HAYWARD

Two men wounded in morning shooting

Two men were shot after an argument early Tuesday and remained hospitalized Tuesday afternoon, police said.

No one has been arrested, but investigators are working leads to locate the two suspects, who are known to them, police said. No one else was injured

The shooting occurred around 5:20 a.m. outside a home in the 200 block of Cooper Way.

Hayward police spokesman Sgt. Eric Melendez said there was a dispute among the four men earlier in the night. The two suspects returned to Cooper Way, the argument escalated and shots were fired. He did not provide details of the nature of the argument.

Both victims were taken to hospitals. One man had non-life-threatening wounds, and the other was in serious condition, Melendez said.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Hayward police dispatch line at 510-293-7000, Inspector Rod Lampkin at 510 -293-7079 or Inspector Mike Woods at 510-293-7035.

-- Kristin J. Bender, Staff

OAKLAND

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.


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Haynes was shot about 7:12 p.m. Monday 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 in Oakland, and some showed up at the site of the shooting, 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.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to the killer's arrest. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3821 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.

-- Harry Harris, Staff

Discovery Bay

Former 49er receives probation in tax case

Former San Francisco 49ers left tackle William "Bubba" Paris has been sentenced in federal court in Oakland to two years of probation for failing to file a tax return for the 2006 tax year.

Paris, 53, of Discovery Bay, who now works as a motivational speaker, was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Kandis Westmore on Thursday.

Paris pleaded guilty before Westmore in October to a misdemeanor charge of failing to file a tax return on $57,187 in income earned from his business in 2006.

Although he pleaded guilty to only one count, he admitted in a written guilty plea that he also did not file returns on $83,856 earned from the business in 2007 and $41,700 in 2008.

Paris also agreed in the plea bargain to pay the Internal Revenue Service $126,530 in restitution, which he paid in March, according to court filings.

Paris played for the 49ers from 1983 through 1990. The team won three Super Bowls during those years.

-- Bay City News Service

SAN PABLO

Unions file complaint to save medical center

Unions representing workers at Doctors Medical Center filed complaints last week with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights, alleging unlawful discrimination by Contra Costa County and the West Contra Costa Healthcare District because of the planned closure of the hospital.

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 complaints seek injunctive relief from the federal government to prevent the closure of DMC.

The unions also will hold the first of 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, and has 79 percent of the hospital beds.

-- Robert Rogers, Staff

CONCORD

Richmond man ID'd as motorcyclist killed

A Richmond man who died earlier this month while riding a motorcycle just south of Highway 4 was identified by authorities Tuesday as 28-year-old Rene Umana-Barrera, of Richmond.

Umana-Barrera collided with a red Honda Prelude that was trying to make a U-turn into a driveway on Avila Road, off Willow Pass Road just south of the highway, around 7 a.m. May 15, California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer John Fransen said.

Umana-Barrera was wearing a helmet, Fransen said. Medics gave Umana-Barrera CPR at the scene but he was pronounced dead after being taken by an ambulance to a hospital.

The 20-year-old driver of the Honda, a Pleasant Hill resident, did not suffer any serious injuries, Fransen said.

-- Rick Hurd, Staff

OAKLAND

Kitten rescued after tying up I-580 traffic

A stray kitten clogged traffic during the morning commute Monday after it jumped into the wheel well of a car stopped in traffic along Interstate 580, according to the California Highway Patrol.

About 8:45 a.m., a woman stopped in traffic in the fast lane of westbound I-580 near the High Street exit told officers she watched the kitten jump from the center divider into the wheel well of her black Saab.

Shortly after she called 911, a worker with the Bay Area Freeway Service Patrol arrived and pulled out the kitten, which had no collar.

The uninjured kitten was quickly adopted by an unidentified passing motorist.

-- Natalie Neysa Alund, Staff