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ALAMEDA COUNTY DA ANNOUNCES BODY OF HOMICIDE VICTIM FOUND AFTER 18 YEARS May 18, 2022

Cynthia “Linda” Alonzo slain in 2004, found

OAKLAND – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announces that the body of missing homicide victim Cynthia “Linda” Alonzo, who was killed nearly 18 years ago, has been found in Oakland.

“After nearly 18 years of waiting, the family of Linda Alonzo may finally find some peace in knowing that their loved one can ultimately be laid to rest,” said District Attorney O’Malley. “We cannot begin to imagine the pain and unrest that her family must have felt through all this time not knowing where Linda was. Our thoughts are with them.”

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ALAMEDA COUNTY DA ANNOUNCES CHARGES IN OAKLAND, TWIN PEAKS ARMED ROBBERIES Apr 12, 2022

Four suspects accused of armed robberies in Oakland, San Francisco

OAKLAND – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley announces charges have been filed against four defendants accused of multiple robbery charges throughout the Bay Area, including the armed robbery of a film crew in San Francisco.

Defendants Deleon Miller, Torrion King, Teddy Williams were charged with four counts of felony second-degree robbery for robberies that occurred in both San Francisco and Alameda Counties on March 25 and March 28. King was additionally charged with two counts of felony possession of a firearm with prior conviction, and Miller with felony possession of ammunition by a prohibited person. Both King and Miller have prior felony convictions from Alameda County; King was on parole at the time of his arrest and Miller on felony probation.

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DA AND AG ANNOUNCE 5.5 MILLION SETTLEMENT AGAINST DISH FOR ILLEGAL DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS WASTE Apr 6, 2022

OAKLAND – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley and California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced a settlement with DISH Network California Service Corporation (DISH) for the illegal disposal and mismanagement of hazardous waste.

As part of the settlement, DISH will be required to pay $5.5 million for penalties, costs, supplemental environmental compliance measures and supplemental environmental projects to benefit the community and make significant changes to its operations and practices to come into compliance with state law.

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ALAMEDA COUNTY DA ANNOUCNES GRANT TO COMBAT ILLEGAL DUMPING Mar 25, 2022

State awards over $2.3 million in Clean Streets Initiative

HAYWARD, CA — The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announces it is the recipient of the California Department of Transportation Clean California local grant for over $2.3 million that will help clean up streets and combat illegal dumping.

The District Attorney’s Office recognizes that illegal dumping is an environmental justice issue that disproportionately impacts disadvantaged communities. One of the most difficult and complex challenges in addressing illegal dumping is dumping at or near homeless communities; People often dump their trash in areas where unhoused persons live.

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ALAMEDA COUNTY DA ANNOUNCES CHARGES FILES IN MURDER OF RETIRED POLICE OFFICER KEVIN NISHITA Mar 17, 2022

Three men charged with murder

OAKLAND, CA — The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announces charges have been filed in the tragic death of retired police officer and known security guard Kevin Nishita.

Defendants Laron Gilbert, Hershel Hale and Shadihia Mitchell have all been charged with murder, Penal Code section 187(a), attempted second-degree robbery, PC 211, and assault with a semi-automatic firearm, PC 245(b) for the death of Mr. Nishita, who was fatally shot November 24, 2021 in Oakland. Defendant Mitchell was also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

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ALAMEDA COUNTY DA ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENTS IN TWO HAZARDOUS WASTE LAWSUITS RELATED TO USED CARS Mar 17, 2022

Pick-N-Pull to pay $2.5 million; Copart $800,000 in civil penalties

OAKLAND, CA — The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announces a $2.5 million settlement with Pick-N-Pull Dismantlers, and a $800,000 settlement with used car business Copart, for the companies’ illegal disposal of hazardous waste.

Pick-N-Pull operates 21 facilities throughout the state, with two locations in Alameda County (in Oakland and Newark). The company buys end-of-life vehicles, sells their parts, and recycles the remaining steel.

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DA ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH TARGET OVER FALSE ADVERTISING Mar 11, 2022

Alameda County District Attorney Announces Settlement with Target to Resolve Overcharges and False Advertising Allegations

Target to pay $5 million in civil penalties

OAKLAND, CA — The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, along with six other district attorneys throughout the state, announces a settlement with the Target Corporation in a consumer protection action regarding overcharges and false advertisement.

The civil complaint, filed in Sonoma County Superior Court, alleged that Target unlawfully charged customers higher prices than the lowest advertised price. It is also alleged that Target advertised prices on the Target App that changed depending on whether the customer was inside or outside the store — a practice known as “geo-fencing.”

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Alameda County District Attorney Announces Settlement of Hazardous Waste Case Against Firestone Feb 7, 2022

OAKLAND Firestone Complete Auto Care has agreed to a nearly $4 million settlement with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office and 28 other prosecutors in an environmental protection case that alleged the company unlawfully disposed of hazardous waste.

This week, a judge ordered $2.865 million in civil penalties to be paid by Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC, the company that does business as Firestone Complete Auto Care at more than 150 locations in California. The civil complaint, filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court, alleged that the automotive repair company did not properly manage hazardous waste, such as solvents, automotive fluids, aerosols, batteries, and electronic devices. The settlement also resolves allegations that the company failed to redact or shred confidential customer information before throwing the paperwork in the trash.

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DA ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT WITH PERRIGO TO REDUCE LEAD LEVELS IN INFANT AND TODDLER FORMULA PRODUCTS Feb 2, 2022

Settlement sets lowest enforceable lead levels in the country for infant and toddler formula

OAKLAND – Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, California Attorney General Rob Bonta, along with 9 other district attorneys, announced a settlement today with Perrigo Company, a food manufacturing company, and two of its subsidiaries which will significantly reduce the levels of lead in the company's infant and toddler formula products.

In 2018, a lawsuit was filed against Perrigo after testing showed that its infant and toddler formula products contained levels of lead that exceeded the Proposition 65 warning threshold. Perrigo cooperated fully in the investigation and resolution of this matter. As part of today’s settlement, Perrigo will target lead levels of four parts per billion (ppb) for most of these products, levels much lower than applicable guidance levels established for this type of product by any U.S. regulatory authority.

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DA ANNOUNCES RESOLUTION IN CASE OF DEFENDANT WHO KILLED HAYWARD POLICE SGT. Feb 1, 2022

Alameda County District Attorney announces resolution in case of defendant Mark Estrada, who killed Hayward Police Sgt. Scott Lunger

Estrada will face 50 years to life in prison

OAKLAND, CA —The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office announces that today, Defendant Mark Estrada was convicted of Murder, a violation of Penal Code Section 187, in the First Degree for the death of Hayward Police Sgt. Scott Lunger on July 22, 2015.

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