Qadir Bilal strode confidently to the witness stand, in his colorful bow tie and crisp black shirt and trousers. He paused. He fixed his gaze on the person before him, a young woman who had been caught in possession of marijuana – and who, like 16-year-old Qadir, is in high school.
Four teenagers have been arrested for the May 20 murder of Fruitvale gardener Antonio Torres, Oakland police said Tuesday. Police said the young men, ages 15-19, targeted Torres for his gold chain and his iPod, and that they are also suspects in other burglaries.
This September, in an effort to encourage public engagement in the fight against hunger, Alameda County’s Community Food Bank is working with 200 food banks nationwide to promote “Hunger Action Month.”
The Oakland Police Department’s Special Victims Unit has released an urgent appeal asking for help in its search for a woman who went missing last month.