Tag: OAKLAND

A Unique Community Garden That United a Neighborhood

A man named Seneca Scott built community in West Oakland by building a community garden. Bottoms Up Garden lost its crops during the pandemic, but the community it built is still there. Seneca was no farmer when he moved to West Oakland from inner-city Cleveland via Cornell. But his neighbor Jason Byrnes was from rural…


Former Air Force Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Killing Federal Officer in California

A former U.S. Air Force sergeant who has been accused of fatally shooting a federal officer protecting a courthouse in California pleaded guilty on Friday to first-degree murder and attempted murder. Steven Carrillo, a 33-year-old man of Ben Lomond, changed his plea to guilty to a federal murder charge in the drive-by shooting death of David Patrick…


Guard Dies After Being Shot During Attempted Robbery in California

A security guard died from wounds he suffered while trying to protect a news crew in California, authorities said Saturday. Kevin Nishita, an ex-police officer who worked as an armed guard for the Star Protection Agency, was helping guard a KRON-TV crew on Wednesday in Oakland when somebody tried stealing the crew’s camera equipment. Nishita…


Dozens of Bay Area Stores, Pharmacies Hit by More Smash-and-Grab ‘Roving Caravans’: Officials

Mobs of smash-and-grab robbers targeted other businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area over the weekend, robbing cannabis dispensaries, pharmacies, and other businesses in Oakland. Looters also targeted a Nordstrom in Walnut Creek, a Louis Vuitton store in San Francisco, and a jewelry store in a Hayward mall. But looters also targeted other businesses, officials…


Former Longtime California Senator Assaulted, Robbed in Oakland

A former California senator was assaulted and robbed in Oakland on Monday, according to a message on her personal Twitter account. The attack, on former Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, happened in the Jack London Square neighborhood, the post by her Twitter account reads, noting that she didn’t sustain any injuries in the attack. “Earlier today…


California is Experiencing a Crime ‘Tsunami,’ DA Says

California is experiencing a wave of crime despite Gov. Gavin Newsom’s claims of a decrease during the past three decades, officials say. “You’ve got violent crime off the charts,” Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert told The Epoch Times. “You’ve got this tsunami of things that are happening. Violent crime, illegal guns, [and] rampant…


California is Experiencing a Crime ‘Tsunami’: Sacramento DA

California is experiencing a wave of crime despite Gov. Gavin Newsom’s claims of a decrease during the past three decades, officials say. “You’ve got violent crime off the charts,” Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert told The Epoch Times. “You’ve got this tsunami of things that are happening. Violent crime, illegal guns, [and] rampant…


High Crime Wave in Oakland During July 4 Weekend ’12 Hours of Nonstop Chaos’

The city of Oakland saw a wave of violence over the Independence Day holiday weekend, said an official from the California city east of San Francisco. Chief LeRonne Armstrong said that the Oakland Police department had to take action on seven shooting incidents in their area from Sunday night to Monday morning. “It was 12…


News Crew Held Up by Armed Robbers While Interviewing Oakland’s Chief of Violence Prevention

A television news crew in Oakland, California, was held up by armed robbers while interviewing the city’s director of violence prevention on steps of the City Hall, just hours after the police chief warned of a surge in crime amid law enforcement budget cuts. The incident took place on Monday afternoon, when two suspects approached…


Oakland Diverts $17 Million From Police Budget

The Oakland City Council approved a budget on June 24 that will redirect $17.4 million from its police department to other programs over the course of two years. The city council voted 7–2 to adopt the plan that would cut $17 million from the police department and direct the funds instead to a violence prevention…