14-year-old boy hit by stray bullet
A teenage boy was hit by a stray bullet during a shootout in Antioch on Monday afternoon, police said.
Bullets pierced several cars and struck the 14-year-old boy once in the arm. It occurred at about 3:10 p.m. on the 1400 block of Sycamore Drive, said Antioch police Sgt. Santiago Castillo.
The teenager is believed to be a victim caught in the crossfire, according to police. He was taken to a hospital and released several hours later. No one else was injured.
Police have made no arrests and have not established a motive for the shooting, which took place about two blocks from Antioch High School. Detectives are asking anyone with information related to the shooting to call the Antioch police department at 925-778-2441 or text an anonymous tip to 274637 using the keyword ANTIOCH within the text message.
-- David DeBolt, Staff
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-- Theresa Harrington, Staff
Common Core Night for students' parents
The Pleasant Hill Education Commission will co-host a free Common Core Night on Tuesday for parents of students in grades 6-12.
The event includes mini lessons in language arts, math, science and social studies. Curriculum materials that support the new Common Core standards will be available for parents to take home.
Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, D-Concord, who sponsored a bill that provided $1.25 million in funding to school districts for Common Core professional development and technology upgrades, is also expected to attend the event. The Pleasant Hill Library, Mt. Diablo school district and UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project are also co-hosting the forum.
The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Pleasant Hill Library, 1750 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill.
-- Theresa Harrington, Staff
Thieves steal ATM from corner market
Police are looking for suspects who stole an ATM from inside a market over the weekend.
The Farm Bureau Market, at Farm Bureau Road and Walnut Avenue, was broken into while the store was closed overnight, Concord police Lt. Ivan Menchaca said. Police were called to the store around 5:25 a.m. Sunday.
Video from the store that has not been released by police showed a white vehicle, described as a U-Haul van, at the scene, Menchaca said. The video also shows people loading the ATM into the van, Menchaca said. An undisclosed amount of cash was in the ATM, he said.
Nothing else was stolen from the market.
-- Rick Hurd, Staff
Winning Powerball ticket sold at store
A California lottery ticket worth $2.1 million was sold at a 7-Eleven store in Hayward, lottery officials said.
The winning Powerball ticket, which was purchased at the 7-Eleven at 130 Harder Road, matched all five numbers in Wednesday's drawing.
The winning numbers were 34, 23, 43, 19 and 2, officials said.
The ticket purchased at the Hayward 7-Eleven store missed the Powerball number of 14.
The convenience store owner who sold the winning ticket will receive about $11,000, officials said.
-- Bay City News
Two women shot in drive-by near park
Two women were shot in an apparent drive-by shooting Sunday but were expected to live, an Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.
Officers were called at 5:30 p.m. to Via Carmen, near San Lorenzo Community Park, for a report of shots fired in the area, said Sgt. J.D. Nelson.
When deputies arrived, they learned that two unidentified women had each been shot once in the leg by an unknown suspect while they were outside. The women's ages and hometowns were not immediately available. Deputies found the women inside a home on Via Carmen with a group of people, but neither the victims nor anyone else were cooperating with law enforcement, Nelson said.
The women were transported to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley to be treated. No arrests were made, and no motive has been established in the shooting. The incident remained under investigation on Monday, Nelson said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Sheriff's Office anonymous tip line at 510-667-3622.
-- Natalie Neysa Alund, Staff
Crash victim I.D.'d as San Leandro man
A San Leandro man killed in a high-speed head-on collision over the weekend has been identified as 32-year-old Alejandro Ramirez-Juarez.
Ramirez-Juarez died following the Saturday night crash on East 14th Street between Davis and Chumalia streets, an Alameda County Coroner's office spokesman said.
Police responded to the crash about 10:45 p.m. and learned the driver of one of the vehicles, Jesus Antonio Gonzalez, was headed north on 14th at a "very high rate of speed" and crossed into oncoming traffic near Davis Street, Lt. Robert McManus said. Gonzalez was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and was still hospitalized on Monday with injuries suffered in the crash, police said.
Police said a 56-year-old San Leandro man, identified as a passenger in Ramirez-Juarez's car, was also injured and taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
Anyone with information is asked to call 510-577-3230 or contact the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278. Residents can also send an anonymous tip to the San Leandro Police Department by texting the word SLPD and their tip to 847411.
-- Natalie Neysa Alund and Paul Burgarino, Staff