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Despite dangers, downtown Oakland still home for nesting birds
It would seem downtown Oakland is not for the birds, but try telling them that. This nesting season, the birds returned a few weeks early in February and quickly got to work on the next generation of seasonal downtown dwellers. If the birds don't care, bird watchers here increasingly do.
The victim abducted at gunpoint Thursday night and held for ransom in another city was freed by police Friday morning and the two suspects arrested after a car chase and crash, authorities said.
Garbage rates will go up 8.49 percent Aug. 1 for San Leandro customers served by Alameda County Industries.
The 500-gallon tanker, which was half full with water, was discovered stolen Thursday morning from a landscaping site near the Caldecott Tunnel in the Oakland hills.
A 48-year-old woman was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for smuggling 600 grams of cocaine into Oakland International Airport last year, federal authorities said.
The 18-year-old man, who was also wounded, was released pending further investigation. He was initially arrested on suspicion of murder in the fatal shooting inside an SUV of a 17-year-old boy Tuesday night in East Oakland.
Travel Top 10: Summer hot spots
Orbitz's list of the top summer destinations for 2015 is topped by Las Vegas and a slew of sunny beaches.
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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in
Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.