Family of Sierra LaMar to end weekly searches after nearly three years

Nearly three years after desperate searching and hoping that missing teen Sierra LaMar would be found, the girl's family announced Monday that they would be suspending their weekly searches. 
Bay Area water agencies get a bit of good news
Thanks to February rain, state expects to be more generous with water this year compared with 2014. 

Albany: Pedestrian hit, killed by train
An Amtrak train hit and killed a person Monday afternoon near Central Avenue, according to a company spokesman.  

Female duo suspected of stealing 25 cars arrested in Hayward
Jessica Adkins, 25, of Hayward, and Erin Ellis, 33, of Alameda, were arrested at Adkins' Hayward home in connection to 25 vehicles stolen in the Bay Area. 

Man gunned down near East Oakland supermarket identified
Oakland: Police say Rayjon Simmons, 19, of Oakland, was fatally shot on Friday morning at 89th Avenue and International Boulevard in East Oakland. 

Hayward: California Youth Symphony to perform March 22
The California Youth Symphony to hold its first Hayward concert.  

Pair convicted in 15-year-old Oakland girl's killing
OAKLAND -- A jury deliberated for three hours Monday before convicting two men of first-degree murder in the death of a 15-year-old Oakland girl.Prosecutor Glenn Kim said Jubrille Jordan was killed on Dec. 

Jahi McMath: Oakland girl's family sues hospital, surgeon
Jahi McMath's family plans to file a lawsuit Tuesday seeking unspecified damages and alleging that UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland doctors and nurses mishandled the 13-year-old's care after surgery in a case that continues to challenge the medical establishment's thinking on brain death. 

Berkeley: State Supreme Court ruling does little to clarify fate of proposed north side mansion
Lotus Development Corp. founder Mitchell Kapor plans a 6,478-square-foot house with a 10-car garage in a part of the Berkeley Hills steeped in architectural history. 

Oakland new minimum wage law now in effect
Oakland's minimum wage hike went into effect Monday providing a significant raise to the city's lowest paid workers.The law raises the minimum hourly wage from $9 as set by the state to $12.