Cal Fire focused on remote vineyard in probe into cause of Glass Fire

Investigators with Cal Fire are set up on a remote vineyard on a secluded hillside in Napa Valley as they probe for the origin and cause of the destructive Glass Fire. Several neighbors told KTVU they witnessed flames erupt from the same area when the fire first ignited.

Stolen mail found dumped as thieves target mailboxes

Mail theft is on the rise across California and it has been for at least three years. In one case, thieves targeted a series of apartment buildings using counterfeit keys to steal from dozens of mailboxes night after night.

Milpitas woman uses man’s identity to claim unemployment benefits on his behalf

When 20-year-old Sebastian Alvarez opened a recording studio last spring, he couldn’t have anticipated that a pandemic would halt his business before it could get off the ground. But upon approval for unemployment insurance, he found himself in another unforeseeable situation—he couldn’t access any funds, because someone allegedly purchased his social security number, and was using his identity to collect benefits.

A look at the people killed by Vallejo police since 2010

None of the officers have been charged criminally for any of these shootings in the last decade, as each case was deemed justified. Yet, many of these men's families say that police have acted with excessive force and have given false accounts about why they felt the need to shoot and kill their loved ones.

EDD investigating fraud linked to pandemic unemployment money

California has distributed $77 billion in unemployment benefits and 12 million claims have been filed since March, which is more than any other state, indicating potential identity theft and fraud surrounding the state's Employment Development Dept.

Oakland 911 failed 18,000 emergency callers last year

Every year, thousands of emergency calls in Oakland go unanswered for far longer than a state standard allows, leaving potential victims of violent crimes on hold. A recent grand jury investigation found negligent oversight explaining the city can’t competently handle the 200,000 emergency calls it gets every year.