Contra Costa County Supes Tightening Rules On Short-Term RentalsThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved the basics of a short-term rental ordinance regulating Airbnb-type rentals. The supervisors expect to formally approve the ordinance at their March 31 meeting.
Alamo Man Arrested For Contra Costa County Bank Robbery SpreeA 41-year-old Alamo man has been arrested for a month-long robbery spree in Contra Costa County that allegedly included banks in Lafayette, Orinda and Walnut Creek, authorities said.
Orinda Lawmaker's Bill Aims To Keep Short-Term Rentals From Becoming 'Party Houses'A California state senator from the East Bay unveiled a bill Monday meant to deter short-term rentals from becoming "party houses."
Home Invasion Suspects Held On $9 Million Bail; Alleged Crime Spree Spanned 3 Bay Area CountiesTwo Fairfield men were being held Tuesday on $9 million bail for a violent crime spree in Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties, including charges for home invasion, carjacking, kidnapping, burglary and threatening a witness.
Three Die In Horrific Highway 24 Crash In OrindaThree people were killed early Saturday after a car veered off westbound Highway 24 and crashed into a tree near Orinda, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Airbnb Bans 'Open Invite Parties' In Wake Of Orinda Halloween Mass ShootingIn the wake of an Orinda mass shooting on Halloween night that left five victims dead, San Francisco-based Airbnb announced Thursday it was issuing a nationwide ban on rental use for "open invite" parties.
Lafayette Residents Pack Meeting Addressing Recent Uptick In Violent CrimeA community meeting in Lafayette Wednesday night addressed the recent uptick in crime in the city. While law enforcement has increased patrols, many residents feel more needs to be done and they are ready to take action.
Contra Costa County Sheriff Confirms New Arrests In Orinda Halloween ShootingTwo more people have been arrested by federal agents in connection with the investigation into a shooting at a Halloween party in Orinda that killed five people and wounded nine more.
ATF Links Guns Seized During New Orinda Shooting Arrests Linked To Multiple ShootingsThe San Francisco division of the ATF announced Thursday that guns seized during raids connected to the Orinda Halloween mass shooting have been linked to other Bay Area shootings.
Power Outages: Thousands Of Santa Rosa Residents Face Night Lit By CandlelightNearly 50,000 Wine Country homes and businesses began going dark Wednesday morning in the latest round of Pacific Gas and Electric power outages, but hours later weather conditions had improved enough to allow the cancellation of planned blackouts in five other Northern California counties.
Halloween Party Shooting: Orinda Passes 'Urgency Ordinance' For Short-Term RentalsJust weeks after a Halloween shooting that left five people dead in Orinda, changes are coming to short-term rental rules in the small Contra Costa County city.
PG&E Scales Back Power Shutoff; Multiple Counties No Longer ImpactedPG&E officials announced Tuesday afternoon that residents in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties would not be impacted by the planned Public Safety Power Shutoff on Wednesday.
East Bay Residents Happy To Avoid Planned PG&E Power ShutoffTens of thousands of East Bay residents will be spared the latest PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, but many were well prepared for it.
Orinda Halloween Shooting: DA Not Filing Charges, Most Suspects ReleasedContra Costa County prosecutors are not filing charges against the suspects in the Orinda Halloween party shooting at an Airbnb and most of the suspects were released Monday night.
Sheriff: 2 Armed Gang Members Among Orinda Halloween Massacre VictimsTwo armed gang members were among the five people killed during a mass shooting that may have erupted during an altercation between rival gangs inside an Orinda rental home on Halloween night, authorities announced Friday.