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02-13 City Council Eases Anti-Marine Stance Berkeley
2. 02-19 City Budget Woes May Force Bankruptcy Vallejo
D. 04-14 Warriors Eliminated From Playoffs Oakland
E. 04-29 Reiser convicted in jury verdict Oakland
F. 05-03 Student Stabbed To Death On Campus 2434 Warring St, UC Berkeley
6. 05-23 City Files For Bankruptcy Due To Woes Vallejo
7. 06-18 Judge's Ruling Preserves Oaks For Now UC Berkeley
I. 06-20 6-Alarm Blaze Consumes 5 Buildings 9347 International Blvd, East Oakland
J. 06-23 7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend 6200 Bromley Avenue, East Oakland

Summary.     Click for More > 3 died, 3 Hurt In Retirement Home Fire  More than 100 people have been evacuated from the six-story Casa de Vallejo building Guardian Angels On Patrol In Oakland Pizza Shop, Nail Salon Among Robberies   A pair of robbers hit the Royal Nail Spa, less than 24 hours after Mamma Rosa's Pizza was held up by masked men 8 Teens Shot, 2 Dead 2 Detained In Latest Takeover Robbery   UC begins felling trees for sports center  UC Berkeley began cutting down trees to clear the way for a new sports center that inspired lawsuits and a long-running tree-sitting protest Officer, 2 Others Killed In Gun Fight   3 people, including Sgt. Paul Starzyk, were killed after a domestic disturbance at Elegant Hair Designs salon near the Martinez Reservoir Wal-Mart gives up plans to build store Body found entombed in building Gang Rape Of Lesbian Woman
City Council Eases Anti-Marine Stance  Cuncilmembers who were heavily criticized for telling Marine recruiters they don't belong here, are saying they oppose the war but support the... City Budget Woes May Force Bankruptcy Warriors Eliminated From Playoffs Reiser convicted in jury verdict  Convicted murderer Hans Reiser received a July 9 sentencing date. His attorneys vowed their client would appeal the guilty verdict Student Stabbed To Death On Campus   Christopher Wootton was killed in the Kai Omega sorority parking lot following a party City Files For Bankruptcy Due To Woes  The city of Vallejo filed for protection to deal with a ballooning budget deficit caused soaring employee costs and declining tax revenue Judge's Ruling Preserves Oaks For Now 6-Alarm Blaze Consumes 5 Buildings 7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend   Officers responded to reports of a shooting found 3 victims suffering gunshot wounds. 2 victims were pronounced dead at the scene Embattled City Administrator Out Of Job  Mayor Ron Dellums placed Deborah Edgerly on administrative leave. The 56-year old Edgerly tried to protect her nephew, a gang member Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body Map of 8200 Skyline Blvd Oakland
Jan.3  Oakland Hills  Woman found beaten on trail
Jan.30  Iron Triangle  2 Women Killed In 12 Hours In Richmond
Feb.9  East Oakland  5 Shootings In 18 Hours Leave 3 Dead
Feb.10  Oakland  Gun Buy-Back Successful On Deadly Day
Feb.12  Oakland  8 people murdered in Oakland over 5 days
Feb.13   Berkeley
Feb.17  Berkeley  Police Shoot, Kill Grandmother With Knife
Feb.19   Vallejo
Feb.25  Alameda  Storm knocks over jet on display
Feb.26  Vallejo  City Council discusses filing for bankruptcy
Mar.4  Vallejo  City Agreement Staves Off Bankruptcy
Mar.8  Oakland  Girl Found, Friend Remains Missing
Mar.18  East Oakland  House fire kills two
Mar.19  East Oakland  Cops Shoot Gun-Wielding Youth
Mar.25  Oakland  Warriors' Webber calls it quits
Mar.30  Richmond  Church Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured
Apr.1  West Oakland  1 Dead, 5 Hurt In 2-Alarm Blaze
Apr.5  Highway 80  Woman dead, man injured in I-80 shooting
 El Sobrante  School fire burns several classrooms
 East Oakland  Man Killed, Several Hurt In Hit-And-Run
Apr.14   Oakland
Apr.15  Oakland  Reward Offered In Restaurant Robberies
Apr.21  Oakland  Reiser defense wraps closing argument
Apr.22  Oakland  Teen Arrested For Restaurant Holdup
Apr.25  Oakland Downtown  Man Holds Standoff With Police
Apr.26  East Oakland  Officer Shoots, Kills Alleged Robber
Apr.29   Oakland
May.1  Port of Oakland  Protests, Picket Lines At Port
May.3   UC Berkeley
 Oakland  Man robbing 10 adult bookstores
May.6  Richmond  Fish, Birds Dead After Chemical Spill
May.7  Vallejo  City Council Votes To File For Bankruptcy
May.12  BART  Delays expected as repair work done
May.13  UC Berkeley  Man Shot To Death Near Campus
May.14  Martinez  Tugboat Crash Causes Minor Fuel Spill
May.23   Vallejo
May.29  Oakland  Bank Facing Questions Over Lending
Jun.3  Vallejo  3.9 Quake Strikes North Of Vallejo
Jun.10  East Oakland  Man Hit, Killed By Stolen Car During Chase
Jun.16  Raiders  Walker found unconscious in Las Vegas
Jun.18   UC Berkeley
Jun.20   East Oakland
Jun.22  East Oakland  3 Shot Dead Over 6 Hours
Jun.23   East Oakland
Jun.27   Oakland City Hall
 UC Berkeley  Tree-sitters hang on. Cal seeks go-ahead
Jul.6  West Oakland  2 Men Die After Double Shooting
Jul.7   Oakland Hills
  Convicted murderer Hans Reiser lead police to his estranged wife body near Redwood Regional Park where Nina Reiser was said to be buried.    Reiser's attorney William Dubois: Hans lead authorities, including the District Attorney's office, and the Oakland Police Department, the crime lab and the coroners office, to the locat...
Jul.17  Richmond  City approves upgrade at refinery
 Athletics  Blanton dealt to Phils for prospects
Jul.22  UC Berkeley  Judge to lift ban on building sports center
Jul.25  Fruitvale  Officer Kills Suspect Amid Violent Night
Aug.3  East Oakland  2 Dead, 2 Wounded In Shootings
Aug.4  Oakland  Police seize weapons after two shot dead
Aug.15   Vallejo
Aug.16   Oakland
Aug.22  Oakland Downtown  Drug Suspect Shot Dead By Police
Aug.23  East Oakland  Shooting Left 5 Injured
Aug.24   East Oakland
Aug.27  El Cerrito  New Takeover Robbery At Restaurant
Aug.28  Pinole  Police Pursuit Kills Bystander
Aug.30   East Oakland
Sep.3   East Oakland
Sep.5   UC Berkeley
Sep.6   Martinez
Sep.9  UC Berkeley  Last tree-sitters descend from grove
Sep.14  East Oakland  3 Shootings - Oakland has 100 Homicides
Sep.18  Berkeley  2 Men Found Shot Dead
Sep.23  Oakland Downtown  Man Shot Trying To Rob Customs Agent
Sep.30  Raiders  Raiders dump Kiffin; promote Cable
Oct.8  Oakland City Hall  Plan To Close Up To 15 Schools
Oct.9  Oakland  Mother's Cookies abruptly shut down
Oct.12  Bay  Angel Island wildfire burns out of control
Nov.6  East Oakland  Volunteers Find Body Of Missing Baby
Nov.10  Athletics  A's get Holliday from Rockies
Nov.17  UC Berkeley  Sentences Handed Down In Tree-Sitting
Nov.24  UC Berkeley  Obama tapping Berkeley economist Romer
Dec.5   Hercules
Dec.8  Oakland Downtown  Suspected Drunk Driver Goes On Rampage
Dec.18   Berkeley
Dec.20   Iron Triangle
Dec.23  Richmond  Second victim of triple shooting died
Dec.27  Port of Oakland  Union Vs. Union Showdown At Port
Dec.28  Iron Triangle  Woman died after struck by two vehicles
Dec.30  Port of Oakland  Dispute Settled Over Ship Unloading
 Rodeo  Deputy Beaten Up At Housing Project


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February 2008
5 Shootings In 18 Hours Leave 3 Dead
8 people murdered in Oakland over 5 days
City Council Eases Anti-Marine Stance
Police Shoot, Kill Grandmother With Knife
5 Shootings In 18 Hours Leave 3 Dead
8 people murdered in Oakland over 5 days
City Council Eases Anti-Marine Stance
Police Shoot, Kill Grandmother With Knife
5 Shootings In 18 Hours Leave 3 Dead
Gun Buy-Back Successful On Deadly Day
8 people murdered in Oakland over 5 days
5 Shootings In 18 Hours Leave 3 Dead
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City Council Eases Anti-Marine Stance
Police Shoot, Kill Grandmother With Knife
March 2008
Girl Found, Friend Remains Missing
House fire kills two
Cops Shoot Gun-Wielding Youth
Warriors' Webber calls it quits
Girl Found, Friend Remains Missing
House fire kills two
Cops Shoot Gun-Wielding Youth
Girl Found, Friend Remains Missing
House fire kills two
Cops Shoot Gun-Wielding Youth
House fire kills two
Cops Shoot Gun-Wielding Youth
Church Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured
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April 2008
1 Dead, 5 Hurt In 2-Alarm Blaze
Woman dead, man injured in I-80 shooting
Warriors Eliminated From Playoffs
Reward Offered In Restaurant Robberies
Man Holds Standoff With Police
Reiser convicted in jury verdict
1 Dead, 5 Hurt In 2-Alarm Blaze
Warriors Eliminated From Playoffs
Reward Offered In Restaurant Robberies
Man Holds Standoff With Police
Reiser convicted in jury verdict
1 Dead, 5 Hurt In 2-Alarm Blaze
Warriors Eliminated From Playoffs
Reward Offered In Restaurant Robberies
Man Holds Standoff With Police
Reiser convicted in jury verdict
Man Killed, Several Hurt In Hit-And-Run
Woman dead, man injured in I-80 shooting
School fire burns several classrooms
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May 2008
Student Stabbed To Death On Campus
Fish, Birds Dead After Chemical Spill
Man Shot To Death Near Campus
Student Stabbed To Death On Campus
Man Shot To Death Near Campus
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Fish, Birds Dead After Chemical Spill
Tugboat Crash Causes Minor Fuel Spill
Student Stabbed To Death On Campus
Man Shot To Death Near Campus
June 2008
Judge's Ruling Preserves Oaks For Now
6-Alarm Blaze Consumes 5 Buildings
7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend
Embattled City Administrator Out Of Job
Judge's Ruling Preserves Oaks For Now
6-Alarm Blaze Consumes 5 Buildings
7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend
Embattled City Administrator Out Of Job
6-Alarm Blaze Consumes 5 Buildings
7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend
Embattled City Administrator Out Of Job
6-Alarm Blaze Consumes 5 Buildings
7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend
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Judge's Ruling Preserves Oaks For Now
July 2008
Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body
Judge to lift ban on building sports center
Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body
Judge to lift ban on building sports center
Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body
Officer Kills Suspect Amid Violent Night
Officer Kills Suspect Amid Violent Night
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Judge to lift ban on building sports center
August 2008
Guardian Angels On Patrol In Oakland
Pizza Shop, Nail Salon Among Robberies
8 Teens Shot, 2 Dead
Guardian Angels On Patrol In Oakland
Pizza Shop, Nail Salon Among Robberies
8 Teens Shot, 2 Dead
Guardian Angels On Patrol In Oakland
Pizza Shop, Nail Salon Among Robberies
8 Teens Shot, 2 Dead
Pizza Shop, Nail Salon Among Robberies
8 Teens Shot, 2 Dead
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September 2008
2 Detained In Latest Takeover Robbery
UC begins felling trees for sports center
Officer, 2 Others Killed In Gun Fight
2 Detained In Latest Takeover Robbery
UC begins felling trees for sports center
3 Shootings - Oakland has 100 Homicides
2 Detained In Latest Takeover Robbery
3 Shootings - Oakland has 100 Homicides
2 Detained In Latest Takeover Robbery
3 Shootings - Oakland has 100 Homicides
Officer, 2 Others Killed In Gun Fight
UC begins felling trees for sports center
2 Men Found Shot Dead
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December 2008
Wal-Mart gives up plans to build store
Body found entombed in building
Body found entombed in building
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Wal-Mart gives up plans to build store
Gang Rape Of Lesbian Woman
Body found entombed in building

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Woman found beaten on trail 2 Women Killed In 12 Hours In Richmond 5 Shootings In 18 Hours Leave 3 Dead Gun Buy-Back Successful On Deadly Day 8 people murdered in Oakland over 5 days   28-year-old Aquaylis Chavis was driving a vehicle when a suspect walking nearby fired shots at him. Romeo Mendez-Martin, was killed in a sho... City Council Eases Anti-Marine Stance


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.3   Oakland Hills
 Athletics  A's trade Swisher to White Sox
Jan.11  Oakland Hills  10-Year Old Boy Wounded By Stray Bullet
Jan.14  Oakland  Clorox introduces green line of products
 Oakland City Hall  Dellums gaves state of the city address
Jan.16  Oakland City Hall  Bill Clinton calls for foreclosure aid in city
Jan.26  Martinez  Rains Wash Away Parts Of Beaver Dam
Jan.30   Iron Triangle
 Oakland  Warriors end Hornets' win streak


February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  North Oakland  Kennedy Touts Obama
Feb.2  Berkeley  Marines refuse to leave despute resolution
Feb.3  Richmond  Shooting killed one man and injured 2nd
Feb.6  Oakland  Schools Win, Children's Hospital Loses
Feb.8  Vallejo  7-Eleven Clerk Shot, Killed
Feb.9   East Oakland
Feb.10   Oakland
Feb.11  Richmond  Man Dies After Shooting At Intersection
Feb.12  Berkeley  City to Soften Anti-Marines Stand
  Oakland  
 Alameda  Soldier Killed By Roadside Bomb In Iraq
Feb.13   Berkeley  
  Cuncilmembers who were heavily criticized for telling Marine recruiters they don't belong here, are saying they oppose the war but support the troop
Feb.17   Berkeley   Police Shoot, Kill Grandmother With Knife   The officer fired his weapon to 'defend another person and himself' A woman was shot by an officer who had responded to a domestic violence ... Feb.18  Vallejo  City Schools Had 20 Recalled Beef Feb.19  Oakland  Bailey honored with Polk journalism award   Vallejo   City Budget Woes May Force Bankruptcy
  City Council met in closed session with the city's employees' organizations to try to find a solution to the city's budget crisis
Feb.21  Vallejo  Residents Pack Meeting On City's Finances Feb.25   Alameda Storm knocks over jet on display  Berkeley  1 Dead In Late Night Shooting Feb.26   Vallejo City Council discusses filing for bankruptcy Feb.27  Oakland  Judge who sentenced Peterson dies Feb.28  Richmond  2nd Murder In N. Richmond In 2 Days  Raiders  Kelly re-signs with Raiders  Vallejo  Deal May Avoid City Of Bankruptcy

March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4   Vallejo   City Agreement Staves Off Bankruptcy  The City Council approved 3 resolutions that are intended to prevent the city from filing bankruptcy by the end of the month  Raiders  Raiders, Walker agree to 6-year deal Mar.5  Alameda  Dropping After-School Sports Considered Mar.6  UC Berkeley  UC to help with start of Saudi university Mar.8   Oakland Girl Found, Friend Remains Missing
Mar.12  UC Berkeley  UC, Stanford to team up on stem cell Mar.13  Oakland  Amare leads Suns past Warriors Mar.18   East Oakland House fire kills two Mar.19   East Oakland Cops Shoot Gun-Wielding Youth Mar.23  Berkeley  Bikers Rally Behind Marine Recruiters  Martinez  Link Found In Hwy Fatality & Homicide Mar.24  Oakland  4 hurt in knife fight in dispute over dogs Mar.25  Athletics  Red Sox edge A's in season opener   Oakland Warriors' Webber calls it quits Mar.26  Athletics  A's get revenge on Red Sox, 5-1  UC Berkeley  Cal fires Braun after 12 seasons Mar.27  Oakland  UC names Texas educator as president Mar.29  Oakland  Nuggets leapfrog Warriors into 8th spot Mar.30   Richmond Church Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured  Oracle Arena  Warriors beat Mavs, force tie for 7th spot

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1   West Oakland 1 Dead, 5 Hurt In 2-Alarm Blaze
 Oakland Downtown  Luxury condos sell at a discount Apr.4  UC Berkeley  Mike Montgomery to coach Cal Apr.5   Highway 80 Woman dead, man injured in I-80 shooting   El Sobrante School fire burns several classrooms   East Oakland Man Killed, Several Hurt In Hit-And-Run  Vallejo  6-Year Old Boy A Hero After 911 Call Apr.12  East Oakland  2 cars smashed into house, caused fire  Oracle Arena  Warriors tied for 8th spot Apr.14   Oakland   Warriors Eliminated From Playoffs
  Stoudemire scored 11 of his 28 points in the 4th quarter and Phoenix recovered after blowing a 17-point lead to beat Golden State 122-116.    Jackson scored 16 of his 23 points in the 3rd-quarter com...
Apr.15   Oakland   Reward Offered In Restaurant Robberies  Police is hoping an offer of reward money will help them stop a rash of recent takeover robberies of Oakland restaurants Apr.16  Alameda  Cigarette Led To Coast Guard Housing Fire Apr.20  East Oakland  Store Holdup Turns Into A Shootout Apr.21   Oakland Reiser defense wraps closing argument Apr.22   Oakland Teen Arrested For Restaurant Holdup  Oakland  Jury Begins Deliberating In Resier Trial Apr.24  Athletics  Thomas rejoins A's Apr.25   Oakland Downtown   Man Holds Standoff With Police   A man holding 3 hostages is involved in a standoff with Oakland Police at a condominium near Jack London Square Apr.26  Oakland Downtown  Standoff With Armed Man Ends   East Oakland Officer Shoots, Kills Alleged Robber Apr.29   Oakland   Reiser convicted in jury verdict
  Convicted murderer Hans Reiser received a July 9 sentencing date. His attorneys vowed their client would appeal the guilty verdict
 Computer engineer convicted of murdering his missing wife Nina, who disappeared on Sept. 3, 2006 at the age of 31. In 3 days of deliberations jurors weighed 6 months of testimony, including rambling answers given by Reiser himself
 Martinez  Boy On Bike Struck By Truck, Killed Apr.30  Lafayette  Airman Killed In Afghanistan

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Port of Oakland Protests, Picket Lines At Port May.3   UC Berkeley   Student Stabbed To Death On Campus
Map of 2434 Warring St Berkeley
  Christopher Wootton was killed in the Kai Omega sorority parking lot following a party
 20-year-old Berkeley man arrested. Wootton was stabbed in an altercation on the south side of the campus. He was transported to a local trauma center, where he was pronounced dead Wootton was set to graduate this month. The last murder of a Berkeley student was in 1998
  Oakland Man robbing 10 adult bookstores  East Oakland  Shootings Leave 2 Dead, 2 Wounded May.5  Richmond  Shelter-in-place after chemical leak May.6  Richmond  Chemical Spill Reaches San Pablo Bay   Richmond   Fish, Birds Dead After Chemical Spill  Dozens of fish and two mallard ducks were found dead in an irrigation ditch after a toxic solvent leaked from a chemical plant May.7   Vallejo City Council Votes To File For Bankruptcy May.11  East Oakland  Double murder or murder and suicide May.12   BART Delays expected as repair work done  Bay  400,000 Young Salmon Released Into Bay May.13   UC Berkeley   Man Shot To Death Near Campus   A man in his 20s was shot in a parking lot in the second killing near the university this month May.14   Martinez   Tugboat Crash Causes Minor Fuel Spill  A gasoline spill in Suisun Bay east of the Benicia Bridge initially estimated to be 1,500 gallons turned out to have been only 10 gallons May.17  UC Berkeley  Protesters Blame Prof. For U.S. Torture May.22  Oakland  Newsman Dennis Richmond Retires May.23   Vallejo   City Files For Bankruptcy Due To Woes
  The city of Vallejo filed for protection to deal with a ballooning budget deficit caused soaring employee costs and declining tax revenue
May.24  Berkeley  Sea Scouts leader arrested again  Coliseum  A's baffle Red Sox with one-hitter May.29   Oakland Bank Facing Questions Over Lending May.31  UC Berkeley  Student top female Jeopardy! Player

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2  Oakland City Hall  Governor Talks Budget Crisis Jun.3   Vallejo   3.9 Quake Strikes North Of Vallejo  The quake hit just before 7:30 p.m. near Green Valley Estates. It had a depth of 10.8 miles Jun.7  Richmond  City caps 'drty' crude at Chevron refinery Jun.9  Bay  Missing Kayakers In Bay Found Safe Jun.10   East Oakland Man Hit, Killed By Stolen Car During Chase
Jun.16  East Oakland  Shooting Kills Youth, Injures Another   Raiders   Walker found unconscious in Las Vegas  Oakland wide receiver Javon Walker was found unconscious on a street with 'significant injuries' after being the victim of a robbery Jun.17  Martinez  County clerk weds in same-sex ceremony Jun.18   UC Berkeley     Judge's Ruling Preserves Oaks For Now
  A county superior court judge ruled that a tree grove on the campus is not to be touched for now to make room for a new athletic facility
Jun.19  UC Berkeley  Sitter Pulled From Tree, Arrested Jun.20   East Oakland   6-Alarm Blaze Consumes 5 Buildings Map of 9347 International Blvd Oakland
  Ninety firefighters struggled for several hours before gaining control. The blaze caused one building to collapse.    The blaze damaged two churches, a market, a liquor store, several apartments and a metal spring manufacturer. T...
Jun.22   East Oakland 3 Shot Dead Over 6 Hours Jun.23   East Oakland   7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend
Map of 6200 Bromley Avenue Oakland
  Officers responded to reports of a shooting found 3 victims suffering gunshot wounds. 2 victims were pronounced dead at the scene
Jun.25  East Oakland  School principal beaten by intruder Jun.27  Oakland Downtown  'Suspicious Package' Closes BART Station   Oakland City Hall   Embattled City Administrator Out Of Job
  Mayor Ron Dellums placed Deborah Edgerly on administrative leave. The 56-year old Edgerly tried to protect her nephew, a gang member
  UC Berkeley Tree-sitters hang on. Cal seeks go-ahead
Jun.30  Warriors  Davis opts out of contract

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3  East Oakland  1 Person Dead After 4 Shootings Jul.5  Oakland  Illegal Fireworks Abound On Oakland, SF Jul.6   West Oakland 2 Men Die After Double Shooting
 Athletics  White Sox nip A's Jul.7   Oakland Hills   Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body Map of 8200 Skyline Blvd Oakland
  Convicted murderer Hans Reiser lead police to his estranged wife body near Redwood Regional Park where Nina Reiser was said to be buried
 Reiser's attorney William Dubois: Hans lead authorities, including the District Attorney's office, and the Oakland Police Department, the crime lab and the coroners office, to the location of Nina Reiser's body. It was difficult to reach the body. Reportedly, DA Orloff agreed to reduce Reiser's sentence of 25 years to life sentence to 15 years to life for cooperating
Jul.8  Athletics  Cubs acquire Harden from A's Jul.16  Richmond  1 Killed, 1 Critically Hurt in Shooting Jul.17   Richmond City approves upgrade at refinery   Athletics Blanton dealt to Phils for prospects Jul.18  UC Berkeley  Haas School Of Business Names New Dean Jul.19  Athletics  Yankees down A's on bases-loaded HBP Jul.20  Berkeley  Shooting injured four people  Athletics  Giambi helps Yanks finish sweep of A's Jul.22  East Oakland  2 Dead In Series Of Oakland Shootings   UC Berkeley     Judge to lift ban on building sports center  A planned sports center that has been the focus of an impassioned tree-sitting protest, moved a step closer to reality Jul.23  Oakland  1 Dead, 5 Hurt In Series Of Shootings  Oakland  1 Killed During 3rd Night Of Shootings Jul.24  Warriors  Warriors sign Ellis to multiyear deal Jul.25   Fruitvale   Officer Kills Suspect Amid Violent Night   An army of investigators descended on the Fruitvale section, following a police shooting. A man was killed in the 5800 block of East 17th St...  East Oakland  2 More Fatal Shootings Overnight Jul.28  Warriors  Biedrins signed to six-year, $62M deal Jul.29  Iron Triangle  Woman Killed, Teen Girl Hurt In Shooting Jul.31  Vallejo  Police Officer Kills Self At Home

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Athletics  Red Sox edge A's in 12 Aug.3   East Oakland 2 Dead, 2 Wounded In Shootings
Aug.4   Oakland Police seize weapons after two shot dead Aug.12  Coliseum  Rays fall to A's, see lead drop to 3 Aug.13  North Oakland  1 dead, 3 hurt in latest Oakland shootings Aug.14  Oakland  Guardian Angels to patrol Oakland streets  Oakland  2nd victim in Oakland elderly beatings dies Aug.15   Vallejo   3 died, 3 Hurt In Retirement Home Fire
  More than 100 people have been evacuated from the six-story Casa de Vallejo building
 69-year-old James Costello was found dead along with 57-year-old Carolyn Jones. Costello died of a gunshot wound to the left eye. 74-year-old John Argente has died after a four-alarm fire at the Casa de Vallejo. The fire swept through the 6-story building Friday morning. Fire officials have discovered a 3rd victim who was killed during an 8-alarm fire that destroyed a retirement home in downtown
Aug.16   Oakland   Guardian Angels On Patrol In Oakland
  The Guardian Angels hit the streets, patrolling the commercial districts in the wake of recent takeover restaurant robberies
 Vallejo  Decomposed Bodies Found In Home Aug.19  Berkeley  Charges tossed in elderly beatings Aug.21  Oakland  Pastor accused of molestation on flight Aug.22   Oakland Downtown   Drug Suspect Shot Dead By Police   Officers stopped and questioned 2 men in a parked car after smelling marijuana. The suspect pulling the officer into the car as the car drove... Aug.23   East Oakland Shooting Left 5 Injured  North Oakland  Another Restaurant Takeover Robbery Aug.24   East Oakland   Pizza Shop, Nail Salon Among Robberies
Map of 2300 High Street Oakland
  A pair of robbers hit the Royal Nail Spa, less than 24 hours after Mamma Rosa's Pizza was held up by masked men
 Port of Oakland  Man dies after falling from ship Aug.27   El Cerrito New Takeover Robbery At Restaurant  Warriors  Ellis out three months with ankle sprain Aug.28   Pinole Police Pursuit Kills Bystander Aug.30   East Oakland   8 Teens Shot, 2 Dead Map of 8200 MacArthur Boulevard Oakland
  The shootings occurred about 10 p.m. near 83rd Avenue. A car drove up and shot at the teens, who were standing by a parked car.    Among the dead are a 17-year-old girl who was 8 months pregnant and shot ...


September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.2  East Oakland  1 Dead, 4 Hurt In Shootout  Berkeley  Man Found Shot At Barbershop Sep.3   East Oakland   2 Detained In Latest Takeover Robbery
Map of 10814 Bancroft Ave Oakland
  2 men wearing ski masks, at least one of them armed, burst into the nail salon. Police stopped a suspect car a short distance away
Sep.5   UC Berkeley     UC begins felling trees for sports center
  UC Berkeley began cutting down trees to clear the way for a new sports center that inspired lawsuits and a long-running tree-sitting protest
Sep.6   Martinez   Officer, 2 Others Killed In Gun Fight Map of 3596 Pacheco Blvd Martinez
  3 people, including Sgt. Paul Starzyk, were killed after a domestic disturbance at Elegant Hair Designs salon near the Martinez Reservoir
 Police responded to a woman that reported that her ex-husband was trying to kill her. 2 officers were confronted by a man with a gun. The gunman fled to a apartment complex and shots were fired during an altercation inside an apartment. Starzyk was a 12-year Martinez Police Department veteran. Felix Sandoval Jr. was fatally shot after he stormed the adjacent Elegant Hair Design seeking his estranged wife. 44-year-old Catalina Torres, a cousin of Sandoval's wife wwas killed. When officers arrived Sandoval confronted them with the gun
Sep.8  Coliseum  Cutler, Broncos embarrass Raiders Sep.9   UC Berkeley Last tree-sitters descend from grove Sep.10  Bay  2 saved after small plane crashes into bay Sep.11  Oakland  Former school custodian arrested  Martinez  Hundreds mourn victims of shootout Sep.12  BART  BART to Charge More During Peak Hours Sep.14   East Oakland   3 Shootings - Oakland has 100 Homicides   The 3rd year in a row the number of murders in the city has reached triple digits. 25-year-old man shot just after 4 a.m. at the Harris Mote... Sep.16  Oakland  Raiders' Kelly arrested on suspicion of DUI Sep.17  San Pablo  Store Owner Kills Robbery Suspect Sep.18   Berkeley   2 Men Found Shot Dead   Officers found a man lying dead against the curb. Another driver was traveling away from the shooting before succumbing to his wounds Sep.19  Hercules  ICE arrests 21 in raid of home Sep.20  East Oakland  Man Shot And Killed, Girlfriend Wounded Sep.21  Oakland Downtown  Allensworth 100th anniversary celebrated Sep.22  Raiders  Kiffin safe with Raiders -- for now Sep.23   Oakland Downtown Man Shot Trying To Rob Customs Agent Sep.28  El Sobrante  Deputies Shoot Man Sep.30   Raiders Raiders dump Kiffin; promote Cable

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Oct.3  Martinez  Deputy DA Charged With Rape Oct.4  Richmond  Officer Critically Injured In Car Crash Oct.7  Oakland  Schools meeting moved to bigger facility  Richmond  Officer Dies After Life Support Pulled  Raiders  NFL sends letter to Raiders owner Al Davis Oct.8   Oakland City Hall Plan To Close Up To 15 Schools
Oct.9   Oakland Mother's Cookies abruptly shut down  Vallejo  Missing 10-Year-Old Boy Found Safe  Martinez  Creek repairs despite beavers Oct.11  Warriors  Warriors suspend Ellis 30 games Oct.12   Bay   Angel Island wildfire burns out of control   The 2-alarm brush fire ignited in a rugged area on the island and doubled in size within an hour, reaching 10 acres and visible across the Bay...

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Nov.1  East Oakland  Man Dead, Baby Missing In Flood Canal Nov.5  Raiders  Raiders waive cornerback Hall Nov.6   East Oakland Volunteers Find Body Of Missing Baby
Nov.10   Athletics A's get Holliday from Rockies Nov.17   UC Berkeley Sentences Handed Down In Tree-Sitting Nov.21  Martinez  Prosecutor to be charged with rape Nov.22  Highway 80  4-car collision killed at least 2 people Nov.24   UC Berkeley Obama tapping Berkeley economist Romer Nov.28  Oakland  City Has 5th Highest Crime Rate Nov.29  West Oakland  1 Dead, Another Injured In Shooting

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Dec.4  Raiders  Chargers rout Raiders Dec.5   Hercules   Wal-Mart gives up plans to build store
  After buying a tract of land in 2005, Wal-Mart had wanted to build a big-box store on the property. The plans resulted a lengthy legal battle
Dec.7  Vallejo  Shootings left one dead, another injured Dec.8   Oakland Downtown Suspected Drunk Driver Goes On Rampage
Dec.18   Berkeley   Body found entombed in building Map of 2235 Ashby Ave Berkeley
  Police found a body entombed in an apartment building where a 60-year-old Hassan Bin Ali killed himself in front of officers earlier this week.    The body of Taruk Joseph Ben Ali was identified as ...
Dec.19  West Contra Costa  West CoCo Schools Release Closure List Dec.20   Iron Triangle     Gang Rape Of Lesbian Woman Map of 1500 Visalia Avenue Richmond
  Police are offering a $10,000 for information leading to the conviction of 4 men who allegedly kidnapped and gang raped a lesbian woman.    28-year-old was getting out of her car when she was confronted by four men. She was beaten, robbed and sexually assaulted. They forced the victim into her c...
 Rodeo  Tanker Grazed Bottom Of Bay Dec.23   Richmond Second victim of triple shooting died Dec.26  Oracle Arena  Warriors deal tired Celtics defeats Dec.27   Port of Oakland Union Vs. Union Showdown At Port  UC Berkeley  Cal Wins Emerald Bowl Dec.28   Iron Triangle Woman died after struck by two vehicles Dec.30   Port of Oakland Dispute Settled Over Ship Unloading   Rodeo Deputy Beaten Up At Housing Project



Storm knocks over jet on display House fire kills two 1 Dead, 5 Hurt In 2-Alarm Blaze School fire burns several classrooms Man Killed, Several Hurt In Hit-And-Run Fish, Birds Dead After Chemical Spill  Dozens of fish and two mallard ducks were found dead in an irrigation ditch after a toxic solvent leaked from a chemical plant Delays expected as repair work done Tugboat Crash Causes Minor Fuel Spill  A gasoline spill in Suisun Bay east of the Benicia Bridge initially estimated to be 1,500 gallons turned out to have been only 10 gallons 3.9 Quake Strikes North Of Vallejo  The quake hit just before 7:30 p.m. near Green Valley Estates. It had a depth of 10.8 miles Man Hit, Killed By Stolen Car During Chase 6-Alarm Blaze Consumes 5 Buildings Map of 9347 International Blvd Oakland




North East Bay, 2008 Accidents Timeline ... See Bay Area Accidents timeline, World Accidents timeline Top ^
2008
Jan.26  Martinez  Rains Wash Away Parts Of Beaver Dam
Feb.18  Vallejo  City Schools Had 20 Recalled Beef
Feb.25   Alameda
Mar.18   East Oakland
Apr.1   West Oakland
Apr.5   El Sobrante
Apr.5   East Oakland
Apr.5  Vallejo  6-Year Old Boy A Hero After 911 Call
Apr.12  East Oakland  2 cars smashed into house, caused fire
Apr.16  Alameda  Cigarette Led To Coast Guard Housing Fire
Apr.29  Martinez  Boy On Bike Struck By Truck, Killed
May.5  Richmond  Shelter-in-place after chemical leak
May.6  Richmond  Chemical Spill Reaches San Pablo Bay
May.6   Richmond
May.12   BART
May.14   Martinez
Jun.3   Vallejo
Jun.7  Richmond  City caps 'drty' crude at Chevron refinery
Jun.9  Bay  Missing Kayakers In Bay Found Safe
Jun.10   East Oakland
Jun.20   East Oakland
  Ninety firefighters struggled for several hours before gaining control. The blaze caused one building to collapse.    The blaze damaged two churches, a market, a liquor store, several apartments and a metal spring manufacturer. T...
Jul.31  Vallejo  Police Officer Kills Self At Home Aug.15   Vallejo 3 died, 3 Hurt In Retirement Home Fire
  More than 100 people have been evacuated from the six-story Casa de Vallejo building
 69-year-old James Costello was found dead along with 57-year-old Carolyn Jones. Costello died of a gunshot wound to the left eye. 74-year-old John Argente has died after a four-alarm fire at the Casa de Vallejo. The fire swept through the 6-story building Friday morning. Fire officials have discovered a 3rd victim who was killed during an 8-alarm fire that destroyed a retirement home in downtown
Aug.16  Vallejo  Decomposed Bodies Found In Home Aug.21  Oakland  Pastor accused of molestation on flight Aug.24  Port of Oakland  Man dies after falling from ship Aug.28   Pinole Police Pursuit Kills Bystander Sep.10  Bay  2 saved after small plane crashes into bay Oct.4  Richmond  Officer Critically Injured In Car Crash Oct.7  Richmond  Officer Dies After Life Support Pulled Oct.9  Vallejo  Missing 10-Year-Old Boy Found Safe Oct.9  Martinez  Creek repairs despite beavers Oct.12   Bay Angel Island wildfire burns out of control   The 2-alarm brush fire ignited in a rugged area on the island and doubled in size within an hour, reaching 10 acres and visible across the Bay... Nov.1  East Oakland  Man Dead, Baby Missing In Flood Canal Nov.6   East Oakland Volunteers Find Body Of Missing Baby Nov.22  Highway 80  4-car collision killed at least 2 people Dec.8   Oakland Downtown Suspected Drunk Driver Goes On Rampage Dec.18   Berkeley Body found entombed in building Map of 2235 Ashby Ave Berkeley
  Police found a body entombed in an apartment building where a 60-year-old Hassan Bin Ali killed himself in front of officers earlier this week.    The body of Taruk Joseph Ben Ali was identified as ...
Dec.20  Rodeo  Tanker Grazed Bottom Of Bay Dec.28   Iron Triangle Woman died after struck by two vehicles



North East Bay, 2008 Science & Education Timeline ... See Bay Area Science & Education timeline, World Science & Education timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.6  Oakland  Schools Win, Children's Hospital Loses Feb.18  Vallejo  City Schools Had 20 Recalled Beef Mar.5  Alameda  Dropping After-School Sports Considered Mar.6  UC Berkeley  UC to help with start of Saudi university Mar.12  UC Berkeley  UC, Stanford to team up on stem cell Mar.27  Oakland  UC names Texas educator as president Apr.5   El Sobrante School fire burns several classrooms
May.12  Bay  400,000 Young Salmon Released Into Bay May.31  UC Berkeley  Student top female Jeopardy! Player Jun.25  East Oakland  School principal beaten by intruder Jul.18  UC Berkeley  Haas School Of Business Names New Dean Sep.11  Oakland  Former school custodian arrested Oct.7  Oakland  Schools meeting moved to bigger facility Oct.8   Oakland City Hall Plan To Close Up To 15 Schools Oct.9  Vallejo  Missing 10-Year-Old Boy Found Safe Dec.19  West Contra Costa  West CoCo Schools Release Closure List



North East Bay, 2008 Business Timeline ... See Bay Area Business timeline, World Business timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.14  Oakland  Clorox introduces green line of products Jan.16  Oakland City Hall  Bill Clinton calls for foreclosure aid in city Feb.8  Vallejo  7-Eleven Clerk Shot, Killed Feb.19   Vallejo City Budget Woes May Force Bankruptcy
  City Council met in closed session with the city's employees' organizations to try to find a solution to the city's budget crisis
Feb.21  Vallejo  Residents Pack Meeting On City's Finances Feb.26   Vallejo City Council discusses filing for bankruptcy
Feb.28  Vallejo  Deal May Avoid City Of Bankruptcy Mar.4   Vallejo City Agreement Staves Off Bankruptcy  The City Council approved 3 resolutions that are intended to prevent the city from filing bankruptcy by the end of the month Apr.1  Oakland Downtown  Luxury condos sell at a discount May.3   Oakland Man robbing 10 adult bookstores May.7   Vallejo City Council Votes To File For Bankruptcy May.22  Oakland  Newsman Dennis Richmond Retires May.23   Vallejo City Files For Bankruptcy Due To Woes
  The city of Vallejo filed for protection to deal with a ballooning budget deficit caused soaring employee costs and declining tax revenue
May.29   Oakland Bank Facing Questions Over Lending May.31  UC Berkeley  Student top female Jeopardy! Player Jun.7  Richmond  City caps 'drty' crude at Chevron refinery Jul.17   Richmond City approves upgrade at refinery Sep.12  BART  BART to Charge More During Peak Hours Oct.9   Oakland Mother's Cookies abruptly shut down Nov.24   UC Berkeley Obama tapping Berkeley economist Romer Dec.5   Hercules Wal-Mart gives up plans to build store
  After buying a tract of land in 2005, Wal-Mart had wanted to build a big-box store on the property. The plans resulted a lengthy legal battle
Dec.27   Port of Oakland Union Vs. Union Showdown At Port
Dec.30   Port of Oakland Dispute Settled Over Ship Unloading



North East Bay, 2008 Sports Timeline ... See Bay Area Sports timeline, World Sports timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.3  Athletics  A's trade Swisher to White Sox Jan.30  Oakland  Warriors end Hornets' win streak Feb.28  Raiders  Kelly re-signs with Raiders Mar.4  Raiders  Raiders, Walker agree to 6-year deal Mar.5  Alameda  Dropping After-School Sports Considered Mar.13  Oakland  Amare leads Suns past Warriors Mar.25  Athletics  Red Sox edge A's in season opener Mar.25   Oakland Warriors' Webber calls it quits
Mar.26  Athletics  A's get revenge on Red Sox, 5-1 Mar.26  UC Berkeley  Cal fires Braun after 12 seasons Mar.29  Oakland  Nuggets leapfrog Warriors into 8th spot Mar.30  Oracle Arena  Warriors beat Mavs, force tie for 7th spot Apr.4  UC Berkeley  Mike Montgomery to coach Cal Apr.12  Oracle Arena  Warriors tied for 8th spot Apr.14   Oakland Warriors Eliminated From Playoffs
  Stoudemire scored 11 of his 28 points in the 4th quarter and Phoenix recovered after blowing a 17-point lead to beat Golden State 122-116.    Jackson scored 16 of his 23 points in the 3rd-quarter com...
Apr.24  Athletics  Thomas rejoins A's May.24  Coliseum  A's baffle Red Sox with one-hitter Jun.16   Raiders Walker found unconscious in Las Vegas  Oakland wide receiver Javon Walker was found unconscious on a street with 'significant injuries' after being the victim of a robbery Jun.30  Warriors  Davis opts out of contract Jul.6  Athletics  White Sox nip A's Jul.8  Athletics  Cubs acquire Harden from A's Jul.17   Athletics Blanton dealt to Phils for prospects
Jul.19  Athletics  Yankees down A's on bases-loaded HBP Jul.20  Athletics  Giambi helps Yanks finish sweep of A's Jul.24  Warriors  Warriors sign Ellis to multiyear deal Jul.28  Warriors  Biedrins signed to six-year, $62M deal Aug.1  Athletics  Red Sox edge A's in 12 Aug.12  Coliseum  Rays fall to A's, see lead drop to 3 Aug.27  Warriors  Ellis out three months with ankle sprain Sep.5   UC Berkeley   UC begins felling trees for sports center
  UC Berkeley began cutting down trees to clear the way for a new sports center that inspired lawsuits and a long-running tree-sitting protest
Sep.8  Coliseum  Cutler, Broncos embarrass Raiders Sep.16  Oakland  Raiders' Kelly arrested on suspicion of DUI Sep.22  Raiders  Kiffin safe with Raiders -- for now Sep.30   Raiders Raiders dump Kiffin; promote Cable Oct.7  Raiders  NFL sends letter to Raiders owner Al Davis Oct.11  Warriors  Warriors suspend Ellis 30 games Nov.5  Raiders  Raiders waive cornerback Hall Nov.10   Athletics A's get Holliday from Rockies Dec.4  Raiders  Chargers rout Raiders Dec.26  Oracle Arena  Warriors deal tired Celtics defeats Dec.27  UC Berkeley  Cal Wins Emerald Bowl



North East Bay, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See Bay Area Crime timeline, World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.3   Oakland Hills Woman found beaten on trail
Jan.11  Oakland Hills  10-Year Old Boy Wounded By Stray Bullet Jan.30   Iron Triangle 2 Women Killed In 12 Hours In Richmond Feb.3  Richmond  Shooting killed one man and injured 2nd Feb.8  Vallejo  7-Eleven Clerk Shot, Killed Feb.9   East Oakland 5 Shootings In 18 Hours Leave 3 Dead Feb.10   Oakland Gun Buy-Back Successful On Deadly Day Feb.11  Richmond  Man Dies After Shooting At Intersection Feb.12   Oakland 8 people murdered in Oakland over 5 days   28-year-old Aquaylis Chavis was driving a vehicle when a suspect walking nearby fired shots at him. Romeo Mendez-Martin, was killed in a sho... Feb.17   Berkeley Police Shoot, Kill Grandmother With Knife   The officer fired his weapon to 'defend another person and himself' A woman was shot by an officer who had responded to a domestic violence ... Feb.25  Berkeley  1 Dead In Late Night Shooting Feb.27  Oakland  Judge who sentenced Peterson dies Feb.28  Richmond  2nd Murder In N. Richmond In 2 Days Mar.8   Oakland Girl Found, Friend Remains Missing Mar.19   East Oakland Cops Shoot Gun-Wielding Youth Mar.23  Martinez  Link Found In Hwy Fatality & Homicide Mar.24  Oakland  4 hurt in knife fight in dispute over dogs Mar.30   Richmond Church Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured Apr.5   Highway 80 Woman dead, man injured in I-80 shooting Apr.5   East Oakland Man Killed, Several Hurt In Hit-And-Run Apr.15   Oakland Reward Offered In Restaurant Robberies  Police is hoping an offer of reward money will help them stop a rash of recent takeover robberies of Oakland restaurants Apr.20  East Oakland  Store Holdup Turns Into A Shootout Apr.21   Oakland Reiser defense wraps closing argument Apr.22   Oakland Teen Arrested For Restaurant Holdup Apr.22  Oakland  Jury Begins Deliberating In Resier Trial Apr.25   Oakland Downtown Man Holds Standoff With Police   A man holding 3 hostages is involved in a standoff with Oakland Police at a condominium near Jack London Square Apr.26  Oakland Downtown  Standoff With Armed Man Ends Apr.26   East Oakland Officer Shoots, Kills Alleged Robber Apr.29   Oakland Reiser convicted in jury verdict
  Convicted murderer Hans Reiser received a July 9 sentencing date. His attorneys vowed their client would appeal the guilty verdict
 Computer engineer convicted of murdering his missing wife Nina, who disappeared on Sept. 3, 2006 at the age of 31. In 3 days of deliberations jurors weighed 6 months of testimony, including rambling answers given by Reiser himself
May.3   UC Berkeley Student Stabbed To Death On Campus Map of 2434 Warring St Berkeley
  Christopher Wootton was killed in the Kai Omega sorority parking lot following a party
 20-year-old Berkeley man arrested. Wootton was stabbed in an altercation on the south side of the campus. He was transported to a local trauma center, where he was pronounced dead Wootton was set to graduate this month. The last murder of a Berkeley student was in 1998
May.3   Oakland Man robbing 10 adult bookstores May.3  East Oakland  Shootings Leave 2 Dead, 2 Wounded May.11  East Oakland  Double murder or murder and suicide May.13   UC Berkeley Man Shot To Death Near Campus   A man in his 20s was shot in a parking lot in the second killing near the university this month May.24  Berkeley  Sea Scouts leader arrested again Jun.10   East Oakland Man Hit, Killed By Stolen Car During Chase Jun.16  East Oakland  Shooting Kills Youth, Injures Another Jun.19  UC Berkeley  Sitter Pulled From Tree, Arrested Jun.22   East Oakland 3 Shot Dead Over 6 Hours Jun.23   East Oakland 7 Shot Dead In Oakland Over Weekend Map of 6200 Bromley Avenue Oakland
  Officers responded to reports of a shooting found 3 victims suffering gunshot wounds. 2 victims were pronounced dead at the scene
Jun.25  East Oakland  School principal beaten by intruder Jun.27  Oakland Downtown  'Suspicious Package' Closes BART Station Jul.3  East Oakland  1 Person Dead After 4 Shootings Jul.5  Oakland  Illegal Fireworks Abound On Oakland, SF Jul.6   West Oakland 2 Men Die After Double Shooting Jul.7   Oakland Hills Reiser Shows Location Of Wife's Body Map of 8200 Skyline Blvd Oakland
  Convicted murderer Hans Reiser lead police to his estranged wife body near Redwood Regional Park where Nina Reiser was said to be buried
 Reiser's attorney William Dubois: Hans lead authorities, including the District Attorney's office, and the Oakland Police Department, the crime lab and the coroners office, to the location of Nina Reiser's body. It was difficult to reach the body. Reportedly, DA Orloff agreed to reduce Reiser's sentence of 25 years to life sentence to 15 years to life for cooperating
Jul.16  Richmond  1 Killed, 1 Critically Hurt in Shooting Jul.20  Berkeley  Shooting injured four people Jul.22  East Oakland  2 Dead In Series Of Oakland Shootings Jul.23  Oakland  1 Dead, 5 Hurt In Series Of Shootings Jul.23  Oakland  1 Killed During 3rd Night Of Shootings Jul.25   Fruitvale Officer Kills Suspect Amid Violent Night   An army of investigators descended on the Fruitvale section, following a police shooting. A man was killed in the 5800 block of East 17th St... Jul.25  East Oakland  2 More Fatal Shootings Overnight Jul.29  Iron Triangle  Woman Killed, Teen Girl Hurt In Shooting Aug.3   East Oakland 2 Dead, 2 Wounded In Shootings Aug.4   Oakland Police seize weapons after two shot dead Aug.13  North Oakland  1 dead, 3 hurt in latest Oakland shootings Aug.14  Oakland  Guardian Angels to patrol Oakland streets Aug.14  Oakland  2nd victim in Oakland elderly beatings dies Aug.16   Oakland Guardian Angels On Patrol In Oakland
  The Guardian Angels hit the streets, patrolling the commercial districts in the wake of recent takeover restaurant robberies
Aug.19  Berkeley  Charges tossed in elderly beatings Aug.21  Oakland  Pastor accused of molestation on flight Aug.22   Oakland Downtown Drug Suspect Shot Dead By Police   Officers stopped and questioned 2 men in a parked car after smelling marijuana. The suspect pulling the officer into the car as the car drove... Aug.23   East Oakland Shooting Left 5 Injured
Aug.23  North Oakland  Another Restaurant Takeover Robbery Aug.24   East Oakland Pizza Shop, Nail Salon Among Robberies Map of 2300 High Street Oakland
  A pair of robbers hit the Royal Nail Spa, less than 24 hours after Mamma Rosa's Pizza was held up by masked men
Aug.27   El Cerrito New Takeover Robbery At Restaurant Aug.28   Pinole Police Pursuit Kills Bystander Aug.30   East Oakland 8 Teens Shot, 2 Dead Map of 8200 MacArthur Boulevard Oakland
  The shootings occurred about 10 p.m. near 83rd Avenue. A car drove up and shot at the teens, who were standing by a parked car.    Among the dead are a 17-year-old girl who was 8 months pregnant and shot ...
Sep.2  East Oakland  1 Dead, 4 Hurt In Shootout Sep.2  Berkeley  Man Found Shot At Barbershop Sep.3   East Oakland 2 Detained In Latest Takeover Robbery Map of 10814 Bancroft Ave Oakland
  2 men wearing ski masks, at least one of them armed, burst into the nail salon. Police stopped a suspect car a short distance away
Sep.6   Martinez Officer, 2 Others Killed In Gun Fight Map of 3596 Pacheco Blvd Martinez
  3 people, including Sgt. Paul Starzyk, were killed after a domestic disturbance at Elegant Hair Designs salon near the Martinez Reservoir
 Police responded to a woman that reported that her ex-husband was trying to kill her. 2 officers were confronted by a man with a gun. The gunman fled to a apartment complex and shots were fired during an altercation inside an apartment. Starzyk was a 12-year Martinez Police Department veteran. Felix Sandoval Jr. was fatally shot after he stormed the adjacent Elegant Hair Design seeking his estranged wife. 44-year-old Catalina Torres, a cousin of Sandoval's wife wwas killed. When officers arrived Sandoval confronted them with the gun
Sep.11  Oakland  Former school custodian arrested Sep.14   East Oakland 3 Shootings - Oakland has 100 Homicides   The 3rd year in a row the number of murders in the city has reached triple digits. 25-year-old man shot just after 4 a.m. at the Harris Mote... Sep.16  Oakland  Raiders' Kelly arrested on suspicion of DUI Sep.17  San Pablo  Store Owner Kills Robbery Suspect Sep.18   Berkeley 2 Men Found Shot Dead   Officers found a man lying dead against the curb. Another driver was traveling away from the shooting before succumbing to his wounds Sep.19  Hercules  ICE arrests 21 in raid of home Sep.20  East Oakland  Man Shot And Killed, Girlfriend Wounded Sep.23   Oakland Downtown Man Shot Trying To Rob Customs Agent Sep.28  El Sobrante  Deputies Shoot Man Oct.3  Martinez  Deputy DA Charged With Rape Nov.17   UC Berkeley Sentences Handed Down In Tree-Sitting Nov.21  Martinez  Prosecutor to be charged with rape Nov.28  Oakland  City Has 5th Highest Crime Rate Nov.29  West Oakland  1 Dead, Another Injured In Shooting Dec.7  Vallejo  Shootings left one dead, another injured Dec.8   Oakland Downtown Suspected Drunk Driver Goes On Rampage Dec.20   Iron Triangle   Gang Rape Of Lesbian Woman Map of 1500 Visalia Avenue Richmond
  Police are offering a $10,000 for information leading to the conviction of 4 men who allegedly kidnapped and gang raped a lesbian woman.    28-year-old was getting out of her car when she was confronted by four men. She was beaten, robbed and sexually assaulted. They forced the victim into her c...
Dec.23   Richmond Second victim of triple shooting died Dec.28   Iron Triangle Woman died after struck by two vehicles Dec.30   Rodeo Deputy Beaten Up At Housing Project



North East Bay, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See Bay Area Politics timeline, World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.14  Oakland City Hall  Dellums gaves state of the city address Feb.1  North Oakland  Kennedy Touts Obama Feb.2  Berkeley  Marines refuse to leave despute resolution Feb.6  Oakland  Schools Win, Children's Hospital Loses Feb.12  Berkeley  City to Soften Anti-Marines Stand Feb.12  Alameda  Soldier Killed By Roadside Bomb In Iraq Feb.13   Berkeley City Council Eases Anti-Marine Stance
  Cuncilmembers who were heavily criticized for telling Marine recruiters they don't belong here, are saying they oppose the war but support the troop
Feb.19  Oakland  Bailey honored with Polk journalism award Feb.19   Vallejo City Budget Woes May Force Bankruptcy
  City Council met in closed session with the city's employees' organizations to try to find a solution to the city's budget crisis
Feb.21  Vallejo  Residents Pack Meeting On City's Finances Feb.26   Vallejo City Council discusses filing for bankruptcy
Feb.28  Vallejo  Deal May Avoid City Of Bankruptcy Mar.4   Vallejo City Agreement Staves Off Bankruptcy  The City Council approved 3 resolutions that are intended to prevent the city from filing bankruptcy by the end of the month Mar.6  UC Berkeley  UC to help with start of Saudi university Mar.23  Berkeley  Bikers Rally Behind Marine Recruiters Apr.30  Lafayette  Airman Killed In Afghanistan May.1   Port of Oakland Protests, Picket Lines At Port May.7   Vallejo City Council Votes To File For Bankruptcy May.17  UC Berkeley  Protesters Blame Prof. For U.S. Torture May.23   Vallejo City Files For Bankruptcy Due To Woes
  The city of Vallejo filed for protection to deal with a ballooning budget deficit caused soaring employee costs and declining tax revenue
Jun.2  Oakland City Hall  Governor Talks Budget Crisis Jun.7  Richmond  City caps 'drty' crude at Chevron refinery Jun.17  Martinez  County clerk weds in same-sex ceremony Jun.18   UC Berkeley   Judge's Ruling Preserves Oaks For Now
  A county superior court judge ruled that a tree grove on the campus is not to be touched for now to make room for a new athletic facility
Jun.19  UC Berkeley  Sitter Pulled From Tree, Arrested Jun.27   Oakland City Hall Embattled City Administrator Out Of Job
  Mayor Ron Dellums placed Deborah Edgerly on administrative leave. The 56-year old Edgerly tried to protect her nephew, a gang member
Jun.27   UC Berkeley Tree-sitters hang on. Cal seeks go-ahead
Jul.17   Richmond City approves upgrade at refinery Jul.22   UC Berkeley   Judge to lift ban on building sports center  A planned sports center that has been the focus of an impassioned tree-sitting protest, moved a step closer to reality Aug.14  Oakland  2nd victim in Oakland elderly beatings dies Sep.9   UC Berkeley Last tree-sitters descend from grove Sep.11  Martinez  Hundreds mourn victims of shootout Sep.19  Hercules  ICE arrests 21 in raid of home Sep.21  Oakland Downtown  Allensworth 100th anniversary celebrated Nov.24   UC Berkeley Obama tapping Berkeley economist Romer Dec.20   Iron Triangle   Gang Rape Of Lesbian Woman Map of 1500 Visalia Avenue Richmond
  Police are offering a $10,000 for information leading to the conviction of 4 men who allegedly kidnapped and gang raped a lesbian woman.    28-year-old was getting out of her car when she was confronted by four men. She was beaten, robbed and sexually assaulted. They forced the victim into her c...