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  1. DA: No charges against Richmond cop who brought marijuana homeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    A veteran Richmond police officer will not face criminal charges following an investigation into marijuana found in his home, the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday. Officer Joe Avila, 43, still faces disciplinary measures from the Richmond Police Department after police with a search warrant found marijuana at his Oakley home in September.

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  2. Contra Costa DA mum on whether Richmond officer found with pot will face chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    The Contra Costa District Attorney's Office remained tight-lipped Wednesday regarding a criminal investigation into a veteran Richmond K-9 police officer who allegedly had marijuana stored at his home. Officer Joe Avila has been on paid administrative leave from the Richmond Police Department since September, when a search warrant was served at his house.

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  3. West County man guilty of first-, second-degree murderRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

    A Contra Costa jury on Wednesday convicted a West County man of first- and second-degree murder for fatal shootings in 2007 and 2012, the first committed when he was 17. Timonte Emari Cook, 24, faces a mandatory 50 years to life sentence for the first-degree murder conviction and firearm enhancement. He also was convicted of shooting into an occupied vehicle and two other firearm enhancements.

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  4. Richmond officer found with marijuana in home won't face chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | San Jose Mercury News

    A Richmond police officer found with marijuana in his home earlier this year likely won't be charged with a crime, authorities said, but his future on the police force is undetermined. Veteran K-9 officer Joe Avila has been on paid administrative leave since September, pending an internal investigation, officials in the Richmond Police Department said.

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  5. Richmond: Bystander hit by gunfire when robbery victim chases suspect's carRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | San Jose Mercury News

    A robbery victim chased his assailants through Richmond until they shot at him and injured a bystander this morning, a police sergeant said. Police received reports of a shooting in the 2700 block of Oxford Avenue at 11:38 a.m., Sgt.

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  6. Fallout grows over Richmond police chief's participation in #BlackLivesMatter protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Saratoga News

    One week after photos of him holding a "#BlackLivesMatter" sign at a peaceful local protest went viral on social media, Richmond police Chief Chris Magnus is still grappling with the fallout -- including accusations from his department's police union that he broke the law -- but says he has no regrets. "It wasn't the easiest statement to make," Magnus said by phone Monday morning, "but it was the right thing to do."

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  7. Richmond: Boat theft leads to suspected chop shop, 4 arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | San Jose Mercury News

    Four people were arrested after a burglary on a boat led to the discovery of an alleged chop-shop operation and several stolen items near the Richmond-San Rafael bridge, a police spokeswoman said Monday. "It's a pretty big pop," spokeswoman Richmond police Sgt.

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  8. Family of Richmond man killed by police vows to go forward with lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | San Jose Mercury News

    The family of a 24-year-old Richmond man shot and killed by police in September still plans to sue the city for wrongful death, their attorney said after hours of gripping testimony about the incident during a Contra Costa County coroner's inquest hearing this week. Officer Wallace Jensen, who was initially placed on leave but has since returned to work, told the inquest jury that an initially benign encounter outside a liquor store turned violent before ending with him shooting Richard "Pedie" Perez three times, killing him.

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  9. Three people shot in RichmondRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | San Jose Mercury News

    Three people were wounded Friday night in a shooting at an apartment complex near Hilltop Mall, a police spokeman said. Police were dispatched at 9:35 p.m. to the 3100 block of South Hampton Court after gunfire was picked up by the department's ShotSpotter detection system.

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  10. Second defendant guilty in San Pablo shooting deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | San Jose Mercury News

    One day after his co-defendant was found guilty of first-degree murder in the March 2012 shooting death of an unarmed victim, a San Pablo man received the same verdict. Kenneth Byrd, 24, was found guilty of first-degree murder Thursday in the death of Jaihro Lopez near the Contra Costa College campus.

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  11. Inquest jury finds man killed by Richmond police was drunk, hit with three bulletsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | San Jose Mercury News

    The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office held a public hearing Wednesday to reveal findings in the fatal officer-involved shooting of Richard "Pedie" Perez, an unarmed man who struggled with a Richmond police officer outside a liquor store Sept. 14. The jury in the coroner's inquest found that Perez died after being hit in the torso by three bullets.

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  12. Concord: Center to help domestic violence victims opening in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | San Jose Mercury News

    The Central County Family Justice Center, which will help victims report domestic violence, is scheduled to open next month in Salvio Pacheco Square. The City Council on Tuesday allocated $35,000 to fund the first six months of operations at the center and approved a three-year lease for 8,000 square feet of office space at 2151 Salvio St., across from Todos Santos Plaza.

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  13. Jury convicts Richmond man of murder, robbery, despite his testimony fingering his friend as shooterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | San Jose Mercury News

    A jury Wednesday found 29-year-old Richmond resident Joseph Ellis guilty of murdering and robbing Jaihro Lopez two years ago following a joint trial where both Ellis and his friend blamed each other for the shooting. The Contra Costa jury found Ellis guilty of first degree murder and robbery, with special circumstances because he was a major participant in the theft and acted with reckless disregard for human life, according to prosecutor Simon O'Connell.

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  14. Richmond police chief a prominent participant in protest against police violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | The Campbell Reporter

    Amid the nationwide tumult over recent instances of police officers using deadly force against unarmed people, Bay Area cities like Berkeley and Oakland have been rived by impassioned protests that have at times turned violent. But a different kind of protest popped up in Richmond on Tuesday, and at the vanguard of the gathering calling for a reduction in police violence in communities of color was an unlikely participant: Richmond's police chief.

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  15. San Pablo murder defendant testifies: My friend did itRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | San Jose Mercury News

    A Richmond man testified in a murder trial Monday that his co-defendant fired the single shot that killed an unarmed victim early on March 13, 2012, near Contra Costa College in San Pablo. Joseph Ellis, 29, charged with murder, second-degree robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm plus enhancements, told two juries that he while was on a walk with his friend Kenneth Byrd at 2 a.m., he approached Jaihro Lopez with an unsolicited offer to sell him a $5 bag of marijuana.

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  16. Homeowner shoots, critically wounds one suspect in Richmond home invasionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 6 | San Jose Mercury News

    One suspect remains at large, and another in critical condition, following a suspected home invasion attempt in Richmond on Saturday evening. At 6:15 p.m., Saturday, Richmond police spokesman Lt. 3 comments

  17. San Pablo man convicted of first-degree murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | San Jose Mercury News

    A San Pablo man was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder in the December 2012 shooting death of his ex-girlfriend's new beau. A jury of seven men and five women took approximately 90 minutes to convict Donte Marquee Smith of murder, attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle, plus five special circumstances that will send Smith to prison for life without the possibility of parole.

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  18. New FasTrak transpondersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Inside Bay Area

    Q Are there plans to roll out a FasTrak transponder for Bay Area residents that have the switch to designate how many people are in a car? My relatives live along the I-10 in Los Angeles and it is really frustrating to not be able to use the carpool lane for free when our family goes down there because my transponder cannot distinguish the number of passengers but the express lanes are already set up so that everyone needs one. A Yes, and soon.

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  19. Roadshow: New FasTrak transponders coming to Bay AreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | San Jose Mercury News

    Q Are there plans to roll out a FasTrak transponder for Bay Area residents that have the switch to designate how many people are in a car? My relatives live along the I-10 in Los Angeles and it is really frustrating to not be able to use the carpool lane for free when our family goes down there because my transponder cannot distinguish the number of passengers but the express lanes are already set up so that everyone needs one. A Yes, and soon.

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  20. Cal might not have Bird for MontanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | San Jose Mercury News

    Sophomore guard Jabari Bird is questionable for Cal's nonconference basketball game Wednesday night against Montana because of a foot injury, the school announced. Bird is the Bears' third-leading scorer at 11.7 points per game, but shot just 1 for 9 and scored a season-low four points Sunday in a 64-57 win at Fresno State.

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