UPDATE: Oakland Police Chief Hopes to Tap Into Public Support with Anti-Violence RallyPolice Chief LeRonne Armstrong on Wednesday talked about his new strategy for combating a surge in violent crime that has gripped his city this year, just hours before going public with his road map for the department through 2024.
Husband Describes Terrifying Night His Wife Was Shot At July 4th Block Party In Santa RosaThe husband of innocent bystander is speaking out about terrifying night his wife was struck by gunfire during a 4th of July block party. Four people were shot and one person is dead, in police believe was a gang-related shooting.
Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong To Unveil 'Stand Up for Safe Oakland' Initiative After Chaotic July 4th WeekendOakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong is set to announce a safe streets initiative in the wake of a chaotic 4th of July weekend punctuated by shootings, illegal fireworks, a homicide, and another raucous sideshow.
Booms, Blasts, Whistles Fill Night Sky In San Jose Despite Crackdown On Illegal FireworksIllegal fireworks shows started even before the sun went down in San Jose this Fourth of July, and lasted well into the night.
COVID: Modest Post-Fourth Of July Surge Likely Due To Travel, GatheringsPublic health officials say increased travel and social gathering over the 4th of July holiday will likely lead to a modest uptick in COVID-19 cases, but not more hospitalizations.
Traditional Fourth of July Parade Returns to Half Moon BayThe 50th anniversary of the Half Moon Bay Ol’ Fashioned 4th of July Parade & Festival was extra special this year because it had been canceled last year.
Oakland Firefighter at White House Sunday for Celebration Honoring Frontline Workers, 1st RespondersAn Oakland firefighter has been invited to the White House for the Fourth of July.
CoCo County Fire: In Just Seconds 'Safe And Sane' Fireworks Can Get Out-Of-ControlOn the precipice of the July 4th weekend, Contra Costa County firefighters sent out one last warning about the dangers of fireworks, and they set a set a hillside on fire to make their point.
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.
Orinda City Council Approves Plans For Fourth of July Parade Despite COVID RisksIn a close vote, the Orinda City Council decided Tuesday night to bring back the city's Fourth of July parade this year despite concerns it's still too soon to safely assemble thousands of people while COVID-19 is still a public health issue.
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.
COVID Impact: Orinda City Council To Discuss Bringing Back Fourth of July ParadeThe Orinda City Council plans on Tuesday to discuss bringing back the city's annual Fourth of July Parade and associated activities, after last year's festivities were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
COVID Vaccines: Contra Costa Aims To Distribute 1 Million Doses By Fourth Of JulyContra Costa County officials announced their goal Friday to distribute 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses by the Fourth of July.
Family, Mayor, SF Police Chief Make Emotional Plea For Info On 6-Year-Old Jace Young's KillerNext to the waterfront their son loved so much, the family of 6-year-old Jace Young begged for the public's help in tracking down their son's killer.