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Giorgio C. April 23, 2014 at 05:48 am
Alvin, Those committing most of these crimes live in poorest communities as is usually the case,Read More including the poorest parts of Richmond. And they go to the nearest cities that have something to steal. So, add Hercules and Pinole to the list, with El Cerrito, as victims, along with the nicer parts of Richmond. You mentioned Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, and Martinez with this same group of cities, but I think they are more immune from this problem. Using your logic, I'd say we are all stupid if we chose to live in El Cerrito, Hercules, Pinole, El Sobrante, and Richmond. We even share the same struggling school district. I'd love to live in Walnut Creek, but I'm just too stupid to live there I guess, so I'm stuck in Hercules which is no different than a nicer area of Richmond. So I have to ask, do you think you are smart for choosing El Cerrito, assuming it was a choice? Maybe regretting the choice a little bit?
Alvin Mabuhay April 23, 2014 at 10:33 am
Giorgio~My initial comment was "If living in Richmond is a choice..." That caveatRead More distinguishes people who live in Richmond by circumstances rather than choice. Some of the obvious ones are: 1) grew up in Richmond, 2) inherited a house in Richmond, 3) have to live close to or with a family member or relative who needs assistance, 4) lack of income, or are unable to move. My point being, and there really is no argument to be made, is that Richmond is a very bad location to live, and if one has the benefit of living elsewhere, they would be wise to do so. Granted that El Cerrito and other West County cities suffer from their proximity to Richmond/San Pablo, but comparing Richmond to El Cerrito is like the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing one.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) April 23, 2014 at 12:45 pm
Hercules Man Among 2 Charged With Murder in Connection to Fatal Shooting, BurglaryRead More http://pinole-hercules.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/hercules-man-among-2-charged-with-murder-in-connection-to-fatal-shooting-burglary
Frank Ocean April 19, 2014 at 08:09 am
Will there ever be a day when the patch is able to report what happened correctly? How can you takeRead More a press release or a story from another source and still not be able to add a short intro correct. The victim was transported to John Muir in Walnut creek. The suspect was driven to kaiser richmond. The only reason to read the patch any longer is just so I can get a good laugh over how bad it has become. Just pull the plug if your not going to put out the effort to do it correctly.
RICHMOND, Ca: Police Release Surveillance Photo of 2 People of Interest in Target Parking Lot Shooting. Photo provided by Bay City News
Dr. Ingerb April 18, 2014 at 07:32 am
Agreeing with Giorgio C.: It's a pretty big journalistic gaffe not to identify the persons ofRead More interest, and the editors (or the police) probably should have blocked out the third person's face. By not identifying who is who in the photo, you force us to make assumptions about who the bad guys are based on appearance. Sure, we have to do that in real life, but we're often wrong. It's a good thing for Patch to publish photos to help police after a violent incident, but there should be no need for us to draw on our simplifying prejudices in trying to be helpful. That's very bad journalism.
Giorgio C. April 18, 2014 at 07:35 pm
Yes, Dr. Ingerb, "prejudice" is the right word. The author of this article expects us toRead More filling in the missing information using racial prejudice.
Dave April 18, 2014 at 09:06 pm
I guess no one read where it says,"Police haven't been able to identify the two young menRead More captured by the surveillance cameras." I see 2 young and one older male. Step down off the racial prejudice soap box.
RICHMOND, Ca: Target store on Macdonald Avenue near 42 Street. Map Courtesy: Google Maps
CHACHA April 17, 2014 at 10:53 am
WHy is TARGET STORES a continual mlving-TARGET for these Thugs, Gangsta's Punks? Pinole Target hasRead More had "numerous-problems" w/these "illegal-activites" from shop-lifting, panhandling, loittering,. muggings, auto-theft, drug-dealings, stabbings, illegal-parking/dumpings, etc! Target Stores should step-up and help increase law-enforcement on their property, especially the "parking-lot areas" since it's taking a toll on "Pinole Police Manpower drain" while endangering public health and safety!
Hugo April 16, 2014 at 09:43 am
Let me guess, this man was not really qualified for the job but got the job because of affirmativeRead More action. Just like other "entitled" people who think the world owes them and they just take. All the liberals feels so sorry for these people that they just let it slide by. Remember Muslim bakery? I know someone who worked at a section 8/ below market housing complex. Drug dealers were living there after their grandmothers died. People threw garbage all over and trashed their apartments and then demanded to have the apartments renovated. Our system is broken. Personal responsibility is what we need. Also, in a civilized society, people think about what is good for the whole, not just the individual.
lubov mazur April 16, 2014 at 08:02 pm
Shouldn't the bail be more or as much as the amount he is accused of stealing? 20% of $500k is moreRead More like a tax; he could just bolt and still have plenty.
Ken Briggs April 16, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Hugo You are maybe right , but with the low bail, will he still stay around ? doeshe still going toRead More the same church ? hell he should repay every dime plus interest and jail time . with his smart as kids maybe they mightknow how to repay the funds . any way he should be not paid to do nothing not even to use a computer.
Frank Ocean April 12, 2014 at 09:52 am
Complete failure on the part of the court system. 12 years is not the appropriate sentence forRead More murder. Factor in the amount of time he already spent in custody along with time off for good behavior, he will be out in a very short time. Yet again the court fails to protect the community.
Alvin Mabuhay April 12, 2014 at 03:20 pm
F.O. is spot on. Not sure is most people realize that 12 years is actually 6 years unless theRead More sentence carries a mandate for doing a greater percentage of the actual sentence. The D.A.'s office is obsessed with convictions rather than justice. It is sickening how they pat themselves on the back for getting a conviction while at the same time, slapping the victim's family in the face. What a bunch of pussies!
Autumn Johnson (Editor) April 14, 2014 at 02:53 pm
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CAL FIRE and the California National Guard hold their annual fire aviation training. Photo courtesy: Cal Fire
Rene' B. April 4, 2014 at 11:21 am
This was a very interesting and instructive clip. It makes us all feel safer knowing that the twoRead More branches of safety are training together to get out all the snags. Thanks.
Screenshot of KPIX CBS 5 news website shows the senator swarmed by reporters as he leaves a federal courthouse on Monday, March 31, 2014.
Zinn April 1, 2014 at 06:18 am
I understand there is a loophole that will allow him to defend himself via the use of his campaignRead More contributions..
dan mcdunn April 1, 2014 at 08:10 am
We could be reading a similar story about every single one of our "public servants",Read More democrat or republican. Everything is for sale for what amounts to peanuts to the corporations and criminals that make "political contributions". The larger we allow the state to grow the worse this is going to get. "when you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - When you see that men get richer by graft and pull then by work, and your laws don't protect you against them but protect them against you - when you see corruption Being rewarded and honestly being a self sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed." Ayn Rand
Russell April 1, 2014 at 01:16 pm
It is unbelievable to me that he is still collecting his salary. While the federal government wagesRead More a war on terrorism, Yee tries to sell them weapons. I hope he sees the inside of a prison as a result. Imagine how the other corrupt politicians in Sacramento are sweating.
35 Year Resident March 31, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Hang up and drive!
Jow April 1, 2014 at 08:13 am
When will "putting on make-up" while driving become distracted driving? I see so manyRead More women doing this...
LMO737 April 1, 2014 at 04:06 pm
No more threats! First offense, suspend license, sell car at auction, give driver Bart and BusRead More schedules. These drivers can use public transportation.
Ronald Guinto. Photo provided by Bay City News
Sarah Creeley March 28, 2014 at 06:30 pm
The superintendent works for our school board who work for our children.
Giorgio C. March 29, 2014 at 10:17 am
Yes, but remember this relationship is analogous to that of the City Manager and City Council. TheRead More City Manager is supposed to know which procedures are best for getting the job done. The City Council, and WCCUSD Board, are a group of elected amateurs who know little to nothing about protocol. They are supposed to hire/appoint someone who does. This is one more example of when the Superintendent has to be told how to do their job. The other recent example was OCR having to tell the Superintendent which procedures were lacking to meet Title IX requirements. Last year, I shared with the school board and the Superintendent my concerns about the lack of procedures pertaining to the Ivy League Connection program. My concern, as I told them, was that they had district employees (not teachers) chaperoning children during these visits to these colleges. What procedures were in place for ensuring that our children were safe with these chaparones? I got blasted by one of the Ivy League Coordinators for this, but the board and Superintendent agreed that some clear procedures were needed for this program. Our Superintendent has his strong points. For everything else, he is relying on his staff to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. This is why I don't understand why everyone is opposed to paying administrators what they are worth. They fulfill a critical function. Just like teachers, we need to recruit and retain the best administrators, too.
Miso March 29, 2014 at 06:22 pm
How does a teacher get permission slips for on off site trip withou the apparent knowledge of theRead More School itself?..
Desert Rat March 28, 2014 at 03:51 pm
Anybody who criticizes Leland Yee is racist. Felonies not withstanding....
Hutch March 28, 2014 at 09:10 pm
What's the difference between Leland Yee doing favors for political contributions and otherRead More politicians doing favors to unions and corporations? The whole system is rigged to screw taxpayers. They need to stop all personal gifts and corporate donations including unions.
Hutch March 31, 2014 at 02:19 pm
It's time for this crap to stop. Send Jerry Hill a message Senator.Hill@senate.ca.gov Tell him toRead More change laws to stop all "gifts" and stop contributions by lobbyists, corporations and unions. Also if a politician is suspended they should lose all pay and benefits unless they are later exonerated.
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Dave March 25, 2014 at 07:48 pm
That can happen on any freeway around here.
David Govan March 30, 2014 at 06:53 am
Too many lookie loos. Folks, please just concentrate on your own driving direction! If there is anRead More accident on the other side of the freeway, I'm sure CHP can handle it without your concern.
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Claudia March 19, 2014 at 06:08 am
I thought this accident occurred in the morning, not the p.m., can you check on that?
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 19, 2014 at 06:10 am
Yes, you are right. Below the headline it says morning. The news wire service that produced thisRead More story had a small typo. It has been corrected. Thanks.
Rudolph Samuel March 21, 2014 at 08:45 am
CHLORINE GAS TRANSPORTATION SAFETY Please help First Responders ask federal administrations toRead More consider adding secondary containment to rail tank cars used to transport chlorine gas, providing lifesaving safety to First Responders and the public they serve. See First Responders Comments at PETITION C KIT.
thorn March 17, 2014 at 10:14 pm
bad scene/ passed by around noon as they were finally moving the train, it was stopped for aroundRead More four hours
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 18, 2014 at 10:33 am
Coroner Identifies Man Struck by TrainRead More http://berkeley.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/coroner-identifies-man-struck-by-train
Alison Fleck March 14, 2014 at 07:57 pm
Danny, if you can not show some compassion, please keep your thoughts to yourself.
Chris Kapsalis March 15, 2014 at 07:33 am
He was 59 and may have come on hard times, thogh I do not blame the land lord. You have to payRead More property taxes etc. But still, we need a safety net. Seriously. So no one fear being kicked to the street. Hard times or not. BTW, but for the grace of God go I, any of us. You can work hard for years,. Things can happen. To any of us. I cannot imagine, and this is very sad. It is stories like this that make me rethink my own life. And excesses I may have, also what I might take for granted, and not take them for granted. I would be all for a luxury and or sin tax for money for this safety net. If we want a vacation home or things we do not really need, pay a little more for it and have the money help these people. And maybe us someday. Life can throw you some curve balls..
Nathan Salant March 16, 2014 at 09:48 pm
Poor guy. RIP.