Shoppers Welcome Heighten Police Presence In Downtown Walnut Creek Shoppers strolling along Walnut Creek's downtown business district Saturday night voiced an added sense of security as additional police and sheriff's deputies patrolled the area to combat organized smash-and-grab retail thefts.
Yuba County Agency Mulls Water Shipments to Bay Area CountiesA Northern California water agency wants to take a big step toward helping counties in danger of going dry.
UPDATE: Alameda County Omicron Variant Outbreak Victims Attended Wisconsin Wedding Last Weekend At least five people in Alameda County who attended a wedding in Wisconsin last week have been diagnosed with the omicron variant, health authorities announced Friday.
Grieving Family Members Call for Justice for Slain Security Guard Kevin NishitaThe family of slain retired police officer Kevin Nishita is speaking out as Oakland leaders try to address the rise in violent crimes and killings in the city where he was fatally shot while on duty.
Third Prison Employee Charged With Sexually Abusing Female Inmate At Dublin FacilityFederal law enforcement agents announced Friday that they charged a security guard at a women’s correctional facility in Dublin with sexually abusing an inmate.
Early Morning Shooting In Oakland Kills Transgender Person; 129th Homicide Of YearA shooting in Downtown Oakland early Friday morning claimed the life of a transgender adult, police say, in the city's 129 homicide of the year.
Indiana Woman Who Went Missing in Oakland Nov. 21 Found Thursday NightThe Oakland police department is partnering up with the police department in Hammond, Indiana to search for a missing 25-year-old woman, the department announced on Thursday.
AC Transit Adding Additional Service; Some Lines Back To Pre-Pandemic LevelsChanges to public transit are coming to the East Bay starting Sunday when the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, better known as AC Transit, alters service.
Guard Indicted for Sexual Assault of Inmates at San Joaquin County JailA San Joaquin County Jail correctional officer has been indicted on charges alleging that he sexually assaulted female jail inmates, county prosecutors said Thursday.
Emeryville Tax Preparer Accused Of Filing Dozens Of Fraudulent Returns, Teaching Fraud In 'Tax School'Federal law enforcement charged the head of a tax preparation business in Emeryville with tax fraud this week after she allegedly prepared dozens of fraudulent returns and taught his clients how to commit tax fraud.
Concord Man Convicted Of Posting Antisemitic Murder Threats; Assault Weapon PossessionA jury found a Concord man guilty of four felony charges related to posting antisemitic murder threats online and illegally possessing an assault weapon, the Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton announced Wednesday.
Oakland Police Seek Cellphone Video In Connection With Shooting Death Of Kevin NishitaPolice in Oakland are seeking information and cellphone video as the investigation into the shooting that killed news security guard and former police officer Kevin Nishita continues.
Walnut Creek to Spend $2 Million in Response to Broadway Plaza TheftsWalnut Creek will beef up its police presence by spending $2 million over 18 months to add five officers to a new downtown beat, adding security cameras to the area, and flying a tether drone over Broadway Plaza.
UPDATE: 'Violent Robbery Caravans' Confronting Police On Oakland StreetsCiting gunshots fired twice at officers over the weekend, Oakland Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong voiced concerns Tuesday over the firepower being displayed by 'violent robbery caravans' that were committing crimes in the East Bay city.
Authorities: Suspect In Walnut Creek Nordstrom Smash-And-Grab Out On Bail; 2nd Suspect Appears In CourtA suspect in last week's smash-and-grab robbery at a Nordstrom store in Walnut Creek is out on bail, while a second suspect who was released due to a computer error appeared to court, authorities said.