A woman who lived through one of the deadliest train derailments ever hopes her experience serves as a wake-up call about allowing highly-volatile fracked crude oil to be transported by rail – as has been proposed in the Bay Area.
The driver of a stolen car was killed after crashing into power poles in Pittsburg on Thursday night and knocking out power to nearly 1,200 PG&E customers in the surrounding area, police and utility officials said.
An Antioch business owner accused of trying to hire a hit man to attack a former employee allegedly plotted to have the man’s genitals and tongue cut off as part of a brutal torture plan, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Firefighters in Contra Costa County say illegal pot growing operations will be going up in smoke if the homes they are contained in catch fire.
California health officials are warning people not to eat cactus sold in several stores around the state including in several Bay Area communities because of the presence of unapproved pesticides.
A man and woman were shot at a residential neighborhood in Pittsburg on Monday night, according to police.
A two-alarm fire damaged a house in Pittsburg early Friday morning, according to a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District dispatcher.
There have been four major crashes of North American trains carrying crude. Now in an unprecedented move, federal investigators in the U.S. and Canada are saying trains need tighter regulations before disaster strikes again.
A company called WesPac Energy wants to start bringing the substance, known as bakken shale, to the Delta town by rail and storing it there before shipping it to the Bay Area’s five refineries via pipeline.
Residents in Pittsburg took to the streets Saturday afternoon to voice their opposition to a project that would create a crude oil storage and transfer facility in their backyards.