Bauer-Kahan’s bill proposes to increase jail time for auto burglars

East Bay Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, along with a Southern California Republican, introduced a bill last week that would change the definition of an auto burglary and increase jail time for its offenders. "Every smashed window and every piece of stolen property is both costly and a personal violation of our residents," Bauer-Kahan said in a … Continue reading Bauer-Kahan’s bill proposes to increase jail time for auto burglars

Former Coliseum JPA official charged with felony conflict of interest

When the Coliseum Joint Powers Authority, the governing board that oversees operations of the Oakland Coliseum complex, was seeking out the tech firm RingCentral about becoming the stadium's new naming rights partner, JPA Executive Director Scott McKibben illegally asked the company's representatives for a $50,000 fee to negotiate a deal, prosecutors charged Nov. 27 in … Continue reading Former Coliseum JPA official charged with felony conflict of interest

Oakland: Reid, Gallo give support to bill aiming to stop illegal sideshows

A few days after a weekend sideshow in Oakland resulted in a transport truck and an A.C. Transit bus being set on fire, Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid said the city must give its support to an Assembly bill that will further criminalize participation in the dangerous impromptu sideshows occurring on city streets. "The sideshow is … Continue reading Oakland: Reid, Gallo give support to bill aiming to stop illegal sideshows