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.
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.