( JIM STEVENS )
West Nile cases surging in state, Bay Area
10/19/2014 06:13 PM PDT
Officials are pulling out all the stops to confront the highest infection rate of the virus in mosquitoes since the disease was found in California in 2003. Public health officials say the drought might be to blame.
San Francisco lake to get fish-killing chemical
10/19/2014 09:04 AM PDT - Officials are turning to a fish-killing chemical to try to rid a San Francisco lake of invasive species.
Mountain View police looking for person of interest in commercial burglary
10/19/2014 08:49 AM PDT - MOUNTAIN VIEW - Mountain View police have released video footage of person of interest in a burglary of a downtown business last Sunday. The person is seen entering a business in the 200 block of Castro Street where a cellphone was stolen on Oct.
Law students, lawyers help UC Santa Cruz students avoid deportation
10/19/2014 08:47 AM PDT - When UC Santa Cruz sophomore Jahir Salinas applied for a temporary reprieve from deportation, he called it his "first step coming out of the darkness, into the light."
Santa Cruz County District Attorney Bob Lee dies
10/19/2014 08:46 AM PDT - Santa Cruz County's top prosecutor Bob Lee, who advocated for justice for victims and was key in implementing the county's largest gang crime team, died in his Santa Cruz home Saturday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 57.
Monterey SPCA to get proceeds from sale of late actress' Joan Fontaine home
10/19/2014 08:30 AM PDT - The SPCA for Monterey County will be receiving even more money from the estate of actress Joan Fontaine. Proceeds from the sale of Fontaine's Carmel home also will be donated to the SPCA. That could be worth between $2 million and $3 million, said Noel Beutel, a Sotheby's International Realty Broker and executor of Fontaine's estate.
$200,499 winning lottery ticket sold from San Jose store
10/19/2014 08:49 AM PDT - A lucky California Lottery player who purchased a winning Fantasy 5 lottery ticket in San Jose has yet to claim their $200,499 winnings, lottery officials said. The player matched all five numbers, 18, 1, 27, 8, and 12 to Friday night's Fantasy 5 drawing.
Twice the road rage: Two men shot, one stabbed in separate attacks
10/19/2014 01:17 PM PDT - Two men suffered major injuries when they were shot on Interstate 580 near Livermore on Saturday night, the second instance of road rage in that area in less than 24 hours, the California Highway Patrol said.
Sentencing delayed for former Marin mortgage broker in federal fraud case
10/18/2014 06:41 PM PDT - A former Marin County mortgage broker who pleaded guilty in an alleged $2.4 million loan fraud scheme will not be sentenced until her codefendant is tried in January.
Marin breast cancer incidence rates remain steady after falling from highs in early 2000s
10/18/2014 07:04 PM PDT - As the nation observes breast cancer awareness month in October, those fighting the disease in Marin say there is reason for optimism.
NASA Ames turns 75; tens of thousands flock to open house
10/19/2014 07:24 AM PDT - When visitors heard that the center was inviting the public into the famed facility to celebrate its 75th anniversary, they jumped at the chance to return.
First San Jose mayor's poll: Cortese leads, but many undecided
10/19/2014 07:22 AM PDT - Even with the election to pick the next mayor of San Jose a couple weeks away and mail ballots sitting on most voters' living room tables, a new poll shows Supervisor Dave Cortese leading Councilman Sam Liccardo but an unusually large number of people haven't made up their minds.
Women ascend in the world of climbing
10/19/2014 01:37 PM PDT - From local rock climbing gyms to state parks such as Castle Rock and the steep crags of Peru, more women and young girls are climbing than ever before. This weekend, a climbing festival in Oakdale, a small Sierra town just outside Yosemite, will celebrate women's contribution to climbing and several generations of women pioneers will share their stories.
Vallejo: Man arrested after allegedly running over ex-girlfriend and her relative
10/19/2014 07:21 AM PDT - A 20-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly ran over his ex-girlfriend and her relative with his car and led police on a pursuit in Vallejo this afternoon, a police lieutenant said.
Barnidge: No more outrage in Lafayette over Plan Bay Area
10/19/2014 07:18 AM PDT - Community workshops and transparency quell residents' concerns
Lodi Health puts Ebola practices in place
10/19/2014 07:17 AM PDT - Uniform screening guidelines are issued to hospitals
Black Oakland students suspended less, but huge discrepancy remains
10/19/2014 07:17 AM PDT - School district makes a yearly report to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights as part of agreement to reduce suspensions of African-American kids.
Alameda: Ceremony set for land transfer for veterans clinic, columbarium
10/19/2014 07:16 AM PDT - The outpatient clinic at the former Alameda Naval Air Station will offer health care for at least 9,000 local veterans, while the columbarium will be a national cemetery and eventually house the remains of about 300,000 veterans.
El Cerrito woman found dead in Boston dorm room
10/19/2014 07:12 AM PDT - Jocelyn Amelia Straus, of El Cerrito, a freshman at Emerson College in Boston, was found dead in her dorm room on Tuesday.
Police locate parents of boy found in Hayward
10/19/2014 07:13 AM PDT - Child appears to be 6 or 7 years old and was found walking on Hesperian Boulevard near Oliver Drive in Hayward on Saturday, police said.
Political Blotter: Drama in East Bay Assembly races
10/18/2014 05:18 PM PDT - Endorsements and outside spending raise hackles in the 15th and 16th Assembly District races; also, Nancy Pelosi lays a bet on the Giants to win the World Series.
Mountain lion sighted in Union City
10/19/2014 07:14 AM PDT - Police urge Carr Avenue residents to keep small pets indoors
El Cerrito: Missing woman located
10/19/2014 07:15 AM PDT - Police appealed for help because 86-year-old woman has dementia
Drummond: Rebecca Kaplan in the lead and in the hot seat
10/19/2014 06:57 AM PDT - Polls show Rebecca Kaplan the overwhelming favorite to win Oakland mayor's race. Her campaign works to maintain focus amid the hype
Alameda: Island plays host to annual Zombie Crawl
10/18/2014 11:29 AM PDT - This year, zombie enthusiasts can visit local bars in one area and then jump on a special shuttle service running between Park and Webster streets.
Oakland hills-raised author losing sight, hearing helps others cope with challenges
10/18/2014 11:25 AM PDT - Going blind and deaf, psychotherapist Rebecca Alexander has written a book to resonate with anyone facing life's challenges.
Oakland: New investor on board for Coliseum City
10/18/2014 06:06 PM PDT - The Oakland City Council will discuss extending negotiations with a development team that has brought aboard a new investor, who will take the lead in trying to build new sports stadiums at the site of O.co Coliseum and the Oracle Arena.
Santa Cruz police probe gang ties in gun found at Mission Hill Middle School
10/18/2014 10:25 AM PDT - A week after a 13-year-old boy was found with a loaded handgun at Mission Hill Middle School, Santa Cruz police said they are probing potential gang motivations for bringing the weapon to campus.
Review: Renner is more riveting than the movie around him in "Kill the Messenger"
10/18/2014 09:52 AM PDT - The film about reporter Gary Webb who was destroyed by a story that turned out to be a great scoop feels muted, more compelling than riveting.
Late-night accident in San Jose leaves one dead, one injured
10/18/2014 05:49 PM PDT - Officers are investigating a fatal car accident that occurred Friday night in San Jose, a police spokesman said.
Tonight's TV picks: 'Simpsons' Halloween episode; 'The Walking Dead'
On 'CSI,' a chemistry experiment goes very badly
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Charlie Sheen breaks up with porn star fiancee
The “Anger Management” star had planned to marry Brett Rossi in November, but now says he wants to devote his time to his children.