Hundreds of thousands of commuters sat mired in traffic or stood in lengthy lines for Bay Bridge bus service Thursday after a four-alarm fire in Oakland damaged nearby BART facilities, forcing an 11-hour shutdown of the train operator’s Transbay Tube. Read More
With no BART service through the Transbay Tube this morning because of a three-alarm fire near the West Oakland station overnight, commuters traveling between San Francisco and the East Bay turned to alternate modes of transportation.Limited BART service is expected to resume through the Transbay Tube this afternoon, BART officials said. Read More
A one-year-old child is in critical condition after a shooting in West Oakland on Monday injured eight people, police said.The shooting was reported shortly after 6 p.m. near Seventh and Willow streets, police said.All of the victims — including men, at least one woman and a child — were taken to hospitals before officers arrived, according to police. Read More
BART riders should expect up to 10-minute delays systemwide this morning after police activity in Oakland slowed the morning commute, a BART official said.Earlier this morning police were at the West Oakland BART station when an unauthorized person was on the tracks. A track inspection was then conducted to make sure no one else was on the tracks, an official said. Read More
A woman turned herself in to police on the advice of her pastor for her alleged involvement in the shooting of a man in Oakland on Tuesday, police said.Officers responded to reports of a shooting at 889 West Grand Ave. at about 7 p.m. and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.The man was taken to a hospital, where he underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition as of Wednesday morning, police said. Read More
A West Oakland man was shot and killed outside his home Wednesday morning, a police spokeswoman said.The man was sitting in a pickup truck in front of his home in the 3700 block of West Street at about 8:20 a.m. when he was shot, spokeswoman Cynthia Perkins said. He was taken to Highland Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.No arrests have been made yet in the case, Perkins said. A motive has not been determined. Read More
BART experienced major systemwide delays during the Friday evening commute when several pieces of metal on the tracks near the West Oakland station forced the agency to temporarily stop running trains through the Transbay Tube, an agency spokesman said.
BART trains headed to the East Bay from San Francisco are behind schedule this afternoon due to police activity at the West Oakland station.
The activity was clearing at about 5:15 p.m. but BART was still reporting residual delays of more than 15 minutes. Read More