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'Smash prejudice, not windows': Artist paints pop-up mural after gelato shop vandalism
"It can be rough at the BART plaza. When their window got smashed, I felt compelled to do something," Yano Rivera said.
Burglars escape after ramming Albany CVS to steal ATM
"Everybody said they were shocked that it's happening in Albany — but the whole country seems to be turning upside down," one witness said.
Robbery in Rockridge: Women recount back-to-back crimes
Two women share their experiences of violent crime in Oakland: "It’s everywhere," one said. "People are acting with impunity like it's a sport."
Man breaks car window to rob woman at Berkeley red light
"I have never heard of anything like this before in Berkeley," a witness told The Scanner. "It was really terrible."
He got his stolen truck back, but his troubles aren't over
A community fundraiser helped replace his tools and publicity helped find his truck. But now repairs have been stalled by Progressive insurance.
Critics, fans of DA Pamela Price clash at Oakland crime meeting
Thursday night's public safety meeting with DA Pamela Price showed a divide in the community but also common ground.
Berkeley High mountain biker bikejacked in Tilden park
The student was riding near the Tilden golf course parking lot when a black Camry cut him off. Two people in masks ordered him off his bike.