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    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (CBS SF) — Fire crews are responding to a five-acre vegetation fire burning in the eastern part of Contra Costa County, according to authorities. The Cal Fire SCU unit tweeted about the fire at around 12:45 p.m.  The so-called Orwood Incident is burning near the town of Orwood north of Discovery Bay. Firefighters are battling a 5...
    DISCOVERY BAY (CBS SF) – A woman who died after her 8-year-old grandson struck her with a golf cart at a home in Discovery Bay on Sunday night has been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner’s office as 72-year-old Ofelia Contreras. California Highway Patrol officers initially responded around 10:35 p.m. Sunday to a report of a vehicle crash in...
    A Discovery Bay woman died Sunday in an incident that involved a golf cart, according to authorities. Details of what happened were not available early Tuesday, but officials with Contra Costa County Coroner’s Office and the coroner’s office confirmed the incident. The coroner’s office identified the woman as 71-year-old Ofelia Contreras. The California Highway Patrol investigated the incident but not...
    DISCOVERY BAY — The cause of a two-alarm fire that severely damaged a two-story home was under investigation, authorities said late Monday. Just before 5 p.m., East Contra Costa Protection District firefighters responded to reports of flames from a structure in the 4300 block of Monterey Court. At least sixteen firefighters responded aboard four engines alongside several trucks to find smoke...
    DISCOVERY BAY (CBS SF) – The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved the proposed 277-lot Pantages Bay housing development near Discovery Bay. It’s the third time the county has approved a form of the project, though the 2021 version looks much different than the ones from 2013 and 2015, both of which included plans to expand...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Shocking new details were revealed in charging documents released on Thursday surrounding the suspicious death of a teenager in Curtis Bay. New court documents show 15-year-old Dasan Jones, the stepson of a Baltimore City police officer, was found dead inside of a wall. READ MORE: Baltimore Cop Suspended, Charged With Assaulting Another Officer After His Stepson...
    DISCOVERY BAY — The cause of an apparent marina fueling station failure that sent about 400 gallons of gasoline into Delta waters is under investigation, authorities said. East Contra Costa Fire District firefighters responded shortly after 10 a.m. Monday alongside U.S. Coast Guard personnel, Contra Costa County hazardous materials and state fish and wildlife department staffers to a possible spill...
    DISCOVERY BAY (CBS SF/BCN) — A leaky fuel line at a marina in Discovery Bay spilled 400 gallons of diesel into the water, covering two Canada geese and motivating a harbor clean up by the U.S. Coast Guard Monday morning. Coast Guard watchstanders were told at 10 a.m. of the spill at Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor, also known as the...
    MILPITAS After a year-plus delay due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Legoland Discovery Center Bay Area on Monday finally celebrated its grand opening on Monday, and to quote a certain movie theme song, “everything is awesome.” “I love this place, said Morgan Hill 9-year-old Danielle Bergot, proudly showing off a tiny car she made of shiny plastic bricks. “I like to...
    A brown bear — possibly the same one seen last week in Oakley — was spotted in Discovery Bay and Knightsen over the weekend, but is still on run, authorities said Monday. Officials said a bear was seen on Tule Lane in rural Knightsen early Saturday, and may have traveled to Discovery Bay on Sunday where more surveillance cameras captured...
    MILPITAS, Calif. (KGO) -- The first Legoland Discovery Center will make it's much anticipated debut Tuesday in Milpitas at the Great Mall.Imagine some of the beautiful sites of the Bay Area: the Golden Gate Bridge, Levi's Stadium, Apple Park. Now make it tiny.This is just a taste of what guests can expect at the Bay Area's first Legoland Discovery Center.RELATED:...
    MILPITAS, Calif. (KGO) -- The first Legoland Discovery Center will make it's much anticipated debut Tuesday in Milpitas at the Great Mall.Imagine some of the beautiful sites of the Bay Area: the Golden Gate Bridge, Levi's Stadium, Apple Park. Now make it tiny.This is just a taste of what guests can expect at the Bay Area's first Legoland Discovery Center.RELATED:...
    DISCOVERY BAY (CBS SF) — A brush fire in Discovery Bay disrupted traffic on Highway 4 in both directions for hours Monday, according to CHP. The blaze, reported shortly before 3 p.m. along the 17000 block of state Highway 4, has scorched about a 1/4 acre adjacent to the roadway, said East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Steve...
    DISCOVERY BAY (CBS SF) — A brush fire in Discovery Bay has shut down Highway 4 in both directions Monday afternoon due to reduced visibility from smoke, according to CHP. The fire was burning east of Discovery Bay Boulevard on both sides of the highway, authorities said. Heavy smoke has reduced visibility in the area to nearly zero, according to...
    Two things I learned from my visit to Legoland Discovery Center Bay Area, opening at the Great Mall in Milpitas this week: First, I’m no match for my 9-year-old son, Alex when it comes to building a car out of Lego parts; second, Aquaman likes to hang out by the Golden Gate Bridge. Now, the first observation is obvious to...
    In the run up to its June 14 grand opening, Legoland Discovery Center Bay Area has released some sneak-preview video footage of the venue’s Miniland area — and it’s pretty stupendous. Built from more than 1.5 million Lego bricks, the Miniland component of the center is a vast miniature replica of some of the Bay Area’s most beloved landmarks. The...
    VALLEY SPRINGS (CBS13) – A trove of 5- to 10-million-year-old fossils of prehistoric species was discovered in the Mokelumne River watershed in Calaveras County, the East Bay Municipal Utility District announced on Tuesday. Among the fossils were samples of species including a two-tusked mastodon, a four-tusked gomphothere, rhinoceros, camel, horse, fish, bird, tortoise, and tapir. The EBMUD said others are...
    DISCOVERY BAY (CBS SF) — Fire crews in Contra Costa County are at the scene of a brush fire in Discovery Bay that has grown to approximately 15 acres Wednesday evening, according to fire authorities. According to fire officials in the East Bay, the vegetation fire — being referred to as the Headwater Fire — is burning east of 6673...
    After a long delay brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Legoland Discovery Center Bay Area finally has a new opening date. The indoor playground will open its doors at the Great Mall in Milpitas on May 25, according to facility operator Merlin Entertainments. The Legoland Discovery Center, not to be confused with the Legoland chain of theme parks, is comprised...
    DISCOVERY BAY (BCN) – A helicopter took a 56-year-old man with major trauma Sunday night to a hospital from the eastern edge of Contra Costa County. Emergency crews from the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to an 8:02 p.m. report of a man falling about 20 feet from a palm tree onto a concrete driveway in the 5300...
    A 56-year-old man suffered major injuries Sunday when he fell approximately 20 feet from a palm tree in the driveway of his Discovery Bay home, fire officials said. The man was airlifted to the hospital by a medical helicopter. The accident happened in the 5300 block of River Point just after 8 p.m. He landed on a concrete driveway, Battalion...
    DISCOVERY BAY (CBS SF) — A Discovery Bay resident will have to pay a hefty fine for putting on an illegal fireworks show last July 4th using professional-grade fireworks on a barge tied to a dock at his home, fire officials announced Thursday. Originally, a $52,650 fine was issued to the unidentified resident after a neighbor’s complaint according to the...
    VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom opened up its roller coasters for the first time in over a year Thursday.The theme park has been allowing visitors inside since July for their animal displays but has been unable to reopen the rides until California modified the restrictions.RELATED: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is set to reopen its ridesIn addition to...
    OAKLAND — A 32-year-old East Bay man was sentenced to two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm Thursday, by a judge who said she was hopeful he would turn his life around upon his release. Trevor Vee was living out of his trailer in East Oakland in January 2020 when...
    is the 40th anniversary of the first space shuttle flight and 31 years since the launch. The company worked with NASA to cre ate the kit, which includes the telescope. The 2,354-piece build, which is aimed at adults, is a 1:70 scale model of the real thing. This version of Discovery is packed with details, including a functional landing...
    VALLEJO, Calif. (KGO) -- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo has announced it will reopen the park's roller coasters and rides on April 1 for members and season pass holders.It will open to the general public on April 3.RELATED: Disney CEO says Disneyland set to reopen April 30Rides have been shut down since last March because of the pandemic.Six Flags...
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- Theme parks are celebrating the decision by the California Department of Public Health to allow for some rides to open by April 1.The gates at California's Great America have been shut since New Year's Eve 2019 when their season ended. The opening date in March 2020 was indefinitely postponed as the COVID-19 pandemic intensified.In January...
    OAKLAND — A federal judge sentenced a Discovery Bay resident to federal prison just minutes after the defendant pleaded guilty to child porn charges. At a Tuesday court hearing, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White sentenced 62-year-old Jerry Dale Havlovic, a former U.S. Coast Guard employee, to two years and six months in federal prison. White said the sentence was a...
    DISCOVERY BAY (KPIX 5) — The grieving family of a Discovery Bay man murdered during a crime spree across Contra Costa County say they never knew their sibling took in the alleged killer’s son and mother of his child as residents in his home. The family of Michael Iliff, 64, also told KPIX 5 he was killed on the same...
    ANTIOCH (CBS13) – A Stockton man suspected of a drive-by shooting that injured a firefighter and paramedic in Antioch is now accused of murdering a person in Discovery Bay, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. The first responders were shot in a drive-by while assisting a person who was suffering a medical emergency on Saturday night, authorities said....
    DISCOVERY BAY (CBS SF) — A 29-year-old Hayward man was arrested Monday after a tense standoff at a Discovery Bay Starbucks with a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team. Sheriff’s deputies said Lamont Lomack has been booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on false imprisonment, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition by person prohibited, carrying a...
    MOSS LANDING –  A mile below the ocean surface, scientists in 2002 encountered a fascinating sea creature clinging to a whale carcass at the bottom of the cold, dark Monterey Canyon: a living shag carpet. The discovery of the strange new species, now known as “boneworms” or “zombie worms,” has helped ignite the novel field of “curiosity-driven research,” leading to...
    DISCOVERY BAY, Calif. (KGO) -- People rallied in the East Bay Saturday afternoon in support of a Black family accused by their neighbor of "acting black" in a "white neighborhood."Several dozen chanted "Black Lives Matter" and "love not hate" as they marched down Discovery Bay Boulevard, led by Jarielle Jones, one of the family members who was confronted by their...
    After a recent incident in which a white woman told a neighbor to “stop acting Black” in his “white neighborhood,” some Discovery Bay residents and others are uniting to show their support of the victim and his family. Nicole Younger and some friends have been collecting letters, cards and flowers and plan to make what is likely to be several...
    SARATOGA – A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of illegally possessing an AK-47 following a vehicle pursuit in the South Bay earlier this week, authorities said. The chase began about 9:10 p.m. Monday when deputies tried to stop a driver for a red-light violation near Saratoga Avenue and Highway 85 in Saratoga, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said...
    DISCOVERY BAY (CBS SF) — A 17-year-old motorcyclist was killed Monday in a crash with a big rig along state Highway 4 in Discovery Bay, authorities announced. The California Highway Patrol said the crash happened at about 1:45 p.m just west of the Discovery Bay Bridge. Contra Costa CHP said the 17-year-old had just passed another vehicle when he collided...
    New opening date for Legoland The opening of the Legoland Discovery Center Bay Area at the Great Mall in Milpitas was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but its operator now says the attraction is on track to open next spring. “Our No. 1 priority is to create a fun and educational experience while ensuring the health and well-being of...
    EMERYVILLE (CBS SF/AP) — Michael Houghton, a British-born scientist who worked for years at Emeryville-based Chiron Corporation, joined Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice in being awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide. While he was at Chiron, Houghton together...
    Concord-based developer Albert Seeno III and Discovery Builders have filed a lawsuit against the East Bay Regional Park District, which could impact its plans to develop a new regional park at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station. The action came only days before the developer and Faria Land Investors was to ask the Pittsburg City Council to approve its master...
    DISCOVERY BAY (CBS SF) — One man died and a second man was injured in a crash early Thursday afternoon on eastbound state Highway 4 in the community of Discovery Bay, California Highway Patrol officials said. The CHP was told at 12:28 p.m. of the crash just west of Discovery Bay Boulevard. The man who died was driving a 2006...
    DISCOVERY BAY (CBS13) — At least one person has died after a crash along Highway 4 near Discovery Bay early Thursday afternoon. The scene is at the intersection of SR-4 and Discovery Bay Boulevard. FATALITY at SR-4 & Discovery Bay Blvd in East County happening now. Road completely closed for investigation & sigalert issued. Unknown time of opening. Seek alternate...
    One person died Thursday afternoon in a crash on Highway 4 in Discovery Bay, the California Highway Patrol said. The crash happened in the westbound direction just west of Discovery Bay Boulevard. Initial reports of the wreck came at 12:29 p.m. The CHP issued a severe traffic alert for the area at 12:41, because both directions of the highway were...
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