Omeed Popal heading back to court on Monday

Fremont resident Omeed Popal, the guy charged with murder in connection with the 2006 hit and run spree that killed a man in Fremont and left more than a dozen injured in San Francisco, is headed back to court on Monday. Baring some unforeseen event, he will be arraigned on the murder charge and then likely plead not guilty, which is pretty standard. Popal is currently being held in an Alameda County jail without bail.


People, put your food waste in the big green bin!

Apparently some single-family homeowners haven’t quite figured out that they’re supposed to transfer their food waste from the little food bin to the big green yard waste bins.

Union City Mayor Mark Green said that Albany, Emeryville and Oakland are getting county grants to put stickers on the big green bins alerting homeowners to put their food waste inside. Right now, Dublin is the only Alameda County city with the sticker, Green said. Union City might try to get a similar grant.

In Union City, some people put the little green food bin on the curb rather than dumping into the big yard waste bin, said Councilman Richard Valle, who runs the non-profit that handles the city curbside recycling.