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    Pinole: I-80 shooting, sixth since November, wounds person

    02/08/2016 07:00 AM PST
    Gunfire rocked an East Bay freeway again Sunday night, hospitalizing one person and reigniting concerns about people in cars shooting at one another. 
    Bay Area vaccine controversy reignites in time for Super Bowl
    02/08/2016 06:20 AM PST - The passage of Senate Bill 277 last year closed a chapter in California's fight over mandatory vaccines for children, but a new billboard campaign by vaccine opponents shows the controversy is far from over. 

    San Francisco: Three killed as Chevy slams into taxi, car catches fire
    02/07/2016 07:18 PM PST - A damaged pole and debris were the only remnants Sunday morning of a fiery crash less than a mile from Super Bowl festivities that killed three male youths Saturday night. 

    Super Bowl 50: Game kicks off with Lady Gaga in shadeless, hot stadium
    02/07/2016 09:46 PM PST - Super Bowl 50 kicked off under crisp, blues and a blazing, winter sun over Levi s Stadium with a rousing rendition of the national anthem sung by pop diva Lady Gaga in a shadeless, hot stadium 

    Medical marijuana delivery startup makes pitch to Palo Alto
    02/05/2016 02:16 PM PST - Like any good entrepreneur, a medical marijuana delivery service called Eaze sees a green opportunity in Super Bowl 50's Bay Area stop. Dubbed the 'Uber of pot,' Eaze has prepared for an anticipated higher demand of its service this weekend by adding drivers and verifying that pot dispensaries will have a seamless supply. 

    President Obama coming to South Bay on Wednesday
    02/06/2016 11:29 PM PST - The president will remain in the San Jose area Thursday for fundraising events held by the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. 

    Asian mall-hotel project at McCarthy Ranch slow to get off the ground
    02/06/2016 11:21 PM PST - Plans to build an enclosed Asian-themed mall and hotel on a portion of the partly-vacant McCarthy Ranch Marketplace have only inched along since the project was approved by the city two years ago. 

    Milpitas: Stratford School applies to take over closed Heald College site
    02/06/2016 11:22 PM PST - Milpitas Planning Commission next week is scheduled to review a request from a private school to occupy a vacant building that formerly housed the now defunct Heald College. 

    El Cerrito ceremony commemorates Korematsu Day, dedicates new school campus
    02/06/2016 10:54 PM PST - A dual ceremony was held Jan. 30 honoring the late civil rights activist Fred T. Korematsu and dedicating the new middle school campus in El Cerrito named in his honor. anda chu/staff photos 

    Antioch residents arrested in El Cerrito robbery
    02/06/2016 10:53 PM PST - Pair identified after a stolen cellphone was sold to a reseller 

    New prizewinning wine complex on the blocks in Byron
    02/06/2016 10:52 PM PST - Locals bemoan possible loss of vineyards, entertainment and event center that brought popular acts to East Contra Costa. 

    Berkeley: Lights going back on at UC Theatre
    02/06/2016 10:46 PM PST - The venue now officially named the UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall will be a live performance space, with the first concert booked for March 1. 

    Award-winning chef Syhabout gives back to Oakland schools
    02/06/2016 10:44 PM PST - James Syhabout is an alumnus of the Oakland public school system, which is why he helped raise money for public schools in January at his restaurants Commis, The Dock at Linden Street and Hawker Fare. "I know what it's like to be an Oakland public school kid," he said. The fundraiser saw a percent of every diner's bill going to the Oakland Public Education Fund, a nonprofit that raises money for schools. 

    Purdy: Raiders' future clearly not a priority for Goodell
    02/06/2016 07:31 PM PST - The Raiders' future in Oakland hangs in the balance. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell cares a whole lot more about a whole lot of other things.

    Why isn't new meningitis vaccine universally recommended?
    02/06/2016 10:23 PM PST - Despite the severe health risks of the highly contagious disease, health officials say the public health threat isn't high enough to justify the new MenB vaccine's widespread use.  

    Pittsburg: Woman arrested on robbery, carjacking charges
    02/06/2016 10:21 PM PST - Police said at about 2:40 p.m. the woman pointed a gun at a security guard at Target, located at 4301 Century Blvd. in Pittsburg, after stealing items from the store, police said. She next went to Cigarettes for Less and at gunpoint demanded the clerk give her cash from the register, but stole lighters instead.  

    Detox policies questioned after latest death in Santa Cruz County Jail
    02/06/2016 10:06 PM PST - Krista Lynn DeLuca grew up in North Hollywood in the San Fernando Valley. She was brought up by her mother and stepfather, but her mother died when she was 14. Her stepfather, Ron Pinotti, raised her and his son in an apartment. 

    Federal disaster loans offered to commercial Dungeness crab fishermen
    02/06/2016 10:05 PM PST - Help is on the way in the form of federal disaster loans for commercial fishermen who have suffered financial losses from California's canceled commercial Dungeness crab season this year. 

    Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters
    02/06/2016 10:04 PM PST - Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.  

    East Bay man convicted of robbing Craigslist customers
    02/06/2016 10:02 PM PST - A Northern California man has been convicted of participating in an elaborate jewelry robbery ring that used online ad service Craigslist to lure victims, prosecutors announced Friday.  

    Vallejo man builds $1 million house, seeks to raise expectations, property values
    02/06/2016 09:59 PM PST - Most of us know you shouldn't judge a book -- or a person or a city or neighborhood -- by its cover, and yet we all do it.  

    Crews dismantle portion of old Bay Bridge
    02/06/2016 10:01 PM PST - California officials say a major portion of the old eastern span of San Francisco's old Bay Bridge began coming down this week. 

    Jay Z, Beyonce and trying to get their picture at Warriors game
    02/06/2016 09:16 PM PST - Jay Z and Beyonce spent the night before the Super Bowl taking in a Warriors game, and one reporter was on a mission to get their picture. 

    Vallejo: Man killed, female passenger wounded when car targeted by gunfire
    02/06/2016 09:15 PM PST - Witnesses described a white Toyota Camry being chased by another vehicle near Heartwood Avenue and Springs Road; victims were transported to a hospital where the driver died 

    Thanks to Super Bowl, Jay Z, Beyonce and more pack Warriors crowd
    02/06/2016 09:15 PM PST - The night before Super Bowl 50, a star-studded crowd cheers on the Warriors as they faced a formidable Oklahoma Thunder in Oakland. 

    49ers' Joe Staley performs incredible act of kindness
    02/05/2016 10:39 PM PST - Joe Staley gave his Super Bowl tickets to a Santa Clara man with heart and kidney problems who is raising a 7-year-old daughter by himself. 

    Herhold: Jeff Rosen helps Ro Khanna
    02/06/2016 08:16 PM PST - Ro Khanna, the 39-year-old challenger to U.S. Rep. Mike Honda in this year's most intriguing battle of local Democrats, has a potent weapon this time around -- the support of Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen. 

    Oakland: A death after blaze at the "Hood Hotel"
    02/06/2016 08:40 PM PST - The home on Hood Street in the Oakland hills was a place of parties, where people could jump off a diving board from the attic to the pool below..  

    The struggles of Joe Kapp: A football family copes with game's painful aftermath
    02/06/2016 06:41 PM PST - Former Cal and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Kapp battles the effects of dementia, plans to donate his brain after death. 

    Police: Pittsburg man killed carjacking suspect in Antioch
    02/06/2016 10:22 PM PST - A 37-year-old man was arrested for the fatal shooting of a Pittsburg man who tried to rob him Friday evening, police said. Leo Lopez of Antioch was booked in County Jail in Martinez on suspicion of murder for the shooting at about 8:31 p.m. at 20 E. 18th Street, police said.  

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    Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

    The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7