Alameda County

The next scam call you get could be a bogus call from Alameda County district attorney’s office

Top 5 U.S. Telephone Scams<p>Telephone scams in the U.S.<p>If you get a call from the Alameda County district attorney’s office, it might be a scam.<p>Officials say they’ve received several complaints about bogus calls coming from their office and want Bay Area residents to be on alert, because the callers …

Alameda

Northern California landlord charged with shooting tenant

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California landlord has been charged with trying to kill a tenant in the third such violent incident between renters and property owners in recent weeks in a region mired in an affordable housing crisis.<p>The Alameda County district attorney's office charged Herman …

Business

Towns Create Gun-Store Free Zones, Confident Constitution Is on Their Side

“The point is to demonstrate that as local officials, we’re not helpless," a Piscataway, New Jersey, council member said. "We can use our …

Guns

Wee Hummingbird Leaves The Nest: Pleasanton Photo Of The Week

Patch loves photos! Share your photos with Patch, and your work could be featured.<p>PLEASANTON, CA – When this fledgling hummingbird took its first …

Photos

State EBT users to see 24-hour outage this weekend

Deborah McFadden holds a sample of the new California State Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card July 17, 2002 in Oakland, California. On August 1, …

Alameda

San Francisco just got rid of unfair criminal justice fees. Other counties should do the same.

San Francisco resident Mary Vandigriff remembers when her life fell apart at age 19 and she began a 20-year struggle with addiction and cycling in …

San Francisco

Berkeley Police: Rock attack on cyclist was a hate crime

A man authorities say used a rock to strike a cyclist in downtown Berkeley walked to the police station to turn himself in after the crime, according …

Crime

Father and Son Ordered To Stand Trial For Gruesome Murder

Victims were beaten, shot and set on fire in Oakland.<p>OAKLAND, CA — A judge today ordered a father and son to stand trial on two counts of murder and …

Crime

Sports calendar, June 20-21

WEDNESDAY<p>Baseball<p>12:30p<p>A’s at San Diego <b>MLBNet</b> (95.7)<p>12:45p<p>Miami at Giants <b>NBCSBA</b> (680)<p>4p<p>Seattle at N.Y. Yankees <b>MLBNet</b><p>Basketball<p>8p<p>Pro-Am: Dream Team vs. Oakland Believers, Kezar Pavilion<p>College World Series<p>9a<p>Arkansas vs. Texas Tech <b>ESPN2</b><p>4p<p>Oregon State vs. North Carolina <b>ESPN</b><p>Golf<p>9p<p>Asian Tour: Korea Open</b> …

Alameda

Three New England Patriots host forum in Boston, pose questions to Suffolk County DA candidates

BOSTON -- Three New England Patriots hosted a Tuesday night forum in Dorchester, leading a discussion with candidates running for Suffolk County …

NFL

500 Free Booster Car Seats: CHP Giveaway

They are also giving away 500 free kids bike helmets. Here's how to get in on the bonanza!<p>OAKLAND, CA — The CHP is giving away 500 free child booster …

Bicycle Helmets

Albany Resident Named "Inspiring Leader"

Albany resident, Jennifer Radics-Johnson, named "Inspiring Leader" by the Center for Nonprofit Management<p>As part of its 40th Anniversary Celebration …

Alameda

San Leandro July 4th Fireworks, Parades and More: 2018 Guide

Your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and other festive events near San Leandro and throughout the East Bay.<p>BAY AREA, CA – …

Festivals

Albany July 4th Fireworks, Parades & More: 2018 Guide

Your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and other festive events in Albany and throughout the East Bay.<p>BAY AREA, CA – Looking …

Festivals

Walnut Creek July 4th Fireworks, Parades & More: 2018 Guide

Your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and other festive events in Walnut Creek and throughout the East Bay.<p>BAY AREA, CA – …

Festivals

Castro Valley July 4th Fireworks, Parades and More: 2018 Guide

Your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and other festive events near Castro Valley and throughout the East Bay.<p>BAY AREA, CA – …

Recreation

Lamorinda July 4th Fireworks, Parades & More: 2018 Guide

Your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and other festive events in Lamorinda and throughout the East Bay.<p>BAY AREA, CA – …

San Francisco

Landlord Allegedly Uses Gun With Homemade Silencer To Shoot Tenant Over Rent Dispute

Herman Levi Little allegedly shot his tenant Timothy Loving three times using homemade silencer.<p>And you thought your landlord was bad.<p>A Berkeley, …

Alameda

Man who punched cop charged with misdemeanor battery

A man arrested on suspicion of punching a police officer, and giving her a concussion, has been charged with misdemeanor battery on a peace officer …

Crime

Oakland to pay $12 million to motorcyclist hit by cop car

OAKLAND — A $12 million lawsuit settlement is proposed for a motorcyclist severely injured last year when an Oakland police officer crashed into him …

City Politics

Convicted robber charged in Alameda County bank heists

SAN LEANDRO — A man on probation for three 2017 Contra Costa County robberies has been charged in four Alameda County bank heists and is being looked …

Crime

Dead body found in Berkeley Marina on Saturday evening

At 5:40 p.m. Saturday evening, a body was reportedly found in the Berkeley Marina near César Chávez Park, as first reported by Berkeley Patch.The …

Coast Guard

Danville July 4th Fireworks, Parades & More: 2018 Guide

Your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and other festive events in Danville and throughout the East Bay.<p>BAY AREA, CA – …

Festivals

How to Help Right Now: Twelve Local and National Organizations Fighting for Detained Migrant Children

If you have a heart, it’s aching right now. Listening to the kids’ cries on the audio obtained by ProPublica, looking at the images of children in …

Immigration

Bay Area political events: Refugee rights, Pride events

Upcoming political events in the Bay Area.<p><b>WEDNESDAY</b><p><b>Refugee rights:</b> A panel discussion on the rights of refugees under international law, on World …

San Francisco

Blue Oyster Cult - Rocked Alameda County Fair Last Week

49 minutes ago<p>Over three decades have gone by since "Burnin' For You" came out and Blue Oyster Cult still sounds great when they play it live. Great …

Alameda

$900M housing bond still alive, but now a fallback option

A proposed $900 million housing bond still has a chance to make the November ballot, but it’s now being characterized as mainly a fallback option to …

Homelessness

Creating awareness and action through mapping

Blog Post<p>June 19, 2018<p>Eight months ago when theOpioid Mapping Initiative started, a rare few governments were mapping data for overdoses and deaths …

Smart Cities

‘Where are we going to go?’ Mom, autistic son face eviction

SAN FRANCISCO — For 13 years, the homey, plant-filled apartment on the edge of the city has been a rent-controlled haven for Serena Chietti and her …

Housing

Alameda County considers $3.1 billion budget

Alameda County’s proposed $3.1 million budget is balanced, closes a $65.9 funding gap and will boost money for community organizations that provide …

Health Care