CONCORD

Mt. Diablo trustees restructure top staff

The Mt. Diablo school board on Wednesday appointed two assistant superintendents and five administrators to new positions effective July 1 as part of a district office reorganization.

Julie Braun-Martin, assistant superintendent for personnel, was appointed assistant superintendent for elementary schools. Rose Lock, assistant superintendent for Student Achievement and School Support, was appointed assistant superintendent of middle schools.

Jeff McDaniel -- director of maintenance, operations and facilities -- was appointed executive director of operations. Joanne Durkee, director of adult and career and continuing education, was appointed director of college, career and adult school. Tim Cody, interim director of Measure C, was appointed Measure C director. Development Director Stephanie Roberts was appointed director of special projects.

All of their current positions will be eliminated June 30. In addition, chief accountant Nance Juner was promoted to interim director of budget and fiscal services, which replaces the chief financial officer position.

-- Theresa Harrington, Staff

Lafayette

One detained after high school lockdown

Police detained a person for questioning Friday afternoon, hours after students at Acalanes High School were ordered to remain in their classroom because of a potential threat, authorities said.

The lockdown began Friday morning, when a threat posted on social media came to the school's attention, Contra Costa Sheriff's Office spokesman Jimmy Lee said. Police declared the area safe after searching the campus and lifted the lockdown around 12:30 p.m.

Police sent out an alert at 12:33 p.m. that one person had been detained off campus, and that officers were still investigating. The nature of the threat was not revealed. The person was not on or near the campus when officers made contact, police said.

At least one student sent a message on Twitter about an expletive directed at police and the school that was written inside one of the girls' bathrooms.

-- Rick Hurd, Staff

Berkeley

Police shut down suspected drug lab

Three people were arrested and part of Oregon Street was shut down Friday morning after Alameda County sheriff's deputies serving a drug-related search warrant uncovered potentially hazardous chemicals inside a house, authorities said.

The sheriff's department's special investigation unit served a search warrant about 8 a.m. at a home in the 1600 block of Oregon Street, where a resident was suspected of manufacturing and selling LSD and Ecstasy, Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.

It was not known if any drugs were found at the home but chemicals were discovered, prompting deputies to call the Berkeley Fire Department's hazardous materials unit for assistance.

The block was shut down but no homes were evacuated during the raid, Nelson said.

Three people were arrested on suspicion of possessing chemicals used to make narcotics and for various warrants, Nelson said. Their names were not immediately available.

-- Harry Harris, Staff

Castro Valley

Teen lying in street hit by pickup truck

A 16-year-old boy was badly injured Friday morning when he was hit by a pickup truck while lying on Lake Chabot Road, authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol, which is investigating the incident, said it was not known why the youth was lying in the roadway. The boy's name was not released but the CHP said he is a Castro Valley resident. He was in critical condition at Eden Medical Center.

The CHP said the incident happened about 2:55 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Lake Chabot Road south of Barlow Drive not far from the medical center. A Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck going about 35 mph ran over the youth, authorities said.

The truck driver, a Castro Valley resident, stopped and was cooperating with investigators, the CHP said. His name was not released.

The CHP said drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the driver hitting the youth.

-- Harry Harris, Staff

Marin

Richmond, Vallejo men identified in burglary

Marin sheriff's investigators have identified two suspects in a Kentfield burglary that set off a chase to Mill Valley last week.

Quinshawn Gowans, 19, of Vallejo and Larry Bradford Jr., 19, of Richmond allegedly fled police in a red Lexus on Sunday after a residential burglary.

The chase went down Highway 101 to Mill Valley, where the suspects' vehicle took the exit to the Redwood Highway Frontage Road. The Lexus nearly struck a deputy's patrol car before looping around to Strawberry and crashing in the gated De Silva Island neighborhood, the sheriff's department said.

The suspects escaped an extensive manhunt by sheriff's deputies, a helicopter crew, search dogs and officers from several agencies. Sheriff's investigators found property in the car they suspect was stolen.

Anyone with information about the suspects' whereabouts can call Bay Area Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, a multilingual hot line where tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward.

-- Marin Independent Journal

OAKLAND

North Oakland slaying victim identified

A man fatally shot Thursday night outside his North Oakland home was identified by police Friday as Isiah Sudan, 22.

Officers found Sudan about 9:35 p.m. in the 1000 block of 54th Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sgt. Mike Cardoza said Sudan had just left his home a few minutes before he was shot. No arrests have been made.

-- Harry Harris, Staff

Albany

Camper arrested after returning to Bulb

Phillip Lewis, one of the final two known campers on the Albany Bulb, was arrested Wednesday at the Bulb less than a week after he and his girlfriend were forcibly removed by Albany police.

Police found methamphetamine and heroin in Lewis' backpack, as well as syringes, according to a city spokeswoman.

Lewis pleaded not guilty to the charges Friday. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for June 23. The judge also issued an order for Lewis to stay away from the Bulb.

-- Damin Esper, Correspondent