After receiving many complaints from Oakland neighbors about illegal alcohol sales, drug use, and loud music played well beyond the mandated 2 a.m. last call, an unlicensed basement club at 36112th Street was raided and its proprietors arrested earlier this month.
The Chronicle and Mercury News report that authorities nabbed 72 liquor bottles plus beer and wine in a "significant amount," along with $400 in cash presumably from bar sales and baggies of what anyone's intuition would say were drugs, but that's unconfirmed. (These appeared to have been tossed on the floor when the raid began.)
A tweet from the club in 2012, dubbed Studio 361, appears to be its last ill-advised social media communiqué.
"[A] disc jockey, a dance floor and several smoking rooms for its patrons” were all part of the layout for the club, which undercover agents had visited several times in order to, er, confirm the illegal activity according to officials. In fact, the undercover investigation by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and Oakland police department spanned months before the raid occurred about two weeks ago.
The alleged club impresarios are Everett Alfonsa Herbert, 48, of Alameda and Tuvai Gedion Sua, 37, of Pittsburg. On the night of the raid they were arrested, cited, and released.