Two men killed in Hayward shootings identified

Police said John Creech Jr., 20, of Hayward, was shot in the area of Santa Clara Way and Yolo Street at about 4:45 p.m. on Saturday and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Robbery suspect crashes into Hayward police patrol vehicle

According to a police spokesperson, at least one suspect was in the stolen vehicle and was wanted by police in connection to a robbery. The suspect was evading officers at the time of the crash, however police say this was not a chase.

Family seeks to shed light on Marine’s death, California’s lax isolation laws

Edwin Villalta’s treatment and the events that led to his death not only haunt his family to this day, they raise serious questions about how county jails across the state care for people with mental illness and how they use isolation cells. Villalta’s story also sheds light on California’s lax laws governing the amount of time inmates can be held in solitary confinement.

Woman recounts trying to save BART stabbing victim

A woman describes the chaotic knife fight on a BART train that left a good Samaritan dead. The woman, a nursing student, comforted the victim as she applied pressure to his stab wounds.