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					B4       BAY AREA NEWS GROUP                                  112                                                                                                                                                                                   SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2011

CHAUNCEY BAILEY KILLING                                                                                         PUBLIC TRANSIT

Bey IV attorney BART pushes use of smart cards
to be suspended Agency ispaper tickets
                discount
                          scaling back                                                                                                                                      BART’s head of customer ser-
                                                                                                                                                                            vices. “Once people get used to
                                                                                                                                                                            Clipper cards, they’re telling us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       BART SIGN-UPS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       BART will put on sign-up events to enroll se-
Lawyer admits she                                      journalist Chauncey Bailey
                                                                                                                                 By Denis Cuff
                                                                                                                                                                            how convenient it is to use.”                              niors 65 and older and children 12 and younger
                                                       and two other men in sum-                                                                                                Riders add fare value to the
smuggled papers                                        mer 2007. Bey IV, 25, was
                                                                                                                       dcuff@bayareanewsgroup.com
                                                                                                                                                                            Clipper card either by paying cash
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in the Clipper card program. Riders must bring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       written proof of age.
out of jail for client                                 convicted this year and is
                                                       serving three consecutive
                                                                                                                    As BART pushes for more rid-
                                                                                                                ers to use Clipper cards to pay
                                                                                                                                                                            or by linking the card to a credit
                                                                                                                                                                            card account for automatic fare                            n Danville, 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Danville Town

                                                       life terms in prison.                                    fares, there are now far fewer                              deductions.                                                Meeting Hall, 201 Front St.
          By Thomas Peele                                  Brown was Bey IV’s at-                               places for riders to find discount                               Clipper card users don’t need                          n Lafayette, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Lafayette
    The Chauncey Bailey Project
                                                       torney in two other felony                               paper tickets.                                              to worry about carrying cash or                            Senior Center, 500 St. Mary’s Road
    The former attorney for                            cases when she took on his                                   Effective Saturday, BART will                           replacing paper tickets damaged                            n Moraga, 12:30-2 p.m. Jan. 9, Moraga Movers,
convicted triple murderer                              murder case following his                                sell discount paper tickets for se-                         by moisture or magnets, Yim said.                          1928 St. Mary’s Road
Yusuf Bey IV will be sus-                              2009 indictment on suspi-                                niors, people with disabilities and                             To get Clipper cards with the                          n Dublin, 1-2 p.m. Jan. 12, The Groves at Dublin
pended from practicing law                             cion of ordering Bailey and                              children 12 or younger in 33 stores,                        discounts, however, seniors and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ranch, 3115 Finnian Way
for two years because she                              two other men killed.                                    transit stations and centers and                            children 12 or younger must ap-
smuggled documents out of                                  The documents Brown                                  other places. That’s a 92 percent                           pear at public sign-up events or                           n San Ramon, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 13, Senior

jail for her client.                                   smuggled from Santa Rita                                 decrease from the 400 sales out-                            at a few transit customer service                          Center, 9300 Alcosta Blvd.
    One of the items she said                          Jail included a “hit list” that                          lets five months ago, officials said.                         centers.                                                   n Pleasanton, noon-6 p.m. Jan. 14, Stoneridge
was a love letter was in fact                          was passed on to Bey IV’s                                    BART said it’s scaling back be-                             The fare discount is significant                        Shopping Center
instructions to destroy evi-                           self-described “No. 1 sol-                               cause of pressure from a regional                           — 62 percent.                                              n Pleasanton, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 18, Senior
dence, according to infor-                             dier,” Gary Popoff, who was                              transportation commission to sign                               In a move aimed at improv-                             Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd.
mation released Thursday.                              arrested for violating pro-                              up more passengers for the Clipper                          ing transit system efficiency, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       n San Ramon, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Valley
    Berkeley resident Lorna                            bation in March 2010. He is                              card, a smart card to pay fares on                          Metropolitan        Transportation
Patton Brown, 65, will have                            awaiting trial on unrelated                              several Bay Area transit systems.                           Commission, a Bay Area agency,                             Vista, 20709 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
to serve at least six months                           gun charges, according to a                                  BART is holding 16 public sign-                         threatened to withhold funds                               n Livermore, 1-2 p.m. Jan. 19, Heritage Estates,
of the suspension before                               declaration by District At-                              up events in January to introduce                           from BART unless it integrated                             800 E. Stanley Blvd.
being eligible to reapply                              torney Inspector Kathleen                                riders to the Clipper smart cards.                          its fare discounts into the Clipper                        n Pleasanton, 1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 26, Ridgeview
for a law license under a                              Boyovivch. .                                                 BART officials said Clipper                              card system.                                               Commons, 5200 Case Ave.
settlement reached with                                    The Bar Court docu-                                  cards are more convenient for                                   BART spokesman Jim Allison
the State Bar Court, which                             ments describe Brown tak-                                riders to use in the long run. In                           said there will be a need to keep                          The discount cards are always available in
adjudicates discipline cases                           ing “court documents and a                               the short term, however, BART                               selling paper discount tickets at a                        Oakland at the Lake Merritt BART station and
against attorneys.                                     sealed envelope” out of the                              officials say they’re getting com-                           few places for infrequent riders or                        at AC Transit headquarters, 1600 Franklin St.;
    The California Supreme                             jail on March 8, 2010. She                               plaints about the hassle of signing                         people visiting from out of town.                          and in San Francisco at the Clipper Card kiosk
Court still must approve the                           eventually told investigators                            up for them.                                                    “We realize there always been                          at BART Embarcadero station and the Clipper
settlement, reached after a                            that she believed the sealed                                 “We know there has been a                               some need for the paper discount                           Card office at the Ferry Building.
lengthy investigation of the                           envelope “contained an inti-                             little grumbling,” said Julie Yim,                          tickets,” Allison said.
March 2010 incident.                                   mate card” Bey IV wrote to
    Brown remains under in-                            his common-law wife, Alaia
vestigation by the Alameda                             Bey, also known as Tiffany
County District Attorney’s
Office and could face crimi-
                                                       Wade.
                                                           But when the papers                                  Roadshow                                             getting through the month of
                                                                                                                                                                     April, as well as Easter Sun-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Route 181 to the Fremont
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BART station. Call 408-321-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                San Francisco station
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                at 12:45 a.m., 1:15 a.m.,
nal charges.                                           were later found in a car                                                                                     day (when he was killed).                            2300 or click on www.vta.             1:45 a.m. and 2:15 a.m., mak-
    Brown, a former substi-                            Popoff was driving, the                                  Continued from Page 1                                   We are totally intolerant                         org/services/nye.html to see          ing all stops up to the San
tute Alameda County judge,                             sealed envelope contained a                                                                                   of drinking drivers and wish                         what time service ends New            Jose Diridon Station.
“did not tell the truth” when                          letter from Bey IV instruct-                             nurses when he arrived at                            that the laws were more                              Year’s Eve for routes you                 Redi-Wheels and Redi-
first questioned by District                            ing Alaia Bey to destroy                                 the hospital knew Troy as                            stringent and sentences lon-                         may take.                             Coast, the San Mateo County
Attorney Offi ce investiga-                             evidence she had, the settle-                            a waiter in a restaurant she                         ger, as ours is a life without                           BART will run trains until        Transit District’s paratransit
tors in April 2010, according                          ment documents said.                                     frequented as well as an                             our son, a daughter-in-law                           3 a.m., with special service          services, also will offer free
to a summary of the settle-                                Brown resigned as Bey                                EMT.                                                 and grandchildren.                                   into downtown San Fran-               rides from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
ment released by the Bar                               IV’s lawyer in April 2010,                                   She took a three-month                              What do we miss most?                             cisco for the fireworks show.             The AAA’s Tipsy Tow
Court.                                                 causing a long delay in his                              leave of absence to recover                          My God, him!                                             Beginning at 8 p.m., some         program offers a free tow for
    But she later admitted                             trial as another attorney                                from the loss. We will all                            Norm and Michelle Dulleck                           trains will not stop at either        drivers in Northern Califor-
she took documents Bey IV                              took over. Brown closed her                              carry an empty spot in our                                                  Los Altos                     the Embarcadero or Mont-              nia from 6 p.m. Saturday to
gave her in the Santa Rita                             Oakland law practice and                                 hearts to our graves.                                                                                     gomery Street stations in             6 a.m. Sunday.
Jail in Dublin and passed
them to a Bey family mem-
ber. They included instruc-
                                                       tried, last year, to surrender
                                                       her license to practice law,
                                                       but the Bar Association re-
                                                                                                                    Gary, you asked what
                                                                                                                our relative was like, what
                                                                                                                their dreams were and how
                                                                                                                                                                     A    Please don’t drink and
                                                                                                                                                                          drive. If you are tempted
                                                                                                                                                                     to do so, think of Troy, his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          San Francisco (they will stop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          at one of the two).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This is to ease overcrowd-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Members and nonmem-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                bers can call 800-222-4357
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (AAA-HELP) for a free tow
tions to destroy evidence in                           jected her action.                                       the loss has impacted us or                          parents, family and friends.                         ing at the Embarcadero                of up to 10 miles.
Bey IV’s pending murder                                    According to the docu-                               others. You asked if we could                        Think of their loss due to a                         station by better distribut-              Just tell the AAA op-
trial, the documents state.                            ments, she will be eligible                              take a moment for a few                              foolish driver.                                      ing people between the two            erator that you need a Tipsy
    Superior Court docu-                               to apply for reinstatement                               paragraphs. Well, we could                              You have options. Don’t                           stations.                             Tow, and a truck will be on
ments also allege the papers                           after six months of suspen-                              take hours.                                          drink, have a designated                                 After the fireworks,              its way. Service is restricted
contained a “hit list” of peo-                         sion and paying $3,000 in                                    Troy was a champion of                           driver or take advantage of                          BART will add more trains             to a one-way ride for the
ple who might be witnesses                             administrative fees.                                     the underdog. Always took                            free transit rides home.                             to enhance its normal                 driver and his or her vehicle
in the murder trial. That al-                              She would then be on                                 on the problems of those                                The Valley Transporta-                            20-minute service to carry            to the driver’s home.
legation is not mentioned in                           Bar Court probation for 18                               around him. A good student,                          tion Authority will offer free                       riders home.
the settlement documents.                              months.                                                  friend and hard worker. He                           rides on all bus and light rail                          Caltrain will offer free          Look for Gary Richards
    Bey IV, the former leader                                                                                   could always make us laugh                           trains from 7 p.m. Saturday                          rides after 11 p.m. Saturday          at www.facebook.com/
of Your Black Muslim Bak-                              Reach Thomas Peele at                                    as well as anyone around                             until 3:59 a.m. the following                        and will add four extra post-         mr.roadshow or contact
ery in Oakland, was charged                            tpeele@bayareanewsgroup.                                 him.                                                 morning. Extended hours                              midnight, southbound trains           him at mrroadshow@
with murder in connection                              com. Follow him at Twitter.                                  How has his loss impacted                        of operation will be offered                         to its schedule Jan. 1. These         mercurynews.com or 408-920-
with the shooting deaths of                            com/thomas_peele.                                        us? We have a terrible time                          for trains and Express Bus                           extra trains will depart the          5335.


Trail                                                                                                                                                                tion, that was our hope. But
                                                                                                                                                                     after 10 years of trying, it                         The county estimates it will cost from
                                                                                                                                                                     didn’t seem like that was go-                        $450,000 to $600,000 to relocate the
Continued from Page 1                                                                                                                                                ing to happen.”
                                                                                                                                                                        When DeBeaumont hadn’t                            company within the next 18 months.
when the county stopped ac-                                                                                                                                          removed his property by Nov.
cepting his checks.                                                                                                                                                  1 — in defiance of a court
    “They have the right to                                                                                                                                          settlement he signed in Janu-                        Hookston Road property                a small building on more than
(the property), I know that,                                                                                                                                         ary — the county waited for                          and the rent for Tri-City’s           an acre. He hopes to sign a
but I always thought they                                                                                                                                            more than a month, then sent                         new location.                         lease soon with the Contra
had to have it for the bet-                                                                                                                                          in sheriff’s deputies. DeBeau-                          Goetz, who is new to the           Costa Water District for a
terment of some specific use                                                                                                                                          mont, 68, said police briefly                         department, could not ex-             property in Martinez.
other than trees,” DeBeau-                                                                                                                                           handcuffed him and cited                             plain why the county let the              “I just don’t want to fight
mont said. “What it amounts                                                                                                                                          him for obstructing a police                         issue drag on for 10 years.           any more,” he said. “I guess
to, in my opinion, is they                                                                                                                                           officer.                                                 “We were trying to give            I tried to stop it, but how do
want it beautiful for Con-                                                                                                                                              Now, DeBeaumont is on                             him as much time as we                you stop it when the county
tra Costa Centre, so when                                                                                                                                            a tight timeline to pack his                         thought he needed to do               can basically outlast you and
people walk over there it’s                                                                                                                                          equipment and inventory and                          this voluntarily, but then it         outspend you?”
beautiful.”                                                                                                                                                          move.                                                became apparent after so
    Over the years, the county                                                                                                                                          Under state law, the                              many years that he’s not go-          Lisa P. White covers Martinez
and DeBeaumont identified                                                                                                                                             county must pay Tri-City’s                           ing to do this voluntarily,” he       and Pleasant Hill. Contact her
                                                                                                                               DAN ROSENSTRAUCH/STAFF
several new sites for Tri-                                                                                                                                           moving and storage ex-                               said.                                 at 925-943-8011. Follow her at
City. Although DeBeaumont                                The county is required to pay for John DeBeaumont’s                                                         penses. The county estimates                            DeBeaumont is looking for          Twitter.com/lisa_p_white.
said a couple of lease deals                             moving and storage expenses under California state law.                                                     it will cost from $450,000
fell through despite his best                                                                                                                                        to $600,000 to relocate the
efforts, the county maintains                            been willing to do everything                          tion and transportation pro-                         company within the next 18                            PUBLIC NOTICE OF THE MT. DIABLO UNIFIED
that he dropped the ball.                                he needs to do on his part in                          grams.                                               months. For several years,                            SCHOOL DISTRICT’S INTENTION TO SEEK A
    “We can’t do it all for him.                         order to move,” said Steven                               “We would have been                               the county also will pay                              WAIVER OF PORTION OF QUALITY EDUCATION
He needs to take some ac-                                Goetz, deputy director of                              much happier if he’d found a                         the difference between the                            INVESTMENT ACT
tion on his own, and he’s not                            redevelopment,      conserva-                          place to continue his opera-                         $2,625 monthly rent for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Mt. Diablo Unified School District (“District”) hereby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           notifies the public that on January 9, 2012 at its regularly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           scheduled and duly noticed public board meeting, action
                     Jewelry Renewed?                                                                                                                                                                                      will be taken on staff’s recommendation to seek a waiver
                       Repair • Refurbish • Restyle                                                                                                                                                                        from the State Board of Education of Rule of 27 of the
                                               n                         g                                                                             • Free Towing                                                       Quality Education Investment Act (“QEIA”). The waiver is

                                          Buyi                                                                                                         • Fast & Easy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           necessary because one of the District school’s that is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           QEIA recipient slightly exceeded the maximum class size

                                    G oldEvent                                                                                                                                                             a wildlife
                                                                                                                                                                                                       rehabilitation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           rule. If the waiver is successful, it will allow Mt. Diablo High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           School to retain in excess of $1.5 million in funding for
                                                                                                                                                                                                          hospital &       the 2012-13 school years. The District has consulted the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    education center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mt. Diablo Education Association and the union supports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the efforts to seek a waiver. Interested parties should
                                                          Pleasant Hill
                                                       1600 #B Contra Costa
                                                        (Near Melo’s Pizza)
                                                                                         San Ramon
                                                                                       2475#3 San Ramon
                                                                                           Valley Blvd
                                                                                                                                                          925-229-5444                                                     attend the Mt. Diablo Unified School Board Meeting which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           will take place at 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA at
 www.jewelsmithnews.blogspot.com                           925-685-2943                  925-743-1713           Saw Whet Owl                            www.wildlife-museum.org                                            7:30 p.m. on January 9, 2012.



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