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North Oakland Now: March 6, 2009

on March 6, 2009

Happy Friday. This morning, The Chronicle is reporting that the lead investigator into the death of journalist Chauncey Bailey was recorded telling a possible suspect in the case that he would “defend their friendship.” The story says that the 2008 conversations between Sgt. Derwin Longmire and Yusuf Bey IV were recorded in the Santa Rita jail when Bey was being held  on other charges.

The City of Berkeley is proposing a $10 million dollar roundabout at the intersection of Gilman St. and I-80, colloquially known as “Suicide Alley.” If put in place, it will be the first major roundabout in the Bay Area.

VIDEO: Yesterday’s protest of BART service for Oscar Grant caused minimal disruption at the Fruitvale sation.

Magna Entertainment Corp., owners of Golden Gate Fields, have filed for Chapter 11 and are looking to sell the East Bay race Track.

1 Comment

  1. The Green El Cerrito on March 7, 2009 at 9:41 am

    This week the Berkeley Daily Planet also had an interesting article on the Golden Gate Fields situation…

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