Thirty-eight-year-old Aaron Nygaard faked a seizure and when Cynthia Palomata rushed to his aid, he hit her head with a metal lamp. Palomata died from the blow later.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District is toughening its hiring policies weeks after a popular sixth-grade teacher in El Cerrito was arrested for allegedly molesting six students at his previous workplace in Richmond.
A teacher accused of sexually abusing six elementary school students pleaded not guilty to more than two dozen felony charges filed against him in Contra Costa County Superior Court on Friday.
The arrest and the allegations came as a shock to administrators at the school and the West Contra Costa Unified School District.
A teacher was arrested in El Cerrito Wednesday morning for allegedly sexually abusing multiple students at a Richmond elementary school.
A suspected drunken driver who sped onto an El Cerrito sidewalk and crashed into multiple businesses tried to flee from officers this morning, police said.
Firefighters responded to a fire at a convenience store in El Cerrito this morning, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District inspector said.
Police in El Cerrito are warning the public about bobcat sightings in residential neighborhoods over the past week.
Pandemonium erupted in a high school gym in Alameda on Friday night when a varsity basketball player made a miraculous full-court shot with less than a second left in the game.
Bans on bounce houses in city parks are creeping across communities in the East Bay. The latest: Hercules.