Reporter covering courts and justice for the Oakland Tribune and Bay Area News Group. Email me at mfraley@bayareanewsgroup.com

AT&T to pay $23.8 million to settle environmental violations

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 11/20/2014 07:49:22 PM PST Updated: 11/20/2014 07:49:23 PM PST OAKLAND -- AT&T will pay $23.8 million to settle a civil enforcement lawsuit brought by prosecutors over environmental violations. The Alameda County lawsuit alleged the telecom giant illegally disposed of hazardous electronics waste at 235 AT&T facilities in California over a nine-year period.

Former Alameda County auditor candidate gets probation for election fraud

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 11/20/2014 04:14:14 PM PST Updated: 11/20/2014 04:27:07 PM PST OAKLAND -- A former candidate for Alameda County auditor-controller was convicted of three misdemeanors Thursday for lying about being a county resident to enter the June 2014 election.

AT&T to pay $23.8 million to settle environmental violations

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 11/20/2014 02:44:09 PM PST OAKLAND -- AT&T will pay $23.8 million to settle a civil enforcement lawsuit brought by prosecutors over environmental violations. The Alameda County lawsuit alleged the telecom giant illegally disposed of hazardous electronics waste at 235 AT&T facilities in California over a nine-year period.

Hit-and-run suspect arraigned on murder charges in San Leandro's boy's killing

contracostatimes.com — HAYWARD -- An ex-convict was arraigned Tuesday on murder and other felony charges in the hit-and-run killing of a 14-year-old San Lorenzo boy.San Lorenzo resident Sonny Anderson, 34, hunched over and ducked his head to hide from news cameras as he walked into the holding cell in a Hayward

Alameda neighbors rally behind elderly murder defendant

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 11/17/2014 05:08:24 PM PST Updated: 11/17/2014 05:16:49 PM PST OAKLAND -- Neighbors are rallying behind a 72-year-old Alameda man who said he killed his chronically ill wife to stop her suffering at her request. Alameda County Judge Paul Delucchi on Monday set Jerry "J.C."

Lafayette School District to pay $725,000 to girl sexually abused by teacher

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 02/25/2013 01:35:27 PM PST Updated: 02/25/2013 05:31:13 PM PST MARTINEZ -- The Lafayette School District will pay $725,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former Stanley Middle School student who was sexually abused by a teacher in 2010, the district said Monday.

17-year-old Oakland boy gets seven-year sentence for setting teen's skirt on fire

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 11/14/2014 02:22:24 PM PST Updated: 11/14/2014 04:43:36 PM PST OAKLAND -- A 17-year-old Oakland boy was sentenced on Friday to seven years in prison for setting fire to an agender youth on an AC Transit bus last year in what's described as an immature prank gone tragically wrong.

New murder charges allege Berkeley suspect attempted to rape elderly stabbing victim

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 11/14/2014 03:38:44 PM PST Updated: 11/14/2014 03:38:44 PM PST OAKLAND -- Murder charges filed Friday against an 18-year-old Berkeley man accused of stabbing a 72-year-old Emeryville woman during an attempted carjacking allege that the teen tried to rape the victim. Nancy Jo McClellan died Oct.

Livermore man will get 30 years in prison for sexually abusing girl

contracostatimes.com — Posted: 11/13/2014 02:09:03 PM PST Updated: 11/13/2014 02:09:03 PM PST HAYWARD -- A 39-year-old Livermore man will be sentenced to 30 years in prison in December for sexually abusing a young girl, according to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.

CHP nude photo scandal: Why were no other officers charged?

contracostatimes.com — Although the Alameda County District Attorney's Office recently launched its own investigation into the stolen photo swapping allegations and the CHP has its own probe, the Contra Costa investigation is winding down and prosecutors have said two other officers will not be charged despite receiving explicit photos.
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Nov 21, 2014

RT @mercnews: Here's our annual holiday giving list: Bay Area community groups seek donations to help needy during the holidays bit.ly/1uSZhRC

Nov 20, 2014

RT @DavidCruiseSF: Very sad news, Marian Brown our iconic #SanFrancisco twin has passed. She joins her sister Vivian who passed in 2013 pic.twitter.com/TflGkxS98e

Nov 20, 2014

RT @NewsByNight: From contender to offender: Former candidate for #AlaCo auditor gets probation for #election #fraud: bit.ly/1uNp2Dc @malaikafraley

Nov 19, 2014

Sonny Anderson, charged in hit-and-run killing of 14yo Ivan Cruz, back in court 11/26 for plea. Public defender waived his appearance today.

Nov 19, 2014

We need an express lane at the Hayward Hall of Justice! pic.twitter.com/9QUmBVx3Rp

Nov 17, 2014

Arrest and charges will be announced this afternoon in hit-and-run killing of 14yo Ivan Cruz in #SanLeandro

Nov 15, 2014

RT @CCTimes: New murder charges allege Berkeley suspect attempted to rape elderly stabbing victim bit.ly/1Bxs7Me

Nov 14, 2014

RT @mgafni: .@creekbear Yes, was pretty procedural. U have to enter a plea. His attorney has indicated he plans to plead guilty & take deal…

Nov 14, 2014

RT @csburt: Racy photos shared with other #CHP officers; one sent raunchy texts. Why no charges? bit.ly/11mPTuo @mgafni @malaikafraley @CCTimes

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