Library offers free series of programs this month with tips about how to learn about your family history, your home's history or how to preserve family heirlooms and mementos  
Kelvin Govan,
A 29-year-old Oakland man who crashed his car during a police chase and left behind his injured 6-year-old daughter is wanted on multiple charges including child endangerment, police said Friday.  
When Rob Selna moved to his historic Temescal neighborhood a few years ago, he faced a common problem impacting many Oakland neighborhoods, but especially residents living near freeways - graffiti, abandoned homes, crime, and frequent illegal dumping. Rather than playing a tedious dance with garbage dumpers - they toss their trash at night, neighbors pick up in the morning - Selna proposed something a little more unorthodox: building a community gardens and park on top of the dumping site to permanently abate the blight.  
Investigators believe a suspect with a history of similar crimes who is being held on a parole violation while police investigate an August sexual assault in Oakland might have convinced other women to have sex for job considerations  
Newark explores options for rebuilding City Hall; free financial planning available Saturday in Oakland  
Police arrest man and woman after serving search warrant on Scenic Avenue  
Courtesy of Greg Ryder
NewCo, a conference highlighting mission-driven companies and organizations, is including Oakland for the first time, dedicating a whole day of what has in previous years been a San Francisco-only event on Thursday. "Oakland has really deeply leaned into the core vision of NewCo, which is positive change," event co-founder John Battelle said.  
The injury happened while firefighters fought a two-alarm residential structure blaze in East Oakland.  
The California wine industry likely stands to benefit from a trade pact that was reached last week by the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries writing new commerce rules for nearly 40 percent of the world's gross domestic product.  
I can order flowers from my phone and receive a text about Donald Trump's tax plan. But what I really want -- a few seconds of warning before an earthquake strikes -- is still elusive in the U.S.  
(Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
Living like 'The Golden Girls': Shared housing for seniors a practical option

Home-sharing that includes splitting expenses, divvying up chores and keeping each other company has become an increasingly popular option for older single people who want to maintain independence, yet don't want to live alone.