• Drummond: Oakland on a Warriors high - 04/23/2015 06:46 AM PDT
    (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)
    Berkeley post office worthy of passion, protest

    Activists see century-old building as a link to the New Deal and an era of public utility and civic idealism 
    Oakland: CHP arrests teen girl accused of stealing car, slipping out of handcuffs
    Officers on Friday found and arrested a 16-year-old girl who escaped police custody, according to California Highway Patrol. 

    Hayward: Bail kept at $420,000 for ex-cop accused of scamming mentally ill woman
    Michael Scott Beal, of Modesto, is accused of defrauding a mentally ill woman for half-a-million dollars while on the Hayward police force and after he retired.  

    Citywise: Oakland boxer honored after winning WBC title
    Elsewhere: Newark set to review 'crime-plagued' motel threatened with closure 

    Dollar Tree Stores ordered to pay $2.72 million for illegal hazardous waste disposal
    OAKLAND -- Dollar Tree Stores is ordered to pay $2.72 million to settle a civil prosecution lawsuit over illegal hazardous waste disposal, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley announced Friday. 

    Berkeley: Housing element heads busy City Council agenda
    Other issues on the Tuesday schedule include a residential density bonus and operating standards for minidorms and group living accommodations. 

    UC Berkeley: Power restored after widespread outage Friday
    A major power outage hit the Cal campus Friday morning, university officials said.  

    Berkeley panel studies public campaign financing
    City's Fair Campaign Practices Commission workshop focused on a draft charter amendment by League of Women Voters of Berkeley Albany Emeryville and MapLight. 

    BART closing Coliseum to Fruitvale station service again Saturday, Sunday
    Coliseum to Fruitvale BART track work shutting down service Saturday evening through Sunday. Buses will carry riders between the two stations. 

    Berkeley block party Saturday will offer free health screenings and resources
    A free health-themed block party featuring information and resources along with food, children's activities and entertainment will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday near the entrance to the Frances Albrier Community Center, 2800 Park St. The event hosted by the city's Public Health Department will offer screenings for blood pressure, glucose, bone density, and hepatitis C, as well as assistance from to connect people with city and regional health and social service agencies that will have representatives available. 

    (Courtesy of Bijou)
    New chef at Hayward's Bijou; Bay Area food fundraisers

    It's a homecoming for Rodrigo CedeƱo , who has returned to his native Hayward to take over the role of executive chef at downtown's Bijou Restaurant & Bar. And chefs throughout the Bay Area are cooking for causes, including the Dining Out for Life AIDS fundraiser.