Alameda County Strike Team Fire Crews Head Out to Fight Oak Fire

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Alameda County Strike Team headed out on Saturday to assist Cal Fire crews battling the Oak Fire in Mariposa County west of Yosemite, according to the Oakland and Fremont Fire Departments, which are part of the team. As of Saturday morning, the fire which began on Friday afternoon … Read more

Flynn Fire contained at 121 acres near Altamont Pass east of Livermore

LIVERMORE — Crews have contained a vegetation fire early Wednesday that started Tuesday night in the area of North Flynn Road near the Altamont Pass in the northeastern corner of Alameda County. Cal Fire reported in a 5:11 a.m. tweet that crews were able to prevent the loss of any structures or damage to high-tension … Read more

Firefighters extinguish blaze at lumber store in San Leandro

SAN LEANDRO — Firefighters battled a blaze at a large family-owned lumber store in San Leandro Saturday morning, extinguishing the fire with no reported injuries, the Alameda County Fire Department said. Fire burning at Larsen Brothers Lumber in San Leandro. Alameda County Fire Dept The firefighters responded to the structure fire at Larsen Brothers Lumber … Read more

Freeway shooting on I-580 in San Leandro injures 1

SAN LEANDRO — Authorities in the East Bay are investigating an apparent freeway shooting on I-580 Thursday that left at least one person injured. The incident happened at an undetermined time on Interstate 580 near the 150th Avenue exit in San Leandro, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office confirmed early Thursday evening. The sheriff’s office said … Read more

Newark man charged with hitting officer during pursuit

NEWARK – A 20-year-old Newark man is facing multiple felony charges after he allegedly hit one police officer with his vehicle and led others in a lengthy pursuit earlier this week, police said. Just after 9 p.m. Sunday, a woman called 911 to report that her ex-boyfriend was ramming her vehicle with his vehicle in … Read more

State to install surveillance cameras in East Bay freeway shooting hotspots

ALAMEDA COUNTY — A recent shooting on I-580 highlights the impact cameras may have investigating highway shootings in the Bay Area as state agencies move forward to install several in the region later this year.  A number of those devices will be placed in the East Bay, where most freeway incidents happened so far in … Read more

Alameda County’s Measure C for child care funding scores a legal win — but money can’t flow yet

OAKLAND — An Alameda County judge has ruled that 2020’s Measure C — a half-cent sales tax measure that would provide $150 million annually for pediatric health care, early education programs and affordable child care — can go into effect, following two years of legal debate. However, opponents of the Alameda County measure say they … Read more

Alameda County lifts indoor masking requirement — again

Alameda County is once again lifting a requirement for people to wear face masks in most indoor settings. The change was scheduled to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. The county on June 3 became the first in the Bay Area – and perhaps the state – to reimpose the face mask requirement. At the … Read more