Evening news tidbits

Assemblymenber Bob Wieckowski is was appointed to chair the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials. He’ll also be on Judiciary, Insurance and PERS(pension) Committees.

Meanwhile in Newark:

By Chris De Benedetti
Oakland Tribune

NEWARK–A 17-year-old male died from stab wounds suffered this afternoon at the intersection of Cedar Boulevard and Birch Street, police said. It was the city’s fifth homicide of the year.

The teen was pronounced dead at the scene after police found him bleeding on the ground about 3:45 p.m., Cmdr. Bob Douglas said.

Police said they would not release the victim’s name because he was a minor.

Witnesses saw at least two males of unknown age dressed in black clothing and hoodie sweatshirts running from the scene, police said.

Anyone with information on the stabbing may call Sgt. Mike Carroll at 510-578-4247 or the silent witness hotline at 510-578-4000, ext. 500.

Matt Artz