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Richmond businesses not happy with huge tax hike due to Measure U

RICHMOND (KPIX) -- During the height of the pandemic in 2020, Richmond voters overwhelmingly approved Measure U, which raised taxes for some businesses more than 100-fold.  Now the first tax bill is coming due and there are those who are looking to leave.  Supply chain problems and microchip shortages have left the car lot at Hilltop Ford in Richmond looking pretty bare these days."As you can look at our lot, we have very, very few vehicles to sell," said GM Leon Thomas, "but we have a huge tax bill that has to paid in the next couple days."That tax bill...
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A California Teen Vanished On His Way To Soccer Practice

On May 3, 2019, Jonathan Bandabaila left home driving his silver two-door 1998 Honda Accord. He was going to a soccer tournament in Oakland, California. On May 4, at 1:30 am, several witnesses contacted the police department to report a car parked in the middle of the westbound lane of the San Mateo Bridge, reports the Charley Project. The California Highway Patrol arrived on the scene about twenty minutes later. Some people witnessed a person standing on the guardrail overlooking San Francisco Bay. Authorities reported there was no one in or around the vehicle. The vehicle was never searched. The police department towed the car, license plate number 7XBG925, to a private lot.
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Oakland man arrested after fatal sideshow-related crash; 2 OPD officers under investigation

OAKLAND -- Police in Oakland are investigating what appeared to be a fatal sideshow-related collision early Sunday morning that also involved two officers being placed on administrative leave in connection with the case.Oakland Police Chief Chief LeRonne Armstrong on Monday afternoon announced that two officers who were involved in the case have been placed on administrative leave as their actions come under scrutiny."We want to thoroughly investigate our involvement, I think it's important that we make sure that whatever involvement we had with this incident that we fully investigate that to make sure our officers were following policy, following laws,"...
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Chevron Selling San Ramon Campus; Headquarters to Remain in California

Chevron, the biggest employer in the city of San Ramon, is downsizing and moving. The company is selling its park-like campus and offering to cover costs for employees to voluntarily relocate to Texas, but Chevron headquarters will stay in California. At the peak, the complex employed 3,400 workers. The company...

Richmond police patrol activity report: June 24-26

The Richmond Police Department regularly releases an overview of recent significant incidents its patrol officers responded to in the city. The segment is an overview and does not reflect the entirety of service calls and reports taken throughout each shift. RPD PATROL ACTIVITY REPORT – WEEKDAY SHIFT OVERVIEW: June 24-26,...

Best-in-MLB Yanks top worst-in-majors A’s 9-5 on late rally

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees lived up to expectations, even trailing by four runs. Unfortunately for Oakland, the Athletics also played to pattern. Two catcher’s interference calls, a hit batter and a walk sparked a bizarre six-run seventh inning highlighted by Josh Donaldson’s go-ahead, two-run double that lifted best-in-the-majors New York over big-league-worst Oakland 9-5 Monday night.

Carrillo pleads guilty to Gutzwiller killing

SANTA CRUZ—The man who shot to death a Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s sergeant—days after killing two federal law enforcement officers in Oakland during a crime spree two years ago—pleaded guilty Monday to the local charges. Steven Carrillo, 33, a former U.S. Air Force sergeant, will be...

Oakland photographer raising awareness on climate change through billboard campaign

OAKLAND, Calif. - An Oakland photographer is hoping to raise awareness about climate change and the housing crisis through a series of billboards. Thomas Broening said he spent the past year and a half traveling through California, taking pictures of areas impacted by drought, fire, and homelessness. He put those images on eight billboards in Oakland, six in Oroville, and plans to have more next month in Los Angeles. He calls the campaign, ‘The End of the Dream.’
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Crime Concerns Grow in Oakland's Little Saigon

The call for help in Oakland's Vietnamese community is getting louder. The recent brazen attempt to steal an ATM machine in Little Saigon is leaving business owners feeling angry and helpless. A letter was sent out to city leaders asking for more than just help, the community wants a seat...

COMMENTARY: The Plan for Transforming Public Safety and Policing in the U.S.

Communities all across the country are facing public safety crises. Crime is rising in ways that leave many people feeling unsafe. At the same time, police violence and killings of unarmed civilians demonstrate that pouring more money into more-of-the-same policing is not the answer. Here’s some good news. There is...