Oakland Police Chief Kirkpatrick Fired; Police Commission Lost Trust In Her LeadershipOakland mayor Libby Schaaf said trust between the police commission and the chief was "irrevocably broken" and keeping Kirkpatrick in her job would prevent the city from moving forward.
Oakland Parents Demand Answers After Toxic Groundwater Forces McClymonds High To CloseEmotions were raw Thursday night among parents demanding answers to questions surrounding toxic groundwater found under McClymonds High School in Oakland.
Coronavirus Turns Redwood City Couple's Dream Cruise Into Quarantine ChaosRick and Kathy Wright of Redwood City are back in the U.S. after a weekslong quarantine ordeal aboard the Diamond Princess but they're not together. Kathy is quarantined in Fairfield and her husband is being treated for the novel coronavirus in San Francisco.
Search for Couple Missing in Inverness Area Now a Recovery MissionThe Marin County Sheriff's Office Thursday said the search for a couple who went missing last week in the Inverness area has become a recovery mission.
Berkeley Mayor Pushes Policy To Put Renters FirstBerkeley mayor Jesse Arreguin proposed a new housing policy Thursday aimed at giving renters first dibs when a property goes up for sale
Are Lululemon Leggings Found At Flea Markets A Real Deal Or A Steal?It's one of the most popular workout clothing brands on the market and an expensive one as well. Lululemon leggings can run you as much as $150 dollars a pair. What if you could buy them for half price?
Lengthy Dry Spell Raises South Bay Concerns About Possible DroughtWith hardly a drop of rain in the entire month of February, 59 percent of California is now experiencing abnormally dry conditions according to the Federal Drought Monitor.
Alameda Naval Air Station To Be Transformed Into New Shoreline ParkThis week, the Alameda City Council voted to take a key step in creating a brand new shoreline park that also will include a final resting place for veterans that will be a lot closer to home.
All Lanes Open After Injury Crash Blocked Southbound I-680 In San RamonCHP in San Ramon are reporting that all lanes have reopened after an injury accident left southbound I-680 blocked north of Alcosta Boulevard, according to authorities.

San Francisco & Peninsula News

Good Samaritan Fatally Struck On Highway 101 Assisting Accident VictimA Good Samaritan, who had stopped to offer assistance to a badly injured victim of a solo crash on Highway 101 in San Mateo, was killed early Friday when he was fatally struck by a second vehicle.
San Francisco Jail House Romance Leads To Federal Prison Sentence For Former InmateA jail house romance has led to a former San Francisco inmate being sentenced to federal prison for illegally possessing his former girlfriend sheriff deputy's gun.
Uber Driver Fights Off Marauding Band Of San Francisco Carjackers; 'I Just Kept Whacking At The Barrel'An Uber driver fought off a band of armed carjackers in San Francisco early Thursday, one of three unsuccessful carjacking attempts by a gang of three suspects during the early morning hours.
Judge Orders Extended Competency Evaluation For Man Accused In Kate Steinle KillingA federal judge on Wednesday ordered a further competency evaluation of up to 45 days in a U.S. prison facility for an undocumented Mexican citizen accused of illegally possessing the gun that killed a woman on a San Francisco pier in 2015.
Judge Could Soon Rule On San Francisco Taxi Medallion Meltdown LawsuitA case centered around the meltdown of San Francisco's taxi industry that has occurred over the course of nearly a decade could finally be edging towards a conclusion.
San Francisco Couple Repurposes Old Yoga Mats Into Pads For Homeless People's PetsA chilly morning walk to work in San Francisco's financial district spawned a creative recycling idea that brings comfort to the homeless and their pets.

South Bay News

Lengthy Dry Spell Raises South Bay Concerns About Possible DroughtWith hardly a drop of rain in the entire month of February, 59 percent of California is now experiencing abnormally dry conditions according to the Federal Drought Monitor.
Wildlife Officials Capture, Kill Mountain Lion That Attacked 6-Year-Old In Santa Clara County ParkA 60- to 70-pound mountain lion that attacked a young girl in Rancho San Antonio County Park has been captured and humanely euthanized, state wildlife officials announced Thursday.
Santa Clara County's First Confirmed Coronavirus Victim Free To Leave Home QuarantineSanta Clara County's first coronavirus patient has recovered from the illness and can now leave his home quarantine and return to normal life, health officials announced Thursday.
Woman Dies In Early Morning Highway 680 Overturned Vehicle CrashA driver was killed early Thursday when her vehicle careened out of control on Highway 680, slammed through a freeway sign and then flipping over, landing on its roof, authorities said.
6 Injured In Horrific Wrong-Way DUI Crash On Highway 17 In Los GatosA wrong-way driver suspected of DUI triggered a horrific multi-vehicle crash in Los Gatos early Thursday that injured six and left crumpled debris across the northbound lanes on Highway 17.
Palo Alto Woman Back From Coronavirus Quarantine Says Local Businesses Taking A HitA Palo Alto woman never got the coronavirus, but she's paying the price for being quarantined. She says her small business and others in the South Bay are taking a hit over fears of the novel virus.