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Car owners to pay hundreds of dollars after Davis smash-and-grab spree damage

DAVIS — Dozens of drivers must pay hundreds of dollars to get their car windows fixed after they were all damaged or broken in an Aug. 5 smash-and-grab spree in Davis. According to Davis police, on Friday, around 6 a.m., reports started coming in with the same description: broken windows, glove compartments, and middle consoles left open, and, in some cases, items stolen from inside."She immediately comes back to the door to tell me I need to come outside and help her out," said Nava Babaei, a UC Davis student who shared the story of her roommate's broken windows with CBS13. Babaei...
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Watch stolen from man after armed robbery in Danville: police

DANVILLE, Calif. (KRON) — Officers responded to an armed robbery Saturday afternoon in Danville, police said in an email to KRON4. The incident happened around 2:44 p.m. in the Livery Shopping Center on the 200 block of Sycamore Valley Road. Three armed suspects worked together to rob a man who recently walked out of a […]
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17-year-old dies after crashing in Vallejo while leading CHP on chase

VALLEJO – A 17-year-old boy has died after crashing while leading California Highway Patrol officers on a chase in Vallejo early Friday morning. The incident started just after 12:30 a.m. CHP Solano Area officers saw a pickup truck speeding down a road, prompting them to turn on their enforcement lights to try and pull it over. Officers say the pickup wouldn't stop, however, starting a short chase. The chase ended when the pickup crashed in Vallejo. The driver of the pickup – the teenage boy – was ejected in the crash and suffered fatal injuries, CHP says; he was not wearing a seatbelt. A 16-year-old girl who was a passenger in the pickup suffered minor injuries in the crash and has been taken to the hospital. Authorities have not yet released the name of the 17-year-old killed in the crash. 

Another Blow for Napa Wine Tourism

Just when the Napa Valley tourism industry seems to be recovered from the Covid-19 pandemic, the city of Napa has been hit with an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease. Twelve people, all Napa city residents, have been sickened, according to the county health department. Three were hospitalized – one is still on a ventilator – and one has died. According to a county press release: "The individual who passed away was over the age of 50 and had risk factors for severe disease."

At least 25 car smash and grabs reported overnight in Davis

DAVIS – Dozens of car owners are cleaning up after a rash of smash and grabs along Davis streets early Friday morning. Davis police say they're investigating at least 25 different vehicle break-ins that happened during the early morning hours on Aug. 5. The break-ins happened across multiple parts of Davis, police say. Community members along Sycamore Lane near Safeway say they were one of the places hit by thieves. Officers say, in each of the incidents, the cars had at least one window broken and most had something stolen from inside. No description of any possible suspects has been released, but Davis police say they are actively working on developing leads. 

Parents of child who died from fentanyl charged with murder

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Northern California filed murder charges against the parents of a 15-month-old toddler who died in May after she ingested fentanyl authorities believe her mother had been using. Prosecutors on Thursday also charged Evan Frostick, 26, and Madison Bernard, 23, with child cruelty and tacked on a sentence-enhancing charge alleging their actions willfully caused the suffering of a child, the Press Democrat reported. The couple, who police have described as boyfriend and girlfriend, were briefly arrested on suspicion of child cruelty on May 9, the day their daughter died, but they were released two days later pending further investigation to determine whether fentanyl played a role in the child’s death. Frostick is being represented by the Sonoma County public defender Lynn Slater, who said Friday she took over the case Thursday and couldn’t comment. It was not immediately known if Bernard has an attorney who can speak on her behalf. She is not represented by the public defender’s office.

Rio Linda raging fire destroys part of junkyard

RIO VISTA -- A raging fire in Rio Linda destroyed part of a junkyard and sent a plume of smoke that could be seen from several miles away in Folsom. "It was barreling like dark black smoke and heat it was tremendous," said Rio Linda neighbor Tim Nell.According to Sacramento Metro Fire District, the fire was in the area of 6815 W 6th Street. "Well, that is the issue because there's so much fuel out there for this fire to burn these fires become hot anytime you have any metal burning... that presents a very large problem...

Invasive mosquito species found in Contra Costa County

MARTINEZ – The first invasive mosquito species has been found in Contra Costa County, according to the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District. The species Aedes aegypti was discovered in Martinez. The district is conducting surveillance and treatment in the area they were found, hoping to eliminate them before they spread. The district said in a statement Friday, "They are known to be very difficult to eradicate." "These mosquitoes are very aggressive day-biters that can transmit the causative agents of Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. They can hide among vegetation and debris which makes them very challenging to...

July 24-30: Pittsburg Police calls

The following is a sampling of the Pittsburg Police Calls reported between July 24-30 which focuses on the higher priority call responses in the City of Pittsburg. 7/24 – 4600 block Century Blvd. 7/26 – 200 block W Buchanan Rd. 7/26 – 1100 block Cutter St. 7/29...

Monument Impact in Concord hosting regional job fair Aug. 12

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (August 7, 2022) — Looking for your next job or career opportunity?. Monument Impact in collaboration with the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County will host a job fair on Friday, August 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. at 2699 Monument Boulevard in Concord, CA.

Fairfield Accident Ends in Pedestrian Fatality

A pedestrian fatality was reported near Fairfield on August 4 after a man on foot was struck by a vehicle as he walked along eastbound Interstate 80. The fatal collision occurred near North Texas Street at around 6:20 a.m. According to reports, the pedestrian was in the roadway when he was hit but not using a crosswalk.

Train Accident Occurs Near Vacaville Involving Semi

Hawkins Road Intersection in Elmira Site of Semi Accident With Train. An Amtrak train accident involving a semi occurred on August 3 in Elmira, which is near Vacaville. The big rig, which is thought to have been hauling a large load of gravel, was on the tracks when it was struck by Amtrak train 541 around 12:20 p.m. at the Hawkins Road intersection with Lewis Road. The train was following its route from Sacramento to San Jose when it struck the semi. At the time, there were 115 people on board the train, including crew and passengers. The train was delayed by almost two hours due to the collision. No injuries were reported.

Big rig, multiple vehicles crash on Interstate 80 in Fairfield; 7 hurt

FAIRFIELD -- A crash involving multiple vehicles including a big rig blocked all westbound lanes of Interstate Highway 80 in Fairfield Thursday afternoon.The Fairfield Fire Department said crews initially responded at 3:13 p.m. to the crash between Manuel Campos and Air Base Parkway. The big rig was jackknifed across the lanes and at least three other vehicles were involved. The fire department said three people were taken to a local trauma center, while four other people were treated at the scene for moderate to minor injuries.By 4:20 p.m., three lanes had been reopened and only the right lane was still blocked.  towed away.There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash.

Live Strong Expo Returns to Concord Senior Center Sept. 9, Vendors Wanted

CONCORD, CA (August 7, 2022) — Concord’s annual Live Strong Health Expo will return to the Concord Senior Center on Friday, September 9, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include more than 40 vendors who offer health and human services in Concord and around Contra Costa County.