's Department dealt with a similar hoax in Castro Valley. This time, the outcome was peaceful. In fact, the sheriff's office reports that the exact same address was ...

Berkeley woman to be evicted from her home of 53 years despite long fight to stay

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:00
She joined the custodial staff at Berkeley Unified School District and started her own janitorial service, on top of working as a home healthcare aide for Alameda County. She also rented out rooms to three tenants. “I always had multiple jobs, trying to be able to catch up to pay the mortgage,” Frazier said, ...

Shove by Oakland city councilwoman could cost taxpayers $3 million

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 13:52
At issue is the city's portion of the $3.77 million verdict handed down by an Alameda County jury Dec. 21 against the East Oakland councilwoman for knocking Brown to the ground during a heated 2015 exchange. The fight was over city funding for a Brown-linked nonprofit's housing and commercial ...

Interfaith Council Proposes Faith-Based Solution to Homelessness

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 13:41
The Interfaith Council of Alameda County (ICAC) is holding a meeting Thursday, Jan. 11th to propose a faith-based homelessness solution plan for the City of Oakland, County of Alameda and the community. The meeting will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Oakland California Mormon Temple, 4770 ...

High Quality PBL Framework on the Horizon

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 13:41
When I was leading the Envision Schools, I remember speaking at one particular event in front of 200 educators from Alameda County. I was happy to be able to get one of our very recent graduates, Alexis, to come in and talk to the crowd about his experiences in his first semester at college. Toward the ...

Six dead after fiery wrong-way crash in Woodland

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 04:07
Mina Noori, 51, of Dublin, died when she crashed on South Flynn Road about a mile north of Patterson Pass Road, according to the Alameda County coroner's bureau and CHP Officer Tyler Hahn. Both vehicles erupted in flames after the crash, CHP said. "As a result of the collision the solo occupant of ...

Bicyclist Dies in Crash Near Livermore: CHP

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 01:30
A cyclist died when she crashed her bike Sunday morning in unincorporated Alameda County east of Livermore, California Highway Patrol officials said. Mina Noori, 51, of Dublin, died when she crashed on South Flynn Road about a mile north of Patterson Pass Road, according to the Alameda County ...

Cyclist killed in crash near Livermore

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 01:30
A cyclist died when she crashed her bike Sunday morning in unincorporated Alameda County east of Livermore, California Highway Patrol officials said. ... on South Flynn Road about a mile north of Patterson Pass Road, according to the Alameda County coroner's bureau and CHP Officer Tyler Hahn.

Judge orders Antifa teacher to pay conservative student thousands in damages

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 23:58
On Thursday, an Alameda County Superior Court Commissioner ordered Yvette Felarca to pay former Berkley College Republicans leader Troy Worden $10,000 in attorney's fees and $1,100 in court fees over her botched attempt to get a permanent restraining order against him, according to The ...

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