Bay Area Roads Consistently Mediocre for Nearly a Decade

Bay Area Roads Consistently Mediocre for Nearly a Decade

Bay Area roads have been consistently mediocre for nearly a decade, according to data released today by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. In a survey that…

Protests In Oakland Against Ferguson Police Shooting Briefly Close Freeway Ramps

Protests In Oakland Against Ferguson Police Shooting Briefly Close Freeway Ramps

Freeway ramps in the downtown Oakland area have reopened this evening after a closure earlier this evening caused by a protest on city streets, according…

Oakland Woman Charged with Tax Fraud

Oakland Woman Charged with Tax Fraud

An Oakland resident was charged Thursday with conspiring to file false tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service. According to the indictment, Valorie Shaw, from…

Federal Judge Orders Investigation Into Oakland Police Internal Affairs

Federal Judge Orders Investigation Into Oakland Police Internal Affairs

A federal judge who is overseeing reforms in the Oakland Police Department is ordering an investigation into why the city is losing a high number…

A’s Future Still Uncertain After Amendments Added to Lease Agreement

A’s Future Still Uncertain After Amendments Added to Lease Agreement

The future of the A’s baseball team in Oakland remained up in the air tonight after the Oakland City Council voted to add seven amendments…

Police Unable to Determine Who’s At Fault in Quan Collision

Police Unable to Determine Who’s At Fault in Quan Collision

Oakland police said today that they could not determine who was at fault in a vehicle collision involving Mayor Jean Quan last month but they…

Suspect in Shooting Outside T.J. Maxx Arrested

Suspect in Shooting Outside T.J. Maxx Arrested

Police arrested an Oakland man Tuesday on suspicion of stealing another man’s cellphone and then shooting him in the groin outside a T.J. Maxx store…

Nancy Cross, Missing 94-Year-Old Woman, Found Safe

Nancy Cross, Missing 94-Year-Old Woman, Found Safe

11:55 AM 7/3: A missing elderly homeless woman was found in Berkeley today, according to San Francisco police. San Francisco police said Wednesday that Nancy…

No Agreement Set Between A’s and Oakland, Alameda County Officials

No Agreement Set Between A’s and Oakland, Alameda County Officials

Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig today commended the Oakland A’s and Oakland and Alameda County officials for reaching an agreement to extend the team’s…

Two Killed in Oakland to SF CHP Chase

Two Killed in Oakland to SF CHP Chase

Two people were killed in a high-speed pursuit that started in Oakland, continued on the Bay Bridge and ended in a fiery crash in San…

Stray Bullet Found in Oakland Courthouse

Stray Bullet Found in Oakland Courthouse

A bullet discovered Saturday in a second-floor jury room in the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in downtown Oakland appears to be…

BART Board Says It’ll Cost $6  To Take New Connector To Oakland Airport

BART Board Says It’ll Cost $6 To Take New Connector To Oakland Airport

BART directors voted today to set the fare for the new 3.2-mile connector from the Oakland Coliseum station to the Oakland International Airport at $6….

Equipment Problem Fills BART Train With Smoke Monday Night

Equipment Problem Fills BART Train With Smoke Monday Night

BART passengers can expect trains to be delayed by at least 15 minutes on the Daly City line due to an equipment problem that passengers…

“Oakland isn’t ungovernable, it’s just ungoverned”: Rebecca Kaplan Joins Packed Mayor’s Race

“Oakland isn’t ungovernable, it’s just ungoverned”: Rebecca Kaplan Joins Packed Mayor’s Race

City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan announced today that she is making a second attempt to become Oakland’s mayor. Reversing her previous pledge that she wouldn’t run…

BART Train Strikes And Kills Pedestrian Friday Night

BART Train Strikes And Kills Pedestrian Friday Night

BART has resumed service today between Oakland and San Francisco in both directions after a person was struck and killed by a BART train at…

SFPD Taking Over Case Of Girl Found Screaming In Berkeley

SFPD Taking Over Case Of Girl Found Screaming In Berkeley

The location where a teenaged girl was kidnapped before she was found screaming for help in a South Berkeley neighborhood Wednesday morning remains unclear this…

Oakland Police Stop And Search Black Drivers More Than Any Other Racial Group

Oakland Police Stop And Search Black Drivers More Than Any Other Racial Group

Oakland police stop and search blacks more often than any other racial group in the city, a report released by the Oakland Police Department today…

Jerry Brown Files Papers To Run For Historic Fourth Term As California Governor

Jerry Brown Files Papers To Run For Historic Fourth Term As California Governor

Gov. Jerry Brown filed papers at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office in Oakland today to run for an unprecedented fourth term as California’s…

SFPD Arrests Man Whose Alleged Threats Put Elementary School On Alert

SFPD Arrests Man Whose Alleged Threats Put Elementary School On Alert

A man who allegedly threatened a family and prompted an increase in security at an Oakland elementary school was arrested in San Francisco on Friday…

Seahawks Running Back Marshawn Lynch Pleads No Contest After Reckless Driving Incident On 880

Seahawks Running Back Marshawn Lynch Pleads No Contest After Reckless Driving Incident On 880

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch pleaded no contest Thursday to a reckless driving charge and was sentenced to two years’ probation to avoid a…

Judge In SF Fires Oakland Police Compliance Director

Judge In SF Fires Oakland Police Compliance Director

A federal judge has terminated the contract of a compliance director appointed by the court to oversee reforms in the Oakland Police Department. U.S. District…

Oakland’s False Amber Alert: Carjacking Wasn’t A Carjacking, No Child In Car

Oakland’s False Amber Alert: Carjacking Wasn’t A Carjacking, No Child In Car

Police have located a person of interest sought after a reported carjacking and kidnapping outside an Oakland grocery store Tuesday that was later determined to…

Oakland PD Cancels Amber Alert Related To Reported Carjacking In Safeway Parking Lot

Oakland PD Cancels Amber Alert Related To Reported Carjacking In Safeway Parking Lot

4:25 PM: An Amber Alert that was issued after a reported carjacking and kidnapping at an Oakland shopping center on Tuesday has been canceled, according…

Police Name Person Of Interest In Amber Alert Case

Police Name Person Of Interest In Amber Alert Case

2/12 11:46 AM: Oakland police announced today that they have identified a person of interest in what was initially reported as a carjacking and kidnapping…

Amber Alert: Search Continues For Victims Of Oakland Carjacking

Amber Alert: Search Continues For Victims Of Oakland Carjacking

7:07 PM: A vehicle that is the subject of a manhunt in Oakland today may be a sedan and not an SUV, Oakland police said…

Ever Overpay For A Parking Ticket In Oakland? You Might (Finally) Get Your Money Back

Ever Overpay For A Parking Ticket In Oakland? You Might (Finally) Get Your Money Back

Oakland officials will refund $2.3 million for overpaid parking tickets from 2008, 2009 and 2010 after a city audit discovered the overpayments last year. The…

Judge Orders Hospital Not To Remove Girl Who Lost Brain Functions After Tonsil Removal From Life Support

Judge Orders Hospital Not To Remove Girl Who Lost Brain Functions After Tonsil Removal From Life Support

A judge issued a temporary restraining order today that prevents Children’s Hospital Oakland from removing a brain dead 13-year-old Oakland girl from life support at…

Tentative Agreement Averts AC Transit Strike

Tentative Agreement Averts AC Transit Strike

AC Transit officials have reached a new tentative agreement with an employee union representing drivers and mechanics, forestalling a potential strike, officials announced this afternoon….

Farewell, Harold Camping: The World Outlasted You After All

An Oakland evangelist who incorrectly predicted the end of the world in 2011 has died, according to an announcement from his organization. Harold Camping, founder…

Smoky Problem Delays BART

San Francisco and Fremont-bound BART trains were briefly delayed this morning because of a mechanical problem on a train at the 12th Street Oakland City…

Bay Area Leaders Reflect On Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Bay Area Leaders Reflect On Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, died today at the age of 95, more than two decades after he visited Oakland as part of…

Lifelong Raiders Fan Who Broke Woman’s Fall At O.co Coliseum Recovering At Home

Lifelong Raiders Fan Who Broke Woman’s Fall At O.co Coliseum Recovering At Home

A man who broke a woman’s fall when she jumped from the third deck at the O.co Coliseum after Sunday’s Oakland Raiders game is at…

Good Samaritan Injured When Woman Leaps From Third Deck Of O.co Colliseum

Good Samaritan Injured When Woman Leaps From Third Deck Of O.co Colliseum

A woman jumped from the third deck at the O.co Coliseum after today’s Oakland Raiders Game, injuring herself and a man who tried to catch…

Wind-Related Accidents Kill Two

Wind-Related Accidents Kill Two

Two people have been killed tonight in wind-related accidents in Oakland, a city that so far is bearing the brunt of extreme winds in the…

Oakland Airport Workers Announce Plans To Strike Over The Holidays

Oakland Airport Workers Announce Plans To Strike Over The Holidays

Food and retail workers at the Oakland International Airport said today that they plan to strike at some point during the holiday season to protest…

Mission District Protest Planned For Police Shooting Of 13-Year-Old Boy

Mission District Protest Planned For Police Shooting Of 13-Year-Old Boy

Protests against the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy last month are planned Saturday afternoon in the Bay Area…

SF Hospital Treating Man Set On Fire While Riding Bus

SF Hospital Treating Man Set On Fire While Riding Bus

A man was set on fire while riding an AC Transit bus in Oakland this evening, according to police. The bus was driving near the…

Original Bay Bridge Troll To Come Out Of Hiding

Original Bay Bridge Troll To Come Out Of Hiding

A mysterious figure that has added intrigue and bit of magic to the Bay Bridge for more than two decades will have his time in…

Uncooperative Hospital Patient Linked To Tenderloin Shooting

Uncooperative Hospital Patient Linked To Tenderloin Shooting

San Francisco police are investigating a shooting that took place in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood this morning, a spokesman said. Officers responded to reports of…

Oakland Zoo Goes On Lockdown During Search For Suspect

Oakland Zoo Goes On Lockdown During Search For Suspect

The Oakland Zoo was briefly advised by police to go on lockdown this afternoon because of a suspect search in the area, a zoo spokeswoman…