• Three great Santa Cruz beaches - 09/18/2014 11:18 AM PDT
    Berkeley: Police investigating attempted homicide

    An elderly woman suffered life-threatening injuries after being attacked Friday evening, Berkeley police said.  
    Livermore: City's acquisition of Bankhead Theater takes center stage at council meeting
    The Livermore City Council on Monday will be considering a deal that would have the city transfer $9.2 million in landfill fees to retire a portion of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center's $22.2 million bond debt for the downtown Bankhead Theater, and take over ownership rights. 

    Citywise: Oakland company is not bitter about city's tentative plan with Waste Management
    California Waste Solutions, the Oakland company poised to be booted out of two-thirds of the $1 billion garbage contract it was awarded over Texas-based garbage giant Waste Management, says it's not bitter over. 

    Oakland: Sausal Creek group works for steelhead trout's survival
    The creek runs through Oakland, passing through Dimond Canyon before it dumps into the estuary near the Fruitvale Bridge, and the trout will spend the late summer and early fall in isolated pools, waiting for the rain to come to connect to San Francisco Bay. 

    Ashland health clinic opens Saturday
    The clinic run by Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center will offer primary and pediatric care, group classes, dental care, obstetrics and gynecology services, health education, mental health care, a lab and more. 

    Police: Thief steals more than $8,000 from Union City church
    Police say someone broke into St. Anne's Church in Union City and stole more than $8,000 in cash and checks. 

    UC campus chancellors granted hefty pay raises of up to 20 percent
    The University of California's board of regents is boosting the six-figure salaries of its chancellors by as much as 20 percent.  

    Oakland: Father charged in accidental shooting of young son
    A 20-month-old boy shot through the shoulder while riding in a stroller last week in East Oakland was wounded after a pistol accidentally fell from his father's pocket and went off when it hit the pavement, authorities said Thursday. 

    Oakland schools to borrow $50 million from Alameda County
    The Oakland School board will vote on a request by district administrators to borrow up to $50 million from Alameda County at its Sept. 23 meeting to pay bills while it is waiting for state money to come in. 

    Oakland: Exchange of gunfire near Fruitvale BART station
    Gunmen opened fire Thursday morning near the Fruitvale BART station, but even though some vehicles were hit, no one was reported injured, police said. A car police believe some suspects were in later crashed on Interstate 580.