Weather officials issue red flag warning for North and East Bay hills
Weather officials issued a warning Saturday afternoon that conditions are developing in the North and East Bay hills that could cause rapid wildfire growth should a fire start.
Oakland's Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters, or CARD, trains nonprofits to respond to vulnerable populations during a disaster but will go out of business if it doesn't raise $100,000.
Emissions from some of the cargo-handling equipment at the Port of Oakland will be cut by upgrades funded by a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant, port officials said Friday
Environmental groups filed a lawsuit to try to put a wrench in an Oakland developer's plans to ship coal through the city. Earthjustice, on behalf of groups like Communities for a Better Environment, the Sierra Club and the Asian Pacific Environmental Network filed an action in Alameda County Superior Court to call for a new California Environmental Quality Act review before the project continues, the groups announced Friday The groups are protesting a proposal to ship Utah coal by rail through the new maritime bulk terminal being developed by Phil Tagami for the city at the former Army Base, a cornerstone project for the city.
A city television crew was robbed at gunpoint Thursday afternoon for a video camera worth $60,000, police said. The robbery occurred at about 3:20 p.m. at 935 Brockhurst Street on the fringes of Ghost Town between San Pablo Avenue and Market Street as two KTOP-TV 10 employees were wrapping up a shoot.
Paul Booker, of Oakland, who is accused of sex trafficking a teenage girl, was sentenced on Friday to 62 years to life in prison for killing an acquaintance during an East Oakland street fight in 2013.
Dissenters in the 6-3 vote say The Residences at Berkeley Plaza, a market-rate mixed-use project with 302 apartments at 2211 Harold Way, does not fulfill the city's goal of providing new housing for all income groups.
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Will Smith making music again
'Suicide Squad’ actor raps on Bomba Estereo’s “Fiesta” remix.