• Home sales, prices jump across Bay Area - 05/21/2015 06:50 PM PDT
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    Garbage rates will go up 8.49 percent Aug. 1 for San Leandro customers served by Alameda County Industries.  
     
    Laura A. Oda
    Michael Morgan gazed wistfully across the Calvin Simmons Theatre, the concert hall in the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center where the maestro for years skillfully guided ensembles.  
     
    The Bay Area added 17,200 jobs during April, fueled by big job gains in Santa Clara County that were par with the level of the South Bay's job gains during the dot-com era, an indication of the strength of the region's economic expansion.  
     
    The California Department of Education on Thursday unveiled the new score reports, a two-page sheet that will be mailed to all parents about three months after all their children's tests are completed, perhaps in late summer or early fall.  
     
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    Plane wreckage found a day after pilot took off  
     
    A second man has been sentenced to federal prison in connection to a brutal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan outside of Dodger Stadium in 2011.  
     
    A federal grand jury is investigating ties between executives with California's largest utility and state regulators, a newspaper reported Friday.  
     
    Public defender requests continuance; judge schedules next hearing for June 2  
     
    Douglas Zimmerman
    A weekend closure planned for Doyle Drive in San Francisco has been postponed after concerns were raised about the readiness of fire, ventilation, communication and other systems inside tunnels that are part of the $1 billion project.  
     
    Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group
    For decades, Richmond was a center for black life in the Bay Area and home to many Baptist churches, blues and jazz clubs and black-owned businesses. But over the past two decades, many black families have moved out of the city, forced out by high crime, redevelopment and a lack of jobs. Now that things are finally improving, black residents face being displaced through gentrification.  
     
     
    (Herb Greene)
    Friday's TV picks: Grateful Dead fans, get a load of this

    'The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir' chronicles Weir's journey from his youth in Palo Alto to global fame in documentary on Netflix. Plus, Thomas Middleditch of 'Silicon Valley' drums up laughs on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!' 
    ( Jeffrey R. Staab )
    David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

    Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set.