Regional News

3-alarm fire rips through Lafayette building, home to Chamber of Commerce

July 13, 2017 3:43 pm

POSTED: JUL 13 2017 05:20AM PDT UPDATED: JUL 13 2017 09:17AM PDT LAFAYETTE, Calif. (Allie Rasmus, Christen Kafton/KTVU) A three-alarm structure ripped through a commercial building that houses the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce just early Thursday causing a damage estimate of about $1.1 million. Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Robert Marshall said he doesn’t know […]

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Woman suspected of buying baked goods with fake money

July 13, 2017 3:39 pm

POSTED: JUL 12 2017 09:52PM PDT UPDATED: JUL 13 2017 10:05AM PDT COTATI , Calif. (Debora Villalon/KTVU)   In the North Bay, Cotati Police have identified a woman who passed fake money at a school bake sale. An arrest warrant has been issued for Michelle Marie Kruse, 41, who lists a Rohnert Park address, but has not been located. “She was in the store for […]

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Dive-bombing birds attack unsuspecting Castro pedestrians

July 12, 2017 12:16 pm

POSTED: JUL 11 2017 10:29PM PDT UPDATED: JUL 11 2017 11:15PM PDT SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) - Dive-bombing birds are making life miserable for some shoppers heading to a supermarket in San Francisco’s Castro District. KTVU sent cameraman Greg Grinsell to the scene after receiving a tip. He said he spotted at least half a dozen pedestrians at Market and Church […]

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Skateboarders, police clash at Dolores Park in San Francisco

July 12, 2017 12:13 pm

POSTED: JUL 11 2017 08:53PM PDT UPDATED: JUL 12 2017 11:52AM PDT SAN FRANCISCO (Allie Rasmus/KTVU) - A San Francisco police officer and two skateboarders were injured Tuesday night during a clash in Dolores Park in San Francisco, where each side is blaming each other for the eruption of chaos. The commotion happened shortly after 7 p.m. in […]

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Fire breaks out at San Leandro’s Alco Metals

July 12, 2017 12:07 pm

POSTED: JUL 11 2017 05:25PM PDT UPDATED: JUL 11 2017 11:15PM PDT SAN LEANDRO (BCN) A two-alarm fire that broke out at a metal salvage yard in San Leandro this afternoon, near the Oakland International Airport, has been brought under control, fire officials said. A shelter-in-place for San Leandro and the surrounding area was lifted after 10 […]

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Grass fire grows to 100 acres in San Jose’s east Foothills

July 12, 2017 11:58 am

POSTED: JUL 11 2017 05:25PM PDT UPDATED: JUL 12 2017 06:41AM PDT  SAN JOSE, Calif. (Debora Villalon/KTVU) A couple whose home burned down in the east San Jose hills Tuesday, evacuated with nothing but their pets. “All they took was their car and their dogs, they didn’t have clothes or anything,” witness Dave Carlson told KTVU. Carlson was first […]

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Firefighters working brush fire near Hwy 237 in Mountain View

July 12, 2017 11:51 am

POSTED: JUL 11 2017 04:22PM PDT UPDATED: JUL 11 2017 04:29PM PDT MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (BCN) - Firefighters have responded to a brush fire in Mountain View this afternoon, according to Sunnyvale public safety officials. The fire was reported near state Highway 237 and Middlefield Road. At 3:24 p.m., Sunnyvale public safety officials said residents might see smoke […]

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Oakland committee votes to sever ties between police and ICE

July 12, 2017 11:48 am

POSTED: JUL 11 2017 12:57PM PDT UPDATED: JUL 12 2017 09:45AM PDT OAKLAND (KTVU) - Oakland’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday voted to terminate agreements between the police department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, following a unanimous recommendation from the city’s Privacy Advisory Commission. The issue moves to the full council tentatively on July 18. The Privacy Commission […]

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ATF offers $110,000 reward for three fires in Oakland, Emeryville

July 10, 2017 4:55 pm

POSTED: JUL 10 2017 05:21AM PDT UPDATED: JUL 10 2017 01:41PM PDT OAKLAND (Lisa Fernandez/KTVU) - Federal agents are offering a $110,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for three East Bay fires in the past year, and they released a photo and video of the prime suspect of a man […]

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Residents near site of massive Oakland fire told to evacuate again

July 10, 2017 4:50 pm

POSTED: JUL 10 2017 05:51AM PDT UPDATED: JUL 10 2017 12:33PM PDT OAKLAND (Keith Burbank/BCN) - Occupants of a commercial building near the site of a four-alarm fire Friday morning in Oakland had to evacuate again on Sunday evening because the safety of the  building is in question, city officials said. As of 7 p.m. orders had been […]

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