• Royals beat A's in wild-card game - 10/01/2014 12:10 AM PDT
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    Traffic was flowing Tuesday morning over the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge as commuters got a first up-close glimpse of the span's signature 525-foot tower.  
     
     
    D. ROSS CAMERON
    The Pride parade came into existence 43 years ago as a reaction to the Stonewall incident, during which New York cops beat up several drag queens in a gay bar. This year's event took its marching orders from a slightly more exalted law enforcement entity -- the U.S. Supreme Court.  
     
     
    Dan Honda
    Bay Area homebuilders Lori and David Sanson, co-founders of DeNova Homes in Concord, have a long history of involvement in charitable causes. Besides giving of their time and money to various nonprofits, the couple builds transitional housing for the homeless through their collaboration with the nonprofit HomeAid of Northern California.  
     
     
    From 10 p.m.-5 a.m., Tuesday-Friday, crews will build guard rails on the BART track overpass on South Grimmer Boulevard, between Osgood Road and Fremont Boulevard.  
     
     
    Monthlong Oakland project will explore the challenges of living in a rough 'Deep East' neighborhood.  
     
     
     
     
    ( RAY CHAVEZ )
    Review: Oakland's vegetarian Encuentro expands and delights

    Oakland's Encuentro takes an inspired approach to vegetarian and vegan cuisine, coming up with creative, seasonal fare that's hearty enough to satisfy any omnivore.