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8 hrs ago | via Inside Bay Area
Jury deliberations have begun at the murder and arson trial of a 20-year-old Hayward man who says he was coerced by his best friend into strangling a Castro Valley woman and burning her body and home during a 2012 burglary. In closing arguments Thursday, prosecutor Adam Maldonado called Cody Nicosia's testimony that Christian Birdsall, his former co-defendant, threatened to kill him and his family if he didn't go through with the crimes "baloney." Comment?
12 hrs ago | via Fremont Bulletin
Fremont Police Department Officers Omeed Zargham and John Bordy conducted a traffic stop on Fremont Boulevard near Enea Terrace for a mechanical violation on Monday at 3:50 p.m. After a probation search of the vehicle, the officers cited Andrew Keyes, 33, of Hayward, on suspicion of methamphetamine possession. A 23-year-old Newark man reported a carjacking in the Alvarado Boulevard and Falcon Drive area on Monday at 12:04 a.m. According to the victim, he met three people earlier in the evening and gave them a ride in his 2000 Subaru sedan with New Jersey license plates, police said. Comment?
Tuesday | via Inside Bay Area
A 20-year-old Hayward man testified Tuesday that he participated in the killing of a Castro Valley woman in 2012 because he feared that his best friend would kill him and his family if he didn't. Giving testimony that he said he would never give if his former co-defendant Christian Birdsall was in the room, Cody Nicosia testified that Birdsall threatened to stab him when he ordered him to help him burglarize 58-year-old Barbara Latiolais' San Carlos Avenue home on Oct. 17, 2012. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 27 | via Contra Costa Times
Barbara Latiolais was strangled because she never left her Castro Valley home the day two teenagers were set on burglarizing it, according to trial evidence. In a 2012 interrogation video played for jurors Monday at the murder and arson trial of Cody Nicosia, an 18-year-old Nicosia said he and his friend Christian Birdsall didn't plan on killing Latiolais on Oct. 17, 2012, until after they waited for more than six hours for her to leave. Comment?
Thursday Jan 22 | via Patch.com
A 20-year-old Hayward man accused of murder and arson for the strangulation death of a Castro Valley woman whose home was also set on fire admitted to jurors Tuesday that he committed the crimes he's accused of. But Cody Nicosia, who is representing himself, said in his opening statement in his trial that there's a reason for his involvement in the death of 58-year-old Barbara Latiolais on Oct. 17, 2012. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 21 | via SFGate
A former Pinole police commander was sentenced Wednesday to two months in jail after being accused of defrauding an elderly Pleasanton neighbor who had dementia by placing her entire estate into a trust he controlled. Matthew Messier , 38, pleaded no contest in September to a single felony charge of filing a false document relating to his own bankruptcy. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 20 | via Inside Bay Area
Acting briefly as his own attorney at his murder and arson trial, a 20-year-old Hayward man on Tuesday promised jurors an explanation as to why he killed 58-year-old Barbara Latiolais and burned her body and Castro Valley home more than two years ago. "I'm not here to try to say I didn't do any of these things. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 20 | via Almanac
Stanford students stormed the San Mateo-Hayward bridge in a "Reclaim MLK" rally late Monday afternoon, Jan. 19, to highlight injustices against African Americans. Photo by Nick Salazar/Twitter. Comment?
Monday Jan 19 | via Los Angeles Times
Several dozen demonstrators identifying as Stanford students were arrested Monday night after they shut down traffic for more than an hour on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. Just before 5 p.m., at least 50 people lined up across the bridge, which traverses the San Francisco Bay, said California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Peter Van Eckhardt. Comment?
Monday Jan 19 | via CBS Local
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Monday Jan 19 | via Patch.com
The Alameda County Coroner has released the identity of a man who was fatally shot by police Friday afternoon after reportedly brandishing a knife at juveniles in the vicinity of a local park. Zaki Shinwary, a Hayward resident, was 48. Officers were dispatched to Lake Arrowhead Avenue near Sylvester Harvey Park at roughly 2:15 p.m. They located Shinwary, who was reportedly armed. Comment?
Sunday Jan 18 | via Contra Costa Times
A 48-year-old man shot and killed by Fremont police Friday was identified as Hayward resident Zaki Shinwary, the coroner said Sunday. While police did not immediately release details about officers' interaction with Shinwary, authorities said the man pulled a knife on two contractors about 2:15 p.m. and chased them around a Fremont neighborhood before one officer fired a Taser and another fired his gun. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 13 | via Fremont Bulletin
A 39-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing a homeless man behind a pizza parlor last month was arrested earlier this month, police said. Kenneth Jason Poggi, a transient known to frequent Hayward, was arrested Jan. 6 in connection to the December killing of 68-year-old Barton Feldman. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 13 | via Patch.com
A transient has been arrested and charged with murder for the death of a 68-year-old man who was found unresponsive behind a pizza parlor in Hayward last month, police said today. Kenneth Poggi, 39, was arrested after detectives developed information connecting him to the death of fellow transient Barton Feldman, who was found unresponsive behind a pizza parlor in the 400 block of West Harder Road at 8:05 a.m. on Dec. 4. Feldman was pronounced dead at the scene. Comment?
Monday Jan 12 | via NBC Bay Area
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Wednesday Jan 7 | via Fremont Bulletin
A judge Tuesday reluctantly granted a motion by a 20-year-old Hayward man to be allowed to represent himself in a case in which he and another man are accused of murder for the strangulation death of a Castro Valley woman whose home was also set on fire. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jon Rolefson granted the motion by Cody Nicosia shortly before jury selection was to begin in the case. Comment?
Tuesday Jan 6 | via CBS Local
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Thursday Jan 1 | via Pleasanton Weekly
Many newsworthy events took place in 2014, such as the city passing policies to preserve downtown historic homes and ValleyCare's merger with Stanford Health Care. At the same time, life continued in Pleasanton as usual, with residents enjoying the museum lecture series, the farmers market, First Wednesday street parties and concerts in the park. Comment?
Tuesday Dec 30 | via Patch.com
Thirteen bills by State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo/Santa Clara Counties, take effect New Year's Day, providing greater consumer safeguards, improved oversight of utilities, regulation of waste from auto shredding and prohibitions against extortionate mug shot websites. In all Governor Brown signed 16 of Hill's bills into law in 2014. Comment?
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