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Past articles by Phil:

Redwood City man, 89, reported missing

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (KRON) — The Redwood City Police Department is searching for a missing 89-year-old man. Rudolf Hahn was last seen in the 100 block of Birch Street in Redwood City at around 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Police described Hahn as a white man, 5-foot-3 and 175 pounds with a bald head. He was […] → Read More

Three arrested after random Tenderloin stabbing

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Three people were arrested after a man was stabbed in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District on Feb. 16, the San Francisco Police Department said Thursday. One suspect was arrested on Feb. 19 and two others were taken into custody on Saturday. The stabbing happened on the 300 block of Taylor Street where […] → Read More

Evacuation warnings issued for parts of Watsonville

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (KRON) — Watsonville police issued an evacuation warning for parts of the city on Wednesday night with a storm set to roll in on Thursday. The evacuation zone is in the eastern part of the city, particularly in areas east of East Beach Street and McKenzie Avenue. Refer to the map below to […] → Read More

City of Richmond reports first homicide of 2023

RICHMOND, Calif. (KRON) — One person was killed in a shooting in Richmond Wednesday morning, the city’s police department confirmed to KRON4. The homicide was the city’s first of 2023. Police received ShotSpotter notifications on the 2300 block of Aberdeen Way at 11:24 a.m. Officers responded and attempted to provide medical care to the victim, […] → Read More

Tony La Russa terminates relationship with animal rescue group after adoption mishap

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (KRON) — Hall of Fame baseball manager Tony La Russa terminated his relationship with the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) after a mishap with the adoption of a dog, according to a press release sent out on Wednesday. La Russa created the foundation in 1991 and it bore his name until he decided […] → Read More

Grand theft suspect crashes after chase through multiple cities

VALLEJO, Calif. (KRON) — A man was arrested after leading police on a chase through multiple cities on Monday, the Vallejo Police Department said. The suspect vehicle was reportedly involved in the grand theft of a business earlier in the day. Officers first reported seeing a stolen Nissan Sentra near Sonoma Boulevard and Lemon Street. […] → Read More

One killed in crash outside of Black Diamond HS in Pittsburg

PITTSBURG, Calif. (KRON) — A pedestrian was killed in a crash outside of Black Diamond High School on Tuesday, the Pittsburg Police Department confirmed. PPD officers were dispatched to Stoneman Avenue near Meadowbrook Circle and Loveridge Road for a crash. The crash scene was just outside the high school, and officers found the victim dead. […] → Read More

South San Francisco woman loses $22K in miscarriage scam

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — An elderly woman in South San Francisco was scammed out of $22,000, according to the city’s police department. The victim was targeted via phone call from someone claiming to be involved in a hit-and-run crash with the victim’s son. The caller told the victim that a woman suffered a […] → Read More

East Bay firefighter accused of uploading child porn at station

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — An Alameda County firefighter appeared in federal court on Tuesday to face child pornography charges, according to the United States Department of Justice. Charles Johnathen Harris, 42, of Coulterville, CA was indicted on March 2. A federal grand jury alleged that Harris had child pornography on his iPhone, including images of […] → Read More

Man arrested for recording child in changing room of Pacifica clothing store

PACIFICA, Calif. (KRON) — The Pacifica Police Department arrested a man on Tuesday for allegedly secretly recording people in the changing room of a clothing store, it said in a press release. Police alleged that one of the victims was an 11-year-old girl. The incident occurred at an unnamed Pacifica clothing store at about 1 […] → Read More

Meta plans to lay off thousands more: report

MENLO PARK, Calif. (KRON) — Meta will lay off thousands of employees in the near future, according to a report from Bloomberg on Monday night. Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, terminated more than 11,000 employees in its first round of layoffs in November. According to Bloomberg, Meta has seen its advertising revenue slow down, […] → Read More

Runaway Alameda County boy missing since Wednesday

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (KRON) — A runaway boy was reported missing by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. Django “DJ” Phillips, 15, has not been seen since Wednesday night. Phillips was last seen leaving Josh Place in Castro Valley at 11:00 p.m. on March 1. Josh Place is sandwiched in between Redwood Road and […] → Read More

Dead body found by hiker on Daly City trail

DALY CITY, Calif. (KRON) — A dead body was found by a hiker on a Daly City trail on Wednesday, the city’s police department said in a press release. Daly City police and fire departments responded to the area of Skyline Drive and Lynvale Court at about 1:38 p.m. That area is near Thornton Beach. […] → Read More

Wife of missing SF radio host ‘JV’ shares update

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The wife of missing San Francisco radio host Jeffrey Vandergrift, also known as “JV,” shared an update on her husband Wednesday night on social media. Vandergrift has been missing since Thursday, Feb. 23. “JV and I have always considered this community part of our family, so I want to let you […] → Read More

Get rid of Black History Month, Draymond Green says

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — If it were up to Draymond Green, Black History Month would not exist. In a press conference on Tuesday, the outspoken Golden State Warriors forward explained why he is against the idea. “You’ve got governors trying to take our history out of schools. I’m not gonna be the fool to say […] → Read More

Two shot, one killed in East Oakland Wednesday

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — Two people were shot and one was killed in Oakland on Wednesday morning, the Oakland Police Department confirmed to KRON4. The shooting happened on the 3400 block of International Boulevard just before 11 a.m. Paramedics took the victims to a local hospital. One was pronounced dead at the hospital and the […] → Read More

Waymo lays off 8% of its workforce

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (KRON) — Waymo is the latest Bay Area-based company to conduct layoffs, a Waymo source confirmed to KRON4. The Mountain View-based company said it cut about 8% of its staff in two rounds of layoffs. “We took a close look at our organizational structure to ensure that we’re aligned on our top […] → Read More

Man killed in Hayward Monday night

HAYWARD, Calif. (KRON) — Police are investigating a shooting in Hayward Monday night that left one person dead, the Hayward Police Department said in a press release. As of Tuesday afternoon, no one was arrested for the shooting. Police learned that the adult male victim arrived at a local hospital at 7:55 p.m. He was […] → Read More

Bay Bridge lights set to go dark in just days

(KRON) — Enjoy the lights on the Bay Bridge while you can. The nonprofit behind the classic display confirmed to KRON4 that the lights will go out on Sunday following issues with funding. Illuminate, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that creates light-filled public art, first lit up the Bay Bridge 10 years ago. Some of the […] → Read More

2 minors arrested for robbery, shooting in Antioch

ANTIOCH, Calif. (KRON) — Two people under the age of 18 were arrested for a robbery and shooting in Antioch Monday evening, the Antioch Police Department said in a press release. The victim of the crime was also a juvenile. APD responded to the 1800 block of Crown Peak Way at 3:26 p.m. after receiving […] → Read More