The scandal involving California State Senator Leland Yee last week also involves an Alameda resident. Hon Kueng So of Alameda was charged with conspiracy to receive and transport stolen property, according to the 137-page FBI affidavit in connection with Yee’s March 24 arrest. So is accused of allegedly purchasing “purportedly stolen liquor from an FBI” undercover agent.
Alameda Police Department (APD) Chief Paul Rolleri said he doesn’t know whether it’s gratifying or horrifying that officers in his department wrote 62 tickets in five hours during February’s pedestrian crosswalk sting.
Benjamin Jenkins, Alameda resident of 20 years and veteran of the United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force, was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for his service during World War II on Feb. 21.
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award bestowed by the U.S. Congress. In 2011, Congress awarded the medal to the Montford Point Marines, a segregated unit, of which Jenkins was a member.