Clayton man indicted in embezzlement, tax fraud scheme

A Contra Costa man was indicted this week on wire fraud and tax evasion charges, stemming from an embezzlement scheme at his job as a finance manager for the Martinez office of an international company, federal authorities said.  
Hayward: Third attempted kidnapping in 6 weeks; girl escapes
Police are investigating a kidnapping after a teenage girl was briefly pulled into a car on Friday afternoon as she walked home from Hayward High School, one of three similar incidents over the past six weeks.  

Database: Homicides in Oakland 2001-2012

See where Oakland homicides have occurred, and information on the victims, from Jan. 1, 2001 to Dec. 31, 2012. 
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Police: San Jose, Gilroy residents arrested in Riverside County kidnapping and pimping scheme

Five people from Gilroy and San Jose were arrested in Southern California over the weekend after they kidnapped a Compton woman at gunpoint and tried to force her into prostitution in Riverside County, authorities said. 
Map: Robberies in Oakland police beats

Search our map to find where the most robberies occurred in Oakland from Jan. 1, 2013 to April 9, 2013. 
'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.