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.
Residents have said burglaries surged in Oakland over the last year, and some Oakland Hills homeowners said properties have seen multiple break-ins over the past month.
Police have stepped up patrols in the Oakland hills after a series of burglaries in the Montclair neighborhood, as well as a home invasion robbery at an elderly woman’s house.
An elderly man was found dead inside a home in the Oakland Hills Thursday morning and police were treating the case as a possible homicide.
Twenty years ago Thursday, a hillside fire blown out of control by hot, dry winds killed 25 people and destroyed more than 3,000 homes in the Oakland and Berkeley hills.