UPDATE: Cal Fire Officials Discuss How Controlled Burn Erupted Into Estrada FireCal Fire says the 40 firefighters on the ground at a controlled burn in the hills above Watsonville Friday simply were not enough when the winds picked up and began to carry embers beyond their carefully constructed containment lines.
Weekend House Fires In Downtown San Jose Displace 18Two fires in downtown San Jose displaced 18 people Sunday, according to tweets from the San Jose Fire Department.
Man Standing Near Disabled Vehicle On Shoulder Of Highway 237 Fatally StruckA man standing near his disabled Honda Fit on Highway 237 late Sunday night was fatally struck when another motorist crashed into his vehicle, authorities said.
UPDATE: Estrada Fire Near Watsonville 60% Contained; All Evacuation Warnings LiftedThe Estrada Fire in Santa Cruz County that started on Friday when a controlled burn jumped containment lines is now 60% contained after burning 148 acres, according to Cal Fire.
UPDATE: Estrada Fire Containment 35%; Evacuation Orders Downgraded as Crews Mop UpThe Estrada Fire, which sparked in south Santa Cruz County when a prescribed burn jumped its containment lines Friday, is now 35 percent contained and has burned 148 acres, Cal Fire said Saturday afternoon.
Proposed I-880 Overpass, Street Extension in San Jose Draws NIMBY ResistanceA San Jose street project called the "Charcot Extension" has been on the books for decades and is now beginning to move forward. Neighbors say the area has changed and they’re putting up a fight.
Milpitas Police Engage In Gun Battle With Stolen Vehicle SuspectAn enforcement stop of a suspected stolen vehicle erupted into a gun battle in a Milpitas shopping center parking lot before the wounded suspect was taken into custody.
Netflix Employee Fired in Wake of Chappelle Special FurorBay Area-based streaming service Netflix said Friday that it had fired an employee for disclosing confidential financial information about what it paid for Dave Chappelle’s controversial comedy special “The Closer.”
CHP Reports Fatal Collision on Hwy 101 in San JoseThe California Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal collision occurred Saturday morning on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose.
California Drought: Utility Set To Impose Steep Penalty For Residential Water OveruseSan Jose Water officials filed a request with the California Public Utilities Commission Friday, seeking permission to begin charging fees to their customers who exceed set water use restrictions put in place during the current extreme drought conditions.
Apple Employee Who Led #AppleToo Anti-Harassment Effort Says She Was FiredAn Apple employee who led organizing efforts against harassment and discrimination within the Cupertino-based company said she has been fired.