PG&E Equipment Blamed For Bethel Island, Oakley FiresFire officials on Wednesday blamed Pacific Gas and Electric equipment for starting a pair of fires in eastern Contra Costa County over the weekend which led to a number of evacuations.
1 Dead, 1 Airlifted Following Multi-Vehicle Crash in OakleyOne person was killed and two more taken to hospitals -- one via air ambulance -- following a three-vehicle collision in Oakley late Saturday night
Evacuations Lifted As Wind-Whipped 2-Alarm Brush Fire Burns Structures In OakleyA fast-moving, wind-whipped brushfire erupted in a tender-dry field near Oakley Wednesday, setting several structures including a barn ablaze and threatening nearby homes
Driver Dies After Van Slams Into Utility Pole in OakleyA van was traveling at high speeds when it crashed into a pole and flipped Saturday morning in Oakley, killing the driver and injuring another person in a parked pickup.
Man Airlifted To Hospital After Solo-Car Crash Into Pole In OakleyA man was airlifted to a hospital following a solo-vehicle crash into a pole in Oakley late Monday night, according to fire officials.
Oakley Fire Damages 2 HomesA fire caused heavy damage to two homes in Oakley on Monday afternoon, according to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District.
2 Injured, 1 Seriously, In 2-Car Crash In OakleyA person was thrown from their car and seriously injured in a 2-car crash in Oakley Sunday night and had to be flown by helicopter to a hospital. The other person suffered minor injuries.
5-Year-Old Boy Flown To Oakland Children's Hospital After Falling, Injuring HeadA 5-year-old boy was flown to Children's Hospital Oakland Sunday afternoon after striking his head in a fall from a pantry shelf in a residence.
Oakley and Bethel Island to Get New Fire Station – Minus StaffOne day after a devastating fire destroyed three homes on Bethel Island in eastern Contra Costa County, residents said they're frustrated that plans to open a new fire station in nearby Oakley have stalled.
Student Extradited From Texas To Bay Area, Faces 10 Felony ChargesAn Oakley man attending college in Texas was extradited back to Contra Costa County on Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty to 10 felony charges alleging that he threatened to kill the principal at Freedom High School, shoot students and rape underage girls.
Dense Fog Advisory Issued For East Contra Costa CountyA dense fog advisory covering areas of Contra Costa County east of the Willow Pass has been called by the National Weather Service.
Oakley Teen Charged With Threatening High School Girls OnlineAn Oakley teen has been charged with eight felony counts for allegedly making a series of social media threats targeting female students and Freedom High School.
Firefighters Survive 'Near Miss' With Freight Train Battling Oakley BlazeFirefighters battling a two-alarm blaze at an Oakley tire company early Wednesday were nearly hit by a speeding freight train on tracks they thought had been closed off.
Officer, Deputy Fatally Shoot Dog After Suspect Foot Chase In OakleyPolice and Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a dog while detaining a mail-theft suspect who had led them on a pursuit that started in the unincorporated area of Byron on Monday morning.
Toxic Algae In Discovery Bay Prompts Warnings From Health OfficialsIgnoring a warning issued by health officials, swimmers and their pets on Friday were still using a popular body of water in eastern Contra Costa to cool off, even though it's now contaminated with toxic algae.