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A car drove into a Fremont fire hydrant early Wednesday afternoon, causing water to shoot upward and flood the side of the road near Lake Elizabeth.
One trucker's spilled shipment of jackfruit and plantains Monday on an East Bay freeway turned into lunch for bears, elephants and giraffes at the Oakland Zoo Wednesday.
An Alameda County judge ruled that a high-performing Oakland charter school can stay open and that the school district erred in revoking its charter in 2013 after it alleged that founder Ben Chavis funneled $3.8 million to himself through school contracts.
A pair of Alameda firefighter/paramedics will soon be doing more than just responding to medical emergencies: They will be checking up on the city's infirm residents after they leave the hospital.
Shadow Cliffs Park, closed to swimmers since last week following high readings of E. coli bacteria, will reopen for swimming on Wednesday, East Bay Regional Park District officials said.
The Merced County Fair will be moving up its starting date by one week in 2015 to avoid any conflicts with other fairs, officials announced Tuesday.
Carol Leigh, a long-time sex worker and advocate for decriminalizing prostitution, poses for a photograph in her office in San Francisco, California July 18, 2014.
The woman who left her two small children in a car while she gambled at a Livermore casino will now face felony child abuse charges, Alameda County prosecutors said Tuesday.
A SWAT team and bomb squad were using robots to search a Hayward home where authorities tried to evict residents Tuesday morning, a police spokesman said.
A 36-year-old man has plead not guilty to murder charges in the 2010 killing of a well-known Oakland tattoo artist.
The 10-year lease agreement with the Oakland A's will go before the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday and despite the the rough ride, the much-disputed deal is expected to sail though.
The 70th Santa Clara County Fair gets underway Thursday, so let's get the usual gripes out of the way: No, it's not the county fair many of us remember from our youths; and no, it doesn't attract the crowds, entertainment or spectacle of other summer fairs in San Mateo and Alameda counties.
A 71-year-old Oakland woman was killed and four other people were injured in a two-car crash on southbound Interstate Highway 880 in Hayward on Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A Hayward man wanted in a fatal motel shooting in the city's north end last month was awaiting extradition Monday after being located by police in Las Vegas and arrested on suspicion of murder.
Crews were dispatched at 9:16 a.m. to Stylist Hair Saloon at 197 Pelton Center Way for a report of the building being on fire, Alameda County Fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said.
Updated: Thu Jul 31, 2014 05:10 am
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