Slain Emeryville man found in Plumas County remembered as insightful, nature-loving

Five days after a 20-year-old student was killed in a mysterious and bizarre incident in Plumas County, his Antioch family is still struggling to cope with the news of his death. 
Suspects arrested in Ripon are from Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward and Union City  
Board takes no action after closed session meeting Wednesday. A petition of almost 1,000 signatures called for the trustees to "suspend without pay or fire the library director."  
A large whale carcass found lodged under an Alameda pier in the Oakland Estuary this week was towed away Thursday morning to a remote location where scientists can determine a cause of death, according to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito.  
Steven Huss to manage Walnut Creek's public art program. Previously, Huss was Oakland's cultural arts manager, overseeing its public art, grants for the arts, and other cultural initiatives, with an average annual arts division budget of $3 million.  
The Weeknd performs Dec. 5 at Oracle Arena, Dec. 6 at SAP Center.  
Stunned Vallejo neighbors expressed surprise and anger as national media swarmed the home of the father of a man suspected with shooting to death a television reporter and cameraman during a live broadcast Wednesday morning from a shopping center in Virginia.  
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A suspected attacker was killed and a police officer injured in an officer-involved shooting in Oakland's Adams Point neighborhood Thursday morning.  
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Two fires involving power lines were put out by fire crews Thursday morning before they did major damage, fire officials said.  
A speeding stop north of Santa Rosa turned into a sizable marijuana seizure when 225 pounds of pot were found in a vehicle along Highway 101 Tuesday afternoon.