For the price of a toy, yachtless people can join in the 39th Annual Lighted Yacht Parade at Oakland's Jack London Square on Dec. 5. Passengers will board at Alameda's Main Street Terminal.  
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Many in Oakland and across the Bay Area are struggling to maintain stable living situations as housing prices and rents continue to rise. Event is free and open to the public.  
Teen actors depict Marines grappling with life on and off the battlefield.  
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The East Bay is well-represented with Gov. Jerry Brown, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Richmond Mayor Tom Butt all attending the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this week to advocate that local governments across the world adopt policies to prevent global climate change, a bottom-up approach to pressure slow-moving federal and international agencies to match their efforts.  
The two residents of the East Oakland home where the fire erupted in the kitchen Tuesday afternoon were not home when the blaze started.  
Police said the man did not stop after his Toyota pickup hit a woman in an East Oakland crosswalk.  
Our monthly tradition continues as we unveil the works of California cartoonist Tom Meyer from November 2015, and to be sure, Gov. Jerry Brown is among the highlights.  
Hollywood producer and an Oakley native Eric Kohler remained the object of a search by the Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday, a week after he went missing.  
California's latest water conservation numbers may not appear as impressive as in past months, but residents are exceeding a long-term order to use less during the historic drought, a state official said.  
The latest test results on how much of a powerful neurotoxin remains in California's Dungeness and rock crab will be disclosed at a state hearing to be held Thursday at the request of two North Bay lawmakers.  
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A twist on the classic Hanukkah feast from sweet potato latkes to peanut butter sufganiyot

Celebrate the feast of lights -- Hanukkah -- with twists on tradition, from butternut-sweet potato latkes to zengoula, fried olives and chocolate-glazed sufganiyot with peanut butter cream.