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Evacuation orders lifted following Albany fire Sunday evening

ALBANY -- Evacuation orders that were issued Sunday afternoon when a vegetation fire broke out on the west side of Albany Hill have been lifted according to an Albany Fire Department dispatcher.Residents of Gateview, Hillside and Taft Street neighborhoods were allowed to return home after 7 p.m. Sunday. During the evacuation period evacuees were directed to a gather at Golden Gate Field. Crews from Berkeley and El Cerrito assisted Albany firefighters in the battle to contain the blaze.
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Suspect Shoots At Fairfield Police Officers, Later Apprehended Safely In Vallejo

VALLEJO (CBS13) — Fairfield Police officers safely arrested a suspect after he shot at them during a car chase. On June 26, around 10 p.m., officers tried to perform a traffic stop on the 3000 block of North Texas Street in Fairfield. The driver refused to stop and led the police on a chase. While attempting to escape the police, the driver, later identified as Patrick Hall, shot at officers, hitting their windshield and the driver’s side headrest, nearly hitting the officer. The chase continued into Vallejo, where officers used a spike strip to pop the tires. Eventually, the car came to a stop near Griffin and Gateway. Hall opened fire again, and police shot back, injuring him. He was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were wounded.

Felony Charges Filed Against Richmond Woman for Assaulting El Cerrito Minors

Originally posted as a Press release from the Contra Costa District Attorneys Office– “Martinez, Calif.— The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office charged a Richmond woman with two felony counts for assaulting minors at El Cerrito High School. 20-year-old Liliana Gonzalez-Lopez turned herself in at the El Cerrito Police...

Fairfield police shoot, injure suspect who shot at officers

(BCN) — Fairfield police shot and injured a suspect after he fired multiple shots at officers during and after a pursuit that ended in Vallejo late Sunday, when the tires of the suspect’s vehicle were punctured with a spike strip. The suspect, Patrick Hall, is expected to survive being shot, according to a news release […]

Benicia firefighters rescue dog that fell over drop

BENICIA, Calif. (KTXL) — According to a Benicia Fire Department Facebook post, a dog was saved after tumbling over a steep drop in Benicia. The dog landed safely between the top edge and the rocks below, according to the Facebook post. With the help of the Benicia Police Department, the Benicia Fire Department was able […]
NBC Bay Area

Crews Battle Vegetation Fire, Prompting Evacuations in Albany

Firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire in Albany. The fire has promoted evacuations for residents living in the area. The fire started near the areas of Cleveland and Washington avenues. The smoke from the fire is seen in parts of the East Bay. Berkeley Firefighters Association tweeted Sunday afternoon...

Corte Madera Mayor's Forum

Please join Mayor Fred Casissa and Town Manager Todd Cusimano for this month's Mayor's Forum. The Mayor's Forum will take place once a month, on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 5:30 PM. Future community discussions at the Mayor’s Forum will involve one of the Town’s Department heads, an outside attendant, or subject matter expert to offer up their insights as a guest speaker. Future forums may also involve topic or project specific community discussions.

So This Happened…June 20 through June 26, 2022

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 26, 2022) — Though it was a clear and sunny day, June 25 brought out “All the Colors of the Rainbow” as Clayton celebrated its first Pride Parade. “All in all, it was a great event, a peaceful event and an historic...

Police shoot, injure suspect in Vallejo after chase starting in Fairfield

VALLEJO -- Fairfield police shot and injured a suspect after he fired multiple shots at officers during and after a pursuit that ended in Vallejo late Sunday, when the tires of suspect's vehicle were punctured by a spike strip. The suspect, Patrick Hall, is expected to survive being shot, according to a news release from Fairfield police shared at 3:51 a.m. Monday. The pursuit began after officers attempted a traffic stop on Hall's vehicle about 10 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Texas Street. Hall failed to stop and led officers on a pursuit, during which he fired at...
Daily Californian

Public expresses concern about selection of new PAB director

The Police Accountability Board, or PAB, discussed the selection process of its incoming director at its regular Wednesday meeting. During an initial public comment period, community members expressed concern over the selection process of the new director of police accountability, or DPA. Commenters also urged the PAB to better involve the public during its meetings, expressing a desire for more public input in the board’s decisions.
Daily Californian

Respected professor, pioneer in engineering Pravin Varaiya dies at 81

Pravin Varaiya, an EECS professor emeritus, died June 10 at the age of 81, according to a statement released by UC Berkeley’s engineering department. Varaiya’s legacy includes his pioneering research in self-driving vehicles, the automated highway system and the transportation system, according to the statement. He began teaching at UC Berkeley after receiving his doctorate in electrical engineering in 1966. During his tenure on campus, he was a professor of both engineering and economics.