Oakland Streets Erupt Into '12 Hours Of Non-Stop Chaos'; Homicides, Shootings, Sideshow ViolenceThe Fourth of July reeled into "12 hours of non-stop chaos" Sunday night with several victims wounded by celebratory gunfire, a homicide and a massive sideshow marred by gunfire.
Councilman Noel Gallo: 'Oakland Is In Safety Emergency' In Wake Of Crime-Filled July 4thCity Councilman Noel Gallo grew up in Oakland and was as stunned as his neighbors over the dramatic surge of violence over the July 4th holiday. So when he was asked, it was not surprising that he was not about to mince words.
UPDATE: One Dead, Three Wounded In Santa Rosa Gang-Related Drive-By Shooting; Victim IdentifiedOne person was dead and three others wounded in an early Monday morning gang-related, drive-by shooting in a Santa Rosa neighborhood as a gathering was in the midst of a July 4th celebration, authorities said.
Professional Fireworks Show at Concord Pavilion Sparks 2 Grass FiresEven in a controlled environment, things can go wrong with fireworks, which is exactly what happened at a professional pyrotechnics display at the Concord Pavilion Sunday night.
July 4: Oakland Police Shutdown Grizzly Peak Blvd., Streets Around Lake MerrittGrizzly Peak Boulevard and several streets around Oakland's Lake Merritt were closed to traffic Sunday in an effort to reduce fire hazards and keep the large July 4th crowds under control.
Safety Concerns Lead to Street Closures at Oakland's Lake Merritt Over July 4 WeekendWith big crowds expected at Lake Merritt in Oakland this holiday weekend, city officials will be closing some streets in the neighborhood due to safety concerns.
Fourth of July: Where to Find Bay Area Parades And Fireworks ShowsA year after the coronavirus pandemic canceled July 4th holiday festivities across the Bay Area, some communities will return to celebrating with parades, festivals and fireworks shows.
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.
California Highway Patrol's Busy July 4th Weekend; Fatal Accidents, Motorists Speeding At Over 100 MPHEven with many San Francisco Bay Area residents having chosen to stay close to home over the July 4th holiday, the California Highway Patrol said its officers had a busy three-day weekend with deadly crashes and dozens of motorists speeding in excess of 100 mph.
Family Identifies San Francisco Boy Killed In Saturday Night Bayview ShootingA 6-year-old boy fatally struck by gunfire Saturday night in San Francisco's Bayview District had been attending a birthday party, according to his family.
Californians Avoid Holiday Crowds As Coronavirus Cases SurgeCalifornians mostly heeded warnings to stay away from beaches and other public spaces during the long weekend as state officials urged social distancing amid a spike in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.
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.
July 4th, 2020: Celebrations, Protests, Social Distance Mark An Independence Day Like None OtherA discussion of July 4th with Louise Stevenson, professor of History and American Studies at Franklin & Marshall College.
July 4th: Rohnert Park Bans Fireworks In Commercial Parking Lots To Prevent Large GatheringsRohnert Park, which has been among a small number of Bay Area cites to sanction the sale of state-approved fireworks, has passed an urgency ordinance.
COVID-19 Fears Shut Down Piedmont's Traditional 4th Of July CelebrationsThe 55th annual July 4 parade and related events in Piedmont have been canceled due to public health concerns related to the novel coronavirus, city officials have announced.