Hulu docuseries 'Killing County' examines police violence in Kern County
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by Jason Kotowski
3h ago
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) -- A documentary series airing Friday on Hulu takes a closer look at several controversial deaths involving Kern County law enforcement. "Killing County," which has ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick as executive producer, features interviews with family of Jorge Ramirez, a police informant fatally shot by officers outside the Four Points Sheraton on California Avenue in 2013 after leading police to the location of a parolee. A synopsis on hulu.com says, "In Bakersfield, deep in California's heartland, things are not always what they seem. A deadly hotel shooting makes t ..read more
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2 reasons why Californians can expect much lower natural gas bills in February
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by Marc Sternfield
3h ago
Finally, some good news about your home heating bill. California’s largest natural gas utility says bills should be significantly lower this month due to market forces. A regulatory move announced Thursday will also help millions of Californians save money. “After unprecedented highs due to West Coast market conditions, market prices for natural gas have dropped, resulting in a 68% decrease for SoCalGas core customers, when compared to prices seen in January,” SoCalGas said in a statement on its website ..read more
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San Jose mayor calls to end homelessness
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by Justin Campbell
3h ago
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – San Jose’s new mayor Matt Mahan wants to end homelessness in the city -- calling it a humanitarian crisis. At his inauguration Wednesday, Mahan declared it’s time to end San Jose’s era of unmanaged encampments. Mahan repeated he wants to get back to basics and housing is one of them, but this comes on the heels of the city continuing to dismantle homeless encampments. People living at the Felipe encampment in San Jose’s Little Saigon neighborhood are on the move again. The city posted abatement signs, telling them to clear out by Feb. 3 ..read more
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Street operation in Mission shut down by SFFD after police discover products were stolen
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by Aaron Tolentino
5h ago
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -- An illegal retail operation in the Mission District was shut down by police, the San Francisco Police Department (SFFD) said Thursday on Twitter. Three arrests were made, and two truckloads of stolen property were recovered. Two of the arrested suspects admitted the items (pictured below) were stolen. The operation had been set up at 16th Street and Mission at the BART plaza ..read more
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SWAT arrests 4 after Brentwood Christmas Eve shooting
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by Amy Larson
5h ago
BRENTWOOD, Calif. (KRON) -- Four people were arrested by SWAT teams in connection to a Christmas Eve shooting to left multiple homes with bullet holes. Two gunmen sprayed one house with bullets on Havenwood Court on December 24, 2022. "Several (non-targeted) vehicles and residences were hit with stray bullets as a result of the shooting. Thankfully no one was injured," police wrote. Detectives identified two Pittsburg men as suspects: 31-year-old Morgan Scales and 37-year-old Herbert Williams. SWAT teams arrested Scales and Williams on January 30 and served search warrants at each of their hom ..read more
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Antioch apartment fire extinguished, no injuries
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by Alex Baker
5h ago
ANTIOCH, Calif. (KRON) -- Firefighters in Antioch have extinguished to an apartment fire on the 2100 block of Lemontree Way, according to a tweet from Contra Costa Fire. Earlier, residents had self-evacuated. Crews will be engaged in mopping up for the next one to two hours. Residents are being asked to avoid the area. This is a developing story. Check back for updates ..read more
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2 arrested after thousands of dollars worth of alcohol, merchandise stolen in Walnut Creek
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by Aaron Tolentino
5h ago
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KRON) -- Two suspects were arrested Thursday after several thousand dollars worth of merchandise, mostly alcohol, was stolen, the Walnut Creek Police Department said on social media. Authorities are calling this a robbery after one of the suspects allegedly pushed an employee to steal alcohol bottles from an unnamed grocery store ..read more
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Pressure increasing on new Oakland mayor to reinstate police chief
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by Amy Larson
5h ago
OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) -- Sheng Thao is embroiled in her first controversy since she was sworn in as mayor of Oakland. Shortly after taking office, Thao placed the city's police chief on leave in reaction to a scathing report written by a federal monitor who oversees the Oakland Police Department. She was swiftly met with an outcry from Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong's supporters. Armstrong maintains he did nothing wrong as the city's top cop and he will not be dismissed without standing up for what's right. "I’m from West Oakland. I won’t pick a fight, but ain’t running from none," Armstrong ..read more
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Oakland Fire Department fights 3-alarm fire in Oakland Hills
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by Phil Mayer
5h ago
OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) -- The Oakland Fire Department responded to a three-alarm fire at 6831 Aitken Drive, OFD said Thursday afternoon. Three homes were impacted by the fire, OFD said. The fire is near the Oakland Hills, in the Shepherd Canyon area. OFD was called to the fire at 4:17 p.m. A second alarm was called at 4:23 p.m., and a third was called at 4:26 p.m., OFD Chief Reginald Freeman said ..read more
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3 arrested in connection to series of Oakland robberies, ghost gun recovered
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by Phil Mayer
5h ago
OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) -- Three people were arrested in connection with three robberies that happened in Oakland in January, the Oakland Police Department said in a press release. Officers also recovered a ghost gun while investigating the robberies. The first robbery happened just after 11:00 a.m. on Jan. 17 on the 4400 block of Foothill Boulevard. Police said the victim was approached from behind as he entered a business. A suspect pushed him and grabbed his belongings before fleeing in a waiting vehicle ..read more
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