13, Sep 2014 - Californiaâ€™s Brown Turns Foes to Friends in No. 1 Economy
By the time Jerry Brown returned to the California governor's office for a third term, he had as Oakland's mayor eschewed affordable housing for $1 billion in downtown development and as attorney general sued the biggest U.S. Brown, who once trained to be a Jesuit priest, says he's learned after four decades in political office to embrace pragmatism, anticipate challenges long in advance and ...
12, Sep 2014 - Oakland, CA Friday Must Reads: Support for Death Penalty Plummets in California; Homes Prices in Alameda County
Stories you shouldnâ€™t miss: 1. Support for the death penalty has plummeted to a fifty-year low in California, with only 56 percent of residents saying they still back capital punishment, the Chron reports, citing a new Field Poll.â€¦ [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
03, Apr 2014 - Oakland, CA Lowe's to pay $18 million in hazardous waste suit
Inspections of store Dumpsters by district attorney investigators and officials from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control revealed that employees "routinely and systematically" sent hazardous wastes to local landfills throughout California that weren't authorized to receive those wastes, authorities said. Under the settlement, Lowe's must pay nearly $13 million in civil ...
03, Apr 2014 - Alameda, CA CHP shootout gunman sentenced to 400-plus years in prison
A Tuolomne County man who was involved in a shootout with California Highway Patrol officers on Interstate Highway 580 in Oakland back in 2010 was sentenced to more than 400 years in prison Thursday. Alameda Superior Court judge sentenced Byron Williams, 48, of Groveland, to 401 years plus 4 months to life. Williams had been convicted of four counts of premeditated attempted murder of a peace ...
02, Apr 2014 - The Berkeley Wire: 03.25.14
Cal studentsâ€™ energy efficiency proposal wins competition (Daily Cal) Brittany Boyd named WBCA All-Region (Cal Athletics) Cal builds big lead, holds off late Arkansas push (The State) Chris Andersonâ€™s drone dream takes off (USA Today Tech) Fired director refuses to leave KPFA studios (Oakland Tribune) Relic from WWII prison camp is returned to Cal Athletics (California) East and South Bay ...
02, Apr 2014 - Oakland, CA Lowe's to settle California claims for $18 million
Lowe's Home Centers will pay $18.1 million to settle California claims that it illegally disposed of hazardous wastes at its stores throughout the state. Prosecutors say Alameda County Superior Court Judge ...
01, Apr 2014 - Lafayette, CA Walter and Kelly Ng sentenced in investment fraud case
A case billed as "the largest investment fraud" in California history ended in Oakland Wednesday, the result of a plea deal.
01, Apr 2014 - Tuolumne, CA Oakland: Jury gets case against man in 2010 gunfight with CHP officers on I-580
Jury deliberations are under way at the trial for a Tuolunme County man whose plan to spark a right-wing revolution with a massacre in San Francisco was thwarted by a traffic stop on a highway in Oakland that quickly escalated into a gunbattle with the California Highway Patrol.
01, Apr 2014 - San Francisco, CA Iraq war vet hurt in California Occupy protest to get $4.5 million
By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Iraq War veteran critically wounded by police during an Occupy protest in 2011 will receive $4.5 million in a tentative settlement with the City of Oakland, the northern California city where he was hurt, attorneys said on Friday. Scott Olsen was 24 when he suffered head injuries and brain damage after being struck by a lead-filled beanbag during a ...