Oakland police Chief Sean Whent and Mayor Jean Quan pledged Wednesday that police will change their tactics in future protests to try to prevent the acts of violence that occurred in protests on recent nights.
Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent said Tuesday that Monday night’s protest against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin shooting case spiraled out of control because a small group of violent people were involved.
Several people were arrested in Oakland overnight as demonstrators took to the streets for a third night to protest George Zimmerman’s Florida acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Hundreds of protesters angry with the acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer for a fatal shooting in Florida marched through downtown Oakland on Monday night and police have called for mutual aid from other agencies.
Firefighters contained a fire in heavy brush near Coyote Creek Thursday afternoon, a fire captain said.
Firefighters put out a one-alarm brush fire on Interstate Highway 580 in Dublin Saturday morning. Multiple small brush fires in the same vicinity were reported on westbound Highway 580, as well.
A two-year-old is recovering from surgery for a broken neck suffered in a freeway accident allegedly caused by an illegal sideshow last month.
A man whose car was spotted performing stunts during a sideshow on Interstate 880 in Oakland on Saturday told CBS 5 his car was involved, but he said someone else was behind the wheel.
A 19-year-old Milpitas man was killed in a solo vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 880 in San Jose Saturday morning that investigators believe was caused by drug or alcohol intoxication.
All lanes have reopened on Interstate 880 in San Leandro Wednesday, but an overpass has been partially closed as inspectors check the overpass for possible damage from crushed cars that fell from a truck.