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Richmond refinery incident draws criticism

The fire in the sky that emanated from Chevron's Richmond refinery Thursday night not only alarmed residents and elected leaders but cast fresh doubt on the area's medical emergency response capacity in the event of a major accident at the refinery.  
(Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
Oakland: Sign honoring slain officers vandalized

A highway sign dedicated to four Oakland police officers killed in 2009 was ripped from its post on Interstate 580 and tagged with a red "X," a police captain said Friday.  
(Bill Wippert)
Raiders, Bills happy with top picks

The Oakland Raiders watched the Buffalo Bills select wide receiver Sammy Watkins one spot ahead of them in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, leaving them with linebacker Khalil Mack 
Bill Wippert
The Oakland Raiders watched the Buffalo Bills select wide receiver Sammy Watkins one spot ahead of them in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, leaving them with linebacker Khalil Mack  
 
 
Doug Duran
Stephen Curry's 11 fourth-quarter points lift Golden State Warriors to 114-109 win over Oklahoma City  
 
 
Pacing is deliberate, but readers' patience sure to pay off  
 
 
Southwest Airlines has announced that it will restore daily nonstop flights from Oakland to both New Orleans and Nashville, beginning June 7. One-way fares start at $149.  
 
 
ARIC CRABB
After teaching herself to program iPhone gaming apps and get them posted on Apple's app store, the Fremont teen is using them -- along with a crowd-funding campaign she began this year on her website, Rizikitoto -- to raise money for African orphans so they can become self sufficient.
 
 
 
A sheriff's deputy was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting a man at San Francisco General Hospital and then lying in a police report to say the man attacked him, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said.  
 
 
 
The restoration of U.S. relations with the island nation of Cuba is a bold move that is long overdue. But, as is the case with any major foreign policy shift, it is a complex matter and the devil is in the details.