Here’s a brief look at the three most-read stories on San Leandro Patch this week:
Man Killed in Early Morning House Fire
A man was killed in a house fire Wednesday morning at a home at 13115 Neptune Drive. The man — later identified as 65-year-old Dennis Rosucci — was the sole occupant of the two-bedroom house. The fire was reported at 4:53 a.m. Neighbors tried to help put out the blaze with a garden hose and an extinguisher. Arriving crews saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the home's front door and window. Rosucci was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The fire may have spread further had it not been for a raccoon scratching at a neighbor’s door and waking her up.
The San Leandro School District is among many California school systems that are borrowing against the future to build facilities and improve infrastructure, according to a report in the Bay Citizen. In San Leandro, in 2010 the district borrowed a total of $19 million but will pay $52 million in interest, essentially spending $3.61 per dollar borrowed.
San Leandro Medical Center Shut Down; Doctor Faces Criminal Charges
A San Leandro medical center has been shut down and one of its doctors is facing criminal charges. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, along with California Insurance Commissioner David Jones, announced Wednesday that they have filed a civil action against the As Soon As Possible Medical Center. The complaint has closed the center at 1460 150th Ave. as well as its other clinics in Hayward, Vacaville and Fairfield. Authorities say they have also filed a criminal complaint against Dr. Sultan Said Hamid. The charges accuse Hamid of insurance fraud, perjury, filing false documents and conspiracy to dispense prescription drugs and other controlled substances by non-authorized personnel.