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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.


STORMY WEATHER: What it looks like across Bay Area following powerful storm

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - The Bay Area has had quite the past few days. Not only were there two earthquakes, but that came along with multiple storm systems that wreaked havoc across the Bay Area.


5 killed in deadly Bay Area storm

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - Five people are dead this morning -- including one driver in Oakland, another in Napa, and a family of three from Fremont that died while driving near Tahoe.


Abel Pineda, 26, appointed as San Pablo council member

A highly active 26-year-old San Pablo native is now a council member in his city. At its meeting on Monday, the San Pablo City Council appointed Abel Pineda, a Richmond High graduate, to fill the vacancy left by Cecilia Valdez, the longtime former councilmember who recently resigned.


Doctors Medical Center is gone — what’s next for the site?

In recent weeks, local residents have watched daily as construction crews worked to demolish the shuttered Doctor’s Medical Center at 2000 Vale Road in San Pablo. So what’s next for the 8.5-acre site? Expanded casino parking.


Earthquake wakes up Bay Area for second straight day

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - Second earthquake in a row for the Bay Area!. A magnitude 3.5 earthquake has been reported early Thursday, centered in the Piedmont area in the East Bay, around the same location where Wednesday's early morning quake was recorded.


7 great SF Bay Area things to do MLK Weekend, Jan. 18-21

It’s a long weekend for many of us and there are all kinds of wonderful things to do. Here are seven ways to spend the weekend in the S.F. Bay Area and beyond, whether you are celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., taking advantage of some tasty restaurant deals or catching a hit musical


Transient felon charged in fatal shooting at Oakland homeless camp

OAKLAND — A transient with seven felony convictions, who is charged with murder in the fatal shooting in October of another transient at an East Oakland homeless camp, is scheduled to enter a plea Jan. 31, according to authorities and court records.


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.


Opinion: Don’t pay $8,000 for an infusion of young blood

There are so many better ways to spend your money. There’s still no evidence that young plasma can actually improve health. If you live in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tampa, Omaha, or Houston, have a spare $8,000, and are dead-set on trying an unproven, possibly dangerous medical procedure—you’re in


San Francisco SPCA hosts jungle-themed pop-up on Embarcadero

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -- The San Francisco SPCA launched its third annual pop-up at the Embarcadero Center today -- this year's theme 'Welcome to the Jungle.'. KRON4 went to the event early this morning before most of the dogs had even arrived.


3.5 preliminary magnitude earthquake strikes Piedmont

PIEDMONT, Calif. (KGO) -- A 3.5 preliminary magnitude earthquake has struck Piedmont, according to the USGS. The earthquake struck at 6:11 a.m. and had a depth of 7 miles. There are no immediate reports of damage.


Here's how much it rained in the Bay Area in the last 24 hours

OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Rain and wind pummeled the Bay Area over the last 24 hours, and even though the storm didn't break any records, the precipitation levels were pretty impressive, meteorologists acknowledged.


Mill Valley: Man hit by driver evading falling tree killed

A Mill Valley man was struck and killed by a driver evading a falling tree Wednesday night as a powerful storm thrashed through Marin County, authorities said. The man was struck near the intersection of Laverne and North Ferndale Avenues in the Homestead Valley neighborhood of unincorporated Mill V


Sights & Sounds: Jamie Zee

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. San Francisco jazz singer-songwriter Jamie Zee told KALW’s Marisol Medina-Cadena about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this weekend.


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.


California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

SAN FRANCISCO — The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes and plunging nearly 300,000 utility customers into darkness at its peak.


Neighbors sound off on possible housing at North Berkeley BART

BERKELEY — North Berkeley’s character may change from mostly older houses if plans progress for a transit-oriented development at the BART station parking lot. BART hasn’t put forth any plans for developments in the 822-space parking lot, but has expressed interest in finding a developer to build th


Berkeley, a Look Back: Group demands housing open to all

Seventy-five years ago “300 local taxpayers” submitted a petition to the Berkeley City Council on Jan. 19, 1944, asking it to “support a policy of opening the local Federal housing project to whites, negroes and other races alike.” The federal housing was under construction in Berkeley and Albany, o


It’s a new day at the old shelter in Vallejo

It’s a new day at Vallejo’s Humane Society of the North Bay — with a new vision, and a brand new executive director in the person of Wendy Jones, agency officials announced.