Pittsburg gives go-ahead to downtown park project

07/21/2014 10:48 PM PDT
Council approves $2.13 million contract to start construction of park on city block in Old Town. 
Hayward: Boy shot in head Sunday evening
07/21/2014 09:56 PM PDT - A boy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head Sunday evening in Hayward, police said.  

Giants beat Phillies 7-4
07/21/2014 10:47 PM PDT - Adam Duvall and George Kontos, just recalled from Triple-A Fresno, help the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4.  

Stephen Vogt has become an Oakland A's fan favorite
07/21/2014 11:41 PM PDT - Oakland A's catcher Stephen Vogt has become a jack-of-all-trades for manager Bob Melvin, playing the outfield and first base in addition to his catching duties, and he's also making his presence felt at the plate with a .364 batting average. 

Thompson: Warriors have reasons for wanting to keep Thompson
07/21/2014 09:45 PM PDT - It's understandable that the Golden State Warriors don't want to include Klay Thompson in a potential deal for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love.  

Bud Geracie: Revisiting the A's of 1989
07/21/2014 07:04 PM PDT - My reunion with Jose Canseco, Dennis Eckersley, Dave Stewart, Tony La Russa and the World Series champion Oakland Athletics of 1989  

California drought: 'Water cops' being hired by Bay Area agencies to root out water waste
07/21/2014 06:38 PM PDT - While most cities aren't issuing fines yet, new enforcement patrols will be responding to neighbors' complaints about water waste as California's drought worsens. 

Hercules: Suspected jail escapee, murderer had tried to escape from Contra Costa jail too
07/21/2014 09:16 PM PDT - The preliminary hearing for Darnell and Tania Washington began Monday, and a prosecutor revealed additional jail escape attempts by the husband. The couple are charged in the stabbing death of retired Hercules teacher Susie Ko in 2012. 

Castro Valley: Golfers fear Willow Park course may close
07/22/2014 03:50 AM PDT - Golfers are questioning whether there's enough time for a new operator to take over Willow Park Golf Course before its lease ends in November. 

Tammerlin Drummond: Citizen cellphone videos help monitor police
07/21/2014 06:06 PM PDT - Citizen cellphone videos can be a valuable tool in helping to document possible police abuse.  

Demoted A's lefty Tommy Milone asking for a trade
07/21/2014 06:05 PM PDT - Milone was sent down after A's traded for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel; the left-hander was 6-0 with a 2.62 ERA in last 11 starts before going to Sacramento. 

Tammerlin Drummond: Quan cellphone saga all heat, no fire
07/21/2014 05:16 PM PDT - Oakland Mayor Jean Quan's June car crash has generated plenty of media coverage but likely won't affect her re-election bid. 

Giants' Matt Cain goes on DL
07/21/2014 05:16 PM PDT - San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain goes on the disabled list for the third time in three months.  

Gov. Brown signs bill to diversify California's health care exchange board
07/21/2014 05:34 PM PDT - SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill that will diversify the expertise of the five-member board of directors of Covered California, the state's health care exchange. 

CHP: Corvette in DUI crash driven by motorcyclist caught in dangerous April ride
07/21/2014 05:41 PM PDT - A motorcyclist who was convicted of reckless driving after a CHP plane spotted him performing stunts and driving at speeds of up to 120 mph in April was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early Friday after crashing his Corvette, injuring himself and a passenger, police said.  

Contra Costa college district may bend sabbatical rules for chancellor's absence
07/21/2014 04:47 PM PDT - District trustees will consider a waiver of policy to bring on a former district administrator, as Chancellor Helen Benjamin takes a pair of one-month stints to study professional development. 

49ers training camp preview: Kaepernick and his new toys
07/21/2014 09:44 PM PDT - Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers pass offense need to be better, and the additions of Stevie Johnson, Brandon Lloyd and Bruce Ellington should help. 

Fremont: Water district drought surcharge adopted
07/21/2014 04:21 PM PDT - Tri-City-area residents of single-family homes now will fall into one of three separate rate structures for each two-month billing cycle. 

San Jose pot clubs fail to get measure on ballot overturning tough new rules
07/21/2014 07:36 PM PDT - Pot clubs who wanted to overturn strict new medical marijuana regulations have failed to get their initiative on the ballot, giving city leaders a victory in the ongoing San Jose weed war. 

Raiders' owner Mark Davis looking for better results
07/21/2014 10:28 PM PDT - As Oakland Raiders report to training camp at the Napa Valley Marriott on Wednesday, coach Dennis Allen is on the hot seat. 

Fremont: Road closure planned near Warm Springs BART
07/21/2014 04:56 PM PDT - From 10 p.m.-5 a.m., Tuesday-Friday, crews will build guard rails on the BART track overpass on South Grimmer Boulevard, between Osgood Road and Fremont Boulevard. 

Antioch: City looking to possible suitors to fill vacant riverfront restaurant
07/21/2014 04:03 PM PDT - Antioch released a proposal request last week for someone with experience to lease and renovate the former Humphrey's on the Delta restaurant at One Marina Plaza. 

Berkeley disability activists receive peace award in emotional ceremony
07/21/2014 03:39 PM PDT - The Berkeley Rotary Club on Wednesday issued its annual Rotary Peace Grove Award to U.S. State Department disability advisor Judith Heumann and the late Ed Roberts, both of whom empowered and led fights for the disabled community. 

2.5-magnitude earthquake strikes near Concord
07/21/2014 03:21 PM PDT - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 struck near Concord this afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  

Drummond: Citizen cellphone videos help monitor police
07/21/2014 11:11 PM PDT - Citizen cellphone videos can be a valuable tool in helping to document possible police abuse.  

Scarlett Johanssen is getting married
07/21/2014 03:12 PM PDT - 'Lucy actress will reportedly marry Romain Dauriac in a few weeks, before their child is due. 

Why Philip Seymour Hoffman did not leave any money to his kids
07/21/2014 03:05 PM PDT - Court documents show Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected his accountant's suggestion that he set aside money for his three children because he didn't want them to be "trust fund" kids.  

Hayward: Boy shot in head Sunday evening
07/21/2014 02:56 PM PDT - A boy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head Sunday evening in Hayward, police said.  

Oakland extends courtesy notices to parking scofflaws
07/21/2014 02:40 PM PDT - OAKLAND -- The city is offering parking scofflaws an extra notice before their cars get the dreaded boot. This month, the city is beginning placing courtesy notices on parked cars with one of more unpaid parking violations. 

Fire displaces three people from El Cerrito home
07/21/2014 02:39 PM PDT - A fire damaged a home's carport in the El Cerrito hills Monday morning, a fire official said.  

CRIME
Hayward: Boy shot in head Sunday evening

A boy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head Sunday evening in Hayward, police said.  
STATE NEWS
California drought: 'Water cops' being hired by Bay Area agencies to root out water waste

While most cities aren't issuing fines yet, new enforcement patrols will be responding to neighbors' complaints about water waste as California's drought worsens. 
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Detroit bankruptcy: Retirees vote for pension cuts

DETROIT (AP) -- Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy, the city announced Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U. 
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