Plans to build 128 units of housing on a vacant portion of the El Cerrito Plaza shopping center will be discussed at two meetings next week. The Creekside Walk residential project is proposed for a site of about 3 acres at the southeast corner of the center near the border with Albany.  
One person was killed and two others were critically injured in a three-car crash Friday evening in West Oakland, authorities said.  
The June 4 panel, to include city and schools officials, will discuss nutrition issues, program funding, parent involvement, and the impact of the recently enacted city tax on the distribution of sodas and other sweetened beverages on school district nutrition programs.  
BART 19th Street Station renewal to be highlighted June 4-5 at the station.  
The ongoing issue of bad air due to West Berkeley's asphalt and steel plants, traffic, and multiple construction sites was raised by several participants who said they have tried to work with the city and regulatory agencies without success.  
Emma Harper will walk San Francisco's PurpleStride 2015 on Sunday, in honor of her father who was diagnosed with neuroendocrine pancreatic earlier this year. Her team has raised almost $15,000 for cancer research, patient support and advocacy for a cure.  
Josie Lepe
Championship title would be sweet for Sweetie.  
One of the country's biggest real estate companies is betting that Oakland's economic boom will continue.  
A man with paranoid schizophrenia who was arrested and put in mental hospitals nine times before he fatally beat a Berkeley homeowner in his own driveway was sentenced Friday to 33 years to life in a state mental hospital at a hearing where the victim's family demanded a systematic change in how the government treats the mental ill and violent.  
A 22-year-old carjacking suspect was arrested on Thursday in Richmond after a brief high-speed pursuit, authorities said.  
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Michael Jackson's ranch can be yours for $100 million

'Thriller’ singer’s amusement parks rides are gone, and property now called Sycamore Valley Ranch.