SCU Lightning Complex: Wildfire Grows To More Than 370,000 Acres, Burn Operation PlannedAfter almost two weeks of burning, the SCU Lightning Complex of fires spread to 372,971 acres Friday morning, making it the second biggest wildfire in California history.
Favorable Weather Helps Firefighters Battle SCU Complex FiresFavorable weather, including higher humidity, has helped firefighters battle the SCU Lightning Complex of fires, now the second-largest in state history, Cal Fire officials said Wednesday morning.
SCU Lightning Complex: 102,000 Acres Burned, 3,800 Structures ThreatenedA number of new evacuations were ordered Wednesday afternoon in both northern and southern Santa Clara County because of the growing reach of the SCU Lightning Complex fires (map), which have grown to more than 85,000 acres, or 133 square miles, across five counties.
Contra Costa County Gets Tough On Facemask Restrictions As New COVID-19 Cases SurgeA rise in positive cases of COVID-19 in Contra Costa Country has triggered public health officials to reconsider pausing reopening activities and tightening its mask requirements.
Gov. Newsom: COVID-19 Monitoring List Grows To 23 Counties Including Contra Costa, Solano, Marin, MontereyGovernor Gavin Newsom on Monday outlined some of California's efforts at COVID-19 enforcement over the holiday weekend as new coronavirus cases continued to skyrocket with 23 counties being monitored by health officials.
COVID-19 Reopenings: Contra Costa County Officials To Delay July 1 Bar ReopeningsContra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen says she and her colleagues will heed Gov. Gavin Newsom's warning and not give local bars approval to reopen on July 1.
Coronavirus Update: Contra Costa Health Confirms New Outbreak At Pleasant Hill Senior HomeHealth officials in Contra Costa County on Tuesday afternoon announced a new COVID-19 outbreak at a Pleasant Hill senior living facility that has infected a total of 13 people and hospitalized three residents.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Sonoma County Reports Its First Coronavirus DeathHealth officials have announced Sonoma County's first death from the coronavirus, the 11th fatality from COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area since the outbreak began and the fourth death reported in the region on Friday.
Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Bay Area Suffers Through Deadliest Day Of Coronavirus OutbreakThe San Francisco Bay Area suffered through the deadliest day so far of the coronavirus outbreak Friday with four new deaths reported -- two in Santa Clara County and the first in both Contra Costa and Sonoma counties.
Firefighters Discover Woman's Body Among Burning Wooden PalletsThe body of a dead woman was discovered among the debris left over from a pallet fire that was extinguished Friday morning behind a Safeway store in the Rodeo-area of unincorporated Contra Costa County.
Bay Area County-By-County Election ResultsHere are Tuesday night's local election results county-by-county for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties.
Contra Costa DA Resigns After No Contest Plea To Felony PerjuryContra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson resigned after being charged with 13 felony counts related to his admitted misuse of campaign funds.
Residents Struggle To Deal With Clayton SlideContra Costa County officials say the Morgan Territory Road is still sliding and until it stops it can’t fixed.
Water Level At Los Vaqueros Reservoir Rises To New HighOfficials said storage levels rose above 133,000 acre-feet this week surpassing the previous high of 132,900 set in 2013.
El Sobrante Home Targeted in Series of Drive-By ShootingsA sign in front of an El Sobrante home that has been targeted by drive-by shootings multiple times reads: "Stop shooting. Nobody is here."