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    Antioch police: Man dies after violent struggle with officers

    02/05/2016 02:16 PM PST
    A 37-year-old man died during a fight with Antioch officers, according to a police news release.  
    AAA offers free rides home on Super Bowl Sunday
    02/05/2016 01:29 PM PST - Next to New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Sunday is one of the deadliest of the year. According to the California Highway Patrol, there is a 77 percent increased risk of alcohol-related fatal and injury crashes throughout the state on Super Bowl Sunday. 

    Drummond: Preparing for a silver tsunami
    02/05/2016 12:46 PM PST - Hotel Oakland launches a new wellness program for senior residents to promote health and reduce medical costs 

    Huge wine retailer to open its first store in the Bay Area
    02/05/2016 12:58 PM PST - Total Wine & More is opening its first superstore in the Bay Area next week with a second to follow in Mountain View later this year 

    UCSF neurosurgeons to examine NFL players for concussions at Super Bowl 50
    02/05/2016 01:13 PM PST - At Super Bowl 50, Dr. Mitch Berger and Dr. Michael McDermott -- both neurosurgeons at the University of California San Francisco's Medical Center -- will examine athletes for concussions, a type of traumatic brain injury, suffered on the field. 

    Oakland: Man gets 60 years to life in prison for East Bay artist's murder
    02/05/2016 12:02 PM PST - Gregory Hall convicted of the 2012 killing of celebrated East Bay artist Michael Thorn Bradley was sentenced to 60 years to life in prison.  

    Antioch: Roller rink shooter convicted of murder
    02/05/2016 01:37 PM PST - Jamontee Jones was convicted of first degree murder Friday in a Martinez courtroom for shooting to death Amber Abangan, an innocent bystander who was walking to the Antioch roller skating rink with her nieces. Jones had earlier been in a fist fight with another man because the pair were from rival areas of Oakland. 

    Richmond officials feel shortchanged by school construction spending
    02/05/2016 11:48 AM PST - A key focus of their anger, expressed at a joint meeting with West Contra Costa schools trustees, was the district's decision to continue with the program to replace Pinole Valley High School last summer after the district had halted other replacement and reconstruction plans for other schools in order to formulate a new Facilities Master Plan.  

    Guest commentary: Federla Glover: Residents can help fight human trafficking in Contra Costa
    02/05/2016 11:48 AM PST - With Superbowl 50 coming this weekend, the FBI and local law enforcement officials are gearing up against human trafficking. Past Superbowls have generated a rise in labor and sex trafficking and the huge sporting event in the Bay Area will be no exception. 

    Richmond: Motorcyclist killed in collision with truck
    02/05/2016 11:26 AM PST - A motorcyclist identified as Aaron Randle, 28, of Richmond died Friday morning after colliding with a truck, police said. 

    San Francisco police arrest man in fatal stabbing of DJ
    02/05/2016 11:22 AM PST - Homicide investigators have arrested a man in connection with the killing of a DJ who died from knife wounds after being attacked by a mob outside a San Francisco nightclub.  

    Court upholds death penalty in Stockton quadruple murder case
    02/05/2016 11:20 AM PST - The death penalty of a Stockton man who killed four people during a two-month crime spree in 1997 was upheld by the California Supreme Court in San Francisco Thursday.  

    Santa Clara firefighter pleads not guilty to animal abuse death of puppy
    02/05/2016 11:14 AM PST - A Santa Clara firefighter pleaded not guilty in Napa County Superior Court Wednesday to animal abuse charges in connection with the alleged killing of his 5-month-old German shepherd in Napa in December.  

    Walnut Creek: Elderly man who drove into CVS during confusion epsidode to be re-examined by DMV
    02/05/2016 11:13 AM PST - An elderly motorist who slammed into a Walnut Creek store on Tuesday upon experiencing confusion has to have his driving abilities reevaluated by the DMV, a police lieutenant said Thursday 

    Marin prostitution sting trips 10 suspected Bay Area johns at hotel
    02/05/2016 11:23 AM PST - Two weeks after a prostitution crackdown yielded seven cases in San Rafael, authorities cited 10 more suspects in a similar operation.  

    San Francisco fatal dog mauling conviction upheld
    02/05/2016 01:39 PM PST - Despite concerns about high-profile 2002 trial, federal appeals court upholds Marjorie Knoller's second-degree murder conviction for the fatal dog mauling of San Francisco neighbor Diane Whipple 

    Salinas: Burglary suspect killed in fight with resident
    02/05/2016 02:24 PM PST - A home burglary suspect died in a fight with a resident in Salinas on Thursday evening, police said.  

    Walnut Creek police: High school coach had sex with students, exchanged lewd images
    02/05/2016 01:34 PM PST - Catherine Handlin, 24, faces two felony charges in connection with purportedly having two sexual encounters with a 17-year-old student inside vehicles parked in Walnut Creek and Clayton.  

    LeapFrog jumps to be acquired by VTech for $72 million
    02/05/2016 01:05 PM PST - Emeryville-based LeapFrog to get bought in deal that combines educational-electronics leaders 

    Contra Costa County workers vote to join Teamsters
    02/05/2016 02:05 PM PST - More than 1,500 Contra Costa County workers, in health services, general maintenance and licensed vocational nurse/aide jobs, have joined the Teamsters union. The workers until recently had been members of Public Employees Union Local 1. 

    Oakland man sentenced to 12 years in fatal shooting in 2012
    02/05/2016 08:18 AM PST - Maurice Barrow, a 30-year-old Oakland man, was convicted in October 2013 of one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder for the incident in the 700 block of Sycamore Street on Aug. 24, 2012, in which at least 55 shots were fired.  

    Berkeley: Motorist hospitalized after rollover, multivehicle crash on I-80
    02/05/2016 08:18 AM PST - A motorist was transported to a trauma center after being involved in a rollover collision Thursday night on Interstate 80, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

    Pittsburg human trafficking defendant ordered to stand trial
    02/05/2016 08:16 AM PST - Chima Ngumezi, 31, is accused of pimping his baby's mother and trafficking a woman who was addicted to heroin at the time.  

    Carnegie Off-Road Vehicle Park expansion plan gets airing at public hearing Friday
    02/05/2016 08:15 AM PST - Panel to hold public hearing Friday in Tracy on plan to add 3,100 acres near Livermore to the Carnegie Off-Road Vehicle Park.  

    Antioch police investigating shooting that seriously injured 37-year-old man
    02/05/2016 08:14 AM PST - A man is in "stable but serious condition" after being shot several times Thursday afternoon, Antioch police said. 

    Livermore downtown proposals to be unveiled next week
    02/05/2016 08:13 AM PST - Seven developers on Monday and Tuesday will present their ideas to create an urban hub of houses, retail, restaurants and a hotel. 

    'American Idol': Top 24 includes two East Bay vocalists
    02/05/2016 08:12 AM PST - 'American Idol' wraps up Hollywood Week by naming its Top 24 finalists. 

    Discovery Bay man arrested after leaving fake bomb in truck
    02/05/2016 08:11 AM PST - A Discovery Bay man was arrested Thursday night after planting what appeared to be a pipe bomb in a person's vehicle, police said. 

    Sacramento woman arrested in Milpitas on charges of trafficking 17-year-old girl
    02/05/2016 08:09 AM PST - As part of a broader sting campaign timed around the Super Bowl, a Sacramento woman was arrested Wednesday at a Milpitas motel on suspicion of human trafficking after authorities allege she was forcing a 17-year-old girl into performing sex acts for money. 

    Oakland port seeks to navigate past terminal operator's bankruptcy
    02/05/2016 08:41 AM PST - The unexpected departure, and abrupt bankruptcy, of one of the key terminal companies at the Port of Oakland has caused the port's finances to take on water and forced port officials to navigate to new sources of revenue and operating procedures.  

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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 
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    Susan Sarandon fires back at Piers Morgan for bra-shaming

    Susan Sarandon, Piers Morgan and everyone else on Twitter is in uproar over his fit over her cleavage-revealing bra ensemble at SAG Awards.