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East Bay men arrested, others sought in L.A. auto burglary spree

LOS ANGELES — In the wake of two Oakland men’s arrests last weekend in connection with a vehicle-burglary spree, police are urging visiting drivers in at least two of the city’s Westside neighborhoods to exercise caution.


Milpitas grandmother arrested in murder of 3-year-old grandson

MILPITAS (KRON) - A 70-year-old grandmother was arrested on the suspicion of murdering her 3-year-old grandson, according to the Milpitas Police Department. On Monday, police received a 911 call reporting an unresponsive child at a home located on the 700 block of Luz Del Sol Loop.


See El Cerrito, Oakland, Alameda gardens that went native

Mark May 5 to celebrate native plant gardens. That’s when Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour returns for its 15th year, highlighted by 37 gardens in Alameda and Contra Costa counties that spotlight native plants and gardens imparting a sense of something uniquely Californian.


Oakland school honors student, mother killed in hit-and-run

OAKLAND, Calif. (BCN) - International Community School in Oakland on Thursday afternoon will march and hold a vigil for their kindergartener Angel Garcia-Vasquez and his mother Alma Vasquez, who were both killed by a hit-and-run driver last Saturday.


A lack of love for new name for Alameda’s Haight school

ALAMEDA — Not everyone loves the proposed new name for Henry Haight Elementary School. Officials with the Alameda Unified School District decided to change the school’s name after learning that Haight, an early California governor, espoused racist views.


Southern California hit by tiny earthquakes every 3 minutes, study finds

WASHINGTON -- There's a whole lot of shakin' going on in Southern California - 10 times more than seismologists had thought. But most of those earthquakes are so tiny that no one feels them.


Chp, Alameda Co. Sheriff's Office Asks For Public's Help Locating Missing, At-Risk Woman

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office and the California Highway Patrol are asking for the public's help in locating an at-risk, 67-year-old woman who was last seen in Hayward on Tuesday afternoon.


Dressed in period gear, SF Mayor London Breed leads remembrance of 1906 Earthquake

San Francisco Mayor London Breed created quite an impression arriving in early 20th century period wear for the 1906 Earthquake and Fire Remembrance ceremony at Lotta's Fountain on Thursday morning.


City Of Alameda's Electric Rates To Change In July

From AMP:Electric rates will change on July 1 in the city of Alameda. At its regular meeting on April 15, the city's Public Utilities Board approved a 2.5 percent overall average rate increase for residential and commercial customers.


New coalition announces opposition to proposed Oakland A's ballpark at Howard Terminal

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A new coalition took to the steps of Oakland City Hall Thursday to formally announce their opposition to the Oakland A's plan to build a new stadium at the busy Howard Terminal.


4 music events to plan for in Oakland this weekend

If you love to take advantage of the music offerings near you, this weekend offers several great reasons to leave the house. From gospel to reggae, read on for a local music to-do list to fill your calendar this week.


Active police standoff in Benicia, man threatening to harm relative

BENICIA, Calif. (BCN) - Police and hostage negotiators are talking Thursday evening with a Benicia resident who claims he is armed and threatening to hurt a person who lives with him, police said.


Man fatally shot April 8 in East Oakland is identified

OAKLAND — A man fatally shot in East Oakland April 8 was identified by police Thursday as Derrick Prim, 45. Prim, who authorities said was a transient, was found dead from gunshot wounds about 7:27 a.m. April 8 in the 3200 block of Davis Street in the Fruitvale area.


Man shot multiple times near Oakland Estuary

OAKLAND — A man was in critical condition Thursday after he was shot multiple times Wednesday night in a parking lot near the Oakland Estuary, authorities said. The name of the 22-year-old man, who police were told was a Stockton resident, was not released.


Jeff Adachi's Widow Condemns SFPD Leak of Death Details

Weeks after the sudden death of San Francisco's public defender there are new questions being raised -- not about Jeff Adachi's death itself but about who leaked the details. Wilson Walker reports. (4-18-19)


Bring on the Benedicts: 5 top spots in San Francisco for your Easter breakfast or brunch

With Easter this weekend and Mother's Day just around the corner, it's the most brunch-happy time of the year. Here are the best spots in San Francisco to check out the next time you're planning a leisurely breakfast or brunch with friends or family.


SF police get an earful from city supervisors about leaked Adachi report

San Francisco supervisors castigated the city’s Police Department Thursday over a pair of recent stumbles in which sensitive private information — including an incident report related to the death of former Public Defender Jeff Adachi, a vocal police critic — was improperly released to the public.


BART trains suspended in Contra Costa County this weekend

On Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, BART will suspend train service between Concord and Pleasant Hill, the first of four planned suspensions in coming weeks so that crews can replace aging tracks on the yellow line.


Amber Alert issued for missing California teen

Two murder suspects considered "armed and dangerous" in California were last seen driving a car with a Nevada license plate. It's believed the teen daughter of one of the suspects is with them.


‘We didn’t want anyone to get hurt’: Pittsburg cops describe armed standoff where officers killed suspect

MARTINEZ — In a coroner’s inquest hearing Thursday morning, several Pittsburg officers described the armed standoff last October where police shot a 37-year-old man, killing him.