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Police: Modesto father forces way into home, abducts 6-year-old boy

Modesto police detectives said they are searching for a 6-year-old boy who was taken from his home by his father, police said.

Traffic delayed after I-580 lanes shut down at Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

All lanes are open on eastbound Interstate 580 at San Quentin approaching the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge after an emergency closure of the left lanes early ...

PG&E blames bear for NorCal power outage

On Monday morning, bear in Butte County did what most bears do. It climbed. Its object of ascent — a power pole — caused a ...

Elderly woman found dead in car in Newark

The body of an elderly woman was found in a car at the bottom of an embankment in Newark on Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Officers ...

Firefighter injured as 2 small blazes burn on Concord-Pittsburg border

A firefighter was injured and traffic was delayed as two small vegetation fires burned along Highway 4 on the Concord-Pittsburg border Sunday, authorities said. The ...

Spruced-up Alta Plaza Park welcomed back in grand reopening

Spectacular views, sunny skies and almost-warm air Sunday drew hundreds of people to San Francisco’s Alta Plaza Park, which sits high in Pacific Heights. Joining ...

Two coyotes now call Bernal Hill home, and sometimes they 'frolic'

A lone coyote has long made San Francisco’s Bernal Hill home, but in recent weeks people have seen two coyotes roaming this rocky summit rising ...

School bus carrying 7 students catches fire on Richmond Bridge

A school bus fire Friday afternoon caused a traffic shutdown for about 40 minutes on the westbound lanes of Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, authorities said. Three ...

Candlestick Point opening campsites (bring a warm blanket)

California is inviting folks to pitch a tent at one of six designated sites opening in Candlestick Point State Park on Oct. 1.

Palo Alto moms link arms in front of Christine Ford's home, chant 'Protect Christine'

A group of two dozen people gathered in the driveway of Christine Blasey Ford’s Palo Alto home Thursday to show support for the professor who ...

Vacaville toddler found wandering alone in neighborhood, police say

Vacaville police have located the parents of a toddler who was found wandering around a neighborhood early Thursday morning. At around 6:45 a.m. the unattended ...

Man accused in San Francisco kidnapping, deadly crash ordered to stand trial

A man accused in a violent San Francisco kidnapping that led to a fiery and fatal crash in Emeryville was ordered to stand trial on ...

Man pulled from water near SF’s Aquatic Park; 2 rescued from cliff rocks

Two men and a woman were rescued early Thursday, and one was in critical condition, after being trapped on rocks and in the water near ...

Arrest of San Francisco activist Equipto sparks protest outside police station in Mission District

More than 50 protesters confronted police outside of the Mission police station in San Francisco following the arrest of a Bay Area activist Wednesday who ...

Elderly pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by truck in Bernal Heights

A flatbed truck towing a trailer Wednesday afternoon hit an elderly pedestrian and closed down a Bernal Heights intersection, authorities said. The incident happened around ...

Dreamforce is coming to San Francisco — here’s what to expect

An average weekday in downtown San Francisco can already feel claustrophobic, so what happens when 170,000 additional people flood into a relatively small patch of ...

Roadkill report: Bay Area motorists lead the state in hitting wild animals

The deer your daughter said jumped out of nowhere and dented the car she had borrowed to go out with friends might not be the ...

McDonald’s workers in SF allege sexual harassment in national protest

Tuesday’s lunchtime crowd at the McDonald’s in San Francisco’s Mission District clustered outside the front door, but people weren’t dining al fresco or happily waiting ...

Construction worker killed by falling plywood in San Rafael

A construction worker was killed by falling plywood sheets at a San Rafael construction site Tuesday morning, authorities said. The worker was sitting next to ...

San Francisco police arrest two in connection with violent robberies

San Francisco police have arrested two suspects believed to be tied to a trio of violent robberies in the city stretching back to late July. ...

Missing 11-year-old San Francisco boy found safe

Update: Police said Dennis Dixon, the missing boy, has been located and is well. San Francisco police are asking for the public’s help in finding ...

Scared bear hides in culvert to evade Redding police

Redding police have surrounded a suspect holed up in a drainpipe under a road following an early morning pursuit and are reportedly trying to lure ...

Spreckels Lake parade celebrates model-boat tradition launched 120 years ago

The San Francisco Model Yacht Club is cheaper than most yacht clubs, perhaps because it doesn’t have a bar. It costs $30 a year, plus ...

Willis Casey, former San Francisco police chief, dies

Former San Francisco Police Chief Willis Casey has died from cancer at age 80. Casey served in the San Francisco Police Department for 30 years ...

Vegan government: Berkeley City Council votes for meatless meetings

The Berkeley City Council approved a resolution on Thursday, Sept. 13 to serve only vegan food at its facilities on Mondays or another day of ...

All lanes of northbound 280 reopened after bus fire in South San Francisco

All Interstate-280 northbound lanes are now open near the Avalon Drive off-ramp in South San Francisco after officials contained a bus fire Friday afternoon. California ...

SF backs off threat to yellow-tag Millennium Tower

San Francisco officials signaled Thursday that they’re willing to back down from the aggressive deadlines they set for the managers of the Millennium Tower to ...

Protesters fills streets near SF climate summit, object to ‘market-based’ solutions

Hundreds of demonstrators crowded the streets of downtown San Francisco on Thursday morning, banging drums and chanting as they called on local and world leaders ...

Free rides around San Francisco to celebrate the Global Climate Action Summit

Very little is free in San Francisco, but on Thursday two companies are offering free rides.

Toddler dies in hot car after being accidentally left for hours

A toddler died Tuesday after being left for hours in a car in Moraga while outside temperatures hit at least 80 degrees, police said. Lily ...

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