Woman killed, two men wounded in Oakland shootings
04/18/2015 11:50 AM PDT
Investigators said victim was shot about 10:26 p.m. Friday while with some other people in the 1600 block of 89th Avenue in East Oakland.
One person killed in Oakland crash
04/18/2015 06:57 AM PDT - Police this morning are reporting a fatal rollover crash in Oakland. Police said the crash occurred around 3 a.m. on Martin Luther King Way near 59th Street.
Napa: Car bursts into flames after collision with street sweeper
04/18/2015 06:55 AM PDT - A Napa woman was seriously injured this afternoon when her vehicle struck a turning street sweeper and burst into flames, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Report: Oakland does poor job in police discipline cases
04/18/2015 06:46 AM PDT - Oakland police officers who are fired for misconduct are reinstated at arbitration hearings 75 percent of the time because department officials and the city attorney's office do a poor job of handling the cases, a report says.
San Francisco to mark anniversary of 1906 earthquake
04/18/2015 06:43 AM PDT - San Francisco officials, residents and survivors will hold a moment of silence and host a series of events this weekend to mark the 109th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake.
Transportation officials issue oil train safety measures
04/17/2015 08:30 PM PDT - Railway cars are required to slow in urban areas
Bay Bridge's post-construction woes topic of meeting between top Caltrans executives and Bay Area transportation chiefs.
04/17/2015 07:26 PM PDT - Broken bolts, water, demolition and rising testing costs dominate the list of issues plaguing the new Bay Bridge.
Citywise: Fremont sells historic Mission San Jose property
04/17/2015 04:28 PM PDT - Elsewhere: Workforce agreement for $60 million Hayward library project
Former Cal doctor gets probation for sexual misconduct with patients
04/17/2015 02:56 PM PDT - A former UC Berkeley campus doctor was sentenced Friday to five years probation for sexual contact with male students during health center visits.
Berkeley man, 37, convicted of attempted rape
04/17/2015 01:10 PM PDT - OAKLAND -- A 37-year-old man was sentenced Friday to four years in state prison for the attempted rape of an unconscious woman in Berkeley last year.An Alameda County jury in February convicted John Kannon, of Berkeley, of attempted rape of an unconscious woman and assault with intent to commit
Q&A: Longtime union activist Rodney Smith helps organize Facebook shuttle drivers
04/17/2015 01:52 PM PDT - We talk with Rodney Smith, a Bay Area Teamsters organizer, about growing up in Oakland, working union jobs, and then helping others organize for better wages and working conditions.
Suspected serial burglar nabbed at Milpitas mall
04/17/2015 01:03 PM PDT - Police link him to 12 daytime heists, credit card fraud
'Lord of the Rings' symphony extravaganza makes thunderous debut
04/17/2015 01:26 PM PDT - With a live score by Symphony Silicon Valley and three choruses, the movie delivers powerful punch to thrilled capacity crowd.
Drought likely culprit in die off of tule elk herd on Tomales Point
04/17/2015 11:56 AM PDT - Drought is likely the reason why more than 250 tule elk died inside a fenced area at the Point Reyes National Seashore during a two-year period.
Steve Jobs remembered the 'Titans'
04/17/2015 11:56 AM PDT - Steve Jobs, as co-founder and CEO of Apple and Pixar, understood dedication and success and relationships in building an empire. And, as uncovered in the upcoming release of a new book, "Becoming Steve Jobs," he also understood the metaphors for life and business in "Remember the Titans," a highly-successful 2000 film written by Vallejo native Gregory Allen Howard.
Gyrocopter pilot who landed in nation's Capitol has Santa Cruz roots
04/17/2015 11:59 AM PDT - Doug Hughes, the Florida mail carrier who flew his gyrocopter through Washington before landing on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol to deliver letters to Congress, has roots to Santa Cruz.
Bay Area posts strong job gains during March
04/17/2015 06:12 PM PDT - The Bay Area added more than 13,000 jobs during March, led by an upswing in tech oriented regions such as Santa Clara County, where a gain of 5,500 jobs put the South Bay region on pace to reach an all-time record number of jobs by year's end, and the San Francisco-San Mateo region added 6,000 jobs, while the East Bay gained 1,500 jobs.
Richmond police: Man shot in foot outside home
04/17/2015 11:24 AM PDT - Richmond police are investigating a shooting that left a man injured Wednesday evening.
Silicon Valley marks 50 years of Moore's Law
04/17/2015 10:28 PM PDT - Fifty years ago Sunday, Gordon Moore predicted a mind-boggling future of personal computers and mobile communications devices. His crystal ball was a graph that showed integrated circuits doubling in complexity for the coming decade. Known as Moore's Law, the doubling is still going strong, but there are challenges.
Owner of Santa Clara flooring business charged with worker's comp fraud
04/17/2015 11:18 AM PDT - The owner of a Santa Clara flooring business on Friday denied wrongdoing a day after he was charged in Superior Court in San Jose with underreporting the firm's payroll to avoid nearly $118,000 in worker's compensation insurance payments.
Person dies on BART tracks at SF Civic Center station
04/17/2015 11:17 AM PDT - A person has died on the BART tracks at the Civic Center station in San Francisco Thursday morning, a BART spokesman.
San Mateo: Woman alleges man exposed his genitals to her on jogging path
04/17/2015 11:16 AM PDT - Police are asking for help finding a man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman Wednesday in San Mateo, police said Thursday
San Francisco Catholics call for removal of Archbishop
04/17/2015 11:15 AM PDT - Amid continuing controversy over proposed additions to the faculty handbook for Bay Area-based Catholic schools, a group of prominent Bay Area Catholics has called on Pope Francis to remove San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.
Antioch council OK's teen advisory group
04/17/2015 11:23 AM PDT - Antioch Council of Teens will give middle- and high-schoolers another way to have the ear of city officials as they meet to discuss ideas for additional recreational activities.
East Oakland: Two escape house fire, one displaced
04/17/2015 05:17 PM PDT - Neither the resident nor his guest were injured during the blaze in the 9800 block of B Street, firefighters said. They were alerted by smoke detectors and got out before firefighters arrived, officials said. The fire broke out about 9:01 a.m., apparently in a pile of wood outside the rear of the home, officials said. Officials said it appeared to be accidental.
Berkeley: Female victim alleges sexual assault at fraternity
04/17/2015 11:23 AM PDT - A University of California at Berkeley student alleged she was a victim of a sexual assault Saturday in Berkeley, university police said Thursday.
Former Intel exec Sean Maloney injured in bike crash
04/17/2015 01:47 PM PDT - Sean Maloney, former Intel executive and recovered stroke victim, is returning to Palo Alto after a spill during his Heart Across America bike trip. Maloney was in the early stage of a bike trip to New York to raise money for stroke research. He said he plans to rejoin his two teammates in Dallas.
Sentencing postponed for former Richmond coach convicted of molesting young girls
04/17/2015 12:54 PM PDT - Barron Edwards, convicted Feb. 27, now set to be sentenced May 1 for crimes involving three victims
Steve Wozniak, Stan Lee team up to launch Silicon Valley Comic Con in 2016
04/17/2015 12:42 PM PDT - Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and legendary comic book creator Stan Lee have teamed up to
Bay Area home sales and prices jump, again
04/17/2015 06:36 PM PDT - Median prices for the nine-county region reached $623,000, just short of the $629,000 marker set around the peak of the housing bubble in November 2007.
(Joan Morris/Bay Area News Group)
Drought-friendly trees for your landscape
Consider your soil first when deciding what type of tree to plant. You may be surprised at what will or won't do well.
( Nick Wass )
ESPN's Britt McHenry urged compassion before ripping tow employee
Suspended ESPN reporter asked Facebook friends to be nice to others, just days before exploding on woman and calling her names.