• Two sentenced in Salinas rape spree - 03/30/2015 04:07 PM PDT
    (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
    Despite dangers, downtown Oakland still home for nesting birds

    05/22/2015 11:06 PM PDT
    It would seem downtown Oakland is not for the birds, but try telling them that. This nesting season, the birds returned a few weeks early in February and quickly got to work on the next generation of seasonal downtown dwellers. If the birds don't care, bird watchers here increasingly do.  
    San Mateo Bridge closure: Project to begin Friday evening
    05/22/2015 09:42 PM PDT - Crews were preparing to completely close the San Mateo Bridge on Friday evening for resurfacing work that was expected to keep the structure closed until Memorial Day. 

    Toxic algae closes swimming at regional park in Fremont
    05/22/2015 06:12 PM PDT - Swimming is banned at Quarry Lakes Regional Park until at least May 27 due to an outbreak of toxic algae, officials said Friday. 

    Vietnam War casualties honored in photos
    05/22/2015 03:46 PM PDT - Project to find pictures of all U.S. service members killed in the Vietnam War hitting a snag in the Bay Area 

    Citywise: Garbage rates to increase in San Leandro
    05/22/2015 03:40 PM PDT - Garbage rates will go up 8.49 percent Aug. 1 for San Leandro customers served by Alameda County Industries. 

    Oakland to choose developer to restore shuttered Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
    05/22/2015 07:14 PM PDT - Michael Morgan gazed wistfully across the Calvin Simmons Theatre, the concert hall in the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center where the maestro for years skillfully guided ensembles. 

    Special-needs youngsters invited to fish on the Delta
    05/22/2015 01:28 PM PDT - The free event will pair kids with expert anglers, who will go out on boats to teach them the how-tos before treating them to a barbecue lunch 

    Bay Area adds 17,200 jobs, fueled by 8,400 jobs in Santa Clara County
    05/22/2015 07:07 PM PDT - The Bay Area added 17,200 jobs during April, fueled by big job gains in Santa Clara County, a hiring boom that hearkens back to the dot-com era and is intense enough it's getting tougher to find skilled workers. 

    Q&A: Michael Bernick, on job prospects for adults with autism
    05/22/2015 01:26 PM PDT - Michael Bernick, currently an attorney with the Sedgwick law firm in San Francisco and a fellow for employment policy with the Milken Institute in Los Angeles, says challenges confront adults with autism but they can be overcome. 

    Eye on the East Bay: Oakley 911 call hits close to home
    05/22/2015 01:09 PM PDT - Also, Canada goose gets loose in Pleasanton; getting to the bottom of whether inmates have proud parents; and local congressman is top gun at annual shootout 

    Castro Valley hills: Pilot killed when small plane crashes
    05/22/2015 06:44 PM PDT - His body and wreckage of the single-engine airplane were found Friday morning, a day after he crashed into rugged, hilly grazing land. 

    Milpitas police target impaired drivers with DUI checkpoint May 23
    05/15/2015 03:56 PM PDT - Milpitas Police Department's traffic unit will conduct a drunken driving/driver's license checkpoint on Saturday, May 23 on Great Mall Parkway between the hours of 9 p. 

    Forensic evidence links duo to Milpitas jewelry store heist
    05/19/2015 06:07 AM PDT - Suspects wanted in connection to a jewelry store heist at the Great Mall in January were recently located due to blood and other evidence left at the crime scene, Milpitas Police Department reported. 

    Transient arrested for auto theft, drugs at Milpitas Walmart
    05/21/2015 08:10 AM PDT - A 22-year-old transient was nabbed last month in connection to a stolen car located outside Milpitas' Walmart at 301 Ranch Drive, Milpitas Police Department reported. 

    Fremont Burger & BrewFest on tap
    05/21/2015 10:36 AM PDT - The Fremont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the first Fremont Burger & Brew Fest on Saturday, May 23, from 11 a. 

    Fremont man sentenced for heading drug trafficking ring
    05/21/2015 11:26 AM PDT - Receives 23 years in prison 

    Fremont Unified approves purchase of Fremont Boulevard site for $55 million
    05/21/2015 11:26 AM PDT - 33-acre property will accommodate future school as enrollments climb 

    Fremont school district accepts 10-acre donation from Patterson family
    05/21/2015 03:59 PM PDT - Donates 380 acres to park district, 10 to churches, 8 for park, as part of 500-home buildout 

    Monterey County family seeks return of baby's ashes stolen during burglary
    05/22/2015 12:26 PM PDT - A Marina family is asking for the public's help in locating the ashes of their infant son, which were stolen during a residential burglary on May 12. 

    Second man who beat Giants fan Bryan Stow in LA gets federal time
    05/22/2015 12:01 PM PDT - A second man has been sentenced to federal prison in connection to a brutal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan outside of Dodger Stadium in 2011.  

    Report: Grand jury probes PG&E's ties with California regulators
    05/22/2015 12:00 PM PDT - A federal grand jury is investigating ties between executives with California's largest utility and state regulators, a newspaper reported Friday.  

    West Contra Costa district averts tutor layoffs
    05/22/2015 03:05 PM PDT - Trustees also heard an initial presentation from Redwood City-based Summit Public Schools about a charter middle and high school it wants to open in the Hilltop area of Richmond in the fall of 2016. 

    Danville: Two people arrested after police pursuit
    05/22/2015 04:00 PM PDT - Danville police arrested two people in connection to a vehicle pursuit that began as a routine traffic stop Friday morning, police said. 

    Discovery Bay teen accused of killing boy has arraignment postponed
    05/22/2015 07:11 PM PDT - Public defender requests continuance; judge schedules next hearing for June 2 

    Pizarro: Willow Glen Trestle advocates lose two-year battle to save bridge over Los Gatos Creek
    05/22/2015 11:48 AM PDT - A group of passionate speakers Tuesday couldn't persuade the San Jose City Council to preserve an aging railroad trestle over Los Gatos Creek in Willow Glen. 

    Planned weekend closure of Doyle Drive in San Francisco postponed
    05/22/2015 11:48 AM PDT - A weekend closure planned for Doyle Drive in San Francisco has been postponed after concerns were raised about the readiness of fire, ventilation, communication and other systems inside tunnels that are part of the $1 billion project.  

    Lighthouse Bank eyes Cupertino site for loan office
    05/22/2015 11:46 AM PDT - Seven-year-old Lighthouse Bank expects to open two new offices in 2016, its downtown headquarters with 22 parking spaces and a loan office in Silicon Valley "a stone's throw" from the Apple campus under construction for 12,000 employees.  

    Northern California animal shelter using facial recognition technology to find lost dogs
    05/22/2015 11:24 AM PDT - Napa County's animal shelter is using facial recognition to find and identify lost pet dogs. The shelter says it is the first in Northern California to use Finding Rover, a mobile app and website that allows users to find their missing dogs via their smart phone or computer.  

    Dublin mayor now available for one-on-one chats with residents
    05/22/2015 11:49 AM PDT - In what may be a first for city, David Haubert is opening his office to the public every Friday. 

    Tree at San Jose hospital dedicated to fallen Officer Michael Johnson
    05/22/2015 11:13 AM PDT - An annual celebration today for emergency medical services partners at Regional Medical Center of San Jose included a special ceremony for fallen Officer Michael Johnson. 

    (Herb Greene)
    Friday's TV picks: Grateful Dead fans, get a load of this

    'The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir' chronicles Weir's journey from his youth in Palo Alto to global fame in documentary on Netflix. Plus, Thomas Middleditch of 'Silicon Valley' drums up laughs on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' 
    ( Jeffrey R. Staab )
    David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

    Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.