Firefighters were battling a three-alarm fire at a residence in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley Wednesday morning, according to a fire dispatcher.
A mother and her 20-year-old daughter escaped a fire that burned their home in San Jose Friday morning, a fire department captain said.
A parolee with a history of violence, weapons and sex offenses has escaped from a peninsula mental health hospital, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff.
A Sonoma County Jail inmate was shot with a Taser when he tried to flee a county courtroom Friday morning.
A domestic violence suspect was taken back into custody on the Stanford University campus early Thursday morning after jumping out of a patrol car and evading capture for nearly four hours, police said.
For 20th century crime buffs, few capers match the intrigue and ingenuity of the “Escape from Alcatraz,” the 1962 prison break three inmates pulled off.
Authorities were searching for two inmates who escaped from a women’s jail in Santa Cruz Monday.
A seven-hour search came to an end Monday night when Alameda County sheriff’s deputies detained an inmate who had escaped from the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin Monday afternoon.
The burglary suspect who was involved in a standoff with police on a steep hillside in San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill neighborhood for more than 24 hours slipped away under the cover of darkness Wednesday night.
There have been many firefighting improvements since a deadly firestorm ripped through the hills of Berkeley and Oakland 20 years ago next week. But, firefighters can’t do much about the hills themselves, forcing them to navigate dangerous roads whenever flames break out.