Winds Topple Trees, Power Lines Across East Bay; Contra Costa Declares Local EmergencyContra Costa County has declared a local emergency due to severe weather conditions that have prompted numerous area vegetation fires and resulted in significant wind damage.
PG&E Announces Possible Third Consecutive Power Shutdown TuesdayOfficials with Pacific Gas and Electric have announced a possible third consecutive Public Safety Power Shutdown due to dangerous fire conditions that would affect customers in 32 counties starting Tuesday.
Massive Power Shutoff Disrupts Sunday Routines; New Wind Event ForecastNearly two million Northern California residents have had their Sunday rituals disrupted by a historic PG&E preventive power outage as Red Flag Warning wind conditions fueled a wildfire in Sonoma County and threatened to spark blazes elsewhere.
Lights Going Out For Millions In Unprecedented Preventive PG&E Power OutagesWith red flag warning conditions packing howling winds predicted for late Saturday, Pacific Gas & Electric officials went forward with the second planned power shutoff this week because of mounting fire danger conditions from the Bay Area to the Sierra.
Weekend Power Shutoffs For 'Historic Wind Event' Could Impact Nearly Entire Bay AreaThe potential high winds this weekend have PG&E warning that another round of power shutoffs may hit nearly every county in the Bay Area starting Saturday night, affecting 400,000 customers.
Mines Fire Burns 50 Acres Near Livermore Wine CountryCal Fire reported Friday morning the Mines Fire burning southeast of Livermore in Alameda County is at 50 acres and is 60 percent contained.
PG&E To Shut Off Power In Contra Costa County This WeekendPG&E will shut off power to about 120,000 people in Contra Costa County this weekend. Alameda County is also preparing for a PSPS event that may affect 57,000 people.
Alameda County Serial Killer Dies On San Quentin's Death RowA condemned serial killer who murdered five Alameda County women after brutally beating and raping four of them has been found dead in his cell on San Quentin's Death Row, prison officials announced Friday.
Judge OKs Oakland Request To Bar Alameda County From Selling Its Share Of Coliseum To A'sA judge on Tuesday granted the city of Oakland’s request for a temporary restraining order barring Alameda County from immediately selling its half ownership of the 155-acre Coliseum complex to the Oakland A’s baseball team for $85 million.
Grass Fire South Of Sunol Burns 7 AcresAlameda County Fire Department firefighters on Sunday night are battling a vegetation fire that has burned about seven acres about two miles south of Sunol, firefighters said on social media.
Mobile Hygiene Trailers Bring Showers, Washers To Alameda Co. Homeless SheltersThe city of Fremont hopes a new trailer can restore just a little bit of human dignity to those living on the street.