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Archive for August, 2007

Big ticket thefts

Tuesday, July 24
BURGLARY — A Utah resident who parked his car at First Street near Highway 24 at 4 p.m. July 23 returned at 12:30 a.m. July 24 to find the car window broken and $1,975 worth of items missing. Repairs were estimated at $350.

CREDIT CARD FRAUD — A Las Huertas Road resident reported someone used his information and credit card to make purchases and open another account. Items charged totaled $11,246.

GRAND THEFT — A La Caminita resident reported someone entered her garage through an open door between 6:30 and 7:10 p.m. A bike worth $2,200 was missing.
Friday, July 27
BURGLARY — A St. Marys Road resident reported someone entered her home by unknown means between 2 and 10 p.m. and removed a 50-inch plasma television worth $10,000.

Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2007
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Thefts from unlocked vehicles

Orinda police report:

Tuesday, July 17
THEFT — It was reported at 8:58 a.m. that someone entered an unlocked vehicle at Camino Sobrante and El Ribero and stole a $400 iPod.

Wednesday, July 18
n THEFT — An Orinda Woods resident reported at 9:04 a.m. that someone entered an unlocked vehicle and stole cash and property worth $610.

Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2007
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Campo vandalism

From the Moraga police log:

Friday, July 20
Vandalism was reported at the Campolindo High School track and field stadium at 9 p.m., including two large graffiti murals, block letters and obscene figures on the storage building, scoring booth, running track and football field.

Saturday, July 21
SKATEBOARDING — Police received a report at 4:40 p.m. of a skateboarder riding on his back down the middle of Rheem Boulevard, being followed by a green SUV. Officers saw the skateboarder and SUV pass the police department on Rheem Boulevard, stopped the subjects, cited the SUV driver and arranged for the skateboarder to participate in the Juvenile Diversion Program.

BIKING UNDER INFLUENCE — Two juveniles riding one bicycle were stopped at Moraga Road at the entrance to the Rheem Shopping Center. Neither was wearing a helmet, and one was riding on the rear pegs of the bike in violation of the vehicle code. The juvenile driving the bike as found to be intoxicated, and arrested for biking under the influence. The passenger was cited for a vehicle code violation.

Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2007
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Burns is JM’s new principal – permanently

There was an error in today’s Sun story about Los Perales Principal Bruce Burns being selected to replace Catherine Mikes, who is leaving her position as principal at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate.

The story should have made clear that Burns is the permanent principal at JM. The district is searching for an interim principal to fill his spot at Los Perales Elementary.

Brooke Bryant

Posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2007
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Memorial service planned for Lafayette’s second mayor

A memorial service for Gordon Holmes, one of Lafayette’s first councilmembers who sheperded the newly-incorporated city in the late 1960s, is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2396 Overlook Drive in Walnut Creek.

Holmes supported the city’s incorporation some 40 years ago. He was elected to the first City Council in 1968, serving as mayor in 1969. That first council helped get the new city on its feet, hiring key staff members, forming commissions and developing a general plan that called for preserving Lafayette’s rural atmosphere.

The father of five was a vascular surgeon who lent his talents to refugees in Asia after the Vietnam War and who passed his knowledge onto students at the UC Berkeley/UCSF Medical School where he was a professor.

He died July 30 of chronic cardiovascular disease. He was 83.

For Wednesday’s article on Holmes, click here.

Katherine Tam

Posted on Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
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