Berkeley credit union donates more than $7,000 to breast cancer support group

Cooperative Center Federal Credit Union members and staff have supported Friends of Faith, a nonprofit organization that helps low-income, underinsured women and men undergoing treatment for breast cancer, since 2011, holding fundraisers, collecting donations, promoting breast cancer awareness and participating in the annual Faith Fancher 5K Breast Cancer Challenge around Lake Merritt in Oakland. 
AAA offers free rides home on Super Bowl Sunday
Next to New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the deadliest of the year. According to the California Highway Patrol, there is a 77 percent increased risk of alcohol-related fatal and injury crashes throughout the state on Super Bowl Sunday. 

Drummond: Preparing for a silver tsunami
Hotel Oakland launches a new wellness program for senior residents to promote health and reduce medical costs 

Huge wine retailer to open its first store in the Bay Area
Total Wine & More is opening its first superstore in the Bay Area next week with a second to follow in Mountain View later this year 

Oakland: Man gets 60 years to life in prison for East Bay artist's murder
Gregory Hall convicted of the 2012 killing of celebrated East Bay artist Michael Thorn Bradley was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison.  

Antioch: Roller rink shooter convicted of murder
Jamontee Jones was convicted of first degree murder Friday in a Martinez courtroom for shooting to death Amber Abangan, an innocent bystander who was walking to the Antioch roller skating rink with her nieces. Jones had earlier been in a fist fight with another man because the pair were from rival areas of Oakland. 

Court upholds death penalty in Stockton quadruple murder case
The death penalty of a Stockton man who killed four people during a two-month crime spree in 1997 was upheld by the California Supreme Court in San Francisco Thursday.  

Marin prostitution sting trips 10 suspected Bay Area johns at hotel
Two weeks after a prostitution crackdown yielded seven cases in San Rafael, authorities cited 10 more suspects in a similar operation.  

LeapFrog jumps to be acquired by VTech for $72 million
Emeryville-based LeapFrog to get bought in deal that combines educational-electronics leaders 

Oakland man sentenced to 12 years in fatal shooting in 2012
Maurice Barrow, a 30-year-old Oakland man, was convicted in October 2013 of one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder for the incident in the 700 block of Sycamore Street on Aug. 24, 2012, in which at least 55 shots were fired.  

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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7 
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Susan Sarandon fires back at Piers Morgan for bra-shaming

Susan Sarandon, Piers Morgan and everyone else on Twitter is in uproar over his fit over her cleavage-revealing bra ensemble at SAG Awards.