Fremont: Cat reunited with family three years after fleeing during move from San Jose
12/05/2013 07:11 PM PST
Dash, an orange tabby cat that ran away from a Fremont home more than three years ago, was reunited with his owner on Thursday afternoon thanks to microchip technology.
Richmond: Three teen boys arrested in alleged rape of two girls at park
12/05/2013 06:43 PM PST - Three teenage boys have been arrested after allegedly getting two girls drunk and raping them at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, authorities said Thursday.
Snow predictions move Pearl Harbor ceremony off Mount Diablo into Concord
12/05/2013 05:20 PM PST - Saturday ceremony is moved to Cal State East Bay at Concord
Amber Alert issued for kidnapped girl who may be brought through Bay Area
12/05/2013 06:28 PM PST - Elizabeth Romero was abducted about 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Kennewick, Washington, according to the California Highway Patrol, which issued the alert. She is believed to be with Eduardo Flores-Rosalas, 19, and headed to Mexico.
San Jose State launches dorm hate crime probe
12/05/2013 08:01 PM PST - Ex-judge, civil rights advocate LaDoris H. Cordell will head task force probing racial bullying hate crime case in San Jose State dorms. The report is expected to be completed in January, SJSU President Mo Qayoumi announced Thursday.
Newark 'Peace Convention' to be held Sunday by American Muslim Voice Foundation
12/05/2013 04:24 PM PST - Immigration reform and income inequality among the topics to be discussed at Newark restaurant. The convention is titled 'The Time is Now: Connecting for Peace, Justice and Change.'
Walnut Creek: Employees file claims against city over Lesher Center saga
12/05/2013 03:42 PM PST - Two city employees say they suffered public ridicule and embarrassment after being named in an investigation into whether staffers failed to report suspected child abuse by a Lesher Center employee.
Milpitas police looking for man, woman involved in video-taped altercation at bus stop
12/05/2013 11:03 AM PST - Milpitas Police Department received a 911 call from an AC Transit bus driver reporting a male and female involved in an altercation near a bus stop bench on the 450 block of East Calaveras Boulevard on Tuesday at6 p.
Authorities release video of possible suspect in San Francisco cat killing case
12/05/2013 11:01 AM PST - SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco Animal Care and Control officials have released surveillance footage of a man they believe is responsible for taking two cats from their owner and throwing them into the Bay last week.
Searchers again can't locate missing plane in Idaho piloted by San Jose high-tech executive
12/05/2013 08:30 PM PST - Search teams on Thursday spent a fifth day looking for a missing single-engine plane containing five members of a San Jose family in remote, mountainous central Idaho as the weather worsens.
Cal grad Kevin Chou is driving force behind $18 million stadium deal
12/05/2013 10:30 AM PST - Football field at Memorial Stadium will carry name of Kabam, a company co-founded by UC-Berkeley grad Kevin Chou
Planned cemetery in Tassajara Valley stirs up intense opposition
12/05/2013 05:48 PM PST - The war between Danville developer Sid Corrie and opponents, including neighbors and conservancy groups, to a controversial 150,000-plot cemetery proposed for the Tassajara Valley near Mount Diablo marches on. Intense opposition and criticism of the project has led to more delays in the county approval process for the project which has been eight years in the making. It will postpone county Planning Commission meetings on the matter until January -- or later.
Sebastopol council selects medical marijuana dispensary director as mayor
12/05/2013 10:20 AM PST - SEBASTOPOL - The Sebastopol City Council Tuesday night unanimously selected as mayor the founder and executive director of two Peace in Medicine licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Sonoma County.
UCSC students receive fake eviction notices
12/05/2013 10:19 AM PST - SANTA CRUZ -- More than 400 UC Santa Cruz students received fake eviction notices Tuesday night, an attempt by a student group to raise awareness about Palestinian displacement in Israel.
Coroner: Florida man found on Santa Cruz beach died from complications due to a fall
12/05/2013 10:19 AM PST - SANTA CRUZ -- A 28-year-old Florida man who was found dead on Seabright Beach on Tuesday morning died from complications due to a fall, according to the Santa Cruz County Coroner's Office.
2 Monterey woman and alleged hitman plead not guilty in grandma murder plot
12/05/2013 10:23 AM PST - LONG BEACH -- A Northern California couple and their alleged hitman have pleaded not guilty to plotting the death of the woman's mother, who was beaten with a baseball bat in her Long Beach home.
Slice of Oakland's history up for auction
12/05/2013 09:05 AM PST - Jeff Sahadi's vast collection of historical items pertaining to Oakland and its surrounding communities will go up for auction this weekend at Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland.
Icy roads, record-low temperatures hit Bay Area
12/05/2013 12:26 PM PST - Road crews used salt, airport workers broke out de-icing mechanisms, and records that were four decades old fell on Thursday morning, as an anticipated cold snap continued to roll through the Bay Area.
Stockton: Man wanted in San Jose stabbing shot and killed by police on I-5 freeway
12/05/2013 07:40 PM PST - A Central Valley man wanted for attempted murder in the vicious stabbing of a woman in San Jose last month was shot and killed by Stockton police early Thursday after a chase on Interstate 5 where he reportedly wielded a knife at officers
Former Santa Clara County Board President George Shirakawa Jr. appears shackled in court.
12/05/2013 06:45 AM PST - Once a political powerhouse in Santa Clara County, George Shirakawa Jr. is now being held in total isolation in a Dublin jail -- and must appear in court in chains.
Kabam Field? Cal to announce naming rights for football stadium's field Thursday
12/05/2013 06:44 AM PST - Memorial Stadium name will be retained, but the field will have a different name
San Jose mayoral election: Wild, jampacked race begins Thursday
12/05/2013 06:42 AM PST - With exactly 180 days until the wide-open June primary, Thursday marks the first day candidates can begin raising funds and spending cash in hopes of winning the job running the nation's 10th-largest city.
San Jose: Police badge swiped from officer's personal car in Alum Rock Park
12/05/2013 06:42 AM PST - Someone broke into a police officer's personal car at Alum Rock Park and took the officer's police badge Wednesday afternoon, the San Jose Police Department said.
Peninsula man pleads not guilty to trying to drown employer, puppy
12/05/2013 06:41 AM PST - Jorge Ruiz-Martinez, who worked as a ranch hand at the Castagnetto Family Ranch, pleaded not guilty to trying to drown his employer and her 9-week-old puppy in a bizarre, drug-fueled attack Nov. 3 in Pescadero.
Antioch: 10-year-old struck by car on busy thoroughfare Wednesday
12/05/2013 06:40 AM PST - A 10-year-old boy was struck by a car Wednesday afternoon while running across a busy city thoroughfare, police said.
Victim recounts rape at Richmond hate crime trial
12/05/2013 06:39 AM PST - Attackers made numerous comments about sexual orientation, victim, who is a lesbian, testifies at trial.
Brazen daytime burglar caught on video ransacking Fremont home
12/05/2013 08:25 AM PST - A burglar was caught on video breaking into a home on the 4100 block of Eggers Drive in Fremont on Saturday.
San Francisco man charged with murder over PlayStation 4 console
12/05/2013 10:59 AM PST - Ronnie Collins, 21, has been charged with the murder of 22-year-old college student Ikenna Uwakah, whom authorities say was fatally shot as he was being robbed of his PlayStation 4 console in San Francisco's Bayview District.
Family of missing Oakland 2-year-old will hold coat drive on Sunday
12/05/2013 06:33 AM PST - Daphne Viola Webb has been missing since July 10, when her father said someone snatched her from his black Ford SUV when he went into a convenience store and left her with his 87-year-old mother, who has dementia, in the SUV at 79th Avenue and International Boulevard
CHP seeks driver who fled after striking stranded motorist on I-80
12/05/2013 06:32 AM PST - The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help with an investigation of a hit-and-run collision that killed a 32-year-old Richmond man on westbound Interstate 80 at Solano Avenue early Friday morning.
4 weird ways Seattle, San Francisco are hyping Sunday's game
Fans are getting a little crazy in anticipation of this weekend's NFC West showdown. Full Story
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Great Dickens Christmas Fair: Kids, 19th-century London and no iPhones!
It's not just London -- it's London of 1865 during Christmastime, which gives the whole place an extra layer of magic. And even better -- they didn't have iPods or iPhones in 1865, so my kids stayed off their electronic devices for more than four hours. That has to qualify as a Christmas miracle.
(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Simon Cowell rips Russell Brand
'X Factor’ judge says Brand should put his money where his mouth is after calling for revolution.