Reality Check On Oakland Police Cuts Reveals What May Be A Budget IncreaseA reality check on what is being billed as Oakland police budget cuts, may actually be a budget increase. John Ramos digs into the numbers.
Small Explosion Rocks Downtown Walnut Creek; Suspect Arrested with FireworksJustin Andrews reports on one suspect arrested possibly in connection with Walnut Creek explosion linked to fireworks (6-29-2021)
Car Burglaries Skyrocketing In San FranciscoThere has been a jaw-dropping rise in car burglaries in San Francisco. Kenny Choi tells us what is driving the numbers sky high.
Bay Area Lawmaker's Proposal To Decriminalize Psychedelics Gains MomentumA bill that would decriminalize the personal possession of several psychedelic drugs begins winding its way through the California State Assembly this week. Kiet Do reports. (6/28/21)
Legislators Push For $20 Million To Help Families of VTA Shooting VictimsJustin Andrews reports on additional state funds being requested to help victims' families and survivors of San Jose VTA mass shooting (6-28-2021)
Family of VTA Employee Slain in Mass Shooting Speaks OutOn the eve of the Bay Area’s deadliest shooting, Annette Romo and her son are speaking out about the Valley Transportation Authority, the agency that employed her husband for more than 20 years. Maria Medina reports. (6-25-21)
Oaklanders React to Police Funding CutsThe Oakland city council voted to cut the police budget by almost $18 million at a time when violent crimes are up. Those backing the cuts say the money is better spent on violence prevention programs. Da Lin reports. (6-25-21)
San Mateo County Sheriff Announces Massive Illegal Fireworks BustA few months ago, investigators in San Mateo County began tracking down some sources of illegal fireworks. What they ended up with is the largest Bay Area fireworks bust in recent memory. Wilson Walker reports. (6-25-21)
Derek Chauvin Sentenced to 22.5 Years for Murder of George FloydDerek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer, has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose killing outraged millions across the world. (6-25-21)
Bill to Legalize Psychedelic Drugs Receives Pushback in SacramentoAnne Makovec reports on opposition to bill aimed at decriminalizing psychedelic drugs (6-25-2021)
Oakland City Council Votes to Strip More Than $17 Million From OPD BudgetThe Oakland City Council approved a budget Thursday evening that will strip $17.4 million in funding from the Oakland Police Department and direct the money toward other programs. Andrea Nakano reports. (6-24-21)
165 Pounds of Fireworks Seized, Man Arrested in Oakland CrackdownAn Oakland man has been arrested and 165 pounds of illegal fireworks were seized following a crackdown by Oakland Police ahead of the July 4 holiday. Andria Borba reports. (6-24-21)
San Francisco Grapples With Drastic Drop in Police RecruitsThe San Francisco police department is having a hard time finding enough prospective applicants for new positions. Kenny Choi reports. (6-24-21)
Oakland City Council Debates Budget Amid Calls to Defund Police DepartmentJustin Andrews reports on the Oakland City Council preparing to vote on budget that will redirect funds away from the police department (6-24-2021)
Suspect Arrested After I-880 Freeway Shooting, Fremont Crash; Victim Shares StoryA California Highway Patrol pursuit involving a freeway shooting suspect on Interstate 880 ended in a major collision and an arrest in Fremont Wednesday afternoon. Meanwhile, the driver who was shot at is sharing his story. (6/23/21)
VTA Shooting: Additional Personnel Files On Gunman ReleasedFour weeks after a Valley Transportation Authority employee killed nine of his colleagues in the deadliest mass shooting in Bay Area history, the agency released more personnel files on the gunman. Maria Medina reports. (6/23/21)
CHP Pursuit Ends In Crash on Busy Fremont StreetMaria Medina reports on a crash in Fremont that ended a CHP pursuit of a suspect (6-23-2021)
Brazen, Serial Shoplifter Appears In Court As DA Vows To Crack Down On Retail TheftsAfter a string of brazen retail thefts in San Francisco Kenny Choi tells us store owners are fed up and the District Attorney is vowing to crack down on the culprits.
Contra Costa Authorities Seize Hundreds of Pounds of Fireworks Ahead of July 4thAndria Borba reports on Contra Costa County Fire officials confiscating thousands of dollars in fireworks (6-21-2021)
Contra Costa Authorities Seize Hundreds of Pounds of Fireworks Ahead of July 4thJustin Andrews reports on Contra Costa County Fire officials asking residents to report any sign of fireworks use (6-21-2021)
Hundreds Gather At Lake Merritt To Honor Victim Of Juneteenth Mass ShootingA push is underway to curb the rise in deadly violence after the Juneteenth mass shooting at Oakland's Lake Merritt. Andrea Nakano joined 100s who gathered there Tuesday to honor the victim.
Vigil in Oakland Calls For End to Street Violence in Wake of Juneteenth Mass ShootingAndrea Nakano reports on an Oakland vigil calling for an end to street violence in the wake of deadly mass shooting by Lake Merritt (6-22-2021)
VIDEO: New Surveillance Video Reveals Frantic Moments During VTA Mass ShootingNewly released surveillance video reveals the frantic moments both inside and outside the VTA railyard , in San Jose, last month, as a gunman opened fire. Maria Medina reports. (Warning: strong images, violence)
Richmond Police Investigate Mass Shooting That Left 3 Dead, 5 WoundedJustin Andrews reports on Richmond Police asking for the public's help as they investigate deadly mass shooting Sunday night (6-21-2021)