Fashion Nova Settles Consumer Suit With California Prosecutors; $250K Going To CustomersProsecutors reached a $1.75 million settlement with fast-fashion retailer Fashion Nova Inc. late last week over its returns policy and shipping delays.
Alameda County Supes Approve Flavored Tobacco Ban Including Menthol CigarettesThe Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products - including menthol cigarettes - in the county's unincorporated areas.
Alameda County Supes Reject Report Criticizing Changes To Urban Shield ProgramThe Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to reject most of a county Civil Grand Jury report’s criticisms of the way it handled the process of approving sweeping changes to the sheriff’s controversial “Urban Shield” law enforcement training program.
Judge Dismisses Oakland's Suit Against County Over Coliseum SiteAn Alameda County Superior Court judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit the city of Oakland filed against Alameda County seeking to stop it from selling its half ownership of the 155-acre Coliseum complex to the Oakland A's baseball team for $85 million.
Alameda, Contra Costa Officials Announce Illegal Dumping CrackdownTop prosecutors and elected officials in Alameda and Contra Costa counties joined together Wednesday to announce new funding and strategies aimed at preventing illegal dumping and waste.
Oakland Files for Injunction Barring County From Selling Coliseum to A'sAttorneys for the city of Oakland filed legal papers on Friday asking a judge to issue a preliminary injunction barring Alameda County from selling its half ownership of the 155-acre Coliseum complex to the Oakland A's baseball team for $85 million.
Alameda County Election ResultsHere's the latest election results from Alameda County
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.