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Bay Area Attorney Used Shoe Camera to Film up Girl’s Dress on Easter: Police

A Bay Area attorney tried recording up a girl’s dress on Easter Sunday by attaching a camera to his shoe, police said. The man “moved his shoe so that the camera was under a female juvenile’s dress,” authorities said. When confronted, he ran off and was later caught by Walnut Creek officers.


Benicia Man Surrenders After 8-Hour Standoff: Police

BENICIA, CA — A Benicia man who was arrested Thursday night following an hours-long standoff with police, hostage negotiators and SWAT team members was the same person accused in a bomb scare April 5 that prompted the closure of the Benicia Bridge, police said in a news release.


PG&E Giving Away Trees To Benicia, Vallejo Customers

VALLEJO, CA — PG&E and the Arbor Day Foundation are giving away 250 trees to their customers in Vallejo and Benicia. Residents may pick up their free tree on April 27 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the PG&E MGP Community Office at 1225 Sonoma Blvd. in Vallejo.


Intense fire consumes Stockton lumber yard

STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) — A six-alarm fire consumed a pallet and lumber business on West Scotts Avenue in Stockton Tuesday morning. Stockton firefighters were called to the area at 3 a.m. Towering flames were seen throughout the morning hours, but the fire had been reduced to white smoke as of 7 a.m


FBI, Oakland police swarm residential home, arrest man on suspicion of bank robbery charge

OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Oakland police and the FBI on Tuesday arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicioun of bank robbery, taking him into custody at a hospital where his wife recently gave birth to their second child, sources and neighbors said.


3 injured in shooting in Stockton parking lot

STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) — Three men were injured in a shooting following a large fight in a parking lot near West Lane and Knickerbocker Drive on Monday night, Stockton police said.


Benicia High tennis sweeps Alhambra

The Benicia High tennis team swept Alhambra 9-0 on Monday. Getting wins in singles play for the Panthers was Amir Adel, Kai Wills, Ethan Ancheta, Jackson Moyer, Albert Netro and Aidan Coan. Wills won 6-0, 6-0. Netro and Coan won by default.


Power out to 15,000, Stockton firefighter injured

STOCKTON — A five-alarm fire just south of downtown Stockton early today caused damage in the millions of dollars, created a major electrical power outage and sent one firefighter to the hospital.


Illegal ammo, pepper spray possession lead to arrest in American Canyon, police say

A Benicia man arrested Saturday night in American Canyon was found with materials forbidden for a convicted felon to own, according to police. At 10:31 p.m., officers were called to the Wal-Mart at 7011 Main St. after reports of a suspicious RV parked outside the store, according to Sgt. Jeff Matloc


Woman holding gun and baby makes bomb threat at California Easter services: Police

A woman allegedly wielding an unloaded gun in one hand and holding a baby in the other interrupted an Easter service at a Southern California church by shouting bomb threats before she was detained by worshippers, police said.


Driver headed for Coachella dies on her 21st birthday in California crash

A Gardena woman headed for the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio died after she was thrown from the Jeep she was driving when it overturned as she was using her cell phone, the California Highway Patrol said Monday.


San Quentin Inmate Death Under Investigation

A San Quentin death row inmate is dead after he was found unresponsive in his jail cell over the weekend. Authorities say Miguel Angel Magallon had been on death row for more than nine years. He was convicted for the 2004 murder of a Los Angeles County police officer. The 35-year-old Magallon was fo


Two New Restaurants To Check In Oakland’s Uptown Neighborhood

Here’s two new restaurants to check out in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood. Brown Sugar Kitchen is a soul food breakfast and lunch spot operated by French-trained chef Tanya Holland.


Oakland mayor: Coliseum deal with A’s should benefit East Oakland

Oakland’s mayor implored the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to consider the impact on neighbors of a potential sale of the county’s share of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum to the A’s baseball team.


‘Queer California’ LGBTQ exhibit in Oakland is not what you’ll expect

After years of consideration, the Oakland Museum of California decided it would edge out of the mainstream to explore the state’s LGBTQ history and culture — that is, the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning people.


Toddler who fell from Oakland fire escape has died: coroner

OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - An 18-month-old boy who fell from a fire escape at a downtown apartment building on Friday where his family lives has died, the coroner said. The Alameda County Coroner’s Office confirmed Monday that David Rivera-Vargas died Saturday afternoon at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hosp


Vallejo Traffic Call Turns Into Shooting Investigation

VALLEJO (CBS SF) — Police who responded Monday afternoon to the scene of a traffic accident on Illinois Street in Vallejo discovered the driver of that car had been shot multiple times a short time earlier about a mile away, officers said.


Multiple crews responding to report of possible explosive device

OAKLAND HILLS (KRON) - Authorities are responding to a possible explosive device inside a home in Alameda County Tuesday. In a tweet, the Alameda County Sheriff said its Bomb Squad, FBI San Francisco, and the Oakland Police Department were responding.


Woman arrested after 7 puppies dumped in plastic bag in California, shelter says

The woman allegedly caught on camera dumping a bag of puppies next to a recycling bin in Coachella, California, was arrested Monday. Deborah Sue Culwell, 55, was taken into custody around 5:30 p.m. on suspicion of felony animal cruelty, Riverside County Animal Services told Fox News.


A's get good news on new ballpark front

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Assembly Bill 1191, authored by Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), passed the California State Assembly Natural Resources Committee by a 7-0 vote Monday evening. AB 1191 is intended to support the development of the Howard Terminal site in Oakland to include a baseball ballpark for the Oak