Homicide victim ID'd as Antioch man
A man fatally shot Monday night while sitting in a parked car in East Oakland was identified by police Tuesday as Robert Haynes, 29, of Antioch.
Haynes was shot about 7:12 p.m. as he sat in a rental car parked in the 2600 block of International Boulevard, not far from the Fruitvale district. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shooter escaped in a car.
Police said Haynes used to live in Oakland and frequently visited the area where the shooting happened.
He still had family and friends living there, police said.
Officer Jason Andersen said Tuesday that police have not determined the motive for the shooting.
The killing was Oakland's 31st homicide of the year. Last year at this time there had been 39 homicides in Oakland.
-- Harry Harris, Staff
Boy flown to hospital after being hit by car
A driver picking up a student accidentally struck the boy in the elementary school's parking lot Monday, authorities said.
The boy, believed to be 10 years old, was struck about 2:55 p.m. as class let out at Mno Grant Elementary School, Contra Costa Fire Capt. Robert Marshall said. A miscommunication between the driver and the student led to the accident, police said.
A helicopter landed in the school's field and flew the boy to a hospital, Marshall said. His condition was considered serious.
The driver of the car cooperated with police, Marshall said.
-- David DeBolt, Staff
BART to set airport tram service fare
BART directors will hear from the public Thursday on what fare to charge for a new people mover tram service to the Oakland International Airport.
The board will conduct a hearing on the tram fares as part of its meeting 5 p.m. Thursday at the Kaiser Center 20th Street Mall, 344 20th St.
Due to open this fall, the elevated rail system will carry riders from the Oakland Coliseum station 3.2 miles to the airport.
BART officials previously have discussed fare options between $4 and $6 per ride.
Some critics of the $484 million project have suggested the fare should be at least $6 to reduce BART's operating subsidy for the new service, which replaces a shuttle bus system.
Transit directors are scheduled to set the fare at a meeting 9 a.m. June 12.
-- Denis Cuff, Staff
Unions seek injunction to save hospital
Unions representing workers at Doctors Medical Center have filed a federal civil rights complaint alleging the planned closure of the hospital unlawfully discriminates against blacks and senior citizens.
DMC is slated to close as early as July following the failure of Measure C, a parcel tax that voters rejected May 6. The hospital is running an $18 million annual deficit.
The unions' complaint says DMC is a vital safety net for residents of West County and that closure would have a "disparate and disproportionate impact on the health of African-Americans and senior citizens" in violation of their civil rights, according to a news release.
The complaint calls on the federal government to prevent the closure of the hospital.
The unions also will hold three town hall meetings in the coming weeks, with the first set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Easter Hill United Methodist Church at 3911 Cutting Blvd. in Richmond.
DMC provides 60 percent of the emergency care in West County, serving roughly 40,000 patients a year.
-- Robert Rogers, Staff
Concord man drowns in Lake Berryessa
A Concord man apparently drowned Sunday after he jumped from a rock into the water at Lake Berryessa, a Napa County sheriff's captain said.
Edward Pinelli, 27, was camping with friends at the lake when the group went swimming around 3:30 p.m. in the area of Pope Creek Bridge, sheriff's Capt. Doug Pike said.
Pinelli jumped from a large rock into water that was 30-35 feet deep and never resurfaced, Pike said.
The sheriff's dive team recovered Pinelli's body around 7 p.m. in the area where he was last seen, Pike said.
-- Bay City News Service
Clayton Valley Charter trustees to meet
The Clayton Valley Charter High School governing board will meet Wednesday to vote on raises and a proposal to increase school capacity.
The board will also hold a public hearing regarding a plan that shows how the campus will spend money to meet school goals. Trustees will also hold a closed session discussion related to public employee discipline, dismissal or release, which some believe may be related to Executive Director David Linzey.
Clayton Councilman David Shuey, who is not on the school board, said he is aware of issues raised by teachers against Linzey, as well as complaints about other employees.
The public may comment before the closed session at 5 p.m. in the school's multiuse room, 1101 Alberta Way.
The regular meeting is at 6 p.m. More information at 925-682-7474 or www.claytonvalley.org. Click on Governance, Agendas and Minutes, then select the May 21 agenda in the 2014 folder.
-- Theresa Harrington, Staff
Council delays action on road project
The City Council has put off until July 21 a decision on certifying a final environmental report for a 1.7-mile-long road to relieve traffic congestion on busy Buchanan Road.
Monday's continuation is needed to give city staff more time to respond to last-minute concerns that have been raised by environmental groups about the adequacy of the report prepared for the long-delayed project.
The James Donlon Boulevard extension, which was first proposed more than 25 years ago, would be built south of Buchanan Road and outside the city limits.
Also Monday, the council removed from its agenda a proposal to extend to e-cigarettes restrictions that apply to traditional cigarettes, in order to give staff more time to close some loopholes.
The matter will come back to the council for consideration at the June 16 meeting.
-- Eve Mitchell, Staff
Contra Costa County seeks poll workers
Contra Costa County seeks poll workers, including bilingual ones, in all areas of the county for the June 3 gubernatorial primary election.
Bilingual applicants are sought who speak English as well as any of the following languages: Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Hindi.
Poll workers must be registered to vote in the state, or be a non-voter who is a permanent resident of the United States. High school students who are at least 16 and who are U.S. citizens or will be citizens by Election Day and who have a GPA of at least 2.5 can serve as poll workers and may fulfill community service requirements, according to the elections office.
No prior experience is necessary. Training will be provided. Poll workers will receive a stipend of $125 for attending training and working from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Election Day.
-- Tom Lochner, Staff