• Two sentenced in Salinas rape spree - 03/30/2015 04:07 PM PDT
    Nilda Rego, Days Gone By: Crocker builds his spite fence

    05/27/2015 09:17 PM PDT
    Crocker then carried out his threat to build a three-sided fence around Yung's lot. It went up-and-up, reaching 40 feet. It had to be braced with big timbers. It cost him $3,000.  
    Bay Bridge: Two arrested in copper wire theft along bicycle path
    05/27/2015 07:54 PM PDT - The California Highway Patrol arrested two people Wednesday who were allegedly caught in the act of stealing copper wire from along the Bay Bridge bike path.  

    Alameda: Teen remembered with mural, skateboard tournament
    05/27/2015 06:49 PM PDT - The mural will feature Clay's name, two sloths on skateboards, a sunburst and the word "Surya," a Hindu sun deity, since the westward-facing park can be especially atmospheric at evening when the sun dips below the horizon. It will be painted on a wall where Clay, known as "C-Bone" to his friends, would sit and hang out when he was not skating. 

    DVDs: "Paddington" an adorable film adaptation of kids' books
    05/27/2015 06:09 PM PDT - "Paddington"When kids' books like this are turned into film there are often challenges about how to take a scant 20-page tome and stretch it out into 90 minutes of movie that is worth watching. 

    Alameda: St. Joseph Notre Dame High School names interim principal
    05/27/2015 05:57 PM PDT - Milt Werner, who will be taking over the duties of Principal Simon Chiu, is a former superintendent of the Fremont Unified School District, and has previously served as principal of San Leandro High School, Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, Union City's James Logan High School and Washington High School in Fremont.  

    Oakland Book Festival debuts Sunday
    05/27/2015 05:11 PM PDT - The Oakland Book Festival is kicking off its inaugural event Sunday. The one-day festival will be held in and in front of City Hall, with about 90 writers participating in panels, readings and interviews to be held over the course of the day, all free to the public. 

    Piedmont, Montclair police logs: Oakland hills report 32 auto burglaries
    05/27/2015 05:09 PM 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. 

    Snapp Shots: Oakland/Berkeley street party returns Saturday
    05/27/2015 04:56 PM PDT - The Love Our Neighborhood Day on Saturday, along San Pablo Avenue from Stanford Avenue in Oakland to Ashby Avenue in Berkeley, is not a street fair. There are no vendors to sell you stuff. It's a street party. 

    Oakland to attempt Guinness world record for the largest "Soul Train" line
    05/27/2015 04:51 PM PDT - OAKLAND -- Saturday is the deadline to enter a drawing for a chance to dance in the largest "Soul Train" line as Oakland attempts to set break the Guinness world record June 20 at DeFremery Park. 

    Alameda: California Secretary of State Padilla to visit Democratic Club
    05/27/2015 04:32 PM PDT - He will speak Wednesday on his role as a statewide elected official and his efforts to encourage higher voting participation and bring more Californians into the political process. 

    Alameda police reports: Man hits officer with car
    05/27/2015 04:31 PM PDT - The man, who was arrested at 5:25 p.m. May 20 in the 1000 block of Lincoln Avenue, also was involved in two additional hit-and-runs before his vehicle became disabled and he was taken into custody, police said. 

    Bay Bridge bolt tests confirm strength, Caltrans says
    05/27/2015 10:53 PM PDT - Bay Bridge bolt pull test finds 406 of 408 withstand high extreme force. Two fail and are to be tested further. Next major test: Ability to survive corrosion. 

    Girl seen struggling in SUV near Bay Bridge toll plaza safely located
    05/27/2015 04:40 PM PDT - The child, who officers said was in good health, was found after the driver of the SUV contacted authorities late Tuesday night after the CHP sent out an alert earlier in the day. 

    Man accused of shooting his father, two other men charged with capital murder
    05/27/2015 04:33 PM PDT - Prosecutors on Wednesday filed capital murder charges against an Oakland man accused of killing his father and two other men in a relative's home. 

    Time running out for popular Antioch preschool
    05/27/2015 04:04 PM PDT - Kids' Club Preschool is trying to find new digs for about 300 youngsters before the school's lease expires in July 

    Piedmont Avenue: New restaurant KronnerBurger opens
    05/27/2015 02:45 PM PDT - The restaurant is opening in the former Key Route building on Piedmont Avenue. The location caused controversy after a section of a community-funded mural was taken down as part of the building renovations, with various people holding vastly different views over whether the loss could have been prevented. 

    Love triangle led to 1999 killing, prosecutor tells jury
    05/27/2015 10:49 PM PDT - In opening statements of murder trial, prosecutor says that myriad details will prove Raymond Wong killed live-in girlfriend to be with mistress 

    Top position in Oakley school district goes to Novato schools administrator
    05/27/2015 01:46 PM PDT - A top administrator at the Novato Unified School District who worked her way up from a teaching position is leaving to become superintendent at Oakley Union Elementary School District in the East Bay.  

    San Jose Water Company to allow extra drought allocations for larger families
    05/27/2015 01:42 PM PDT - Silicon Valley's largest water company is changing how it will roll out some of the state's strictest water conservation rules to address complaints that the new per-household allocations unfairly penalize large families. 

    San Jose-Evergreen Community College District names interim chief
    05/27/2015 05:42 PM PDT - The San Jose-Evergreen Community College District board on Tuesday named John Hendrickson as interim chancellor to lead the district while it searches for a permanent leader. 

    Bay Area fairs and festivals: Here's a roundup
    05/27/2015 01:11 PM PDT - From ethnic festivals to foodie gatherings to county fairs, here's a guide to fun events in the Bay Area through the summer. 

    Antioch standoff: Gunman surrenders peacefully, hostages freed
    05/27/2015 10:51 PM PDT - After an hours-long standoff with two hostages at a gas station, an armed suspect who had carjacked several vehicles and fled authorities across Contra Costa County released his captives and surrendered peacefully Wednesday afternoon, police said. 

    South Bay schools win career-training grants
    05/27/2015 01:07 PM PDT - South Bay schools and colleges are among recipients of a $244 state grant announced Wednesday to promote career training that link K-12 schools, community colleges and employers.  

    Former Oakland school board member Alice Spearman has died
    05/27/2015 01:18 PM PDT - Alice Spearman, who held an elected school board seat in Oakland for eight years, died of complications from a heart attack in March. She was 63. 

    San Mateo County deputies arrest alleged drug-fueled driver following pursuit
    05/27/2015 01:01 PM PDT - A man who was allegedly high on methamphetamine and heroin led San Mateo County sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase on state Highway 1 Saturday afternoon.  

    Los Altos: Police release video of suspects in home burglary earlier this month
    05/27/2015 12:52 PM PDT - Los Altos police Tuesday have released video footage of two suspects in a burglary committed earlier this month.  

    Bronze Jesus statue stolen from Castro Valley church
    05/27/2015 02:57 PM PDT - The live-size bronze Jesus statue was taken sometime during the night of May 19 from the garden at Church of Transfiguration on East Castro Valley Boulevard. 

    Bay Area bike-sharing plan OK, agency says
    05/27/2015 10:50 PM PDT - Motivate bike-sharing company plans to bring in thousands of bikes it redesigned for urban use. It will have stations in the East Bay for the first time and in South Bay and San Francisco. 

    Bay Point: Ambrose Parks chief signs new contract
    05/27/2015 12:47 PM PDT - One-year pact, for $90,000 and a 30-year workweek, contains virtually no new wording to help guard Doug Long against undue board interference, but he said he feels secure 4 of 5 directors are solidly behind him 

    Drummond: Oakland Mayor Schaaf lays down the law on violent protesters
    05/27/2015 10:54 PM PDT - Oakland Police Department to enforce prohibition against marching in the street at night during unpermitted protests 

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    Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield reunited?

    'The Amazing Spider-Man' co-stars have been spotted together around L.A. amid reports their romance is back on.