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    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — A car in Pittsburg was hit by a fusillade of bullets Thursday night, injuring the driver, police said. Pittsburg police said officers heard multiple gunshots in the area of Frontage Road and Crestview Drive. As officers arrived, a man pulled his vehicle in front of officers patrol vehicles to report he had...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF/BCN) — Sentencing awaits a 25-year-old Pittsburg man after being found guilty by a jury last month on felony charges for a January shooting, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Prosecutors said Brandon Hilliard and another Pittsburg man got into an argument at Central Avenue and Birch Street in...
    MARTINEZ — The day after listening to closing arguments, a Contra Costa jury convicted a Pittsburg woman of murdering her parents, killings prosecutors say came after the 54-year-old defendant was kicked out of their home. Menique Lashon was convicted of first degree murder in the killing of her father, Harvey Lashon, 73, and of second...
    Welcome back to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) prep roundup. Here’s the best of Thursday’s action in girls and boys basketball, baseball and softball. Boys basketball No. 15 Independence 83, Pioneer 74 Independence trailed by 15 points in the first half Thursday night before settling down and beating Pioneer in...
    PITTSBURG — A 35-year-old Bay Point man who had been the subject of a raid by Contra Costa Sheriff investigators a month before was arrested on suspicion of carjacking and kidnapping a driver during a police chase last week, authorities said. The May 20 incident started when police showed up at a home on the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man faces aggravated assault and weapons charges following a shootout in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood last month, police said. According to San Francisco police, the suspect is connected to a shooting on the 100 block of Hyde Street around 5:20 p.m. on April 25. Arriving officers found multiple shell...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — The Pittsburg Police Department released the name of the man Thursday who an officer shot and killed the week before, as well as body cam footage of the incident. Police revealed that 31-year-old Patrick Watkins was fatally shot after pulling a .22 caliber pistol on officers outside an apartment complex after...
    The disconcerting sights and sounds of large crowds gathering as screeching, spinning cars take over intersections have become all too common in the past few months in East Contra Costa County where such spectacles were rarely seen previously. But local authorities want potential perpetrators to know — especially heading into the long Memorial Day weekend...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — A vegetation fire in the area of John Henry Johnson Parkway and Leland Road in Pittsburg was holding at five acres Sunday evening but firefighters were still working on full containment, Cal Fire Santa Clara Unit reported on Twitter at 6:59 p.m. Firefighters from Cal Fire SCU and Contra Costa County...
    ANTIOCH (CBS SF/BCN) — Gunfire erupted early Sunday at an illegal sideshow in Pittsburg as officers in four Contra Costa County cities responded to several raucous gatherings that led to citations, towed impounded vehicles and an arrest after a police pursuit. A night filled with illegal street racing began around 10:45 p.m. when more than...
    ANTIOCH (CBS SF/BCN) — Gunfire erupted early Sunday at an illegal sideshow in Pittsburg as officers in four Contra Costa County cities responded to several raucous gatherings that led to citations, towed impounded vehicles and an arrest after a police pursuit. A night filled with illegal street racing began around 10:45 p.m. when more than...
    PITTSBURG — A 31-year-old man was fatally shot by police Thursday evening after officers responding to a domestic violence call said he pointed a gun at them, authorities said Friday. The man’s name has not yet been released, nor have the names of the officers who shot at him. In a news release Friday, police...
    PITTSBURG, Calif. (KGO) -- Pittsburg police shot and killed a man they said was armed with a handgun at an apartment complex late Thursday night.Police said they were called to the complex on the 2300 block of Loveridge Road regarding a man holding a handgun, banging on the front door of an apartment. The man...
    PITTSBURG, Calif. (KGO) -- The Contra Costa County sheriff's office is investigating a deadly shooting.It happened at an apartment complex on Loveridge Road in Pittsburg.Several police officers and a K-9 officer were seen surrounding the building.There's no word yet on what led to the shooting and there are no details about the victim.Stay with ABC7...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — One person has died in an officer-involved shooting at an apartment complex in Pittsburg. The shooting was reported last night at the Stoneman Apartment Complex on Loveridge Road. READ MORE: Bogus 911 Call Sends Officers Swarming Quiet Pleasant Hill Neighborhood A man was found with gunshot wounds near the stairs of...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — One person has died in a shooting at an apartment complex in Pittsburg. The shooting was reported at the Stoneman Apartment Complex on Loveridge Road. READ MORE: Bogus 911 Call Sends Officers Swarming Quiet Pleasant Hill Neighborhood The man was found with gunshot wounds near the stairs of the complex. He...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — Fire crews in Contra Costa County are at the scene of a vegetation fire in Pittsburg Wednesday that has shut down Bailey Road in both directions. The Twitter account for the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District posted about the fire burning on Bailey Road shortly before 6 p.m. READ MORE:...
    It took more than three years, but the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors finally approved Keller Canyon Landfill’s land use permit this week. Begun in late 2017, the permit review included eight hearings before the Planning Commission recommended the board approve the permit and the supervisors on Tuesday unanimously agreed to it. Over the...
    TUOLUMNE COUNTY (CBS13) — Authorities have identified two Bay Area residents as the young men who drowned after jumping into the God’s Bath swimming hole in Tuolumne County last week. The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office says three people jumped into the water at the popular but dangerous Stanislaus National Forest swimming spot. READ MORE: Stimulus...
    BART service shut down in the eastern part of Contra Costa County for the second time in a week early Monday, according to BART officials. The agency sent out an alert at 7:09 a.m. that service had stopped between the Antioch and Pittsburg/Bay Point stations. They did not give a reason. Tri Delta Transit provided...
    PITTSBURG — A hail of bullets were fired in two separate drive-by shootings captured on surveillance video at the same housing complex, one showing two people running for their lives. Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the shooters. The shootings, which appear to be straight out of a stereotypical Hollywood move,...
    PITTSBURG (BCN) — Pittsburg police have released surveillance video of two shooting incidents in an appeal to the community for help finding the suspects. The first shooting was reported on May 5 at the El Pueblo housing complex at 875 El Pueblo Ave. Security video shows a car pulling up and several men shooting numerous...
    A BART train became disabled on tracks in East Contra Costa County on Tuesday morning, causing a major delay on the Antioch line in both directions, the agency said. The delay was one of two lengthy ones on the transit system Tuesday. An equipment problem on the track also was affecting one of the San...
    ANTIOCH (BCN) — BART was reporting a major delay on its Antioch line Tuesday morning because of a disabled train between the Antioch and Pittsburg Center stations. The agency issued an advisory at 9:35 a.m. about the delay, and did not specify what caused the train to become disabled. READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Unveils $12...
    Dante Basco can check off one of his lifetime goals — getting his hometown noticed. That happens when his directorial debut “The Fabulous Filipino Brothers” screens during the Center for Asian American Media Festival (CAAMFest). “Not many movies get made about Pittsburg so I had to put one on the map,” said the Pittsburg native...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF/BCN) — The California Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting incident that occurred on westbound state Highway 4 in Pittsburg Thursday night, the latest in a series of shootings on that stretch of highway. The incident occurred at 9:57 p.m. on the highway at Railroad Avenue, according to the CHP. READ MORE: San...
    Daytuawn Pearson listened patiently to the list of non-league opponents Pittsburg High is scheduled to play this fall in football. Serra. Valley Christian. Wilcox. Folsom. “Most definitely,” Pearson said emphatically when asked if he would have enjoyed that kind of challenge in his final season. “I worked so hard for that. Now the...
    Pittsburg has hopped aboard an initial plan to build a regional personal micro-transit system that will use driverless electric cars to shuttle passengers to and from Bay Area BART, bus and Amtrak stations in East Contra Costa. The City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to lend its preliminary support to the public-private partnership model for...
    Fire crews in Contra Costa and Solano counties battled blazes Sunday as much of Northern California was warned that low humidity and strong winds were creating critical fire dangers. 12:34 p.m. A new fire appeared to have broken out in Solano County. Reporter Cornell Barnard, of Bay Area News Group television partner ABC7News, said that...
    PITTSBURG (KPIX) — A driver was shot in the neck in Pittsburg Thursday night then crashed along the Highway 4 Railroad Avenue off-ramp. It happened around 9 p.m. Video from the scene shows the nasty aftermath: the driver’s car with a bullet hole through the windshield smashed into the side of a double tanker...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — Contra Costa County Fire crews are at the scene of a sizable vegetation fire burning near homes along Kirker Pass Road in Pittsburg Thursday afternoon, according to authorities. The Contra Costa Fire Department Twitter account posted about the fire shortly at about 4:18 p.m., saying the “significant vegetation fire” was burning...
    Lightning-speed internet will soon be available to all in Pittbsurg under a new agreement with SiFi Networks LLC to bring state-of-the-art fiber optics to the entire city. Under the “smart city” agreement the council unanimously approved this week, the city will agree to connect city-owned and operated facilities requiring internet to the new SiFi fiber-optic...
    MARTINEZ — Contra Costa prosecutors have filed murder charges against the man suspected of initiating a drunk driving crash that killed a 7-year-old girl and her mother’s partner, authorities said. Christian Ricardo Vargas, 25, was charged Thursday morning with murdering 7-year-old killed as Sela Mataele-Rosalez and a 28-year-old man in a Pittsburg crash that also injured...
    Top matchups No. 1 De La Salle (5-0) at No. 9 Clayton Valley Charter (4-1), Saturday, 7 p.m.: De La Salle is a heavy favorite to win Saturday and finish this unprecedented spring season undefeated. The Spartans have beaten every team on their schedule by multiple scores except the first one, Stockton power St....
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — Police in Pittsburg on Tuesday morning released additional details on the fatal DUI crash that killed two people Monday evening, including that the suspect arrested was already on probation for a prior DUI conviction. According to police, officers responded to the collision between the two vehicles happened just after 6 p.m....
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — A driver who set off a fatal major injury crash in Pittsburg Monday was arrested for driving under the influence, according to police. According to police, the suspect was traveling at high speed on West Leland Road and crashed into another vehicle, causing the car to collide with a tree....
    PITTSBURG — Lanes of West Leland Road remained closed Monday night while investigators were at the scene of a collision that killed two people and injured three others, authorities said. At 6:03 p.m., officers responded to reports of a two-car collision on West Leland east of John Henry Johnson Parkway. While en route to the...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) — Emergency crews responded a major injury crash in Pittsburg, Monday evening. It happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 800 block of W. Leland, according to Contra Costa Fire Department officials. According to reports, at least one person was killed, 7 injured, three of them critically. Fire officials were asking the...
    PITTSBURG (CBS SF) – A groundbreaking was held Friday by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District to mark the start of construction of a replacement fire station to serve the unincorporated community of Bay Point and the neighboring city of Pittsburg. The new Fire Station 86 in Bay Point will replace the current station...
    Pittsburg coach Victor Galli says he’s enjoying the spring football season and not just because his powerhouse team has flattened all comers. The weather, Galli noted Saturday, is much more pleasant now than the early weeks of a traditional fall season when triple-digit temperatures are part of the deal. The heat certainly was...
    High school sports teams in California will no longer be confined to competition in only their home county and those adjacent to it, health officials announced this week. Teams may schedule contests against anyone within state lines but not beyond California’s borders. The California Department of Public Health on Tuesday updated its youth sports...
    SAN MATEO — In the absence of a postseason in this pandemic-riddled football season, Serra coach Patrick Walsh will take the consolation prize of a blowout win over rival St. Francis on Senior Day. The Padres couldn’t have started faster and hardly slowed down by the time the clock began running non-stop in the...
    PITTSBURG — Pittsburg caught Liberty flat-footed on its first play from scrimmage and never allowed the Lions to recover in a running-clock win, the Pirates’ sixth straight in this rivalry. Senior quarterback Eli Brickhandler lateraled to senior receiver Matthew Quesada, who chucked the ball downfield to a wide-open Quatama Massaquoi, another fourth-year receiver who...
    A Contra Costa sheriff’s spokesman identified a man slain Wednesday night in a double shooting that left a woman in critical condition at a hospital and said an investigation is underway. According to a statement Thursday afternoon, sheriff’s deputies responded shortly after 8:40 p.m. to an apartment complex in the 4500 block of Appian Way...
    Pittsburg coach Victor Galli was complimentary of Heritage after his team’s 35-16 victory Friday night in Brentwood. Galli said the Heritage program is pointing up under Dave Fogelstrom, in his first season at the school, and will be a force in the Bay Valley Athletic League for the foreseeable future. “I’ve got a...
    PITTSBURG (BCN/CBS SF) — Police in Pittsburg on Monday arrested a juvenile suspect who allegedly robbed a bank and said he watched a YouTube video beforehand on how to do so. Police posted information on the arrest on the department’s Facebook page late Monday evening. Officers responded to the robbery reported at the Mechanics Bank...
    PITTSBURG — A teen suspect was in county Juvenile Hall after his arrest on suspicion of armed robbery in connection with a bank hold-up, authorities said Monday. In a statement, police said officers responded to Mechanics Bank, 695 Railroad Ave., for an alarm and found a robbery had just taken place involving a suspect who...
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