SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two 29-year-old men were arrested during raids conducted as part of a multi-agency investigation into a shooting at a San Francisco Bay Area Halloween party that killed five...
ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — Four men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of murder in the deaths of five people in a shooting at a Halloween party at an Airbnb rental home in the San Francisco Bay Area....
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Police in the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday were investigating two separate shooting deaths by police officers over the weekend.
ORINDA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Halloween night shooting in California that killed 4 people (all times local):
A fifth person has died as a result of a Halloween night...
SANTA ROSA, California (AP) — With ferocious winds driving multiple wildfires through bone-dry vegetation and nearly 200,000 people ordered to leave their homes, California's governor declared a...
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews are battling a vegetation fire in the San Francisco Bay Area that officials say started after someone intentionally cut two power poles with a saw, making power...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — CC Sabathia spent a day off handing out his 50,000th backpack to first-graders and second-graders at home in Vallejo as kids returned to school.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Sacramento have charged a Stanislaus County man who they say was supplying the San Francisco Bay Area with heroin he was producing in his...
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Police say four people, including a soccer coach and an 11-year-old boy who had just finished soccer practice, were shot at a busy public park in the Northern California...
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The California Maritime Academy's training ship Golden Bear is resuming a cruise after being damaged in an accident in the eastern Caribbean.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 47-year-old mother and her 3-year-old son suffered major injuries when they were mauled by a group of pit bull terriers they were looking after, the East...
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California on Friday released body camera video of the fatal shooting last month of a man in the drive-thru lane of a fast food restaurant.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal drug agents say they've bought or seized thousands of methamphetamine pills shaped like movie Minions or stamped with the likeness of President Donald Trump or Kool-Aid's smiling pitcher logo.
The Drug Enforcement Administration said Friday that undercover agents traced the pills to Henry Benson and Roselle Cipriano, who run a home for the elderly in Vallejo.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say the son of a notorious child killer hanged himself in a California prison at age 32.
The Sacramento County coroner's office said Wednesday that Curtis Dean Anderson Jr. died by suicide Monday in California State Prison-Sacramento.
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have identified a man killed in a triple shooting at a rehab center.
The Marin County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday 52-year-old Nathan Lamont Hill, of Vallejo, was killed Monday when a transient opened fire at the Helen Vine Detox Center in San Rafael.
The office said Davance Lamar Reed was arrested Monday in neighboring Sonoma County after a pursuit unrelated to the triple shooting.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in Oakland that wounded a chase suspect (all times local):
Police say a driver they shot and wounded after a 25-mile (40-kilometer) chase was wearing body armor and had two assault-style rifles.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Northern California police say officers shot a suspect multiple times after they were led on a 25 mile (40 kilometer) vehicle pursuit.
Authorities said Thursday that officers in several Vallejo Police patrol cars chased a suspect's vehicle from Vallejo to Oakland before it crashed near an elementary school around 5 p.m. The school was locked down and parents were escorted on campus to retrieve students.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck near this San Francisco Bay area city.
The agency says the quake hit at 5:27 p.m., and its epicenter was 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Vallejo. It had a depth of 5 miles (8 km).
NBCBayarea.com reports that the temblor was felt over an area stretching from Concord and Oakland to American Canyon. The website says there were no reports of damage so far.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities say a man was dragged for nearly a mile by a pickup before dying from his injuries.
The Vallejo Police Department says a Vallejo woman found the dead man under her Chevrolet pickup truck early Monday after reportedly hitting him about three-quarters of a mile from where she stopped.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man who allegedly stole a California Highway Patrol car, drove it onto a college campus and used it to commandeer a school bus was arrested Friday after students on the bus jumped him, authorities and witnesses said.
The 35-year-old Vallejo man was taken into custody by Sacramento police.
A CHP officer was investigating a two-car crash on Highway 50 at about 12:30 p.m. when one driver jumped into the patrol car and drove off, the agency reported.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California police say a woman set herself on fire inside her home last weekend, killing herself and her twin 14-year-old daughters.
Vallejo police Capt. Lee Horton said Thursday that 47-year-old Mau Dao's suicide also injured her 11-year-old daughter.
He says detectives are investigating the case in the San Francisco Bay Area as a suicide that resulted in two homicides.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Semo, the oldest known male bottlenose dolphin in the United States, has died at a Northern California theme park where he was a fan favorite.
The San Francisco Chronicle says Semo died Tuesday at age 54.
Officials at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo say Semo apparently died of natural causes but a necropsy is planned.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A coroner's inquest jury has concluded that a machete-wielding man shot by Vallejo police committed suicide.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Friday that jurors found Jeffrey Barboa responsible for taking his own life.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The family of a Northern California man fatally shot by police last month filed a federal lawsuit demanding the release of officers' body camera footage of what led up to the gunfire, officials said Wednesday.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A couple reached a $2.5 million settlement with a Northern California city and its police department after investigators dismissed the woman's elaborate and bizarre kidnapping as a hoax.
Police in the city of Vallejo initially discounted a report by Denise Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, that a masked intruder drugged them in their home and then kidnapped her in 2015.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Friday identified four men arrested after a daylong search prompted by two home invasion robberies in Northern California that left a man dead and another wounded.
A woman remained at large after a block-by-block search in Vallejo following a vehicle chase from Santa Rosa, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of San Francisco.
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VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A 22-year-old man who killed a rookie California Highway Patrol officer on Christmas Eve after slamming his car into the back of the officer's parked patrol car was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder.
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley identified Mohammed Ali, of the San Francisco Bay Area city of Hayward, as the driver of the speeding Cadillac that drifted off Interstate 880 and crashed against Officer Andrew Camilleri's patrol sports utility vehicle.
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VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian has died after he was hit by a car as he attempted to cross a street in Vallejo.
Vallejo police said the 60-year-old man was crossing Lewis Brown Drive southbound shortly before 8 p.m. Friday. A 1999 Chevrolet Camaro driven by a 32-year-old male was traveling westbound when it struck the pedestrian. He was transported to a local hospital where he died.
The driver was not injured. Police say it appeared the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):
Firefighters in Vallejo have brought a grass fire near Interstate Highway 80 under control after the blaze damaged several nearby properties.
The California Highway Patrol said the fire caused major backups on I-80 where three out of five lanes remained closed east of Vallejo several hours after the blaze started.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — After nearly five years, the city of San Bernardino has emerged from bankruptcy.
The city said in a statement Monday that starting June 15 it began paying its creditors again under the terms of a bankruptcy exit plan that a judge approved in January.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Police say nine teenagers were injured when two suspects opened fire on a crowd of young people standing outside a Northern California house as a party was ending.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2oEOfTh) eight teenagers were shot and one was trampled Sunday by the frantic crowd running away from the home in Vallejo.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Shelby the seal is now a senior citizen of Southern California's Aquarium of the Pacific.
Dozens of children and adults wearing party hats sang "Happy Birthday" to Shelby. She turned 21 on Wednesday and was served a "cake" made of Jell-O and raw fish during a celebration at the aquarium in Long Beach.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Muller was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for a kidnapping so elaborate and outlandish that investigators first thought his victims were carrying out a bizarre hoax.
The Harvard University-trained lawyer and former Marine who meticulously planned his attack was tripped up months later by a stupid mistake: He dropped his cellphone at a burglary scene.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The police chief in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Vallejo said Monday that he ordered an investigation into the use of force by an officer seen punching and hitting a man with a flashlight in a video that spread online and drew outrage.
Chief Andrew Bidou said that once the internal affairs division completes its inquiry, he will review it and decide how to proceed. He asked for patience as the investigation plays out.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a Vallejo police officer's use of force (all times local):
Vallejo Police Chief Andrew Bidou says he has ordered a complete investigation into the use of force by an officer seen punching and hitting a man with a flashlight in a video that has gone viral.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say a residential hotel in Northern California has gone up in flames, leaving 30 to 40 residents displaced.
KTVU-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2mwcBye) that the fire broke out at the Travel Inn in Vallejo on Sunday.
Vallejo fire spokesman Danny Gutierrez says residents were able to escape the burning building, but a cat died in the fire.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Bay Area man who worked to protect children from violence after his son was murdered in 2004 has been killed in an altercation.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/2moO2j8 ) that Vallejo police say Landrin Ray Kelly died Feb. 13 of injuries sustained during an altercation two days before. A 49-year-old Vallejo man was arrested Tuesday in connection to the death.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Northern California police shot and killed a 21-year-old man after a fight broke out outside a house party.
KNTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2jppC8c ) that officers responded early Monday to find two people entangled in a physical brawl outside a Vallejo home.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A man wearing body armor pointed an assault rifle at two police officers in a California Starbucks, only to have the weapon malfunction before he fled and was shot by the officers nearby, police said.
Vallejo Police Chief Andrew Bidou called it an "attempted assassination" of the two officers, who were on break when the confrontation occurred.
The officers were caught off-guard and "were ambushed by somebody who has superior firepower," the chief said Monday.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A man wearing body armor pointed an assault rifle at two police officers in a California Starbucks, only to have the weapon malfunction before he fled and was shot by the officers nearby, police said Monday.
Vallejo Police Chief Andrew Bidou called it an "attempted assassination" of the two officers, who were on break when the confrontation occurred.
The officers were caught off-guard and "were ambushed by somebody who has superior firepower," the chief said.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on officers shooting armed man outside a coffee shop (all times local):
The step-daughter of a man who allegedly tried to kill two Vallejo police officers with an assault-style weapon Sunday says he may have been trying to commit suicide.
Breauna Bower tells KGO-TV (http://bit.ly/2dnMh0K) 41-year-old Adam Powell is "a really good man" who was probably distraught after his 2-year-old son accidentally shot himself hours earlier in nearby Suisun.
SAN PABLO, Calif. (AP) — A San Pablo police officer has died after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck and a big-rig on Interstate 80.
KNTV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2cGcUCk ) that 53-year-old Officer Ken Zink, of Dixon, died Thursday morning while driving his 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle through Vallejo.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney is trying to avoid a life prison sentence with a plea bargain in a kidnapping so elaborate and bizarre that police in California initially dismissed it as a hoax.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the plea change of a man charged with a California kidnapping that was initially dismissed as a hoax (all times local):
An attorney for the victim of a kidnapping initially dismissed as a hoax says a judge should sentence the man convicted of the abduction to life in prison despite prosecutors' plan to recommend no more than a 40-year term.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of an oil sheen and strong odor on a bay in California (all times local):
Authorities are investigating whether a mysterious odor is linked to a 40-foot wide oil sheen on San Pablo Bay, north of San Francisco.
The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed the sheen Wednesday.
On Tuesday night, Vallejo residents were told to stay inside after the odor prompted several people to go to a hospital with respiratory issues.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating reports of an oil sheen on waters near a northern California community where local authorities are trying to determine the source of a strong odor.
The Coast Guard didn't spot a sheen around Vallejo from the air on Tuesday but said crews will look again Wednesday morning.
Fire officials, meanwhile, are telling people in the city to shelter in place.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The son of a Northern California woman still missing after the arrests of four people suspected of kidnapping her said Tuesday he is baffled why anyone would abduct his financially struggling mother for ransom.
John Babb said his mother, 57-year-old Elvira Babb, was bankrupt and neither he nor anyone in their family has the $60,000 that was demanded.
"It just doesn't make sense," the son said at a news conference in Vallejo. "I can't fathom...
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Police in Northern California are investigating the kidnapping for ransom of a woman who remains missing even though four suspects have been arrested in the case.
Elvira Babb, 57, was last seen June 29 by a co-worker who dropped her off at a market in Vallejo, Lt. Jeff Bassett said.
Her son, John Babb of San Francisco, received a text message the next day demanding money, described under six figures, and threatening his mother's life if he...