Robert Salonga, East Bay Times

Robert Salonga

East Bay Times

Oakland, CA, United States

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  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
Past:
  • Marin IJ
  • Monterey Herald
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • ChicoER
  • Times-Standard
  • L.A. Daily News
  • The Cannabist
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Recent articles by Robert:

San Jose: ‘Revenge tour’ brothel killing trial ends with murder verdicts

The defendants were accused of running a sexual servitude operation exploiting Chinese immigrant women; authorities say the men went on a violence and rape campaign chasing after women who fled. → Read More

Cain Velasquez arraigned on trial charges in shooting case; asks court to approve wrestling trip

Cain Velasquez, the former UFC champion charged with a revenge shooting against a man accused of sexually abusing his son, made his first court appearance after the charges were greenlit for trial earlier this month. → Read More

Bob Jonsen headed for election victory as new Santa Clara County sheriff

The former Palo Alto police chief and L.A. sheriff’s commander led since Election Day and holds on with a 1.5-point edge. → Read More

San Jose: Mother arrested in alleged smothering death of her infant

The woman reportedly told detectives that she got frustrated while trying to breastfeed her twin girls and pressed them against her body until they couldn’t breathe, police say. → Read More

Mountain View: Charges against Hells Angels members detail deadly attack at Chris Stapleton concert

Charges covering murder, assault and witness intimidation were filed against five defendants in a fatal June assault at Shoreline Amphitheatre and the earlier beating of an off-duty police officer. → Read More

Female sheriff’s deputy sues San Mateo County claiming ‘sexist’ and hostile workplace

A female San Mateo County sheriff's deputy is suing her department with claims that male supervisors and commanders fostered a hostile work environment "rife with sex harassment and discrimination" that stymied her advancement. → Read More

Female sheriff’s deputy sues San Mateo County claiming ‘sexist’ and hostile workplace

A female San Mateo County sheriff's deputy is suing her department with claims that male supervisors and commanders fostered a hostile work environment "rife with sex harassment and discrimination" that stymied her advancement. → Read More

San Jose: Death of man found at Saratoga Creek Park being investigated as suicide

The death of a man whose body was found at Saratoga Creek Park on Monday morning is being investigated as a likely suicide, according to San Jose police. → Read More

San Jose: Death of man found at Saratoga Creek Park being investigated as suicide

The death of a man whose body was found at Saratoga Creek Park on Monday morning is being investigated as a likely suicide, according to San Jose police. → Read More

Jonsen maintains slight lead in tight race for Santa Clara County sheriff

Robert "Bob" Jonsen is still holding on to a slight edge in the race to become the first new Santa Clara County sheriff of the millennium, with the former Palo Alto police chief holding a 7,600-vote lead after seven days of counting. → Read More

Jonsen maintains slight lead in tight race for Santa Clara County sheriff

Robert "Bob" Jonsen is still holding on to a slight edge in the race to become the first new Santa Clara County sheriff of the millennium, with the former Palo Alto police chief holding a 7,600-vote lead after seven days of counting. → Read More

Bay Area races remain tight almost a week after election

Hundreds of thousands of ballots remained unprocessed around the Bay Area nearly a week after the Nov. 8 election, keeping many key races in suspense. → Read More

Santa Clara County sheriff race: Former Palo Alto chief holding edge

The race to succeed six-term officeholder Laurie Smith comes down to Jensen and Jonsen. → Read More

Cain Velasquez case: Judge allows shooting charges to go to trial

Cain Velasquez, the famed South Bay-trained mixed-martial arts fighter and former UFC champion, will have to continue fighting in court after a judge allowed his criminal charges to proceed to trial. → Read More

Cain Velasquez faces preliminary hearing to decide whether shooting charges go to trial

The evidence behind attempted murder and assault charges were reviewed in court; Velasquez remains in jail after an appellate court denied his bid for bail. → Read More

Cain Velasquez faces preliminary hearing to decide whether shooting charges go to trial

The evidence behind attempted murder and assault charges were reviewed in court; Velasquez remains in jail after an appellate court denied his bid for bail. → Read More

San Jose: No charges filed after arrest in deadly weekend shooting

A man arrested in connection with a deadly weekend shooting has been released after prosecutors declined to charge him criminally, a decision based largely on the the man's claim he was defending a relative. → Read More

Jury returns guilty verdicts on all counts in Santa Clara County sheriff corruption trial

A jury has reached a verdict in the civil corruption trial of now-former Santa Clara County sheriff Laurie Smith, capping a monthlong trial that Smith nearly upended with her abrupt resignation from office. → Read More

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith resigns in apparent bid to thwart corruption trial

The six-term sheriff submitted a one-sentence letter to the county, indicating she was stepping down effective Monday; her civil corruption trial is in jury deliberations. → Read More

Jury to begin deliberating corruption case against Santa Clara County sheriff

The ending of Sheriff Laurie Smith's nearly 50-year tenure in the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is now up to a jury deciding whether she has committed corruption warranting her ouster. → Read More