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Police seek two after armed robbery of pedestrian in Pleasanton

PLEASANTON — Two people robbed a person who was walking on a pedestrian path Thursday night, police said. Both suspects got away. One of them was a man who police said was 25 to 35 years old and wore a white hooded sweatshirt. They had no description of any kind for the other.


James Logan HS student stabbed 3 times, suspect ID'd as another student

UNION CITY, Calif. -- A student at James Logan High School in Union City was stabbed three times on campus Friday, and another student has been identified as the suspect. Police are not releasing the suspect's name.


Victim Robbed, Injured While On Pleasanton Pedestrian Path: PPD

PLEASANTON, CA — Two men armed with handguns robbed a man who was walking on a Pleasanton pedestrian path Thursday evening, police said. Just before 9 p.m., the victim was walking eastbound on the pedestrian path on Bernal Avenue near Oak Vista Way when he was approached by two suspects.


Bay Area high school on lockdown after student is stabbed

A high school north of Fremont was put on lockdown Friday after a student was stabbed on the campus, police said. Union City police reported they were investigating the attack of a student “while at school.” Officers were searching for a suspect near James Logan High School, where the stabbing occur


Governor Orders More DNA Testing in 1983 California Killings

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered DNA testing on evidence that a death-row inmate says would prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.


Hazmat; Missing Teen Safe: Pleasanton, East Bay Police Logs

EAST BAY, CA – The following is a week's collection of weekly police, court and fire stories from around the East Bay. Max Merrell was last seen in Dublin on February 12. The cause of the Valentine's Day fire at Georgia Pacific in San Leandro has been determined.


Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Human Trafficking Victims Across Bay Area

Martinez, Calif. – On February 19, Hilario Martinez Jr. pleaded guilty to seven felonies involving sex trafficking, pimping and threatening multiple female victims, one of whom was a minor who ran away from home. Judge David Goldstein accepted Martinez Jr’s disposition and the 33-year-old defendant


Hail Delay: Pleasanton's Photo Of The Week

PLEASANTON, CA — Patcher reader Brendan Cook shared this photo taken during the recent hail storm, which delayed players on Amador Valley High School baseball field. Cell phones capture amazing images. If you have an awesome photo of nature, breath-taking scenery, kids caught being kids, a pet doing


Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn't honor ICE detainer, feds say

The illegal immigrant killed Sunday in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE's objection on several occasions -- including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.


14 California wine festivals and beer events in March and beyond

From St. Patrick’s Day pub crawls to winery barrel tastings and a paella party — with wine, of course — here’s what’s happening on the Bay Area’s wine, beer and cocktail scene in March and beyond.


Here are Oakland teachers' salaries compared to other Bay Area school districts

OAKLAND (KRON) - Money is one of the main reasons Oakland teachers are on strike. Bay Area housing costs are soaring -- and commutes are getting longer. Here's a look at teacher salaries in several other local school districts.


Best Bay Area fried chicken sandwich? And the winner is…

Starbird has won our Best Bay Area fried-chicken sandwich contest against Pinky & Red’s, 54 percent to 46 percent. One month ago, we asked readers to nominate their favorite Bay Area chicken shops and launched our bracket-style competition between the top 16. You voted that down to the Elite Eight,


Another Atmospheric River will bring heavy rain to Bay Area next week

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - If you thought we were done with all the rain, think again. Atmospheric River Part 2 is headed toward the Bay Area!. While Friday will be sunny and comfortable, you can expect increasing cloud cover with a chance of rain starting Sunday.


Woman rescued after going over cliff at Fort Funston, crews searching for second victim

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -- San Francisco fire crews are searching for a woman who's believed to be buried at Fort Funston after a cliff collapse Friday afternoon. A source tells KRON4 that two women and a dog were walking on the beach when the cliff collapsed. One woman was rescued by San Francisco fir


Sinkholes are popping up all over California, thanks to the rain. Here’s what to know

Sinkholes are rare in California, but the heavy rains this winter produced several dangerous ones around the state. A sinkhole is an area of ground that has no natural external surface drainage – when it rains, all the water stays inside the sinkhole and typically drains into the subsurface. There a


Beloved Bay Area musician Bobby Simmons dies after fall

Guy Arrostuto will never forget the gig he did with Bobby Simmons some 25 years ago at the long-defunct Redwood Inn. The place was packed and the tip jar had to have more than $100 by the second break, Arrostuto remembers.


Love for the ages at Stoneridge Creek

Love was certainly in the air this Valentine's Day weekend at Stoneridge Creek, where more than 20 wedding gowns (including one dating back to 1907) were on display as part of a Valentine's week exhibit at the senior-living community in Pleasanton.


Former Fremont police officer charged with first-degree child sex assault

A former Fremont police officer was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexual assault of a child. Austin Williams, 33, was charged in a warrant with two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child and other related charges, court documents show.


In some Bay Area cities, making $200,000 a year means you’re middle class

Middle class incomes in some Bay Area cities are among the fastest growing in the country, but the definition of middle class in the region is reaching staggering levels. San Francisco ranked number one for middle-class income growth among the nation’s 200 largest cities, followed by Oakland and Fre


Pleasanton: South Bay boy wins Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

Rishik Gandhasri, a seventh-grader from San Jose, took the top spot last Sunday at the 2019 Scripps Bay Area Regional Spelling Bee, held in Pleasanton's Amador Theater. Gandhasri swept the competition and closed out the victory by correctly spelling "guanabana," a type of tropical fruit. Runner-up V