Brush fire burns dangerously close to Port Costa

Brush fire burns dangerously close to Port Costa

Brush fire burns dangerously close to Port Costa – CBS San Francisco Watch CBS News A brush fire prompted evacuation warnings in Port Costa Thursday afternoon and burned about 140 acres before crews got it contained. Andrea Nakano reports. (6-23-22) Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive … Read more

Brush fire burns 140 acres, comes dangerously close to Port Costa

Brush fire burns 140 acres, comes dangerously close to Port Costa

PORT COSTA (KPIX) – A fire threatened the town of Port Costa Thursday afternoon. The community’s volunteer fire department sprang into action to save their town but quickly realized they needed help. The blaze dubbed the Scenic Fire ended up consuming about 140 acres. Firefighters have it contained and all evacuation warnings have been lifted. … Read more

Vandal caught on camera taking down Pride flag at John Swett School District office

Vandal caught on camera taking down Pride flag at John Swett School District office

RODEO – Officials at a school district in the East Bay expressed outrage after a vandal was caught on camera cutting down the LGBTQ pride flag late Monday night. The John Swett Unified School District, which has schools in Crockett and Rodeo, posted video of the incident. Superintendent Charles Miller told KPIX 5 the vandalism … Read more

Contra Costa man gets 4 years prison in bank fraud, mail theft scheme

Contra Costa man gets 4 years prison in bank fraud, mail theft scheme

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY – An East Bay man has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a mail theft and bank fraud scheme that involved victims throughout Northern California, prosecutors said. According to U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert’s office, a judge sentenced 28-year-old Richard Beldon Waters III of Contra Costa County to four years … Read more

Contra Costa County Sheriff searching for missing Bay Point boy

Contra Costa County Sheriff searching for missing Bay Point boy

BAY POINT – Authorities in the East Bay on Sunday asked for the public’s help finding a missing 11-year-old Bay Point boy who was last seen Saturday evening. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department social media accounts posted photos of the missing 11-year-old in question, who was identified as Kelvin Castillo. Missing Bay Point boy … Read more

New fire station in Oakley aims to improve response times in eastern Contra Costa

New fire station in Oakley aims to improve response times in eastern Contra Costa

OAKLEY – At the edge of Oakley in eastern Contra Costa County, a part of the Bay Area that has struggled with fire protection, a new fire station opened Wednesday. The new station on Cypress Road puts firefighters in position to better respond to areas that have faced notorious problems with response times, and the … Read more

Fire season preps: weed abatement deadline arrives in Contra Costa County

Fire season preps: weed abatement deadline arrives in Contra Costa County

Tuesday is the deadline day for weed abatement in Contra Costa County. With abatement efforts, fire departments say all property owners have a safer fire season. Pete Ferraro owns AAA Tractor Services in the East Bay, For three months out of the year, he tackles 300 accounts. He’s been doing this for 30 years and … Read more

Bay Area authorities promise increased patrols at schools after Texas mass shooting

Bay Area authorities promise increased patrols at schools after Texas mass shooting

SAN FRANCISCO – Authorities in a number of Bay Area cities on Tuesday said they would increase patrols in the areas around schools in the wake of the mass shooting that left at least 19 people dead at a Texas elementary school. The San Francisco Unified School District announced in a statement that the SFPD … Read more

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano takes fundraising ‘Back to the Future’

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano takes fundraising ‘Back to the Future’

CONCORD (KPIX) – The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano held their annual fundraiser Thursday night at West Wind Solano Drive-In in Concord. The movie they showed: “Back to the Future Part II.” It was especiallly fitting as so many living with food insecurity wish they could go back to a time when a … Read more