Alameda County News

Cat Brooks Announces Run for Mayor of Oakland at ILWU May Day Event

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 21:11
In the June primary, we have a chance to turn out support for Pamela Price who is running for Alameda County District Attorney. Pamela is a real defender of justice. She will give us a fighting chance in our struggles for justice and dignity by prosecuting killer cops and interrupting the school to prison ...

Stolen Submarine Mistaken for Aircraft Found in San Francisco Bay

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 20:48
Callers reported a downed airplane in the bay at 12:39 p.m. Sunday, The Scaramento Bee reported, but when the Alameda County Fire Department set out to investigate the scene, they found the abandoned submarine. The Alameda County Fire Department posted about the submarine on Twitter.

Beloved Owner Of McGrail Vineyards Dies At Age 64

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 19:30
LIVERMORE, CA — The day before he his 65th birthday, Jim McGrail, owner of McGrail Vineyards and Winery, died in his Livermore home. He was 64. The Oakland native was a lawyer, vintner and retired deputy who gave 14 years to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office and worked in the Alameda ...

Oakland Bartender Faces Murder In Fatal Attack With Baseball Bat

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 19:07
OAKLAND, CA – Family members of a bartender at an upscale restaurant in Oakland's Uptown district cried today when a judge ordered him to stand trial on a murder charge for allegedly killing a man with a baseball bat last October. A defense lawyer for Juan Espino, 29, argued at Espino's preliminary ...

Bomb threat causes evacuation of San Lorenzo middle school

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 18:33
SAN LORENZO — Bohannon Middle School was evacuated and nearby residents told to stay inside Tuesday morning while Alameda County sheriff's deputies investigated a bomb threat phoned into the school, authorities said. The threat was phoned into the school, located at 800 Bockman Rd., about ...

Thieves Allegedly Took This Homemade Yellow Submarine for a Joyride

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 18:00
A yellow submarine was found floating near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge after it was allegedly taken by seafaring thieves for an underwater joyride, ABC affiliate KGO-TV reports. The Alameda County Fire Department crew pulled the empty sub out of the water after it was initially reported as a ...

As Bay Area rents soar, many can't keep up

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 17:19
The report found that workers in core Bay Area counties would need to earn four or more times the minimum wage to afford a Bay Area apartment — and that the lowest-income renters in Alameda, Santa Clara and Contra Costa counties spend well over half their income on rent, leaving little for other ...

Deep-Sea Mystery: Stolen Submarine Found Afloat, No One Aboard

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:56
The unusual vessel, reportedly stolen out of Berkeley, was hauled from the water and towed to a nearby marina around 12:30 p.m. by officers and the Alameda County Fire Department, according to the Emeryville Police Department. "The unoccupied 'boat'/homemade sub ... was initially reported as a ...

Tickets Available For Sip, Savor And Stroll In Pleasanton

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 15:11
... limited number of designated driver tickets the night of the event for $10 cash. Event is rain or shine, no refunds. The PDA is not responsible for lost, misplaced or stolen tickets. A special thanks to our event sponsors the Visit Tri-Valley, Hacienda, Alameda County Fair, Beer Baron and Omni Fight Club.

VIDEO: Roadwork to cause overnight I-80 closures through November

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:03
RICHMOND (KRON) - Starting Tuesday night, roadwork in the East Bay will cause overnight lane closures on Interstate 80 for the next several months. KRON4's Will Tran is in Contra Costa County this morning. He says the project is to repair ten miles of east and westbound I-80 in Richmond. During this ...

Blue &amp; Gold Warrior Pride Lights Up <b>Alameda</b> Co. Courthouse

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 14:03
OAKLAND, CA – Blue and gold lights are again illuminating the Alameda County Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland to support the Golden State Warriors as they play in the NBA playoffs, county officials said. The Warriors are seeking a spot in the NBA Finals for the fourth year in a row. In addition ...

Asm Catharine Baker Announces Approval of New Parking Garage in Dublin Thanks to Grant

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 13:07
SACRAMENTO – On Monday, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) and Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty announced the State's approval of a grant for a new BART parking garage to be built at the heavily-impacted Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station, thanks to the $20 million ...

California Bill to Stop Irrelevant Disclosures of Immigration Status in Open Court Passes Assembly ...

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:33
This bill supported by the Californians for Safety and Justice, PICO California, California Association of Human Relations Organizations, Immigrant Defenders Law Center, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, San Diego County District ...

Homemade yellow submarine found adrift in San Francisco Bay, owner says it was stolen

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:00
After having a record of exactly what was considered to become considered a downed air craft nearby the famous bridge, researchers discovered that the submersible. The Alameda County Fire Department explained it sent two ships to investigate the waters off Emeryville immediately after the call came ...

Homemade yellow submarine found adrift in San Francisco Bay, owner says it was stolen

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:48
The “Fang Tooth” ended up in the waters near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge after disappearing from the Berkeley Marina. (Alameda County Fire Department). No Beatles or Blue Meanies popped out of the top hatch when a real-life, homemade yellow submarine was found floating near the San ...

Homemade yellow submarine found adrift

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:37
No Beatles or Blue Meanies popped out of the top hatch when a real-life, homemade yellow submarine was found floating near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Sunday. Officials discovered the submersible after receiving a report of what was thought to be a downed aircraft near the famed ...

Annual Street Resurfacing Project May Cause Drivers Delays

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:37
The work includes Main Street and First Street in downtown, which will be completed first before the start of the busy summer months and downtown activities, such as the Good Guy Car show and Alameda County Fair. Please be aware that most of the construction activities on Main Street will be ...

Warriors&#39; Colors To Light Up Courthouse To Support Team In Playoffs

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:18
OAKLAND (BCN). Blue and gold lights are again illuminating the Alameda County Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland to support the Golden State Warriors as they play in the NBA playoffs, county officials said. The Warriors are seeking a spot in the NBA Finals for the fourth year in a row.

Warriors&#39; Colors To Light Up Courthouse To Support Team In Playoffs

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:18
Blue and gold lights are again illuminating the Alameda County Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland to support the Golden State Warriors as they ... in Numbers" will be adorning several buildings around the county complex near Lake Merritt and other places visible from Interstate Highway 880.

Bartender Ordered To Stand Trial For Fatal Baseball Bat Attack

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 06:22
But Alameda County Superior Court Judge Scott Patton said there wasn't evidence to support the defense's contention that Espino acted in the heat of passion when he allegedly hit York with a wooden bat in the 1900 block of Telegraph Avenue, near the Fox Theater, at 4:18 p.m. on Oct. 22.

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