Security firm makes false claims in bid to secure Port of Oakland contract
03/11/2014 08:20 PM PDT
A security guard company tied to the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery made grand claims about its credentials to win a job patrolling two parks at the Port of Oakland, but an investigation by this newspaper shows the proposal is littered with falsehoods.
San Francisco: Massive fire causes catastrophic damage in Mission Bay
03/11/2014 07:53 PM PDT - A huge, out-of-control fire caused catastrophic damage to an apartment complex under construction at Fourth Street near China Basin in San Francisco on Tuesday evening, according to the San Francisco Fire Department.
Richmond teacher's alleged sex abuse of students detailed in court document
03/11/2014 07:42 PM PDT - Court documents released this week reveal that alleged victims told police that former Richmond middle-school teacher Ronald Guinto lied to their parents about "camping trips" he organized, showed pornography to at least one child, and sexually abused at least six boys. Investigators believe that there may be more victims who were part of the trips organized through a youth organization Guinto founded in 2009.
Livermore reservoir to limit reservations due to drought
03/11/2014 06:33 PM PDT - Lake Del Valle will not take camping, picnicking reservations beyond June 8 until water supply outlook is clearer
Tesoro bashed for dropping worker-safety programs at Contra Costa refinery where acid spills occurred
03/11/2014 08:14 PM PDT - Two acid spills in less than a month that sent four workers from Tesoro s Golden Eagle refinery to hospitals have prompted increased scrutiny by county, state and federal officials concerned about safety at the facility.
Brentwood school district now using robo-readers to grade essays
03/11/2014 04:54 PM PDT - Software analyzes, corrects students' the writing and even suggests how they can improve
East Bay jail takes in wine country inmates
03/11/2014 05:42 PM PDT - Burdened by too many inmates for his deputies to handle, Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas has signed a deal to jail up to 100 men in Alameda County's sprawling, undercapacity Santa Rita Jail.
San Leandro: Major-injury crash blocks northbound I-880
03/11/2014 12:47 PM PDT - SAN LEANDRO -- A solo-vehicle rollover crash that injured at least one person had two lanes of traffic blocked Tuesday afternoon along northbound Interstate 880, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Twitter goes down for 'most users' in longest outage since IPO
03/11/2014 12:51 PM PDT - Popular social-networking service Twitter crashed for "most users" Tuesday, in the longest and possibly largest outage for the company since its initial public offering.
Oakland: Another poll shows trouble for Mayor Jean Quan
03/11/2014 12:31 PM PDT - Dissatisfaction with Oakland mayor spans gender, race and income divides, new poll finds.
Redwood City: Man sentenced to 27 years for attempted abduction of girl from school bathroom, other crimes
03/11/2014 11:06 AM PDT - A man was sentenced to more than 27 years in prison today for trying to abduct a 9-year-old girl out of a San Mateo school bathroom in 2012 as well as other molestation attempts, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
San Francisco: Man attacks car with parking cone following bloody fight with car owner
03/11/2014 11:06 AM PDT - A 25-year-old man who was spotted by officers angrily hitting a parked car with a orange traffic cone in San Francisco's Bayview District had been stabbed earlier with a broken bottle in a fight with the car's owner Friday afternoon, police said.
Fremont man killed in Oakland hills crash identified
03/11/2014 10:23 AM PDT - The victim was a 67-year-old Fremont resident who died after his Toyota Yaris went out of control and rolled over
Oakland: Man killed Sunday in wreck near O.co Coliseum identified
03/11/2014 10:22 AM PDT - The California Highway Patrol is still seeking the second vehicle's driver, who fled on foot from I-880 after the deadly crash
San Jose police officer charged with rape
03/11/2014 07:11 PM PDT - A San Jose police officer has been arrested and charged with raping a woman in a hotel room while on duty, shocking colleagues and leaving the police department hustling to portray the disturbing news as an isolated case.
Playing with Barbie limits career aspirations for girls, UC Santa Cruz study concludes
03/11/2014 08:27 AM PDT - Girls who play with Barbie dolls tend to see fewer career options available to them compared with the options available to boys, according to a new study by researchers at Oregon State and UC Santa Cruz.
Questions remain about shooting near San Jose State University campus
03/11/2014 06:42 AM PDT - There are questions regarding the fatal shooting of a landscaper by a San Jose State University police officer.
Impromptu San Jose street race ends in tragedy for young couple
03/11/2014 08:44 AM PDT - A 21-year-old man was killed, and his fiancee and a friend were critically injured.
Santa Cruz-based Pacific Cookie Co. now open in Berkeley
03/11/2014 06:39 AM PDT - The Santa Cruz-based, family-run Pacific Cookie Company has brought its handmade treats to Berkeley.
San Jose cold-case murder: Husband's unusual plea starts 60-day clock
03/11/2014 08:45 AM PDT - The prosecution now has a scant 60 days to bring murder suspect David Zimmer to a preliminary hearing, in which a judge will decide whether there is probable cause to hold him over for trial in the killing of his wife, Cathy Zimmer.
San Jose: Boy killed while crossing highway identified
03/11/2014 06:37 AM PDT - A San Jose boy who was killed while trying to cross Highway 85 early Sunday has been identified as Kenneth R. Williams, 15.
San Francisco police: Bullet that struck officer holds key to who shot him
03/11/2014 11:34 AM PDT - San Francisco police acknowledge possibility of friendly fire in Mission District shooting that injured 28-year-old Officer Adam Shaw and continue to look for the bullet that hit him to determine whether he was shot by his partner or suspect Jeffrey Ruano.
South San Francisco: Man arrested after chase, attempted freeway carjacking
03/11/2014 06:36 AM PDT - Pacheco resident Michael Finley, 32, was arrested Sunday after crashing his car during a South San Francisco police chase on the wrong side of the freeway, then trying to carjack drivers waiting on the off-ramp.
Richmond homicide victim identified; brother of two previous homicide victims
03/11/2014 08:20 AM PDT - A person killed Saturday night in North Richmond has been identified as a 23-year-old man who had lost two brothers to fatal shootings, including one who was killed in Pinole last month.
El Cerrito: Student attacks classmate with desk over missing dollar
03/11/2014 06:35 AM PDT - Thinking another student had his dollar, an 18-year-old El Cerrito High School student beat a classmate over the head with a desk last week, police said.
'Crisis' on NBC gives Oakland native Lance Goss a chance to be action star
03/11/2014 01:49 PM PDT - The actor stars as a Secret Service agent caught in a crisis in Chicago
Orinda man, 81, dies during hike near Palm Springs
03/11/2014 06:30 AM PDT - An 81-year-old Orinda man who was hiking in the snow alone on Sunday afternoon collapsed and later died, a spokesman from the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner's office said Monday.
How Patrick Dooley steered a scrappy theater company to 'The Coast of Utopia'
03/11/2014 08:26 AM PDT - Berkeley's Shotgun Players, which began in a pizzeria basement, is now one of the Bay Area's most dynamic theater companies.
Jealous suitor testifies how he killed ex-girlfriend in Richmond
03/11/2014 08:16 AM PDT - Rafael Zarate, charged with murder and stalking, admits to stalking Jensy Romero and stabbing her to death in Richmond restaurant where she worked.
Sunnyvale: Trespass charge dropped against sex offender
03/11/2014 06:18 AM PDT - Citing a case of mistaken identity, prosecutors dropped charges against a registered sex offender from San Jose who was accused of illegally trespassing at Sunnyvale Hebrew Day School.
( Dan Honda )
Review: Kanishka's, a neo-Indian gastropub, opens in Walnut Creek
Executive chef Paramita Roy debuts small plates with Bengali flair at Kanishka's in Walnut Creek. Can we get those masala Kennebec fries to go?
(Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/AP)
President Obama trades barbs with Zach Galifianakis on 'Between Two Ferns'
Obama rips the third “The Hangover” film, while Galifianakis calls the president a nerd.