Man robs Chevron station of $150
A man asking for change in a Chevron station Sunday afternoon lifted his T-shirt to reveal a handgun tucked in his waist band and told the attendant hand over all the money in the cash register, police said.
The attendant complied, handing over more than $150 in cash. Police have no suspects in the case.
Exhibition looking for artist participation
Local artists are invited to participate in a juried exhibition at the Pro Arts Gallery that will run during July and August. Pro Arts, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1974 to promote the visual arts of the diverse cultures in the East Bay.
Works in any media are welcome for this exhibition. The cost for non-members is $20 per entry for the first two pieces and $10 for each additional submission. The fee will include an annual membership. Members pay $10 each for the first two and $5 for each additional work. Bring submissions to the Pro Arts Gallery at 461 Ninth Street in Oakland between 1 and 7 p.m. June 27.
The exhibition will run July 12 through August 18. A reception for the artists will be held on July 12 from 6 - 8 p.m. For more information go to www.proartsgallery.org.
New books donated to library
The Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center Library has acquired new books for its collection. The library, which is open to the public, has a variety of fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books to borrow. Located at 1414 Walnut Street, it is open from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, as well as evening hours on Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Unattended cooking oil sparks fire
A third-floor kitchen fire activated an emergency sprinkler system that soaked four University Avenue apartments and two businesses including the Berkeley Daily Planet office late Monday night.
Assistant Fire Chief David Orth said the fire started just before midnight in the building manager’s top floor apartment. “She left cooking oil unattended on the stove while she was in the next room working on her computer,” Orth said. The sprinkler contained the small fire in the kitchen until fire fighters arrived, Orth said.
Most the damage to the apartments and ground-floor businesses, estimated at $60,000, was caused by water from the emergency sprinkler system. The newspaper office and next door Oyster Software, Inc. suffered minor damage to computers and furniture.
Memorial service for court judge
There will be a memorial service honoring State Appellate Court Justice Clinton White on June 28. The service is sponsored by the Charles Houston Bar Association, the Alameda County Bar Association and the California Association of Black Lawyers, the service will be held at 1 p.m. at the Calvin Simmons Theater in the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center at 10 Tenth Street in Oakland. For more information, call 272-6504.
— staff reports