Almost 11,000 auto thefts in Oakland this year, or 40 per day

With the rise in Oakland’s crime rate a reigning concern for many of the city's residents and businesses, new figures showed that the number of auto thefts have hit an astounding 10,823 so far this year. That’s an average of more than 40 vehicles stolen a day.

VTA operator attacked in Sunnyvale

A Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority operator was assaulted Monday night in Sunnyvale, according to a spokesperson for the agency.