Youth ballet to stage production of The Nutcracker this month
11/30/2015 06:27 PM PST
The Sugar Plum Fairy and Mouse King will leap and twirl among the dozens of young dancers performing in the traditional holiday fantasy produced by The Ballet Company of East County.
Speed Freak Killers: More allegations that sheriff botched recovery of victims' remains in San Joaquin County
11/30/2015 03:27 PM PST - In the latest critique of the embattled San Joaquin County Sheriff s Office, a forensic anthropologist has issued a report finding the department s excavation of a Central Valley well in an effort to find "Speed Freak Killers victim remains led to human bones being mislabeled as animal remains. Also, the doctor who took on the National Football League over the concussion issue called the Speed Freak Killers dig inappropriate, according to a summary of a sealed court deposition.
Convicted San Ramon child molester ruled fit to stand retrial
11/30/2015 02:59 PM PST - San Ramon man was convicted of eight counts in March, acquitted of one; DA's office is pursuing retrial on two hung counts.
Gap says audits show its workers get equal pay for the same work
11/30/2015 01:47 PM PST - Since the California Fair Pay Act was signed into law in October, companies have been scrambling to check their books, review their hiring statistics and get legal guidance to navigate what's being called the toughest equal wage statute in the country.
Contra Costa County: 18-year-old woman killed in rollover crash
11/30/2015 05:49 PM PST - The driver of a car that crashed and overturned on Kirker Pass Road, an artery that connects Concord to Pittsburg, in Contra Costa County, died shortly after being hospitalized Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.
Hercules police to get body cameras
11/30/2015 02:56 PM PST - Although the City Council has authorized the purchase of 25 cameras for $36,350, a group of officials headed by police Chief Bill Goswick must first develop a protocol on the cameras' use before they are deployed sometime after Jan. 1.
Fremont warming shelter to open Tuesday, Hayward on Thursday
11/30/2015 01:44 PM PST - San Leandro started its winter warming center last week, and will be open Thursday and Sunday of this week.
Fremont to consider smoking ban in future multi-unit residences
11/29/2015 04:20 AM PST - Fremont City Councilwoman Suzanne Chan is seeking to restrict smoking in multi-unit residences that haven't been built yet.
Pittsburg: Police catch armed robbery suspect near Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station
11/30/2015 01:22 PM PST - A Bay Point man suspected in several armed robberies Monday morning was arrested near the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART station.
Oakland Tribune editorial: Emeryville school board responded childishly when caught in illegal meeting
11/30/2015 01:00 PM PST - It's bad enough that Emeryville school board members blatantly violated the state open-meeting law. But the self-righteous indignation after they were caught was embarrassingly childish.
San Jose: Two men injured in shooting on McKee Road
11/30/2015 02:43 PM PST - Two men were injured when a gunman opened fire on a group of people standing in front of an East San Jose minimart late Sunday.
Mills College budget woes prompt a debate over campus identity
11/30/2015 11:55 AM PST - Mills College and other liberal arts colleges across the country are grappling with existential questions as they try to attract the students they need to survive.
Northern California lifeguards rescue woman swept into ocean
11/30/2015 11:29 AM PST - Two California State Parks lifeguards rescued a 39-year-old woman who was swept into the ocean at Goat Rock near Jenner.
Abandoned building on Mare Island was first intentionally built Naval prison in U.S.
11/30/2015 11:28 AM PST - For probably hundreds of years, seafaring miscreants endured a different kind of criminal justice than land-bound wrong-doers did, but that began changing after the United States' first Naval prison was built on Mare Island in the 1860s.
Martinez set to enact tougher 'unlawful camping' law
11/30/2015 04:09 PM PST - Proposed changes to Martinez laws giving police more latitude in regulating behaviors associated with the homeless would become final with a City Council vote Wednesday.
Santa Cruz animal shelter says diseased raccoons pose threat to cats, dogs
11/30/2015 11:26 AM PST - Several raccoons in parts of Santa Cruz County have tested positive for distemper, The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter announced Wednesday.
Dublin police increase staffing, release safety tips for holiday crime suppression
11/30/2015 11:26 AM PST - Police in Dublin said they're planning to deploy extra staff for the next two months as part of a holiday crime suppression effort.
Alameda County Waste Management Authority to fine businesses, properties that don't recycle
11/30/2015 11:25 AM PST - Business and property owners in Alameda County who don't recycle their waste may soon be receiving hefty fines.
Coldplay to headline Super Bowl 50 halftime?
11/30/2015 03:40 PM PST - Coldplay, Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 are all in the running to play Super Bowl 50 in February at Levi s Stadium in Santa Clara, according to report.
Richmond: Woman struck by Amtrak train identified
11/30/2015 10:51 AM PST - A woman struck and killed by an Amtrak train last week has been identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office as 71-year-old Ilona Burpee, of Richmond.
The hot cop of Castro: Chris Kohrs' hit-and-run case
11/30/2015 04:54 PM PST - Need a primer in the double-edged nature of fame? Consider the story of Chris Kohrs, the "hot cop of Castro" arrested in the hit-and-run injury of two men in San Francisco last weekend.
When self-driving cars need help: Stanford study's surprising finding
11/30/2015 01:52 PM PST - New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security -- and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal.
Orinda: Driver of pickup truck that went down embankment identified
11/30/2015 03:48 PM PST - A man who died after the truck he was driving went down an embankment in unincorporated Contra Costa County on Saturday night has been identified as a 40-year-old San Rafael resident.
Guest commentary: Vaping isn't the same as tobacco and shouldn't be treated as such
11/30/2015 08:03 AM PST - New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirm that vapor products are contributing to the reduction in the number of combusted cigarette smokers.
Union City: Pedestrian fighting for life after being hit by car
11/30/2015 07:35 AM PST - A pedestrian suffered major injuries Sunday morning after being hit by a car, police said.
Share the Spirit: Single mom finds lifeline through Concord Child Care Center
11/30/2015 09:49 AM PST - The child care facility, which opened across the street from Meadow Homes Elementary School in 1972, serves 147 children ages 18 months to second grade, providing a full-day child care and development program and after school care.
Milpitas library-goers explore human evolution in Smithsonian traveling exhibit
11/30/2015 07:25 AM PST - The Milpitas Public Library is hosting the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit "Exploring Human Origins: What Does it Mean to Be Human?" from Nov. 25 to Dec. 22.
California aims to stop warehousing foster kids in group homes
11/30/2015 07:24 AM PST - Under a new law taking effect in January, California's Department of Social Services will begin a multiyear plan to replace privately run group homes with "short-term residential treatment centers" where youth will mostly stay no more than six months.
California tobacco tax measure's supporters, foes prepare for battle
11/30/2015 07:23 AM PST - Ballot measure backers say they've got the money, message and votes to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack next November.
Morgan Hill: Driver arrested after high-speed pursuit with car full of teens
11/30/2015 07:22 AM PST - MORGAN HILL -- A 21-year-old man was arrested by the Morgan Hill police Saturday after leading officers on a high-speed pursuit in a stolen car full of teenagers.
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