Fremont: Teen skateboarder hit by car expected to recover fully

A 15-year-old boy struck by a car as he skateboarded near a Fremont water park Monday afternoon did not suffer life-threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery, police said. 
Bay Area-based artists Linda Ronstadt, Maxine Hong Kinston receive 2013 National Medal of Arts
San Francisco-based singer, songwriter and activist Linda Ronstadt and Oakland-based writer Maxine Hong Kingston received the 2013 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama Monday White House officials said.  

Berkeley: Armed suspect steals man's backpack in downtown area
A suspect who was armed with a gun robbed a man of his backpack in downtown Berkeley early Saturday morning, police said.  

San Leandro: Two burglary suspects arrested after three hour search
San Leandro Police arrested two burglary suspects near the 400 block of Castro Street after a three-hour search on Monday, a police spokesperson said.  

Summer camp disparities widen achievement gap
The stark contrast between the summer activities of the Bay Area's have and have-not children not only highlights ethnic and class differences but also distinguishes who is likely to succeed -- and who may struggle in school and later in life. 

Oakland woman killed in 2-car crash on I-880 that injured 4 others
Nelia Palencia, 71, of Oakland, died in a two-car crash Sunday morning on Interstate 880 in San Leandro. Four other people were injured. 

Hayward man accused of fatal motel shooting arrested in Las Vegas
Pedro Cruz, 24, was arrested in Las Vegas on July 18 on suspicion of murder for the June 5 shooting death of Carlos Cetina, 24, at the Budget Inn, 21598 Foothill Blvd. in Hayward. 

Off the Grid food trucks to move to new Hayward site
The gourmet trucks will be near City Hall and the Hayward BART station on Mondays. 

Police: Car hits 15-year-old in Fremont Monday afternoon
A 15-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle near on Paseo Padre Parkway near a Fremont water park Monday afternoon and taken to a hospital with major injuries. 

Drummond: Finding rental housing in Oakland requires a full-court press
In Oakland's hot rental market, finding a place to live takes persistence and dedication.  

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. 
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Beyonce house hunting without Jay Z?

Singer’s solo visit to New York apartment fuels rumors of power couple’s impending split.