As of today, there's a brand new website active called "OaklandStimulus.com" and it has a list of funds applied for by the City of Oakland though "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" but the website itself is disappointing. I'll get into the reasons why in a new post. For now, visit http://www.oaklandstimulus.com .
Man sentenced 57 years to life for killing girlfriend - Inside Bay Area: “OAKLAND — Carl Raybon Jr., found guilty of killing his girlfriend with at least six strikes to the head with a hammer, was sentenced to 57 years to life in prison Friday by a judge who said the murder was a "brutal crime." "He took a hammer and beat her, a woman that was trying to help him," Alameda County Superior Court Judge C. Don Clay said. "This really is brutal. This really is a brutal crime." Raybon, 45, was convicted in February of first-degree murder in the killing of Patricia Ann Brackins, 54, a preschool teacher who allowed Raybon to live with her after he promised to change his life. Brackins met Raybon several months before the murder when he was homeless and looking for a place to stay, according to police. He did some work for her, and she allowed him to stay at her home on Ritchie Street in East Oakland.”
- This is terrible to say the least! From this report, she was the ultimate "good samaritan" and he did this to her?