Oakland Hills

A view of the 1991Oakland Hills firestorm. (DART/NASA Ames)

20 Years Later, East Bay Hills Less Susceptible To Firestorms

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.


1991 Oakland Hills Fire. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Oakland’s Quick Rebuilding After Firestorm

The KCBS and Chronicle Insider says it’s astounding how quickly Oakland rebuilt 20 years after the firestorm that killed 25 people and destroyed 4,000 homes and apartments.


1991 Oakland Hills Fire. (CBS)

Families Still Struggling With Loss 20 Years After Oakland Firestorm

In this KCBS Cover Story, reporter Doug Sovern takes a look at how a family is still feeling the pain of “The Firestorm,” which scorched the Oakland and Berkeley hills, 20 years later.


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Oakland Hills Bicyclist Hit, Killed In Collision With Car

A bicyclist killed in a collision with a vehicle while riding in the Oakland Hills Saturday morning was identified by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau Monday.


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Oakland Parents Fighting School Closure Plans

Plans to close several schools in the Oakland Unified School District have parents from one elementary school fighting the preliminary closure list, which was released last month.


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2 Sentenced In ’94 Oakland Kidnap Cold Case; Rape Charges Avoided

Two men were sentenced to lengthy prison terms Monday after being convicted of kidnapping and carjacking for an attack on a couple in Oakland’s Montclair District in 1994 — a cold case that was solved using DNA evidence.


An Oakland Police patrol car parked on the 6800 block of Wilton Dr., May 27, 2011. (CBS)

Woman Robbed, Raped In Her Oakland Hills Home

An armed man robbed and raped a woman in her home near Redwood Regional Park in the Oakland hills Friday morning, police said.

CBS San Francisco–05/27/2011

The Oak Knoll Naval hospital is demolished in the Oakland Hills. (CBS)

Implosion Levels Oakland Hills Navy Hospital

A former Navy hospital in the Oakland Hills came crashing down Friday afternoon, demolished by 800 pounds of dynamite.

CBS San Francisco–04/08/2011

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Suspect In Custody Following Series Of Oakland Robberies

Oakland police continue to investigate a series of robberies near a Safeway store after taking a suspect into custody.


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Police ID Woman Found Dead On Bike Trail In Oakland Hills

A woman who was found dead in the Oakland hills on Friday was identified today as 40-year-old Jill Marie Abbott, of Richmond.

CBS San Francisco–12/27/2010