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
scaling back BART’s head of customer ser-
vices. “Once people get used to
Clipper cards, they’re telling us
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
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-
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
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
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
Mt. Diablo Education Association and the union supports
the efforts to seek a waiver. Interested parties should
1600 #B Contra Costa
(Near Melo’s Pizza)
2475#3 San Ramon
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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