Larry Valiska of the Alameda Police Department's crime scene investigations unit.
Larry Valiska likes fingerprints because they form before you are born and remain the same for the rest of your life. After three and a half decades with the Alameda Police Department he’s become an expert at finding and capturing them at crime scenes, and he can pinpoint more than a dozen identifying characteristics in one in a matter of seconds. Read more >> about Crime scene investigators hit prints
A former nursing student accused of killing seven people at a Christian university in Oakland on Monday commandeered a car and drove to Alameda before turning himself in to police, authorities said tonight. But Oakland police still do not know why One L. Goh, 43, of Oakland opened fire in a classroom at Oikos University on Edgewater Drive in Oakland on Monday morning. Read more >> about UPDATED Oikos shooting suspect arrested in Alameda
A domestic violence task force made up of Alameda city and nonprofit social service leaders started up again this month, after a nearly seven-year hiatus. The aim of the task force is to better coordinate prevention and intervention services for domestic violence victims as funding for such services dwindles, the city staffer managing the task force said. Read more >> about City restarts domestic violence task force after long hiatus