Oakland: Man takes surprise plea deal in BMT security fraud scandal

A man charged in a sprawling fraud case involving a security business run from a Black Muslim temple in Oakland entered a surprise plea Friday and has agreed to cooperate with investigators. A prosecutor also said alleged fraud mastermind Dahood Bey has been urging his followers from jail to continue pursuing public contracts. 
City Council will hold work session in spring to look at improving access to toilets for homeless.  
Doug Oakleyand Rebecca ParrBasketball tourney to honor BART officerAll Saints Catholic Youth Organization is dedicating a basketball tournament in honor of BART police Sgt.  
The victim told responding officers he withdrew $100 from the Hayward bank's ATM and that an unknown suspect approached him and robbed him with a Taser.  
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Tommy Marshall, 55, of Hayward, was last seen about 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 and is considered to be at risk.  
The victim who was shot told police he was walking along Harder Road and that a group of men appoached him near Mission Boulevard in Hayward.  
Delays in patient care are dangerous, psychologists and therapists say. Kaiser says claims are a union negotiations ploy.  
Former trustee Daniel Boggan Jr. will take over Alameda Health System from Wright Lassiter III in December.  
To protect the slow-moving creatures, South Park Drive is now closed to motor vehicle traffic for its entire length, between Grizzly Peak Boulevard and Wildcat Canyon Road.  
( Victor Obeck )
Holiday decorations: How to make a wreath

Here are tips on creating a beautiful, unique holiday wreath. (Our advice: Do a test run soon. If you don't like the results, there's still time to sign up for a Bay Area wreath-making workshops.)