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Bob Melrose

Bay Bridge Detour

Gateway Park At Oakland Bay Bridge Touchdown To Include Rail Yard

The park that will be adjacent to the Oakland touchdown for the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge will incorporate a rail yard to accommodate operations at the Port of Oakland, transportation officials said Wednesday.

03/08/2012

A donor gives blood. (CBS)

Clayton Teen Marks Sweet Sixteen With Blood Drive

She was inspired at least in part by an event in her own life: When she was 17 months old, she was run over by a car and suffered a collapsed lung and a severed liver, and needed blood transfusions

03/02/2012

Ross Mirkarimi and Eliana Lopez

Mirkarimi’s Wife Loses Bid To Block Evidence In Abuse Case

A key witness in San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s domestic violence case will be allowed to testify according to a judge who made the ruling on Wednesday.

02/29/2012

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (NPS)

‘Restore Hetch Hetchy’ Group Begins SF Initiative Signature Drive

A group calling itself “Restore Hetch Hetchy” is beginning a petition drive Wednesday to change how San Francisco delivers water to customers, possibly by destroying a long-standing dam.

02/29/2012

Ross Mirkarimi's mugshot upon booking on domestic violence charges. (SFPD)

Judge Allows Key Evidence In Mirkarimi Abuse Case

A judge ruled Monday that a critical piece of video evidence in the domestic violence case against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi will be admissible in his upcoming trial.

02/27/2012

Mack, a San Francisco Police Dept. K-9 officer, poses with evidence of a recent drug bust. (SFPD)

San Francisco Police Dog Earns Star For Crime-Fighting Prowess

Normally it’s not news when a San Francisco police officer gets a badge, except in this case Police Chief Greg Suhr had to reach almost to the floor to pin the star on the officer, a Springer Spaniel named Mack.

02/23/2012

(CBS)

Couple Accused Of Stealing Up To $1 Million From Alameda Co. Agency

The former director of ACAP and her husband have been charged with misuse of public funds and grand theft after a yearlong investigation into the agency’s finances.

02/21/2012

The Berkeley hills home where man was beaten to death. (CBS)

Ignored 911 Call Turns Fatal In Berkeley; Police Busy With Occupy Protest

Berkeley police acknowledge they didn’t immediately respond to a call in the hills that would eventually result in last Saturday’s homicide, because they were planning for an Occupy protest headed to UC Berkeley.

02/21/2012

Ross Mirkarimi and Eliana Lopez

Attorney-Client Privilege Adds New Twist In SF Sheriff Mirkarimi Case

A new twist in SF Sheriff Mirkarimi’s domestic violence case has brought up questions about attorney-client privilege regarding a key witness in the case.

02/20/2012

Alameda County Chief Probation Officer David Muhammad

Alameda County Probation Chief Accused Of Sexual Assault

An East Bay probation official been placed on paid leave after one of his deputies filed a $1.5 million claim saying he sexually assaulted her.

02/15/2012

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