Sheila E. to perform at Oakland Pride Sunday

The gay-pride festival and parade in Oakland's Uptown district will feature 50 performance artists, 100 food, beverage and information booths, a children's play area, a wedding pavilion, and more. 
The CHP said the woman somehow fell from her motorcycle Thursday night before she was struck by a vehicle while lying in the roadway near the Oakland side of the Bay Bridge.  
Gary Reyes
From now on, BART board members who leave office must turn in their free passes, although those who have already left office get to keep theirs.  
Oakland resident Christian Palomino, 18, was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for aiming a green laser pointer at a police helicopter in East Oakland in June, authorities said.  
Ongoing corrosion tests show more than 2,300 metal parts installed on the bridge should be protected, but do not have to be replaced.  
Hoping to turn around dismal education outcomes for kids in Oakland's most impoverished and violent neighborhood, a group of East Oakland leaders won approval to create a 'transformation' charter elementary school.  
The McClymonds High football team appears to have the players in place to extend its recent dominance of the Oakland Athletic League  
The school district is apologizing to parents of special education students who were left on the side of the road this week when a new school bus vendor failed to pick them up, calling the situation 'embarrassing and unacceptable.'  
With one exception, this is essentially the same measure that narrowly failed to garner the needed two-thirds voter approval in 2012. We agree that funding our transportation systems is critical for the region's economy. But that doesn't justify open-ended taxation with no regard for the trade-offs.  
Two hundred years ago Sunday, 5,000 battle-hardened British troops captured Washington, D.C., and burned all the public buildings down.They started with the Capitol, which housed the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress, as well as the House and Senate.  
(Rondal Partridge)
Tonight's TV picks: Bay Area photojournalist profiled

'American Masters -- Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning' is narrated by her granddaughter Dyanna Taylor. Plus, 'Jim Jefferies: BARE' brings new stand-up special to Netflix.