San Francisco sues Oakland company over tax-refund fraud targeting low-income residents

The city attorney for San Francisco is suing an Oakland-based tax preparation company over allegations it systematically swindled low-income residents out of their tax refunds.  
Milpitas police are seeking potential victims of a 28-year-old man with at least five aliases who was arrested in connection with the sexual assaults of a teenager he met using social media, a police spokesman said Thursday.  
 
A federal grand jury in San Francisco has indicted 11 real estate investors on multiple charges of bid-rigging and fraud schemes at foreclosure auctions in Northern California, U.S. Department of Justice officials said Thursday.  
 
Starting Saturday BART riders will be able to board one of four three-car automated people movers at the Coliseum or the Oakland International Airport stations.  
 
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials arrested a man while serving a search warrant at an Oakland marijuana grow this morning, a DEA spokeswoman said.  
 
The pole fell to the ground Friday morning after it was struck by a vehicle involved in a collision near Oakland's Lake Merritt.  
 
Imani Howell
Bay City News
Police are asking the public for help in locating a 12-year-old girl who left her home in San Francisco last week and has been reportedly sighted in both Oakland and San Francisco this past week.  
 
AT&T will pay $23.8 million to settle a civil enforcement lawsuit brought by prosecutors over environmental violations.  
 
Transbay BART service was extensively delayed Thursday evening by an equipment problem on a train between Oakland and San Francisco, officials said.  
 
Antwan Wilson, who left Denver's 90,000-student district as assistant superintendent to take over the lead position of Oakland's 37,000-student district, told a full room of parents and teachers at a Nov. 12 meeting at Chabot Elementary School that he will support and maintain school libraries, work on plans to keep Oakland students enrolled in the district during middle school years and make an effort to improve teacher pay significantly.