A bronze statue of Jesus has been stolen off its cross outside the Church of the Transfiguration in Castro Valley.
A California scrap metal company that failed to take steps to prevent the sale of stolen metal has agreed to pay $4.1 million in penalties and costs and change its business practices.
It’s believed the thieves are targeting hydrants so they can sell the cast iron scraps to recyclers.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering a company that shreds and recycles scrap metal to stop discharging a rash of toxic pollutants into the San Francisco Bay.
Five suspected gang members have been charged in connection with the theft of some 20 handcrafted metal statues stolen along with the artist’s vehicle, according to police.