Small Explosion Rocks Downtown Walnut Creek; Suspect Arrested with Fireworks A small explosion possibly linked to the use of illegal fireworks rocked downtown Walnut Creek late Monday night, shattering a window in a commercial building.
165 Pounds Of Fireworks Seized, Man Arrested In Oakland CrackdownAn Oakland man has been arrested and 165 pounds of illegal fireworks were seized following a crackdown by Oakland Police ahead of the July 4 holiday.
Contra Costa Authorities Seize Hundreds of Pounds of Fireworks Ahead of July 4thFire authorities in Contra Costa County on Wednesday showed off some of the thousands of dollars worth of illegal fireworks confiscated during East Bay undercover operations in the past month.
Teen Arrested In San Pablo Apartment Fire; Fireworks SeizedFire investigators arrested a San Pablo teen and seized multiple fireworks in connection with an apartment fire that was sparked by a firework earlier this week.
Menlo Park Approves $1,000 Fines, Jail Time In Illegal Fireworks CrackdownMenlo Park's City Council cracked down on illegal fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July, approving new laws on Tuesday night.
Amid Extreme Drought, Contra Costa County Steps Up Battle Against Illegal FireworksWith a dry summer looming, authorities in Contra Costa County said the crackdown on illegal fireworks is about to ramp up.
Contra Costa County Strengthens Fireworks Ordinance Amid Dangerous Fire SeasonThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday strengthened its fireworks ordinance as California slides into what's expected to be one of its most dangerous fire seasons on record.
Pleasant Hill To Host Official 4th Of July Show In Hopes Of Preventing Deadly Illegal FireworksContra Costa Fire says it hopes Pleasant Hill's officially sanctioned show will deter people from lighting up illegal fireworks that can be both devastating and deadly.
Police Arrest 2 Juveniles For Fireworks Starting Fire Near Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill police arrested two juveniles Wednesday in connection to a grass fire near Diablo Valley College, believed to be started by illegal fireworks.
San Mateo County Raises Illegal Fireworks Fines To $1,000 Per Offense As Fire Season BeginsThe San Mateo County Board of Supervisors is cracking down on illegal fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July and the 2021 fire season.
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.