Alameda

Salaries of some workers at the Alameda County Water District. (CBS)

$100,000+ Salaries For Meter Readers, Customer Service Reps At Water Agency That Keeps Raising Rates

A small East Bay water district is paying more than 200 of their employees, including meter readers and customer service representatives, wages and benefits worth well over $100,000, while raising customers’ rates 16 years in a row.

04/29/2015

(CBS)

Oakland Police Target Prostitution Clients, Arrest 5 ‘Johns’ On Thursday

Five people were arrested Thursday in Oakland on suspicion of soliciting sexual services from prostitutes in an anti-human-trafficking operation focusing on “Johns,” police said.

04/18/2015

Bird Call Contestants

Piedmont High School Bird Calling Contest Turns 50; Top Finishers To Appear On Letterman Show

The Piedmont High School Bird Calling contest, originally organized by science teacher Leonard J. Waxdeck, celebrated its 50th anniversary Friday night.

04/17/2015

Oakland Police Badge

Suspended, Fired Oakland Police Officers Reinstated Because Of Flaws In Arbitration Process

A scathing new report reveals serious flaws in punishing Oakland police officers, as problem officers who were suspended or fired were basically rewarded with what amounted to a paid vacation.

04/17/2015

CHP Patrol Car

Oakland Police Brutality Protesters Block I-880 In Oakland

20-30 people hopped on the Jackson Street offramp a little after 3 p.m. causing a backup. The event was captured on social media.

04/14/2015

Oakland Shooting Scene

1 Killed, 2 Wounded In Separate Oakland Overnight Shootings

One person died and two others were injured in separate shootings in Oakland between Saturday night and early Sunday morning, police said.

04/05/2015

ambulance, ems, fire, emergency

Man Found Injured Near I-980 In Oakland Dies In Hospital

A man died after he was found injured near Interstate Highway 980 in Oakland early Saturday morning, police said.

04/04/2015

A highway patrol officer guards a roadblock on Highway 38 near Angeles Oaks during a standoff with fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, near San Bernardino, California on February 12, 2013. Nobody has yet been found in a burnt-out US mountain cabin where Dorner was believed to have barricaded himself after a six-day manhunt, a police spokesman said. Media reports that a body had been found in the cabin near Big Bear, east of Los Angeles, and identified as Dorner's were false, said Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) spokesman Andrew Smith. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

CHP: Driver Flees After Striking, Killing Pedestrian Crossing I-580

A pedestrian was reportedly trying to cross Interstate Highway 580 Sunday morning when he was struck and killed by a car near the border of San Leandro and Hayward, according to the CHP.

03/29/2015

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

3 Overnight Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 2 Wounded In Oakland

Three shootings Saturday evening and early Sunday morning in Oakland claimed one life and sent two people to the hospital, according to Oakland police.

03/29/2015

(Photo by Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

Health Department Warns Of Dangers Of Drinking Raw Milk After 6 Bay Area Residents Fall Ill

The state Department of Public Health is warning the public of the dangers of consuming raw milk after six Bay Area residents fell seriously ill, state public health officials announced Tuesday.

03/25/2015

more