Rick Hurd, San Jose Mercury News

Rick Hurd

San Jose Mercury News

Pittsburg, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Vallejo Times-Herald
  • East Bay Times
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
Past:
  • The Daily Democrat
  • Vacaville Reporter
  • Boston Herald
  • ChicoER
  • LakeCountyRecordBee
  • L.A. Daily News
  • Pioneer Press
  • Redlands Daily Facts
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by Rick:

Car collision leads to shooting on Brentwood road

A person involved in a two-car collision Saturday responded by firing more than one shot at the person who drove the other car, and investigators are trying to find him, police said Monday. → Read More

Motorcyclist killed in Highway 4 crash identified

The California Highway Patrol said the motorcyclist lost control and was thrown from the vehicle. → Read More

Suspect in organized retail theft ring arrested, $715,000 in merchandise recovered

An organized retail theft task force with the California Highway Patrol recovered stolen merchandise worth $715,000 and arrested a person believed to be part of the ring, the agency announced Wednesday. → Read More

‘Unrelenting’ fire seasons putting new mental strain on Bay Area crews that fight flames

Fire officials says crews have no time “to catch their breath or lick their wounds.” → Read More

Two dead in separate weekend crashes on Highway 4

Four others were injured in the Sunday crash, the CHP said. → Read More

Three people suffer serious injuries in Alameda house fire

The blaze broke out about 3:20 a.m. in the 700 block of Buena Vista Avenue. → Read More

‘Unrelenting’ fire seasons putting new mental strain on crews that fight flames

Fire officials says crews have no time “to catch their breath or lick their wounds.” → Read More

Berkeley man charged with murder in fatal shooting

Authorities dropped charges against a woman who also was arrested. → Read More

East Bay youth basketball coach suspected of seeking sex with 14-year-old player

A youth basketball coach and Discovery Bay resident was arrested earlier this week in San Joaquin County on suspicion that he tried to meet one of his players with the intentions of having sex, police said. → Read More

Ex-Pleasanton resident guilty of stealing COVID-19 relief funds

A former Pleasanton resident pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to stealing relief funds designed to to help medical providers treat patients suffering from COVID-19, authorities said. → Read More

Concord middle school teacher arrested, suspected of ‘inappropriate acts with minors’

A middle school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of committing inappropriate acts with minors, according to the Mt. Diablo Unified School District. → Read More

Berkeley police investigating fatal shooting

The victim was a man in his 20s, police said. → Read More

Four students rescued from blaze near UC Berkeley campus

UC police first sent an advisory about the fire about 12:05 p.m. → Read More

Oakland police officer’s patrol car hit by vehicle while responding to shooting

It all started when two cars crashed about 8:40 p.m. near 14th and Peralta streets. → Read More

Two plead guilty in statewide organized crime ring, sentenced to 16 months in prison

The guilty pleas were announced by state Attorney General Rob Bonta. → Read More

Two plead guilty in statewide organized crime ring, sentenced to 16 months in prison

Two men have pleaded guilty to their role in an organized retail theft ring following a two-year investigation by a California Highway Patrol taskforce, state Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Friday. → Read More

Oakland teachers begin one-day strike

The Oakland teachers are striking in protest to the planned closure, merger or shrinking of 11 schools. → Read More

Family of missing Oakley woman Alexis Gabe pleads for public help as $10,000 reward is offered

Alexis Gabe went missing Jan. 26. → Read More

Family of missing Oakley woman Alexis Gabe pleads for public help as $10,000 reward is offered

The search for missing Oakley woman Alexis Gabe now includes $10,000 in reward money. Gabe's father, Gwyn, also spoke, the first public comments by the family since Alexis' disappearance in January. → Read More

UC Berkeley student at center of shelter-in-place search charged with felony criminal threats

A UC Berkeley official characterized the threats as “legitimate, serious and of grave, grave concern.” → Read More