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Sonoma Co. to consolidate fire agencies

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a fire deployment plan Tuesday that proposes consolidating the 39 fire agencies in the unincorporated area and asking voters to approve a half-cent sakes tax in 2019 that would raise $41.8 million annually for their operation.

Tracy teen dies in Mines Road crash

A man who died in a solo vehicle accident on Mines Road in unincorporated Alameda County on Sunday morning has been identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau as 19-year-old Jon Gullette of Tracy.

Cal law student missing at Oregon waterfall

Grief counselors are at the University of California at Berkeley's School of Law in response to the possible death of a student who slipped and fell while taking a photograph at a waterfall in Oregon on Sunday afternoon, a school spokesman said.

Quadruple shooting in Excelsior kills 19-year-old

Police are investigating a shooting that killed a 19-year-old man and injured three other people in San Francisco’s Excelsior District early Saturday morning. The shooting occurred around 2:10 a.m. near the corner of Mission Street and Geneva Avenue, police said.…

Smart train strikes, kills pedestrian

A woman in her 60s or 70s was struck and killed by a Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit train in Novato this morning. Novato police and the Marin County coroner’s division of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office are working to determine…

Oakland police officer injured in crash

An Oakland police officer who was critically injured in a crash Monday morning had been responding to a call of a suspicious person near the Port of Oakland, police said. The officer was headed east in a marked patrol SUV…

Judge rejects Ghost Ship plea deal

\he case against Ghost Ship warehouse master tenant Derick Almena and creative director Max Harris for a fire at the warehouse in Oakland’s in December 2016 that killed 36 people is back to square one after a judge made a…

Rio Vista bridge stuck in upright position

A bridge linking Solano and Sacramento counties is stuck in the upright position Thursday evening and Caltrans has no estimate for when crews will be able to get the bridge down, a Caltrans spokesman said.

Bridge fire fully contained

The 45-acre Bridge Fire on Black Mountain near the Nicasio Reservoir in Marin County was 100 percent contained Thursday afternoon, the Marin County Fire Department spokeswoman said.

Jury to decide Monsanto cancer suit

A San Francisco Superior Court jury heard closing arguments Tuesday in the civil suit against pesticide manufacturer Monsanto, brought on by a 37-year-old Vallejo man who said he was diagnosed with cancer after regularly using the company's pesticide.

Activists critical of San Jose POA

Activists Monday demanded an end to an ongoing "attack campaign" by the San Jose Police Officer's Association toward the independent police auditor, saying it has distracted from their years-long fight to ensure police accountability.

Bay Bridge reopens after fatal shooting

All eastbound lanes on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge have reopened Monday morning after a shooting and subsequent crash left one person dead and two others injured, according to the California Highway Patrol. The shooting was reported at…