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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 armed man robbed and raped a woman in her home near Redwood Regional Park in the Oakland hills Friday morning, police said.
A former Navy hospital in the Oakland Hills came crashing down Friday afternoon, demolished by 800 pounds of dynamite.
Oakland police continue to investigate a series of robberies near a Safeway store after taking a suspect into custody.
A woman who was found dead in the Oakland hills on Friday was identified today as 40-year-old Jill Marie Abbott, of Richmond.