• Two sentenced in Salinas rape spree - 03/30/2015 04:07 PM PDT
    (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
    Berkeley balcony collapse: Could Segue's civil disputes spark criminal charges?

    07/04/2015 03:52 PM PDT
    Segue Construction's extensive litigation involving water intrusion on other projects could provide Alameda prosecutors evidence of criminal negligence, legal experts say. 
    Drummond: Teen who set youth's skirt on fire gets second chance
    07/04/2015 02:03 PM PDT - Teen who set agender youth's skirt on fire on AC transit bus in Oakland likely won't go to adult prison  

    Oakland City Council to decide future of Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
    07/03/2015 05:30 PM PDT - OAKLAND -- For decades the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center was the community gathering place for Oakland, hosting school pageants, rock concerts, boxing matches, pro wrestling shows -- even a speech by the Rev. 

    San Francisco slaying raises questions about 'sanctuary' for detained illegal immigrants
    07/03/2015 08:41 PM PDT - Francisco Sanchez, the 45-year-old man accused of fatally shooting former Pleasanton resident Kate Steinle in the back Wednesday on Pier 14 had recently been released from jail despite having been deported five times and having immigration authorities ask that he be held.  

    Fremont chastised for destroying emails, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates needs better audio, sorry Oakland workers
    07/03/2015 03:14 PM PDT - Staff WritersFremont to grand jury: Already taken care ofFremont was taken to task this week for destroying most of its emails after 30 days, a practice the city has already modified. 

    Homeowners want their right to conserve water
    07/03/2015 03:15 PM PDT - Brentwood residents are pushing their homeowners association to approve their plans to ditch their grass in favor of drought-friendly plants.  

    'Random' San Francisco shooting kills 32-year-old ex-Pleasanton resident
    07/02/2015 05:50 PM PDT - The victim was Kathryn Steinle, a former Amador Valley High School graduate now living in San Francisco. Police arrested 45-year-old Francisco Sanchez in connection with the shooting.  

    State's largest outlet mall taking shape in Livermore
    07/04/2015 10:22 AM PDT - Re-branded San Francisco Premium Outlets in Livermore is putting the finishing touches on a 185,000 square-foot expansion, which will add 50 upscale stores to the 130 there already. When the new stores open on Aug. 13, the mall will be the largest outlet center in California.  

    Berkeley police looking for bank robbery suspect
    07/02/2015 01:47 PM PDT - Officers are looking for a man who stole cash from a bank in downtown Berkeley, a police spokeswoman said.  

    Illegal fireworks found in East Oakland raid
    07/02/2015 04:14 PM PDT - The 7:45 a.m. raid at the 1100 block of 82nd Avenue was part of a "long-term police investigation" into the sale and storage of illegal fireworks, police said. 

    Toxic algae forces Lake Temescal to close for swimming
    07/02/2015 09:57 PM PDT - Those planning a holiday dip in Lake Temescal will have to find a different way to beat the heat, as toxic algae has caused officials to close the lake for swimming, an East Bay Regional Park District spokeswoman said.  

    San Francisco: Woman shot and killed on Pier 14
    07/01/2015 10:23 PM PDT - Police say they've detained a person of interest Wednesday evening in connection with a fatal shooting that took the life of a 31-year-old woman on Pier 14 in San Francisco's South Beach neighborhood.  

    Drummond: Gay seniors aging back into closet
    07/02/2015 10:16 PM PDT - Some gay seniors fear discrimination in long-term care facilities and disguise their sexual orientation.  

    Piedmont, Montclair police logs: 21 auto burglaries reported in Oakland hills
    07/01/2015 05:36 PM PDT - PiedmontThe following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave. 

    Alameda: Pedestrian decoy operation results in 168 citations
    07/01/2015 05:30 PM PDT - Approximately 80 percent of the citations were for pedestrian violations, police said. Additional citations were issued for distracted driving and excessive speed.  

    Alameda: Paru Street fire displaces two residents
    07/01/2015 05:30 PM PDT - Firefighters at 1:56 p.m. June 27 went to a house in the 1600 block of Paru Street after hearing a report of smoke coming from its roof, Capt. James Colburn said. They found a fire in the attic of the one-story home and controlled it within 20 minutes, he said. Damage was limited to the attic and goods stored there, Colburn said. 

    Former Antioch cops spotlight 35-year-old cold case
    07/02/2015 09:39 AM PDT - Several officers who were on the force when 14-year-old Suzanne Bombardier was murdered are pushing for a cold-case unit dedicated to finding her killer. 

    Alameda: Council to consider final approval for Site A
    07/01/2015 04:19 PM PDT - On Tuesday the council will consider final passage of the ordinance approving its development agreement with Alameda Point Partners, the team of developers behind the project that has been hailed as a milestone for the future of the former U.S. Navy base. 

    Alameda: New home for harbor seals proposed
    07/02/2015 10:17 PM PDT - The proposed haul-out, which the City Council will learn about Tuesday, also would move the seals further away from the $50 million ferry maintenance facility that WETA plans to build at the former U.S. Navy base. 

    PEBCC-sponsored festival features choirs from around world
    07/02/2015 01:38 PM PDT - The festival, sponsored by the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir (PEBCC), is held every three years and spreads performances between Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. Founded in 1991, it holds the dual distinction of being the first international children's choral festival in the United States as well as remaining the only opportunity for children and youth to meet and compete on an international scale. 

    Snapp Shots: Good Samaritans work to save kitten
    07/02/2015 09:08 AM PDT - "I heard this unbelievably loud cry," Charlie Dewett says. "It was like some creature was yelling, 'Help me! Help me!' I pulled over, and I could hear it was coming from a storm drain. I looked down and there was this baby kitten crying." 

    Concord parents petition for a new charter school
    07/01/2015 05:01 PM PDT - Over 1,100 Concord are asking the Mt. Diablo School District to approve a new public charter school join the Monument Corridor.  

    Berkeley balcony collapse: negotiations unravel between Segue, Alameda County DA over restraining order
    07/01/2015 05:22 PM PDT - Both sides will be in court Thursday to present their arguments over Segue's restraining order. The construction company filed for the temporary restraining order to preserve evidence taken from a Berkeley apartment building where a balcony collapsed, sending six people to their deaths.  

    Alameda: School custodians, food workers reach tentative contract
    07/01/2015 07:09 PM PDT - Custodians and maintenance and food service workers at the Alameda Unified School District will receive an ongoing 5 percent pay raise under a tentative contract their union has negotiated with district officials.  

    FBI seeking fiber-optic cable vandals in wake of recent Bay Area attacks
    07/01/2015 03:04 PM PDT - The latest in a string of vandalism attacks on fiber-optic cables interrupted Internet service in areas of Northern California on Tuesday, and the FBI is asking for the public's help as it leads the investigation. 

    Oakland approves two-year budget to add police, give raises to employees
    07/01/2015 04:13 PM PDT - After several hours listening to last-second pleas from residents, city employees and nonprofits, the Oakland City Council passed its two-year, $2.4 billion budget on Tuesday just hours before the state deadline. 

    Richmond: No decision yet on relocation of Red Oak Victory ship
    07/02/2015 01:33 PM PDT - A new winery moving into a restored shipyard building says the World War II cargo ship at its current berth blocks expansive bay views.  

    Moraga cracking down on rowdy house parties
    06/30/2015 10:00 PM PDT - Town leaders mulling higher fines, more citations following complaints from residents 

    State cuts tax on gasoline Wednesday
    06/30/2015 09:59 PM PDT - Gas tax cut by 6 cents a gallon in annual adjustment under state law. Pump price may not reflect drop if underlying gasoline costs rise or fall. 

    Benicia: 2 fires cause major traffic on Interstate 680
    06/30/2015 06:58 PM PDT - Commuters traveling northbound on Interstate 680 faced major traffic delays as fire crews worked to control two blazes near the highway Tuesday night, officials said. 

    (Dan Rosenstrauch/Bay Area News Group)
    Five delicious noshes for that picnic basket

    Ready to dine al fresco? Picnic cocktails, addictive fried chicken and tasty salads add up to a quintet of delicious treats for your outdoor feast. 
    (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
    Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

    Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.