More than 200 people, including dozens of law enforcement and political leaders, gathered at a North Oakland church Wednesday to discuss strategies for increasing trust between police and minority residents  
The Public Works Department office and maintenance facility includes a two-story building totaling 14,316 square feet, and a 3,000-square-foot open canopy  
Meanwhile, the University of California joined the fight against the planned Albany racetrack it was reported Dec. 15, 1939. Secretary of the Regents R.M. Underhill wrote to the State Horse Racing Board saying the regents had instructed him to write in opposition.  
The annual "Shop with a Cop" program in Richmond will again give 40 children age 7 to 13 from low-income families in Richmond a holiday shopping outing at Hilltop Mall, giving each young person $100 to spend as they choose while accompanied by a law enforcement mentor.  
Bay Area Air Quality Management District board says it will propose several rules to cut refinery emissions  
Three men with previous felony convictions were each found guilty Wednesday of two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of two people during a home invasion robbery in East Oakland last year.  
Alameda Civic Ballet's "Nutcracker." Prepare to be transported on a magical journey with Clara and the Nutcracker Prince during the Alameda Civic Ballet's 10th annual celebration of "The Nutcracker" ballet.  
BAM/PFA Farewell Revel. Celebrate the final day of programs at BAM/PGA's Bancroft Way building before their move to their new home in downtown Berkeley with art with Veronica Graham; performances by Kitka, TURFinc, Chris Kallmyer, Dohee Lee, Ligeti's Poème Symphonique; a festive procession to  
Albany Albany Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 846 Masonic Ave. Mercy Brown Bag Dec. 19. At 1:30 p.m. Dec. 23, the movie will be "Elf"; $1. The center will be closed Dec.  
The 30-minute show performed near the Bulb was broadcast as a live stream by a new South San Francisco company called PressureDrop.TV, which is looking to give small- to medium-sized bands a way to get more professionally produced videos online.