State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested this morning by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as the agency executed numerous raids and arrest warrants throughout the Bay Area, an FBI spokesman said.

One of warrants was served at the Ghee Kung Tong Supreme Lodge in San Francisco’s Chinatown, which houses the Chinese Freemasons of the World at 36 Spofford St., FBI spokesman Peter Lee said.

Among the arrestees was also Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, who has a lengthy prior criminal history dating back to the 1970s and connections to Chinatown-based gangs. Chow was arrested at the lodge, Lee said.

Yee is scheduled to appear before a U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins this afternoon at 1:30 p.m., Lee said. is reporting Lee was arrested on public corruption charges.

FBI agents were at the Ghee Kung Tong building throughout the morning and were expected to bring down materials and equipment over the next several hours, FBI Special Agent Michael Gimble said.

Uniformed agents were leaving the red building throughout the morning, with some of them carrying bulletproof vests in their hands.

At around 11:30, a small group of San Francisco firefighters brought into the Ghee Kung Tong building a circular saw and a hand-held Jaws of Life tool. They declined to offer details on why the equipment was needed.


Helados La Tapatia, a large ice-cream distributor, has issued a
recall for its ice cream, popsicles, fruit bars, fruit cups and bolis due to
possible health risks, the Monterey County Health Department has announced.

While no illnesses have been reported from the products of as
Thursday, the goods may be linked to listeria monocytogenes, county health
officials said.

The infection can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially
fatal disease. Symptoms include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness
and nausea, according to county health officials.

The products from the Fresno-based company were distributed
through Arizona, California, Nevada, Washington, Guam and Canada under the brand names Helados La Tapatia and Icesations, county health officials

Production of the items has been suspended as the Food and Drug
Administration and Helados La Tapatia investigate the source of the issue.

People who have purchased the products are asked to return the
items to the store they were purchased in exchange for a full refund, county
health officials said.

Customers with questions are asked to call the company Monday
through Friday from 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
(559) 441-1105 or (855) 893-1171.


Computer Technician Sentenced to 10 Years for Downloading Child Porn

March 24, 2014

A computer technician at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday for downloading child pornography while at work, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. David Busby, 61, of Richmond, was convicted following a three-day trial that ended on Sept. 19 to possessing and accessing child pornography with intent to […]

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Father Accused of Biting Infant Son Pleads Not Guilty to Mayhem, Child Endangerment

March 18, 2014

A father accused of biting off part of his infant son’s nose because he would not stop crying pleaded not guilty Monday to felony aggravated mayhem and child endangerment charges, according to the Solano County district attorney’s office. Joshua Cooper, 18, of Fairfield, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on April in Solano County Superior […]

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CHP: Driver Checked Phone for Text Before Crash that Killed Two Women

March 17, 2014

A pickup truck driver who killed two women when he slammed into the rear of a vehicle in Santa Rosa on Saturday evening admitted he was checking a text message on his cellphone before the crash, a California Highway Patrol officer said. Nicholas Lee Tognozzi, 30, of Rohnert Park, was driving a 2005 GMC Sierra […]

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POLICE: Arsonist Starts House Fire, Steals Resident’s Car in Mountain View

March 17, 2014

A two-alarm fire that damaged a single-family home in Mountain View early Sunday morning was deliberately set by a suspect who also stole a car from the residence, police said today. A suspect started the fire from inside the home while the residents were not there, then drove away in the property owner’s light blue […]

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Hit & Run Victim Identified as 46-year-old Concord Woman

March 17, 2014

A woman killed in a hit-and-run collision in Concord late Sunday night has been identified as 46-year-old Yolanda Tiscareno, according to the Contra Costa County coroner’s office. Police are continuing to look for the driver of a pickup truck who fled after fatally striking Tiscareno, a Concord resident, around 11:40 p.m. along Willow Pass Road […]

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San Leandro Man Arrested After Bank Robbery this Morning

March 17, 2014

A man was arrested after allegedly robbing a Citibank in San Leandro late this morning, police said. The bank robbery was reported at about 11:30 a.m. at the Citibank at 1300 E. 14th St. A suspect entered the bank and handed a note to a teller demanding money. He then fled onto East 14th Street […]

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SFO: Power Outage Causing Major BART Delays at Airport

March 17, 2014

A power outage is causing major BART delays in and out of San Francisco International Airport, a BART spokeswoman said. The power outage was reported at 3:50 p.m. and is affecting the tracks, elevators and escalators at BART’s SFO station, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said. She said that PG&E is working to fix the issue […]

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Two Killed in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash on Saturday

March 16, 2014

Two women were killed by a suspected drunk driver in a rear-end crash in Santa Rosa on Saturday, a California Highway Patrol officer said. At about 5:20 p.m., the women were sitting in the back seat of a Toyota Camry heading east on state Highway 12 when the car slowed in traffic and was struck […]

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