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Police identify homeless man killed by falling tree branch in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- An Oakland homeless man died Wednesday night after a tree branch fell on him during the storm. Police have identified him as 42-year-old Anthony Rippee.


The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley, weekend of Jan. 18-21

MLK BREAKFAST There are surprisingly few events that bring many Berkeleyans together. That makes the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration breakfast all the more important. This year’s breakfast will be the eighth, dedicated as always to celebrating the life and work of King (theme for this year


California’s First Family Will Move Out Of Governor’s Mansion To More ‘Kid-Friendly’ Home

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The officer of Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed the first family will be moving into a “more kid-friendly” home in Fair Oaks. The Newsom family purchased a home in the Sacramento area and is currently renovating it. The family of six will move in a few months with their two dogs


Man Driving Stolen Car Arrested In Hercules: Police

HERCULES, CA — Hercules Police arrested a Pittsburg man on Tuesday and recovered a stolen car, according to police reports. In addition, the man arrested, 44-year-old Joshua Leslie Vieth, had three outstanding warrants for prior auto thefts. The stolen vehicle was returned to its owner in Clayton.


Hundreds Of Oakland Teachers Call In Sick To Protest

OAKLAND —Hundreds of Oakland public school teachers didn't show up for work on Friday to stage a protest through the city streets that drew attention to their ongoing labor struggle with the school district's administration.


Oakland Police Manhunt On For Suspect Near Mills College

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police in Oakland were searching for a suspect in an area near Mills College late Friday morning following an apparent pursuit and crash, according to authorities.


Appeals Court Rejects Industry Challenge To California Fuel Standards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has again rejected a challenge by the oil and gas industry to a key part of California’s efforts to fight climate change. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday unanimously upheld the state’s 2015 low carbon fuel standard requ


BB Gun Found At Hercules High School: Police

HERCULES, CA — A student has been suspended after a BB gun was allegedly found in his backpack at Hercules High School, according to police. A school resource officer responded to a report involving a disruptive student in a classroom at 1900 Refugio Valley Road around 3 p.m. Tuesday.


Berkeley BBQ Spot Files Appeal After City Says It Can’t Use Smoker

BERKELEY (KPIX 5) — KC’s Barbecue in Berkeley is known for its tasty ribs and delicious sausages. Perhaps it’s too good; a victim of its own success. Some neighbors who live behind the business complained to the city, saying the barbecue odor and smoke are way too strong for the neighborhood.


Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial Program call for volunteers

Bay Area soon-to-be, practicing and retired law professionals are needed to provide assistance to their future brethren at the upcoming 38th annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial Program, held in late January and early February in the Martinez Court Rooms.


New California murder law leads to inmate's early release

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California judge, citing a new state law, has overturned a prison inmate’s murder conviction and ordered him released from custody. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday that Adnan Khan is believed to be the first California inmate to benefit from a new law l


What you need to know about Bay Area Women's March 2019 in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- On Saturday, thousands of women are expected to unite around the Bay Area and in cities all over the world for the third annual Women's March. This year's theme is #TruthToPower and the#WomensWave.


County EMS Chief Faces Embezzlement and Drug Charges

MARTINEZ — A Contra Costa County official arrested earlier this month is facing felony and misdemeanor charges. The county EMS chief is accused of embezzlement and possession of controlled substances.


Suspected AmCan pimp arrested after hour-long apartment building standoff, officers say

An American Canyon man was arrested Thursday morning after an hour-long standoff outside of his apartment building, according to the Napa Special Investigations Bureau. Bureau detectives began investigating sex trafficking in American Canyon after receiving leads in recent weeks, according to a bure


Weekend Events In The Bay Area

Elton John's Yellow Brick Road tour will be in Oakland tonight/Friday 01/18 and at the SAP Center on Saturday 01/19. Tickets are SOLD OUT but you can still find some on StubHub.com!


Police Searching For 3 Women Who Stole Jackets in Berkeley

Police in Berkeley are looking for three women in two bold grab and go thefts. In both incidents, the women made off with thousands of dollars in clothing, and both cases were caught on camera.


Fremont family killed in crash during Bay Area storm identified

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - A mudslide on a major Northern California freeway just north of the Golden Gate Bridge snarled the morning commute as road conditions throughout the state deteriorated amid heavy rain and snow.


Sunrise In El Sobrante: Photo Of The Day

EL SOBRANTE, CA — Early risers, whether by natural inclination or by necessity because of schedules, are often rewarded with a beautiful sunrise. Suzanne Fox snapped this beauty in El Sobrante in mid-December. Thank you for sharing, Suzanne!


Wine & Chocolate Walk tickets available

BENICIA — About 30 different wines will be poured inside Benicia businesses Feb. 2 for the Wine & Chocolate Walk in downtown. The event take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Attendees will taste fine wines and chocolate pairings.


Furloughed Workers: Apply For Free School Lunches

BERKELEY, CA — As the partial government shutdown continues, some families that are missing paychecks are struggling. The Berkeley Unified School District on Friday started telling families to apply for free or reduced breakfasts and lunches for the duration of the shutdown.