Former 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Stirs Up Controversy With July 4th Twitter PostFormer San Francisco 49ers quarterback and Black Lives Matter activist Colin Kaepernick set off a social media firestorm Sunday with a Twitter post critical of the Fourth of July holiday.
Illegal Fireworks Create Nightmare 4th Of July For Bay Area FirefightersAs dawn rose Sunday, firefighters across the San Francisco Bay Area were able to finally breath of sigh of relief as the night of 100 or more fire calls came to an end, dozens and dozens of the blazes triggered by the use of illegal fireworks.
July 4: San Francisco Firefighters Battle More Than 100 Blazes Triggered By FireworksThe city's annual Fourth of July fireworks show on the Embarcadero may have been canceled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic but that didn't stop residents from lighting up the skies with illegal fireworks.
Contra Costa County Braces for 4th of July Fireworks-Set Flare-UpsAfter a very busy Friday night, Contra Costa Fire Protection District is bracing for a hectic Fourth of July.
San Jose Hot Dog Eating Champ Joey Chestnut Wins 13th Title at Coney Island ContestJoey Chestnut gobbled 75 weiners and buns in 10 minutes to win his 13th title and, around the 8-minute mark, he made history by eating his 1,000th career dog.
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!
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.
Fremont, Danville Find Virtual Solutions For Stay-At-Home July 4th FestivitiesWith fireworks canceled, parades canceled and big barbecues discouraged outside of your social bubble, Bay Area residents are being advised by health officials not to leave their house this Fourth of July holiday.
Mandatory Mask Enforcement Problematic; Voluntary Compliance Urged To Prevent More ClosuresBeaches will be closed and Californians are supposed to stay home and wear a mask when necessary. Governor Gavin Newsom took a lot of questions about enforcement. He acknowledged that is not something he can't quite do himself, so what does enforcement look like?
More People Lining Up To Get Tested For COVID-19 Before July 4 HolidayThe July 4th weekend will be a big test for people in the Bay Area as to whether they can slow down risky behavior. Coronavirus cases are surging in the Bay Area, and so are the number of people looking to get tested.
Tips For Safe, Sane, Healthy, COVID-Free Fourth Of July CelebrationsBay Area Fourth of July celebrations are going to be very different this year due to the pandemic and health experts are concerned about large family gatherings.
South Bay Communities Fear Even Steep Fines Won't Stop Illegal Fireworks ShowsFrustration has mounted among residents across the Bay Area and beyond who have taken to social media and neighborhood forums about what appears to be an increase of illegal fireworks being set off this year.
Name of Sonoma Co. Deputy Who Shot Drug-Tripping Assault Suspect ReleasedThe Sonoma County Sheriff's Office on Saturday released the name of the deputy that shot an assault suspect who was allegedly tripping on LSD in Bodega Bay on the July 4 holiday.
Fireworks Spark At Least 5 Of 37 Fires Reported In Contra Costa County On Fourth Of JulyFire crews in Contra Costa County responded to dozens of fires, at least some sparked by Fourth of July fireworks through the night and into Friday.