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Vallejo police shot man more than 20 times, attorney John Burris says

VALLEJO — A 20-year-old man shot and killed by six officers on Feb. 9 was struck more than 20 times, an attorney representing his family said. Vallejo police declined to comment Tuesday on the new information released by Oakland attorney John Burris about Willie McCoy’s death outside a Vallejo Taco


Man Killed In Napa Deputy-Involved Shooting Fired First: Sheriff

NAPA VALLEY, CA — Napa County Sheriff's investigators are reviewing images from the body camera of a deputy who shot and killed a man sitting in his car alongside a rural road near Napa late Sunday night, a sheriff's spokesman said.


Trump Administration Plans to Cancel $929M for California's High-Speed Rail Project

The Trump administration plans to cancel $929 million in U.S. money for California's beleaguered high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion it's already spent.


Lake County man shoots at unexpected visitors from Oakland area

Four Bay Area men blamed their GPS for routing them to the wrong Kelseyville address Saturday night, leading a homeowner to fire his handgun at the strange visitors when they arrived at his rural home, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.


Solano County agencies aid in rescue of stranded hot air balloon passengers

VALLEJO — A handful of Solano County agencies assisted in the rescue of about a dozen hot air ballon passengers following an unscheduled landing Sunday, according to a CHP post on Facebook.


Diablo Dish: New American Eatery Opens in Martinez

Danville gets Lottie’s Creamery and Philz Coffee; Market Tavern is now open in Dublin; Rahma Mediterranean Market gets an update; celebrate bacon and bubbles in downtown Pleasanton; and more Dish.


Benicia Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

BENICIA, CA — Here's a look at the week-ahead weather, as reported by Darksky. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Clear throughout the day. Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.


Experts say rare mega-storm to hit California will be 3 times as damaging as San Andreas earthquake

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - A warning for California: get ready for the "other big one." That's what scientists are calling the rare mega-storm, which is predicted to cause three times as much damage as a major earthquake that would hit along the San Andreas Fault.


California lawmaker proposes building new lanes on 2 major highways with no speed limit

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - A California lawmaker wants to build new lanes on two highways -- with no speed limit. Senator John Moorlach says it's all in an effort to cut back on air pollution and greenhouse gases.


3 men shot dead at California home in upscale, gated community; homicide investigation launched

Authorities are investigating the deaths of three men who were shot and killed inside a California home located in a gated community Monday. Los Angeles fire officials discovered the men’s bodies inside the Porter Ranch house after someone “associated with the people inside the house” called 911 and


Solano County Fair Board has full agenda for Wednesday meeting

VALLEJO – The Solano County Fair Board will continue to work on “reinventing” itself with a variety of reports about its responsibilities and its changing relationship with Solano County.


What students, parents can expect during Oakland teacher strike

OAKLAND (KRON) -- A teacher's strike is fast approaching in Oakland -- and though schools will be open, the district says it will not be "school as usual" for students. Teachers are expected to strike Thursday, but district officials say they will do what they can to minimize the impact on students'


Benicia High wrestling team sends grapplers to state meet

The Benicia High boys and girls wrestling teams did well at the North Coast Section championship meets and both squads will be sending wrestlers to the state meet. As a team the girls finished in seventh place and will send Amanda Ajari (235 pounds)


Martinez: Junior High Student Arrested After Threatening Message Written on Bathroom Mirror

On Tuesday, February 19, Martinez Police officers were dispatched to the Martinez Junior High School for threatening graffiti written on a bathroom mirror. Police say through a cooperative investigation with school staff, it was determined a male student wrote in marker on a bathroom mirror that he


Innovator Jim Dunlop ‘as important as Fender’

The man who ventured from Scotland to the United States with a few hundred bucks in his pocket, a pregnant wife and no job and built a global guitar accessory empire was honored by 500 friends and supporters Tuesday at the Green Valley Country Club.


16-year-old, three others arrested in Oakland BART station robbery

OAKLAND — Four suspects, including two males and two females ranging in age from 16 to 19, were arrested Monday in the iPhone robbery of a woman at the Lake Merritt BART station, authorities said Tuesday.


Pittsburg Police Officer Involved in Crash Tuesday Morning

The Pittsburg Police Department is currently investigating a vehicle crash that occurred just after 11:00 am at Loveridge Road and E Leland Road in the City of Pittsburg. Pittsburg Police did confirm the officer is okay.


Trump Takes Aim At California On Twitter Over Border Emergency Lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — President Donald Trump fired off two social media salvos aimed at California Tuesday after the state took the lead in a lawsuit challenging his declaration of a national emergency along the border with Mexico.


Vote: Best Bay Area fried chicken sandwich? Here’s the Top Two

Wow, just wow. We started this bracket-style showdown between Bay Area fried-chicken sandwich spots, because we figured everyone eats chicken and would want to weigh in on a heated debate among foodies: Who makes the tastiest, crunchiest, most delicious fried chicken sammie in the Bay Area?


Distracted Driving Crackdown Underway In Concord, Police Say

CONCORD, CA — The Concord Police Department is conducting another distracted driving crackdown today — Tuesday, Feb. 19. Officers are focusing their efforts on drivers who are talking, texting, using an app or any other action on their phone that is not hands-free and violates California's cellphone