Oakland man sentenced to 20 months for ‘possessing’ bullet that he accidentally shot into his own groin

OAKLAND — An Oakland man has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for possessing ammunition with which he accidentally shot himself in the groin area, court records show. Nicolas West, 23, pleaded guilty last June to being a felon in possession of ammunition in connection with the July 7, 2021 shooting. Video footage showed him firing several shots at an assailant who opened fire outside a liquor store near the intersection of 77th and Bancroft Avenues, prosecutors say. The sentence was handed down late last month. Federal prosecutors argued for a three-year prison term, writing in a sentencing brief that West “recklessly fired multiple rounds of ammunition across… Read More

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Mariners place Julio Rodríguez on 10-day IL, recall Taylor Trammell

The Mariners will be without their star rookie for most of the rest of the year as Julio Rodríguez’s back injury has landed him on the 10-day injured list with just 13 games remaining in Seattle’s season. Drayer: Mariners again overcome adversity, must continue due to more challenges The Mariners announced Friday afternoon that the young center fielder will go on the injured list due to a lower back strain while fellow outfielder Taylor Trammell was added back to the MLB roster in a corresponding move. Trammell was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday in favor of Jarred Kelenic. Rodríguez, who is the frontrunner for American League Rookie of the Year… Read More

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Around East County: Antioch Sports Legends to induct community leader

When Antioch resident Gloria Martin first heard about the Antioch Sports Legends Program at the Antioch Historical Society Museum from Eddie Beaudin, her friend and the program’s co-founder, she told him to count her in on supporting it. Related Articles Local News | Antioch Sports Legends’ annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony Oct. 1 Local News | Around East County: Pittsburg’s California Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 24 Local News | Around East County: Historical society’s yearly BBQ fundraiser Sept. 11 That was nearly 15 years ago. Her dedication and service to the organization will be honored Oct. 1, when the Sports Legends program inducts Martin as this year’s Community… Read More

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San Jose: Imprisoned man charged again in 1983 killing of Tara Marowski

SAN JOSE — A man serving a lifetime prison sentence has been charged in the 1983 rape and killing of Tara Marowski, marking the second time he faces prosecution for her death, after authorities said newer DNA analysis methods tie him closer to the crime than when they initially charged him a decade ago and later dropped the case. Christopher Melvin Holland has been charged for a second time in the 1983 killing of 21-year-old Tara Marowski in San Jose. Holland had been serving a lifetime prison sentence after being convicted of killing a 17-year-old girl in Campbell that same year.  Christopher Melvin Holland, 67, was arraigned on a new… Read More

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Ohio Republican stays in campaign amid scrutiny of service

HOLLAND, Ohio (AP) — Republican J.R. Majewski insisted Friday that he would stay in the race for a competitive northwest Ohio congressional seat after The Associated Press reported earlier this week that he misrepresented key elements of his Air Force service.  “I flew into combat zones often, specifically in Afghanistan, and I served my country proud,” Majewski said at a news conference.  The comments came amid growing fallout for Majewski, who repeatedly said he deployed to Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, but instead served a six-month stint loading and unloading planes while based in Qatar, according to records obtained by the AP through a public records request. The House Republican… Read More

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NY AG tries to explain how Apple’s free Yankees stream is worse than cable TV

Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images Yankees star Aaron Judge could break a home run record at Friday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, and you’ll be able to watch the game for free through Apple TV’s Friday Night Baseball broadcast. But in tweets ahead of the game, New York Attorney General Letitia James confusingly called for the game to be brought over to New York’s local Yankee Entertainment and Sports (YES) cable network, and after slightly walking that back, called the steps to watch Apple’s broadcast “burdens.” The whole saga started with a tweet from James at 3:04PM ET. Millions of New Yorkers paid their cable bills expecting to see… Read More

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Siblings’ actions result in a voided sale, leaving matriarch and buyers in limbo 

Q: This is regarding your column — “When family members make a move on an elder’s resources” published online July 9, 2022, in The Mercury News and East Bay Times — about elder abuse: We bought a family home from the adult siblings who tricked the matriarch. The eldest adult daughter living overseas is the rightful successor trustee. The three local adult siblings persuaded the elderly matriarch into making them successor co-trustees. Learning of this deception, the eldest adult daughter rushed back to Silicon Valley. A judge recently reinstated the eldest adult daughter as the successor trustee and voided our home sale.  We asked for a meeting with the eldest… Read More

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Photos: Youth vs. Apocalypse Climate Strike at Oakland City Hall

OAKLAND — Arian Terani, a Skyline High senior, hoped to lure passersby to the youth climate strike in front of City Hall on Friday. So he donned a rainbow unicorn onesie and facepaint to evoke positive curiosity as he walked around Frank Ogawa Plaza. “I feel like if they see a bunch of people they may think, ‘Oh, it’s just another strike,’ but if they see something colorful, maybe make it like, ‘Oh, it’s a positive thing,’ ” Terani said. “I’m representing my school, Skyline High School, and we’re here to talk about pollution, homelessness, coal usage and climate justice as well. … I talk to a lot of people,… Read More

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Letters: Charging stations | Prop. 30 | A ‘great Giant’ | Noncitizen voting | Restoring calm

Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Sign bill to ease buildingcharging stations Gov. Gavin Newsom must sign SB 1482 for the state to realistically prepare for discontinuing internal combustion vehicles. Commensurate to the sales of EVs, the state must provide for easily accessible charging. SB 1482 will accelerate making charging available in apartments and condos. This is also an equity issue as often low-income people live in apartments and condos. Making it more difficult for low-income people to adopt EVs is egregious policy. Gary LatshawCupertino Liccardo’s support forProp. 30 reprehensible Does San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo have a cushy, lucrative executive, consultant,… Read More

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Sheriff must pay $15M for death of Florida teen outside fair

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff has been ordered by a jury to pay $15 million to the parents of a teenager who died while trying to cross a highway after being kicked out of the state fair by deputies. The 10-person jury reached its verdict Thursday evening in Tampa federal court in the case of Andrew Joseph III, a Black 14-year-old who was killed on Interstate 4 in 2014 after he was booted from the Florida State Fair following a disturbance involving several teenagers. The jury verdict culminates more than six years of court action. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister, who could appeal the verdict, issued a statement… Read More

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