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.
Man Gets 91 Years To Life For Shooting At Officers; Parole Eligible In 20 YearsAn East Palo Alto man was sentenced on Friday to 91 years to life in state prison for shooting at three police officers in Menlo Park in a 2015 incident in which began when they investigated a home invasion robbery in Fremont.
Study: Half Of Guns Used In Alameda County Crimes Not RegisteredOnly half of the guns used to commit crimes in Alameda County last year were registered in California and less than 10 percent were registered to the person who committed the crime, according to a study released this week by District Attorney Nancy O'Malley.
Prosecutors Will Not Seek Death Sentence In Fatal Stabbing Of BART Passenger Nia WilsonAlameda County prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for a transient charged with special circumstances murder in the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station.
Dublin Man Sentenced for Insider Trading on Ross Stores InfoA Dublin man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for felony insider trading related to using proprietary information from Dublin-based Ross Stores Inc.
Amid Housing Crisis, Number Of Residential Building Permits Down In Much Of Bay AreaThe number of residential building permits in the Bay Area and California is actually going down, despite the strong demand for housing.
Sea Level Rise Could Flood Bay Area Homes, According To New MapA new interactive map predicts where seal level rise will be in thirty years, and if it's right many homes in the Bay Area could be under water - literally.