Police: Brothers charged in Fremont rental scam

FREMONT — Two brothers who police say defrauded numerous landlords in a home rental scam, including lying about their backgrounds and not paying rent for months at a time, causing the landlords significant financial loss and damage to the properties, have been charged with more than 40 felony counts between them, authorities said Monday. Habibullah Said Qadir (Fremont Police Department) Both Mohammed Said Qadir, 30, and Habibullah Said Qadir, 42, are free on bail. They were charged and arrested in January. Police said they began investigating the brothers in April 2017 after receiving information from a victimized landlord and found the suspected scams involving at least five landlords went back… Read More

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Pizza My Heart now selling slices in San Ramon

The Capitola-founded Pizza My Heart has just expanded to San Ramon. It’s the second Contra Costa County location for the company; a Walnut Creek one opened in 2016. Born on the beach, Pizza My Heart features a surf-and-slice theme. The chain specializes in topping its whole pies and slices with regionally sourced vegetables, nitrite/nitrate-free pepperoni and bacon and antibiotic-free chicken. “Slice of the day” specialties include the Fort Point on Monday (pesto, chicken, sausage, tomato, artichoke) and the Figgy Piggy on Saturday (figs, bacon, feta cheese, fresh sage). Related Articles Oakland’s Fentons creates Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie sundae First look at Oakland’s Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen 7 Valentine’s… Read More

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Photos: Family escapes Utah duplex fire

Two young children and their parents escaped a house fire in their duplex apartment that caused $150,000 in damage Monday, authorities said. Investigators were working to determine what caused the blaze that overtook a rear unit but did not spread to the other apartment, where no one was home at the time, said Salt Lake fire spokeswoman Audra Sorensen. More than two dozen firefighters responded to home near 1300 East and 2900 South about 2 p.m. …read more Source:: Deseret News – Utah News       

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MountainStar Healthcare Star Athletes of Week 25

Wrestling Brock Hardy, Box Elder (Sr.) Capped a remarkable high school career with a fourth straight individual title at last week’s 5A state meet. Hardy beat Timpanogos’ Holland Knudsen with a pin in the 145-pound final to cap the season with a 46-0 record. In his four seasons at Box Elder, he lost just three total matches. “It’s great. I have dreamt about it and it still feels like a dream. I am just grateful I am here,” said Hardy after the match. Girls Swimming Lily Plaudis, Kearns (Sr.) Had a sensational 6A state swimming meet last week in winning two individual events and helping Kearns to a first and… Read More

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The biggest NFL offseason storylines

The final NFL game of the season, Super Bowl LII, has come and gone. But the league’s most intriguing storylines are far from over. According to 710 ESPN Seattle’s John Clayton, these are the stories to keep an eye on this offseason. Clayton: Seahawks may keep Chancellor on their roster indefinitely What happens with Kirk Cousins? Washington’s trade to acquire veteran quarterback Alex Smith from the Kansas City Chiefs will sure make free agency more interesting. Incumbent quarterback Kirk Cousins, who has played for Washington under a franchise tag for the previous two years, is set to become an unrestricted free agent March 14. Washington could franchise Cousins again (that… Read More

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BYU tennis: BYU hosts Utah State, Portland this weekend

With a 7-0 undefeated record, BYU men’s tennis hosts two matches this weekend. The Cougars battle in-state rival Utah State on Friday, Feb. 16, at 5:30 p.m. MST. Then, West Coast Conference foe Portland comes to Provo on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m. Both matches will be played at the Indoor Tennis Courts. Sean Hill recently moved to No. 116 in the ITA national rankings for singles. He is 7-0 in No. 1 singles for BYU and will have a big match this weekend as he takes on No. 21 Michail Pervolarakis of Portland. Sam Tullis and Ben Gajardo are coming off weeks of solid victories in singles, helping… Read More

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Bill would extended more protections to Utah food truck operators

SALT LAKE CITY — Food trucks would get more even protection from what a Utah lawmaker calls discriminatory licensing and zoning laws under a bill approved by a Senate committee Monday. Last year, the Utah Legislature passed a food truck regulation law to ease the regulatory burden on food trucks. Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, who sponsored the 2017 bill, said food truck owners and operators have already saved tens of thousands of dollars in regulatory costs and fees since that legislation was passed. Before 2017’s legislation passed, small-business owners such as Rob Lundin, who owns and operates the Toasted Cheeser food truck, would spend several hours at the beginning… Read More

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Desperate Venezuelans leave children at orphanages

By Anthony Faiola | Washington Post CARACAS, Venezuela – “Would you like to see the little ones?” asked Magdelis Salazar, a social worker, beckoning me toward a crowded playground. We were at Venezuela’s largest orphanage, just after lunch. The yard was an obstacle course of abandoned children. A little chunk of a boy, on the cusp of 3, sat on a play scooter. He was called El Gordo – the fat one. But when he was left here a few months ago, he was skin and bones. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter.… Read More

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