Oakland: After eight years, Rockridge Safeway opens

The new store has been controversial since it was first discussed, with local residents concerned about the size of the market as well as traffic impacts in the pedestrian-friendly shopping district of Rockridge.  
The council voted to replace an existing ordinance on energy saving with one that mandates city-approved energy efficiency assessments, or audits, for all commercial buildings and residential buildings with more than four units. Discussion of police issues was rescheduled for Feb. 10.  
It was 75 years ago, Jan. 29, 1940, that "eleven thousand University of California students jammed the gymnasium on the Berkeley campus" to hear about a recent report on problems in the Pacific Coast Conference with recruiting violations and improper "aids to athletes after enrollment.  
Meeting will look at Adeline Street plansA community meeting to discuss the future of the corridor along Adeline Street between Ward Street and the Oakland border, including the Ashby BART station, will be held by the city from 10 a.  
The Georgetown University Energy Prize will celebrate the city that reduces its energy use the most over the next two years; competing with Berkeley are 49 other U.S. cities, including five others in Northern California  
Neecole Cockerham's autobiographical, one-woman play "I Am Not My Mother" offers insights into living your life with integrity, and with the cards you were dealt. Before adoring hometown crowds, she performed the hourlong play in three shows Jan. 24 and 25 at the Osher Studios in downtown Berkeley.  
Albany Albany Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 846 Masonic Ave. At 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3, there will be a movie; $1. Traditional circle dance class for women of all ages, 10:15-11:30 a.  
Assertions of racial slursI am referring to the Jan. 25 Times article, "Berkeley pulls players, game ends abruptly."I was dumbfounded when I read the remarks attributed to Berkeley High School's women's basketball coach Cheryl Draper about her team's game the previous night against Miramonte High  
Maddie Meyer
Join the discussion with Bay Area News Group columnist Tim Kawakami, 49ers writer Cam Inman and Raiders writer Jerry McDonald.  
A surge in kindergartners has the school district using up every inch of space and could use portable classrooms  
(Terry Renna)
Bruce Jenner is becoming a woman, will document process with reality TV show

The Olympic gold medal winner and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star will document his transformation on a new reality show, reports say.