Family of man fatally shot by police to get $3M settlementNovember 11, 2022 GMT
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area city will pay the mother of a 21-year-old man shot and killed by police in 2017 nearly $3 million to settle a wrongful death and federal civil rights lawsuit.
Northern California officer fired over 2020 deadly shootingOctober 12, 2022 GMT
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A police officer who in 2020 fired a rifle five times through the windshield of an unmarked police vehicle, fatally shooting a San Francisco Bay Area man, was fired last week for violating several police department policies, authorities said.
California high school staff member shot after fightSeptember 14, 2022 GMT
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California high school staff member was shot Tuesday after breaking up a fight on campus, authorities said.
The Vallejo High School staff member was struck at least once and is expected to survive, police said.
Man is 3rd to drown in 2 weeks in Northern California lakeJuly 11, 2022 GMT
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — An 18-year-old man who drowned in Napa County's Lake Berryessa over the weekend was the third person to drown in the lake in the last two weeks, authorities said.
Witnesses told officials that Zaire Watu Fairley, of Vallejo, was at the reservoir Sunday with three friends and was standing on a log when he slipped into the water, the Napa County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.
Rangers swap outfielders, Calhoun to Giants for DuggarJune 23, 2022 GMT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have acquired outfielder Willie Calhoun, who was the main return for the Texas Rangers when they traded All-Star pitcher Yu Darvish five years ago.
Man to be sentenced for California kidnap once called hoaxMarch 19, 2022 GMT
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A man who sexually assaulted a Northern California woman who was kidnapped from her home in what police initially thought was a hoax was sentenced Friday to 31 years in state prison on Friday, prosecutors said.
Ex-AME Zion Church leaders charged with $14M fraudJanuary 26, 2022 GMT
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former bishop and lay leader of an historically African American church have been charged with defrauding California congregations by mortgaging their properties in order to obtain $14 million in loans they used for personal expenses, authorities said Tuesday.
Police say seeming abduction of California teen was a prankNovember 19, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The seeming abduction of a 15-year-old Northern California girl was a prank by her boyfriend, police said.
An Amber Alert was issued for the Vallejo teenager after family members reported she was taken Wednesday by several men in Santa Rosa and gas station security video showed her being shoved into a minivan that sped off.
Police: Teen girl taken from Santa Rosa found safeNovember 18, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A girl who was the subject of a California Amber Alert after reportedly being abducted was found safe, police said Thursday.
“Missing juvenile located and is safe at home,” the Santa Rosa Police Department tweeted at late morning, adding that more information would be forthcoming.
California attorney general will examine killing by policeMay 14, 2021 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's new attorney general said Thursday his office will review the fatal shooting of a San Francisco Bay Area man, who police say they initially thought was carrying a handgun in his waistband but actually had a hammer.
Vallejo chief supported firing officer over deadly shootingAugust 6, 2020 GMT
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The police chief of a San Francisco Bay Area city recommended firing one of six officers who shot and killed a man who had been sleeping in a car with a gun in his lap last year, according to documents released Wednesday...
New probe into reports Bay Area police badges mark killingsAugust 1, 2020 GMT
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The chief of a San Francisco Bay Area police department under scrutiny for several deadly shootings said Friday he is launching an independent investigation after two people in the department said officers had their badges bent to mark on-duty killings...
Inquiry eyes claim that police bent badges to mark killingsJuly 30, 2020 GMT
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The police chief of a San Francisco Bay Area city under scrutiny after several fatal police shootings said he is opening an inquiry into allegations that officers bent their badges to mark on-duty killings.
Video shows Vallejo officer fatally shot man from back seatJuly 9, 2020 GMT
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Video released Wednesday shows a Vallejo police detective in a pickup truck firing a rifle through the windshield, killing a man officers thought had a gun but turned out to be carrying a hammer.
California attorney general won’t examine killing by policeJune 24, 2020 GMT
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general declined Wednesday to independently investigate the fatal shooting of a man police say they initially thought was carrying a handgun in his waistband but actually had a hammer...
California official to review Vallejo police after shootingsJune 5, 2020 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Friday that his office will review the Vallejo Police Department and recommend reforms to use-of-force policies and measures involving bias and community policing...
Some violence, but California protests mostly peacefulJune 3, 2020 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some California counties and cities have begun reducing or planning to end curfews as demonstrations over the death of George Floyd have largely remained peaceful...
Official resigns after throwing cat during online meetingApril 26, 2020 GMT
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A planning commissioner of Vallejo, California, has resigned after throwing his pet cat and apparently drinking a beer during a Zoom meeting between city officials that was made public, according to a newspaper report...
Ferocious winds fuel blazes throughout Northern CaliforniaOctober 28, 2019 GMT
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 statewide emergency Sunday...