The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office (DA) has charged Richard Joseph Lachaux, 27, with 13 felonies. They include two counts of first-degree ATM robbery; four counts of second-degree robbery; four counts of attempted second-degree robbery; and one count each of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and evading a police officer.
National Security Cutter Waesche returned home Wednesday, June 15, after more than three months patrolling the coasts off South and Central America. These patrols resulted in large contraband seizures, followed by a recent offload in San Diego.
The collected contraband, cocaine, accumulated from 27 seizures by the Coast Guard and agency partners, totaling more than 21 tons, was offloaded on Monday, June 12, in San Diego.
On June 18, during a windy and scorching Saturday afternoon, I attended a brief walking tour along Crab Cove that explored the California least terns. Led by East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) naturalist, Morgan Dill, visitors watched the terns dash across the pristine coastline using binoculars provided by the visitors center and learned why Alameda is a desirable habitat for the terns.
At 9:38 a.m., Monday, June 20, Alameda firefighters were called to a fire at a three-story apartment building in the 2200 block of Santa Clara Avenue.
According to Alameda Fire Department (AFD) Captain Jim Colburn, firefighters contained the fire to a kitchen in one of the apartments. The fire did not spread beyond the kitchen, and no other apartments in the complex were damaged. No one was injured.
While the cause of the fire remains under investigation, Colburn said that the fire was caused by unattended food cooking on the stove.
The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) and the Alameda Education Association (AEA) reached a tentative agreement on June 8 to end a negotiation process that was almost declared an impasse.
The 11th-hour deal was struck after both sides decided to have one last meeting before both sides declared they would walk away from the negotiation table and request the Public Employment Relations Board declare an impasse (“Teacher’s Union at Odds with School District” June 9.)