Lisa Fernandez, FOX 29

Lisa Fernandez

FOX 29

Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Lisa:

Federal prison director conducts 'cultural assessment' of FCI Dublin

The new BOP director promised to make changes at FCI Dublin, where five officers have been charged with sex crimes and incarcerated women and whistleblowers report being retaliated against for reporting any wrongdoing. → Read More

'This is rape:' Judge sentences Dublin prison chaplain to 7 years for sex abuses

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former Dublin prison chaplain to seven years behind bars, calling his crimes "unspeakable" and dismissing his defense team's pleas to be lenient because he suffered PTSD as an Army veteran who suffered from "impulse control." → Read More

Women say Dublin prison chaplain used Bible, God to manipulate them to have sex

Six women detail how former Dublin prison chaplain James Highhouse offered his office as a sex den and used Bible stories to manipulate them into having sex. → Read More

Professional rock climber charged with sex assaults at Yosemite National Park

A grand jury indicted Charles Barrett who they allege engaged in sexual contact with someone identified as K.G. without her permission over two consecutive days in August 2016. → Read More

Formerly incarcerated California couple weds; bond strengthened over hunger strikes

Dolores Canales and Jack Morris were both in prison for decades. Their love intensified over hunger strikes challenging California's use of solitary confinement. Now, the two won't ever be alone again. → Read More

California man who served 25 years poised to be deported to Cambodia

Phoeun You, who served a 25-year-sentence at San Quentin, is now slated to be deported back to Cambodia, despite the pleas of activists who say he has changed his life for the better. → Read More

Family of Oakland men who drowned saving nephew hope to send bodies to Guatemala

The family and friends of the three immigrant men who drowned while rescuing a nephew from the delta in Sacramento are hoping to send their bodies back to their native Guatemala. → Read More

Joey Chestnut regrets putting Berkeley protester in chokehold at hot dog contest

Joey Chestnut said he feels bad about putting an animal rights protester from Berkeley into a brief chokehold during the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest over the Fourth of July weekend, which was captured in a viral video. → Read More

Music superstar Carlos Santana says he was dehydrated before stage collapse

Music superstar Carlos Santana told his fans that collapsed on stage in Michigan because he forgot to eat and drink water, causing him to get dehydrated and pass out. → Read More

Mountain lion weak and anemic after being rescued from Pescadero High classroom

A young mountain lion who hunkered down in an English classroom at Pescadero High School for hours is recovering but is still weak and anemic. → Read More

Alexis Gabe, missing Oakley woman, allegedly murdered by ex-boyfriend

Alexis Gabe, a woman missing from Oakley since January, was allegedly murdered by her ex-boyfriend who was killed by police. . → Read More

Relatives charged after 3-year-old died at San Jose church exorcism

Three people have now been arrested and charged following the death of a 3-year-old girl at a church exorcism in San Jose. → Read More

Disturbing details emerge after San Jose police officer arrested for masturbating at family's home

San Jose Police Officer Matthew Dominguez, arrested for masturbating during a call, took an interest in the 23-year-old daughter after her family called for help to deal with her mentally ill brother. → Read More

Football 'hero' sues San Jose after police shoot him at taqueria

K'aun Green, who said he grabbed a gun from drunk customers at a popular downtown taqueria and then was shot at by police, filed a federal lawsuit against San Jose. → Read More

'Cultural rot:' U.S. Congressional team tours Dublin prison after sex scandal widens

A trio of Congressional leaders on Monday toured a federal Dublin prison embroiled in a national scandal after four correctional officers – including the former warden – were charged with sex crimes and one of the formerly incarcerated women is now alleging that one of guards preyed on her by digging into her confidential files, too. → Read More

#FreeCain: Outpouring of support for ex-UFC champ charged with attempted murder

The hashtag #FreeCain sprung up almost immediately after it was revealed that Cain Velasquez was charged with attempted murder – but that his intended target was a 43-year-old man accused of inappropriately touching a 4-year-old child who is related to Velasquez. → Read More

Ex-UFC champ accused of attempted murder was targeting alleged child molester: police

Former UFC star Cain Velasquez is being charged with attempted murder after shooting at a man who allegedly molested his relative. → Read More

Video: Brentwood police dog rips off young woman's scalp

WARNING: Viewer discretion advised. This story has disturbing visual elements. → Read More

California will not lift mask mandate in schools, will reassess on Feb. 28

State Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly says the state will NOT immediately drop its mask-wearing requirement in schools. However, he says the state will do a reassessment on Feb. 28 of COVID-19 case rates and other pandemic metrics. → Read More

California has had more snow than Chicago this winter

It's not too often that California cities beat Chicago in a snow record. But that is exactly what has happened this winter, as more white stuff has fallen in the Golden State than in the Windy City. → Read More