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Thousands Without Power In Benicia, Vallejo Outage
SOLANO COUNTY, CA — A power outage was affecting thousands of customers Tuesday night in Benicia and Vallejo. PG&E reported that the outage began at 5:53 p.m. and as of 6:30 p.m. was affecting at least 7,762 residences and businesses.
Area crime: Monday, Tuesday
At about 1:15 p.m. Monday, Vallejo police contacted Roman James Gaspar, 20, of Vallejo, in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked suspiciously in the 300 block of Temple Way, Lt. Herman Robinson said.
20 ways to celebrate the holidays in Napa Valley
Napa Valley is getting into the holiday spirit. Here is a list of upcoming events coming to Napa County. To be included in this calendar, submit event information online: napavalleyregister.com/calendar.
Hotel voyeur arrested in Petaluma said he was inspired by reality TV
PETALUMA (KRON) - Police on Tuesday arrested a suspected hotel voyeur in Petaluma who claimed he was inspired by reality television shows. According to police, the suspect, 30-year-old Javier Martinez of Berkeley, was first reported to police after he was seen by an alleged victim on his hands and k
Mark Hughes: Thank you, Benicia
It has truly been an honor serving our community on the Benicia City Council over the past 13 years, and for 12 years prior to that on the Parks, Recreation, and Cemetery Commission.
‘Sexual favors for cigarettes’: Once facing life, multi-victim East Bay sex offender gets jail term
MARTINEZ — A Discovery Bay man accused of sexually abusing three teen girls — including by giving them marijuana, alcohol and cigarettes in exchange for sex acts — accepted a plea deal that with good behavior could see him freed within a year.
Soltrans’ Sereno Transit Center in Vallejo gets brighter
SolTrans officials say they hope some cosmetic tweaks made to the Sereno Transit Center will make it safer and more comfortable. On Dec. 5, SolTrans Board Chair and Benicia Mayor, Elizabeth Patterson, flipped the switch at the center to turn on the new tree lights that will help to enhance the once
Fremont man charged with attempted murder of 3 Vallejo cops; police name officers involved in Oakland shooting
OAKLAND — Vallejo police have identified the three officers who fired at a heavily armed man during a Nov. 1 shootout here, which followed a 30-mile police chase that reach speeds of 100 miles per hour.
Your Benicia Week-Ahead Weather Forecast
Today, partly cloudy starting tomorrow morning. Partly cloudy throughout the day. High 57, low 41. Chance of precipitation: 9%. Wind 4 mph from the W. Partly cloudy until evening. High 62, low 47.
Crash Into Bakery Causes Fire, Gas Leak In Emeryville
EMERYVILLE, CA — A car crashed into a bakery in Emeryville this morning, causing a small fire and gas leak, Alameda County fire officials said. The crash was reported at 9:50 a.m. and involved multiple vehicles, one of which crashed into Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria at 4301 San Pablo Ave., fire offic
Solano judge grants 2-month delay in case against man accused in CHP officer’s death
VALLEJO — It won’t be until at least February when the man who faces gross vehicular manslaughter charges for the deaths of California Highway Patrol Officer Kirk Griess and a Vallejo man Griess had pulled over for a traffic stop may have dates set for a probable cause hearing.
Survivor Of Deadly, Wrong-Way Crash Remains In Critical Condition
ANDOVER, MA -- The woman who survived a head-on crash on Interstate 495 in Lawrence Wednesday has had three surgeries and has been so heavily sedated that her family has been unable to tell her that her husband, Nelson Rivera, 56, of Lawrence, was pronounced dead at the scene. Lydia Rivera, who rema
Legal proceedings in fatal I-80 crash will resume in February
Court dates continue for a 36-year-old Rocklin man charged with the Interstate 80 deaths in August of a California Highway Patrol officer and a Philippines national. A judge delayed a readiness conference and the setting of a preliminary hearing for Sean Matthew Walker.
3 department heads, 12 other employees, leaving Solano County
FAIRFIELD — The Solano County supervisors on Tuesday will recognize three outgoing department heads and will usher in Phyllis Taynton as the new auditor-controller a little early.
Small earthquake rattles Carquinez Strait
A 2.6-magnitude earthquake rattled the Carquinez Strait area Monday morning. The quake was reported at 4:15 a.m., the U.S. Geological Survey says. It was centered in Vallejo just east of the Carquinez Bridge toll plaza.
Earthquake Rattles Parts Of East Bay, North Bay
CROCKETT, CA — An earthquake struck near Crockett early Monday morning, rattling parts of the East Bay and the North Bay, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The 2.6-magnitude quake was recorded at 4:15 a.m. and was centered 1.2 miles north-northwest of Crockett, 3.1 miles south-southwest of Va
2.6-magnitude quake rattles Vallejo Monday
A 2.6-magnitude quake rattled the Vallejo area early Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake hit about 4:15 a.m. and was centered 1.2 miles north-northwest of Crockett, the USGS reported.
Oakland Raiders fire general manager Reggie McKenzie, report says
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Only one day after theOakland Raiders biggest win of the season, the team has fired general manager Reggie McKenzie, according to a report. NFL reporter Ian Rapoport McKenzie says McKenzie had a meeting with his scouts today where he informed them he was fired. He was given
Benicia Man Identified As Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Car
BENICIA, CA — Authorities identified a Benicia man as a pedestrian who was fatally struck by a car Wednesday night as he tried to cross a local street. Benicia resident Raymond Salas, 70, was hit at about 6 p.m. Wednesday on Military West at West 5th Street, Benicia police said in a statement posted
Bay Area families are opening their homes to asylum seekers: ‘It’s a bold act of resistance’
VALLEJO — Andrea Sorce and Slater Matzke purchased their first home in May — a charming, spacious, three-bedroom tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac along the waterfront. Four months later, a 20-year-old Honduran woman seeking asylum landed on their doorstep. Ingrid Larissa Antunez moved in with the y