Oakland North Now: March 7, 2009
on March 7, 2009
Good morning, North Oakland. Lawyers for the Oakland Police sergeant investigating the Chauncey Bailey case say the recorded conversations he had with suspect Yusef Bey IV were ” an indication of how Longmire deals respectfully even with people who are possible targets of criminal investigations.” The Trib is also reporting that OPD is investigating allegations that “Bey IV provided women to Longmire for sexual favors.”
Good news for those who filed tax refunds. Controller John Chiang says almost $2 billion in tax refunds are on their way, but a whole new crisis is on the horizon.
In the Bay Area, workers are feeling the job crunch.
A recent survey presented before the Berkeley School Baord says that drug and alcohol use among Berkeley school students is “twice the state average.”
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