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Cody Matthew Hall Photo Credit: Pleasanton Police
Old and wise April 17, 2014 at 07:57 pm
How sad the whole situation is . A innocent woman killed ,her family destroyed and a young mans lifeRead More ruined .
kax April 17, 2014 at 09:22 pm
when our dear DD was taken so suddenly and so violently, many of us wanted blood....but to sit inRead More the courtroom through this all, and experience the destruction of another family, not only ours, but Cody's, too....is an awful, sobering, thing....Cody's actions have a ripple effect, and we've all gone on his "ride of death" with him.....
Sammy April 17, 2014 at 10:07 pm
Too bad Cody didn't take a hint from his multiple car accidents and tickets and had to learn anRead More important lesson the hard way. Too bad none of his social media "friends" who were following his tweeted speeding exploits told him to knock it off or alerted the police.
Hugo April 16, 2014 at 09:43 am
Let me guess, this man was not really qualified for the job but got the job because of affirmativeRead More action. Just like other "entitled" people who think the world owes them and they just take. All the liberals feels so sorry for these people that they just let it slide by. Remember Muslim bakery? I know someone who worked at a section 8/ below market housing complex. Drug dealers were living there after their grandmothers died. People threw garbage all over and trashed their apartments and then demanded to have the apartments renovated. Our system is broken. Personal responsibility is what we need. Also, in a civilized society, people think about what is good for the whole, not just the individual.
lubov mazur April 16, 2014 at 08:02 pm
Shouldn't the bail be more or as much as the amount he is accused of stealing? 20% of $500k is moreRead More like a tax; he could just bolt and still have plenty.
Ken Briggs April 16, 2014 at 09:20 pm
Hugo You are maybe right , but with the low bail, will he still stay around ? doeshe still going toRead More the same church ? hell he should repay every dime plus interest and jail time . with his smart as kids maybe they mightknow how to repay the funds . any way he should be not paid to do nothing not even to use a computer.
jen H April 12, 2014 at 11:12 pm
>> outstanding contributions to the field of victims’ rights. << This award toRead More the woman who decided that there were no grounds for a prosecution in the case of victim David Lamont , who ended up in a months-long coma and has a long road of rehabilitation ahead of him. after a confrontation with rowdy teens outside his Pleasanton home? Shame on the awards committee.
A.B. April 14, 2014 at 07:30 pm
This is a sham and a disgrace. This woman has been a part of 4 years of injustice for NanetteRead More Dillard, seeking a scapegoat for the board and county's mismanagement of ACAP funds. It's a reprehensible disgrace that she, or anyone representing the Alameda County judicial system be rewarded for anything. http://www.change.org/petitions/california-state-auditor-investigate-the-closing-of-acap-and-the-theft-of-300-000-in-federal-anti-poverty-funds-by-alameda-county-including-stimulus-funds#share
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michael buckings April 9, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Does this bill compromise the 6th amendment right of accused confront the witness against him?
T. Brickle April 10, 2014 at 09:30 am
Very good question Mr. Buckings. I would hope that was considered when teh bill was authored.Read More Tri-Valley residents would be shocked if they knew how much human trafficking is going on right here in our "backyards". It's not just about prostitution and other sex-related acts, although that is a MAJOR component. Forced labor/involuntary servitude has many forms from prostitution to selling fruit on a street corner. For those interested, check out this website: http://millionkids.org/
PLEASANTON, Ca: Learning the proper use of a fire extinguisher is covered in the Fire Safety class of the CERT training program. Photo Credit: Dino Vournas for City of Pleasanton
Craig Mullins April 7, 2014 at 01:43 pm
Awesome fun and lot's of great training. I participated last year.
Joe Smith April 9, 2014 at 05:48 am
Disaster survivors in particular are in jeopardy, although the general public needs to have accessRead More to fundamental insurance consumer protection from the start. No matter how fair insurance companies imagine themselves to be, they have a separate interest, self-interest. The more they pay, the less they keep. Disaster survivors need all the help they can get and consumer protection is the missing link. How strong is your peer support program? www.DisasterPrepared.net/peersupport
Missing hiker Magdalena Glinkowski of Menlo Park. Photo: Marin County Sheriff's Office.
Steff April 7, 2014 at 08:05 am
This is why I just started running with a stun gun...
Zinn April 7, 2014 at 09:10 am
Probably a good idea Steff but there is the possibility that she slipped and fell in a remote area..
Steff April 7, 2014 at 09:49 am
agreed, but one never knows...it's all about managing risk...i hope she is OK!!!
karth turnage April 7, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Jake is a fair and honest man.I know he takes these traits to the bench when he makes decisions.
Jim McSharry April 13, 2014 at 01:53 am
He took his chances trying to get the court to take their responsibility seriously. UnfortunatelyRead More they turned on him, just as I would expect. It's been a long time since anything but the very worst police misconduct is even given a second glance. They all rally around each other and try to gloss over their everyday brutality and corruption. I have taken a decision to the appellate and the three of them could not have cared less about the misjudgment of the officer, and worse, improper court procedure. So my experience tells me in spite of his priors, he had justification for suing the police, and probably the hospital as well. But our courts judge by where they think you stand in society, not by merits of any particular case facts. It's a sad time in America.
Desert Rat April 13, 2014 at 12:31 pm
So that justifies death threats to the judges? That is even more sad if you think so.
Tina Faelz with her mother Shirley Faelz Orosco at the zoo. Photo credit: Karin Reiff
Bobby Gee April 7, 2014 at 01:29 pm
what you people don't understand is that the poor boy had a crappy childhood and was not given andRead More food treats and was made to stand in a Connor for minutes at a time now don't you feel sorry for him, and I think we need to let him go free as he was so mistreated as a child. what you say no well just look at what is going on with these case's the jury is not told about his crappy childhood and he gets a new trail or some bleeding heart holds up a sign that tells us this killer is really sorry and we need to forgive him remember he was on drugs and was spanked and told he was not loved the whole justice system sucks he goes free in 5 years and a guy that sold grass gets life something is messed up folks
Dan Crabtree April 7, 2014 at 06:24 pm
he should be found not guilty today if indeed his new trial goes as planned by his liberal lawyersRead More This is the new liberal left game played across this nation today, find any con doing life with no parole wait untilll no witnesses can be found or are dead find a nice liberal judge and jury and there client walks today..fifteen this year alone freeded because there were no witnesses to testfy at his new trial or fomer ividence had been tossed..or white juries convicted him at his old trial...one big game today.. and these cons walk with a nice big fat check in hand from the state..
Rodger Higgins April 7, 2014 at 08:38 pm
This maggot has had all of this time to eat, breathe, enjoy life after murdering this girl. I say itRead More is high time right now to take him out of that prison and make him hurt and hurt bad before finally stopping his breathing and heart beating. No trial, he is guilty and the evidence past the test of time. Now is the time he should die.
CAL FIRE and the California National Guard hold their annual fire aviation training. Photo courtesy: Cal Fire
Rene' B. April 4, 2014 at 11:21 am
This was a very interesting and instructive clip. It makes us all feel safer knowing that the twoRead More branches of safety are training together to get out all the snags. Thanks.
Desert Rat April 4, 2014 at 08:02 pm
Let the moron write threats from a jail cell for a few years.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) April 6, 2014 at 08:23 am
Felon Convicted of Threatening Alameda County Superior Court JudgeRead More http://pleasanton.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/felon-convicted-of-threatening-alameda-county-superior-court-judge
Cody Matthew Hall Photo Credit: Pleasanton Police
Sonny April 3, 2014 at 11:20 am
Incidentally, would someone please explain what this "preliminary examination" actuallyRead More is? Thanks!
JoAnne Norman April 3, 2014 at 01:08 pm
The primary purpose of a "preliminary hearing" is to determine if there is enough evidenceRead More to try the case in front of a jury. I was in the courtroom yesterday afternoon and don't believe anybody left with a doubt on whether there is enough evidence. Two of the witnesses who took the stand came forward to the police on their own after the accident just because the had witnessed Cody Hall's reckless driving that day and both feared something terrible was about to happen.
linda curtis April 3, 2014 at 02:37 pm
I wish I had heard about Cody's Prelim appearance because I would have gone to support Diana'sRead More family. Which judge presided yesterday? Hopefully all the social media comments Cody posted online are accepted and entered into evidence. It will be interesting to see this punks face when he realizes he provided the rope from which he'll be hung. Now that's sweet justice!
Screenshot of KPIX CBS 5 news website shows the senator swarmed by reporters as he leaves a federal courthouse on Monday, March 31, 2014.
Zinn April 1, 2014 at 06:18 am
I understand there is a loophole that will allow him to defend himself via the use of his campaignRead More contributions..
dan mcdunn April 1, 2014 at 08:10 am
We could be reading a similar story about every single one of our "public servants",Read More democrat or republican. Everything is for sale for what amounts to peanuts to the corporations and criminals that make "political contributions". The larger we allow the state to grow the worse this is going to get. "when you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - When you see that men get richer by graft and pull then by work, and your laws don't protect you against them but protect them against you - when you see corruption Being rewarded and honestly being a self sacrifice, you may know that your society is doomed." Ayn Rand
Russell April 1, 2014 at 01:16 pm
It is unbelievable to me that he is still collecting his salary. While the federal government wagesRead More a war on terrorism, Yee tries to sell them weapons. I hope he sees the inside of a prison as a result. Imagine how the other corrupt politicians in Sacramento are sweating.
35 Year Resident March 31, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Hang up and drive!
Jow April 1, 2014 at 08:13 am
When will "putting on make-up" while driving become distracted driving? I see so manyRead More women doing this...
LMO737 April 1, 2014 at 04:06 pm
No more threats! First offense, suspend license, sell car at auction, give driver Bart and BusRead More schedules. These drivers can use public transportation.
DUBLIN, Ca: Police release surveillance photos of man who allegedly robbed the Shell gas station at 5933 Dougherty Rd. on Wednesday night.
roy palatino March 27, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Probably hard to be in office from prison
Large Pianist March 28, 2014 at 06:52 am
Same guy from Livermore strong arm ATM robbery. Dublin PD & Livermore PD should compare notes .Read More Red car/baseball bat.
Becky March 28, 2014 at 08:23 am
Maybe you're right, Large Pianist.
Richard Coleman, 30, was arrested for two felonies. Photo provided by San Leandro Police Nixle Alert
♫♪ The Cat is back in Town ♪♫ March 27, 2014 at 03:21 pm
At Becky, cops have more important things to do. Like arrest raccoons that have slipped their wayRead More into someones garbage or stand outside a bar waiting for a drunk to walk out and arrest them. Silly Becky........... Still waiting on that sandwich...
Becky March 27, 2014 at 03:47 pm
Everybody is so upset at the cops for doing nothing. And then when the cops shoot somebody,Read More everybody is ready to throw them under the bus. Make up your minds people.
Desert Rat March 28, 2014 at 04:10 pm
Jealousy is such an ugly emotion....
Desert Rat March 28, 2014 at 03:51 pm
Anybody who criticizes Leland Yee is racist. Felonies not withstanding....
Hutch March 28, 2014 at 09:10 pm
What's the difference between Leland Yee doing favors for political contributions and otherRead More politicians doing favors to unions and corporations? The whole system is rigged to screw taxpayers. They need to stop all personal gifts and corporate donations including unions.
Hutch March 31, 2014 at 02:19 pm
It's time for this crap to stop. Send Jerry Hill a message Senator.Hill@senate.ca.gov Tell him toRead More change laws to stop all "gifts" and stop contributions by lobbyists, corporations and unions. Also if a politician is suspended they should lose all pay and benefits unless they are later exonerated.
Monika Harris March 26, 2014 at 02:00 am
Time to ship her ass back to whatever ASIAN country she came from -
Becky March 26, 2014 at 07:46 am
This was a really good article with a ton of information, and I hope there is a follow-up in JuneRead More when she is sentenced.
mike March 26, 2014 at 08:03 am
I guess 5-6 million dollars really helps one sleep at night. BWAC-Born without a conscience.
HELENA, MT: Capital High School mascot logo.
timothy March 24, 2014 at 01:15 pm
OMG Ravatel that is terrible news. I hope this kid gets all the help necessary to survive thisRead More situation.
Montanan Born and Raised March 24, 2014 at 04:33 pm
Ravatel - I'm trying to confirm your comment about the Montana boy attempting suicide. As of 5:30Read More MST there is NOTHING about this happening here...so where did you get your news from?
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 27, 2014 at 01:02 pm
Superintendent Apologizes to Helena, MT Community in Wake of Bomb Threats Allegedly Made by DublinRead More Teen http://dublin.patch.com/groups/schools/p/superintendent-apologizes-to-helena-mt-community-in-wake-of-bomb-threats-allegedly-made-by-dublin-teen
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 22, 2014 at 10:27 am
FBI Helped Crack Dublin Teen's Alleged Bomb Threats to 'Heleena'Read More http://dublin.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/fbi-helped-crack-dublin-teens-alleged-bomb-threats-to-heleena
Montanan Born and Raised March 22, 2014 at 08:17 pm
When a "minor" steals a candy bar from 7 Eleven - then I agree about not publishing theirRead More name. When a "minor" threatens to blow up schools - kill children by the thousands - laughs about doing so and arrested they should no longer be protected because they are a "minor". His name is already known here...anyone else can find it by simply using Google.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) March 27, 2014 at 01:03 pm
Superintendent Apologizes to Helena, MT Community in Wake of Bomb Threats Allegedly Made by DublinRead More Teen http://dublin.patch.com/groups/schools/p/superintendent-apologizes-to-helena-mt-community-in-wake-of-bomb-threats-allegedly-made-by-dublin-teen
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