Oakland doctor charged with unlawfully prescribing drugs
OAKLAND -- The Alameda County District Attorney's Office filed felony charges Thursday against an Oakland pain management doctor accused of prescribing prescriptions for large quantities of pain-relieving medications and other dangerous drugs.
Berkeley interim City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley has appointed Fire Chief Gil Dong as interim deputy city manager.
Alameda Health System reversed its decision to close the program Friday. It was scheduled to end because of low patient volume.
UC Berkeley is among four universities to receive grants this week from the U.S. Geological Survey to help bring the "ShakeAlert" earthquake early warning system toward a production stage; the other three universities that will receive a share of the $4 million in total grants are California Institute of Technology, University of Oregon and University of Washington.
The event celebrates one of Oakland's most vibrant and eclectic neighborhoods. The Laurel District dates back to 1900 and was named after the Laurel Park Residential Tract, and has been a thriving neighborhood ever since.
There's been no disruption yet to city services and workers are required to return if there's an emergency. The city's call center continues to prioritize complaints and calls.
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U2 and HBO team up for two special programs
Documentary and concert film arrive in November.
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Katy Perry still battling nuns for former convent
Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary deny singer's bid to buy a Los Angeles convent, in favor of restaurateur's higher bid, but judge opens the door for renting the property -- and Perry hopes to make her case.