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These have started appearing in Oakland – And here’s what they mean
If you’ve been out and about in Oakland recently, you might have observed one of these conspicuous large objects strategically positioned in public areas, including parking lots. The photograph below captures a scene from the city, and this isn’t the first instance of such cameras appearing in the city.
First rain of season to hit the Bay Area, with high surf advisory to go into effect
SAN FRANCISCO - Two days into fall, and parts of the Bay Area were set to be hit with the first rain of the season. The National Weather Service (NWS) Bay Area office said that the North Bay was expected to see wet conditions on Monday afternoon and evening, with as much as a quarter of an inch of rain in the valleys. Some higher elevations were forecasted to receive up to three-quarters of an inch.
Local Bay Area Mother Fatally Shot at Car Dealership, Orphaning Young Son
The Bay Area community is mourning the loss of Alonna Gallon, a young mother who was fatally shot at a local car dealership, leaving her seven-year-old son, King, orphaned. Gallon's former partner and King's father was killed by police at the same location. King's grandmother, Yuvonda Gallon, expressed her sorrow and confusion about the traumatic incident that took place at the Toyota dealership, where Alonna was employed.
Fatal Crash at Problematic Oakland Intersection Involves Stolen Car
The recent car crash in East Oakland, which resulted in two fatalities and one injury, raised safety concerns about a local intersection. The incident involved a 25-year-old man who reportedly crashed a stolen Lexus into another vehicle at a problematic junction.
Special Response Unit Apprehends Two Men in Firearms and Narcotics Bust in Hayward
In Hayward, two adult males were apprehended by the city's Special Duty Unit last month, for their alleged involvement in the sale of firearms and narcotics. The arrests were made possible by the combined efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies, which ultimately led to the seizure of dangerous weapons and the dismantling of criminal operations.
Oakland teenage girl missing since last week; Police seek public's help
Police in Oakland were asking the public's help in locating a missing 14-year-old girl. Roxana Ramirez Jimenez was last seen just after 8:30 a.m. Sept. 20 in the 4300 block of Broadway. Roxana is described as Latina, 5 feet tall and weighing 100 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a green hoodie, green pants and dark shoes, according to police.Her family reports Roxana is in good physical and mental condition. She is considered at-risk due to her age, police said. Anyone with information about her location is asked to call the Oakland Police Department's Missing Persons Unit at 510-238-3641.
Mother Killed, Two Wounded in Berkeley Hills Stabbing Incident
The Berkeley Hills community was shocked on Saturday following a stabbing incident that left a woman dead and two people injured. Authorities reported that the issue began as a family dispute in which Jonah Roper, 36, attacked his mother who is in her 60s, resulting in her death. The situation escalated when Roper commandeered a vehicle and instigated a high-speed chase with police, which concluded in his apprehension.
Reckless driver plows into boat being towed on freeway, flipping the vessel into traffic
Two drivers speeding erratically on an Oakland freeway contributed to one of the vehicles slamming into a trailer with a boat on it over the weekend, the Highway Patrol said. "The reckless driving of two individuals led to one of them crashing into a boat trailer causing the boat to topple over into the lanes of Interstate 580," the CHP stated. "All the involved parties remained on scene until CHP arrived. Thankfully, there were no injuries as a result of this crash. Traffic was temporarily disrupted until officers were able to tow the boat out of the lanes. This serves as an example of the dangers of reckless driving. "
CBSC Bay Area News: Severe Storm Warning & Homeless Crisis, Newsom's Upcoming Debate - Sept 25
The Monday edition of CBS News Bay Area on September 25 highlighted important local news. Topics ranged from an upcoming severe storm to increasing homelessness, as well as political news regarding Governor Gavin Newsom. Weather forecasts predict the first significant storm of the season to hit northern California, bringing heavy rain.
Oakland business "strike" against rampant crime set for Tuesday
Over 200 Oakland businesses are preparing to go on strike Tuesday in a call for better public safety. Some will be closed all day and some from 10 a.m. to noon, according to Carl Chan, longtime local business advocate and former president of the Chinatown Business Association. They are planning to gather for a public press conference outside of Le Cheval restaurant at 10 a.m. The 38-year-old family business announced last week it will be closing at the end of September because of a drop in business due to increased crime. This Saturday will be the restaurant's...
Oakland nonprofit delivers restaurant cooked meals to the homeless
Drive through what locals call Deep East Oakland and there will be street after street lined with cars that haven't been driven in years. Few people know this area better than Candice Elder and Duaine Beamon. Their nonprofit, East Oakland Collective, has been showing up in the area every week to deliver something most people there can't afford: restaurant-cooked meals. "This is really one of those that you never hear or talk about," Beamon said. "Every car that you see here, someone is living in it. This is their home." With the help of another nonprofit called Community Kitchen, Beamon and...
California City Has The Worst Traffic In The Entire State
Of all the cities in The Golden State, this one is known for having the absolute worst traffic.
Big-names concerts coming to Sonoma County, rest of Bay Area in fall
From Bruce Springsteen to Doja Cat, fall is packed with live music.|. Whether it’s at a sold-out arena or in an intimate lounge, several big-name artists and bands are making their way to the Bay Area and Sonoma County over the next few months, promising a fall packed with live music.
Redwood City resident arrested for arson
(KRON) — San Mateo County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Redwood City resident for felony arson on the night of Sept. 24 Deputies were alerted of a report of arson involving a vehicle on the 2900 block of Flood Avenue, in North Fair Oaks. Police said the vehicle sustained significant damage. According to the police […]
More than 10,000 cars stolen in Oakland this year
Police in Oakland have documented more than 10,000 auto thefts in the Bay Area city in 2023.
A Legendary Chinatown Restaurant Is at Risk of Closing After a Century in Business
Dianne de Guzman is a deputy editor at Eater SF writing about Bay Area restaurant and bar trends, upcoming openings, and pop-ups. Sam Wo Restaurant, which is believed to be one of the oldest restaurants in San Francisco’s Chinatown, could close if a buyer can’t be found, the San Francisco Standard reports. Owner David Jitong Ho tells the outlet that at 68 years old, he’s ready to retire after 42 years of running the restaurant. The business’s current lease at 713 Clay Street expires on January 2025, and the Ho family hopes a new owner will step in before then — otherwise, Sam Wo investor and co-founder Steven Lee says they’ll auction off the restaurant’s historic items and photos.
California condors sighted in Bay Area
photo credit: Gavin Emmons/NPSCalifornia Condors in Pinnacles National Foreston January 7, 2019. Winged visitors alien to the area have been casting their large shadows over Contra Costa and Stanislaus counties recently. Preservation group Save Mount Diablo said in a statement Monday they've tracked the paths of six California condors soaring through the skies above Round Valley and Morgan Territory regional preserves, with one even flying a mile or two west of Mount Diablo's summit. "This is amazing news," said Seth Adams, Save Mount Diablo's land conservation director. "This is the first flock of California condors to visit Contra Costa in 100 years, and the...
'Yikes!' California car cruising night with 4,000 hot rods and classics ends in T-bone crash
A Bay Area nighttime car cruise featuring thousands of hot rods, classic cars, and other notable vehicles ended with a bang with one spiffy hot rod T-boned a car, police said. "Yikes!" the San Mateo Police Department wrote. "Officers are investigating a collision that occurred at the Bay Area Cruise Night where thousands of vehicles and people visited San Mateo to showcase their classic cars."
Bay Area's 1st rain of season may help reduce wildfire risk but firefighters remain cautious
North Bay firefighters are welcoming the rain but say fire season is far from over. Despite the wet weather, officials say it only takes a few warm days for the fields to dry back up.
Day Around the Bay: SF Police Officer Facing Felony DUI Charges
A San Francisco police officer is facing felony DUI charges in connection with an injury crash in Hillsborough last December. SFPD Officer Jason Hernandez is accused of driving drunk near the intersection of Skyline Boulevard and Chateau Drive in Hillsborough on December 15, and hitting a vehicle stopped at a stop sign, causing the female driver of that vehicle to go to the hospital with injuries. [Chronicle]