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Some A**hole Set Oakland's 52-Foot Xmas Tree on FireSome A**hole Set Oakland’s 52-Foot Xmas Tree on Fire
By - posted 12/6/2021
Christmas, Crime, East Bay, Holiday Lights, Holidays, Jerk Alert, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News A holiday tree-lighting ceremony may still be on for this weekend in Oakland’s Jack London Square despite a fire early Monday morning that scorched about 10 percent of the tree, a fire department spokesman said. Quick work by firefighters at about 1:20 a.m. kept the fire more...

San Francisco No Longer Worst U.S. City For Package Theft (Now It's 2nd Worst)San Francisco No Longer Worst U.S. City For Package Theft (Now It’s 2nd Worst)
By - posted 11/24/2021
Crime, San Francisco

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that San Francisco is no longer the worst city in the United States for stolen packages. Thankfully, San Francisco lost its reigning title this year, which it held from 2018-2020. According to a study by Safewise, Denver, Colorado has claimed the new porch pirate more...

CHP to Massively Increase Presence at Major Retail AreasCHP to Massively Increase Presence at Major Retail Areas
By - posted 11/24/2021
Bay Area Updates, Crime

In response to a recent increase in organized retail theft activities across the state, Governor Gavin Newsom has directed the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to increase their presence near major retail sites and announced a proposed increase in the 2022-2023 state budget to combat retail theft. “The level of organized retail more...

Gang of 80 Thieves Loot Walnut Creek NordstromGang of 80 Thieves Loot Walnut Creek Nordstrom
By - posted 11/23/2021
Crime, East Bay

Police on Sunday are reviewing surveillance footage in hopes of tracking down more suspects involved in what authorities described as an organized looting at Walnut Creek’s Broadway Plaza on Saturday night. Three suspects were arrested shortly after the mob descended on a Nordstrom department store about 9 p.m., police said. An 18-year-old more...

Union Square Closing Streets for the HolidaysUnion Square Closing Streets for the Holidays
By - posted 11/23/2021
Bay Area Updates, Crime, San Francisco

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that after the recent brazen looting incidents, San Francisco announced that it will be limiting vehicle access in Union Square. The news was shared during a joint press conference with Mayor London Breed and the San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott. Breed announced that, more...

SF's "Street Overdose Response Team" Launches August 2ndSF’s “Street Overdose Response Team” Launches August 2nd
By - posted 7/31/2021
Brand New, Crime, Getting Help, Police Reform, Uplifting

San Francisco will begin rolling out its newly formed Street Overdose Response Team (a.k.a “SORT”) starting Monday, August 2, 2021 to address non-fatal overdoses through a holistic approach, city officials said Friday. SORT will respond to overdose calls and provide an immediate response from San Francisco Fire Department paramedics, followed by more...

Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Robbed in OaklandFormer U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Robbed in Oakland
By - posted 7/26/2021
Bay Area Updates, Crime, Jerk Alert

Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer said on social media that she was assaulted and robbed Monday afternoon near Oakland’s Jack London Square. The 80-year-old Boxer was pushed in the back by an assailant who took her cell phone and then jumped into a waiting car, according to a post on her more...