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Accused Richmond cannibal used ice pick to murder grandma, DA alleges

Accused Richmond cannibal used ice pick to murder grandma, DA alleges

Dwayne Wallick, 37, was charged with murdering his 90-year-old grandma Wednesday.
Black-owned restaurants open in Bay Area for takeout, delivery

Black-owned restaurants open in Bay Area for takeout, delivery

'One of the best ways to stand up for those at greater risk, to support communities that are neglected, discriminated against, or left behind, is to support them financially'
Vallejo police shot, killed man with hammer at waistband; chief won’t say if it was excessive force

Vallejo police shot, killed man with hammer at waistband; chief won’t say if it was excessive force

A 22-year-old man was shot and killed by Vallejo police shortly after midnight on June 2.
Bay Area George Floyd protests: Oakland demonstration to test curfew order

Bay Area George Floyd protests: Oakland demonstration to test curfew order

Protesters are once again gathering for rallies across the Bay Area, with more demonstrations planned later tonight in defiance of local curfew orders.
Antioch man convicted of murdering his father loses appeal; he blamed it on the stepmom in trial

Antioch man convicted of murdering his father loses appeal; he blamed it on the stepmom in trial

Scott Eastman was convicted of murdering his dad with a gun prosecutors say he bought on the Dark Web.
Coronavirus: Want to know how long the line is at Trader Joe’s?

Coronavirus: Want to know how long the line is at Trader Joe’s?

After posting about seeing the line every day on NextDoor, she got the push to set up a website in late April called "Rockridge TJ's Line Watch."
Workers of popular Burma Superstar restaurant awarded $1.3 million in class-action lawsuit

Workers of popular Burma Superstar restaurant awarded $1.3 million in class-action lawsuit

Workers of Burma Superstar, which has locations in Oakland and Alameda, won a $1.3 million class action lawsuit.
Coronavirus: Number of confirmed cases slows in Bay Area

Coronavirus: Number of confirmed cases slows in Bay Area

The death came in Contra Costa County, which added on to its death toll to bring the total back to 38.
Ex-Contra Costa DA’s perjury sentence is officially over; judge confirms he completed his community service

Ex-Contra Costa DA’s perjury sentence is officially over; judge confirms he completed his community service

Mark Peterson was convicted of perjury three years ago, and resigned from office as part of a plea deal.
More than 70 vehicles looted from San Leandro dealership; 15 recovered so far

More than 70 vehicles looted from San Leandro dealership; 15 recovered so far

Looters stole more than 70 vehicles from a San Leandro dealership Sunday night and Monday morning and the majority still have not been recovered.
Court overturns SF animal abuse conviction; woman who cursed ‘idiot’ judge should have represented herself

Court overturns SF animal abuse conviction; woman who cursed ‘idiot’ judge should have represented herself

The court noted the defendant's chances of winning on her own were pretty bleak, but ruled that she still should have been allowed to try.
California man ran a photography studio for years. He was just charged with massive child porn distribution

California man ran a photography studio for years. He was just charged with massive child porn distribution

A Stockton man who for years has made a living taking mostly portrait shots of children was arrested and charged with child porn distribution.
Coronavirus: Contra Costa County allowing more businesses to open

Coronavirus: Contra Costa County allowing more businesses to open

The new regulations went into effect Wednesday morning and allows indoor retail shopping, business offices, outdoor museums and pet grooming shops to open and permits protests of up to 100 people in
Suspected shooter in standoff with Oakland police; no injuries reported

Suspected shooter in standoff with Oakland police; no injuries reported

A man seen firing a rifle from an East Oakland home Wednesday morning was in a standoff with police who are trying to convince him to surrender.
At the Bay Area’s hardest-hit coronavirus hospital, frontline workers ask: Is the worst really over?

At the Bay Area’s hardest-hit coronavirus hospital, frontline workers ask: Is the worst really over?

No Bay Area hospital was hit harder by the coronavirus crisis than East San Jose's Regional Medical Center, where a refrigerated truck was once parked outside ready to serve as a makeshift morgue.
Yosemite National Park settles on a reopening date

Yosemite National Park settles on a reopening date

Park could open as soon as June 10, but is waiting for local counties to receive state approval to reopen hotels and campgrounds to handle overnight visitors.
Bay Area cooling centers to open as temperatures soar

Bay Area cooling centers to open as temperatures soar

Heat advisory issued for interior locations, some of which could reach triple digits
El Cerrito OKs borrowing nearly $9 million to avert fiscal crisis

El Cerrito OKs borrowing nearly $9 million to avert fiscal crisis

The council voted 5-0 to authorize borrowing $8.5 million and up to $8.9 million for the 2020-21 fiscal year because it anticipates a shortfall in mid-December.
Bay Area protesters prepare to defy curfew orders after day of peaceful George Floyd marches

Bay Area protesters prepare to defy curfew orders after day of peaceful George Floyd marches

Some Bay Area protesters in Oakland, San Jose and Redwood City appeared ready to challenge curfew orders after a day of peaceful marches
What to do if you are caught in a street protest: Roadshow

What to do if you are caught in a street protest: Roadshow

Get out of your car, stay in your car, or drive through the mob to possibly save your life?