COVID: High Vaccination Rate May Prevent Post-Holiday Spike Of Contagious Delta VariantHealth experts believe the state's high vaccination rate will protect Californians from a surge that we saw after last Fourth of July when cases and deaths spiked dramatically.
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.
Wildfire Update: Firefighters Driving Salt Fire Toward Sacramento RiverWeary firefighters have won a hard fought battle with the Salt Fire, burning in the tinder-dry forest and chaparral brush of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, driving the wall of flames away from homes in the Fenders Ferry area and toward the Sacramento River.
San Francisco Fire Crews Battle Multiple Fires OvernightFirefighters responded to four outside fires on the streets of San Francisco early Monday that they were able to extinguish quickly.
Fogbank May Impact Views Of San Francisco's July 4 Fireworks ShowFor the first time since 2019, thousands were expected to gather along San Francisco's waterfront Sunday evening for a July 4th fireworks show, but Mother Nature will play a major role in just how well the crowd will be able to see the colorful display.
San Francisco's Waterfront Roars To Life With July 4 Crowds After A Year Of COVIDAll across San Francisco's famed waterfront from Fisherman's Wharf to the Chase Center, crowds of July 4th holiday celebrants gathered Saturday, freed once again from any COVID-19 restrictions, spending money at reopened businesses.
July 4: Oakland Skies Light Up With Illegal Fireworks DisplaysIt was the night before the Fourth of July and already the skies above East Oakland were aglow with illegal firework displays.
Anxious Firefighters Prepare For July 4 Fireworks Related Blazes In Contra Costa CountyAfter weeks of warning about fire danger, the July 4th weekend is off to a fairly quiet start in Contra Costa County, but firefighters are not about to let their guard down.
UPDATE: Homes Burn In Salt Fire; Crews Battle Growing Lava, Tennant Fires Along I-5 Darlene Sherill and her husband had found a piece of paradise along the eastern shoreline of Shasta Lake. The Danville couple bought their cabin last November and filled it with home-built furniture, making it a wilderness retreat for their large family.
UPDATE: Firefighters Make Progress In Lava, Salt & Tennant Fires In Far Northern California; 60 Square Miles BurnedWildfires fueled by bone-dry brush and timber surged through Northern California forests on Friday, burning several homes and forcing thousands to flee mountain communities even as authorities prepared for a hot, crowded Fourth of July weekend that could bring the threat of new blazes.
Californians On The Road In Record Numbers To Celebrate COVID-19 Restriction Free July 4th WeekendIn all-time record numbers, Californians were taking to the roadways to celebrate a July 4th holiday weekend free of COVID-19 restrictions for the first time since 2019.
Soaring Gas Prices, Jam-Packed Freeways Predicted For July 4th HolidayMillions of Californians were expected to hit the roadways this week for the upcoming July 4th holiday, but travel won't come cheap as gas prices continue to soar at the pump.
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.
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.
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.