2 Killed In Bay Area July 4 Weekend Gun Violence Among 230 Fatally Shot Across CountryAt least 233 people were killed and 618 people were injured by gun violence in more than 500 shootings across the country during the Fourth of July weekend. In the Bay Area, at least two people were killed and nine were injured.
East Bay Neighbors Baffled After Legal And Illegal 4th Of July Fireworks Spark FiresIt was a busy 4th of July night for firefighters in Contra Costa County, responding to more than 50 fires, most of them sparked by fireworks. The morning after, many residents were asking themselves if these traditional light shows are really worth the risk.
Wildfire Update: Firefighters Driving Salt Fire Toward Sacramento RiverWeary firefighters have won a hard fought battle with the Salt Fire, burning in the tinder-dry forest and chaparral brush of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, driving the wall of flames away from homes in the Fenders Ferry area and toward the Sacramento River.
Traditional Fourth of July Parade Returns to Half Moon BayThe 50th anniversary of the Half Moon Bay Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade & Festival was extra special this year because it had been canceled last year.
UPDATE: Homes Burn In Salt Fire; Crews Battle Growing Lava, Tennant Fires Along I-5 Darlene Sherill and her husband had found a piece of paradise along the eastern shoreline of Shasta Lake. The Danville couple bought their cabin last November and filled it with home-built furniture, making it a wilderness retreat for their large family.
UPDATE: Firefighters Make Progress In Lava, Salt & Tennant Fires In Far Northern California; 60 Square Miles BurnedWildfires fueled by bone-dry brush and timber surged through Northern California forests on Friday, burning several homes and forcing thousands to flee mountain communities even as authorities prepared for a hot, crowded Fourth of July weekend that could bring the threat of new blazes.
Grizzly Peak Boulevard In East Bay Hills To Be Closed July 4 Amid High Fire DangerAmid one of the driest years on record, a popular fireworks viewing spot in the East Bay hills will be closed on the 4th of July.
Menlo Park Approves $1,000 Fines, Jail Time In Illegal Fireworks CrackdownMenlo Park's City Council cracked down on illegal fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July, approving new laws on Tuesday night.
Pleasant Hill To Host Official 4th Of July Show In Hopes Of Preventing Deadly Illegal FireworksContra Costa Fire says it hopes Pleasant Hill's officially sanctioned show will deter people from lighting up illegal fireworks that can be both devastating and deadly.
COVID: Benicia Cancels July 4 Fireworks, Torchlight ParadeDespite the Bay Area making big strides in reducing COVID-19 transmission, officials at one East Bay city say its 4th of July festivities will not go on as planned.
Judge OKs Murder Trial for Man Accused in July 4 Fatal Shooting of San Francisco BoyA judge said Friday that a man charged in the death of a 6-year-old San Francisco boy who was hit by gunfire on the 4th of July last year may be tried for murder.
Former 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Stirs Up Controversy With July 4th Twitter PostFormer San Francisco 49ers quarterback and Black Lives Matter activist Colin Kaepernick set off a social media firestorm Sunday with a Twitter post critical of the Fourth of July holiday.
Illegal Fireworks Create Nightmare 4th Of July For Bay Area FirefightersAs dawn rose Sunday, firefighters across the San Francisco Bay Area were able to finally breath of sigh of relief as the night of 100 or more fire calls came to an end, dozens and dozens of the blazes triggered by the use of illegal fireworks.
July 4: San Francisco Firefighters Battle More Than 100 Blazes Triggered By FireworksThe city's annual Fourth of July fireworks show on the Embarcadero may have been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic but that didn't stop residents from lighting up the skies with illegal fireworks.
Contra Costa County Braces for 4th of July Fireworks-Set Flare-UpsAfter a very busy Friday night, Contra Costa Fire Protection District is bracing for a hectic Fourth of July.