California teachers earned an average of about $85,000 per year in salary and benefits last year, while 100 superintendents made more than $250,000 each, according to data provided by hundreds of school districts statewide.  
 
Spanish soccer rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid to appear this weekend in Bay Area, including final game at Candlestick Park.  
 
The Niners on Friday released the prices for its much-touted gourmet concessions a week ahead of the first sporting event at the $1.3 billion football palace, and fans who already had to fork over huge fees to get into the games won't be getting a break on grub or brews.  
 
The summers's first significant scorcher was expected Friday with temps of 106 degrees to hit in some areas including Livermore and Brentwood.  
 
The death of Bijan Madjlessi, the Mill Valley real estate developer mired in criminal fraud investigations and civil litigation, was accidental, authorities confirmed Thursday.  
 
Man killed by an electric shock while apparently stripping copper wire from an abandoned West Oakland warehouse has been identified as Aaron Madacsi, 40.  
 
Police on Friday were searching for a gunman who opened fire on an auto repossession agent who was towing a car away in West Oakland.  
 
Authorities in Northern California are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a fourth suspect in connection with a bank robbery that spun into a police chase and deadly shootout.  
 
Missing East Palo Alto resident Henry James Scott, who suffers from high blood pressure and dementia. was found safe on a bus in Oakland on Thursday morning.  
 
The Terminator is back again, and this time scenes for Arnold's fifth movie will be shot inside the Oracle headquarters in Redwood Shores -- starting next week.  
 
 
This barren, desert prison is where O.J. Simpson lives

Some here call it the 'O.J. House,' the only gated community in a vast stretch of desert rich in gold and silver, pioneer trails and proud, isolated towns north of Reno. 
Flora Grubb: What makes a landscape award-worthy

Flora Grubb of the chic San Francisco nursery Flora Grubb Gardens was tapped to help choose the five Best Professional Landscape finalists in this year's national online Considered Design Awards competition, presented by Remodelista.com (for interiors) and by Gardenista.com (for outdoor designs). Here Grubb shares ideas on winning landscapes, and we meet this category's three Bay Area competition finalists.  
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Surprise! Justin Bieber in news for his music

The troubled singer releases clips of 11 new tracks on Instagram, hinting at prospect of new album.