Two old school Oakland dining establishments will team up next month when the Merritt Restaurant & Bakery is slated to establish an outpost at the recently shuttered Kwik Way Drive In.  
Congresswoman Barbara Lee isn't happy that President Obama authorized a somewhat broader role for American troops remaining in Afghanistan; also, one of former GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari's only bragging rights is slipping away.  
This will be the 51st lighting of the beacon to commemorate the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese that brought the United States fully into World War II.  
Few details about BMT International Security were thoroughly checked by governments when the company, now accused of fraud, sought public contracts  
CHP Oakland
The California Highway Patrol caught drivers at Port of Oakland while helping out with Ferguson, Missouri, protests in Oakland.  
Laura A. Oda
More than 100 demonstrators opposed to recent police killings of black males, including some protesters who chained themselves together inside trains, shut down the West Oakland BART station for more than two hours Friday, stopping service to and from San Francisco.  
Craig Alderson and his partner, Vanessa Tait, are constructing the straw-bale dwelling for Tait's mother.  
The 23-year-old man and 26-year-old female were parked in a dirt turnout off Grizzly Peak Road when three men -- two armed with handguns and the other with a baseball bat -- accosted them and demanded money.  
While the majority of demonstrators have been peaceful, many Oakland businesses have been vandalized since Ferguson, Missouri, authorities announced Monday that police Officer Darren Wilson would not be prosecuted for fatally shooting Michael Brown, who was unarmed.  
Kristopher Skinner
David Miller and son Emerson, 12, of El Cerrito, step up to the table to receive a simulated supply of medicine during an emergency training drill in El Cerrito on Nov. 20. Local health departments across the Bay Area participated in a regional drill this week to better prepare their communities in the event of a large-scale health emergency. As part of the exercise, which simulated an anthrax bioterrorism attack, public health departments practiced activities such as the delivery of emergency supplies and mock "point-of-dispensing" sites where life-saving medication would be distributed to the public.  
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Review: 'Far Cry 4' takes players to new heights -- literally

The latest in the Ubisoft series places players in a Himalayan kingdom, where they fight a dictator, scale mountain cliffs and dodge rampaging elephants.