North Oakland: Woman found dead in burning SUV in apparent homicide

A body of a woman was found inside a burning SUV in North Oakland Friday night and her death is being investigated as a homicide, police said.  
Marin man loses appellate ruling in motorcycle erection lawsuit
A Sausalito man who lost a lawsuit over an erection has had his hopes for justice deflated once again.  

Database: Homicides in Oakland 2001-2012

See where Oakland homicides have occurred, and information on the victims, from Jan. 1, 2001 to Dec. 31, 2012. 
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Police: San Jose, Gilroy residents arrested in Riverside County kidnapping and pimping scheme

Five people from Gilroy and San Jose were arrested in Southern California over the weekend after they kidnapped a Compton woman at gunpoint and tried to force her into prostitution in Riverside County, authorities said. 
Map: Robberies in Oakland police beats

Search our map to find where the most robberies occurred in Oakland from Jan. 1, 2013 to April 9, 2013. 
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Seasoned Collector: Holiday 2015 historic home tours, antique shopping

Holiday events are scheduled at historic Bay Area homes, from McConaghy House in Hayward to Ainsley House in Campbell. Plus, a roundup of holiday teas and shopping events.