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Fatal Head-On Crash; Public Masturbator; Brush Fire: Patch PM
NORTH BAY, CA – Missed today's headlines? Here are the Patch stories from Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties that people are talking about today:
William Imboden Sworn In As Hercules Police Chief
In September 2018 Chief Imboden was selected, after a nationwide search, to fill the position of retired Chief William Goswick.
After allegedly killing his lifelong friend, East Bay man survived a self-inflicted headshot. DA says it was all over $20,000 debt
MARTINEZ — On April 3, 2017, a manager with Alta Bates hospital arrived at an El Cerrito apartment complex. He was looking for Steve Gagnon, 50, an employee who hadn’t shown up for work and wasn’t picking up his phone.
Woolsey Fire: Body found in burned Agoura Hills home
"It's just tragic," said neighborhood resident Lou Hlavieck. "Nobody wants to lose anything. You don't want to lose property. People have their lives in this. They have their past and their future tied up in this. To lose your life, that's just tragic."
Warriors suspend Draymond Green for Kevin Durant confrontation
OAKLAND - After Draymond Green lost his cool, even by his combustible standards, the Warriors silenced their outspoken forward the only way possible Tuesday night. They suspended him for one game as punishment for his heated argument with Kevin Durant, leaving the Warriors to confront public infight
Brush Fire Threatens Homes Near Vacaville
The fire, logged at about 1 p.m. at five to seven acres, was reported around 12:20 p.m. at Gibson Canyon Road and Hilltop Lane and multiple structures on Pamela Lane are threatened, fire officials said on Facebook.
Man shot in East Oakland
OAKLAND — A 30-year-old man was shot Tuesday afternoon as he said he was walking in East Oakland, police said Wednesday.The man was in stable condition at a hospital.The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2000 block of 25th Avenue.The man told police he was walking when he heard gunsho
Jonestown survivors lost only life they knew, built new ones
The 21-year-old Indiana native felt pride pioneering in the distant jungle of Guyana, South America. As a self-taught bulldozer operator, he worked alongside other Peoples Temple members in the humid heat, his blade carving roads and sites for wooden buildings with metal roofs. More than 900 people
FasTrak Flex can be exploited by toll lane cheaters: Roadshow
A:This is a problem in the toll lane system. If a solo driver sets the Flex transponder to 2 or 3, the only way now they can be caught is if a CHP unit spots them. That will change when cameras are installed, but there are kinks to work out before that happens.
East Bay firefighters free 92-year-old man’s head from storm drain
According to the weekly Hercules police blotter, officers arrived to an area near the intersection of Village Parkway and Forest Run, and found a 92-year-old man, in a ditch, with his head trapped in a storm drain.
Families mourn as first victims of California fire are named
PARADISE, Calif. - Ernest Foss was a musician who gave lessons out of his home when he lived in San Francisco, where an amplifier that ran the length of a wall served as the family's living room couch. Carl Wiley refurbished tires for Michelin. Jesus Fernandez, known as "Zeus," was described as a lo
INTERVIEW: Walnut Creek named hardest working city in America
WALNUT CREEK (KRON) - It's no secret there are a lot of hardworking people in the Bay Area, but according to a new study, some of the hardest working people are in Walnut Creek. That city was named the hardest working city in America. Joining KRON4 on Tuesday night is the mayor of Walnut Creek--Just
Man leads deputies on chase from Vallejo to Rodeo, sheriff says
John Hall-Jones, 30, allegedly initiated the chase after a Solano County deputy attempted to pull him over for a vehicle code violation on Benicia Road, in Vallejo. Instead of stopping, Hall-Jones took off and got onto Interstate 80, police said.
Firefighters extinguish Concord grass fire caused by model rocket
A Contra Costa County Fire Protection District fire investigator found the remains of a homemade model rocket at the ignition site of a grass fire Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 in Concord’s Crystyl Ranch neighborhood. (Courtesy Contra Costa County Fire Protection District)
Alleged car thief nabbed after crashing into police car
Allen Anderson, 23, of American Canyon in Napa County, was captured by a police dog after he ran from the crash down a nearby alley.
What Bay Area city is America's hardest-working?
Congratulations, Walnut Creek. You are No. 1. Although depending on your point of view, this title may be either something to be proud of, or something that will make you take a hard look at how much time you are spending in the office. According to data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statis
'It looks like the moon, there's nothing there': Richmond woman loses California home in wildfire
Catherine Beverly-Bishop grew up in Richmond and graduated from VCU. She has spent the past seven years working for the National Park Service in Malibu, California. Beverly-Bishop and her family say these wildfires whipped through the area so fast, reducing their homes to ashes.
Exhibit honoring Berkeley’s sanctuary city status opens at Veterans Memorial Building
A new exhibit, “Building Bridges, Not Walls: Berkeley, America’s First Sanctuary City,” opened Sunday morning at the Veterans Memorial Building in Berkeley.
Several Schools closed due to poor air quality caused by smoke form Camp Fire
SCOE: Headwaters, Amarosa, special ed programs including Transition and preschool
Arts of Point Richmond exhibit at El Sol Restaurant, Point Richmond - El Cerrito, CA Patch
The Arts of Point Richmond is pleased to present an exhibition of Shelby Sampson’s paintings through Feb 5, 2019, at El Sol Mexican Restaurant, 101 Park Place, Point Richmond.