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Joseph Andrew Martin

Concord Elementary Teacher Denies Allegations Of Inappropriate Touching During Trial

A longtime Concord elementary school teacher testified in a Martinez courtroom Wednesday that he never inappropriately addressed or touched any of his students, despite the numerous child molestation charges against him.

07/30/2014

Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow Pleads Not Guilty To Racketeering

Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow Pleads Not Guilty To Racketeering

A man prosecutors accuse of heading a crime syndicate based in San Francisco’s Chinatown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new charge of racketeering.

07/30/2014

Lawrence Denard (Oakland Police Department)

Gang Member Gets Life In Prison For Murdering 3-Year-Old Oakland Boy

A gang member was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for killing a 3-year-old boy and wounding two alleged gang rivals in a shooting in East Oakland three years ago.

07/23/2014

Ryan Chamberlain appears in court. (Vicki Behringer/CBS)

San Francisco Political Consultant Ryan Chamberlain Makes Court Appearance In Bomb Possession Case

A federal judge heard arguments but deferred ruling Monday on whether a San Francisco political consultant accused of possessing a homemade bomb can be released on bail so that he can receive mental health treatment in a hospital.

07/21/2014

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Ex-Felon Pleads No Contest In 1974 Murder Of Oakland Teen

A 66-year-old ex-felon pleaded no contest today to second-degree murder for killing a 13-year-old Oakland girl 40 years ago.

07/08/2014

The Oakland Athletics celebrating a win at O.co Coliseum on June 21, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

San Jose Officials Remain Hopeful For Oakland A’s Move To South Bay, Despite Lease Extension Agreement

City leaders said their chances of landing the A’s still comes down to a federal appeals court hearing next month.

07/03/2014

Screenshot of MyRedBook.com after being shut down by the FBI on June 25, 2014. (CBS)

Alleged MyRedBook Sex Website Operator Re-Arrested After Missing Court Date

Eric “Red” Omuro, 53, is now in the custody of the FBI after he failed to show up in the courtroom of U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins at 9:30 a.m. to identify an attorney and enter a plea, according to FBI spokesman Peter Lee.

06/27/2014

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Oakland Man Convicted For Fatally Stabbing Sister’s Boyfriend In Argument Over Loud Music

An Oakland man was convicted Tuesday of voluntary manslaughter for fatally stabbing his sister’s boyfriend during an argument over loud music last year.

06/24/2014

Courtroom

Oakland Attorney Testifies She Did Her Best To Care For 100+ Cats In Her Home

An Oakland attorney accused of animal abuse testified Wednesday that she did the best she could to care for the more than 100 cats who lived in her home.

06/11/2014

Brandon Debose Jr. tries on his cap and gown just days before graduation. (CBS)

Graduating Oakland Student Leaves Legacy Of Landmark Tenure Ruling

Just two days before he leaves the public school system, Oakland’s Brandon DeBose Jr. is celebrating not just his graduation, but a landmark victory against teacher tenure protections in California.

06/11/2014

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