Oakland police free kidnapped businessman
The victim abducted at gunpoint Thursday night and held for ransom in another city was freed by police Friday morning and the two suspects arrested after a car chase and crash, authorities said.
Garbage rates will go up 8.49 percent Aug. 1 for San Leandro customers served by Alameda County Industries.
Hayward Unified School District and its teachers union are meeting with a mediator after the union declared an impasse.
A 19-year-old man in jail on charges of robbing an 81-year-old woman in Oakland has confessed to a second robbery in Hayward of a 66-year-old woman, according to court documents.
The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge will close this weekend for the second time this month as Caltrans crews continue to resurface and treat the deck structure, as well as perform maintenance repairs.
Five vehicles, including a motorcycle, were involved in a crash that backed up freeway traffic for miles and slowed the morning commute Monday, the California Highway Patrol said.
Travel Top 10: Summer hot spots
Orbitz's list of the top summer destinations for 2015 is topped by Las Vegas and a slew of sunny beaches.
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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in
Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.