More than $1.1 million collected to promote Measure BB sales tax measure with large contributions from road, rail, paving and transportation companies.  
 
The Phillips 66 Company Rail Spur Extension Project in Santa Maria in San Luis Obispo County envisions bringing in trains with 80 tank cars along several possible routes, including a northern approach through Martinez, Richmond, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, Santa Clara and San Jose.  
 
East Bay Sanctuary Covenant comes to the aid of immigrants in need  
 
Glide Church hosts discussion on fatal shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown  
 
There were four blood stains found on the purse that 14-year-old Tina Faelz carried the day in 1984 that she was stabbed to death walking home from Pleasanton's Foothill High School.  
 
Santa Clara County supervisors fire a department chief for charging travel costs to his own credit card and collecting the reward points for himself.  
 
A mysterious object that appeared on a recent NASA space video has some crying UFO. NASA posted the video of a Oct.  
 
The free all-day music event is noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 25 at El Cerrito High School, 540 Ashbury Ave., a new location following festivals from 2009 to 2011 at the former Windrush School.  
 
Transfer occurs amid complaints of book weeding process  
 
Four candidates share similar views on issues facing district