Oakland: ‘Keys To Equity’ Project Helps Low-Income Black Homeowners Build Backyard Rental Units

OAKLAND (KPIX) — The high cost of real estate isn’t a problem to those who can afford to stay put. But it’s causing some African Americans to sell their homes and move. Now, a new program from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is giving low-income Black homeowners a chance to profit from their houses without having … Read more

Multi-Vehicle Accident Slows Traffic on Northbound I-880 in Oakland

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — An accident involving multiple vehicles on northbound I-880 in Oakland Saturday morning in slowing traffic in the area, according to reports. The accident was first reported on I-880 northbound before 5th Avenue at around 8:15 a.m., according to social media posts. Initially all lanes were blocked and a sig-alert was issued. … Read more

CHP Pursuit Ends With Crash, AC Transit Bus Into West Oakland Home

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – An AC Transit bus crashed into a home in West Oakland on Friday afternoon after it was struck by a vehicle being pursued by California Highway Patrol units, authorities said. Officers initiated a pursuit of a stolen silver Toyota on westbound Highway 24 in Contra Costa County shortly after 2 p.m. … Read more

BART Requiring All Employees to Get COVID Vaccine by Dec. 13

OAKLAND (BCN) — All BART employees and contractors will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or prove their full vaccination status by mid-December under a policy the agency’s board adopted Thursday. The policy — drafted by Board Directors Rebecca Saltzman, Lateefah Simon, Bevan Dufty and Janice Li — will require the full vaccination of … Read more

Richmond Police Chief on Leave Due to ‘Unfolding Family Situation’

Richmond Police Chief Bisa French is on paid administrative leave “because of an unfolding family situation,” Richmond Mayor Tom Butt said, citing an email sent to him Wednesday night by the city manager. Oakland police would only say in response to a request for information about an investigation by Vallejo police into criminal allegations against … Read more