Oakland a welcome haven to city bees

Backyards and roofs are being turned into urban havens for the honeybee and its native cousin. 
Police say four men were shot within hours of each other in unrelated shootings Saturday.  
 
Report finds that city risks insolvency if it fails to do more to address rising pension costs.  
 
Elsewhere: Hayward updating mobile home rules to protect residents  
 
Interim Police Chief Sean Whent appears increasingly likely to land the permanent job after Oakland's federal police overseer praised his work while criticizing the city's search for a new chief.  
 
Courtesy of DMV
Kimchi Truong, a 24-year-old Oakland woman who attended the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last weekend, has died after an apparent drug or alcohol overdose, the Riverside County sheriff-coroner said Friday.  
 
Martin Snapp
Watch the year's best clips woven into an hour-long feline film. Check out some furr-tography and cat-themed art. Adopt a kitty. Last year's furry festival drew more than 6,000 cat lovers to uptown Oakland.  
 
A small mudslide caused trees to fall on power lines late Friday morning along Moraga Avenue in Piedmont, resulting in the closure of the road for several hours, city officials said.  
 
An autopsy is planned for Monday for a Mill Valley woman found dead on Mount Tamalpais after going on a hike with her German shepherd.  
 
Courtesy San Leandro Police Depa
San Leandro High School teacher Leon Chang turned himself in Thursday after being charged with engaging in an ongoing sexual relationship with a teenage student, police said.  
 
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Ryan Seacrest leaving 'American Idol?'

Report says the “Idol” host stepping down after current season.