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    Newark woman arrested on suspicion of stealing truck, drug possession

    08/31/2015 04:44 PM PDT
    A 27-year-old woman with three felony warrants was arrested Thursday in connection with the theft of a pick up truck in Newark on Aug. 14.  
    Bay Area vineyards withstanding impacts of drought, for now
    08/31/2015 03:01 PM PDT - With harvest underway, Bay Area vineyards expect small but high-quality crop this season. Another year of drought, however, could mean major problems for winegrowers and winemakers from Napa Valley and Livermore to Santa Clara Valley and Contra Costa 

    Alameda: Monday marks start of new school year
    08/31/2015 02:32 PM PDT - Students at Paden Elementary School lined up with their classmates for an opening ceremony in the playground, where they recited the Pledge of Allegiance, heard announcements, sang "Make New Friends," then followed their teacher into the classroom. 

    Livermore: Coroner IDs Tracy motorcyclist who died in big-rig crash
    08/31/2015 04:07 PM PDT - A 33-year-old Tracy man died Thursday on Altamont Pass Road when he fell off his motorcycle and was struck by a big rig.  

    Fremont: Authorities ID man killed in Niles Boulevard crash
    08/31/2015 02:53 PM PDT - Miguel Languren, 46, died on Aug. 25 when his vehicle crashed into a wall in the intersection of Niles Boulevard and Kraftile Road.  

    UC Berkeley: Fence around chancellor's residence divides opinions
    08/31/2015 02:45 PM PDT - A newly installed chain-link fence marks the path an incoming permanent barrier will soon take between University House -- the landmark building where Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks resides -- and the surrounding UC Berkeley campus. 

    Three wounded in Oakland freeway shooting
    08/31/2015 12:24 PM PDT - Three people were wounded by gunfire on an Oakland freeway late Friday when they apparently were caught in a gunbattle between the occupants of two other vehicles, police said Saturday. 

    Kids' Club Preschool will not reopen
    08/31/2015 04:32 PM PDT - The popular state-funded Antioch preschool was unable to find new accommodations after its lease expired last month. 

    Gay Iranian refugee gets new start in Bay Area
    08/31/2015 12:12 PM PDT - Danville: Man who had to "hide to live in Iran" came to United States via Turkey with the help of the nonprofit Jewish Families & Children's Services of the East Bay, which placed him at San Damiano Franciscan retreat. 

    San Jose: Changing minds is par for the course at the 420 Games
    08/31/2015 12:11 PM PDT - A golf tournament in San Jose on Saturday was part of the 420 Games, events that are aimed toward changing people's perceptions of what a typical cannabis user is like. 

    Accused Monterey County mass shooter on suicide watch at jail, victims identified
    08/31/2015 12:01 PM PDT - A man accused of killing two family members of his estranged wife, and injuring her and her cousin, missed his felony arraignment Friday afternoon after authorities said he had to be placed on suicide watch at Monterey County Jail. 

    Herhold: The worst intersections for bicycle safety
    08/31/2015 11:59 AM PDT - When I rode my ancient Nishiki 10-speed bike to the old Mercury News offices in North San Jose, I was reasonably certain where I was most likely to be clobbered by a car. 

    Monterey County fire sparked by bad shot at shooting range
    08/31/2015 11:59 AM PDT - A bad shot at the Laguna Seca firing range Sunday caused a 48.8-acre blaze that took dozens of firefighters to contain, Cal Fire said. 

    Business group backs third lane on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
    08/31/2015 02:34 PM PDT - Last week, Assemblyman Marc Levine introduced a bill -- Assembly Bill 9 -- in an attempt to push Caltrans to open a third eastbound lane by the end of next month 

    Richmond event puts spotlight on electric cars
    08/31/2015 11:35 AM PDT - On Sept. 17, Richmond will host an event aimed at educating residents about the benefits of electric vehicles. 

    Palo Alto police asking for help to find downtown flasher
    08/31/2015 11:34 AM PDT - Police asking for help finding a man who followed a woman and then exposed himself to her Friday evening in downtown Palo Alto, police said today.  

    San Jose city clerk's job in jeopardy
    08/31/2015 04:35 PM PDT - City Clerk Toni Taber is in jeopardy of losing her job tomorrow when the City Council discusses her performance during a closed-session meeting. 

    Millbrae: Man wins lottery after using money found on street to buy ticket
    08/31/2015 12:24 PM PDT - A man who bought a California Lottery ticket with money he just happened to find on the floor has won $1 million.  

    Police arrested a 42-year-old San Francisco man Thursday afternoon in Fremont, on suspicion of exposing himself to females.
    08/31/2015 11:33 AM PDT - Police arrested a 42-year-old San Francisco man Thursday afternoon in Fremont, on suspicion of exposing himself to females. 

    Oakland: BART police arrest erratic man thought to have knife
    08/31/2015 11:32 AM PDT - BART police arrested a man for public drunkenness, a parole violation and warrants this afternoon on a BART train at the 19th Street station in Oakland, police said.  

    Silicon Valley entity buys $47.5 million Marin mansion
    08/31/2015 11:19 AM PDT - The entity listed as new owner of a $47.5 million Belvedere mansion shares a Silicon Valley office suite address with others including a noted high-tech venture capitalist, but a publicist says he had nothing to do with the purchase. 

    When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought
    08/31/2015 11:17 AM PDT - Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more.  

    Silicon Valley CEO still battling to demolish, replace historic Pebble Beach home
    08/31/2015 11:37 AM PDT - It was almost five years ago when Silicon Valley tech venture capitalist CEO Massy Mehdipour went to the county with what might have seemed like an unremarkable request: demolish an aging, 50-year-old Signal Hill Road house and replace it with her 12,000-square-foot dream home. 

    Auditions are Tuesday, Wednesday for unique 'Macbeth'
    08/31/2015 11:12 AM PDT - Antioch's Drama Factory will present play at Nick Rodriguez Community Center. 

    WoWies ease move-in burden for Saint Mary's College newbies
    08/31/2015 11:53 AM PDT - Classes begin this week at the small private college in Moraga. The school has a long tradition, but stays current with several new classes and seminars concentrating on social changes impacting millennials. 

    South San Francisco: Officer shoots man carrying rifle on city street
    08/31/2015 04:28 PM PDT - A man carrying a rifle on a city street was shot by police Sunday morning after ignoring an officer's command to drop the weapon, according to police. 

    Pentagon investment hopes to spur tech innovation in Silicon Valley
    08/31/2015 10:04 AM PDT - Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announces new tech institute with the potential to make San Jose the hub for the development and manufacturing of new electronic devices. It also has the potential to create scores of new manufacturing jobs for Silicon Valley workers, officials said.  

    Splunk agrees open big new research and officei n San Jose's Santana Row
    08/31/2015 10:00 AM PDT - Splunk will open a big new research and office center in San Jose's Santana Row complex, city and company officials said Friday, a move that signals the software company's decision to expand to San Jose rather than seek larger offices in San Francisco. 

    Richmond: Two arrested after police seize guns, drugs
    08/31/2015 09:57 AM PDT - Police hauled four guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, drugs and a press to make pills from a West Macdonald Avenue home in Richmond this week, a raid connected to a San Francisco narcotics investigation.  

    Berkeley board to continue discussion of Center Street garage replacement
    08/31/2015 09:56 AM PDT - The project calls for demolishing an existing five-story, 440-space parking structure with 1,600 square feet of commercial floor area and an arts display space at 2025 Center St. and to construct in its stead a new eight-story, 711-space, 248,000-square foot parking structure with ground-floor garage operations office, arts display space and two commercial tenant spaces.  

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    VMAs: Nicki Minaj fires back at Miley Cyrus

    After winning award for 'Anaconda,” Minaj challenges Cyrus, who responds by seemingly blaming the media for feud.