Police in Benicia are searching for a man who stole Christmas presents meant for patients at Children’s Hospital during a series of car burglaries Monday morning.
Nearly 2,300 homes and businesses in Benicia were without Friday morning after an underground cable failed, PG&E said.
One person has died from injuries suffered in a house fire in Benicia, according to authorities.
Several oil companies around the Bay Area are proposing upgrades or additions to their facilities, but environmental advocates said Wednesday that the projects will endanger the public by enabling increased refining of dirtier crude oil.
Police in Benicia have arrested three people believed to be the leaders of an identity theft ring. Authorities credit a hotel housekeeper in breaking the case.
A Benicia man was arrested after attempting to hit a police officer while in custody for an alleged drunken driving hit-and-run crash in Hercules, according to police.
Three wind-fueled fires burning Friday sent thick clouds of smoke across most of the Bay Area. The largest fire was burning near Suisun City, with another burning in Bencia and a third near Rohnert Park.
California prides itself on being one of the most environmentally conscious states in the nation. Some are calling that green promise hypocritical, because a dirty substance from the state’s oil refineries is being burned overseas.
A spokesman for the California Department and Fish and Wildlife died over the weekend while snorkeling in Hawaii.
A grass fire in Benicia grew to 124 acres before it was fully contained Tuesday night, fire officials said.