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  • DA Accused of ‘Extreme Departure From California Law’ With Charges in 5-Year-Old Girl’s Murder

    04/27/2023 11:16:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 26, 2023 | Selim Algar
    A radical California DA is under fire for going easy on three gangbangers charged with shooting a 5-year-old girl through the heart and killing her earlier this month. Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price declined to add gun and gang enhancements to murder raps against the suspects — a “staggering” move which could significantly lessen their sentences. “Not filing gun and gang enhancements in a case like this is an extreme departure from California criminal law practice,” veteran Los Angeles County prosecutor Jason Lustig told The Post. “It’s e
  • ‘It Was Insane’; Dozens Of Looters Ransack Walnut Creek Nordstrom Store-(not looters organized gangs)

    11/21/2021 7:16:57 AM PST · by skyman · 167 replies CBS ^ | 11/20/21
    WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — Dozens of looters swarmed into the Nordstrom store in downtown Walnut Creek Saturday night, terrorizing shoppers, ripping off bag loads of merchandise and ransacking shelves before fleeing in a several vehicles waiting for them on the street. Walnut Creek Lt. Ryan Hibbs told KPIX 5 that police began receiving calls about the looting at around 9 p.m. He said there were approximately 80 individuals who ran into the store and began looting and smashing shelves. Video shot at the scene shows the masked looters streaming out of the store, carrying bags and boxes, jumping into...
  • Coyote that attacked five people in East Bay [NorCal] is trapped, killed after extensive search

    03/12/2021 11:23:40 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | MARCH 12, 2021 9:52 AM PT | Maura Dolan
    The California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife said they used DNA analysis to link the attacks to the animal, which was euthanized and will be tested for rabies. The attacks began last summer in the town of Moraga, which borders Oakland. Five people, two children and three men, were bitten in a 2-mile area in Moraga and neighboring Lafayette. The searchers laid traps and used coyote urine to lure the aggressive animal. Several other coyotes were caught and euthanized before authorities trapped the target. The coyote approached and bit people without warning. Last month, it bit a 3-year-old girl as...
  • Child flown to hospital after coyote attack in East Bay park

    04/01/2020 6:20:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 1, 2020 | George Kelly
    5-year-old girl treated for non-life-threatening injuries; park closed to visitorsEast Bay Regional Park District staff closed Dublin Hills Regional Park to visitors after a 5-year-old girl was attacked and bitten by a coyote Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Park officials immediately responded to a park location around 2:20 p.m. after learning that the girl, who was walking with family members, was approached and bitten by one of five or six coyotes. The girl’s family quickly intervened and the animals fled. Alameda County Fire Department firefighters also responded, and provided care before transporting the girl to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland for...
  • Former East Bay gang member launches completely green company, hires ex-felons

    01/15/2019 6:55:26 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 24 replies
    KTVU ^ | 12/20/18 | By Rob Roth
    Vericool is a local company that is not only completely green, but it was founded by a former East Bay gang member who now hires ex-felons who are getting out of jail. Darrell Jobe launched the company in a factory in Livermore. There, workers make packing boxes and shipping containers, but they are also helping the environment. Half the people who work in the factory have been in jail or prison. When Kyil Parker got out of jail for dealing drugs, no one would hire him.
  • The Eye of Mount Diablo shines only on Dec 7th

    12/07/2016 7:54:54 AM PST · by Talkwire · 11 replies
    Some East Bay guy ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | Mario Mazzamuto
    In the SF East Bay, the historic Mount Diablo beacon shines one night a year to honor Pearl Harbor Day. Terrific article about the annual event which can be seen across Northern California. LINK:
  • Prison worker’s East Bay clash with Muslims probed as hate crime

    12/09/2015 3:01:39 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2015 | Evan Sernoffsky and Hamed Aleaziz
    A state corrections department employee is being investigated for a possible hate crime after she was captured on video aggressively confronting two Muslim men who were praying in a Castro Valley park over the weekend, officials said Wednesday.
  • East Bay Woman Accused Of Credit Card Fraud After Restaurant Mix Up

    08/13/2013 7:43:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8-13-13
    NEWARK (CBS SF) — A woman who dined at a Newark seafood restaurant on her birthday and was handed the wrong credit card by the waitress at the end of her meal was arrested after she took the card and headed to a nearby mall on Sunday evening, police said. Jheline Demesa, 22, of San Leandro, ate dinner at Ray’s Crab Shack at 5989 Mowry Ave., where the waitress mistakenly gave her a credit card from an adjacent table, police said. Instead of returning the card, Demesa allegedly left the restaurant with it, police said. The real cardholder tried to...
  • Women unharmed in early-morning limousine fire in East Bay (Ten in mid90s, caught fire while idling)

    06/10/2013 11:04:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 6/10/13 | Paul Burgarino Contra Costa Times
    <p>WALNUT CREEK -- A group of 10 women -- most of them in their mid-90s -- dolled up in hats and fancy dresses and prepared to head to Sonoma to celebrate a friend's 96th birthday Sunday morning, escaped injury when their idling limousine burst into flames, according to neighbors and authorities.</p>
  • California political miscreants inhabit East Bay

    05/11/2012 9:33:23 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/11/12 | Dan Walters
    The East Bay Municipal Water District captures water from the Sierra snowpack in reservoirs on the Mokelumne River and sends it via sealed pipeline 90 miles to customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, saying it "assures that all customers get high-quality drinking water ..." One wonders, however, whether the East Bay's water is contaminated by a germ that compels its politicians to misbehave. While there's a long history of aberrant behavior in the region, it's been particularly evident recently. Within a few months, East Bay politicians were arrested on a shoplifting charge (Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi), resigned after becoming involved...
  • CA: East Bay braces for influx of released prisoners

    04/04/2010 9:58:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 918+ views
    CoCo Times on Oakland Tribune ^ | 4/4/10 | Paul Burgarino
    Bracing for an influx of newly released prisoners, East Bay leaders are working with social services groups to prevent the former inmates from returning to lives of crime. The concern has reached a critical point because state legislation has relaxed restrictions on parolees and led to the early release of prisoners considered low risk. The state sought the changes to save money and to ease prison overcrowding and health care problems. The state aims to decrease the prison population by tens of thousands over the next two to three years. Though there is no way to know exactly how many...
  • Harmer loss could galvanize East Bay Republicans in 2010

    11/07/2009 10:22:49 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 535+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 11/7/9 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    In the strange world of politics, where up is down and down is up, Republicans tout as a victory David Harmer's 10-point loss to Democrat John Garamendi in Tuesday's special congressional race. With an 18-point party registration advantage, off-the-charts name identification and double the cash of his opponent, Republicans say Garamendi should have won with a far bigger margin. "Harmer winning 43 percent of the vote in an overwhelmingly Democratic district in the Bay Area does not speak well for the Democrats," California GOP Chairman Ron Nehring said the morning after Tuesday's election. Yes, this is largely spin. Harmer outperformed...
  • ACORN suspend programs in San Jose and East Bay

    09/30/2009 9:37:21 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 9 replies · 625+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | September 30, 2009 | Joe Rodriguez
    San Jose's ACORN has closed its first-time homeowner program in the wake of the scandal that has also cost the national group its federal funding. Allison Chadwick, a national spokeswoman for ACORN Housing, said all of its offices, including San Jose and the East Bay chapters, would suspend classes for first-time home buyers. However, foreclosure advice would continue. ACORN, a nonprofit anti-poverty organization, is reeling from a sting operation by undercover conservative activists posing as a prostitute and her pimp. The pair videotaped ACORN housing workers in Baltimore and other locations offering them advice about cheating on taxes and operating...
  • Girl, 17, Run Over by Her Own SUV During 'Ghost Ride' Stunt

    05/07/2009 2:26:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 1,415+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 05/06/2009 | Robert Salonga
    A 17-year-old girl had to be airlifted to a local hospital Tuesday evening after she was run over by her own car while trying to "ghost ride," a car stunt popularized in the East Bay, police said. "Ghost riding" typically entails a car owner walking or dancing alongside or on top of a vehicle that is idling forward without a driver. The stunt has local origins, particularly in the Bay Area rap scene radiating from Oakland and Vallejo. The injured girl was "performing a horseplay maneuver" as her 1980s-model Chevrolet Blazer idled along about 6 p.m. near San Jose Avenue...
  • CA: East Bay GOP 'rising star' striving for greater heights (Tom Del Beccaro)

    12/04/2006 8:15:06 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 463+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 12/4/06 | Josh Richman
    Still pursuing a lawsuit against one of California's top Democrats, an East Bay Republican leader seeks to advance his "rising star" reputation by becoming the state GOP's second-in-command. Looking at his extensive, slick Web site,, one might think Contra Costa County Republican Central Committee chairman Tom Del Beccaro seeks a publicly elected office. Instead, Del Beccaro — who sued to kick Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown off the November ballot for attorney general — is rallying support from hundreds of delegates to the party's convention this February in Sacramento. Del Beccaro, 44, who lives in Lafayette and practices law in...
  • TURKEY ROUNDUP - Moonbats Had A Busy Day

    11/25/2005 11:22:49 AM PST · by chuckpez · 4 replies · 536+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | November 25rd, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    There's something about Thanksgiving that truly brings out the hate in America's most miserable extremists. Some of the most notorious fresh examples: From Bill Schechner at San Francisco's KPIX: Arab-Owned Liquor Stores Attacked In Oakland OAKLAND Security tapes from the San Pablo Liquor Market on 23rd and San Pablo Ave. in Oakland show 11 men dressed in the manner of members of the Nation of Islam walking into the market at about 11:30 Wednesday night. After confronting the clerk behind the counter they push him aside, topple some groceries, open the wine, soda and alcohol coolers and throw the goods...
  • Shots fired at cars along I-580 between San Leandro, Dublin

    02/28/2004 7:42:16 AM PST · by risk · 2 replies · 179+ views
    SF Gate ^ | Saturday, February 28, 2004 | Jim Herron Zamora, Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writers
    <p>A motorist was injured Friday when a window of her car exploded as she drove on a stretch of Interstate 580 in the East Bay where a sniper is suspected of firing shots at five other vehicles this week, the California Highway Patrol said.</p>
  • Holly Patterson's Parents Endorse Pro-Life Bill Reviewing RU 486

    11/06/2003 11:21:12 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 270+ views ^ | November 6, 2003 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- In an open letter written today to members of Congress, the parents of Holly Patterson, the California teenager who died after taking the RU 486 abortion drug, endorsed legislation that would suspend the FDA's approval of the drug pending a Congressional review. "We will actively support 'Holly's Law' in Congress by Reps. DeMint, Bartlett and Senator Brownback to suspend and review the abortion drug RU 486," Monty and Helen Patterson say in their letter. "Holly depended on the safety of the FDA approved pill administered by Planned Parenthood," the Pattersons continued. "The FDA has failed to...
  • Defense outlines cult theory

    08/13/2003 7:33:10 PM PDT · by Commander8 · 7 replies · 291+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | August 13, 2003, | JOHN COTÉ and Garth Stapley
    Scott Peterson's defense team Tuesday briefed two forensic experts on a statanic cult theory, including paintings and artwork near San Francisco Bay and an experiment showing that the pregnant Laci Peterson's body could have been placed in the water at the art site. Attorney Matt Dalton, using a laptop computer, showed artwork that he said depicted ritualistic killings and occult practices, and said the artwork could be found near the end of a peninsula in the bay. Dalton also said that the defense team placed weighted flotation devices in the water at the end of the peninsula, and they ended...
  • East Bay woman, 106, is Civil War royalty

    10/15/2002 7:12:50 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 11 replies · 294+ views
    Tri Valley Herald ^ | October 14, 2002 | Angela Hill
    <p>ON A SUNNY Saturday afternoon amid the slouching pines and old headstones in Evergreen Cemetery in East Oakland, uniformed soldiers -- Confederate and Union both -- stood straight-backed at attention, saluting an approaching dignitary. It was not some president or general, boldly rolling up in a military jeep. Nay, it was the woman of the hour -- Oakland's 106-year-old Alma Grigsby, meekly bumping along on a cemetery lawn mower.</p>