Pleasanton: One woman's clutter is a whole city's historical bounty

Pleasanton woman bequeaths her house and all her property to the city of Pleasanton; city this past week formally accepted, though didn't honor, her desire to make the Queen Anne-style house a museum. But her amazingly well-preserved photos, legal documents and other everyday items will find loving homes.  
Oakland: Man fatally shot in East Oakland
OAKLAND -- A man was fatally shot Sunday morning in East Oakland's Laurel district, police said.Officers responded at 10:11 a.m. to the 3600 block of Brown Avenue, Oakland police Officer James Moore said. 

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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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7