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Thieves thwarted in try to steal ATM from Oakland store

OAKLAND — Three burglars were unsuccessful Friday morning in their attempt for a quick haul at a Quik Stop convenience store, authorities said. Authorities said the trio used a stolen pickup truck to try and yank an ATM machine out of the store at 401 Merritt Ave. near Lake Merritt but could not get


Motorcyclist Dies In Thursday Evening Crash On Claremont Ave

OAKLAND (BCN) A motorcycle rider died after a collision with a Honda Civic Thursday evening in Oakland, according to police. Just after 5:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to a collision in the 6000 block of Claremont Avenue, near state Highway 24.


Missing California teen believed to be with murder suspects

Investigators in California are searching for a missing teenage girl believed to be with her mother and a man, both of whom are murder suspects. Alora Benitez, 15, was last seen Wednesday morning in Torrance, California, getting into a white BMW with Roman Cerratos and Maricela Mercado, according to


Police Say Sunday Homicide Victim Was 15-Year-Old Boy

VALLEJO (BCN) Vallejo police said Thursday a 15-year-old boy was the victim of a homicide Sunday. Police responded around 12:35 a.m. to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of Princeton Avenue. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.


Huge crowds expected to attend 4/20 smoke out celebration at Golden Gate Park

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Huge crowds are expected to attend Saturday's 4/20 smoke out celebration in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. City officials expect up to 20,000 people to converge on Hippie Hill for the annual event. That's about 10,000 less than last year.


Kevin Durant Chooses to Crush the Clippers Rather Than Toy With Them

OAKLAND, Calif. — In the space between Games 2 and 3 of the Warriors’ first-round series against the Clippers, Kevin Durant made the case for calculated deference. “I could definitely shoot over the top and score every time if it’s a one-on-one situation,” Durant told reporters, “but we’ve got a guy


‘Now all Latinas look the same?’: Woman rejects apology from East Bay police who threatened arrest

SAN PABLO — A woman has filed a claim against San Pablo police claiming emotional harm and other injuries after two officers threatened to arrest her earlier this year in what turned out to be a case of mistaken identity.


Suspect killed in Fremont officer-involved shooting

FREMONT (KRON) - Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Fremont overnight. According to officials, it happened just before 11 p.m. on Civic Center Drive south of Mowry Avenue.


California parents convicted of torturing 12 of their 13 children to be sentenced; will the kids show up in court?

When David and Louise Turpin are sentenced Friday, April 19 for abusing 12 of their 13 children over the course of many years, the drama will be focused not on the duration of the prison terms doled out but on who shows up in the courtroom and who speaks.


San Francisco Police Department Apologizes for Leaked Report on Jeff Adachi's Death

A freelance photographer is alleged to have offered a TV news station confidential police information on the death of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi in exchange for money, an official with the Public Defender's office said Thursday at a Board of Supervisor's committee hearing.


Scooter-Riding Oakland Thieves Nabbed in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police said Thursday that they’ve broken up a band of scooter-riding robbers from the San Francisco Bay Area who busted into 40 cars over the weekend in Los Angeles.


San Leandro man pleads guilty to string of Bay Area robberies

OAKLAND — A San Leandro man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to charges that robbed six stores during a 13-day crime spree last year, authorities said. Marty Guillen, 22, robbed five phone stores and a jewelry shop between Oct. 12 and Oct. 25. He admitted his guilt in front of U.S. District Ju


How April 1968 Changed the United States Forever

Last year, on its 50th anniversary, Smithsonian magazine dubbed 1968 “the year that shattered America.”. Marked by violence and political upheaval, 1968 forever altered many who lived through it. An outgrowth of a turbulent era, that year would come to define a generation and, ultimately, the nation


Oakland school honors student, mother killed in hit-and-run

OAKLAND, Calif. (BCN) - International Community School in Oakland on Thursday afternoon will march and hold a vigil for their kindergartener Angel Garcia-Vasquez and his mother Alma Vasquez, who were both killed by a hit-and-run driver last Saturday.


Man fatally shot April 8 in East Oakland is identified

OAKLAND — A man fatally shot in East Oakland April 8 was identified by police Thursday as Derrick Prim, 45. Prim, who authorities said was a transient, was found dead from gunshot wounds about 7:27 a.m. April 8 in the 3200 block of Davis Street in the Fruitvale area.


Warriors, Rockets on collision course

Christmas wouldn’t work in August. Farmers don’t harvest the crops until it’s time. But when it comes to the NBA playoffs, it’s not so distasteful to put the calendar on fast-forward.


Court Rules Against Trump’s Attempt to Block California Law Limiting Law Enforcement’s Cooperation With Immigration Authorities

A federal appeals court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to block a California law that limits cooperation between law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.


SF supervisor has big plans to make Tenderloin, South of Market less filthy

Supervisor Matt Haney spent his 37th birthday walking through the Tenderloin talking about trash, needles and poop. And then he got a special gift: his shiny black shoe made contact with a smear of feces ground into the sidewalk.


Milpitas grandmother arrested in murder of 3-year-old grandson

MILPITAS (KRON) - A 70-year-old grandmother was arrested on the suspicion of murdering her 3-year-old grandson, according to the Milpitas Police Department. On Monday, police received a 911 call reporting an unresponsive child at a home located on the 700 block of Luz Del Sol Loop.


San Francisco Braces For Larger 420 Cannabis Celebration, Warns Against Black Market Pot

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco city officials said on Thursday they’re cautioning visitors of the city’s annual 420 marijuana celebration against buying or accepting cannabis from unlicensed vendors after nearly a dozen event-goers were hospitalized for opioid overdoses at last year’s event.