Here’s a brief look at the three most-read stories on Castro Valley Patch this week:
Teenager Struck & Killed By Amtrak Train in San Lorenzo
A juvenile was struck and killed by a train in San Lorenzo Thursday evening. Friday morning authorities identified the deceased juvenile as Austin Price, 15, of Hayward. The Alameda County coroner's bureau was called to the scene at 6:40 p.m., Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told Bay City News. Magliari said the victim was hit by Train 544 traveling from San Jose to Sacramento. The accident occurred on the tracks near Lewelling Boulevard and Via Granada, and authorities believe the teenager who was killed may have been playing a game of dares with three other boys.
Sheriff's Log: Arrests For Carjacking And Pot Growing In Castro Valley
The arrests -- from Castro Valley, Ashland, Cherryland and San Lorenzo -- also include a variety of incidents involving drinking and drugs.
Go On A 'Virtual' Ride-A-Long With Castro Valley CHP
Lt. Christopher Sherry did a virtual ride-a-long that used Twitter to give residents a front row seat on a recent patrol of the area covered by the Castro Valley office of the California Highway Patrol. Tweets included photos of DUI arrests and live updates from the road. Click here to see a compilation of messages from the virtual ride-a-long.