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San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi has died, sources say

SAN FRANCISCO -- Sources are telling ABC7 News that five-term San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi has passed away. Adachi served in the San Francisco Public Defender's office for 33 years, and was first elected to head the office in 2001. He was known as a watchdog for police misconduct. He wa


Bay Area traffic: Work on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge expanding

A project replacing a broken piece of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is expanding in scope. Caltrans officials said Friday that they plan to replace 61 deck joints on the bridge over the rest of this year, on top of their work replacing a joint that failed Feb. 7, sending chunks of concrete falling


Crews Suspend Search for Woman Buried in Cliff Collapse at Fort Funston

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Rescuers suspended their search Friday evening for a woman buried under a collapsed cliffside at Fort Funston in San Francisco and have switched from search to recovery mode.


California governor orders new DNA tests in case of Kevin Cooper, convicted in 1983 killings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered additional DNA testing Friday on evidence that a death-row inmate says will prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.


Oakland Hills Crash Leaves 1 Dead

OAKLAND, CA — One person died in a fatal crash Friday afternoon in Oakland, police said. Someone called police at 2:33 p.m. to report the crash at 39th and Aliso avenues near Redwood Heights Elementary School.


Loaves of Plenty at San Leandro's As Kneaded Bakery

As Kneaded Bakery in San Leandro opens its doors—and it just might be the best thing since sliced bread. Thoughtfully designed with an East Coast bakery in mind, As Kneaded Bakery greets loaf lovers with a beautiful wall of challah, porridge, miche (a rustic sourdough), and other bread varieties, as


Two California men arrested after truck inspection turns up suspected cocaine

TOWANDA, Ill. (AP) - Two California men have been arrested after police in eastern Illinois found more than 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of suspected cocaine during a truck inspection.


Napa County officials receptive to ambitious plan to promote Bay Area housing

A Bay Area plan to address the region’s affordable housing problems proposes everything from rent caps to new taxes and fees that would raise $1.5 billion annually to housing-friendly zoning near mass transit hubs.


Woman Killed In San Leandro Crash ID'd

SAN LEANDRO, CA — A woman who was killed in a collision between a speeding car and a big-rig on Interstate Highway 880 in San Leandro on Tuesday morning was identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau on Thursday as 20-year-old Karen Perez of Oakland.


Suspect arrested in stabbing of two Union City high school students

UNION CITY — Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the stabbing of two students at James Logan High School Friday morning. One student suffered a serious puncture wound in the lower abdomen and another minor injuries.


San Leandro Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

SAN LEANDRO, CA — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Partly cloudy in the morning. Clear throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.


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.


Tortoise, German shepherd buddies coaxed from their backyard tunnel in Southern California

A tortoise and a German shepherd were helped out of a tunnel by Fontana firefighters, after the critter couple had dug the hole in the backyard of a Fontana home. “This is a tunnel the tortoise has been working on for a while,” San Bernardino County fire spokesman Eric Sherwin said. “The relationshi


San Ramon Police search for man who tried kidnapping 13-year-old girl

SAN RAMON (KRON) - A mother of a 13-year-old girl reported to the San Ramon Police Department on Friday that a man attempted to kidnap her daughter. Around 5:30 p.m. the girl was walking in the area of the 500 block of Fallen Leaf Circle when the man pulled up in his car next to her.


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


Conservative activist speaks out after attack at UC Berkeley

A conservative activist is speaking out after a video surfaced this week showing him being punched in the face at the University of California at Berkeley. Hayden Williams, who works for the Leadership Institute, which trains conservative activists, said he was on campus assisting UC Berkley's chapt


Stockton man fatally shot in East Oakland identified

OAKLAND — A 25-year-old Stockton man fatally shot Feb. 11 in East Oakland has been identified by police as Kwame Bell. No motive for the killing has been determined yet and no arrests made, police said Friday.


Similar to hurricanes, California storms now ranked by their own ‘Cat’-like scale

Remember the series of winter storms we experienced mid-January? It was the result of an “atmospheric river” driving a series of Pacific storms onshore. Now there is a new scale to characterize strength and impacts of atmospheric river type storms, just like hurricanes. The scale is useful because a


Accuweather Forecast: Sunny weekend precedes next Bay Area storm

Tonight will be mostly clear and chilly, with low temperatures in the low to mid 30s inland and mid to upper 30s near the coast and bay. Tomorrow will be partly cloudy and relatively mild, with highs ranging from mid 50s at the coast to near 60 inland and around the bay shoreline.


Recovery efforts continue for woman's body at Fort Funston

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - The recovery effort for the body of a woman who was buried under a cliffside collapse at Fort Funston has been put on hold. Crews had to pause the search due to safety concern from the hide tide. They will continue to monitor conditions until they can resume the search for the