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Bay Area air polluted with smoke from North Bay firestorm

A wildfire moves closer to North Tustin homes along the 261 freeway in Tustin, Calif., Monday, Oct. 9, 2017. Deadly wildfires whipped by powerful winds swept through California wine country Monday, destroying 1,500 homes and businesses and sending thousands fleeing as flames raged unchecked through high-end resorts, grocery stores and …

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AMBER Alert issued for abducted girl from San Leandro

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — An AMBER Alert has been issued in Alameda and Contra Costa counties this morning for an abducted child, according to the California Highway Patrol. The alert, which was issued shortly before 1 a.m., is for 6-year-old Malayia Davis-Booker who was abducted Monday from San Leandro, CHP …

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Oakland to try ‘safe haven’ camps for homeless

A few weeks ago, Mayor Libby Schaaf put on an Oakland A’s hat, an Oaklandish T-shirt with a stylized oak tree, jeans and sneakers to serve salami sandwiches to people living in the homeless tent community underneath Interstate 880 near Seventh Street, one of about 100 bedraggled encampments in Oakland. …

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