Danville planners delay vote on controversial cellular tower
07/28/2015 11:06 PM PDT
A proposed 56-foot Verizon cellphone tower has infuriated Danville neighbors who claim the tower could damage their health and send property values tumbling. They also argue it has little value to Danville and suggested it would primarily benefit San Ramon.
Police ID Antioch man arrested in bizarre test drive turned car chase, crash
07/28/2015 09:37 PM PDT - Wesley Grayson, 34, was arrested Monday on suspicion of auto theft, possession of stolen property and hit-and-run after his routine test drive in Concord escalated into a car chase that ended with a crash in Antioch, police said.
Hayward: Woman arrested for allegedly killing her mother
07/28/2015 09:25 PM PDT - A Hayward woman was taken into custody Monday in connection with the killing of her 66-year-old mother.
The Streets will sprout new specialty grocery
07/28/2015 04:12 PM PDT - Sprouts has signed a lease, will begin construction in Brentwood in September.
Disputed Lafayette housing development advances
07/28/2015 04:51 PM PDT - Council directs staffers to ready documents of approval for The Homes at Deer Hill
Slain Hayward police officer's funeral Thursday
07/28/2015 09:18 PM PDT - Police will escort the body of Hayward Sgt. Scott Lunger from funeral home to services at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
San Francisco: International terminal reopened
07/28/2015 01:58 PM PDT - SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco International Airport's International Terminal has reopened Tuesday after an unattended suitcase prompted part of the terminal to close, as well as the airport's BART station and access roads from U.
Police ID Antioch man arrested in bizarre test drive turned car chase, crash
07/28/2015 09:07 PM PDT - Wesley Grayson, 34, was arrested Monday on suspicion of auto theft, possession of stolen property and hit-and-run after his routine test drive in Concord escalated into a car chase that ended with a crash in Antioch, police said.
Heat wave: High Bay Area temperatures in sync with global warmup
07/28/2015 05:53 PM PDT - The heat brought with it summer's first Spare the Air day, with air deemed "unhealthy for sensitive groups" -- the worst possible rating -- Tuesday and Wednesday in the Santa Clara Valley and Wednesday in the East Bay.
Vallejo man acquitted of murder in 2012 death of longtime friend in Oakland
07/28/2015 09:31 PM PDT - Alameda County judge finds Ronald Shipman not guilty of murder in case where he was accused of killing childhood friend Leonard Wafford
EBMUD board rejects offering rebates to switch from grass to fake turf
07/28/2015 09:05 PM PDT - Water board notes environmental concerns in rejecting plan to give a break to homeowners who install plastic turf in place of lawns.
San Jose barber offers haircuts with old-world charm
07/28/2015 02:05 PM PDT - The afternoon sun glistened off the shiny edge of Jack Licursi's metal razor. The 88-year-old's hands barely quivered as he expertly maneuvered the sharp instrument around his client's hairline.
Pacifica woman arrested in connection with Vacaville burglary
07/28/2015 12:31 PM PDT - A Pacifica woman suspected of burglary in Vacaville earlier this month has been arrested in San Francisco following a multi-county, multi-agency investigation.
Santa Cruz: Artist colony residents shocked teen boy was arrested in 8-year-old girl's death
07/28/2015 07:54 PM PDT - When 8-year-old Madyson "Maddy" Middleton vanished Sunday evening, some residents of the Tannery Arts Center thought with dread about the addicts and transients living along a nearby stretch of the San Lorenzo River known as the "heroin highway."
BART Tube shutdown town hall topic at noon Tuesday
07/28/2015 12:35 PM PDT - Online forum at noon today, Tuesday, to answer questions about BART shutting down the Transbay Tube this weekend. Thousands of riders will have to take a bus from BART's 19th Street Station to San Francisco to get back on BART at the Embarcadero Station. Others will have to brave heavier than usual traffic across the Bay Bridge.
Bay Area pro baseball teams first to play with computerized video system calling balls and strikes
07/28/2015 11:39 AM PDT - The Pitch F/X system is the same television stations use during Major League Baseball games to show viewers if the pitch is a ball or strike. There will be three cameras at Albert Park to help judge the trajectory of the pitch, and former big-leaguer Eric Byrnes, an avid automatic umpire supporter, will announce ball or strike after each pitch.
Ale Ekstrom, iconic salt of Richardson Bay, dies at 78
07/28/2015 11:35 AM PDT - Ale Ekstrom, a colorful Navy veteran known as the grandfather of Sausalito's anchor-outs, died of pneumonia July 22 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco. He was 78.
Belmont: Police arrest two San Mateo women in connection with mail thefts
07/28/2015 11:31 AM PDT - Police arrested two women last week in connection with several recent mail and package thefts that have occurred in Belmont and San Mateo.
Milpitas: 3 San Jose residents arrested after police find stolen vehicle
07/28/2015 11:28 AM PDT - A stolen vehicle found in Milpitas on Thursday night led to the arrests of three San Jose residents all found with warrants, a police lieutenant said.
Bay Area man charged with investment scam on false military claim
07/28/2015 11:27 AM PDT - A former Greenbrae man has been charged with running an investment scam that rested on claims he was a former Navy SEAL who worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Candlelight memorial planned for slain San Jose teen hockey player
07/28/2015 11:25 AM PDT - Relatives and friends of Christopher Keil, 19, of a San Jose teenager who was killed last weekend will light candles in his memory Tuesday night at Sharks Ice Fremont, where the 19-year-old played youth hockey.
Man reported missing in Russian River
07/28/2015 11:26 AM PDT - Authorities are searching for a man who went missing as he swam in the Russian River on Monday evening.
Coast Guard rescues man from sinking boat near Treasure Island
07/28/2015 11:30 AM PDT - The Coast Guard rescued a man Monday evening from a sinking sailing boat near Treasure Island.
Bay Point: Welder suffers minor injury trying to put out blaze
07/28/2015 11:33 AM PDT - A worker suffered a minor burn on the arm while trying to put out a fire that ultimately consumed 37 acres in Bay Point this afternoon, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District official said.
Pittsburg man dies in single-vehicle crash near Clayton
07/28/2015 04:18 PM PDT - A 51-year-old Pittsburg man died on Kirker Pass Road in unincorporated Contra Costa County when his car overturned several times and crashed against two trees and a pole.
66th annual Solano County Fair arrives
07/28/2015 09:17 PM PDT - Five-day festival begins on Wednesday at county fairgrounds in Vallejo
San Bruno: Regional transmission water line broken, 'millions of gallons' lost
07/28/2015 10:12 AM PDT - Millions of gallons of water have been lost from a 54-inch regional transmission line that broke at Junipero Serra County Park in San Bruno on Monday night, a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission spokesman said Tuesday.
Berkeley pier closure hits some waterfront businesses hard
07/28/2015 09:13 PM PDT - The city closed the municipal pier to the public last week after a consultant found structural damage to the pier's concrete deck and supports; officials do not yet have an estimate of the cost or timeline of possible repairs.
One dead, three wounded in East Oakland shootings
07/28/2015 03:59 PM PDT - Police said a man was killed and his friend wounded in a robbery-related shooting that happened two hours after two men were shot in other parts of East Oakland.
Cal's rigid academic standards pose tough challenge for athletics
07/28/2015 08:17 AM PDT - Cal will require 80 percent of all athletes to have a 3.0 grade-point average by 2017; standards exceeded only by Stanford.
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