A city councilman is threatening to quit over violence in his city after a 21-year-old father was killed as he left for work from his Oakland hills home Tuesday morning.
Oakland City Councilman Larry Reid said he feels like a failure after making a promise nearly two decades ago to his constituents that he would make Oakland a place where they could raise a family.
Crews are working to clear trees and power lines that were knocked down in this weekend’s Bay Area storm.
Three people were critically injured and at least six more were injured when the deck of an Oakland Hills home collapsed.
Crews have been patrolling the Dimond Canyon Park area, after five fires deemed suspicious broke out in the area on Tuesday afternoon.
Residents in several Oakland neighborhoods credit private patrols for a significant drop in crime, with one neighborhood claiming a drop of 85 percent. Meanwhile, the Oakland Police Department and some community members remain skeptical about the patrols.
A burglary suspect was hospitalized after being shot Thursday by a private security guard trying to thwart a home burglary in the Oakland Hills.
Two people, a teenage girl and an older man, are believed to have been kidnapped in a carjacking outside an Oakland supermarket Tuesday afternoon, police said.
An Oakland city councilman is proposing a youth curfew as a way to reduce crime, but also as a prevention and protection measure for youth.
An elderly woman drove her car into home in the Oakland Hills Wednesday afternoon, sparking a garage fire, a fire battalion chief said.
An East Bay tree-trimmer is being credited with helping police nab a suspected carjacker Tuesday using his wits, and a chainsaw.