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Heavy traffic on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on August 17, 2011 after authorities shut down part of Interstate 580 due to a police standoff. (CBS)

Toll Booth’s Cash Lane Closures Cut Costs, Drives Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Commuters Mad

Friday morning’s commute was particularly aggravating for motorists approaching the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. A toll authority spokesman says cash-lane closures are part of a cost-cutting measure.

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A man is seen on surveillance video stealing bottles of champagne at an Oakland liquor store before getting confronted by store workers. (CBS)

Caught On Camera: Oakland Liquor Store Clerks Fight Back Against Aggressive Thief Who Cops Ignored

Oakland liquor store workers have fought back against an alleged serial thief after they say police refused to become involved.

08/20/2014

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Ruptured Fremont Gas Line Capped After Businesses Evacuated

PG&E crews have stopped the flow of gas from a gas line ruptured by a construction crew near a shopping center in Fremont that led to the evacuation of multiple businesses this afternoon, a PG&E spokeswoman said.

08/20/2014

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Waste Management Sues Oakland Over $1 Billion Trash Contract

The nation’s largest trash hauler has filed a lawsuit claiming the city of Oakland illegally awarded a $1 billion contract to a local garbage company.

08/20/2014

Image from YouTube video uploaded Aug. 17 shows a car driver performing stunts on Interstate 580 in Oakland. (Marc Hidalgo/YouTube)

Motorcyclist Killed After Car Sideshows Roll From Port Of Oakland To Bay Bridge Toll Plaza, Stop Traffic On I-580

Castro Valley CHP investigators are trying to see if a motorcyclist who died after that crashing into an SUV off of Interstate 580 Sunday night was coming from a massive illegal street race that disrupted I-580 in Oakland.

08/18/2014

Oakland Protest

Protesters Again Confront Israeli-Owned Commercial Ship At Port Of Oakland

Bay Area protesters gathered at the Port of Oakland to try to stop an Israeli-owned commercial ship from docking and unloading in an act of protest against recent Israeli military action in Gaza.

08/17/2014

Protesters face off with police in Oakland on Saturday. (CBS)

Protesters Angry Over Michael Brown Killing Crash Oakland Pro-Palestinian Rally

A large pro-Palestinian demonstration in West Oakland Saturday was infiltrated by protesters angry over the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teen in Missouri.

08/16/2014

Cellphone video of grass fire burning along I-580 in Oakland after suspects tossed fireworks from their car.

Flaming Fireworks Tossed From Car Ignite Grass Fires On I-580 In Oakland

Police were looking for the suspects who threw fireworks from a car and started several small grass fires along Interstate 580 in Oakland Saturday morning.

08/16/2014

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Oakland Officer Hospitalized After Melee With Group Protesting Michael Brown Shooting

According to police, a group of protesters assaulted and injured the officer Friday night. The officer was taken to the hospital and later released.

08/16/2014

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Multiple Fires Block Lanes On I-580 In Oakland

Multiple fires along eastbound Interstate Highway 580 in Oakland blocked two lanes of traffic Saturday morning.

08/16/2014

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