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Earthquake with 3.4 magnitude shakes Berkeley, delays BART

An earthquake with an epicenter near the intersection of Tunnel Road and Warren Freeway shook Berkeley Wednesday morning at 4:42 a.m., according to the United States Geological Survey, or USGS, and as first reported by Berkeleyside.


The Latest: Snow, accidents shut Northern California freeway

SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on California storms (all times local):. Heavy snowfall, multiple spin-outs and a jack-knifed big rig forced the closing of a major Northern California freeway in the Sierra Nevada.


Firefighter, child, among 6 injured in 2-alarm fire at 2 homes in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A firefighter was among the injured in Wednesday's early-morning, two-alarm blaze at two homes in San Francisco, according to fire officials. The firefighter suffered an injury to their face battling the blaze at 70 and 72 Liebig St., and was transported to the hospital with minor i


Landmark Overhaul of California’s Cash-Bail System on Hold Pending Voter Referendum in 2020

A landmark law to abolish California’s money bail system has been put on hold until voters decide its fate in November 2020 after elections officials on Wednesday certified a statewide referendum backed by a coalition of bail industry associations.


Tree falls at Oakland homeless encampment, 1 person has died

OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatality at an Oakland homeless encampment where a tree fell during a storm on Wednesday. Officials were dispatched to the Caltrans property in the area of Ardley Avenue at the Interstate 580 overcrossing at around 5:17 p.m.


Accuweather Forecast: Heavy rounds of rain coming to Bay Area

Hope you enjoyed the relative calmness of light rain and breezy conditions during the morning commute, because heavy rounds of rain are coming to the entire region. Beginning at 12 p.m., our strong storm begins with scattered moderate to heavy showers. The fastest winds arrive shortly thereafter aro


Man dead after tree falls in East Oakland

OAKLAND — Paramedics were at the scene of a downed tree that killed a man, authorities said Wednesday. California Highway Patrol officers responded to reports of the tree fall at 5:25 p.m. on CalTrans property just off Interstate 580 near 14th Avenue, CHP Officer Herman Baza said.


Some Oakland teachers plan ‘sick-out’ Friday during labor dispute

OAKLAND — Teachers at Skyline High School and other Oakland Unified schools are planning to call in sick to work Friday amid an ongoing labor dispute between the district and the union.


Trial begins for church volunteer accused of killing friend in Oakland

OAKLAND — A church volunteer who would tutor kids, run a food bank and drive a disabled pastor around is being tried for the murder of his longtime friend. James Amos, 58, is accused of killing his longtime friend, Jeffrey Duckett, 60, on Oct. 3, 2017, in in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box rest


Firefighters battle East Oakland structure fire

OAKLAND — Firefighters were at the scene of a single-alarm structure fire in the city’s Jingletown neighborhood, authorities said. The fire was initially reported in a single-story dwelling just after 6:45 p.m. in the 2900 block of East 7th Street at Derby Street.


VIDEO: $10,000 in merchandise stolen from Berkeley store

BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- Young Min has owned Young's backpacking in Berkeley for 38 years. He told ABC7 News he never had an issue at the store, until last week. "Three girls come over and they're looking for ski pants," Min said. "I say it's closing time. We don't carry the ski pants."


Northern California police kill gunman after 2 people shot

ROSEVILLE — A man was shot and killed by deputies on a highway off-ramp in California after he shot two people in different locations, killing one, and injured a police dog during a gunbattle with officers, authorities said Wednesday.


Here are top 4 concerts of the week in S.F. Bay Area (Jan. 17-23)

Here’s a look at the top concerts of the week, including performances by comedian Lewis Black and Prince’s famed Revolution. This funnyman turns anger into an art form, drawing plenty of laughs as he fumes over the many things that make him mad.


Thousands of customers without power across the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - In the midst of the rainstorm moving across the Bay Area, thousands of PG&E customers are without power. According to PG&E, 6,100 customers were without power in Sonoma and Marin Counties on Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m.


Gun recovered after man flees into Oracle Arena from Oakland I-880 crash

OAKLAND — A replica pistol was recovered Tuesday morning after a 24-year-old man fled a vehicle on Interstate 880 and ran in and out of Oracle Arena, authorities said. Authorities said the suspect is the same man who in October was in a stand-off in the same freeway area with California Highway Patr


Ayesha Curry offers to feed Clemson Tigers 'real feast' after Trump's fast food fiasco

OAKLAND (KRON) - Our girl, Ayesha!. The Bay Area's very own Ayesha Curry on Wednesday took a swipe at President Donald Trump over his recent fast food banquet with the Clemson Tigers.


Here's a look at what's closed, what's staying open amid Bay Area storm

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A strong storm ranking 3 on the ABC7 News Storm Impact Scale hits the Bay Area on Wednesday. While some can weather the storm, others can't. Here's a look at what's closed and what's staying open.


Storm causing East Bay problems, more rain expected

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) -- As waves of rain continue to move through the East Bay, homeowners, business people and public works agencies a preparing for what might come. Filling and stacking sandbags was apparently a chore a lot of business owners in downtown Martinez took part in Wednesday. A flood


California Advances February Payment of CalFresh Benefits Due to Government Shutdown

CalFresh benefits in Los Angeles County and elsewhere around the state will be advanced for the month of February starting on Wednesday, officials announced. The move is designed to avoid disruption of the critical food support to eligible residents amid the partial federal government shutdown, acco


Kaiser Permanente Tackles Homelessness In Oakland

OAKLAND, CA — Kaiser Permanente leaders on Tuesday announced three major initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes by creating stable housing for homeless people in Oakland and across the country.