Walnut Creek

A catalytic converter. (Ballista/Wikimedia Commons)

13 Catalytic Converters Stolen In 2-Day Period In Walnut Creek, Mostly From Toyota Cars

A baker’s dozen of catalytic converters have been stolen over the past two days in Walnut Creek, mostly from Toyota models, a police sergeant said Tuesday.

06/30/2015

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Police Dispatcher Accuses Albany Officer Of Revenge Porn Nude Photo Email To Her Colleague

A Walnut Creek police dispatcher has filed a claim alleging that an Albany police officer she knew ten years ago emailed a nude photo of her to a colleague in an apparent act of revenge porn.

06/24/2015

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Dead Dog Found With Its Legs Bound In Walnut Creek Canal; Animal Cruelty Investigation Underway

Contra Costa Water District workers found “Gino” the Australian Shepherd on Monday, drowned in a canal with his back legs bound in a shoelace.

06/24/2015

Newborn babies lay in their beds at the St. Elisabeth and St. Barbara hospital in Halle, eastern Germany, on January 2, 2012. (WALTRAUD GRUBITZSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Baby Boom Possibly Triggered By Improving Economy

Bay Area hospital delivery rooms are keeping busy with a rise in births after a slowdown during the recession.

06/15/2015

Meera Suresh

Two Bay Area Students End Competition At National Spelling Bee

Ten of the nation’s most poised young spellers have made it to the finals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee, but the Bay Area spellers were not among them.

05/28/2015

A crew from ZLC Corporation removes a pool from a Bay Area home. (CBS)

Drought Leading Growing Number Of Bay Area Homeowners To Ditch Backyard Swimming Pools

The built-in backyard swimming pool was once the epitome of suburban luxury. But now because of the drought and other factors, they are quickly becoming a thing of the past.

05/18/2015

Fifty-five-year-old Abid Gilani from Walnut Creek was one of the victim's in the Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia. (CBS SF)

Walnut Creek Man One Of Victims In Philadelphia Amtrak Train Crash

Fifty-five-year-old Abid Gilani was an executive with Wells Fargo in New York. He lived in Walnut Creek so he could be with his family on the weekends.

05/15/2015

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Water Line Breaks In Walnut Creek Following Concord Earthquake

A water main ruptured in Walnut Creek Sunday afternoon, spewing water into an intersection roughly four miles from the epicenter of an earthquake in Concord.

05/03/2015

Charred remains of a vacant home in the hills of unincorporated Walnut Creek after a suspicious fire. (BCN)

Vacant Million Dollar Walnut Creek Home Destroyed In Suspicious Fire After 100s Of Teens Throw A Party Inside

A million dollar home in the hills of unincorporated Walnut Creek was destroyed by a suspicious fire early Saturday morning mere hours after authorities shut down a party there with as many as 300 teens.

04/25/2015

Screen image of  the Enlighten mobile app. (CBS)

Mobile App Linked To Traffic Signals Unveiled In Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek has unveiled a mobile app for drivers that is tied into the city’s traffic lights, providing drivers with audible cues on how long before the lights will change.

04/24/2015

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