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A gunman surrenders to police after a standoff in West Oakland following a shooting, July 25, 2014. (CBS)

Oakland Gunman Surrenders After Shooting At Repo Man As Car Is Towed Away

A man apparently upset that his car was being repossessed opened fire on the repossession agent in Oakland Friday, prompting a long standoff with police before he surrendered.

16 hours ago

An algae bloom has closed Temescal Lake to swimming. (CBS)

Algae Bloom And E. Coli Close Popular East Bay Lakes To Swimmers And Their Dogs

With the unusually warm July temperatures (by Bay Area standards) two popular East Bay swimming spots have shut down due to health concerns caused by rare toxic algae blooms.

22 hours ago

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 24: Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates as he rounds the bases after he hit a grand slam home run in the sixth inning of their game against the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum on July 24, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Moss Reaches Another Milestone As Athletics Win 13-1 Over Astros

A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helped Jeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support.

07/24/2014

California Highway Patrol officers surround a car following a chase on Interstate 880 in Oakland. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

Driver Involved In Hit And Runs On Interstate 880 In Oakland Believed To Be Under The Influence Of Drugs

A brief pursuit of a reckless driver in the East Bay ended Thursday morning with the suspect being taken into custody in Oakland, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

07/24/2014

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee speaks with KPIX 5 reporter Anne Makovec about the arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee, March 26, 2014. (CBS)

Phil Matier: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Was Targeted By FBI In Corruption Case

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was targeted, but never charged, by the FBI in the same sting operation involving Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and state Sen. Leland Yee, according to sources in the mayor’s office. KCBS, KPIX5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that undercover agents donated to Lee’s campaign.

07/24/2014

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Man Electrocuted While Trying To Steal Copper At Abandoned Oakland Pipe Factory

A man was killed by electrocution in West Oakland Wednesday night after apparently attempting to steal copper wiring, police said.

07/24/2014

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, in 2006. (CBS)

Jump On Tomorrow: ‘Shrimp Boy’ In Court, Hayward Air Rally, Comic-Con Begins

Getting a jump on tomorrow: “Shrimp Boy” returns to a San Francisco courtroom.

07/23/2014

Phaley Nget of Oakland is accused of leaving her two children unattended in a parked car while she gambled at Casino 580 in Livermore on July 20, 2014. (Livermore Police)

Woman Accused Of Leaving Kids In Car While She Gambled In Livermore Casino

An Oakland woman has been arrested for suspicion of child endangerment for allegedly leaving her two young children in her locked car on Sunday while she was gambling inside a casino in Livermore, police said.

07/23/2014

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Alameda County Coroner’s Employees Report Sickness From Body’s Stench, Building Evacuated

A hazardous materials team evacuated the Alameda County coroner’s bureau in Oakland on Wednesday when 15 staff members reported nose and throat irritation from a decomposed body they received, an Oakland fire battalion chief said.

07/23/2014

Lawrence Denard (Oakland Police Department)

Gang Member Gets Life In Prison For Murdering 3-Year-Old Oakland Boy

A gang member was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for killing a 3-year-old boy and wounding two alleged gang rivals in a shooting in East Oakland three years ago.

07/23/2014

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