Plans To Build New Petrochemical Tanks In Rodeo Face Pushback Following NuStar FireA KPIX 5 original report is revealing new plans underway to build more petrochemical tanks inside Phillips 66’s Rodeo refinery, next to the facility where two storage tanks exploded and burned last week.
No Unusually High Levels Of Toxins Detected After NuStar FireContra Costa County health officers who took air samples at the scene of last week's industrial fire at the NuStar Energy facility in Crockett say there were no unusually high levels of toxic substances detected.
County Officials: Fire Suppression System Was Not Activated During NuStar FireA closed gate and a fire suppression system that wasn't activated may have hampered efforts to extinguish Tuesday's massive fire at the NuStar Energy tank farm in Crockett, according to Contra Costa County officials.
ATF Agents Join Investigation Of Storage Tank Fireball; Search Warrant Served On NuStarFederal agents joined the investigation Wednesday in a search for the cause of a massive explosion and fireball that erupted at an East Bay storage tank farm.
Charges Filed In Connection With Recent East Bay SideshowsContra Costa County CHP announced Monday that eight criminal cases have been forwarded to the district attorney after three separate sideshows happened on the same day on August 11.
3 People Shot, Injured In RodeoThree victims were in stable condition after an early-morning shooting Wednesday in the Rodeo area of unincorporated Contra Costa County, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.
Whale Found Stranded In Rodeo Died Of MalnutritionA gray whale that was stranded in Rodeo last week died as a result of malnutrition, according to scientists at the Marine Mammal Center.
2 Kids In Car Seats Able To Walk Away After East Bay Rollover CrashTwo young children and their mother were able to escape relatively unscathed after the car they were in rolled over during a crash in the East Bay.
Gray Whale Washed Up On Rodeo Shoreline Died Of MalnutritionScientists with the Marine Mammal Center said Wednesday that the gray whale that washed up on the Rodeo shoreline in unincorporated Contra Costa County last week died of severe malnutrition, but due to decomposition they’ve been unable to pinpoint its underlying cause.
Dead Whale Carcass Washes Up In RodeoThe carcass of a dead whale washed up on the shoreline near Rodeo Wednesday, the third gruesome discovery in the San Francisco Bay in less than a month.
Small Earthquake Rattles East BayA magnitude 2.9 quake struck at 5:34 p.m. Friday, centered just north of Rodeo in unincorporated Contra Costa County according to the USGS.
Firefighters Discover Woman's Body Among Burning Wooden PalletsThe body of a dead woman was discovered among the debris left over from a pallet fire that was extinguished Friday morning behind a Safeway store in the Rodeo-area of unincorporated Contra Costa County.
Oil Tankers May Carry Harmful Tar Sands Through Bay Area WatersOil tankers may one day be carrying tar sands, the heaviest and dirtiest oil on the planet, through Bay Area waters. A spill could send the tar sands sinking to the bottom of the bay, creating health problems for many.
Elderly Woman Convicted Of Murdering Sister Is Found Hanging In Jail CellA woman in custody at a Contra Costa County jail in Richmond after being convicted last month of the murder of her sister died after a reported suicide early Monday morning.
Rodeo Homeowner Uses Remote Security System To Scare Off ThievesA Bay Area homeowner who recently caught a couple of thieves red-handed trying to break into her house was able to use her home security system to scare them off from 19 miles away.