When a thief works the identical neighborhoods for months, you understand your city has a policing drawback. Oakland detectives know the perp’s title, what he seems like and what he drives (a silver Toyota Camry with paper plates) however don’t appear to have the manpower to catch him.
Dozens of houses have been hit within the Oakland hills, and the perp operates with ease. Carrying an orange workman vest, he knocks or rings doorbells throughout the day, then breaks into dwellings if nobody solutions. He’s reportedly burglarized some houses twice and is believed to be armed.
Cameras, alarms, neighborhood watch teams – all might be useful however so long as crime pays, there’ll be criminals. In the event you see suspicious exercise, name Oakland police at 510-777-3211.
Water works: It might not sound horny however the wastewater therapy plant excursions of the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) have been promoting out all summer season.
The guided walks via their facility close to the Bay Bridge let guests see how wastewater is strained, aerated, cleaned and launched into San Francisco Bay. The utility district has supplied our ingesting water since 1923, and the water walks and different group occasions are a part of its a hundredth anniversary celebration.
Dump web site: Pinehurst Highway has lengthy been a dump web site for the whole lot from yard waste to outdated mattresses.
The final couple of years have seen much more unlawful dumping within the watershed, which EBMUD officers say is costing prospects a small fortune to wash up, along with the air pollution of our watershed. Since July of 2021, the cleanup price has soared to $280,000.
Round city: The thieves that ransacked and robbed Crown Liquors earlier this month within the Montclair Village are nonetheless at giant.
A dozen or extra younger males in black hoodies stormed the shop simply earlier than daybreak and crammed rubbish baggage with costly tequila, cognac, cigarettes and champagne. Lincoln Sq. Liquors on Redwood Highway was additionally hit by burglars who drove a truck via the entrance home windows and tore out the safety gates.
For some constructive information, Montclair’s charcuterie store, Fifth Quarter, has reportedly reopened. The store closed throughout the pandemic, however its return is welcome information for consumers searching for high-end meats.
In the meantime, Montclair esthetician Esther Torres has moved her longtime store, Au Pure, into the area vacated by Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty at 1986 Mountain Blvd. Esther’s new location features a small boutique store and room to broaden upstairs. In the meantime, Sotheby’s is now working out of its new workplace at 2070 Mountain Blvd.
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