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.
Oil Sheen Reported On San Pablo Bay Near Phillips 66 RefineryAn oil spill was reported Monday morning in the San Pablo Bay near the Phillips 66 refinery in Contra Costa County.
Alleged Richmond Gang Members Tied To Deadly East Bay Crime SpreeSeven alleged Richmond gang members were in custody Wednesday for a violent East Bay crime spree that included three murders and 14 attempted murders, including the shooting of an Orinda school board member.
Philips 66 Wants To Double Oil Tankers Arriving At Rodeo RefineryThe oil company, Phillips 66, wants to double the number of tankers bringing in crude oil to the Bay Area every year.
Rodeo Wildfire Burns More Than 100 AcresA wildfire erupted Saturday afternoon near the refineries in Rodeo forcing the closure of a freeway off-ramp and charring more than 100 acres
Kids' Pig Scramble in Woodside Draws Squeals from Animal-Rights ActivistsAnimal-rights activists say the event is traumatic for the animals and isn't so great for the children either.
Oil Spill Near Phillips 66 Refinery, Tanker Remains MysteriousInvestigators are still trying to figure out how two large oil sheens near Phillips 66's Rodeo refinery ended up in the San Pablo Bay.
Search Continues For Rodeo Woman Who Escaped Police At Martinez JailPolice are searching for a woman who escaped police custody Friday at a jail in Martinez.
Traditional Pig Chase At Woodside Junior Rodeo Draws ProtestersA popular event that gets both kids and pigs squealing at the Junior Rodeo in Woodside has some animal-rights activists all fired up.