BART: Train troubles Wednesday morning in Transbay Tube

08/27/2014 09:44 PM PDT
BART trains were running on time, and the morning commute seemed to start without a hitch early Wednesday morning, hours after a problem with the tracks Tuesday night. 
Judge denies request to reinstate services at West Contra Costa hospital in tentative ruling
08/27/2014 09:42 PM PDT - A U.S. District Court judge is expected to issue a final ruling in a matter of days on whether he should intervene to stop the downsizing and potential closure of Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo.  

Options for Doctors Medical Center become clearer, giving renewed hope
08/27/2014 09:41 PM PDT - Legal opinion suggests that struggling West Contra Costa hospital could be converted into a satellite emergency department under the county's jurisdiction. 

Judge denies request to reinstate services at West Contra Costa hospital in tentative ruling
08/27/2014 07:24 PM PDT - A U.S. District Court judge is expected to issue a final ruling in a matter of days on whether he should intervene to stop the downsizing and potential closure of Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo.  

Newark teacher who wrote nasty, threatening tweets, given written reprimand
08/28/2014 08:54 AM PDT - On her Twitter feed, a Newark Memorial High School teacher was explicit about her desires for her students. She wanted to pour coffee on them. She wanted to stab them. Some of them, she said, "make my trigger finger itchy." 

Snapp Shots: So many wars, so little learned
08/27/2014 05:39 PM PDT - Two hundred years ago Sunday, 5,000 battle-hardened British troops captured Washington, D.C., and burned all the public buildings down.They started with the Capitol, which housed the Supreme Court and the Library of Congress, as well as the House and Senate. 

Alameda Point's field of possible developers narrowed
08/27/2014 05:33 PM PDT - The City Council will consider approving two potential developers to build a portion of the future "Waterfront Town Center" at Alameda Point when it meets Tuesday, a key step that will set the stage for city officials to begin negotiations toward recommending the final candidate. 

Alameda: Former City Councilmember Hadi Monsef dies at 81
08/27/2014 05:33 PM PDT - A longtime real estate broker, Monsef served on the Alameda City Council for six years. 

Alameda: Encinal Yacht Club holding car, truck show Sept. 20
08/27/2014 05:13 PM PDT - "Rolling Back the Ages" will feature food, a DJ and dance contest, a raffle and other activities.  

Alameda: Police find two pounds of marijuana during traffic stop
08/27/2014 05:12 PM PDT - Officers found the marijuana after they arrested him for driving with a suspended license and searched the vehicle before towing it, Alameda police said. 

Alameda city briefs: Volunteers sought for Measure O panel
08/27/2014 05:11 PM PDT - Measure A, a parcel tax passed by Alameda voters in 2011, raises $12 million annually for core programs, including AP classes, athletics and technology. 

Daly City dentist charged in Leland Yee investigation dead at age 60
08/27/2014 05:00 PM PDT - Wilson Lim, a Daly City dentist who served as the linchpin in the federal weapons trafficking case against politician friend Leland Yee, died of natural causes Tuesday at the age of 60. 

Oakland workers outraged over noose hung from city truck
08/27/2014 04:58 PM PDT - Police have begun investigating a racially charged incident at Oakland's corporation yard, where a noose was hung from a city truck used by two African-American city employees. 

Apple to release 12.9-inch iPad in 2015, report says
08/27/2014 04:56 PM PDT - Looking to spark iPad sales, Apple is developing a 12.9-inch model that will go into production early next year, a report Tuesday by Bloomberg said.  

PG&E substation in San Jose that suffered a sniper attack has a new security breach
08/27/2014 06:49 PM PDT - The same PG&E electricity substation hit by gunfire in 2013 has endured a fresh security breach and a theft of construction equipment, even after a wide-ranging upgrade of the facility's security systems, the utility reported Wednesday. 

Honda and Khanna agree to debate Oct. 6 at San Jose State
08/27/2014 06:55 PM PDT - Congressman Mike Honda and his challenger, Ro Khanna, each agreed to take part in an Oct. 6 debate at San Jose State University; also, Khanna staged a rally outside Honda's office Wednesday highlighting stories from constituents who said Honda ignored their needs. 

Oakland: After hiatus, Grand Lake Smoke Shop reopening
08/27/2014 04:53 PM PDT - Peter Brady is reopening at a time when Grand Avenue is experiencing a major resurgence as part of Oakland's overall transformation in recent years into a dining, night life and travel destination. 

Piedmont, Montclair police logs: Oakland hills report 30 stolen cars
08/27/2014 04:16 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. 

Drummond: Youth Radio teaches young journalists to code
08/27/2014 04:37 PM PDT - Youth journalists are learning to build apps as well as report news stories at the Oakland nonprofit 

Tesla proposes large sign outside Fremont compound
08/27/2014 04:58 PM PDT - Those wondering if Tesla Motors and Fremont will continue strengthening their relationship soon might see a sign. A very large illuminated sign between Tesla's factory and Interstate 880, to be exact. 

DVDs: Midlife relationship films ho-hum, ho-hummer
08/27/2014 03:19 PM PDT - 3-line summary graph goes hereyyyyy  

Piedmont: New business official joins school district
08/27/2014 03:19 PM PDT - Song Chin-Bendib's career path has included several school districts -- San Leandro Unified, South San Francisco Unified School District, Berkeley Unified, Tamalpais Union High School District, and as a senior accountant for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. 

Antioch buys more time to mull restrictions on bingo halls
08/27/2014 05:02 PM PDT - The City Council this week extended a moratorium on new or bigger bingo operations while it reviews existing rules and considers others 

Quinn: Getting more workforce data out of Silicon Valley firms
08/27/2014 02:54 PM PDT - We report the results of a letter sent a month ago asking top Silicon Valley employers for workforce demographics  

California drought: San Jose declares water shortage, but won't fine wasters
08/27/2014 02:53 PM PDT - More than seven months into the California drought, San Jose has officially declared a city-wide water shortage, asking the city's 1 million residents to cut their water use by 20 percent -- but there will be no new consequences for those who don't. 

Santa Clara County explores fireworks 'social host' law
08/27/2014 02:53 PM PDT - The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to explore a law that could hold property owners responsible for illegal fireworks ignited on their property. 

7 years later, San Jose open-government reforms become law
08/27/2014 02:52 PM PDT - The vast majority of the 80 or so policies have been in place for the past several years but are only now becoming law following a unanimous vote from the San Jose City Council on Tuesday. 

Signs of Indian walking sticks in Bay Area
08/25/2014 10:48 AM PDT - Reader spots an unusual bug, which turns out to be a pest more common in Southern California. 

San Jose-based Nutanix raises $140 million as it readies for 2015 IPO
08/27/2014 02:50 PM PDT - San Jose-based Nutanix announced a new round of funding Wednesday that pushes its value to more than $2 billion. 

Judge declares mistrial in San Jose thrill-kill case
08/27/2014 02:49 PM PDT - A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge abruptly declared a mistrial Tuesday after the jury in a murder trial agreed a young man was guilty of helping stab to death fellow Santa Teresa High School sophomore Michael Russell, but couldn't reach a consensus on whether the killing was first- or second-degree murder.  

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Review: 'Madden NFL 15' puts storied franchise back in win column

Game maker EA Tiburon has eliminated some of the unnecessary complexities and other bugs in its latest version of the football game named for Oakland Raiders coaching legend John Madden.