Our report that the city was taking action on a number of massage parlors suspected of acting as prostitution houses was welcomed as good news by many. Some, however thought there were higher priorities on the city’s agenda, and others worried about the people who would lose their jobs as result. At least one reader was surprised: “Born and raised in this city for 32 years and I didn’t even realize this was taking place. Either they were very low key or I’m totally naive,” they wrote.
Randall Oscar Alston, one of two men arrested in connection with the murder of 24-year-old Devin Lee Whitmire in Berkeley in late March is a free man after charges against him were dismissed.
By Shelley Carlisle