World Yacht Race sails into San Francisco Bay
04/16/2014 02:46 PM PDT
Under light winds and sunny skies, skipper Gareth Glover and the crew of the 70-foot racing yacht Qingdao set sail from the South Beach Yacht Club in San Francisco on Tuesday, providing members of the media and locals with a hands-on opportunity to cruise on the bay.
Not everyone is happy with new BART car design
04/16/2014 02:31 PM PDT - Members of a San Francisco-based group for the disabled made their feelings known about a new design they think is bad for wheelchairs and service dogs.
Richmond leaders delay minimum wage hike, seek further study
04/16/2014 02:00 PM PDT - A divided Richmond City Council on Tuesday pulled back on what seemed like an imminent move to raise the local minimum wage, as several council members splintered from Mayor Gayle McLaughlin's push to move forward with the local wage hike without a staff study into possible impacts.
Early Antioch homebuilder Ralph Garrow Sr. dies at 96
04/16/2014 02:33 PM PDT - Developer built about 5,000 homes, many for first-time buyers, as city grew after World War II
KNTV fire destroyed the last remnants of an era
04/16/2014 01:40 PM PDT - When fire roared through the old KNTV building in San Jose on Sunday, it demolished more than an aging and empty structure. It destroyed the last remnants of an early era of local television -- more improvisational, more fun and less calculated than today's broadcasts.
Union City schools locked down after student robbed at gunpoint
04/16/2014 02:11 PM PDT - James Logan High School and Seales Elementary were locked down Wednesday morning after a student was robbed at gunpoint outside a Union City school.
Drakes Bay oyster case: Marin judge faults state commission, calls for environmental review
04/16/2014 12:07 PM PDT - A preliminary ruling by a Marin Superior Court judge Tuesday found the state's Coastal Commission "abused its discretion" when it issued cease-and-desist orders against the Drakes Bay Oyster Co. that would require dismantling of the operation.
Berkeley: Cause of 5-alarm warehouse fire doesn't appear to be arson
04/16/2014 11:53 AM PDT - A fire that destroyed a West Berkeley warehouse complex on Saturday night does not appear to have been intentionally set based on the investigation thus far, a deputy fire chief said today.
Seabird from Atlantic spotted on Alcatraz
04/16/2014 11:39 AM PDT - Biologists have flocked to Alcatraz Island to get a glimpse of a seabird that is believed to have never previously visited the waters of the Pacific.
UC Berkeley students vie for Obama's keynote attention
04/16/2014 11:23 AM PDT - Cal students campaign for President Barack Obama to be the 2015 commencement speaker.
Police: Man gunned down outside West Oakland store
04/16/2014 01:20 PM PDT - A man was killed during a Wednesday morning shooting outside West Oakland store on Willow Street.
San Jose: Registered sex offender arrested on a high school campus
04/16/2014 12:49 PM PDT - A 48-year-old registered sex offender was arrested last week on suspicion of walking around the campus of Del Mar High School, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff s Office. Students were on spring break at the time.
American Idol Live! returns to San Jose
04/16/2014 10:38 AM PDT - The tour hits City National Civic on Aug. 17.
Bay Area home prices jump year over year
04/16/2014 01:43 PM PDT - The company said prices paid for all types of homes in the Bay Area zoomed to a median of $579,000, the highest it's been since December 2007.
Piedmont, Montclair police logs: Oakland hills report dozen home burglaries
04/16/2014 10:38 AM PDT - PiedmontThe following are highlights from the Piedmont police blotter. For more information, including about other cases, visit the police department at 403 Highland Ave.
San Jose: Arson suspect arrested in fire that destroyed old KVTV building
04/16/2014 12:00 PM PDT - A 55-year-old man suspected of setting the five-alarm fire that destroyed the former KNTV building in downtown San Jose was arrested Sunday night, according to fire officials and sources.
Bicycle theft suspect caught on camera stealing at Newark high school
04/16/2014 01:38 PM PDT - Police need the public's help in identifying a man who stole bikes from Newark Memorial High School on April 10.
Richmond: Teenager wounded in Target parking lot shooting expected to survive
04/16/2014 10:58 AM PDT - A teenage boy who was one of two shooting victims outside a Target store in Richmond on Tuesday was in stable condition early Wednesday morning and expected to survive his injuries, police said.
Redwood City police investigating death of man found in park
04/16/2014 07:50 AM PDT - Police in Redwood City are investigating the death of a man whose body was found at a park Monday morning.
Menlo Park: Yellow fever mosquito larvae found
04/16/2014 11:38 AM PDT - Mosquitoes not infected with dangerous disease virus but carry them, San Mateo County health officials say. The carrier mosquito detected 13 times this year in Holy Cross Cemetery area.
Officials: 'No obvious signs of trauma' on Menlo Park woman found dead on Mt. Tam
04/16/2014 07:50 AM PDT - No obvious signs of trauma were found on the body of a Menlo Park woman discovered on Mount Tamalpais, officials said Tuesday.
Single-engine plane makes emergency landing in field near Livermore
04/16/2014 08:24 AM PDT - The pilot of a single-engine plane performed an emergency landing in a field near Livermore after the plane lost engine power this evening, a spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Bay Area native was bus driver killed in horrific Northern California crash
04/16/2014 08:18 AM PDT - A San Mateo native who for years worked for her hometown transit service in San Mateo County was the bus driver killed Thursday in the horrific crash in Orland that claimed 10 lives.
Google Glass customers make a run on off-white frames
04/16/2014 06:53 AM PDT - Until Tuesday, an estimated 10,000 units have only been in the hands of people hand-selected by Google, dubbed Explorers.
Note to San Jose's bad boys: 'Cops' reality show hits the streets with SJPD
04/16/2014 06:52 AM PDT - The pioneering police reality television show "Cops" will be riding along with boys in blue of the San Jose Police Department starting Tuesday night, kicking off a 10-week filming stretch. It marks the first time in 26 years of the show's odes to law enforcement that the country's 10th largest city will be featured.
'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty to money laundering
04/16/2014 08:24 AM PDT - Chow is facing eight charges of money-laundering
Defense in San Jose thrill killing tries to shift blame to other young man and his family
04/16/2014 06:50 AM PDT - Jae Williams is a "nice kid" who merely put on a "tough-guy persona," not a thrill-seeking killer who helped butcher a 15-year-old Santa Teresa High School classmate, his lawyer contended Tuesday during the third week of his murder trial.
Livermore mandates water reduction measures
04/16/2014 08:20 AM PDT - Despite the spring rains, Livermore is mandating various water conservation measures aimed at reducing water usage by up to 20 percent.
Bryan Cranston helps Bay Area teen get prom date
04/16/2014 06:46 AM PDT - Los Gatos teenager gets former "Breaking Bad" to record a pitch for him.
Oakley teen comes back swinging after being critically burned
04/16/2014 01:16 PM PDT - Seven months after a campfire accident, 16-year-old baseball player Trevor Gillilan returns to the game
This church floor was transformed into a huge psychadelic light show
This rather ordinary church in Casablanca, Morocco was transformed into an explosion of color and pattern during the "Magic Carpet" show by French artist Claude Mossessian. Full Story
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Review: 'Transcendence' doesn't entirely compute, but Johnny Depp is good
The cerebral thriller spends a lot of time on talk as it delves into a not-so-distant future in which a supercomputer has a soul.
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Beyonce and Jay Z may tour together this summer
July 4 show in New York may be among 20-city stadium tour for the husband and wife.