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More 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' details released

05/04/2015 10:11 AM PDT
J.J. Abrams gives up new details in Vanity Fair article 
Thompson: Stephen Curry's long road to MVP
05/04/2015 09:11 AM PDT - The player you see now -- the Most Valuable Player of the NBA -- wasn't always this player, not even close 

New princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
05/04/2015 09:43 AM PDT - Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, honor William s parents and grandmother 

Warriors' Stephen Curry is NBA's MVP
05/04/2015 10:13 AM PDT - Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry wins the NBA Most Valuable Player award. 

Oakland: Man fatally shot in Fruitvale district
05/04/2015 07:55 AM PDT - Police said the 38-year-old construction may have been killed by robbers outside his East Oakland residence Sunday night. 

Livermore: $8,000 raised for family of mother, daughter killed in crash
05/04/2015 10:08 AM PDT - A fundraising website to help the family of two victims killed when a car driven by a suspected drunken driver crashed into an apartment complex raised nearly $8,000 by mid-Monday morning. The Alameda County Coroner's Office identified the victims Monday as 46-year-old Esperanza Morales-Rodriguez and her 1-year-old daughter Yulidia Perez-Morales.  

Carly Fiorina announces presidential bid
05/04/2015 06:35 AM PDT - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former technology executive Carly Fiorina announced she's running for president, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was set to launch his bid as well on Monday, as the Republican field of hopefuls expands once more. 

Purdy: Rory McIlroy reiterates dominance with 10th PGA Tour victory
05/03/2015 11:41 PM PDT - McIlroy wins WGC-Cadillac Match Play tournament in San Francisco with clutch performance in semifinals 

Tributes to Dave Goldberg continue to pour in by way of social media
05/03/2015 09:37 PM PDT - The CEO of SurveyMonkey and the husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg died suddenly Friday night while reportedly traveling abroad with Sandberg.  

Muhammad cartoon contest shooting: 2 gunmen killed
05/03/2015 07:33 PM PDT - Authorities in a Dallas suburb say two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a contest for cartoons depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed.  

Health care: Illegal immigrants would get Medi-Cal under California bill
05/03/2015 07:09 PM PDT - On Monday, controversial California legislation that would extend health care coverage to immigrants who are in the country illegally heads to a key vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee.  

Kawakami: It's adding up to Warriors championship
05/03/2015 10:49 PM PDT - If the Golden State Warriors continue to play at this level, an NBA championship will be theirs.  

Draymond Green's new challenge
05/03/2015 10:42 PM PDT - After dealing with New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis in the first round of the NBA playoffs, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green finds himself in the post defending against Memphis Grizzlies big men Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph.  

Warriors' Curry to be named NBA MVP
05/03/2015 09:48 PM PDT - Golden State star will be announced Monday as NBA MVP 

Thompson: Warriors' depth overwhelms Grizzlies
05/03/2015 10:49 PM PDT - With the Golden State Warriors' deep supporting cast, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson don't always have to carry the load.  

Grizzlies' Tony Allen is target of Oracle fan fury
05/03/2015 10:42 PM PDT - Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen walks through a kids' dance routine during a timeout and becomes the target of boos from Warriors fans the rest of the day.  

Sonny Gray, on the wild side, pitches A's to victory
05/03/2015 10:49 PM PDT - Sonny Gray allows seven walks but stretches his scoreless-innings streak against Texas to 232/3, beating the Rangers 7-1 with the help of Stephen Vogt's two home runs 

Giants' Tim Lincecum helped by two homers to start bottom of first
05/03/2015 10:49 PM PDT - Nori Aoki and Joe Panik homer to open the bottom of the first and Tim Lincecum pitches eight scoreless innings to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels 

Concord: Magnitude-3.6 quake rattles region amid swarm of smaller tremors
05/03/2015 06:55 PM PDT - A total of six earthquakes with a magnitude of at least 1.5 shook the Bay Area over the course of a few hours, the largest being a 3.6-magnitude quake at 3:13 p.m. about 1 kilometer south of Concord, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. 

Girl dies after swing set breaks suddenly
05/03/2015 03:11 PM PDT - Authorities in a Phoenix suburb say a 7-year-old girl is dead and a 14-year-old girl is hospitalized after a backyard swing set broke apart.  

Warriors dominate Grizzlies to easily win Game 1
05/03/2015 10:49 PM PDT - Stephen Curry scored 22 points as the Warriors dominated Memphis in a 101-86 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Sunday 

Tiger Woods, Lindsay Vonn breaking up
05/03/2015 01:36 PM PDT - Golf star Tiger Woods and skiing sensation Lindsay Vonn both use social media to announce they are breaking up after a relationship that lasted nearly three years 

Falcon defense: Mount Diablo Park rangers ticket intruders into peregrine nesting area
05/03/2015 04:40 PM PDT - People get too close to falcon nests in exploring Castle Rock area in state park 

Fatal crash claims mother, toddler
05/03/2015 06:47 PM PDT - A 35-year-old Livermore man is expected to be charged with vehicular manslaughter after allegedly driving drunk into an apartment complex and killing a mother and her 14-month-old daughter, police said Sunday. 

Grizzlies' Mike Conley sitting out Game 1 against Golden State Warriors
05/03/2015 12:03 PM PDT - Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, recovering from facial surgery, will miss Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors 

Rory McIlroy wins three matches Sunday for match-play title
05/03/2015 10:48 PM PDT - Rory McIlroy defeats Gary Woodland in the final after dispatching Paul Casey then rallying furiously past Jim Furyk in the WGC-Cadillac Match Play tournament at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. 

Fight night: Pacquiao fought with injured shoulder, Mayweather wins decision
05/03/2015 10:34 AM PDT - The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn't the best. 

California lawmakers consider statewide regulation of marijuana dispensaries
05/03/2015 09:28 AM PDT - The California Legislature is considering multiple -- and conflicting -- plans to impose the first major statewide restrictions on medical marijuana dispensaries and growers. 

Lafayette: Highway 24 crash injures one, shuts down lanes
05/03/2015 07:46 AM PDT - One person suffered major injuries and another was arrested early Sunday morning after a two-car crash, the California Highway Patrol said. 

Review: Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean delight in inaugural Levi's Stadium show
05/03/2015 10:59 AM PDT - Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean performed the first-ever concert at the new home of the 49ers. 

CRIME
Oakland: Man fatally shot in Fruitvale district

Police said the 38-year-old construction may have been killed by robbers outside his East Oakland residence Sunday night. 
STATE NEWS
Tributes to Dave Goldberg continue to pour in by way of social media

The CEO of SurveyMonkey and the husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg died suddenly Friday night while reportedly traveling abroad with Sandberg.  
NATIONAL NEWS
Famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces White House campaign

Retired surgeon Ben Carson declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, resting his longshot bid on his vision of the nation as "a place of dreams" where people can thrive when freed from an overbearing government.  
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More 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' details released

05/04/2015 10:11 AM PDT
J.J. Abrams gives up new details in Vanity Fair article 
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'An Ember in the Ashes' poised to set YA market afire

After a launch party April 28 at Kepler's Books, Sabaa Tahir of Mountain View will embark on a seven-city national book tour; and Paramount has already snapped up the movie rights in a seven-figure deal and foreign rights have been sold in 24 countries.