( JANE TYSKA )
Drummond: Recent spike in Oakland killings
Oakland had a big drop in homicides earlier this year but a Fall spike has erased many of those gains. Oakland Police officials say police brutality protests have drawn manpower away from Ceasefire violence prevention program
( LM Otero )
49ers release McDonald after claim of sexual assault
Troubled defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been released from the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, hours after police announced that a woman claimed he sexually assaulted her at his home earlier this week.
Richmond cop with pounds of marijuana won't face charges
A Richmond police K-9 officer found with marijuana in his home earlier this year likely won't be charged with a crime, authorities said, but his future return to the police force remains undetermined.
( Ed Zurga )
Raiders' Carr nurses injury
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was limited in practice Wednesday because of a thumb injury he suffered against the Chiefs.
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DVDs: "Guardians" a great, fun sci-fi romp; "Angriest Man" awful
12/17/2014 06:58 PM PST
"Guardians of the Galaxy"I loved this movie.I loved it so much I did something I hardly ever do: I willingly watched it twice. I might even see it a third time.
Best of 2014: Our Top 10 jazz CDs
From newcomers Mario Castro and Marquis Hill to legends Chick Corea and Sonny Rollins, here is our list of the year's best jazz recordings.
Sony cancels 'The Interview' theatrical release
Hacked company responds to theater chains declining to screen movie over threats of terrorist attacks.