Ross' love of Oakland and his love of sports intertwined to help bring and nurture professional sports franchises to the Oakland Coliseum  
The number of students graduating from the California State University schools is at an all time high according to a new report, CSU officials announced Monday.  
The bicycle came late to California, probably 20 years later than the rest of the country. And when it came, it wasn't highly regarded as the kind of vehicle that would replace the horse as a reliable mode of transportation.  
"Morbid Desire," an exhibition of Victorian mourning practices, will be on display at the Camron-Stanford House, 1418 Lakeside Drive, on Sundays from Oct. 18 to Nov. 15. In addition, people can experience the wake of Gracie Camron from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24, or express their condolences to Gracie Camron's mother, Alice Camron, and have tea at 2 p.m. Nov. 7 or Nov. 14. The cost for these events is $35 for members, and $45 for nonmembers.  
Breast cancer incidence rates among Marin women, as well as Marin mortality rates due to breast cancer, continue to decline after spiking to alarming rates in the late 1990s, according to a new report by the Cancer Prevention Institute of California.  
A Fremont man who didn't return home after setting out for a ride Tuesday evening in the Hayward hills was found dead Wednesday morning, an East Bay Regional Park District spokeswoman said.  
Golden Gate Bridge and National Park Service officials have worked out a tentative deal that would allow work on a $76 million suicide barrier on the span to move forward.  
Amir Soltani
Seven years in the making, 'Dogtown Redemption,' which follows the lives of three very different recyclers, makes its debut this week at the Mill Valley Film Festival.  
A fisherman at Lake Del Valle discovered a body Wednesday morning believed to be that of a San Francisco man missing since Friday, an East Bay Regional Park District spokeswoman said.  
The man was fatally shot inside his rental car Tuesday night behind an apartment complex not far from Oakland's Lake Merritt, police said.  
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Ronda Rousey: Justin Bieber snubbed my little sis

The mixed martial arts champ says she's still miffed that Bieber refused to take a picture with her sister at the Cannes Film Festival.