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Showing posts from February, 2008

Second Oakland "Taco Truck Killing" On Foothill in One Month

I don't know what's going on, but the last thing I'm going to do is get a Taco over on Foothill Blvd. The Oakland Tribune reports that on Thursday another man was killed while waiting on a Taco on Foothill. The last time this happened was on January 15th. I don't know the motive and I do know from reading that this person or persons who are doing this have not been caught as of this writing. If the murderers are trying to close down a certain Taco stand, they're doing a good job with these actions. That's not a flip comment; it's true. Why Foothill and why a Taco stand? The Trib reports "The killing was Oakland's 24th homicide of the year. Last year at this time there were 14 homicides. Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call Oakland Police at 510-238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 510-238-6946. " St

"Flower Thief" Brings Out Unconstitutional Acts Among Adams Point Residents

I saw this at the APAC 14 X Yahoo Group: > Hi All, > > I just posted a recent photo of the flower thief. See the group's ""Photos" folder, and inside > that, a folder called, not too cleverly, "Suspect Photos." > > I'm still trying to determine for certain that he and "Smiley" are one and the same, though > we've gotten some confirmation on that from a few different neighbors. It's also unclear > whether he's still of interest to the police. Several of us have seen him around since he was > supposedly picked up, so we're not sure if the police are done with him, etc. > > At the very least, he's stealing flowers from all over the area. At worst, he's dangerous. If > anyone has any additional information, please post. > > Also, the Suspect Photos folder is public. Anyone ought to be able to add to that folder. > > Thanks, > > Mary Which caused me to write this reply. H

Oakland CrimeSpotting Is Back

This annoucement came from the Yahoo Message Board. It's a great news source, but what's depressing is the number of crime reports on it. Hello Everyone, We're happy to announce that Oakland Crimespotting is back, thanks to the generous help of Oakland's City Information Technology Department. After three months without access to report data, we've been granted a reliable, regularly-updated source of crime report information. This is great news: it means that the website is back up and running with current information, e-mail alerts and RSS feeds work again, and we at Stamen Design can explore new ways of presenting and publishing this important information. Here are a few things you can do, now: Visit the site at View a map at Sign up for alerts at We are also interested in what additions to the site you would find useful or interesting. So far, we