Here’s a brief look at the three most-read stories on San Leandro Patch this week:
San Leandro Woman Shares in 'Brave' Globe Win
When the Golden Globe Awards were announced last Sunday night, friends and family of San Leandro native Katherine Sarafian cheered for "Brave," the Pixar animated film about a Scottish princess whose courage saves a kingdom "Brave" won for Best Animated Film in competition against "Frankenweenie," "Hotel Transylvania," "Rise of the Guardians" and "Wreck-It Ralph." Sarafian, a long time Pixar employee, produced "Brave" which was made and distributed in partnership with Disney.
Another San Leandro Big Box Robbed At Gunpoint
Two men in ski masks, at least one of them armed with a black handgun, robbed the Home Depot at the Westgate Shopping Center Tuesday night, while dozens of customers were inside the store. The incident occurred at 7:10 pm. The suspects demanded money and fled in an unknown direction. How much they stole was undisclosed. It was one of several armed robberies this week.
Video: Patch Asks San Leandro Police About Four Store Robberies
Since September, four San Leandro stores have been robbed at gunpoint while patrons shopped. The first was Safeway. Three of these stickups — at Togo's, WalMart and Home Depot — have occurred over the last 30 days, all at the Westgate Shopping Center. Patch asked San Leandro Police Department spokesman Lt. Randy Brandt what might explain this spate of robberies. See what he has to say.