Alameda County

Alameda Creek dam destroyed by vandals, releasing 50 million gallons of water that had been stored for the drought. (KPIX)

50 Million Gallons Of Water Lost In Attack On Inflatable Dam, Worsening Drought Emergency For Alameda County

An attack early Thursday destroyed water supplies that could have sustained 500 families, and police are searching for suspects in the crime.

05/22/2015

Fire Department

Oakland Kitchen Fire Kills 2, Severely Injures 1 Other

Two people died and one is at a hospital in critical condition after a kitchen fire at a home in East Oakland on Wednesday evening, a fire battalion chief said Thursday.

05/21/2015

One rendering of the Coliseum City project which includes the current Oracle Arena and new baseball and football stadiums. (City of Oakland)

Coliseum Official: Deal For New Oakland Raiders Stadium ‘Gurgling Blood’

A Coliseum official close to the talks for a new Raiders stadium in Oakland is saying the deal is “gurgling blood”, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

05/18/2015

A suspect crashed a stolen car in Berkeley. (CBS SF)

Man In Stolen Car Leads Police On Wild East Bay Chase, Crashes In Berkeley

A stolen car suspect who led police on a chase through the East Bay before crashing in Berkeley is still at large Monday morning.

05/18/2015

(CBS)

2 Displaced In East Oakland House Fire, No One Injured

At least two people were displaced in a small house fire in East Oakland early Monday morning after a short in the home’s electrical system.

05/11/2015

Courtroom in the Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland. (CBS)

68 Percent Of Potential Alameda County Jurors Fail To Appear, Face Little Punishment

It’s a piece of mail a lot of people don’t like getting: a jury summons. In an East Bay county, many people are ignoring them and getting away with it.

05/09/2015

A five-year-old boy and three-year-old girl who went missing in the Sierra with their father, Nicholas Vlahos, were reunited with their grandparents on May 8, 2015. (Anne Makovec / CBS)

East Bay Family Returns Home After Missing In Sierra For 2 Days

Two young children who were missing for two days in the Sierra with their father until they were rescued Thursday were reunited with family in the Bay Area on Friday.

05/08/2015

Nicholas Vlahos. (CBS)

Oakland Father, Young Kids Found Safe After 2 Days Missing In Sierra

An Oakland man and his two young children who were missing for two days following a camping trip in a remote part of the Sierra have been found safe Thursday night.

05/07/2015

Nicholas Vlahos

Oakland Father, Young Kids Missing From Sierra Camping Trip

An Oakland barber and his two young children have gone missing while taking a drive through a remote area of Sierra and Plumas counties, Sierra County sheriff’s officials said Thursday.

05/07/2015

New traffic signs (photo courtesy: 80smartcorridor.org/)

Testing Begins For $79M State-Of-The-Art Traffic Signs Planned For I-80 East Bay Corridor

Traffic planners are ready to test new state-of-the-art signs that have been installed over a 20-mile stretch of westbound I-80 in the East Bay. It’s part of an effort to ease the commute between Richmond and Emeryville at a price tag of $79 million.

05/01/2015

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