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Tag: Alameda drowning

June 27, 2011 | 4:03 pm

Blog Beat: Market Street Shooting Video; Phone Audio of Alameda Drowning Incident

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Video and more about the shooting at Market Street on Saturday, at Bluoz Audio of phone communications related to the Alameda drowning, on Action Alameda News If you haven’t heard yet, the Tesla Roadster is dead, as per Mashable Typewriters are making a comeback in Berkeley, according to Berkeleyside. From BeyondChron: A book report on […]

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Morning Splash: Bryan Stow Shows Improvement; Alameda Firefighters Help With a Water Rescue

June 23, 2011 | 7:13 am

Morning Splash: Bryan Stow Shows Improvement; Alameda Firefighters Help With a Water Rescue

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Beaten Giants fan Bryan Stow showing improvement (SF Chronicle) Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was beaten outside Dodger Stadium on Opening Day, is breathing without a mechanical ventilator, can follow some basic commands and has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, his doctor said Wednesday. While detailing Stow’s progress, Dr. Geoff Manley, chief […]

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Interview: John Russo on Alameda Drowning; City Manager Cites Lawsuits, Bureaucracy as Problems

June 14, 2011 | 12:21 pm

Interview: John Russo on Alameda Drowning; City Manager Cites Lawsuits, Bureaucracy as Problems

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On Sunday KQED’s Cy Musiker spoke with John Russo, the former Oakland City Attorney who resigned to become the city manager of Alameda. Yesterday we posted Russo’s highly unflattering comments about Oakland city government. Today, another segment from that interview about a different topic, and one much on the minds of Alamedans: The Memorial Day […]

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June 9, 2011 | 10:13 am

Listen to Alameda Drowning 911 Tapes; Read Chronological Account of Incident

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The City of Alameda has posted documents and audio related to the controversial suicide by drowning of 52-year-old Raymond Zack as police and fire personnel watched from shore. Click here for the full archive. The Oakland Tribune has a good chronological account of the incident, and the Contra Costa Times has put up the 911 […]

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June 8, 2011 | 4:10 pm

Video: Last Night’s Alameda City Council Meeting Discussing Drowning Incident

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If you want to see the portion of last night’s Alameda City Council meeting dedicated to the controversial incident in which Alameda fire and police personnel watched from shore as 52-year-old Raymond Zack committed suicide by drowning, the archive is now up. Watch here by clicking on the “7-A Crown Beach” link in the pane […]

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Alameda Mayor Calls for Drowning Review

June 7, 2011 | 6:33 pm

Alameda Mayor Calls for Drowning Review

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Update Jun 9: The controversy over that 2009 memo continues. Read the latest from the Contra Costa Times. Previous post Update Jun 8: From the Oakland Tribune this morning: Mayor Marie Gilmore called for an independent review Tuesday into the circumstances surrounding the death of Raymond Zack, who intentionally drowned himself on Memorial Day as […]

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June 2, 2011 | 2:16 pm

Responses to the Alameda Drowning Story: Anger, and Some Defenders

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The suicide of a 52-year-old man who was left to drown on an Alameda beach by firefighters and policemen watching from the shore seems to be tapping into some fundamental perceptions around the obligations of public safety officials in a crisis. Many people have left comments responding to the interview with Interim Alameda Fire Chief […]

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June 1, 2011 | 2:33 pm

Interview: City of Alameda Fire Chief on Why Personnel Didn’t Attempt Rescue of Drowning Man

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Update Jun 2: We’ve culled some the responses to this post and posted them here. Update 4:05 p.m. Alameda Mayor Marie Gilmore said the city will conduct an investigation into the incident, the Contra Costa Times reports. Earlier post The suicide drowning death of a man on Robert Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda while […]

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