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Stanford pediatrician pleads no contest for sending sexual messages to girl

Stanford pediatrician pleads no contest for sending sexual messages to girl

Dylan O'Connor faces 3-year prison sentence
Trio plead guilty in odometer rollback scheme with Tri-Valley crimes

Trio plead guilty in odometer rollback scheme with Tri-Valley crimes

Deals with feds include potential $1 million-plus restitution in total
Man convicted in 2016 murder-for-hire plot in Castro Valley

Man convicted in 2016 murder-for-hire plot in Castro Valley

Rent dispute with former friend reportedly devolved into paying someone to shoot him
State beefs up Highway Patrol around stores and malls after brazen thefts

State beefs up Highway Patrol around stores and malls after brazen thefts

Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that Californians could expect to see “substantially more” law enforcement officers near “highly trafficked” retail stores starting immediately, as businesses prepare for hordes of holiday shoppers after a weekend wave of Bay Area robberies.
Nine break into Pleasanton mall, but leave empty-handed with jewelry store gated

Nine break into Pleasanton mall, but leave empty-handed with jewelry store gated

Police continue to investigate; unknown if connected to mass lootings in Bay Area
Catalytic converter theft ring busted by Tri-Valley police

Catalytic converter theft ring busted by Tri-Valley police

Almost a year after a watchful citizen first tipped off local authorities, several individuals were recently arrested in connection with a suspected catalytic converter theft ring that included multiple victims in the Tri-Valley.
Police find shell casings in Livermore neighborhoods after reports of shots fired

Police find shell casings in Livermore neighborhoods after reports of shots fired

Officers responded to two separate shooting incidents; no injuries or damage found at either location
County to pay family $4.9M for 2018 fatal police shooting in Danville

County to pay family $4.9M for 2018 fatal police shooting in Danville

Contra Costa County is poised to pay $4.9 million to the family of Laudemer Arboleda, the Newark man killed by former Danville Police Officer Andrew Hall in 2018.
O'Malley-sponsored bills on rape kits, revenge porn signed into law

O'Malley-sponsored bills on rape kits, revenge porn signed into law

Gov. Gavin Newsom this fall approved two bills sponsored by Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley that aim to address two problems: slow processing of sexual assault testing kits and the short time to file charges in revenge porn cases.
Hall trial: Jury deadlocks on manslaughter, convicts Tri-Valley deputy of assault

Hall trial: Jury deadlocks on manslaughter, convicts Tri-Valley deputy of assault

A Contra Costa County jury found sheriff's Deputy Andrew Hall guilty Tuesday of assault with a firearm but deadlocked on the charge of voluntary manslaughter for the officer's actions in fatally shooting Laudemer Arboleda in 2018.