Oakland Resumes 'Bulky Block Party' Trash Disposal Events To Stem Illegal DumpingAfter a year of shutdowns and amid a rise in illegal dumping, city officials in Oakland are resuming monthly "Bulky Block Party" events for residents to legally dispose of large items.
Hayward Couple Resists Demand to Clean Up Trash at Homeless Man's Camp Near Their PropertyA Hayward couple are racking up fines and have been ordered to clean up a homeless man's camp on their property. They say that's not their responsibility.
Historic Stockton Theater Heavily Damaged in 5-Alarm Blaze Friday MorningThe Stockton Empire Theatre, first opened in 1945, caught fire early Friday morning and suffered heavy damage.
Parishioners of Burned Concord Church Stay Committed to Helping HomelessContra Costa Fire investigators say a fire on Thursday, May 13, that destroyed a Concord church building may have been started by a homeless individual seeking shelter in a crawl space under the structure.
University of California Drops SAT, ACT Test Scores From Admission RequirementsThe University of California won’t consider SAT and ACT scores that are submitted with admission and scholarship applications under a settlement of a student lawsuit that was announced Friday.
COVID Reopening: East Bay Moviegoers Carefully Step Back Into TheatersWith pandemic restrictions starting to be peeled back, people in the East Bay headed out Friday night to enjoy a night at the movies as Regal Cinema reopened theaters in Berkeley and Oakland.
Fire Investigation at Burned-Out Concord Church Indicates Blaze Sparked by Human ActivityInvestigators with the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said late Friday a two-alarm fire that left church badly damaged a day earlier originated from underneath a crawlspace and was caused by human activity.
City Leaders Seek to Work With A's, Major League Baseball To Keep Team in OaklandLeaders of the Oakland City Council told the head of Major League Baseball Friday in a letter that they are willing to work with the A's baseball team to keep it from moving out of the city.
Brentwood City Council Pulls Permit for Long-Operating Natural Gas PipelineThe Brentwood City Council this week declined to renew a lease with an energy company that pipes natural gas through the city.
Drug Expert: U.S. Needs an 'Operation Warp Speed' for Opioid EpidemicA new federal report shows how the coronavirus pandemic has created a perfect storm when it comes to drug overdose deaths.
COVID Vaccines: Contra Costa County To Set Up Mobile Vaccination Clinics At SchoolsFollowing authorization of the COVID-19 vaccine for 12-15 year olds, health officials in Contra Costa County announced mobile vaccination clinics at several middle and high schools starting next week.
UPDATE: Oakland Police Identify 2 People Fatally Shot in Recent Surge of HomicidesPolice in Oakland on Friday released the names of two recent homicide victims who were among those who lost their lives in the latest surge in street violence.
Concord Man Convicted Of Firebombing Homes Of People On His Enemies ListA Concord man was convicted of masterminding a plan to firebomb the homes of people he had designated as his enemies, authorities announced Friday.
COVID Schools: University Of Pacific To Require Vaccination To Attend In-Person ClassesUniversity of the Pacific announced Thursday all students returning to in-person instruction this summer and fall, new and continuing, will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning back to campus.
Parents Sue Fremont Unified School District Over Failure To Reopen Classrooms For In-Person InstructionA group of parents frustrated over closed schools in Fremont have officially filed a lawsuit against the city's school district.