Oakland

17-year-old boy dead following shooting

A 17-year-old boy died from gunshot wounds early Monday at Highland Hospital and police are trying to determine where the shooting took place.

The youth, whose name was not released, was brought to the hospital about 12:15 a.m. by someone who said he found him on the street near the hospital.

The boy died a short time later and police were trying to determine if he was shot where he was found or if he was shot somewhere else.

No motive has been established and no arrest has been made.

A short time after the youth came to the hospital, a 22-year-old Oakland man drove himself to the same hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.

He told police he had been shot on Interstate 580 somewhere near Lakeshore Avenue and Park Boulevard. Police don't have a motive for that shooting and no arrest has been made.

Police are investigating whether the shootings were related.

Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

-- Harry Harris, Natalie Neysa Alund, Staff

Oakland

Man hit by police car while crossing street

A 67-year-old man was taken to a hospital after he was hit by a police car Monday afternoon while in a crosswalk outside police headquarters, authorities said.


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Police said the man, whose name was not released, complained of pain after being struck about 12:05 p.m.

He was being evaluated at a hospital.

Police said the man, who uses a cane, was walking eastbound on Seventh Street crossing Broadway and was just a few steps off a center median when he was hit by a patrol car turning northbound on Broadway from Seventh Street.

Police said the patrol car was going slowly when it struck the man. The officer driving the car was not hurt.

The incident is under investigation.

-- Harry Harris, Staff

OAKLAND

Car slams into Dogwood tavern

A car slammed into the Dogwood bar in downtown Oakland early Monday following a two-car crash, police said.

No one was injured in the downtown wreck that took place at 17th Street and Telegraph Avenue.

Police said the incident happened sometime after 2 a.m.

Five occupants inside the car -- two men and three women -- fled the scene.

Police said the car, a Nissan, was traveling south on Telegraph Avenue when it went through a red light and hit another car driven by a woman traveling eastbound on 17th Street. The woman was not injured.

After the collision, the Nissan slammed into a wall and ended up inside the tavern.

No one was inside the bar when the wreck took place.

The crash caused significant damage to the business.

Police are trying to find the occupants of the car.

Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

-- Harry Harris, Natalie Neysa Alund, Staff

LIVERMORE

Temple Grandin to speak at Las Positas

Dr. Temple Grandin, the best-selling author of books on animal behavior and autism and one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world, will speak at Las Positas College on April 24.

Grandin, who is autistic, is an associate professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Her life has been the subject of an award-winning HBO biopic and numerous television specials. She is also author of "The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum;" "Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism," and "Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals."

Grandin's speech will be at 7 p.m. in the Mertes Center for the Arts, 3000 Campus Hill Dr. Admission is $20, $15 for students. Tickets may be bought at www.tlpcpsychology.brownpapertickets.com. There is a $2 campus parking fee.

For details, Ernest Jones at 925-424-1217 or email ejones@laspositascollege.edu.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

SAN PABLO

Homicide victim ID'd as Hercules man, 25

A man gunned down over the weekend during a double shooting has been identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office as Homar Illan of Hercules.

Illan, 25, was found fatally shot about 11 p.m. on Saturday night along the 1800 block of Powell Street, near Market Avenue, said police Sgt. Bradley Lindbloom.

Emergency crews arrived just after 11 p.m. Saturday to find Illan and another man suffering from gunshot wounds. Illan was pronounced dead at the scene. The other unidentified man was transported to a hospital with nonlife threatening wounds, Lindbloom said.

No arrests have been made as of Monday afternoon, police said, and a motive was not immediately known.

Saturday's slaying was the third gun death this year in the city of about 30,000. There were no homicides last year.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 510-215-3150.

-- Natalie Neysa Alund, Matt O'Brien, Staff

HAYWARD

First candidates night Wednesday

The first of three city candidates nights takes place Wednesday.

Four candidates are seeking the seat being vacated by Mayor Michael Sweeney and seven candidates are competing for two council positions in the June election.

The first forum begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers, Hayward City Hall, 777 B St. It is being hosted by Hayward Neighborhood Alert and Asian Pacific Islander Public Affairs Association East Bay.

The Southgate Area Homeowners Association is hosting a candidates night at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Alameda County Flood Control conference room, 951 Turner Court.

The League of Women Voters has one starting at 6 p.m. April 23 at City Hall.

-- Rebecca Parr, Staff