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SCAM ALERT: BEWARE OF UNAUTHORIZED COVID TESTING SITES Jan 25, 2022

As the demand for COVID testing increases, consumers should be wary of unauthorized “pop-up” COVID testing sites. Warning signs that a pop-up testing site may be unauthorized include:

· Asking for too much personal information, such as social security, driver’s license, and bank account numbers. Such information could be used for identity theft.

· Unsanitary conditions, including staff not wearing masks and gloves.

· Not returning test results in a timely manner. In most cases, expect antigen test results to be available in a matter of hours and PCR tests in two to three days.

In addition, pop-up sites should be able to provide the name and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification number of the laboratory used to process their tests. Certifications can be verified using the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services CLIA search tool.

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ALAMEDA COUNTY DA WARNS AGAINST AT HOME COVID 19 TEST PRICE GOUGING Jan 11, 2022

Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order prohibiting price gouging

OAKLAND, CA— Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley has issued a warning that her office will be vigilant in investigating and prosecuting cases of price gouging in the sale of at-home COVID-19 tests following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent statewide Executive Order.

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ALAMEDA COUNTY DA UNVEILS HUMAN TRAFFICKING BILLBOARD AND COURTHOUSE LIGHTING AWARENESS CAMPAIGN Jan 11, 2022

OAKLAND, CA —Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley and Robert Schmitt, Regional President of Northern California at Clear Channel Outdoor, today unveiled the 2022 billboard campaign to combat human trafficking and help victims of this horrific crime get help.

The campaign features Clear Channel billboards and bus shelters throughout Alameda County, bringing awareness to the insidious crimes of human trafficking. The bus shelter posters feature messages of hope from actual human trafficking victim- survivors, showing other potential victims that seeking help is available.

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A STATEMENT FROM DA O’MALLEY ON RECENT MURDER OF AC SHERIFF RECRUIT Jan 5, 2022

“On behalf of the Alameda County District’s Office and the entire staff, we send our deepest condolences to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and the Academy Class in which the recruit was a part. It is a horrible tragedy that as he drove home from his academy training, he was senselessly shot and killed. Our hearts are with his family during this time.”

-District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley

PEOPLE V WILL WATSON Dec 21, 2021

On Dec. 17, 2021 a jury found defendant Will Watson guilty of the second-degree murder of Gregory Ignacio, Jr. The jury also found true the enhancement for personally and intentionally discharging a firearm causing death to another person.

On September 22, 2016, 19-year-old Gregory Ignacio and some friends purchased marijuana from Jacob Felipe in front of Mr. Felipe’s apartment on Fairview Street in Berkeley. Mr. Ignacio and Mr. Felipe had previously been friends and grew up together on Fairview Street; however, their friendship had ended some time in early 2016 following a dispute over marijuana. During the September 22, 2016 marijuana deal, Mr. Ignacio and Mr. Felipe exchanged words near Mr. Felipe’s driveway. Following that exchange, Mr. Ignacio and his friends walked away from the area. Mr. Felipe returned inside his apartment complex where the defendant, who he knew through marijuana dealing, was waiting for him. Mr. Felipe told the defendant that Mr. Ignacio had “gotten in his face” out on the street. The defendant replied he was going to go “check” Ignacio and “get up on him.”

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ALAMEDA COUNTY DA, AG ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT AGAINST WALMART FOR ILLEGAL DISPOSAL OF HAZADAROUS WASTE Dec 20, 2021

Lawsuit alleges Walmart repeatedly violated several environmental laws

OAKLAND – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, California Attorney General Rob Bonta, along with 11 district attorneys throughout the state, and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control filed a statewide lawsuit against Walmart for the illegal disposal of hazardous waste.

Over the past six years, Walmart is alleged to have violated California’s environmental laws and regulations by disposing of hazardous waste products at local landfills that are not equipped or authorized to receive this type of waste. The waste includes alkaline and lithium batteries, insect killer sprays and other pesticides, aerosol cans, toxic cleaning supplies, acrylic paints, and mercury-containing LED lightbulbs, as well as confidential customer information. According to Walmart’s own estimates, the company unlawfully disposes of approximately 159,000 pounds – or more than one million items – of hazardous waste in California each year.

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PEOPLE V CURTIS STANDLEY Dec 14, 2021

On Dec. 13, 2021, a jury found defendant Curtis Standley guilty of the second-degree murder of Jason Coleman with the use of a firearm.

On September 14, 2017 on 42nd Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, the defendant stole Coleman’s bicycle and began riding away with it. Coleman, along with two other witnesses, chased after the defendant in an attempt to get the bike back. The defendant fell off the bike, allowing for two of the witnesses to catch up.

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PEOPLE V RONYAE HAYWOOD AND ANGEL SHAVERS Dec 2, 2021

On Nov. 30, 2021, defendant Ronyae Haywood was found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of Duane Henry Palmer Jr and Tyler Dalton Kline.

Defendant Angel Shavers and Haywood were both convicted of offering an assault weapon for sale.

On March 13, 2020 the defendants met with a group of men in San Leandro to sell an assault rifle. The deal for the gun was set up between defendant Shavers and Mr. Palmer. Mr. Palmer had met Shavers in her capacity as a saleswoman for cellphones. Apparently, their interaction with one another quickly progressed into negotiating a purchase and exchange of guns.

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