Week in Review: Cell Phone Snatched on BART, Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Inmates, Missing Teen Found High

Some of the stories that made news this past week in Dublin. Take our poll, check out our "Blog of the Week" and this week's grocery specials along with our congratulations tip-of-the-hat.

Cellular Phone Theft Leads to BART Lockdown

A man's cell phone was stolen while he was on BART around 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday night, which lead to a lockdown and search of the Dublin side of the Dublin Pleasanton BART station. An off-duty San Francisco Police officer helped to chase the suspect. Dublin Police and Camp Parks assisted BART Police during the search but the suspect was not found. Read the full story here.

Discrimination Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Inmates at Santa Rita Jail

The lawsuit, filed by advocates, alleges "inhumane conditions and discriminatory treatment of people with disabilities." The lawsuit was filed in Alameda County Superior Court. Disability Rights Advocates attorney Stuart Seaborn, one of the lawyers representing the plaintiffs, said the suit seeks no monetary damages but aims to compel Alameda County to stop using taxpayer funds to further the allegedly illegal and discriminatory conditions at Santa Rita Jail.

Deck The Halls

So you think you decorate your house for the holidays? We want to see! Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!

Holiday Safety

'Tis the season to be safe when it comes to shopping, decorating and protecting yourself. Read our tips from Dublin Police about keeping safe during the holidays. Stoneridge Shopping Center offers tips to protect shoppers from seasonal Grinches looking to prey on consumers.

Other news you need to know:


  • California Gymnastics Academy Level 4 Nor-Cal State Champions

Blog of the Week: Holidays with the Family: Let the Games Begin!

Patch Poll: Which Big Holiday Movie Release Is a 'Must See'?

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Bay City News contributed to this report.


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