Omicron Variant Outbreak Reported In Alameda County Among People Already Vaccinated; Cases 'Mildly Symptomatic'At least five people in Alameda County have been diagnosed with the omicron variant, with the five among 12 local COVID cases all linked to a wedding last week, health authorities announced Friday.
'This Is A Major Closure' - Caltrans Shutting I-80 Near Fairfield Late Saturday To Remove Aging BridgeDrivers who rely on Interstate 80 through Solano County will be forced to take a major detour late Saturday through early Sunday as Caltrans performs demolition work.
Shoppers Returning To Heavy Police Presence in San Francisco Union Square After Smash-and-Grab TheftsThere are selfies in front of the big tree, skaters on the ice, shoppers with bags in hand and surrounding all of that holiday joy, a large presence from the San Francisco Police Department all around Union Square.
Small San Jose Merchants Worry About Being Next Targets For Smash-And-Grab RobbersThe recent surge of smash-and-grab robberies in the Bay Area has businesses on edge. But one group of merchants are concerned about being easy targets for the next robbery.
2 Students Arrested in Separate Santa Rosa School Threats, 1 With Loaded GunPolice arrested two students, including one with a loaded gun, after threats were reported Thursday and Friday at three Santa Rosa schools.
San Jose City Council Implements Residential Irrigation RestrictionsThe city of San Jose this week implemented a rule to limit outdoor irrigation to two days a week as part of an effort to reduce water use by 15 percent amid the ongoing drought.
Man Found Dead In San Jose Home Over Thanksgiving Weekend, Ruled As HomicideThe Santa Clara County Coroner's office has ruled the death of a man whose body was found inside a San Jose home over Thanksgiving weekend was a homicide.
Third Prison Employee Charged With Sexually Abusing Female Inmate At Dublin FacilityFederal law enforcement agents announced Friday that they charged a security guard at a women’s correctional facility in Dublin with sexually abusing an inmate.
COVID: Google Delays Return-To-Office Past Early January Amid Omicron Variant ConcernsAmid growing concerns worldwide about the newly-discovered Omicron variant, Google announced that it is again pushing back return-to-office plans.

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Shoppers Returning To Heavy Police Presence in San Francisco Union Square After Smash-and-Grab TheftsThere are selfies in front of the big tree, skaters on the ice, shoppers with bags in hand and surrounding all of that holiday joy, a large presence from the San Francisco Police Department all around Union Square.
Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, Widow Of George Shultz, Dies At 88 ; 'We Have Lost Our Grande Dame'Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, for decades the face of San Francisco as the city's chief of protocol and the widow of former Secretary of State George Shultz, has died after battling cancer. She was 88.
San Francisco City Hall Briefly Locked Down Due To Suspicious PackageAuthorities on Friday morning placed San Francisco City Hall on lockdown after a suspicious, unattended package was located at the building's front door, the San Francisco Sheriff's Office said.
King Tides: Coastal Flood Advisory Issued For San Francisco Bay Shoreline This WeekendThe California coast, including parts of the Bay Area, will experience unusually high tides and possible minor flooding in some areas through Sunday morning, the National Weather Service said Friday.
San Francisco Supervisors Call On SFMTA To Restore Bayshore Express Muni Bus LinesTwo San Francisco supervisors joined community members on Thursday to demand that the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency bring back key two bus routes that were suspended at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and have yet to be brought back.
Rain On The Way To Bay Area Early Next WeekAfter months of severe drought conditions, California may see some rainfall in the near future,, forecasters said Friday.

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Small San Jose Merchants Worry About Being Next Targets For Smash-And-Grab RobbersThe recent surge of smash-and-grab robberies in the Bay Area has businesses on edge. But one group of merchants are concerned about being easy targets for the next robbery.
San Jose City Council Implements Residential Irrigation RestrictionsThe city of San Jose this week implemented a rule to limit outdoor irrigation to two days a week as part of an effort to reduce water use by 15 percent amid the ongoing drought.
Man Found Dead In San Jose Home Over Thanksgiving Weekend, Ruled As HomicideThe Santa Clara County Coroner's office has ruled the death of a man whose body was found inside a San Jose home over Thanksgiving weekend was a homicide.
Owner of Acupuncture Clinics Chain Pleads No Contest to Insurance Fraud Santa Clara County prosecutors announced Thursday that the owner of four acupuncture clinics in the South Bay plead no contest to felony insurance fraud and violating California’s aggravated white-collar statute.
Smash-And-Grab Thieves Hit San Jose Eastridge Mall Jewelry Store; 5 SoughtA group of thieves pulled off another smash-and-grab robbery in San Jose at the Eastridge Mall Thursday afternoon.
Santa Cruz Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Federal Prison For Vicious Hate Crime Attack A 45-year-old Santa Cruz man has been sentenced to 6 years in federal prison for committing a federal hate crime in connection with stabbing a Black man 10-20 times while yelling the racial slurs during a vicious assault with a knife on a city street in 2020.