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KRON Reporter Reunites Carlos Santana with Former Bandmate Now on the Streets

A San Francisco reporter known more for his “People Behaving Badly” reports turned a chance encounter on the streets of East Oakland into a reunion of two men whose lives have taken very different paths. One man lives in a camper on the streets of Oakland and once played in a band called the original Santana Blues Band. The other is Carlos Santana.

KRON reporter Stanley Roberts said he was reporting on illegal dumping in East Oakland when he saw a man named Marcus Malone sorting through trash. After answering a few questions, Malone told Roberts he once played with Santana.

According to the story, the Bay Area guitar legend saw the report. But when his attempts to locate Malone failed, his manager called the station. Roberts found Malone and brought the pair together.

“It’s an honor to be in your presence,” said Santana after seeing Malone again. “I always cherish you, man. You and your family were so gracious to us.”

The story was also featured on CNN last weekend.

According to KRON, Santana intends to record some songs with his old band, with Malone back on percussion.

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KRON Reporter Doesn’t Report Crime, He Reports on ‘People Behaving Badly’

roberts_pbb_croppedStanley Roberts said he doesn’t report on crime. He told SF Weekly, “I do the quality-of-life issues that affect us all.”

SF Weekly recently did a profile on Roberts whose franchise on the San Francisco Bay Area’s independent station KRON is called “People Behaving Badly.”

Roberts travels the Bay Area looking for people doing things, well, badly. Do you ride your bike through stop signs? Did you forget to publicly post your restaurant’s most current health department report? If the answer is yes, chances are you’ll run into Roberts at some point.

A couple of years ago when Roberts recorded a man who was getting a ticket from the CHP for driving illegally in a carpool lane, he became the subject of a viral video. (watch the video after the jump)

He refers to the misbehavior he’s been seeking out for nearly eight years as “minutiae … there are always more important things.” But this, for his own reasons, is what he’s compelled to film. And, God help us, it’s what we’re compelled to watch. Footage of city workers dozing on the job or men hurling buckets of human filth onto one another on Seventh and Market are wildly popular, even in far-off lands where, perhaps, this may qualify as normal behavior.

Roberts’ inbox is constantly full. KRON established a hotline just for his segment. When he’s on BART, fellow riders monopolize his commute with People Behaving Badly pitches; his minor adventures have earned him celebrity status. In a moment of unintended irony, Roberts was asked, “So, is someone behaving badly here?” by a tone-deaf guest at a funeral both were attending. Read more

KRON’s Stanley Roberts Attacked While Reporting in Berkeley

KRON reporter Stanley Roberts was attacked while shooting his “People Behaving Badly” segment in Berkeley Thursday afternoon. Roberts got into a scuffle with three men who did not want to be filmed, according to the Oakland Tribune:

Even though Roberts tried to move on, they would not leave him alone, and suddenly, he was attacked from behind. “I never saw it coming,” he said.

When the first man attacked, Roberts said he turned around, grabbed him by the throat and pushed him up against a wall, telling him to not touch him before he let him go. Roberts then said he tried to walk away but that the men followed him and attacked again. “I decided that time I was going to fight back,” he said.

During the scuffle, Roberts had his press credentials stolen and his $5,000 camera and $1,000 microphone broken before police arrived. Roberts said he suffered a sprained back and minor cuts and abrasions, but did not require medical attention at the scene.

‘Elmo Shirt Guy’ Talks to KTLA About His Run-In with KRON’s Stanley Roberts

The young man known as “Elmo Shirt Guy” on YouTube went on KTLA this week to talk about his notorious run-in with KRON reporter Stanley Roberts (video above).

In the interview, Daniel Josey says that Roberts drew attention to him getting in the carpool lane, leading a highway patrol officer to ticket him for being alone in the car.  Among the other revelations in the interview: the famous Elmo shirt is from H&M. Read more

Guy Rips Into KRON’s Stanley Roberts: ‘Why don’t they have you filming what’s going on in Oakland?’

KRON’s Stanley Roberts is used to shaming people on-camera for his popular “People Behaving Badly” series, but the tables were turned recently when Roberts began filming a loquacious young man who had been pulled over for driving alone in the carpool lane (video above).

“Why don’t they have you down there filming what’s going on in Oakland?” the guy asked Roberts, dismissing him with a hand wave. “They got your fat, lazy, non-relevant, non-factor ass out here filming highway patrol shit. That tells you how much you’re worth at your job.” Ouch.

And, with an Elmo t-shirt and a few finger wags, the video has now officially gone viral. Read more