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March 25, 1997 | (Reuters)
Anglo-Dutch publishing group Reed-Elsevier, seeking to expand its highly profitable scientific-publishing business, said it agreed to buy MDL Information Systems Inc. of San Leandro for $320 million. Reed-Elsevier, which is launching an online data-delivery service for scientific journals this summer, said its Elsevier Science Inc. unit will offer about $32 a share for all outstanding shares in MDL--a hefty premium over the stock's closing price Friday of $16.75.
February 10, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- With the state Legislature being rocked by scandal after scandal, the leader of the Senate has assembled a group of lawmakers to come up with recommended changes in state ethics and campaign laws, officials announced Monday. The Senate Ethics Working Group was formed by Senate President Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) amid a series of controversies including: -- Allegations in a leaked FBI affidavit that Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) accepted bribes to affect legislation.
January 21, 1990
Richard E. Hall, chairman of Underground Construction Co., San Leandro, has been chosen president-elect of the Beavers, an organization of professionals engaged in heavy engineering construction. A member of the Beavers since 1977, Hall was first elected to its board of directors in 1982.
February 3, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
A 14-year-old Oakland boy charged with fatally shooting his 17-year-old sister after quarreling with her over laundry was ordered Monday to remain in custody for the protection of others, a commissioner ruled. The boy confirmed his name and age to Commissioner Mark Kliszewski at a hearing at the Juvenile Justice Center in San Leandro, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Prosecutors have charged the boy with murder and three weapons allegations, all felonies, in the slaying of Justice Toliver.
March 3, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Four teen-agers arrested after an October melee with police have been charged with attacking police officers, but the Alameda County district attorney's office said no charges would be filed against a fifth teen-ager. The charges were filed Thursday, and the four could be sentenced to up to 16 months in a locked youth facility. Three were charged with battery on a police officer, the fourth with assault.
April 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Alameda County Supervisor Charles Santana collapsed Monday while eulogizing a family friend and was pronounced dead minutes later at a hospital, officials said. Santana, 65, apparently died of a heart attack, said Don Perata, a friend and fellow supervisor. A popular, five-term supervisor, Santana was at a San Leandro funeral home to deliver a eulogy for his friend, Angelo Pandalfo. The supervisor was stricken shortly before noon, said county spokeswoman Marty Boyer.
March 2, 2008 | Amanda Covarrubias, Times Staff Writer
Working odd jobs and barely making ends meet, Michael T. Manibog was frustrated with the direction his life was heading and wanted to provide more for his 9-year-old son. After a heart-to-heart talk with his older sister a few years ago, he decided to join the Army. Manibog, a 1996 graduate of San Leandro High School, deployed to Iraq for the first time in December. Two months later, he was killed in an explosion in Taji.
August 1, 1991
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January 22, 2014 | By Melanie Mason and Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - Two Southern Californians are poised to lead the state Legislature for the first time in four decades, after lawmakers put aside the geographic rivalries that typically cleave the powerful posts between north and south. San Diego Democrat Toni Atkins was selected as the next speaker of the Assembly by unanimous vote in her caucus Wednesday, about a week after state Sen. Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles was anointed heir to the top Senate job. Both are expected to take over after formal floor votes in their respective houses.
January 15, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- The chance that Southern Californians may lead both the state Senate and Assembly in the next year is drawing concern from groups including the Bay Area Council. They note it has been a tradition for decades that if a Northern California lawmaker led the Senate, a Southern Californian would lead the Assembly. The last time one geographical area produced the leader of both houses was 1995, when Democrat Bill Lockyer of San Leandro in Northern California was Senate President Pro Tem and Willie Brown of San Francisco was the Assembly Speaker, according to Greg Schmidt, secretary of the Senate.
June 2, 2013 | By Steve Galluzzo
Ariana Washington has often been described as the fastest teenager on the planet, and she did nothing to discredit that description on Saturday in the CIF state track and field finals at Buchanan High in Clovis. The junior from Long Beach Poly repeated as 100- and 200-meter champion, an achievement matched by Khalfani Muhammad of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, who ended his high school career with five state track championships. Washington wanted to cap off her historic night by running on the 1,600 relay in hopes of becoming the first female to win two sprints and two relays at the state meet, but Coach Don Norford chose to rest his star with national summer meets on the horizon.
May 6, 2013 | By Angel Jennings and Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - The night started out on a high note with nine women, including a newlywed, out celebrating Saturday in the Bay Area. A limousine driver with LimoStop Inc. picked up the women in Oakland and was going to drop them off about 40 miles away at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City. But as the white 1999 Lincoln Town Car crossed the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, the passengers noticed smoke coming from the back of the vehicle, said San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault.
May 6, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A limousine burst into flames when a rear door was opened in an attempt to save the passengers inside, the limo's driver told CNN in an interview Monday afternoon. “Everything happened so fast,” LimoStop Inc. driver Orville Brown, 46, said. “When that back door opened, it just burst into flames.” What was supposed to be a girl's night out for a group of Bay Area nurses celebrating one of the women's upcoming wedding in the Philippines turned into a night of horror and grief when the limo they were riding in inexplicably caught on fire, trapping all inside while on the Hayward-San Mateo Bridge.
May 6, 2013 | By Angel Jennings, Lee Romney and Joe Serna
The driver of a limousine involved in a deadly fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge said he first thought his passengers wanted to smoke a cigarette when they told him there was smoke in the back of the car. Orville Brown told the Associated Press he misunderstood one of the passengers when she said she smelled smoke. Brown told the San Francisco Chronicle that over the loud music, he thought she said she wanted to smoke, only to realize what was happening seconds later when she knocked on the partition again, screaming, “Smoke, smoke!
May 6, 2013 | By Angel Jennings, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Five women who died in a limousine fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge tried to escape through the vehicle's front partition, the San Mateo County coroner said. But the fire -- which reportedly started at the rear of the car -- moved too fast , authorities said. "It was almost impossible for them to get out as the fire was moving so fast," San Mateo County Medical Examiner Robert Foucrault said. PHOTOS: Fatal limo fire Foucrault said the women's bodies were found near the partition at the front of the limousine, where they tried to climb through the small window area and escape.
May 6, 2013 | By Lee Romney, Angel Jennings and Joe Serna
OAKLAND -- The women involved in a deadly limo accident on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge on Saturday were friends who knew one another through nursing work and were celebrating the wedding of one of the five who died. "I'm shocked. It's devastating, a freak accident," Angela Huang told the San Jose Mercury News . Neighbors identified the newlywed as Nerizo Fojas. PHOTOS: Fatal limo fire A 31-year-old registered nurse at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, Fojas had been married recently in the United States and the couple were planning to travel to her native Philippines next month to hold a ceremony for her family, media that had spoken with Fojas' family reported.
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