Three Hayward men sentenced to prison for 2008 homicide at Fremont wedding reception

Hector Sandoval, 24, Jason Mejia, 27, and Richard Lopez, 24, all of Hayward, pleaded guilty in September to various charges in connection with the Feb. 16, 2008 fatal shooting of Francisco Sanchez, 35, of Livermore during an altercation at Niles Banquet Hall in Fremont.  
Port of Oakland tests night and Saturday trucking hours in effort to cut down on costly waits to drop off and pick up cargo on the marine terminals.  
OAKLAND -- A 50-year-old man was shot in the face inside his East Oakland home Wednesday night by a would-be robber, police said Thursday.The man was in stable condition Thursday at a hospital.  
Two burglary suspects' foray into the waters of the Brookfield Recreation Center pool in East Oakland followed a messy getaway from a Verizon store at the Westgate Shopping Center in San Leandro, where they are accused of stealing Apple iPads.  
An interfaith group demanded Wednesday that charges be dropped against the so-called Black Friday 14, who allegedly disrupted BART service by chaining themselves to trains at the West Oakland station on Nov. 28, 2014, as part of nationwide "Black Lives Matter" protests.  
A 1995 Nissan traveling east on Quail Avenue east of Lake Chabot Road veered into a retaining wall, injuring the 66-year-old driver, who was transported to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.  
A three-vehicle crash, which occurred around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday on Vasco Road about a mile south of Camino Diablo, injured five people and apparently was caused when one vehicle attempted a U-turn and was hit by another vehicle.  
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Bay Area Air Quality Management District proposes six refinery rules to curb emissions but environmentalists and refiners sharply criticize plan.  
Jon Kawamoto
U.S. Coast Guard boarding teams from the Cutter Bertholf spent two days searching submarine-like vessel used by suspected drug traffickers during deployment, which ended Tuesday when the ship returned to its homeport in Alameda  
Laura A. Oda
Rapposelli became the Hornet's executive director on Nov. 2. She was previously chief operating officer of Oakland's Chabot Space & Science Center for 10 years. Not only is the 50-year-old Rapposelli the first woman to hold the top job at the Hornet, she's the first whose background includes working in a museum-like facility. She's also the first who has not served in the military.  
(Karen d'Souza)
Gift guide: Five best ideas for busy moms

From a spa day in a box to grownup coloring books, here are five fab finds for the stressed-out mom in your life.