A woman leaving work in Walnut Creek Wednesday night was kidnapped by two men who forced her to withdraw money from various ATMs before abandoning her in the Oakland Hills, Walnut Creek police said.
Residents of the Oakmore District of the Oakland Hills , where Mayor Jean Quan resides, met on Wednesday night to demand city leaders provide more police to stop escalating home-invasion robberies and other violent crimes.
The all-clear has been given at Oakland’s Holy Names University Thursday afternoon after someone reported seeing an armed person on campus earlier Thursday, university officials said.
A monument honoring the victims of the 1991 Oakland Hills firestorm was vandalized over the weekend, according to the Oakland Landscape Committee, which oversees the monument’s maintenance.
A firefighter was injured in a blaze that destroyed a vacant home in the Oakland hills early Monday morning, an Oakland fire battalion chief said.
One Oakland City Council member is encouraging residents to invest in home video cameras for security since the city is short on police officers.
A bicyclist was chased and robbed of a high-end bicycle and gold necklace in the Oakland Hills last Friday.
A man riding his bicycle with a fellow cyclist in the Oakland Hills on Wednesday evening was gravely injured when he hit a dip in the roadway, lost control and crashed, Oakland police said.
A fire that threatened homes in the Oakland Hills area Friday afternoon was expected to cause delays on Interstate 580 later Friday.
Two men were shot in West Oakland on Wednesday night, in an incident that may be related to another shooting blocks away, police said. Meanwhile, a third man was shot near his home in the Oakland Hills Wednesday night.