Bay Bridge worker sues contractor over noose incident
An African American welder hired to work on the Bay Bridge has filed a lawsuit claiming his supervisor hung a noose near the toll plaza and another worker told him to put it around his neck. James H. Brown filed the racial discrimination suit in January in Alameda County Superior Court against his employer, Bay Bridge contractor Adams & Smith, Inc.
John Nelson Beck, 73, has been missing since Tuesday. Searchers focused on San Francisco beaches Saturday after the family learned Beck had Googled public transit directions to Sutro Baths and Baker Beach shortly before disappearing.
The Oakland Unified School District's board of directors approved in a 6-0 vote KIPP Bay Area School's petition to expand KIPP Bridge Charter School to serve elementary grades beginning in fall 2016.
Oakland Voices: Recent forum on firearms hosted by Rep. Barbara Lee highlights impact and pain caused by gun violence
Bien Cam Tran, 58, was hit by the officer on Aug. 30, 2014 while walking in a crosswalk at Third Avenue and E. 12th Street. He later died in a hospital.
The family of a missing John Nelson Beck, the 73-year-old Alameda man who disappeared Tuesday, believes he may have boarded a BART train in Oakland before his disappearance.
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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
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Kanye West's super strict rules for Yeezy show models
Kanye West had some pretty strict rules for how models at his Yeezy Season 3 fashion extravaganza should display his clothes.