Two former officials at the now-defunct Associated Community Action Program (ACAP) -- an Alameda County agency tasked with helping the poor manage their money wisely -- have been charged with illicitly using the agency's money to pay for construction work on a personal home, buy massages, and pur ... More >>
AnonymousUpdate (2:50 p.m.): BART removed the police website that was hacked this morning, and issued the following statement:"We condemn this latest attack on the working men and women of BART. We are deeply concerned about the safety and security of our employees and their families. We stand be ... More >>
A veteran civil rights attorney who has sued the Oakland and BART Police Departments more times than he can remember lamented ex-BART cop Johannes Mehserle's two-year sentence -- the shortest sentence Judge Robert Perry could have handed down. Jim Chanin has represented more than 500 clients suin ... More >>
Massive layoffs, internal conflict, and decreasing morale have all contributed to a less effective arson unit.
Was Bob defrauded here in San Francisco?Late last month, SF Weekly ran several stories about the purported San Francisco ties of NBC Contractors, a scandal-infested building firm charged with dozens of felonies in Alameda County. The firm is charged with systematically forcing its Chinese electri ... More >>
More on the wayA group of East Bay residents protesting BART officials' handling of the shooting death of Oscar Grant on New Year's Day say they plan to shut down the Fruitvale station on Thursday, March 5, during evening rush hour. The effort will mark the first organized attempt by protesters to ... More >>
Just like Johannes Mehserle, we can't give you a straight answer -- but the former BART police officer appears to be the first Bay Area cop to ever find himself charged with murder following a job-related shooting. Jim Chanin, a veteran Berkeley attorney who has prosecuted more than 20 police shooti ... More >>