COVID: Bay Area Businesses Stung by Staff Shortages, Customer FalloffAs COVID-19 infection rates soar in the Bay Area, some small businesses are making big changes to handle the omicron surge.
Turlock Man Shot to Death in Brentwood Sunday During Family DisputeOne man is dead and another in police custody after a family dispute Sunday afternoon in Brentwood.
Student Petition in Oakland Threatens Walkout if District Does Not Improve COVID ProtectionsA group of Oakland Unified high school students are threatening to walk off campuses if the school district doesn't provide more COVID protections or return to online learning.
Omicron Impacts Staffing, Service at Bay Area Transit AgenciesPublic transportation around the Bay Area continues to face shortages during the pandemic.
UPDATE: Oakland Teacher Sickout Calling for Increased COVID Safety Shuts Down 12 SchoolsA planned sickout by teachers in Oakland led to the East Bay district shutting down a dozen schools on Friday, according to Oakland Unified officials.
UPDATE: 3 Pittsburg Suspects in Armed Robbery Spree Released from Jail on Judge's OrderPolice in Pittsburg on Friday announced that three men who are facing 19 counts of felony armed robbery for a crime spree across the East Bay dating back to August were released from custody on a judge's order earlier this week.
COVID: Pleasanton City Order to Take Down Parklets Puts Restaurants in a PinchOutdoor dining has become a lifeline for many restaurants in downtown Pleasanton and elsewhere during the pandemic, but now businesses are being ordered by the city to remove their parklets or face fines.
John Madden Memorial Service Set For February 15 in OaklandA public memorial service for the late John Madden, the Hall of Fame coach of the former Oakland Raiders and legendary broadcaster, has been set for Feb. 15, according to the National Football League.
Bay Area Figure Skating Star Alysa Liu Tests Positive For COVID; Forced To Withdraw From US ChampionshipsBay Area figure skating star Alysa Liu, among the favorites to win a gold medal at next month's Winter Olympics, announced Friday she has been forced to drop out of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships after testing positive for COVID-19.
Man Shot Dead Near School In East OaklandAn Oakland man is dead following a shooting Thursday evening near a school in East Oakland, police said.
Bull Euthanized After Killing Rancher In Rural Contra Costa County FieldContra Costa County sheriff's deputies fatally shot a bull Thursday in a rural field after it was believed it have killed a local rancher.
COVID: Oakland Unified School District Warns Of Potential Sickout By Some TeachersThe Oakland Unified School District warned parents Thursday that some teachers may stage what they described as an "illegal sickout" on Friday, as school districts across the Bay Area face staffing shortages during the COVID-19 omicron surge.
COVID: Omicron-Fueled Case Surge Slams Bay Area Emergency ServicesFrom emergency responders to Bay Area hospitals -- frontline health care workers are feeling the brunt of this COVID-19 surge powered by the highly infectious omicron variant.
COVID: Emergency Order Closes Brentwood City Facilities Until Further NoticeAs a result of multiple COVID-19 cases arising at all city facilities, Brentwood's city manager Thursday issued an emergency order closing all facilities to the public until further notice.
UPDATE: $10,000 Reward Offered in Fatal Freeway Shooting of Sheriff's Recruit David NguyenThe Alameda County Deputy Sheriff's Association on Thursday announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the death recruit David Nguyen, who died in an Oakland freeway shooting Tuesday.