Talk Back: Fighting ISIS
Do you believe in the U.S. strategy in its fight against ISIS?

(Tell us why or why not?)
(Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
Oakland to choose developer to restore Henry J. Kaiser center

Michael Morgan gazed wistfully across the Calvin Simmons Theatre, the concert hall in the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center where the maestro for years skillfully guided ensembles. 
(Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group)
Hayward Unified, teachers reach tentative contract

Hayward Unified School District reached a deal with the teachers union giving educators their first raise in eight years before the 2013-14 school year. 
(Mercury News archives)
Vandals damage dam, 50 million gallons of water lost

Enough water to support 500 homes for one year spilled into the Bay on Thursday after vandals damaged a water district dam in Fremont, officials said.  
William Shultz, 18, of Discovery Bay
(Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office)
Arraignment postponed for teen accused of killing boy

Public defender requests continuance; judge schedules next hearing for June 2 
(Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
Despite dangers, downtown Oakland still home for nesting birds

05/22/2015 11:06 PM PDT
It would seem downtown Oakland is not for the birds, but try telling them that. This nesting season, the birds returned a few weeks early in February and quickly got to work on the next generation of seasonal downtown dwellers. If the birds don't care, bird watchers here increasingly do.  
( Jeffrey R. Staab )
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.