Regional News

Oakland’s DreamCatcher program aims to help at-risk teens

May 8, 2017 9:23 am

POSTED:MAY 05 2017 11:27PM PDT UPDATED:MAY 05 2017 11:27PM PDT OAKLAND (KTVU) – For the past 17 years, DreamCatcher Homeless Youth Services has been working to help young victims who have been sexually exploited. Now, the group is preparing to open the doors on a new facility in downtown Oakland that administrators hope will strengthen the safety […]

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2 men sentenced to life for murder of Oakland activist

May 8, 2017 9:20 am

POSTED:MAY 05 2017 08:09PM PDT UPDATED:MAY 05 2017 10:16PM PDT OAKLAND (BCN) – Two men were sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for their special circumstances murder convictions for the fatal shooting and robbery of 66-year-old anti-crime activist Judy Salamon in Oakland four years ago. Prosecutor Butch Ford told jurors that […]

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Abandoned house burned as part of Vallejo fire recruitment training

May 8, 2017 9:15 am

POSTED:MAY 05 2017 03:36PM PDT UPDATED:MAY 05 2017 03:36PM PDT Black smoke billowed for hours over central Vallejo Thursday evening, but not to worry. It was a house burning down- intentionally- and training new firefighters can get no other way. “What these men and women do, when others are running out of a building, they […]

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Flaring at Valero refinery prompts evacuations

May 5, 2017 12:23 pm

POSTED:MAY 05 2017 07:53AM PDT UPDATED:MAY 05 2017 11:46AM PDT BENICIA, Calif. - After a series of apparently conflicting statements, Benicia city officials have clarified that a shelter-in-place order for two elementary schools and an evacuation order for an industrial park that were issued this morning as a result of flaring at the Valero Refinery are […]

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Parents camp out to get children into coveted after school program

May 5, 2017 12:20 pm

POSTED:MAY 05 2017 07:15AM PDT UPDATED:MAY 05 2017 07:15AM PDT SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Parents are camping overnight at Orange Memorial Park in South San Francisco in hopes of getting their children accepted into a highly coveted after-school program. 600 children use the after-school program and South San Francisco’s Park and Recreation Department says there […]

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Vandals ransack South Bay preschool, smash windows forcing it to close

May 5, 2017 12:14 pm

POSTED:MAY 04 2017 10:30PM PDT UPDATED:MAY 04 2017 10:30PM PDT SAN JOSE, K - A San Jose preschool is forced to close after vandals smashed windows and thrashed rooms. The break-in occurred sometime overnight Wednesday at the Tomorrow Montessori School on Almaden Road. The school is hiring security. This is the first time the school has […]

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Three dead in San Jose officer-involved shooting

May 4, 2017 12:02 pm

POSTED:MAY 04 2017 06:03AM PDT UPDATED:MAY 04 2017 10:05AM PDT SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - - Three people, including the suspect were killed in San Jose Wednesday night. Police are not saying much about what happened, except that there was an officer-involved shooting. Authorities received a call just after 9 p.m. Wednesday, about a shooting at […]

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Woman swept away in Sonoma County creek

May 4, 2017 11:40 am

POSTED:MAY 03 2017 11:44PM PDT UPDATED:MAY 04 2017 01:25AM PDT SONOMA COUNTY, Calif. (KTVU) - The drowning death of a Sonoma County woman illustrates how fast and strong Bay Area waterways are running. 22-year-old Maile Kelly of Forestville was wading and swimming last Saturday at Big Sulphur Creek, northeast of Cloverdale. Both she and her boyfriend, […]

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Nine Lives animal shelter needs to be rescued

May 4, 2017 11:34 am

POSTED:MAY 03 2017 11:37PM PDT UPDATED:MAY 03 2017 11:37PM PDT REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KTVU) - Nine Lives, a Redwood City-based nonprofit that rescues cats that are homeless and from other shelters, is now in need of rescuing itself. It will be closing in a few weeks and plans to reopen at a new, more affordable location […]

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San Jose Police will pay tribute to its officers killed in the line of duty

May 3, 2017 10:06 am

POSTED:MAY 02 2017 11:09PM PDT UPDATED:MAY 02 2017 11:09PM PDT SAN JOSE, Calif. (KTVU) - On Wednesday, San Jose Police will pay tribute to its officers killed in the line of duty. Last June, the department lost 11-year veteran Michael Katherman. The motorcycle officer died after he was struck by a minivan. Tom Katherman remembers the […]

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