Eighth Day Of George Floyd Protests In Oakland Ends PeacefullyProtests over systemic racism and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody continued into its eighth day in Oakland Thursday as large crowd held a sit-in outside of City Hall.
Reckless Arson Blamed In Destructive Suisun City Fire; Suspects SoughtA wind-whipped fire that destroyed several homes and killed a number of animals in Suisun City on Wednesday afternoon has now been determined to be arson. Fire investigators said they have identified the suspects and police are now searching for them.  
Fremont Protesters Hold Black Lives Matter Rally, March To Police HeadquartersA group of protesters was making its way through Fremont streets Thursday afternoon.
Not Just Large Metro Areas, Black Lives Matter Protests Held In Piedmont, Other Small CommunitiesIn perhaps a sign that the tide is turning, Piedmont joined the ranks of small, white suburban communities across the U.S. now standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement Wednesday night.
Oakland Council Members, Small Business Owners Seek Change To Business TaxThree members of the Oakland City Council and a coalition of small business owners and labor union officials on Thursday called for changes to the city's business tax code.
Authorities Offer $10,000 Reward In Hayward Gun Shop LootingThe federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and a firearm industry trade association have announced a $10,000 for information about the theft of 29 firearms from a gun shop in Hayward last weekend.
Richmond Man Charged With Murder In Bizarre Grandmother Cannibalism CaseA 37-year-old man arrested Monday in a bizarre case where police said they found him trying to eat his grandmother's body has been charged with murder and special allegations including mutilation, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.
Oakland Council Members Want Tear Gas Use Suspended At ProtestsA group of Oakland City Council members called for an indefinite suspension of the use of tear gas to control and disperse crowds during the ongoing protests and amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Thousands Turn Out For Peaceful Oakland George Floyd DemonstrationsThousands took to the streets of Oakland on Wednesday to protest the in-custody death of George Floyd, but unlike other nights, the demonstrations remained peaceful and police made just one arrest.
Police: Well-Coordinated Thieves Capitalize On Bay Area Protest ChaosPolice in the small community of San Leandro were about to help authorities in neighboring Oakland keep the peace during a protest when a more pressing crisis hit home: groups of thieves had pillaged malls, set fire to a Walmart and stormed a car dealership.
Man With Rifle Barricaded In Oakland Home With 2 Children Surrenders PeacefullyPolice in Oakland confirmed Wednesday evening that a 13-hour standoff at the home of man armed with a rifle who had two children with him has ended peacefully.