Oakland firefighters control house blaze

Firefighters extinguished a one-alarm house fire Monday night on Short Street in Oakland, a fire dispatcher said. 
The ex-girlfriend of accused killer Darnell Williams, who faces the death penalty for the deaths of killing Alaysha Carradine, 8, and Anthony Medearis Jr., testified against him Monday.  
Judge Julia Spain's order transferring control of the Tribune Tower and other Oakland properties and assets to a court-appointed receiver is the latest legal blow to Thomas Henderson, a 67-year-old Oakland resident, who has portrayed himself as a selfless job creator, but has been hounded by creditors and accused of bad faith dealings from former business partners.  
The 21-year-old man was shot in North Oakland not far from his home.  
Four contenders are seeking election in November to the District 9 seat being vacated by Loni Hancock that serves the area west of the East Bay hills from San Leandro on the south to Rodeo on the north and includes Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond.  
A 20-year-old Oakland man was in custody after his arrest last week on suspicion of burglary, auto theft and possession of burglary tools, police said.  
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The man beaten by two Alameda County sheriff's deputies late last year and arrested by the FBI Friday appeared at a closed hearing in federal court Monday, according to reports.  
Police said the woman's speeding car hit a wall in East Oakland.  
Officers responded to reports of gunfire in the 6000 block of Idaho Street at 1:54 p.m. and found the man unresponsive at the scene, Oakland police Officer Kyle Hazen said. Paramedics provided emergency care but eventually pronounced the man dead at the scene.  
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President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, led students Sunday in a community project aimed to spruce up an Oakland campus that is home to five schools.  
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Review: 'Satchmo' goes behind Louis Armstrong's happy facade

The solo show 'Satchmo' by Terry Teachout depicts jazz legend Louis Armstrong reflecting on his bittersweet life and music; it plays at American Conservatory Theater through Feb. 7