Hayward: Dog named 'Champ' hailed as hero in 1-alarm fire

A Rottweiler's barking awakened his owners early Thursday during a one-alarm fire at 28209 Sparrow Road in Hayward. 
The sleek, driverless trains will whiz riders between Coliseum Station and Oakland International Airport beginning this November.  
 
Hayward firefighters will meet with hill residents to select projects and offer tips.  
 
Park visitors may easily access the app at ebparkstrailsafe.org to learn about park safety tips and trail use etiquette and to obtain public safety phone numbers.  
 
Six concerts will make music at Memorial Park next to the Hayward Plunge; donations benefit local nonprofit groups.  
 
To submit an item to the What's Happening calendar, email ccnsports@bayareanewsgroup.com to request a form. Put "What's Happening" in the subject line.  
 
Three burglary suspects were arrested after they were found hiding in a Hayward business's attic early Monday morning, police said.  
 
Deputies found "suspicious" notes Tuesday saying that a bomb inside a Hayward house was rigged to blow up. They called the Hayward police SWAT team and the sheriff's office bomb squad.  
 
The downtown Hayward wine tour will have 15 stops.  
 
OAKLAND -- A 36-year-old man has plead not guilty to murder charges in the 2010 killing of a well-known Oakland tattoo artist.Michael Redell Smith Jr. was charged in March in connection with the fatal shooting of his former friend and colleague, 45-year-old Montago Bey Joshua, of Hayward.  
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
(Hector Casanova/Kansas City Star)
5 things NOT to say to your kids (and why)

What's wrong with 'You're so smart'? Nothing, if you don't mind raising kids who are more likely to be motivated by praise than their own determination. We dissect five common parenting phrases and provide the more appropriate -- and effective -- alternatives.