'She Loved Him Fiercely' – Autism Advocate Feda Almaliti Dies While Trying To Save Son In Fremont House FireLongtime autism rights activist Feda Almaliti, 43, who fought "boldly and fiercely" for treatment for her autistic son Muhammed, died after she ran back into their burning home to try and rescue him Saturday morning.
Fremont Firefighters Deployed To Glass Fire Save American Flag From Burning BuildingImages of firefighters saving a U.S. flag from a burning building are receiving accolades online and the firefighters being hailed as heroes as they labored to stop the massive Glass Fire complex burning in Napa and Sonoma Counties.
Contra Costa Health Officials Offering One-Stop COVID-19 Testing & Flu ShotsAmid growing concern about COVID-19 cases rising alongside the flu this fall and winter, Contra Costa County health officials plan to offer flu shots alongside coronavirus testing at several sites.
A's Hold Off White Sox, Force Decisive Game 3 In Wild-Card SeriesMarcus Semien and Khris Davis homered early and the Oakland Athletics held off José Abreu and the Chicago White Sox in the late innings for a 5-3 win Wednesday.
Teen Boy Killed In East Oakland Shooting; 4th Fatal Shooting In Oakland Since FridayPolice in Oakland are investigating a shooting that killed a 17-year-old boy Monday night in East Oakland, the fourth fatal shooting in Oakland since last Friday.
Oakland Judge Blocks Big Fee Hikes for Citizenship, Other BenefitsA federal judge on Tuesday halted major fee increases for citizenship and other immigration benefits three days before they were to take effect, saying the last two chiefs of the Homeland Security Department were likely appointed illegally.
Tower Of Power Bassist, Bay Area Funk Legend Rocco Prestia Dies At 69Francis “Rocco” Prestia, the longtime bassist for Oakland funk pioneers Tower Of Power, died overnight Wednesday after a long battle with various illnesses, according to friends and family. He was 69.
'That Was Quite The Sharp Jolt'; Early Morning Quake Jolts Berkeley Residents AwakeA 2.7 magnitude earthquake on the Hayward Fault in the Berkeley Hills early Wednesday delivered a wake-up call to local residents but caused no damage.
Free COVID-19 Testing To Be Offered At Oakland International Airport For Passengers, WorkersFree, rapid-result COVID-19 testing will begin next week at Oakland International Airport for employees and the public, airport officials said Tuesday.
UC Berkeley To Begin Spring Semester With Fully Remote LearningSpring semester at the University of California, Berkeley will begin with fully remote learning for at least the first two weeks of the session, the university announced Tuesday.
CoCo County Supes Beef Up Commercial Eviction ProtectionThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday enacted new protections for commercial rental tenants who can prove financial hardship directly tied to COVID-19-related causes, but opted not to expand existing protections for residential renters.
Playoff Woes: A's Held Hitless Into 7th, Lose To White Sox In Game 1 Of Wild-Card SeriesOakland must win Game 2 on Wednesday at home to avoid another early playoff exit.
Moms 4 Housing-Inspired Law Regulating Sale of Foreclosed Homes Signed By NewsomA bill prompted by the Moms 4 Housing occupation of a vacant West Oakland home late last year and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday aims to increase homeownership in the state.
COVID-19 Reopening: More Indoor Business Allowed In Contra Costa; In-Person Instruction At Schools Could Start Oct. 13More indoor businesses, including movie theaters, gyms and restaurant dining rooms, as well as school will soon be able to reopen as Contra Costa County on Tuesday moved into the red tier of the state's COVID-19 monitoring guidelines.
Ex-Con Arrested In Fatal Shooting Outside Berkeley Hills HomeAn ex-convict has been arrested in the shooting death of another man over the weekend at a home in the Berkeley hills, police said Tuesday.