April 25, 2006

Roosevelt briefly locked down for police pursuit

Roosevelt Elementary School was briefly locked down this morning as police pursued two suspects in a Castro Valley home invasion robbery. After a car chase and then pursuit on foot, the two suspects were arrested at about 8am. Two additional suspects are still being sought.

According to the police, four male suspects, one of whom had a gun, robbed a house on Mount Jasper Drive in Castro Valley at about 7:30am.

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April 11, 2006

Measure A Fails

Measure A, the San Leandro Quality Education Act, failed to pass today. According to results as of 9:55pm, there were 4686 votes (60.83%) in favor of Measure A and 3018 votes (39.17%) against. Since the measure required two-thirds approval, Measure A failed.

According to the Alameda County Registrar, there are 30,442 registered voters in San Leandro. Just 7,704 of them voted in the election. That means that the fate of Measure A was decided by just 25.35% of the registered voters.

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Reminder: Today is Election Day

Remember to get out and vote for Measure A.

If you're looking for election results, they will be available after the polls close at 8pm at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters.

Not sure where your polling place is?

You may look up your polling place beginning 15 days before an election by calling (510) 663-VOTE (8683) or by going to the Smart Voter website at: http://www.smartvoter.org/ca/alm/ (Look on the right side of the page).

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April 7, 2006

Brady Ferguson dead at 31

Brady Ferguson, the man who refurbished the Bal Theatre and brought the Rocky Horror Picture Show to San Leandro, died on March 31, 2006, at the age of 31.

According to the funeral notice, "a service celebrating Brady's life" was held on Thursday, April 6.

Brady attended San Leandro High School and CSU Hayward and played violin at both and with the Oakland Youth Orchestra.

Godspeed Brady.

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April 4, 2006

Come meet Johan Klehs

We have organized a get together with Johan Klehs on Wednesday, April 5th, from 6:30-7:30 PM. It's an opportunity to come, ask him questions and share your concerns with him.

Johan is our current Assembly member and a candidate for State Senate.

Please e-mail marga@lacabe.com for the meeting location.

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April 3, 2006

Copeland's Not a Genuine Black Man to Open in New York in May

According to BroadwayWorld.com, Brian Copeland's Not a Genuine Black Man will preview at the Off-Broadway theater DR2 on May 9, 2006, and begin its run on May 15, 2006.

The show will be directed by Bob Balaban and tickets are available from Telecharge.com at 212 239-6200 for $65.

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ATF Planning to Revoke Trader Sports' License

The Associated Press is reporting that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is planning to revoke Trader Sports' license on June 1, 2006.

The ATF reportedly wants to revoke Trader Sports' license because of repeated inventory and sales violations over the past five years. The ATF claims that Trader Sports is unable account for 1,766 weapons in its inventory.

In 1978, the ATF tried unsuccessfully to shut down Trader Sports. Anthony Cucchiara has owned the store since 1958.

Trader Sports is one of Northern California's largest gun shops and, according to a 2004 report, sold 3,858 handguns in 2000.

Trader Sports also gained notoriety when Senator Dianne Feinstein singled it out for criticsm in a press release issued June 17, 2003.

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