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City of Oakley seizes property in eminent domain claim

Oakley leaders will seize a portion of Main Street property through eminent domain to accommodate a future train platform station and parking lot project. The landowners, Douglas and Lori Scheer, rejected the city’s undisclosed purchase offer for a narrow 7,927-square-foot area along the railroad tr


Bay Area forecast: ‘Atmospheric river’ storm may impact region next week

With the possibility of another “atmospheric river” storm hitting Northern California early next week, this February is shaping up to be one of the wettest ever in the Bay Area.


Episode 036: Oakley Police Chief Eric Christensen

On this episode, I chat with Oakley Police Chief Eric Christensen on a variety of topics including why he came back to the City of Oakley and what he looks for when hiring new officers. We get into community policing and importance of communication, working on homeless and mental illness within a co


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.


Oakley brings back the popular training class

For the last four years, Oakley Economic Development has sponsored a 10-week program for existing Oakley business owners looking to improve their businesses or Oakley residents serious about starting up a new business.


Family of ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez files $20 million wrongful death claim against Southern California city

Attorneys representing the mother of actress Vanessa Marquez, who police shot and killed in August 2018, filed a $20 million wrongful death claim against South Pasadena on Wednesday, alleging that officers acted negligently and unlawfully during the incident that began as a welfare check call. Autho


7 amazing SF Bay Area things to do this weekend, Feb. 22-24

Are we the only ones trying to fight off an early case of Spring Fever? Maybe it’s the fact that it’s NOT supposed to rain all over us for a change that we’ve got that Johnny Nash song in our heads (“I Can See Clearly Now …”) and are ready for a serious infusion of food and tasty adult beverages thi


Two Bay Area men convicted in bid-rigging scheme

A federal jury Wednesday convicted two Bay Area men of conspiring to defraud the United States and commit mail and wire fraud in connection with a plot to rig bids for the construction of a building at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


California prosecutors will hit legal roadblock in seeking death penalty against suspect in 1973 murder

California prosecutors have said they're weighing capital punishment for the man accused of strangling an 11-year-old girl in 1973 — but legal experts insisted Thursday that's not possible.


Pittsburg Traffic Cop Clocks Driver Going 108-MPH

The Pittsburg Police Department announced Thursday that they clocked a driver speeding at a 108-mph before Sergeant Terry made the traffic stop. The incident occurred around 12:00 pm on Wednesday on Highway 4.


Cold snap: Snow flurries possible for all of Southern California except coast

PALMDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- Low-lying regions of Southern California may see some rare snow Thursday as a big blast of cold air moves into the region. The cold front is moving down from Nevada, and it could mean snow could fall anywhere in the Southland, except for the coastline, which is a very rare


Gas Leak Near San Francisco's Hall of Justice Capped, Streets Reopened

A gas leak that prompted a shelter in place advisory at San Francisco's Hall of Justice Thursday morning has been capped, according to PG&E. The leak occurred when just after 10 a.m. when construction crews not related to PG&E punctured a 2-inch natural gas line near Seventh and Bryant streets, San


It’s almost time for California’s super bloom!

That sound you hear from Southern California in the coming days and weeks could be the deserts exploding in Technicolor. Desert-watchers say the Golden State is likely in for another ”super bloom” of wildflowers like the one we experienced in 2017. All the ingredients for the colorful cocktail are i


Bay Area Rapper Willie Bo Reportedly Shot At 25 Times By Vallejo Police

His family's lawyer suggests the cops' fatal actions were "overkill." (AllHipHop News) In a violent police interaction that is reminiscent of the 1999 shooting of Amadou Diallo in New York, attorney Melissa Nold is accusing the Vallejo, California police of excessive force. 20-year-old rapper Willie


California prisons to drop $5 fee they charge to inmates for doctor visits

Starting in March, California inmates will no longer need to make copayments when they go in for medical help. The payments are no longer necessary, as they offer “minimal fiscal benefit” and “may hinder patients from seeking care,” according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilit


UPDATE: Former Clayton Woman Found Dead In El Dorado County

The former Clayton woman who was missing since Valentine’s Day in El Dorado County, has been found dead, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. On Feb.20 at about 4:30 p.m., deputies from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to investigate an unresponsive female in a ve


Latest location of California bikini-barista coffee shop encounters criticism: 'Just disgusting'

The opening of a new bikini-barista coffee stand in California’s Bay Area is drawing the eyes – and the ire – of nearby residents. The latest location of Pink Pantherz Espresso, a coffee chain that employs bikini- or lingerie-clad servers, is being criticized as “disgusting” and “disrespectful” afte


White House Breaks Off Talks With California Over Mileage Standard Dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration broke off vehicle mileage standards talks with California on Thursday, moving the two closer to a possible court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto industry.


No speed limit? That could become a reality for two California highways

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make the state part of an exclusive club: The state would become one of the rare places in the world with highways with no speed limit.


Wet February causes big dent in California drought conditions

LOS ANGELES -- February storms have caused a significant dent in California's drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday that just over 67 percent of the state is totally free of any level of dryness.