Angela Bernheisel, division chief for the Cal Fire Santa Cruz-San Mateo Unit, attempted to explain why a controlled burn was scheduled for a hot, dry day with winds forecast. Lisa Principi reports. (10-16-21)
Oakland Leaders Push for More Police to Quell Rising CrimeOakland city leaders are sharing proposals to get more officers back on patrol. Shawn Chitnis reports. (12-3-21)
Raw Video: Family of Kevin Nishita Pleads For Help in Finding KillerThe family of Kevin Nishita, guard and former police officer shot and killed while protecting a TV news crew, spoke about their loss and asked the public's help in bringing his killer to justice.
Caltrans to Shut Interstate 80 Near Fairfield for Bridge RemovalCaltrans will shut a portion of I-80 near Fairfield for 10 hours Saturday to remove Highway 12 to eastbound I-80 connector. Wilson Walker reports. (12-3-21)
San Francisco Steps Up Police Patrols in Union SquareHoping to reassure holiday shoppers and prevent more smash-and-grab retail robberies, SFPD officers are out in force and visible around San Francisco's Union Square. Andria Borba reports. (12-3-21)
Biden Administration: Migrant 'Remain in Mexico' Policy to ResumeThe U.S. government has finalized plans to return non-Mexican asylum-seekers to Mexico under a Trump-era border policy that the Biden administration is set to be reinstated. Skyler Henry reports. (12-3-21)
South Bay Jeweler Says Police Presence Inadequate for Smash-and-Grab ThreatSmall merchants who do business in outdoor strip malls and local business districts say they are the most exposed to smash-and-grab thefts. Len Ramirez reports. (12-3-21)
California Attorney General Promises Crackdown on Retail CrimeThe California attorney general is hoping to send a message to those involved with organized retail crime: If you participate, you'll get caught and prosecuted. Max Darrow reports. (12-3-21)
Family of Slain Security Guard Remembers Hero Who CaredThe family of Kevin Nishita is hoping any witnesses will come forward to help Oakland police. Kenny Choi reports. (12-3-21)
Smash-and-Grab Thieves Hit San Jose Eastridge Mall Jewelry StoreIn a heist that lasted less than 30 seconds, a group of thieves pulled off another smash-and-grab robbery in San Jose at the Eastridge Mall Thursday afternoon. Maria Cid Medina reports. (12-2-21)
Investigation Finds Vallejo Officer's Use of Deadly Force Not 'Reasonable'An independent investigation into the 2020 police shooting death of Sean Monterrosa concluded that the use of deadly force by a Vallejo officer was not "objectively reasonable." Andrea Nakano reports. (12-2-21)
San Francisco Lights Up GG Park Christmas Tree After Dark Pandemic YearThe city of San Francisco kicked off a holiday tradition with its “Winter Lights” tree-lighting ceremony in Golden Gate Park Thursday night. Kenny Choi reports. (12-2-21)
Fog Gives Way to Smog as Bay Area Air Quality PlummetsAir quality that has hovered in the moderate category this week got markedly worse Thursday afternoon with the index hitting 150 and higher across the Bay Area. Andria Borba reports. (12-2-21)
Smash-and-Grab Thieves Hit South Bay Jewelry StorePolice in San Jose are investigating a smash-and-grab robbery at the Eastridge Mall Thursday afternoon. Kiet Do reports. (12-2-21)
Boomtown or Ghost Town? San Jose Resembles BothRecord-setting investments and big commercial office deals are still happening in Silicon Valley, even though many of the big office buildings are still empty. Len Ramirez reports. (12-2-21)
MLB Lockout: A’s, Giants Players Blacked Out on Team WebsitesMLB’s website is a desolate place that lacks news or images of baseball stars after the MLB lockout -- the ninth work stoppage in baseball history -- took effect at midnight Thursday. Vern Glenn reports. (12-2-21)
Asian Senior Attacked at SF Bus Stop Appears in CourtAn elderly Asian man attacked at a bus stop in San Francisco got his chance to speak out in court Thursday. Shawn Chitnis reports. (12-2-21)
Santa Clara Broncos Seeking Back-To-Back College Cup Title On Home FieldCollegiate soccer’s NCAA tournament ends at Santa Clara University starting Friday night, presenting a unique opportunity for the Broncos’ who are trying to become the first back-to-back champion in over a decade. Vern Glenn reports.
Walnut Creek To Use COVID Relief Funds For Hiring Police Officers, Curb Retail CrimeIn the wake of a spike of retail crime, including a large smash-and-grab at Nordstrom, Walnut Creek officials approved using COVID-19 relief funds to fund additional officers to patrol the city's main shopping corridor. Katie Nielsen reports. (12/1/21)
Top San Jose Officials Blast Bail Policies After Murder Suspects Released – 'A Danger To The Community'Top San Jose officials, including Police Chief Anthony Mata, are sounding the alarm about bail policies after three murder suspects were released awaiting trial, saying it puts the community at risk. Maria Cid Medina reports. (12/1/21)
Airbnb Rental Scam Has Strangers Showing Up To Homes That Owners Never ListedA Southern California family had quite the shock when strangers showed up at their door, saying they had rented the home on Airbnb, since the homeowner never listed it. Kristine Lazar reports.
Walnut Creek to Increase Police PresenceWilson Walker reports on how Walnut Creek plans to increase police presence following a series of retail thefts downtown. (12/1/2021)
World AIDS Day: How HIV Research Helped Pave Way To Fight COVID-19 PandemicAs the world marks World AIDS Day, researchers note the four decades battling the disease have proven crucial in battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Kiet Do reports. (12/1/21)
Bay Area Students React To Abortion Rights Showdown At Supreme CourtAs the U.S. Supreme Court weighs in on a Mississippi abortion case that could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, Bay Area students react. John Ramos reports. (12/1/21)
San Jose Homicide Suspects Released Over "Zero Bail" LawLen Ramirez reports on the response to two homicide suspects in San Jose being released because of the state's bail laws.