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    Tracy: ACE train delayed after striking cow

    04/04/2016 08:05 PM PDT
    An Altamont Corridor Express train was recovering from delays of up to 20 minutes after hitting a cow Monday evening on tracks near Tracy, authorities said. 
    Concord: Congressman decries lack of competition in weapons station development bid
    04/05/2016 03:07 AM PDT - Rep. Mark DeSaulnier expressed concern about the process to select a developer for the Concord Naval Weapons Station.  

    Pleasanton: Lawsuit filed in fatal officer-involved shooting of teen
    04/04/2016 07:03 PM PDT - The family of a San Jose teenager who was shot dead by a police officer in a sensational incident last summer filed a federal lawsuit against the Pleasanton Police Department on Monday. 

    Witness describes accused Oakland man's shooting rampage that killed an 8-year-old girl
    04/04/2016 05:02 PM PDT - The ex-girlfriend of accused killer Darnell Williams, who faces the death penalty for the deaths of killing Alaysha Carradine, 8, and Anthony Medearis Jr., testified against him Monday.  

    Family of man who died in Oakland police custody asks judge to nix settlement
    04/04/2016 06:19 PM PDT - Attorneys for the family of a man who died during a scuffle with Oakland police officers in 2014 asked a federal judge on Monday to toss out a settlement brokered in January with the city, arguing that not all of the man's seven siblings had agreed to the $450,000 payout. 

    Herhold: Unmarked road leads to historical headstones
    04/04/2016 02:35 PM PDT - Returning the Charcoal Trail headstones to their rightful places 

    Tech workers lower salary expectations amid economic uncertainty
    04/04/2016 02:25 PM PDT - The average salary sought by tech workers in the Bay Area and New York dropped by almost 13 percent in the first quarter of 2016, according to new data from job-hunting platform Woo. 

    Antioch: Pregnant woman shot in back during Easter celebration
    04/04/2016 01:58 PM PDT - A pregnant woman and her fetus survived an Easter Sunday shooting, according to Antioch police.  

    Newark: Burglary suspect found asleep in stolen car
    04/04/2016 01:57 PM PDT - A 20-year-old Oakland man was in custody after his arrest last week on suspicion of burglary, auto theft and possession of burglary tools, police said. 

    Alaska's $2.6 billion Virgin buy to boost Bay Area service for consumers
    04/04/2016 02:20 PM PDT - Alaska looks to be more of a national airline with deal for San Francisco's Virgin America 

    Peterson: BART critics having a field day
    04/04/2016 03:28 PM PDT - The transit agency's missteps -- fake security cameras, "secret" bonuses and electrical surges -- are "not our finest hour" a BART director says. 

    California's new minimum wage expected to boost Bay Area automation firms
    04/04/2016 01:32 PM PDT - With wages rising and technology advancing and becoming cheaper, agriculture, restaurants and hotels are expected to turn more to automation.

    Reich-onomics: Robert Reich's mission is to save American capitalism
    04/04/2016 01:52 PM PDT - Former cabinet secretaries often retire to think tanks, quiet academic positions or perhaps the golf course, in between their memoirs and the occasional op-ed. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich -- who served in the Clinton administration from 1993-97 -- has taken a different tack.  

    Eye on the East Bay: Orinda finds safety in numbers -- 9, to be precise
    04/04/2016 12:48 PM PDT - Also, it's Jerry Brown vs. Jerry Brown in debate over Delta water tunnels plan; Moraga police get stuck with case of stolen stickers. 

    San Francisco: Man beaten by sheriff's deputies appears at closed hearing
    04/04/2016 04:31 PM PDT - The man beaten by two Alameda County sheriff's deputies late last year and arrested by the FBI Friday appeared at a closed hearing in federal court Monday, according to reports. 

    Sonoma County: Seal crossing Highway 37 disrupts traffic
    04/04/2016 11:43 AM PDT - A lost seal has shut down all eastbound traffic on state Highway 37 in Sonoma County this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.  

    Human skull, bones discovered under San Francisco dry cleaning business
    04/04/2016 03:28 PM PDT - Skeletal remains were found in the Lower Pacific Heights area Friday and police say they are investigating the matter as a suspicious death.  

    Shuttle operator hits roadblock in San Francisco
    04/04/2016 04:02 PM PDT - After being denied a city permit to pick up and drop off at public bus stops, San Francisco-based Bauer IT is fighting back, accusing the city's Municipal Transportation Agency of playing politics. 

    El Cerrito forum airs state senate candidate views
    04/04/2016 02:51 PM PDT - Four contenders are seeking election in November to the District 9 seat being vacated by Loni Hancock that serves the area west of the East Bay hills from San Leandro on the south to Rodeo on the north and includes Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond. 

    Hunter Pence's former scooter stolen from Make-A-Wish Foundation
    04/04/2016 02:27 PM PDT - Giants outfielder Hunter Pence originally had the bike stolen in 2014; this time it was taken from the Make-A-Wish Foundation office in San Francisco. 

    Cincinnati Reds bring up Martinez native Robert Stephenson
    04/04/2016 10:50 AM PDT - Alhambra High grad Robert Stephenson will make hs major-league debut on Thursday when he takes the mounds as the starting pitcher against the Philadelphia Phillies. 

    Antioch: Metallic balloons cause PG&E outage to 4,500 customers
    04/04/2016 10:49 AM PDT - A metallic balloon that floated into wires caused a one-hour power outage for 4,500 PG&E customers early Monday, a spokeswoman for the company said. 

    Judge sets $50,000 bail for cop who exposed himself
    04/04/2016 03:35 PM PDT - The Santa Clara County judge had previously refused to set bail for Sgt. Thomas Leipelt, 46, after a jury found the officer guilty of exposing himself and propositioning a clerk in the storage room of a Santana Row boutique.  

    Radio host Ronn Owens staying at KGO, after all
    04/04/2016 04:00 PM PDT - Listeners protest decision to move Ronn Owens to KSFO, prompting KGO to reverse course. Meanwhile, sister station KFOG will lose four full-time DJs and weekend voice Rosalie Howarth, host of "Acoustic Sunrise" and "Acoustic Sunset" on Sundays. 

    Oakland: Woman killed after car hits wall, overturns
    04/04/2016 10:10 AM PDT - Police said the woman's speeding car hit a wall in East Oakland. 

    Roadshow: Today, high-speed rail supporters have their say
    04/04/2016 07:22 AM PDT - Line from Central Valley to San Jose might be ready in 2029, but it'll likely be longer to reach San Francisco or Los Angeles. 

    El Sobrante: Man in suspected stolen car evades police helicopter, dogs
    04/04/2016 11:04 AM PDT - A man allegedly driving a stolen car evaded a helicopter and police dogs on Saturday night in El Sobrante, a Contra Costa County sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.  

    Alaska Air buying Virgin America in deal worth more than $2B
    04/04/2016 10:53 AM PDT - Alaska Air Group is buying Burlingame-based Virgin America in a deal worth more than $2 billion, combining their West Coast presence and reigniting the debate over airline consolidation.  

    Hayward: Man killed after hit by Amtrak train
    04/04/2016 03:42 PM PDT - A man lying next to the railroad tracks in Hayward was killed when he was hit by an Amtrak train, officials said.

    Richmond: 18-year-old alleged gang member arrested in March shooting death
    04/04/2016 07:39 AM PDT - An 18-year-old suspected in the shooting death of a Richmond man last month has been arrested, police announced late Sunday night. 

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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