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Clinical Laboratory Scientist sues her former employer for wrongful termination

Clinical laboratory scientist (CLS) Kathleen Hamada has alleged that Community Hospitals of Central California discriminated against her due to her medical condition and failed to accept her disability to work regularly. She blamed them for retaliating and creating hostile working conditions for her. Community Hospitals of Central California is the parent company of Community Medical Centers in Fresno, California where the victim was employed. As per the court documents, Hamada filed a lawsuit on March 22 in Fresno County Superior Court alleging discrimination at her workplace based on her medical condition, failure to accommodate her disability, violation of medical leave laws, creation...

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Man arrested for sexual assault, elder abuse in Freemont

A man was arrested and a case was registered against him for elder abuse in Freemont residence on Thursday 13th May 2021 after Police saw him sexually assaulting an elderly woman. The police officers responded to a call at a residence located near Irvington High School in the area of Grimmer Boulevard and Blacow Road. When they reached the residence they saw a 67-year-old woman being sexually assaulted by a man. The officers intervened and stopped the attack immediately and took the suspect 27-year-old Alexander Lomax into custody. The victim was taken to the trauma center for treatment of injuries she sustained in...

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Female employee alleges gender discrimination, sues California prison

A female maintenance worker at a California prison has sued the corrections department, alleging discrimination and harassment by her former boss because of her gender. A resident of Elk Grove, 59-year-old Pam Payne filed a lawsuit against former manager Phil Albee stating that he made her work life miserable, jeopardized workers’ safety and wasted a lot of money in the process. The lawsuit was filed against the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Sacramento County Superior Court. Payne alleged that she was passed over for a promotion. Albee’s treatment and harassment caused her emotional and psychological distress, she is seeking compensation to...

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Man killed in a Pedestrian accident while walking his dog

Mark Fiala was walking his dog in his neighbourhood early Monday morning in Pleasanton when he was struck by a car. The 66-year-old died in the fatal crash and the dog survived with minor injuries. According to the police and the Alameda County Sheriff's Office Coroner's Bureau, Mark was walking his dog northbound along with Newtown when he tried to cross at Stoneridge at the crosswalk when he got struck by a car headed eastbound. The crash is being investigated by the Pleasanton Police Department's traffic unit. The unidentified car's driver and several witnesses remained at the scene of the accident. The...

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Workplace discrimination in Oakland get Settled

Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California agreed to a settlement regarding allegations of racial workplace discrimination against its African American employees. They arrived at a settlement after two years of mediation with more than 2,000 employees working in consulting services and administrative support. Kaiser Permanente has announced that it will pay $11.5 million in monetary payments and around $9 million in form of programmatic relief. They have agreed to introduce comprehensive workplace programs ensuring that the compensation and opportunities available for African American employees' are fair and equitable. Kaiser has also agreed to retain an independent consultant who would be responsible for developing and...

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Wildfires Burned around Northern California

On May 8, several wildfires burned around the Sacramento region and Northern California. A red flag warning was issued by the National Weather Service affecting most of the Sacramento Valley, forcing evacuations. It was forecasted that low humidity and winds up to 40 mph had the potential to cause the fast spreading of wildfires. U.S. Drought Monitor reported that California is experiencing extremely dry weather. Nearly the whole state is considered to be facing moderate or worse drought conditions. Over 73% of the state is currently experiencing extreme drought conditions. On the afternoon of 8th May, a large fire started in...

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Massage therapist accused of sexual assault In Wildamor

On Monday, May 3rd 2021, a massage therapist in Wildomar was arrested Monday on suspicion of sexual assault a client. The victim had scheduled an appointment for a therapist through Soothe, a mobile wellness provider that offers at-home massage therapy. The appointment was scheduled at Chino Hills, where the 38-year-old Omar De Soto allegedly sexually assaulted the victim. Gary Pfeiffer, Soothe’s chief marketing officer stated that De Soto worked as an independent massage therapist with Soothe and was not an employee of the company. Pfeiffer said that the company monitors all activity and has a zero-tolerance policy for anyone having issues...

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$2.27 million awarded to family of black man

In 2018 Christopher Eisinger, a 37 year old African American, was detained by police officers on a small porch area after he attempted to flee from the police. He was pinned down on the ground by three police officers who used their knees and body weight on his back, neck and head. Eisinger suffocated and died. On May 1st 2021, 3 years after the police brutal incident the family of the Black man was awarded $2.27 million by a jury in California. The jury determined that unnecessary force was used by the police used in handling the victim. According to the report...

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Uber Driver sentenced in prison for sexual assault

Alfonso Alarcon Nunez a former Uber driver was sentenced to 46 years to life in prison for sexual assault and robbing his passengers in 2017 and 2018.The incidents occurred in the counties of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. He was convicted for 13 felonies that included three charges of rape. California prosecutors said that Alarcon-Nunez was living in the country illegally and was working as an Uber driver. He was charged with raping, assaulting and robbing young women. The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow had stated that all of the alleged victims were aged 19 to 22 years...

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Oroville man killed in Yuba City due to Train accident

A 59-year-old Oroville man was killed in train accident after being hit by an oncoming train near Yuba City. California highway patrol (CHP) said that the 1999 Nissan Sentra was driving through a railroad crossing when it was struck on by an oncoming Union Pacific train as he tried to cross the tracks. At around 9:05 p.m. on Monday 3rd May, the driver of Nissan Sentra was killed on the spot after being ejected from the car post the train crash. CHP confirmed that the driver drove through the railroad crossing arms, which were down and working properly. The Clark Road had...

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