11, Oct 2014 - Stanford professor receives 'genius grant' for Oakland police work
by The Associated Press CHICAGO — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants." The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced on Wednesday the 2014 ...
09, Oct 2014 - Expert rejects evidence of life in brain-dead Oakland girl
A court-appointed expert has told a California judge he sees no evidence that a 13-year-old girl is alive 10 months after a coroner signed her death certificate. The opinion was provided Monday in the case of Jahi McMath by Stanford University pediatric neurologist Paul Fisher. Jahi was declared brain dead on Dec. 12 after she went into cardiac arrest following surgery to treat sleep apnea. Her ...
09, Oct 2014 - Tomales, CA Judge rejects latest bid to keep oyster farm open - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge rejected on Tuesday an 11th-hour attempt to keep open a popular Northern California oyster operation that was ordered closed by the federal government.
09, Oct 2014 - Court expert disputes new evidence offered as proof of life in brain-dead California girl
OAKLAND, Calif. - A court-appointed expert has told a California judge he sees no evidence that a 13-year-old girl is alive 10 months after a coroner signed her death certificate.
08, Oct 2014 - Alameda, CA Oakland: Guns illegally purchased in Oregon turn up at crime scenes
Several guns that turned up at Oakland crime scenes were illegally purchased in Oregon by a Patterson, California, man who was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday, according to federal prosecutors.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
02, Apr 2014 - The Berkeley Wire: 03.25.14
Cal students’ 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 Anderson’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 ...
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 ...
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 - 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.