A Matthews Street day care home has been shuttered after the Berkeley woman who ran it lost her license for carrying a concealed weapon and alcohol-related reckless driving.
Tanya Comminey, 49, ran Bright Morning Star Day Care was arrested twice in less than two weeks in December 2009, leading to her no-contest plea on both charges in 2010, the Bay Area News Group is reporting.
Comminey was sentenced to 30 days in jail, served through Alameda County's Work Alternative Program. She also received two years probation and was fined $1,200. The convictions put her in violation of the terms of a three-year probationary license she was granted in April 2008.
A Department of Social Services inspector reported that during a visit Comminey threatened and verbally abused her, tearing down copies of the report that the inspector placed on a wall for parents to view -- as required by law.
Authorities also questioned whether she lived in the Berkeley home, which is required by law, transported children without car seats and heated the home with a kitchen stove.
Comminey's license was revoked on May 7 and ordered the "illegal and unlicensed" operation closed immediately. Someone answered a call by the News Group reporter Wednesday afternoon by saying "Bright Morning Star," but said the owner was not home and declined to answer questions.