COVID: Benicia Cancels July 4 Fireworks, Torchlight ParadeDespite the Bay Area making big strides in reducing COVID-19 transmission, officials at one East Bay city say its 4th of July festivities will not go on as planned.
San Jose Ordinance Could Set Hefty Fines For FireworksOfficials in San Jose are enacting a new ordinance that holds homeowners and party hosts liable for illegal fireworks their guests set off.
Morgan Hill Police Cite Man For Setting Off Illegal FireworksMorgan Hill police cited a local 51-year-old man earlier this month after seeing fireworks being shot in the air in the area of Jasper Park on San Luis Way.
Discovery Bay Resident To Pay $26,000 Fine For Illegal Fireworks On 4th of JulyA Discovery Bay resident will have to pay a hefty fine for putting on an illegal fireworks show last July 4th using professional-grade fireworks on a barge tied to a dock at his home, fire officials announced Thursday.
Judge OKs Murder Trial for Man Accused in July 4 Fatal Shooting of San Francisco BoyA judge said Friday that a man charged in the death of a 6-year-old San Francisco boy who was hit by gunfire on the 4th of July last year may be tried for murder.
Sonoma County NAACP Condemns Racist Attacks on Rohnert Park Vice MayorThe Sonoma County branch of the NAACP condemned the racist harassment of Rohnert Park Vice Mayor Jackie Elward after she supported a ban on fireworks in the city.
New Year's Eve Revelers Light Up Bay Area Skies With Illegal FireworksRinging in the New Year with illegal fireworks and gunfire - it’s happened in cities across the Bay Area, and Thursday night there’s new concern about those dangers with everyone at home under a shelter-in-place order.
COVID New Year's: No San Francisco Fireworks; Twin Peaks, Beach Parking Lots Closed For NYEAs health experts urge people to ring in 2021 by staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19, San Francisco officials reminded potential revelers that there will be no New Year's fireworks display and access to some landmarks will be closed.
Fire Danger Prompts Crackdown On Gatherings Along Grizzly Peak In Oakland, Berkeley HillsPolice and fire department officials say they are cracking down on gatherings in turnouts along Grizzly Peak Boulevard in the hills above Berkeley and Oakland because of increased fire danger.
Bay Area Fire Departments Overwhelmed After Illegal Fireworks Spark Dozens of BlazesBay Area fire officials warned that illegal fireworks were creating an extreme fire danger leading into the Fourth of July holiday and, sadly, those predictions came true.
July 4: Contra Costa Firefighters Knock Down Dozens Of Fires Triggered By Illegal FireworksFirefighters in Contra Costa County spent much of the evening on July 4 battling dozens of fires, many caused by fireworks carelessly set off by revelers in the East Bay.
Fireworks Canceled? Fourth Of July Lunar Eclipse Is Still HappeningAs cities and counties across the Bay Area are canceling their Fourth of July fireworks displays, the Lunar eclipse scheduled for tonight is still on!
Fireworks Spark At Least 2 Of Several Brush Fires In East Bay, Historic Barn DestroyedFireworks started at least two of several brushfires Friday night around Contra Costa County, while another burned down on a historic barn in unincorporated Rodeo.
Oakland Steps Up Holiday Weekend Patrols to Crack Down on Illegal FireworksThe Fourth of July holiday weekend is typically a time for family gatherings and fireworks but, with civic celebrations canceled, there's concern over illegal fireworks and the dangers they pose.
Bay Area Fire Crews On Alert For Illegal Fourth Of July FireworksPolice and fire crews were on alert Friday trying to get illegal fireworks off Bay Area streets as demand for fireworks rose among people looking for alternatives to canceled public fireworks shows.