Berkeley Hills Dwellers Ponder 'Pre-Evacuation' as Red Flag Winds ApproachSunday’s red flag warning was being called a “20-year wind event” and Berkeley officials were recommending that people living in the hills begin evacuating immediately.
Contra Costa Fire Officials Advise Precautionary Evacuations in Advance of High Wind EventThe Contra Costa Fire Protection District circulated a notice Sunday afternoon saying, "County residents in areas susceptible to wildland fire may want to consider relocating ahead of this (high wind) event."
Suspect Wounded In San Leandro Saturday Night Officer-Involved Shooting A suspect was shot several times late Saturday night after allegedly threatening San Leandro police officers in an unmarked patrol car with a handgun, authorities said.
Red Flag Warning: Anxious Berkeley Hills Residents Await Threatening Winds; PG&E Planned Power ShutoffThis is the first time this year PG&E has included Berkeley in a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) warning - an indication of how powerful the dangerous wildfire wind event is expected to be starting Sunday afternoon.
One Person Killed In Fatal Fremont Saturday Night Shooting One person died Saturday night in a shooting in the Fremont's Mission San Jose district, police said.
Update: Tanker Truck Fire Shuts Down I-80; Richmond Shelter-in-Place Order Lifted; Westbound Lanes ReopenedAn 8,000 gallon tanker truck caught fire on I-80 near Hilltop Drive Saturday afternoon, triggering a shelter-in-place order for nearby Richmond neighborhoods and a traffic nightmare in the westbound lanes well into the evening hours.
Oakland Police Arrest Suspects In Five Homicides; Seize Illegal Firearms; 'These Are Weapons Of War'Amid a surge of deadly violent crime on Oakland streets, detectives have announced the arrests of suspects in four recent homicides and another dating back to 2018.
Update: Berkeley Hills Residents Urged to Leave Before Sunday's High Wind Event A burst of gusty winds forecast to begin Sunday will be carrying the same wildfire threat as the weather conditions that helped spark the deadly 2017 Wine County October firestorm that included the devastating Tubbs Fire, the National Weather Service warned.
Two Die In Horrific Friday Night I-80 Chain Reaction CrashTwo people died in a chain reaction crash late Friday night on I-80 after they exited their disabled vehicles and were fatally struck as they exchanged their insurance information, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Update: PG&E Plans Sunday Power Shutoffs for 1 Million California ResidentsPG&E said it will black out customers in 38 California counties -- including most of the San Francisco Bay Area -- as weather forecasts called for a return of bone-dry, gusty weather that carries the threat of downing or fouling power lines
Oakland Mayor, Police Boost 'Operation Ceasefire' to Curb Crime WaveMuch has been said about defunding police but, Friday night with Oakland facing a crime wave, residents made a plea for people to settle disputes with words not weapons.