Grizzly Peak Boulevard In East Bay Hills To Be Closed July 4 Amid High Fire DangerAmid one of the driest years on record, a popular fireworks viewing spot in the East Bay hills will be closed on the 4th of July.
East Bay Resident Makes Fire Prevention a PassionAn Bay Area resident who has been a fire prevention activist since she lost her home in the Oakland Hills firestorm 30 years ago, Sue Piper is passionate about disaster preparedness.
New Tree Fungus May Be Killing Thousands Of Acacia Trees In Oakland HillsTens of thousands of Bay Area acacia trees are dead and dying from a deadly tree fungus scientists have identified as Pistachio Canker.
UPDATE: Overloaded Generator Sparks Oakland Hills Fire In Area Scarred By 1991 Firestorm; 2 Homes BurnedAn overloaded generator being used to supply power during a PG&E power shutoff sparked a two-alarm fire in the Oakland Hills Tuesday morning, severely damaging two homes and burning vegetation in an area that was incinerated in the deadly 1991 firestorm.
UPDATE: Armed Double-Homicide Suspect Surrenders Peacefully After Oakland Police StandoffAn armed suspect held a person hostage at a store in East Oakland for several hours before letting him go unharmed and eventually surrendering peacefully, police said early Thursday evening.
PSPS: Outages Leave 22,000 Bay Area PG&E Customers Without Electricity Amid Red-Flag Fire WarningMore than 22,000 Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers in the Bay Area remained without electricity Thursday due to the Public Safety Power Shutoff, a measure taken to decrease the risk of wildfires.
Fire Danger in East Bay Prompts Ban on Overnight Parking Along Grizzly Peak BlvdParking along a five-mile stretch of Grizzly Peak Blvd. from Skyline Blvd. to Highway 24 is now prohibited from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day. Oakland police will be on patrol and will issue citations if necessary.
Weekend Heatwave Prompts Fire Weather Advisory For Oakland HillsThe dry, hot conditions have prompted officials to issue a fire weather advisory for the Oakland Hills for the weekend.
One Dead, One Injured In Horrific Oakland Hills CrashOne man was dead and another severely injured in a late Thursday night crash along Skyline Boulevard in the Oakland hills, police said.
Oakland Hills Residents Secure Grant To Clear Brush, Reduce Wildfire RiskResidents of an Oakland Hills neighborhood who know the threat of a firestorm all too well have taken on the job of fire prevention themselves.
Coroner IDs Woman Killed In Crash Off Grizzly Peak In Oakland HillsA 28-year-old woman killed in a crash off of Grizzly Peak Boulevard in the Oakland hills on Sunday evening has been identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau as Marlene Martinez.
Two Suspects Arrested, Firearms Recovered After Oakland Hills StandoffPolice in the East Bay have arrested two suspects and recovered firearms after a Tuesday standoff in Oakland hills.
PG&E's New Weather Stations, Hi-Def Cameras Will Monitor High Fire-Threat Areas 24/7By the end of 2019, PG&E plans to have 600 weather stations and 100 high-definition cameras in high fire-threat areas.
Jailed Oakland Bank Robbery Suspect Linked To 2 Orinda HeistsAn Oakland resident arrested Tuesday at a hospital while his wife was giving birth has been linked to two bank robberies in Orinda last year, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.
Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested At Hospital As Wife Gives Birth After FBI Raids Oakland Home Local and federal law enforcement agents raided an Oakland hills home connected to a major bank robbery investigation Tuesday, discovering what appeared to be an explosive device