• A's lose to last-place Rangers - 09/16/2014 11:41 PM PDT
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    A's lose to last-place Rangers

    09/16/2014 11:41 PM PDT
    Oakland is unable to extend win streak beyond two games 
    Insect killer of crops, gardens arrives in Bay Area and is spreading north
    09/16/2014 10:25 PM PDT - Only six years after landing in Los Angeles, invasive Bagrada bugs have moved north into Santa Clara County, especially in greenhouses growing arugula and mizuna in the Gilroy and Hollister area. Last month, the African insect turned up in Redwood City.  

    Racial awareness studies win Stanford prof a 'genius grant'
    09/16/2014 10:52 PM PDT - Stanford prof's study of deep-seated bias wins her $625,000 MacArthur grant 

    El Cerrito: Elderly couple grateful to survive beating, home invasion robbery
    09/16/2014 09:28 PM PDT - For 44 years, Jamie Nagal and his wife, Paz, lived in peace at their home on Richmond Street in an El Cerrito neighborhood that Jamie described as open and friendly. He said on Tuesday they never thought they were inviting trouble when they welcomed a man and woman into their home last weekend. 

    San Francisco Giants edge Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 as Jake Peavy tosses another gem
    09/16/2014 10:46 PM PDT - Jake Peavy continues to lift the Giants, who win to pull within three games of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the N.L. West. 

    Hayward: Woman struck, killed by Amtrak train
    09/16/2014 08:30 PM PDT - A woman was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Hayward on Tuesday evening, police said.  

    Stanford, Cal 2015 football schedules announced
    09/16/2014 08:29 PM PDT - Cardinal and Golden Bears will play the 2015 Big Game at Stanford Stadium on Nov. 21 

    Oakland gains ground in emerging tech industry
    09/16/2014 08:30 PM PDT - Kapor Center for Social Impact, a foundation that partners with local businesses to leverage technology in the pursuit of positive social change, is developing permanent office space in Oakland's downtown. The move is encouraging to city leaders, who have sought ways to open the tech industry to more minorities. 

    Obamacare: Look, Ma, my teeth are covered.
    09/16/2014 07:29 PM PDT - Another in a series of Q&A columns answering consumers' questions about the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare..Like many things in Obamacare, dental insurance is more complicated than it should be. 

    Raids uncover wage fraud at Contra Costa senior care homes
    09/16/2014 10:28 PM PDT - A yearlong investigation culminated in the arrest Tuesday of the owners of 19 senior care homes throughout Contra Costa County. Authorities said the owners were working employees for up to 16 hours a day while paying them as little as $4 an hour. 

    Purdy: Wild times ahead for A's and Giants
    09/16/2014 09:48 PM PDT - The 49ers will survive their collapse against Chicago just fine, assuming quarterback Colin Kaepernick has no three-pick hangover. 

    Sweeping new California groundwater pumping rules signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown
    09/16/2014 11:42 PM PDT - California's groundwater used to be free to anyone who could siphon the coveted natural resource from the earth -- but that century-old practice changed Tuesday with the stroke of a pen.  

    PUC under fire for emails with PG&E officials
    09/16/2014 09:01 PM PDT - Newly released emails that show top officials with the Public Utilities Commission working closely with PG&E executives on the choice of a judge to hear a critical rate-hike case sparked calls from critics Tuesday to scrap the proceeding and start over. 

    San Jose State investigates campus group's use of student funds
    09/16/2014 06:03 PM PDT - San Jose State investigates student group fund use, executive director placed on leave 

    Chevron's search for plant-based alternative fuels flounders
    09/16/2014 05:36 PM PDT - Chevron's attempts to turn plants into alternative fuels for profitable, large-scale production have failed. 

    Library Lines: Liz Fuller: Brentwood Library's 12th annual CityRead will focus on veterans
    09/16/2014 05:12 PM PDT - Each year, Brentwood Library selects a book to make available to the community as part of its CityRead event, which encourages members of the community to read the book and share it with their family and friends. 

    Brentwood skaters bring home the gold
    09/16/2014 05:57 PM PDT - Couple is crowend champions in their individual seniors division at Nebraska nationals. 

    UC Berkeley: Man charged with stealing computers, other electronics
    09/16/2014 04:10 PM PDT - Edward Clark was charged last Friday by the Alameda County District Attorney's office with six new counts of burglary related to a series of thefts in July. 

    Berkeley: Bayer product testing building gets zoning board OK
    09/16/2014 03:54 PM PDT - Bayer HealthCare, a branch of the international pharmaceutical giant, wants to build a new 80,000-square-foot product testing facility and demolish three obsolete buildings with a combined 65,000 square feet on its West Berkeley campus. 

    Stanford coach David Shaw goes digging
    09/16/2014 10:31 PM PDT - With a "true" bye week, Stanford Cardinal coach David Shaw has time to prepare team for Pac-12 game against Washington Huskies.  

    San Leandro half-cent sales tax on November ballot
    09/16/2014 03:24 PM PDT - San Leandro shoppers would pay a total of 9.5 percent sales tax if measure is approved. 

    Sharks ready to get back to hockey
    09/16/2014 09:29 PM PDT - After an epic playoff collapse and a lot of offseason talk, the San Jose Sharks are ready for training camp.  

    Sonny Dykes: Cal's confidence rooted in hard work
    09/16/2014 10:31 PM PDT - Cal Bears players' work, maturity, has led to 2-0 start, says coach Sonny Dykes, whose team prepares for Arizona Wildcats in Pac-12 opener 

    Honda, Khanna spar over what it means to be an effective congressman
    09/16/2014 07:40 PM PDT - Democratic challenger Ro Khanna says Congressman Mike Honda is too orthodox of a liberal Democrat to get much done in Washington; Honda says he works across the aisle, but more often behind the scenes. 

    Iggy Azalea's former manager claims legal right to sex tape
    09/16/2014 02:22 PM PDT - Hefe Wine says "Fancy singer signed contract in 2009, giving him the right to sell tape of them having sex. 

    BART probing officer's slamming of female passenger
    09/16/2014 04:59 PM PDT - BART is investigating an officer's takedown of a passenger on a train at the Pittsburg/Bay Point station on Sept. 10, a transit spokeswoman said Tuesday.  

    49ers' Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald get good news
    09/16/2014 10:32 PM PDT - 49ers tight ends Vernon Davis, Vance McDonald, who were hurt Sunday against Bears, might play against Arizona Cardinals. 

    Tri-Valley police logs: Burglary, hit and run reported
    09/16/2014 01:43 PM PDT - The following excerpts were taken from area police logs:danvilleThursday, sept. 4 BURGLARY -- 3:23 p.m. A residential breaking and entering was reported, 800 block Columbine Court. 

    San Leandro school-based health center groundbreaking Wednesday
    09/16/2014 01:37 PM PDT - The clinic across the street from San Leandro High will be the city's first school-based one 

    Around Pleasanton: Really, really long-distance running events
    09/16/2014 01:37 PM PDT - Congratulations to Pleasanton's Scott Noack, who earlier this month completed the Inaugural Overlook 50K endurance run up in the Auburn area along the Western States trail. 

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    Racial awareness studies win Stanford prof a 'genius grant'

    Stanford prof's study of deep-seated bias wins her $625,000 MacArthur grant 
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    Insect killer of crops, gardens arrives in Bay Area and is spreading north

    Only six years after landing in Los Angeles, invasive Bagrada bugs have moved north into Santa Clara County, especially in greenhouses growing arugula and mizuna in the Gilroy and Hollister area. Last month, the African insect turned up in Redwood City.  
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    NASA picks SpaceX and Boeing to ferry astronauts

    NASA announced Tuesday that it has picked Boeing and Elon Musk's SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years.  
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    A's lose to last-place Rangers

    09/16/2014 11:41 PM PDT
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