Thu
31
Mar
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Promoter Says City Will Make Money Off Motorcycle Rally

Reno-based promoter comes to Hollister to brief residents, businesses and city officials on its plans for motorcycle rally

Words can be cheap or even meaningless. But if what Roadshows Inc. had to say March 30 at The Vault to residents, business people and city officials about its plans for the 2016 Hollister Independence Rally is factual, then this year’s event just might generate confidence locally and bring many thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the world-famous event.

The clincher, as Randy Burke, president of Roadshows Inc., promised, “We’ll make money and the city will make money.”

Tue
27
May
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Hayward police ID 22-year-old man found fatally shot in SUV

HAYWARD -- A man found fatally shot behind the wheel of an SUV last week has been identified by police as Hayward resident Carlos Diaz-Rubalcava.

Diaz-Rubalcava, 22, died Thursday evening after being shot by an unknown suspect, Sgt. Mark Ormsby said.

Police on Tuesday were not releasing how many times he was shot or where he was shot.

Investigators learned about the shooting just before 5:40 p.m. after receiving multiple 911 calls about a traffic crash on the corner of Saklan Road and West Winton Avenue. Officers found the man fatally shot in the driver's seat of a Ford Explorer, said Sgt. Mark Ormsby.

As police investigated, they learned of another shooting victim who had been dropped off at the Kaiser emergency room in Hayward. That man, a 48-year-old Oakland resident, was eventually transported to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.

Tue
27
May
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Gang members seen in beating outside Fresno's Crossroads bar to get probation (pic/video)

A Fresno gang whose members were caught on video tape severely beating two men outside the Crossroads nightclub in March will get felony probation for the assault, their lawyers said Tuesday.

Apolonio Martinez, Daniel Martin Telles, Christopher Martinez Jr. and his father, Christopher Martinez Sr., pleaded no contest last week in Fresno County Superior Court to assault likely to commit great bodily injury. In addition, Martinez Jr. pleaded no contest to possession of drugs and his father pleaded no contest to possession of a firearm by a felon.

In exchange for their pleas, prosecutors dismissed a second assault charge against all four defendants and dismissed a felony drug charge against Apolonio Martinez and Martinez Jr., and a felony ammunition charge against Telles and Martinez Sr., the documents show.

Fri
16
May
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LAPD targets motorcyclists during safety month

The Los Angeles Police Department and the California Highway Patrol have launched a motorcycle enforcement and education campaign in May as part of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

The LAPD will be conducting specialized Motorcycle Safety Enforcement Operations citywide on May 24 and 31 in an effort to lower deaths and injuries. Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists, and where motorcycle traffic collisions have occurred. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders that can lead to motorcycle collisions, and will be specifically cracking down on drivers and riders who are speeding, making illegal turns or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol,

Wed
14
May
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Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club Raided By San Francisco Police

SFPD Raids Hell’s Angels Motorcycle Club

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Police served a search warrant at the Hells Angels motorcycle club headquarters in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood Wednesday morning, according to a San Francisco police spokesman.

The warrant was served around 5 a.m. in the 1100 block of Tennessee Street, where the "Frisco" local chapter of the club is based.

One person was arrested and taken into custody from the headquarters Wednesday morning, San Francisco police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

The raid only involved the San Francisco police Gang Task Force, he said.

Following the arrest, police left the clubhouse around 8:15 a.m.

Thu
01
May
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DUI and motorcycle enforcement planned for Saturday(Napa Cal.)

The Napa Police Department will be doing special DUI and motorcycle safety enforcement on Saturday.

There will be DUI patrols between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests, police said in a new release.

Extra officers will also be patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists. Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers and riders alike, cracking down on those who are speeding, making illegal turns or any other dangerous violation, police said.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed one life and resulted in 13 injury crashes harming 23 people, police said.

In the city of Napa in 2012, there was one motorcycle fatality and 13 motorcyclists injured in traffic collisions. In 2013, there were no motorcycle fatalities but eight motorcyclists were injured in collisions.

Thu
01
May
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Fugitive Aussie biker Wade Yates-Taui found via Facebook

Mongols bikie Wade Yates-Taui fled to the US after the murder of Max Waller with the help

Mongols bikie Wade Yates-Taui fled to the US after the murder of Max Waller with the help of the outlaw motorcycle club's underworld network, according to police. Source: News Corp Australia

Wade Yates-Taui's pregnant model girlfriend, Raquel Petit, who he was in LA with when arr

Wade Yates-Taui's pregnant model girlfriend, Raquel Petit, who he was in LA with when arrested

Tue
29
Apr
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Specialized motorcycle safety enforcement planned for month of May (video)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield Police are going to be out in force, watching out for dangers on the road.  The program they're using to keep you and motorcycle riders safe.

The special safety enforcement is an operation aimed at reducing crashes involving motorcycles.  Extra officers are being assigned to areas where the most accidents have been reported.

Last year, Bakersfield Police investigated close to 50 motorcycle crashes.  

Karen Briefer-Gose uses her motorcycle to get around town.

"I just love the feeling of freedom it gives me. Its just a sensation unlike any other and I just love doing it," she said.

She started riding young and learned early on about the risks involved in operating a motorcycle.

"The most important thing is to make sure you're seen. don't assume a driver sees you.  Always drive defensively," she said.

Mon
28
Apr
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Max Waller murder: Mongols bikie arrested in US over Gold Coast killing

A man has been arrested in the US over the murder of an alleged bikie associate on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Max Waller, 28, who Queensland police have previously said had links to the banned Bandidos motorcycle club, died from multiple stab wounds last June.

The Hope Island resident was found on the steps of a Broadbeach unit complex.

A 22-year-old member of the Mongols motorcycle gang has been detained in the US over his murder.

Queensland detectives and officers from the US Marshall Service arrested the man in California over the weekend.

He appeared in a US court overnight and is expected to be extradited to Queensland.

More details are due to be released at a media conference in Brisbane later this afternoon.

Sun
27
Apr
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Women bikers and their cupcakes barred from charity event

San Francisco -- The Devil Dolls Motorcycle Club had planned to sell gourmet cupcakes to raise money for charity Sunday while celebrating their group's 15th anniversary.

But instead, they were at the Pacific Rod and Gun Club picketing.

The female bikers had reserved space at the shooting range back in December, but a week before Sunday's event, they got a cancelation notice, but little explanation as to why.

Apparently, they weren't the right kind of clientele to rent space at a rod and gun club, or at least one that sits on city land.

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