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Alameda County (California)

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  • Re-trial Sought In Bart Shooting Case

    Re-trial Sought In Bart Shooting Case
    A lawyer representing the white former San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed black passenger is asking a Los Angeles judge to grant a new trial. Defense attorney Michael Rains said in a 134-page filing...
  • California sues toymakers over lead

    California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown on Monday sued 20 companies, including Mattel Inc. and Toys "R" Us, claiming they sold toys containing "unlawful quantities of lead." The suit, filed in Alameda County Superior Court, alleges the companies knowingly...
  • Pirkle Jones, California photographer, dies at 95

    Pirkle Jones, California photographer, dies at 95
    Pirkle Jones, a California photographer admired for his stirring images of migrant workers, endangered landscapes and social movements, including a controversial series on the Black Panthers at the height of their activism in the late 1960s, died March 15...
  • Yes on Measure R

    Los Angeles is as famous for its traffic congestion as it is for its sunsets and palm trees, and it has paid a steep price, in smog and gridlock, for its love affair with cars. Belated attempts to devise a functional public transit system have run up...
  • For squirrels gone wild, city plans a turnoff

    For squirrels gone wild, city plans a turnoff
    Afraid that a population explosion among squirrels in a city park could pose a public health risk, Santa Monica officials are ready to try a proven method of dealing with the problem: birth control shots. Plans call for squirrels in Palisades Park to...
  • Juvenile prison system needs reform, lawyers say

    Three years after state officials promised to fix California's troubled juvenile prisons, advocates for incarcerated youths are urging a judge to appoint a receiver to take over a system they say remains tragically broken. The plea came in a filing...
  • Suit seeks to restore funds for treatment of homeless mentally ill

    Suit seeks to restore funds for treatment of homeless mentally ill
    Advocates for the mentally ill filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger subverted the will of voters when he eliminated a $55-million program for the homeless mentally ill -- a program he himself had touted as a success. The suit...
  • They're laying eggs at an Oakland restaurant

    They're laying eggs at an Oakland restaurant
    When the chickens arrived, clucking and pecking, in the rush of Saturday dinner hour -- Witch, Bootsy and five layers to be named later -- they transformed Pizzaiolo restaurant into the latest outpost on food's frontier. Many urban eateries boast their...
  • State help for firefighters 'a heavy lift'

    State help for firefighters 'a heavy lift'
    You'd think that with half the state charred -- and wildfires seemingly getting worse every year -- a top priority in Sacramento would be to improve California's firefighting capability. But it hasn't even been on the Legislature's agenda. Gov. Arnold...
  • Neverland rides deliver thrills in a new setting

    Neverland rides deliver thrills in a new setting
    Michael Jackson was never a fixture on the county fair circuit, but his Neverland rides now are on a never-ending tour. The attractions he set up in his estate's private amusement park have been auctioned off and are being trucked from carnival to...
  • What kind of prison relief does Prop. 5 promise?

    What kind of prison relief does Prop. 5 promise?
    Today's question: California's prisons and jails are chronically overcrowded; how much of that is related to drug offenses? How much prison and jail overcrowding, if any, would be relieved by Proposition 5? Previously, Kreit and Cooley debated whether...
  • Amber Alert Cancelled: Toddler Found Safe

    SAN LEANDRO -- Police say they have found the subject of a statewide Amber Alert. The child is safe and her father is in custody. The Amber Alert was issued across California for a 22-month-old girl taken a knifepoint from her mother in San Leandro....